Friday, 30 October 2015

Billy Sheehan: discusses Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike in a phone interview



In an excerpt of our phone video last week, BILLY SHEEHAN discusses ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT at LUCKY STRIKE LIVE, MADAME MAYHEM and more. Check out more at www.californiarocknews.com

BILLY SHEEHAN DISCUSSES LUCKY STRIKE LIVE ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT MADAME MAYHEM and MORE

Chelsea Constable: Taylor T3/B - Chinatown, My Chinatown - A Tribute to Chet Atkins


Hey everyone, wanted to show you guys an awesome guitar! It's a Taylor T3/B. As soon as I saw the guitar, I immediately thought of Chet Atkins. One of my favorite Chet arrangements is a song entitled "Chinatown, My Chinatown" - Chet's rendition is a true classic. Hope you guys enjoy my interpretation of this tune. Also, Grace and I will be using this guitar again on later videos....these are extremely versatile guitars! I want to give a special thanks to Taylor Guitars, my 13 year old sister, Grace, who played the bass and rhythm guitar, Tim Altonen, and Martin Walters.

A Tribute to Chet Atkins - Chinatown, My Chinatown - Performed by Chelsea Constable - Taylor Guitars

Niko Tsonev: Lowdown Microtonal Blues



Experimenting with some clean-ish 8 string bends..

Lowdown Microtonal Blues

Scott Mishoe: time to groove that thing



Scott Mishoe with a demo featuring his classic style.

Scott Mishoe: time to groove that thing

Ozielzinho: There is no condemnation - Carole King



Online Guitar Lessons: www.guitarrarockonline.com.br

There is no condemnation - Carole King

Eric Calderone: Spooky Scary Skeletons Meets Metal



Hey guys!

So I've seen this one as a top comment since 2 Halloweens ago haha. A couple factors in that, the biggest being vocals (thanks Gav). Long story short, I asked Gav if he'd like to do this halloween tune. He's says "hell yeah man, ill add in a lower octave to give a Pete Steele type feel." Myself being a die-hard Type O fan (and Gav as well) basically gave this tune a bow to Big Mr. Scare All. Anyboo, thanks you guys so much for everything. It means the world. Also big ups to Gav for hopping on yet another with me . You all ROCK my casbah!

Gav's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/miracleo...

Best to ya

E

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/331erock?ty=h

Spooky Scary Skeletons Meets Metal (w/ Miracle of Sound)

Sam Birchall: Positive Grid Bias Pedal Demo



https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-pedal/

Signal Chain: Compressor - Bias Pedal - Bias Amp - Reverb and Delay from DAW.

Sam Birchall - Positive Grid Bias Pedal Demo

James Finley: from Mike Varney Spotlight column guitarist remembered


James Patrick Finley, 51, died of complications from diabetes on September 30, 2012 in Palo Alto, CA surrounded by family and friends. Jimmy was a virtuoso guitar player and music teacher, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. The beloved son of James Wait Finley and Sevilla White Finley, Jimmy was born in New Orleans on 23 October 1960. He is survived by siblings Kelly Sandefur (Jerry) of Centennial, CO; Lisa Laehy (Tim) of Los Altos, CA; Michael Wait Finley of Palo Alto, CA; and by nieces Chloe Finley and Kiera Laehy, and by nephews Sean, Ryan, and Evan Laehy; and Matthew and Derek Sandefur. Jimmy touched many lives through his music, wisdom, wit and compassion. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service was held Oct. 6 at Unity Church in Palo Alto.


Sept. 30, 2012 - I just lost a long-time friend today, one of my longest. James Finley and I became acquainted through my older brother and before my voice had even changed. We ultimately became friends ourselves over the next several years. He was a one-of-a-kind human being and he was literally a one-of-a-kind guitar player and songwriter proficient in pop, rock, jazz, and classical guitar. His compositions are immediately recognizable as his own. Jimmy wrote songs with clever lyrics and also with profound lyrics, but the majority of his compositions are instrumentals with his signature fireworks guitar playing and which tell a story so vivid that lyrics are simply not necessary.

Jimmy's musical intellect was elevated so greatly that most guitar players might not fully understand what he was doing. With a simple brush stroke on his guitar at NAMM, for example, a nearby A-list guitarist might be intrigued and approach him and ask questions about his tuning...while an ego-ridden rock star guitarist within ear-shot would hear him, look over, then take off briskly in the opposite direction. Jimmy held his musical works above and beyond the reach of the music industry ravage, vowing to never settle for a deal that would impose a shred of compromise upon his work. Over time, this seemed to become a bittersweet personal choice of his; I myself have contemplated whether settling for such a label deal would have been the less satisfactory choice for him indeed.

On a personal level, Jimmy had one of the absolute biggest and most sincere hearts of anyone I've known, the most incredible wit and sense of humor, and possessed creativity and analytical perspective which were beyond compare. In his final years he was extremely humble, settling into his life in some ways and remaining unsettled in other ways. But regardless of how life might have been treating him at any given moment--good or bad--his love, his kindness, and his consideration always remained strong and unconditional toward his friends, one if which I am damn proud to have been. I will always love him, forever miss him, and I will never forget him.

Rest In Peace, Jimmy Finley. Oct. 23, 1960 - Sept. 30, 2012

(written by his friend Paul Kane)https://www.facebook.com/Jimmy.James.Finley


Danny Bryant: announces new album Blood Money and UK, European tour



Album track listing

1. Blood Money (featuring Walter Trout),
2. Master Plan,
3. Slow Suicide,
4. Unchained,
5. On The Rocks,
6. Sugar Sweet,
7. Fool’s Game,
8. Holding All The Cards,
9. Just Won’t Burn (featuring Bernie Marsden),
10. Sara Jayne

DANNY BRYANT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM “BLOOD MONEY” AND FEBRUARY 2016 UK TOUR

Danny Bryant is pleased to announce the release of his highly anticipated new studio album Blood Money – released by Jazzhaus Records on Friday 29 January 2016. His third album to be produced by Richard Hammerton, following in the footsteps of 2014’s Temperature Rising and 2013’s Hurricane, the new album features Danny collaborating with the iconic guitarists Walter Trout and Bernie Marsden on two tracks. Listen to the title track, Blood Money, on YouTube HERE. Pre-order the CD from Amazon UK.

Says Bryant, “I wanted to make this album ever since I began my musical journey 20 years ago as a 15 year old boy who fell in love with his parent’s record collection. “Working with Bernie Marsden and Walter Trout on this album has been a career highlight for me.” On Blood Money, Bryant set out to record an album that showed a return to his roots and an appreciation of his blues influences, by paying homage, as he puts it “to all the different influences and flavours of this wonderful music that I have loved for many years.”
Particular tracks like On the Rocks is a homage to the late great Albert Collins, Holding All The Cards is a tribute to Jimmy Reed, while Unchained harks back to vintage Albert King Stax recordings. The title track, Blood Money, was specifically written with Walter Trout in mind, who was Bryant’s guitar mentor when he had a chance meeting with him at a concert when he was only 13 years old. “I wanted to share the song with Walter,” says Bryant. “I am really thrilled that he agreed to play guitar on the track. I think his contribution is truly stunning.”

UK tour dates

10 FEB BILSTON, THE ROBIN 2: TICKETS
11 FEB CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION: TICKETS
12 FEB EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS: TICKETS
13 FEB ELLAND, THE MEETING ROOM: TICKETS
14 FEB LINCOLN, THE ENGINE SHED: TICKETS
18 FEB DONCASTER, THE LEOPARD: TICKETS
19 FEB NOTTINGHAM, THE RESCUE ROOMS: TICKETS
20 FEB CORBY, RAVEN HALL: TICKETS
21 FEB BISHOP'S CLEEVE, TITHE BARN: TICKETS
25 FEB HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS: TICKETS
26 FEB GRIMSBY, OLD CLEE CLUB: TICKETS
27 FEB NORWICH, THE WATERFRONT: TICKETS
28 FEB GRAVESEND, LEO'S: TICKETS

More dates to be announced soon.

Don't forget that there are still a few UK dates left for 2015 PLUS Germany and Austria:

12 NOV UK, NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE: TICKETS
13 NOV UK, EBBW VALE, BEAUFORT THEATRE: TICKETS
14 NOV UK, ILFRACOMBE BLUES FESTIVAL: TICKETS
15 NOV UK, WORTHING, WORTHING PIER: TICKETS

GERMANY / AUSTRIA
25 NOV GERMANY, MUNICH, GARAGE DELUXE: TICKETS
26 NOV GERMANY, STUTTGART, LABORATORIUM: TICKETS
27 NOV GERMANY, REMCHINGEN, KULTURHALLE: TICKETS
28 NOV GERMANY, SCHWERIN, DER SPEICHER: TICKETS
29 NOV GERMANY, FLENSBURG, ROXY: TICKETS
01 DEC GERMANY, BREMEN, MEISENFREI: TICKETS
02 DEC GERMANY, HAMBURG, DOWNTOWN BLUES CLUB: TICKETS
03 DEC GERMANY, EPPSTEIN, WUNDERBAR WIETE WELT
04 DEC AUSTRIA, HARD, KAMMGARN: TICKETS
05 DEC GERMANY, OBERHAUSEN, ZENTRUM ALTENBERG: TICKETS
06 DEC GERMANY, SALZGITTER, KNIESTEDTER KIRCHE: TICKETS

2016 Tour Dates Coming Soon.
UK, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY & MORE!

Where do you want to see Danny play? Send us an email and let us know:info@dannybryant.com

Chris Eaton: 20 Essential Slide Guitar Licks



20 Essential Slide Guitar Licks

If you've ever loved the sweet sultry sound of slide guitar then these 20 beginner licks are the PERFECT way to start learning and mastering the essential techniques required to play those classic slide lines that will get you well on your way to becoming a slide guitar aficionado!

Suitable for players of all levels, these melodic licks are all in standard tuning, so there's no need for fancy open tunings as you can directly apply your new found slide licks directly to your current fretboard knowledge and continue jamming in standard tuning!

These licks feature beginner techniques such as; sliding, vibrato incorporating open strings up and also include more intermediate techniques such as; double stops, slide harmonics and behind the slide fretting.

On the theory front you'll find mostly Minor Pentatonic and Blues scales, as well as intervallic lines, call and response melodies, grace notes, arpeggios and pedal tones.

As ever we've included full videos, TAB/notation, licks notes, a lick backing track and a full extended jam track for you to jam along with. So you'll have everything you're going to need to start learning and jamming slide right away!

Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!

https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/20-essential-slide-guitar-licks
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Anita Weisz: Always with me and Liquid Tension Experiment - When the Water Breaks



Anita Weisz, who is only 16 years old and started to playing on guitar only 2 years ago.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5XMPhCkbgexDKRXny7KbA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anita.a.weisz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/weiszani
G+: https://plus.google.com/b/117442573688838250734/107332074170171040230/posts?pageId=117442573688838250734

Anita Weisz plays Joe Satriani's ballad called Always with me, always with you. Unedited, one take!

Used gear:
- Ibanez S450
- Jammit
- Elixir strings
- DiMarzio pickups - CrunchLab, LiquiFire

Anita Weisz - Always with me (Joe Satriani)


Liquid Tension Experiment - When the Water Breaks (Played by Anita Weisz)

Greg Mackintosh, Aaron Aedy: Paradise Lost "Symphony For The Lost" now available for pre-order!



Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within, earlier this year, British goth metal pioneers PARADISE LOST celebrated a tremendously successful year 2015 achieving top ten positions for the latter in Germany and Finland as well as chart entries in Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and their native UK.

Now, the band round off a highly successful year with another very special release that will excite the band's global fanbase. Filmed and recorded in September 2014,Symphony For The Lost is a live album/DVD which captures PARADISE LOST performing at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv and Rodna Pesen Choir.

Symphony For The Lost is set for release via Century Media on November 20th and is available as Special Edition 2CD+DVD deluxe edition with 48 page booklet and Ltd. Deluxe Gatefold 2LP+DVD with 16 page booklet as well as digital album.

You can pre-order your copy now: http://smarturl.it/sftlCMDISTRO

See below for the exact vinyl limitations:
1.600x black vinyl
200x gold vinyl exclusive to cmdistro.de
200x orange vinyl exclusive to omerch.eu / sold out!

Digital pre-orders are available at:
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/sftlAMAZON
Amazon MP3 - http://smarturl.it/sftlAMAZONMP3
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/sftlITUNES


Vocalist Nick Holmes states:
"We have recorded elements of orchestration many times in the studio over the last two decades, as many of our songs lend themselves well to classical arrangement. However, we have never before had the chance to play with a real orchestra in a live situation, so it was very exciting to have the opportunity to play with the Plovdiv Philharmonic and doing that in such a prestigious location as the Roman theatre."
From "Gothic" over "Joys Of Emptiness" to "Soul Courageous", "Last Regret" or "Victim Of The Past", "Symphony For The Lost" spans the entire facets of the unique Paradise Lost sound, yet expands their trademark doom 'n' gloom with a classical dimension. Mandatory for any Paradise Lost fan!"

PARADISE LOST live:
2015
Oct 26, 2015 Dürer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
Oct 27, 2015 Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb, Croatia
Oct 29, 2015 Mostovna, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Oct 30, 2015 Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
Oct 31, 2015 Arena, Vienna, Austria
Nov 02, 2015 Live Club, Milan, Italy
Nov 03, 2015 Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland
Nov 05, 2015 Salamandra, Barcelona, Spain
Nov 06, 2015 Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
Nov 07, 2015 Sala Stage Live, Bilbao, Spain
Nov 08, 2015 Le Rocher de Palmer, Cenon, France
Nov 09, 2015 Le Trabendo, Paris, France
Nov 10, 2015 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Nov 12, 2015 O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 13, 2015 Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nov 19, 2015 Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nov 21, 2015 Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece
Nov 22, 2015 Fuzz Live Music Club, Athens, Greece

2016
Feb 04, 2016 70.000 Tons of Metal, Fort Lauderdale, USA
Apr 14, 2016 Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands (playing entire "Gothic" album)May 27, 2016 Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, USA


PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

News: Grooveyard records Halloween special



 

  GROOVEYARD RECORDS - "Best Of" (Volume One) (GYR100)

An awesome collection of 15 killer heavy guitar rock tracks compiled from the Grooveyard Records catalog. This special disc lands as an excellent musical document that represents what the Grooveyard is all about. Includes mega-awesome Guitar Rock tracks/riffage by BLINDSIDE BLUES BAND, JOHNNY HUNKINS, JAY JESSE JOHNSON, GUITAR PETE, BLINDSTONE, MOUNTAIN OF POWER w/ JOHN NORUM, VINCE HAWKINS & COMPANY SLAVE, DIRTY DAVE OSTI, PLANKTON, CRAIG ERICKSON, BRYCE JANEY, TONY SPINNER, GUGUN POWER TRIO, SKY HIGH featuring CLAS YNGSTROM & GREG KOCH.

An awesome collection of 15 killer heavy guitar rock tracks compiled from the Grooveyard Records catalog. This special disc lands as an excellent musical document that represents what the Grooveyard is all about. Includes mega-awesome Guitar Rock tracks/riffage. Buy any disc from Grooveyard and get this one free.


GROOVEYARD RECORDS - "Best Of" (Volume Two) (GYR120)

This awesome heavy guitar rocker features 15 outstanding tracks of bad-ass Grooveyard Records riffage/mojo that represent what we are all about. Pure unadulturated brain-damaging killer blues-based guitar rock excellence. Welcome to the superb GROOVEYARD RECORDS: "BEST OF" (Volume Two) Disc.


JAY JESSE JOHNSON - "Set The Blues On Fire" (GYR137)

Outstanding 5th studio disc by this awesome blues/rock guitar axeslinger from Indiana. 12 tracks of top-shelf, world-class, powerful, dynamic, ass-kickin', blues-based guitar rock excellence. Combining strong songs and amazing musicianship, complete with an excellent sonic production, it all adds up to create an incredible, sophisticated, memorable blues/rock guitar experience.


CRAIG ERICKSON - "Sky Train Galaxy" (GYR138)

Excellent new studio disc by this awesome, gifted blues/rock axeslinger from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Featuring 11 tracks of top-shelf, dynamic, soul-powered, blues-based, retro-70s guitar rock mojo of world class proportions. An outstanding guitar rocker that is full of depth, soul and blues power. Craig Erickson is a true, authentic "old-school" guitar hero.


BRYCE JANEY - "Delta Road" (GYR139)

Awesome 10th studio solo disc by this superb blues/rock axeslinger from Iowa - 11 tracks of top-shelf, world-class, organic, retro-fied, soul-powered, way-kool, blues/rock guitar music guaranteed to rock your damn blues away. "Delta Road" is premium-blend, southern-fried, blues-based guitar rock mojo at it's finest and Brother Bryce is a serious, bad-ass, axe-slingin' son of a gun.


MIKE ONESKO'S GUITAR ARMY - "In The Name Of Rock N' Roll" (GYR131)

On his incredible new disc, Onesko is a true riffmaster general who has assembled an ultimate Guitar Army to fight the good fight and Keep the Flame Alive "In The Name Of Rock N' Roll." Onesko's Guitar Army consists of an unstoppable bulletproof platoon of mega-awesome special guest guitar rock soldiers: Bruce Bouillet (Racer X), Brett Ellis, Dirty Dave Osti, Martin J. Andersen (Blindstone), Janne Stark (Mountain Of Power), Jay Jesse Johnson (B.B.B.), Craig Erickson, Doug Rappoport & Special Ops Rock God Vocalist Jeff Martin (Racer X/Badlands). All contribute their fierce guitar rock power to Keep the Rock Alive and win the war against musical mediocrity with six-string weapons of mass destruction.


MARTIN J. ANDERSEN - "Six String Renegade" (GYR132)

Phenomenal first solo studio disc by this amazing gifted guitarist/vocalist from Denmark, best known as the prolific leader/founder of the awesome power trio: Blindstone. Ten tracks of outstanding, world-class, powerful, killer, retro-sonic, blues-based, total heavy guitar excellence that lands down hard with exceptional musical brilliance. Rock solid to the core as a solo artist, Andersen has achieved true guitar rock greatness on the aptly titled, amazing beyond belief "Six String Renegade" disc. From start to finish, he kicks our asses hard with his brain-damaging brand of high-voltage, electrified, guitar rock riffage/mojo & an excellent mix of vocal + instrumental tracks.


BLINDSTONE - "Live In Denmark" (GYR133)

Grooveyard Records is proud to present the Mega-awesome sixth disc by this mind-blowing heavy guitar power trio from Denmark featuring the incredible Martin J. Andersen on guitar & vocals. 11 tracks of outstanding, brain-damaging, over-the-top, bad-ass, blues-based, retro-sonic, guitar rock awesomeness that weighs heavy on the big, electric power trio jam:factor. On the amazing "Live In Denmark" disc, Blindstone dig deep into a remarkable set of awesome beyond belief originals plus several way-kool cover tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush with a stellar version of "Land Of 1000 Nights" (captured live for the 1st time on this disc) - it all defies six string gravity!


FOUR STICKS - "Electric Celebration" (GYR135)

Excellent debut studio disc by this outstanding hard rock band from Sweden featuring 12 tracks of awesome, dynamic, blues-based, retro-70s, classic rock mojo that lands way-kool beyond belief. From start to finish, the "Electric Celebration" disc is a remarkable, timeless, bluesy hard rock masterpiece of world-class proportions. Four Sticks is a Swedish Rock super-group that features incredible, soul-powered rock vox accompanied by outstanding, talented players who combine to create a truly kick-ass memorable sound - experience true hard rock bliss with the superb Four Sticks "Electric Celebration" disc. An essential Swedish hard melodic rocker.


JOHNNY HUNKINS - "Down In Flames" (GYR127)

Outstanding 2nd studio disc by this awesome axeripper featuring excellent, high-adrenaline, classic guitar rock mojo of brain-damaging proportions. This is Hunkins' finest musical hour, an essential, highly entertaining, dynamic, melodic, blues-based, hard-rocker that includes Special Guests: Derek St. Holmes & Jarrod England on vocals, Chris Duarte on guitar, Dirty Dave Osti on guitar & vocals, Tony Franklin on bass and Ryan Hoyle on drums. A superb, killer, six string-fueled musical ride that will rock your world "Down In Flames".


AMERICAN MAFIA - "Rock N' Roll Hit Machine" (GYR128)

Awesome debut studio disc featuring top-shelf, world-class, dynamic, blues-based, retro-70s, Melodic Classic Rock. The brain-child of Tom Jude (guitar) & Freddy Villano (bass), American Mafia are joined by Bobby Marks (drums) & a way-kool, impressive cast of outstanding rock vocalists lending their talents: John West, Jimmy Kunes, Don Chaffin, Mike DiMeo, Ed Terry & David Knight. American Mafia land rock solid on this outstanding disc & make you a nice round deal you can't refuse in this killer display of memorable, radio-friendly, classic, hard rock excellence.


BULLFROG - "Clearwater" (GYR129)

Way-kool 4th studio disc from this awesome power trio from Italy featuring 11 tracks of bad-ass, killer, blues-based, old-school, legit, heavy guitar rock mojo that will kick your ass & trip your brain hard. Bullfrog dig deep & lay their musical burdens down on the excellent "Clearwater" disc that features a vast array of classic, dynamic riffage and includes Special Guest Axemaster Jimi Barbiani on the "title" track. An essential, mega-70s-inspired, retro-sonic, vintage power trio rocker.


SOUL SHINE SOCIETY - "Back Where You Belong" (GYR130)

Excellent 2nd studio disc by this way-kool hard rock band from Finland featuring 10 tracks of awesome, dynamic, blues-based, retro-organic, 70s-inspired, classic melodic guitar rock that burns & shines brightly. Tune in and get "Back Where You Belong" with REAL soul-powered truth & become part of the Soul Shine Society musical experience. A superb slice of world class rock n' roll mojo for your soul.


BRETT ELLIS - "Reflections Of Electrified Music" (GYR122)

A Mega-awesome collection of incredible guitar rock mojo by supreme axemaster Brett Ellis. Includes 13 tracks of blistering-hot, intense, bad-ass, killer, rippin', blues-based heavy guitar power trio riffage that will blow your mind & rock your world. Brett Ellis is an amazing, gifted guitarist who speaks the six string truth through his instrument as he unleashes an explosive, relentless dose of serious musical mayhem. With powerful heavy riffage and brain-damaging in-your-face rippin' leads, Ellis takes us to the Outskirts of Infinity and Beyond.
STONE MACHINE - "Rock Ain't Dead" (GYR123)

Killer 3rd studio disc by this excellent, blues-based, hard rock band from WV featuring 11 tracks of awesome, dynamic, retro 70s, Southern-inspired guitar rock mojo that lands down hard on solid ground. Stone Machine features the incredible Jason Mays on vocals & Dirk "Riffmaster" Blevins on guitar. Both of these good musical brothers deliver a righteous set of kick-ass, vintage Rock n' Roll on this authentic, old-school, powerful slice of way-kool, Classic Rock. Real Rock Ain't Dead; it Lives and Breathes Sonic Fire in the form of these retro-fied Stone Machine riff:rockers.
PEBBLEMAN - "Call Of Fate" (GYR125)

Outstanding 4th studio disc by this killer heavy guitar rock band from South Africa featuring 10 tracks of awesome, powerful, dynamic, blues-based, retro-sonic guitar rockin' mojo that kicks serious six string ass & truly defines superb hard rock excellence. The classic quartet line-up features soul-powered rock vocal god Jesse Jordan & Richard Pryor on guitar, an incredible bad-ass axeripper who is a high-adrenaline Strat-O-Delic force to be reckoned with. Complete with superb songs full of depth, maturity & soul and jam-packed with world-class heavy guitar rock mojo.
SNAKE HEAD RITUAL - "Self-Titled" (GYR105)

Way-kool debut studio disc by this bad-ass, killer hard rock band from Toledo, Ohio featuring 10 tracks of excellent, straight-up, powerful, blues-based, retro-fied, melodic Classic Rock mojo that will kick your ass & rip the roof off your good rock n' roll jam:house. The Snake Head Ritual disc is an awesome slab of hard-driving, no-frills, ass-kickin', pure rock fury complete with strong, memorable songs full of depth, maturity & heavy rock mojo. Snake Head Ritual are true Rock N' Roll saviors on a Mission to Keep the Rock alive.
GUGUN POWER TRIO - "Soul Shaker" (GYR103)

Excellent 6th studio disc by this amazing heavy guitar power trio from Indonesia featuring 11 tracks of mega-awesome, superb, killer, dynamic, retro-70s, blues-based six string guitar rock magnificence that lands down hard between a rock and a blues place. Axemaster Gugun is a T R U E Guitar Hero, the R E A L deal on the guitar, a relentless, powerful Six String Force to be reckoned with who digs in deep & struts his bad-ass, funky, heavy guitar rock mojo from start to finish on this remarkable Grooveyard Records disc. A bad-ass, fierce, three headed, riff-monster.
VINCE HAWKINS & COMPANY SLAVE - "Roads To Freedom" (GYR101)

Phenomenal 2nd studio disc by this bad-ass, killer power trio from Canada featuring the amazing Hendrix-inspired heavy guitar talents of Vince Hawkins. With 13 awesome tracks of brain-damaging, way-kool, powerful, hard-hitting, blues-based, retro-70s, riffage that defines the true meaning of heavy guitar rock. Combining elements of "old-school" guitar heaviness with a fresh modern twist, the "Roads To Freedom" disc is a serious slice of outstanding guitar rock mojo.
BLACK MOUNTAIN PROPHET - "Notorious Sinner" (GYR107)

Killer debut studio disc by this way-kool blues-based guitar rock band from the backwoods of Kentucky & Tennessee featuring Jarrod England (Rufus Huff) on lead vocals & guitar and Bob Watkins (Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies) on guitar. Excellent, dynamic, blues-based, vintage, retro-70s, hard rock mojo that will have you worshipping at their soul-powered House Of Rock. Black Mountain Prophet are Retro Sonic Preachers of the good old fashioned Rock N' Roll Gospel who have just added the 11th Commandment to the "Good Book": Thou Shalt Rock.
MOJO RADIO - "Rise" (GYR108)

Excellent 2nd studio disc by this way-kool blues-based hard rock band featuring the outstanding vocal talents of Adam Zierten. Awesome, memorable, dynamic, melodic, soul-powered, blues-based, organic, retro rock n' roll mojo. On their powerful sophomore effort, Mojo Radio dig deep & produce a killer set of classic, timeless, modern-day guitar rock with a strong musical nod towards their retro-70s heroes. The Steepwater Band "Riffmaster" Jeff Massey lands as a "Special Guest" guitarist on the stellar, dynamic, epic "See It Through."
NANDHA BLUES: "Black Strawberry Mama" (GYR109)

Awesome debut studio disc by this excellent guitar rock power trio from Italy featuring way-kool, dynamic, blues-based, retro-70s, heavy guitar rock mojo that lands down solid at the Southern Rock Jam Band crossroads. Nandha Blues features Max Arrigo on guitar & lead vocals, a legit, authentic "vintage" guitar slinger who plays a classic mix of killer six string slide & lead mojo that rocks the blues with truth & passion. Brother Arrigo digs deep on the guitar and jams out on this killer set of vintage, bluesy guitar rock excellence.
DIRTY DAVE OSTI - "Shakedown On Salvation Street" (GYR110)

Mega-awesome third studio disc by this bad-ass blues/rock axeripper & his finest musical effort to date. Brother Osti teaches us a thing or two about glorious "six string redemption" on his killer new disc as a true testament that rock n' roll ain't dead. A Righteous Hard Rockin' Guitar-Slingin' Preacher Man on an electrified Mission to Keep the Rock alive.
TONY SPINNER - "Earth Music For Aliens" (GYR111)

Phenomenal 9th solo disc by this way-kool blues/rock strat-master featuring world-class, high-octane, soul-powered, dynamic, blues-based, guitar driven power trio rock will make you a firm believer that Real music still exists in a world of musical mediocrity. A retro-sonic slice of blues/rock mojo full of depth, soul & blues power with real songs, first-rate guitar playing & excellent soulful vox.
BRYCE JANEY - "Burning Flame" (GYR112)

Outstanding 9th solo disc by this awesome blues/rock axeslinger featuring dynamic, deep, soul-powered, bluesy heavy guitar power trio rock that stands tall in a class all its own. Bryce is a killer guitar slinger who unleashes a righteous, earthy, low-down, ass-kickin' set of hard, electric rockin' blues complete with seriously kool six string mojo, soulful, whiskey soaked vocals & strong songs.
THE JANEYS - "Get Down With The Blues" (GYR113)

Awesome 3rd studio disc featuring the amazing Father/Son duo of BillyLee & Bryce Janey on guitars. Bad-ass, hard-hitting, powerful, blues-based heavy guitar rock mojo that lands down solid between a rock and a blues place, the boys kick hard out of the gate with a killer Hendrix jam, ending the disc with an outstanding version of "Third Stone From The Sun" with premium grade blues/rock mojo in between.
CRAIG ERICKSON - "Rare Tracks" (Volume Two) (GYR114)

An excellent collection of rare unreleased tracks/jams by this outstanding, prolific blues/rock axeslinger from Cedar Rapids, Iowa featuring 14 tracks of awesome, dynamic, blues-based, retro-70s, heavy guitar rock mojo. On Volume Two, Craig Erickson picks up where he left off on the first "Rare Tracks" disc and takes us on a deep, intimate, six string musical journey with his guitar.
GUITAR PETE - "Bad Intentions" (GYR115)

Killer new studio disc by this bad-ass blues/rock axeripper from NYC featuring 9 tracks of brain-damaging, retro-70s, blues-based heavy guitar power trio riffage complete with extended, over-the-top, face-melting, lead guitar jams that rock the blues with raw, wild abandon. The man is a fearless guitar warrior on a "world domination" mission to Keep the Rock alive.
GUITAR PETE - "Rare Tracks" (GYR116)

A collection of rare unreleased tracks & jams recorded through the years by this way-kool, bad-ass, killer blues/rock axeripper from NYC. Includes 11 11 tracks of raw, muscular, in-your-face, six string rock with a Leslie West meets Hendrix meets Billy Gibbons vibe. Dig deep and smell the serious blues-based, ball bustin', ass kickin', retro-70s heavy guitar rock riffage.

ALEX MASI - DANGER ZONE" (GYR117)

Awesome 17th studio disc by this amazing, killer axemaster from Italy featuring 12 tracks of brain-damaging, powerful, over-the-top instrumental heavy guitar shred madness of monumental proportions. Alex Masi is a legendary, supreme, bad-ass guitar virtuoso who takes us on an incredible six string musical journey entitled "Danger Zone", his first disc for Grooveyard Records. A mind-blowing, lethal display of nuclear guitar rock mojo on a Mission to Keep the Shred alive.
TORBEN ENEVOLDSEN - "ABOVE AND BEYOND" (GYR118)

Excellent 4th solo studio disc by this awesome guitarist from Denmark featuring killer, powerful, hard-hitting, instrumental guitar riffage that kicks sonic metal ass and lands on rock solid ground. Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Section A, Fatal Force, Acacia Avenue & Decoy) is an accomplished, world-class, axemaster who speaks the same six string language as the guitar greats on the outstanding "Above And Beyond" disc. An essential, dynamic, melodic, heavy guitar rocker.
JULIEN LACHARME PROJECT - "OUT OF BOUNDS" (GYR119)

Phenomenal debut studio disc by this outstanding guitarist from France featuring awesome, impressive, dynamic, blues-based, instrumental guitar rock mojo that defines true six string brilliance. Julien (DJUL) Lacharme is an exceptional new guitar talent who also writes strong, interesting, memorable songs/compositions. "Out Of Bounds" is a remarkable, well-crafted musical document that is essential listening for serious guitar rock lovers worldwide. An amazing, intelligent, sophisticated, musical work of six string truth.

Stéphan Forté: Halloween special announcement



Illustration by Lulu Inthesky
Sector A: UNDEAD Music Video, out on Halloween

The wait is almost over, the music video for Sector A: UNDEAD will be released this Saturday at 6:00PM CET (5PM UTC).
Is there a better way to start your Halloween evening than cranking up your speakers to the creepiest music video to date?
So get dressed, put the video on max-res, push the volume and enjoy! Then go get drunk to the party of your choice, it's Saturday night after all.

We wanted to thank you all for making this wonderful video possible:

the production team, the actors and above all, a massive thank you to the fans, you've made this project not only Stéphan's but yours too.

By the way did you order your signed copy of Enigma Opera Black? Or of the songbooks? Well you can still do so here.