Monday, 21 September 2015

Michael Dolce, Silvio Gazquez, George Marios, Billy Crabbe, Toni Martinez: World Wild Guitar Jams Ep1

World Wild Jams is a new online series, where i get to have some of my buddies and super cool guitarists lay down some tasty solos over my backing tracks.
This Episode features 'Thunder from Down Under' aka Michael Dolce
'Spanish Rock Machine' aka Toni Martinez
'UK/Greek Mojo Man' aka Billy Crabbe
'Argentinian shred tornado' aka Silvio Gazquez
and myself (pick a nickname of your choice) .
Please go ahead and check all those guys out and stay tuned for the next episode.
Keep Jamming,

World Wild Guitar Jams Ep1: Dolce,Martinez,Gazquez,Crabbe,Marios

Jack Rose: Rainfall - Original Song - performance promo video

All Guitars by Jack Rose
Bass, Drum, Synth, Video edit by Kiss Ármin:

Mixed and mastered by Jankai Valentin

Special Thanks to Jonás Tamás and Kis Csaba!

Jack Rose - Rainfall (Original Song)

Mattias IA Eklundh: Caparison Guitars & Tunings. Part 1

Mattias IA Eklundh - gentleman, guitar legend, musical genius and guitarist/vocalist from Freak Kitchen, demonstrates and talks us through his collection of signature Caparison "Apple Horn" guitars with their various tunings. Part 1 features the Caparison Apple Horn One, Apple Horn Aurora & Apple Horn 8 (the BEAST!).
Mattias IA Eklundh - Caparison Guitars & Tunings. Part 1

Luis Galang: Washburn N2 - My Boo Preview

This is just a preview of one of the tracks I'm currently working on. It is far from finish but I've been sitting on it for a long time so might as well let it out. Hope you like it anyway. :)

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Guitar: Washburn N2

Eric Calderone: Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Meets Metal

Published on 18 Sep 2015

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Well haha. This was not easy. Not. One. Bit. Which I never expect anything to be but this was just, wow, beyond. Beethoven has always been my favorite composer to study and arranging this pretty much confirmed that. So many metal tones! If anyone was wondering, yes I absolutely got some inspiration form Dr. Viossy to tackle this. He gave a fantastic rendition and mapped it out for a guitarist. My tapping shapes are a little different than his and so is my arrangement but he initiated the tapping idea to me with some shapes that Beethoven did not mean for guitar. Thank you all so much everything. It means the world. BIG UPS for always rockin my casbah!

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Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Meets Metal

George Lynch, Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - play classic Dokken - EPIC

Epic surprise appearance by George Lynch at Steel Panther show at Key Club in Hollywood on 12/13/2010!

George Lynch & Steel Panther - EPIC

Tommy Emmanuel: 4th Annual Guitar Camp details announced

4 days and 4 nights of picking, strumming, creating and storytelling in beautiful Saratoga Springs. This retreat will be limited to only 85 lucky participants who will get to join Tommy and his incredible team of handpicked musicians on this intimate musical experience.

A MESSAGE FROM TOMMY"Greetings Earthlings!
I want to tell you about my 4th Annual Guitar Camp at a very special location: the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs NY, June 27-July 1, 2016. Please bring your guitars and spend 4 days and nights with us playing, learning, performing, and dousing yourself in beautiful music. We are looking forward to having a great time together - you'll learn so much and you just won't want to leave. If you come to Saratoga you can forget the world, forget everything that's going on and have fun. My guest instructors and "partners in crime" will be Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniola, and the great Richard Smith… and of course, I will be teaching and playing all the time as well!"

"These four days of guitar playing and music are for players of all levels, and we are so looking forward to seeing you there!"

-Tommy Emmanuel

Thomas Zwijsen, Ben Woods: European tour dates announced

Thomas Zwijsen and Ben Woods,

October is gonna be a pretty insane month with mr Ben Woods, touring all over Europe! Hope to see you at one of our shows!

Aces High (Iron Maiden) Acoustic - Thomas Zwijsen & Ben Woods - Master Guitar Tour

Edu Ardanuy: Workshop - Expomusic 2015 partr 1 HD

Edu Ardanuy plays a live workshop - Expomusic 2015 partr 1 HD

Edu Ardanuy - Workshop - Expomusic 2015 partr 1 HD

Maranhão: In The Church Expomusic 2015

Apresentação do guitarrista Carlos Maranhão no stand da Michael Instrumentos Musicais, na Expomusic 2015.


Carlos Maranhão - Guitarra
Jorge Mathias - Bass
Alex Benedettini Curi - Drums

Carlos Maranhão - In The Church (Expomusic 2015)

Adam Bentley: Failure - Dukka from instrumental album "Prodigy" metal proressive rock from Boston

Here's Adam's guitar play-through of Failure (Dukka) - the 2nd track off of our instrumental album "Prodigy"

Johnuel Hasney - Guitar

PJ Corallo - Drums

Matthew Kniffin - Bass
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Without Walls - Failure (Guitar Playthrough)

Reza Akbar Felayati: Beyond Infinity - Kardashev Scale Type I: Dyson Sphere from Surabaya, Indonesia.

Guitar Playthrough for the new single "Kardashev Scale Type I: Dyson Sphere".

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Beyond Infinity is a one man djent / ambient instrumental project from Surabaya, Indonesia


Written and Recorded by Reza Akbar Felayati
Mixed and Mastered by Rio Christian at Antares Recording, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Video by Irfan Irwanuddin. Check him out at: and

Beyond Infinity - Kardashev Scale Type I: Dyson Sphere (Guitar Playthrough)

Nico Mirolla: Kardashev - Conscium Pre Production sample

A Pre-Production version of Conscium, one of ten songs from our upcoming album, Peripety.

Mark Garrett, Chris Gerlings, Nico Mirolla

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John Browne: Flux Conduct - Yang Taken from the 'Qatsi' Album

John Browne's Flux Conduct.

Coming soon ...

Includes Free Pre Production Mp3 of 'We are creating at this moment, what our tomorrow will be' as soon as you purchase.

John Browne's Flux Conduct

01: Perturb (overture)

Naqoyqatsi: Life as War
02: The Shroud
03: Agarthian
04: The Heart Of Atlantis
05: Zealot

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance
06: Yin
07: Yang
08: We are Creating at this Moment, what our Tomorrow will be
09: Chaosbreaker

Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation
10: Actions speak louder than words
11: Hypocrite
12: Siqqitiq
13: The Last Goodbye

14: The Scientific Sophism



Yin and Yang are equal.
Male and Female
Love and Hate
Night and Day.
The Balance.

I've written Yin as contentfullness and Yang as disappointment.

The person in my story that represents Yang is a young person with little life experience that has been betrayed be those dearest to them. They would rely on those close to make them content.
You need to be happy with yourself to be truly happy. This is brought about by wisdom, becoming wiser to your choices through experience.

These choices include the people you trust, the people you befriend, the people you choose to be intimate with, those you chose to spend the rest of your life with.
These are all factors that can define the imbalance of the yin to the yang.

FLUX CONDUCT - Yang (Taken from the 'Qatsi' Album)

William Cleverdon, Trajan Schwencke: In Dread Response Myrrhbearer - metal from Auckland

Trajan Schwencke / Rhythm Guitar.
William Cleverdon / Lead Guitar.
Steve Boag / Bass.
Ben Read / Vocals.
Corey Friedlander / Drums.

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Filmed in Osaka // Tokyo July during RedruM Fest 2015.

Engineered, Mixed and by Schwencke // Read.
New album HEAVENSHORE available now.

Filmed by Joseph Veale // James Musgrave

Richie Kotzen: LIVE DVD pre order

Richie Kotzen 'Richie Kotzen Live DVD' pre order 

Live by Richie Kotzen
1. War Paint
2. Love Is Blind
3. Bad Situation
4. Cannibals
5. Walk With Me
6. Fear
7. Doing What the Devil Says to Do
8. Peace Sign
9. Drum and Bass Solo
10. Help Me
11. Remember
12. Fooled Again
13. You Can't Save Me
14. go faster

Tony Smotherman: World Rock Guitar lessn series availalble from Truefire

Tony Smotherman
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"World Rock Guitar" out now !! Available at

Rock is a universal musical language that is embraced by almost every culture in the world. At the same time, every culture has their own musical identity and traditions, rich in history and flavored with unique musical characteristics. Many contemporary rock, jazz and blues musicians infuse international flavors into their own music to craft fresh and intriguing solos and improvisations. 

Tony Smotherman’s World Rock Guitar, is your passport and express ticket to being able to flavor and distinguish your own solos and improvisations with 10 internationally influenced guitar stylings. 

“There’s a wealth of unusual chord progressions, exotic scales, and melodic approaches that lie within music from around the world. The guitar is the only instrument that's capable of emulating a multitude of other instruments, even replicating un-fretted or non-stringed instruments. All it takes is an open mind and an open ear!”

Tony will guide your fretboard journey around the globe from the uplifting and devotional sounds of the Congo, to the expressive and harmonic qualities of Indian music, to the Zen sounds of Japan.

“In World Rock Guitar, we’re going to explore the music of 10 different cultures and focus on some of their unique musical characteristics. We’ll then translate those characteristics to the guitar, sometimes emulating different instruments that might be synonymous with a particular culture.”"

You’ll play your way through 10 sets of lessons, each set focusing on how to emulate the harmonic qualities, embellishments and expressive techniques of a particular culture’s music, and then infuse those qualities into your modern rock solos, compositions and improvisations: African Rain, Japanese Meditations, Scotland Yard, Irish Gig, Turkish Sands, Soul Of India, Gypsy Magic, Lebanese Warrior, Greek Tears and Spanish Matador.

Each set of lessons includes an overview of the culture’s distinctive musical qualities, a traditional Performance Study and then an interpretive Performance Study in a Modern Rock setting, followed by detailed breakdowns for each Performance Study.

Tony demonstrates over rhythm tracks and then breaks it all down by stepping you through the key concepts, techniques and creative approaches that he used to perform the solos in the Performance Studies. All of the performances are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. 

You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Tony generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.

Grab your guitar, stick your passport in your pocket, and let’s go around the world with Tony Smotherman…

Sid Pablo: Mr. Guthrie Govan! I beg of you.. give me a free pass


Some fun with an Fminor backing track. But the purpose really is that....

Can everybody help me out. I want to see Guthrie Govan this coming October here in the Philippines. I was not able to acquire a ticket which frustrates me. My mission is to find out what Guthrie's Brand of Tobacco and Rolling Papers are. If were lucky enough, Id ask him for a roll. And for course maybe a small jam on the table!!! :D It will be an early Christmas Present of my life!

I am dead serious about this. Please Share this to anyone you know who is going to Guthie's Clinic. If you just watched this video. I appreciate your time for listening. :)

Have a Glorious day!

Please like,share,subscribe if you can. Thank you!

Im sick.


I do not own the backing track that you are hearing. I will try and find the source which my colleague found them and give credit accordingly (awesome track).

Sid Pablo - Mr. Guthrie Govan! I beg of you.. give me a free pass :(

Giacomo Castellano: "Mixo Lick" with hybrid picking

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James Castellano overwhelms us and submerges notes in this study in A7. An explosion of music and melody of sextuplets in sixteenths, developed with an original combination of hybrid picking. Pure virtuosity: fasten your seat belts!

Giacomo Castellano: "Mixo Lick" (Guitar lesson)

Rick Graham: I love To Play - a real string burner!

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Alan Nimmo: King King to support Thunder on February UK Arena tour 2016

British blues rock band KING KING are excited to announce that they will be support British hard rock band THUNDER on their February 2016 UK arena tour. Tour dates include Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (Monday Feb 15), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday Feb 16), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Thursday Feb 18), Sheffield Arena (Friday Feb 19) and London Wembley Arena (Saturday Feb 20). Planet Rock will be running a 24-hour ticket pre-sale from 9am on Thursday September 24, followed by general on-sale via Ticketmaster from Friday September 25.

The arena tour follows King King’s upcoming October/ November 2015 UK tour. Tickets are available from or 0844 478 0898.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX Thursday October 22
TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF Saturday October 24
CLITHEROE, THE GRAND Friday October 30
YORK, FIBBERS Sunday November 1
HULL, FRUIT Wednesday November 4
LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY Wednesday November 11
BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX Thursday November 12
MORCAMBE, THE PLATFORM Saturday November 14

Joe Satriani: Announces "Surfing to Shockwave" Career Retrospective Tour 2016


Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2015 In 1986 JOE SATRIANI released his first solo album through Relativity Records, “Not of This Earth”. Fast-forward to this year when SATRIANI released his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” to critical acclaim. To mark this major milestone anniversary, SATRIANI will bring to life the “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 Tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career.

The 45-date tour celebrating “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone, launches February 25th at Seattle’s legendary Paramount Theatre crossing the US into Canada ending April 24th. The shows will highlight music over SATRIANI’s entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn’t played live in over 20 years!

This August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani’s highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

The critical acclaim for Shockwave Supernova was unprecedented:

“…Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings.” - Rolling Stone

“…Satriani leans into ringing arpeggios that build into one of the soaring lead lines that have helped him rack up five gold albums and one platinum LP, along with 15 Grammy nominations since 1989.”
- The Wall Street Journal

“The immutable fact which emerges from repeated listens to Shockwave Supernova is that this is a combo for the ages and maybe the best one we’ve heard on Satriani record to date.” - Popmatters

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th with exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages available on sale starting September 23rd, for details please visit:

“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary (Leg 1):
February 25 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
February 26 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
February 27 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
February 28 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
March 1 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
March 3 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
March 4 Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
March 7 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
March 8 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
March 9 The Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
March 10 House of Blues Houston, TX
March 11 Laurie Auditorium San Antonio, TX
March 12 Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA
March 14 Iron City Birmingham, AL
March 15 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL
March 16 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
March 19 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

*Tickets on-sale 10-2

CJ Cussell, Jeff Stevenson: Before The Mourning - The Deception new album available

Photo credit: Adrienne Beacco

A New Dawn For Heavy Music
Adam Ryan - Vocals
CJ Cussell - Lead Guitar
Jeff Stevenson - Guitar
Paul McBride - Bass
Phil Gonyea - Drums

1. The Deception
2. Raised By Wolves
3. Honestly
4. Another Sleepless Night
5. Continuum
6. A Devil With No Name
7. This Black Day
8. No Redemption
9. The Hidden
10. Etherial
11. Deserter


Heavy music stands built on traditions. You’ve got to know what’s come before in order to bulldoze the way for the future. Now, Los Angeles quintet Before The Mourning definitely understand their roots. Possessing a timeless grasp on melody, propensity for airtight riffs, and emotionally palpable vocals, they deliver technical, taught, and tough metal that’s as memorable as it is magnetic.

Vocalist Adam Ryan describes it best, “It’s melodic metal with haunting tones and good hooks. We’ve got a clear vision.”

That artfully architected sound began turning heads across the genre in early 2014. Throughout January, the group joined In This Moment and Butcher Babies on the Hell Pop II tour, hitting sold out venues across the United States. In between Los Angeles gigs supporting the likes of All That Remains and other national heavyweights everywhere from The Roxy to the House of Blues, former Machine Head guitarist and noted producer Logan Mader [Gojira, Five Finger Death Punch, Fear Factory] sought out the band in order to collaborate. Now, he’s co-produced their forthcoming full-length debut alongside the musicians—Ryan, CJ Cussell [Lead Guitar], Jeff Stevenson [Rhythm Guitar], Paul McBride [Bass], and Phil Gonyea [Drums].

About working with Mader, Ryan goes on, “He brought a sharp ear for detail, slick polished sound, and veteran metal music experience. He got the best out of us.”

You can hear it on the first single “Another Sleepless Night”. Driving forward on hyper charged percussion, incendiary guitars, and soaring vocals, it formally heralds Before The Mourning’s arrival. “That was written immediately after my ex-fiancé called off our engagement and relationship,” says Ryan. “It’s about falling into deep depression and relying on self-medication to combat self-loathing. It’s a dark place a lot of people have certainly been.”

Then, there’s “Continuum” which snaps from precise and potent six-string fireworks into a towering refrain. “It was written about the reflection on a time when things seemed to be going one way, and then they changed without warning,” the vocalist admits.

Ultimately, the group’s honesty and impressive musicianship carry powerful resonances. Before The Mourning will last…

“This is a big, emotional metal record that everyone can relate to on some level. We hope this album gives listeners something to identify with as they survive their own encounters with love, loss, death, and life.”

For the music historian's amongst us, Before The Mourning used to feature Nikki Stringfield, before joining the Iron Miadens: 

Before The Mourning - The Deception