Thursday, 26 November 2015

Greg Koch: more Koch ups ready for Thanksgiving... Outtakes - - Vol. 3

We've been so blown away by the response to our Greg Koch Outtake videos, we decided to say THANK YOU for over 20 million YouTube views with brand new installment, Greg Koch Outtakes Vol 3, featuring "The Hoot Owl" and "Metal Poppins." It doesn't get much better than this.

Greg Koch Outtakes - - Vol. 3

Andy James: Guitar Academy - Black Friday SALE

Andy James Guitar Academy - Black Friday SALE

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Andreas Öberg, John Rijsdijk: live in concert - Django's Tiger - awesome performance

An awesome performance by Andreas Öberg and John Rijsdij at a recent live concert - Django's Tiger

Andreas Öberg & John Rijsdijk live in concert - Django's Tiger

Dan Mumm: "Tempest Sonata" 3rd Movement - Beethoven

The 3rd Movement of Beethoven's "Tempest Sonata" or Piano Sonata No. 17 Op. 31 No. 2 as arranged and performed by Dan Mumm.

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"Tempest Sonata" 3rd Movt - Beethoven - Dan Mumm - Classical Metal Guitar

Joe Basilio, Lari Basilio: teaser 3 from the upcoming EP entitled "Excelsis"

Teaser 3 - EP Joe Basilio "Excelsis"

Making of das gravações de guitarras!

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Mateus Starling: Giant Steps solo improvisation - very classy

Touching on the subject Giant Steps with the metronome on 2 and 4. 200bpm
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Jarle H Olsen: You Only Live Twice - brilliant take on the wonderful 007 classic from 1967

Composed by John Barry. Rearrangements/orchestrations by Jarle H. Olsen. My take on the wonderful 007 classic from 1967, by the genius John Barry. (RIP)

Jarle H. Olsen - You Only Live Twice

Andre Nieri: performance from a Suhr Clinic in Korea

The guitarist André Nieri sent this video straight from Korea to the Portal Guitar Shred. Check out a snippet of what happened there.

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Andre Nieri - Suhr Clinic in Korea

Tomáš Raclavský: Modern Day Babylon - Airis effects Savage drive DEMO

Here is my test for Airis effects with new demo song :)
Signal chain: Skervesen 4AP8ff and Skervesen Raptor 7ff -airis savage drive - mesa boogie roadking ll - mb 4x12 oversized - akg c414 - solid state preamp - Antelope orion AD/DA - DAW
All guitar tones in this demo are almost raw , but the high pass filter, delay on leads and cleans.
Settings on Mesa boogie are:
Gain 2, Bass 0.5, Mids 0, Treble 5, Presence 0

Drums - Toontrack Progressive Foundry SDX

Modern Day Babylon - Airis effects Savage drive DEMO

Micha Schellhaas: announces debut album featuring Supertramp's Carl Verheyen and Drum Legend Chad Wakerman

Guitar Virtuoso Micha Schellhaas To Release Full-Length Debut Album Featuring Supertramp's Carl Verheyen and Drum Legend Chad Wakerman

Micha Schellhaas – Compositions, Guitars 
Chad Wackerman – Drums
Dave Marotta – Bass 
Jim Cox – Piano, Hammond B3
Carl Verheyen – Production and additional guitars 
Recorded 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Track list: 
1.Velocity | 
2.Ford F-150 | 
3.Double Take | 
4.Your Turn | 
5.False Fork | 
6.5&6 | 
7.Travel Song | 
8.Texaleans | 
9.Slow Blues For B.B.

Los Angeles - Much to the excitement of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Micha Schellhaas will be releasing his full-length debut album “Double Take” on December 1st. The album features Supertramp guitar legend Carl Verheyen and drummer Chad Wakerman, who is best known for his work with Frank Zappa and Allan Holdsworth.

Says Micha, “ 'Double Take', my first full length release, reflects my relationship with the US and my journey to come and in the end live here. After I was already established in Europe with steady gigs and my own recording studio, the artist in me was still not happy and I needed to go and check out the source and birthplaces of the music and 'sound' I was most inspired by: Jazz, Blues and Rock. My first trip was a 3 month driving loop starting and ending in NYC all the way through New Orleans, Austin, LA, San Francisco and back. Songs like 'Travel Song' and 'Texaleans' reflect that time. Later I lived in Austin/Texas for a while and you can hear that 'Stevie Ray' sound in my songs 'Ford F-150’ and ‘Your Turn’ that also features a blazing solo by Carl Verheyen. Now living in LA more fusion influences came back to my writing in compositions like 'Velocity' and '5&6'.”

“Micha Schellhaas has a unique touch on the guitar that sets him apart from everyone playing the instrument today. That feel, in combination with his beautiful composing is what makes him a joy to listen to.” - Carl Verheyen

Micha Schellhaas is an LA-based guitarist living his dream and fulfilling his mission to make music as a solo artist, accompanist and composer. In 2013, he released his first EP, “Wings of Fire”, recorded at the renowned Sunset Studios in Hollywood. “Wings of Fire” was produced by Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) who also performed on the tracks, and featuring several other industry veterans (Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa), Dave Marotta (Manhattan Transfer, Burt Bacharach), Jim Cox (Mark Knopfler, Robben Ford). The EP is an exciting prelude to the full-length album due for release in 2015.

Heavily influenced by classic rock, blues and jazz, Micha has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old. Born in Germany, his musical career began in Europe where he gained a Master's degree in jazz guitar from the prestigious Dutch ARTEZ conservatory, and produced music from his former recording studio, TRINIX Studio, in the Netherlands. Having performed and toured in numerous European countries, he took on the U.S. for the first time in 2008, to explore the home of original blues and rock 'n' roll music and the main inspiration for his artistic journey. Coast-to-coast travels included an extended stint in Austin, Texas, where he was actively involved in the local jazz and blues scene, and enjoyed the opportunity to perform at the renowned SXSWfestival with his improvised street band, the “Rebel Street Show”. Micha is keeping his bonds with Austin strong, visiting on a regular basis and constantly exchanging with Texan and local Austin artists.

Micha settled in California in 2013, where his musical career has gone from strength to strength, operating from his private recording studio in Venice Beach. With a top selection of classic vintage instruments, amplifiers and state of the art recording equipment, the MichaMusic Studio is a home base for recording guitars on his own projects, collaborations and hired recording work. Micha is recording instruction videos and gear demos from his studio as well, most notable is his recent work for the top class, southern California boutique guitar builder Ian A. Guitars and Electric Alchemist Pickups.

Says Micha, “Carl Verheyen produced the album. He is a guitar legend, and brought all his guitar wisdom and experience with him in the studio. He is also a vintage guitar expert and has countless hours of experience recording great guitar sounds with vintage gear. His own albums set standards in guitar music today.

“Chad Wackerman played the drums. He started his career when he was only 17 years old and played alongside Steve Vai in Frank Zappa's band. He is to this day one of the top drummers in the world. His organic playing is just as much supporting as it is exciting and really defined the sound of this album. Chad caught on the unique details of each tune and groove immediately, and really made everything shine. He was my number one drummer in the world for the record, since I knew he can play a swing, a texas blues, a tune with brushes and a heavy riff odd meter tune all on one record and make it fit together perfectly.

“Jim Cox played Hammond B-3, Grand Piano and Fender Rhodes. He is touring with Mark Knopfler and Robben Ford regularly. Jim has a fantastic way of playing that is colorful and strong, always supporting the song and never in the way of the guitars. He can pick up a solo in any style right away and plays great chords to support the melody. He is one of the finest Organ players around and we made sure we had a B3 at the studio.

“Dave Marotta played bass. He also played on several of Carl's albums and is well known for his work with Gino Vannelli and Burt Bacharach. He, Carl and Chad have been playing together for a long time and it was great to have a well working rhythm section for the recordings right from the start. Dave's super solid playing and quick communication with Chad solidified the vibe of a great band just having fun in the studio and recording a record full of interesting grooves and great arrangements.”

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Davide Rinaldi - 'Orbital Chaos' - with ESP E-II Hrf and Ez Mix2

Davide Rinaldi 'Orbital Chaos'.

Ez Mix2

Davide Rinaldi - 'Orbital Chaos'

Trey Xavier: Kiesel - Aries Multiscale Review - Gear Gods

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - that is in fact a fanned-fret Carvin guitar - the first of its kind. Trey demos this brand new guitar in our first-ever exclusive launch day review. More info and to order this guitar:

Mixed and mastered by Alex Nasla.

Signal chain is guitar straight into Pro Tools, reamped through Axe Fx II - Angle Severe model
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Jared Dines: random Keisel arrives, gets unboxed, tuned and noodled

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SteveTerreberry: Kiesel AM7 - Presenting the new Kiesel Aries multi-scale fan-fretted 7-string guitar!!

Presenting the new Kiesel Aries multi-scale (fan-fretted) 7-string guitar!!

Kiesel AM7 Multi-Scale DEMO

Ian Ethan Case: Butter II performed on a dobule neck 18-String Guitar - incredible acoustitap

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Ian Ethan Case - Butter II - (18-String Guitar)

Gus G: What Lies Below - Solo video featuring Elize Ryd on vocals

Gus G. (feat. Elize Ryd) - What Lies Below (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album "Brand New Revolution". Century Media Records 2015. Directed by Patric Ullaeus.

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Andy Timmons, Gary Willis, Martin Miller: great spontaneous jam session over a classic blues song Ibanez Guitar Festival 2015

The evening ended with a great spontaneous jam session over a classic blues song.
Playing are Andy Timmons (guitar), Gary Willis (bass), Martin Miller (guitar) and Per Burström (drums). A spontaneous
Magnus had other things to do and could not be part of the jam.

Ibanez Guitar Festival 2015 : The Jam (Andy Timmons, Gary Willis, Martin Miller, Per Burström)

Chris Feener: Sonny's Dream a Tribute to Ron Hynes - Instrumental Rendition

I have a gig at a gospel concert in a couple nights so I decided it'd be a suitable way to pay tribute to the late Ron Hynes with an instrumental rendition of "Sonny's Dream". Enjoy!
(Disclaimer: I "repaired" a bend at 2:16 that I didn't notice failed to sustain properly when the video was basically done, hence it not syncing.)

Chris Feener - SONNY'S DREAM (Tribute to Ron Hynes) Instrumental Rendition

t-cophony: How to play New encounter with guitar tab

Guitar tab :
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New encounter - T-cophony (How to play) with guitar tab

Marco Sfogli: PFM perform "Traveler" from Their "Jet Lag" album. Highline Ballroom, NYC 2015

PFM perform "Traveler" from Their "Jet Lag" album. November 24, 2015; Highline Ballroom, NYC :: Please do not be strangers. Forty years it is far too long between a concert here. Thanks Franz, Patrick et al ::

Lance Lopez: Supersonic Blues Machine - Album featuring Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte.

Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter LANCE LOPEZ, producer, mixer and bass player Fabrizio Grossi and drummer Kenny Aronoff are the family that is Supersonic Blues Machine.

Their debut 'West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco' is host to an incredible list of collaborators such as Billy F Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford Music, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte.

'West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco' will be released on CD and double vinyl by Mascot Label Group on Feb 26, 2016.

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Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Q&A #1 Part 2 of 4

Answering questions the fans submitted for the first official Fountainhead Q&A in octobre 2015.

Fountainhead Q&A #1 Part 2 of 4

Tony MacAlpine: plays "Man in a Metal Cage" live on EMGtv

Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. Edge of Insanity, his classic debut album, was recently ranked by Guitar World magazine as one of the Top Ten Shred Guitar Albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati; PSMS(Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian); as well as the Grammy nominatedCAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing guitar and keys in Steve Vai's touring band The Breed. Tony’s most recent album Concrete Gardens was released in May.

Tony was hospitalized with severe stomach pains in August. After a number of misdiagnoses, doctors found a large mass in his intestine which they removed. Following biopsies, tests and a period where Tony became very ill after surgery, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Though the doctors were able to remove the tumor, he still needs at least 6 months of chemotherapy to ensure the cancer doesn’t spread. He was forced to cancel 2 months of international tour dates in Asia, Australia and Europe, leaving him unable to pay for his medical treatment. Adding to this already difficult situation, Tony’s wife was diagnosed in June with breast cancer, so it’s been a very rough time for them both.

Guitar legends Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5, along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy, bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert to raise funds to help with Tony's treatment.

The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on December 12, 2015, at 7:00pm, featuring performances from John 5 & The Creatures, Zakk Wylde with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian; Steve Vai and band, and culminating in an all-star jam with house band Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian featuring special guests. Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies for the night. Tickets are on sale now.

Many fans who can't make it to the show, or are overseas, have expressed their desire to contribute to the benefit to cover Tony's medical costs, so we set up this GoFundMe campaign to help him. We are deeply grateful for all the offers of support Tony has received.
Tony MacAlpine and his band are back on the EMGtv stage with another track from his recent album, "Concrete Gardens". Check out his technical prowess in this performance of "Man in a Metal Cage," featuring Tony on seven string guitar along with fellow EMG artist, Nili Brosh. Tony and Nili are both using the EMG 57-7H and EMG 66-7H humbucker pickups. Subscribe to EMGtv to get updates on future releases from Tony and other EMG artists.

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Tony MacAlpine plays "Man in a Metal Cage" live on EMGtv

Martin Andres: Pomegranate Tiger - Manifesto - new album and goodies available for pre order

Martin Andres: Pomegranate Tiger - Manifesto - new album and goodies available for pre order

1. Manifesto
2. Stomp The Haunted Crown
3. Boundless 05:10
4. The Masked Ball
5. Paper Hammers
6. Color Theory
7. Billions And Billions
8. With Knives As Teeth
9. Cyclic 04:57
10. Ovation


Pomegranate Tiger is a musical project by Martin Andres

Guitars/Drums: Martin Andres
Guest Electric Bass: Chase Bryant