Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stéphan Forté: MECHANISMS OF SHRED Lesson #2: Sweeping

Mechanisms Of Shred Lesson #2: 'De Praestigiis Daemonum' (From the album 'The Shadows Compendium') intro and sweeping

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Dans Huang, James Norbert Ivanyi: Epitome - Patterns from Taipei

by Epitome

1. Omega Point (feat. James Norbert Ivanyi) 05:21
2. Monolith 04:25
3. Altered Traits (feat. James Norbert Ivanyi) 05:25
4. Meteoric 04:14
5. Theta 08:18

'Patterns' is the debut album from Epitome, progressive instrumental metal with influences ranging from post rock, ambient music to even technical death metal.
Written, recorded, and mixed by Dans Huang in Taipei, Taiwan during 2015.

released 08 June 2015

All music written, arranged, programmed, produced and mixed by Dans Huang.
Mastered by Matt Harnett.
Guest solos by James Norbert Ivanyi.
Art direction and design by Sandy Lin.

Andy Timmons: Protocol III - "Amrita" with the Lone Star Special - stunning tone control

Andy Timmons has been collaborating with renowned drummer Simon Phillips in various musical forms for years. 2015 marked the release of Protocol III, an album featuring Andy, Simon, bassist Ernest Tibbs and keyboardist Steve Weingart. While at the factory in April 2015, Andy played through a track from that new album called “Amrita” into a Lone Star Special Head and matching 2x12 Lone Star extension cabinet. Exceptionally tasteful playing and tones followed in the Mesa Video Lounge and we’re grateful to Andy & Simon for allowing us to share a track from their latest release in this format.

Andy’s signature tone is often accompanied by a classic Dual Delay setup. It’s a combination of modulation and repeats and is an emulation of classic Memory Man delays. In this video, Andy is using a Strymon Timeline Dual Delay in its “Dual Mode”. The delay timing is a dotted 8th 1/4 note repeat with one side set to 375ms delay and the other side set to 500ms. The Timeline is connected in the FX Loop and Andy has an expression pedal connected to the Timeline to increase or decrease the amount of echo volume blended with the dry tone throughout his performance. Andy also used a JHS prototype AT drive pedal for his high gain tone in this video.

Recorded with an Ibanez AT-10 with Dimarzio AT1 Bridge pickups and Dimarzio Cruiser neck and middle pickups into a Lone Star Special Head and matching 2x12 Lone Star extension cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s. Mic’d with a Shure SM57, a Shure KSM 313 ribbon mic and the CabClone in Open Back Mode. Mixed with 40% SM57, 35% KSM 313 and 25% CabClone. No other FX/Plugins/Mastering was used in the final output.

If you like this tune, the rest of the album is equally outstanding and we highly recommend checking it out at all the major music providers and supporting these amazing musicians:
Tone Sessions: Andy Timmons & Protocol III – "Amrita" with the Lone Star Special

Steph Goyer: "Original" Teaser from upcoming EP

Here's a clip of me practicing a section of an original I wrote! This will eventually be retracked with real drums for an instrumental EP

Steph Goyer "Original" Teaser

Zac Armgard: Kudos for assembling 214 Free Backing tracks to jam along to in every mode/key

Backing Tracks
by Zac Armgard
214 videos

Bill Clark: Promised Land - new rock fusion CD

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Mike Landau
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Promised Land
by Bill Clark

This album is the first release of original music after playing for over 35 years. I tracked the songs in my home studio and mixed them with the help of my good friend and bassist Bruce Crask. Some of my influences that lead to the writing and recording of these songs include but are not limited to, Scott Henderson, Mike Landau, Jeff Beck, Oz Noy, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Jimmy Herring etc..... The musicians are Bill Clark guitar, Bruce Crask bass, and Herrie Pullom drums.

News: Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows Unites Rock Fans From Around The Globe At August 15 Celebration Of Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse

Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows Unites Rock Fans From Around The Globe At August 15 Celebration Of Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse


Rock fans traveled from around the world and from various parts of the U.S. to be a part of Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows presented by SiriusXM Hair Nation last Saturday, August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California. The day-long rock festival celebrated Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse with band performances on two stages, artist signings, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, a chopper motorcycle show, and go-go dancers.

Cathouse Live featured performances from some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including Gilby Clarke’s All-Star Jam featuringAce Frehley, Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Brent Muscat (Sin City Sinners, ex-Faster Pussycat), Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff), Evan Seinfeld (Attika7, Biohazard), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), andBrent Fitz (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators).

The lineup also included sets from Extreme, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat (including an on-stage reunion with some original band members), Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT), Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘N Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z'Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff, Little Caesar,Swamphammer and The Aviators.

The press had lots of praise for the festival, as noted below:

“…with Rachtman's well-curated killer lineup of Cathouse regulars (Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Jetboy, Junkyard, Enuff Z' Nuff, Gilby Clarke, and of course Faster Pussycat, among others), it was easy to feel transported back in time to the big '80s era of big riffs and big hair.”

--Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo! Music, August 17, 2015

“…the highlight for many festival goers was the all-star jam that included such star players as Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Gilby Clarke, Evan Seinfeld, Michael Starr, Nuno Bettencourt and Phil Lewis.”

--Chad Childers,, August 17, 2015

“A love of ’80s hair metal was the only requisite for having a good time Saturday night as fans of all ages descended upon Irvine Meadows for Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse Live.”

--Philip Cosores, Orange County Register, August 16, 2015

“This juxtaposition of bands and music was nothing short of brilliance and we can only hope Rachtman will bring this back again and again to connect more and more fans as well as bring new fans to the world of Cathouse.”

--Laura De Gaetano, Screamer Magazine, August 18, 2015

Here’s some of what Sebastian Bach posted on Instagram about his experience playing at Cathouse Live:

“An open letter to Southern California:

I am still on a high from Saturday's show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. It's hard for me to put into words what this day meant to all of us. During our show there were moments when all the lighters were lit up, sorry I mean all the cell phones were lit up, because it's 2015 now. As far as the eye could see. It's always a breathtaking, beautiful vibe. The first time I played Irvine Meadows was 1989 with Bon Jovi...At the end of the night [at Cathouse Live] we got to shred 'Deuce' w Ace Frehley & the rock n' roll circle was complete. The crowd packed out the place and made us feel so special we cannot thank you enough. We will never forget Saturday!!!! Thanks to John Reese & Riki Rachtman & the bands & crew for throwing the party!! I only hope we can do it again sometime at the Cathouse LIVE!!! Southern California you made our set a night we will never forget!!!”

ponsors for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows included SiriusXM Hair Nation, Monster Energy, COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey, and The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen.



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Hassan Hajdi, Senri Kawaguchi: Rock in the castle at Villersexel, France 2015

Addiction / Senri Kawaguchi @ROCK AU CHATEAU in FRANCE

Senri Kawaguchi

ROCK AU CHATEAU at Villersexel, FRANCE on August 7, 2015
Drummer Senri Kawaguchi played Hassan Hajdi's "ADDICTION".

Hassan Hajdi (Guitar)
Jean-Christophe Bauer (Bass)
Séraphin Palmeri (Keyboard)
Senri Kawaguchi (Drums)

Shot with a ZOOM Q4 この動画はZOOM Q4で録音撮影しました。

「ROCK AU CHATEAU」で演奏させていただきました。
AddictionはHassanさんの曲で超変態曲ですね~ 楽しいです!(笑)

Nick Johnston: Schecter USA Custom Shop Artist

My good friend Nick Johnston plays and talks about his beloved USA Schecter Custom Shop Traditional guitar.

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Akihiko Onji: JTC Jam Of The Month - August - tapping terror licks

JTC Jam Of The Month - August - Akihiko Onji - Akihiko Onji

TC Jam Of The Month - August - Akihiko Onji

Rob Scallon: Torque Soul (9 string song)

Torque Soul (9 string song)
Rob Scallon

Happily throwing more 9 string into the internet.

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Samuli Federley: improvisation in D minor

Samuli Federley - improvisation in D minor -  Samuli Federley

This is a little improvised solo over a D minor loop. I tried to keep it melodic and interesting. If you're interested in having the backing track just contact me. Check out alsohttp://www.samulifederley.c­om

Nok Novum: demos Vapor Trail Analog Delay - tasteful tone!

Vapor Trail is a studio quality analog delay pedal capable of warm, authentic vintage tones with immense clarity and presence. More info here:

Produced by Thinline Films & NOK NOVUM
Shot by Grant Cooper & Scott Giffin
Edited by Grant Cooper
Mixed by Scott Giffin

1989 Gibson Les Paul Standard w/Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pegasus/Sentient Gold Pole Set
D'Addario NYXL Strings and Planet Waves Cables

Main Clean and Dirty tones recorded with a 1979 Mesa/Boogie Mark IIB using a single SM57.
Lead tone recorded with Seymour Duncan 805 into the UAD Friedman BE-100 Clean Channel Plug-in
Interface: Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO
DAW: Pro Tools 11
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

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David Maxim Micic: Wood Guerilla - Paint Job - time-lapse

David Maxim Micic | Wood Guerilla | Paint Job | time-lapse
David Maxim Micic

Mr. Dalibor (guitar luthier) and me, painting Wood Guerilla 'FAB' guitar for a happy customer!
Guitar you see in the background is my personal WG FAB model on which I recorded both Ego and Eco releases that came out recently :)

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Drewsif Stalin: Airis Effects Savage Drive VS Pro Tone Dead Horse

Airis Effects Savage Drive VS Pro Tone Dead Horse
Drewsif Stalin

Here's a quick little demo/shootout of the Airis Effects Savage Drive VS the Pro Tone Dead Horse. The amp used was a Fractal Audio Axe-FX II emulating the EVH 5150 III 100 Watt on the blue channel. Slight Post EQ (the same EQ) on both guitars just to remove the usual cab whistle.

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Guitar is a Fransen Guitars Custom with BKP Emeralds in Drop C using Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings.

Filmed on the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Color Graded in Adobe After Effects with Vision Color LUT's. Edited in Final Cut Pro 7.

Eric Calderone: Heaven by Bryan Adams (DJ Sammy Remix) Meets Metal - 331Erock

Heaven by Bryan Adams (DJ Sammy Remix) Meets Metal  -  331Erock

Hey guys!!

Nothing wrong with a little guilty pleasure tune haha. I dig both popular versions but I decided to give the fist pumper a shot aaaannnnnnddd now it's been stuck in my head for the last 4 days straight or so haha. Thank you guys so much for everything. It means the world. Big ups for ALWAYS rockin my casbah!

Best to ya


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News: GWAR tour dates 2015

GWAR w/Butcher Babies and Battlecross
8/25: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
8/27: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
8/28: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/29: Denver, CO @ Riot Fest*
8/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
8/31: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
9/1: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
9/2: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
9/3: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
9/4: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
9/5: New Albany, IN @ Rustic Frog - Befuddled Fest*
9/6: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
9/8: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By the Sea
9/9: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
9/10: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
9/11: Sauget, IL @ Pop's
9/12: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*
9/14: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/15: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
9/17: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9/18: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
9/19: Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest*
*Festival Appearance
GWAR W/ Born of Osiris and Battlecross:
10/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/9: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/12: Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brian's Event Centre
10/13: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
10/14: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/16: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/17: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/18: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/19: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
10/24: San Bernardino, CA @ KnotFest*
10/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/26: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/28: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/29: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
11/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/6: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/7: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
11/9: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/13: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
11/14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/17: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/18: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/19: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/21: Houston, TX @ Houston Whatever Fest*
11/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/27: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/28: Orlando, FL @ Venue 578
*Festival Appearance

John McLaughlin: Sets Release Date for "Black Light" - September 21, 2015....World Tour to Follow...

 Album Features McLaughlin’s virtuoso 4th Dimension band

World Tour To Follow Album Release

“Playing and working with the same musicians in a band is a living process which unfolds as time goes by,” reflects guitarist, composer, and bandleader John McLaughlin when considering the release of his latest album, Black Light – the third studio album to feature his band, the 4th Dimension. Available via Abstract Logix on September 21, 2015, Black Light finds the relentlessly inquisitive, exploratory McLaughlin continuing to uncover new melodic and rhythmic pathways with the same fearless zeal that has made him one of modern music’s most admired and influential figures.

Black Light includes 8 original McLaughlin compositions, but the emotional core of Black Light, and one of McLaughlin’s finest acoustic performances on record, rests in “El Hombre Que Sabia” – a deeply moving tribute McLaughlin’s late collaborator, Paco de Lucía, who passed away in early 2014. “You cannot imagine how much I miss him,” reflects McLaughlin. “‘El Hombre’ is one of the pieces Paco and I had planned to record on a new studio album last year.” The two had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing.

Otherwise electric, Black Light features the 4th Dimension – drummer/vocalist Ranjit Barot, keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband, and bassist Étienne M’Bappé – McLaughlin has gathered a trio of fellow travelers with the collective discipline, technical ability, musicianship, and imagination to support, enhance, and enrich McLaughlin’s challengingly expansive new material and methods.

“I am always excited to play with these musicians,” McLaughlin says enthusiastically – no small compliment given he has performed alongside an array of revolutionary talents in his lifetime. “Not only are they marvelous players, but they are great human beings, and as such we have developed, over the years, a deep complicity that comes through in the music.”

The latest dispatch from a life-long musical journey, Black Light shows no sign of slowing down or complacency on McLaughlin’s part. Rather, it is the fulfillment of an ongoing, evolving ambition to thoughtfully, consciously imbue his sonic constructions with maximal emotional resonance. What exactly does the title, Black Light mean to McLaughlin? “The words are irrational, but then, music is irrational, though with a particular kind of logic. What the words mean to me is the following. Musicians and artists of all kinds live in their inner world, and everything we do comes from the inside of our brain, heart. When I look inside my head there's only nothingness, nothing to grasp hold of and yet, I can see images clearly, and more importantly, I can hear music without sound, and that has never been played. To me, this is also a world of light, but there is no light, very strange but wonderful. This is ‘Black Light’”

Following the international release of Black Light, McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension will set out on a world tour, continuing to explore and elaborate upon the album’s genre-defying material. More dates to be announced shortly.

John McLaughlin - Australia/Asia Tour Dates

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Perth, Perth Music Hall
Thursday, October 08, 2015 Sydney, Recital Hall
Saturday, October 10, 2015 Brisbane, The Tivoli
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Melbourne, Melbourne Festival
Friday, October 16, 2015 Jakarta, Cotton Club ** TBC
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Jakarta, Cotton Club ** TBC
Sunday, October 18, 2015 Bali, Arma Ubud
Friday, October 23, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note
Sunday, November 01, 2015 Bangkok, M-Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Dhaka , Dhaka Jazz Festival
Friday, November 06, 2015 Mumbai, ** TBC

Doug Aldrich: Glenn Hughes unveils official photo of new band and tour dates

L-R: Pontus Engborg (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Doug Aldrich (guitar)
Photo Credit: © Gene Kirkland





GLENN HUGHES, nicknamed the ‘Voice of Rock’, has today unveiled an official photo of his new band that he has put together for his European and UK 2015 Solo tour. Glenn is pictured alongside drummer Pontus Engborg (far left) and ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich (far right). The photo is taken by Gene Kirkland.

The band’s UK leg of the European tour stars on October 17th at the Southampton Engine Rooms and ends at London’s Electric Ballroom on November 1st. Special guest on the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his critically acclaimed debut album Old Glory & The Wild Revival.

The concerts will showcase highlights from Glenn's career including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed, along with his solo material.

"I felt it was time for me to start touring with my solo band,” says Glenn, who is currently on tour in Brazil. “I called my drummer Pontus Engborg , and guitar player Soren Andersen. Soren had made a contractual commitment to do an autumn Tour in Scandinavia, so I had to find a replacement.

There was only one man on my mind... Doug Aldrich.”

“I’ve known Doug from his time with Ronnie Dio , and of course Whitesnake. Doug played with me on a couple of Purple songs at a festival the night before Ronnie passed away. We had great chemistry , and talked about playing together again, when schedules permitted.

Continues Hughes, “ Doug is a welcome addition to my Band, and is a dear friend , both loving and nurturing , and is a rock phenomenon. I'm beyond grateful to return to a Solo Band touring cycle, that will see me travel across many continents these next 12 months.See you down the front."

Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes' calling card. He's known as a singer's singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. “I love my fans, and interact with them online, or at venues on my travels,” says Hughes. “There is no greater high than performing and to reach out to my fans.”



Sat 17 Southampton, ENGLAND – Engine Rooms BUY TICKETS

Mon 19 Norwich, ENGLAND – Waterfront BUY TICKETS

Tue 20 Newcastle, ENGLAND - Tyne Theatre BUY TICKETS

Thu 22 Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND – Limelight BUY TICKETS

Fri 23 Glasgow, SCOTLAND - The Garage BUY TICKETS

Sun 25 Holmfirth, ENGLAND – Picturedrome BUY TICKETS

Mon 26 Bilston, ENGLAND - Robin 2 BUY TICKETS

Wed 28 York, ENGLAND – Fibbers BUY TICKETS

Thu 29 Manchester, ENGLAND - Club Academy BUY TICKETS


Sun 01 London, ENGLAND – Electric Ballroom BUY TICKETS