Tuesday, 2 December 2014

John Kiernan: Astraeus - Of Oceans - magnificent progressive metal

I hope to catch up with John Kiernan at NAMM 2015 at the Ernie Ball Booth.. with camera and video in hand.

John Kiernan's official video for the song "Astraeus" off of "Of Oceans"!

John Kiernan's "Of Oceans" ALBUM OUT NOW!
• iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/of-...
• Bandcamp: johnkiernanmusic.bandcamp.com
• Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/3W1j3ZZ...

John Kiernan: Of Oceans

1. The Hit 01:07
2. Of Oceans 04:09
3. Awakening 04:02
4. Astraeus 03:41
5. Fury Of The Storm 05:06
6. Farewell 04:10
7. Better Off Alone (Feat. Syka) 02:53

Watch this and other of John's videos at:

Check out more music here!
• Website: www.johnkiernanmusic.com
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnkiernanmusic
• Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jkiernanguitar

Filmed and produced by Rob Acocella/DIGImmortal Phot0

Recorded/Programmed by John Kiernan at The Grind Studios
Mixed/Mastered by Tre Watson

John is endorsed with:

• Ernie Ball Music Man (EBMM): www.music-man.com
• Gravity Guitar Picks: www.gravitypicks.com
• Pro Tone Pedals: www.protonepedals.com

Ernie Ball Music Man JP 12-7, Line 6 POD HD 500
John Kiernan - Astraeus (Official Music Video)

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Gustavo Assis-Brasil: Chromatic Extravaganza #1 - 12 tone blues - the king of hybridification

CHROMATIC ETUDE based on 12 tone rows
transcription PDF available at www.GustavoAssisBrasil.com

Chromatic Extravaganza #1 - 12 tone blues - GUSTAVO ASSIS-BRASIL

Doug Aldrich, Jack Blades, Deen Castronovo: Revolution Saints - new album release details - guest solo Neal Schon

Revolution Saints
Frontiers Music srl
20 February 2015
Release date:
EU: February 20th 2015
NA: February 24th 2015


Tracklisting: Back On My Trail; Turn Back Time; You're Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda); Locked Out Of Paradise; Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon); Dream On; Don't Walk Away; Here Forever; Strangers To This Life; Better World; How To Mend A Broken Heart; In The Name Of The Father (Fernando's Song). Bonus tracks (deluxe edition only): You Are Not Alone (Arnel Pineda version); Way To The Sun (Doug Aldrich version); You Are Not Alone (Deen Castronovo Version).
DVD content: Making of the Album documentary; Turn Back Time (videoclip); Back On My Trail (videoclip); Here Forever (videoclip); Way to the Sun (lyric video)
Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich. Put these three titans together in a band and you have REVOLUTION SAINTS.
Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English and more, Deen's excellent vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release. On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases. On guitar, Doug Aldrich was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. Doug, who just left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010s critically acclaimed "Forevermore" release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of today’s most respected guitarists.

You can tell by the name - and the names involved - that REVOLUTION SAINTS is not going to be your average rock 'n roll band. The record brings back the classic melodic rock style to where it should be: inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and musicianship to die for. Simply put, it is completely badass.

The project is the vision of Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project where Deen would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Deen, Jack and Doug on board together was a dream come true for Perugino. With production overseen by in-house Frontiers man, Alessandro Del Vecchio (who also contributed to the songwriting and played keyboards on the album), the recording process took place in Portland, OR during the summer of 2014.

REVOLUTION SAINTS' music is played with a heart and soul and that highlights the passion and the enthusiasm of three of the best rock and all-around musicians in the game today.
Truly, this will be a release that you cannot miss!

Deen Castronovo: lead vocals, drums
Jack Blades: bass, vocals on Turn Back Time and Way To The Sun
Doug Aldrich: guitars

Alessandro Del Vecchio: keyboards, backing vocals, vocals on Way To The Sun
Arnel Pineda – co-lead vocals on You're Not Alone
Neal Schon – guitar solo on Way To The Sun
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio

Xander Demos: new track from compilation from Online Metal Promo

Xander Demos has contributed a track to a newly released compilation from Online Metal Promo and the Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show. Xander joins 52 artists, including Ron Keel, Nitro, Benedictum and more, on the free download.

The free compilation includes a mix of 52 current, advanced and unreleased original songs from established and up and coming bands from the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil and France. Acts include Ron Keel, Nitro, Benedictum, Oblivion, Reverence, Sparta and more. The compilation is available for free download at


Xander Demos has contributed his track, "Under A Darkened Sky," which originally appeared on his critically acclaimed album, Guitarcadia. The track was mixed by CJ Snare of Firehouse, and features vocals from Kevin Rasel, who cowrote the song with Demos.

Xander will also contribute tracks to the upcoming Versailles Records compilation releases, Guitar Wizards Vol. 3 and 4 and We Will Rock You: A Tribute To Queen.

The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show is hosted by Mike "The Big Cheese" Catricola. He plays host to “Classic 80′S Underground…Playing The Best Of All the Rest.. Heavy Metal the Way It Was Meant To Be!” For more information, visit http://www.theheavymetalmayhemshow.com.

Robbert Hanenberg: Marshall JVM410h - Improvising over Heaven

Improvising over Heaven - Bryan Adams - Marshall JVM410h
Robbert Hanenberg
Recorded through a Marshall jvm410h.

Richie Kotzen: Canyon Club - 2014

With two shows to go ending an outstanding solo tour, Richie Kotzen brought the show to the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA for more than two hours of soulful singing and blazing guitar licks in a one of a kind performance.

Richie Kotzen - Live from the Canyon Club - November 23rd, 2014

Nick Johnston, Sam Coulson: first Skype interview from a new series by Sam Coulson

Talking guitar with the amazing Nick Johnston!


This is the first Skype interview I have conducted but I'm planning on doing more.
Sam Coulson interviews Nick Johnston

Tristan Klein: Korg Nuvibe - Ripping and Gripping

there's some voodoo inside that box...nuvibe + MXR GT-OD in front of the amp, the signal goes to the torpedo reload and is processed by wall of sound ( bogner XTC + Ribon 160

Korg Nuvibe by Tristan Klein

Jack Gardiner, Mikio Fujioka: Jam - Gaki Event 2014 - Tokyo

Konnichi-wa Youtube!
What an amazing experience Japan was last week. Without a doubt, my favourite place on the planet! I have to say a massive thank-you to all of the people that supported me over in Tokyo. Especially Shun Nokina for making it all possible.

Here is a little jam with an amazing Japanese player Mikio Fujioka (guitarist for Babymetal) I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! We're both using the Leqtique Overdrive pedals (Shun Nokina).


Jack Gardiner and Mikio Fujioka Jam - Gaki Event 2014 - Tokyo

Dmitry Maloletov: Thread to Heaven - September - exquisite touch style guitar

"Thread to Heaven" by Dmitry Maloletov
"Thread to Heaven" by Dmitry Maloletov. CD "September" https://itunes.apple.com/ai/album/september/id943687418

Dmitry Maloletov: September

Cameron Allen: Diminished Scale Lick Guitar Lesson

Diminished Scale Lick Guitar Lesson | TAB Available | Licklibrary
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Cameron Allen was introduced to Licklibrary through the world wide guitar competition Guitar Idol!

Sergey Golovin: Changes - Fire in the Hole! New album incoming - Boom!

Eagerly awaited follow up to the début release. Judging by this sound sample this is a release that is sure to be chock full of the latest and greatest state of the art chops and modern, progressive metal tune.
Sergey Golovin - Changes
Sergey Golovin
My new album coming on December 8, 2014

Maru Martinez: Periphery - Totla mad - great guitar cover

Periphery - Totla mad cover
Another Periphery cover! Really fun song to play :D Please excuse the abrupt lighting change on the two angles, it got dark reaaally fast outside! lol And thanks again to Lizzy Judd for lending me the camera to make this! :)

Rick Graham: The Art Of Improvisation Guitar

Guitar Improvisation Rick Graham | The Art Of Improvisation Guitar ...
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This complete guide to developing effective improvisation, includes all of Rick Graham original concepts to developing improvisational skills. Showing you scales sequences and patterns, learn how to take your playing outside the box with rhythmic and melodic motifs.

All lessons come with supporting TAB available on the DVD along with performances!

Shawn Simmons: ProxyNOM - Eulogies For My Love

Shawn Simmons: ProxyNOM - Eulogies For My Love

1. The Pleasure of Despair 01:57
2. Anomie 04:36
3. La Maladie Prochaine 06:41
4. L'Autrui 03:53
5. Scar Daisies 02:51
6. De Novo 04:19
7. Turkey Dance! 04:51
8. The Forever Moments 01:18
9.Before You Leave 01:57
10. My Dear Love 03:00
11. Equanimity 03:40
12. Un Morceau de Mon Cœur 02:22
13. Stethoscope 01:54
14. Opus No. 1 02:33
15. Capriccio 01:14
16. Eram Solus Ab Initio 02:03
17. Promenade 02:24
18. A Love Unrequited 02:40
19. Opus No. 2 02:38

Thanks so much for checking out this album; I really appreciate it! I poured everything I have into making this one. I wrote, performed, produced, and engineered every last part of it on my own, so it's particularly special to me.

It is, in the main, an instrumental album. I wanted to create a cohesive work that really represents who I am as a musician and a person. The result is an eclectic mix of styles inspired by curiosity, despair, love, passion, and everything in between. You will find dramatic orchestral movements, emotional electronic reflections, thoughtful classical and jazz pieces, clever progressive metal offerings, and even some not-so-traditional folk music. The hope is that with such diversity I've forged a unique style that I can call my own. Please do give it a listen and let me know what you think!

released 01 December 2014

To my dearest friends, cherished others around the world, my love, and all of humanity!

Peace, Pax, Paix, Pace, Paz, Pau, Friede, Мир, Пакой, Barış , Εἰρήνη, سلام, শান্তি, صلح , שלום , शांति , 平和 , 和平 !!!