Sunday, 10 May 2015

Shawn Tyler Chavez: former Havok guitarist passes away at the age of 30 - RIP

Former lead guitarist of Denver, Colorado thrashers Havok, Shawn Tyler Chavez, has passed away at the age of 30. He was a member of Havok from 2004 - 2010.

Frontman David Sanchez has issued the following statement:

"It is with deep regret that I must inform fans, friends, and family of Havok that Shawn Tyler Chavez, the former lead guitarist of Havok, passed away on April 30th, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 30 years old. Shawn was the very first lead guitarist of Havok and helped forge the band's sound in the early years. Without Shawn's dedication during the first six years of the band, Havok would not be where it is today.

Maru Martinez: ripping it up on Intervals - Alchemy

Harddd song! But wanted to cover a song using my seven string and see how it turned out, this song is really fun to play! I used a Pod X3 with the impulse loader LeCab2 by Poulin running a Mesa Boogie cab sim from the Sperimental pack which can be found online for free. I've been trying to improve the tone and overall sound so let me know what you think! :)

Para esta cancion use el Pod X3 para grabar con un cab sim de Mesa Boogie del Sperimental Pack, que se puede descargar gratis. Estoy trabajando en mejorar el tono y el sonido en general de las mezclas asi que se aceptan sugerencias :)

Guitarra: Ibanez RG7321 con seymour duncan blackouts

Intervals - Alchemy guitar cover

Kurt James: Guitar Rare Song - Load and Fire

20th Century Guitar Legend Kurt James plays on the track "Load and Fire" by Todd Lyle. This was recorded in South Pasadena and also features Ray Hernandez on Drums - R.I.P.

Kurt James Guitar Rare Song - Load and Fire

Misha Mansoor: Jackson Speed Round with Periphery

While visiting Jackson headquarters, Periphery's Misha Mansoor was put through the wringer in an attempt to answer some tough questions as fast as he could. In this Speed Round, learn about Mansoor's guilty-pleasure album, his must-haves on tour and more!

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Speed Round with Periphery's Misha Mansoor

Kurt James: live with Hakuei (singer from Penicillin) - Another classic from the archives!

I have never seen these video before! Kurt James playing live with Hakuei (singer from Penicillin) - Another classic from the archives!

Hakuei(singer from Penicillin) - Live on December 31st, 1996 1/2

Hakuei(singer from Penicillin) - Live on December 31st, 1996 2/2

Sean Baker, Marc Rizzo, Toby Knapp: Game On - Shredguy Records announce twenty seventh release

Shredguy Records is proud to announce its twenty seventh release, The Sean Baker Orchestra-Game On!! The album features thirteen tracks of melodic shred guitar music by a group of stellar musicians. Lead by guitar virtuoso Sean Baker, The Sean Baker Orchestra is a three piece band, that creates musical mayhem but all in a melodic and accessible way. Along with Sean, The Sean Baker Orchestra is bassist David Donigian, and drummer Clint Sabon. Joining the band with guest appearances are Marc Rizzo(Soulfly), Toby Knapp(Onward, Where Evil Follows), Jeff Martin(Racer X), Ronnie Munroe(Metal Church), among others. Thirteen tracks of virtuosity on what will surely be one of the best guitar album for 2015.
“It’s great to be working with a guitar player of Sean’s caliber and character” says Shredguy Records’ Michael McDowell. “He is an aggressive player, but doesn’t forget melody, and for as great a player as he is, he isn’t one of these pretentious stuck up dudes who are delusional. He enjoys his life, and creating music, and it comes across in his playing. And the guys he assembled for this release all did a fantastic job; fans are going to love this album!”

Getting great reviews! Pick it up today and support the music!