Friday, 15 April 2016

Guthrie Govan, Jude Gold: Episode 10 - No Guitar Is Safe

Guitarist Guthrie Govan is revered worldwide—not just for his stunning guitar playing, but also for his humble, thoughtful, and fearless approaches to musical exploration. Here, host Jude Gold plugs in with Govan to explore the techniques and inspiration behind his guitar parts on the new Aristocrats album, Tres Caballeros.

Episode 10 — Guthrie Govan

Mamoru Morishita: Countdown - John Coltrane

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Countdown (John Coltrane) by Mamoru Morishita (April 15th 2016)

Edward Box: Inner Oceans by XLR8R

Inner Oceans by XLR8R

1. Superimposed 04:31 
2. Follow Me 03:50
3. The Deep Silence 04:26
4. Vertigo 04:39
5. Synaesthesia 02:17
6. Everchanging Sky 04:33
7. Stained 10:08
8. Incisions 03:15
9. End Of The World 03:12
10. Promise 04:39
11. Someone Somewhere 05:08
12. Flow 06:01
13. Am I Real 04:19
14. Rise And Fall 05:09
15. Mountain 10:25

Originally released on 500 only pressing, this is a re-issue of XLR8R's 1995 album with seven bonus tracks. These are taken from 1992 and 1996.
released December 4, 2015

Mark Savage - Vocals
Edward Box - Guitar
Gary Foalle - Bass
Martin Douglas - Drums

Edward Box / Al Barnes - Guitar - Tracks 13 -15
Simon Douglas - Bass- Tracks 13 -15

Katherine Zeserson - Additonal vocals - Tracks 5 and 15
Ivan Sears - Violin and Harp - Track 5

Tracks 1 - 8 and 13 -15 engineered and mixed by Fred Purser
Tracks 9 -12 engineered and mixed by Dave Hills
Additonal engineering, mixing and mastering by Fred Purser

Produced by XLR8R

All songs written by Box / Savage
except track 14 - Barnes / Box / Savage

Cover design - Mark Hardy, Mark Savage, Gary Foalle and Pete Thompson

Technical support - Neil Lough

Ihsahn: Aristides Instruments Collaborates with lead guitarist from Norwegian black metal band Emperor

Aristides Instruments Collaborates with Guitarist Ihsahn

Haarlem, Netherlands – Aristides Instruments today announces their collaboration with Ihsahn, founder of the legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor. Ihsahn has released six solo albums, with his latest effort entitled Arktis, available April 8th. This signing bolsters Aristides Instruments already robust roster and expands the number of notable users performing with Aristides’ innovative Arium-constructed guitars. Ihsahn will be touring in 2016 to support the new release.

Guitar World Executive Editor Brad Angle calls Ihsahn “one of the most influential, progressive, and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene." says he is “an elite musician.” Blabbermouth declares him, “an evolutionary wunderkind.” For the 40-year old musician, the global accolades have yet to impact his creativity with each and every album pushing boundaries and preconceived sounds typically assigned to heavy music.

As to why he decided to move to Aristides Instruments at this point in his career, Ihsahn commented “For me, the Aristides experience came in several stages. First, I was struck by the flawless craftsmanship and quality of every component. Secondly, by the pristine playability, resonance and stability. Then I realised this applied to all of their instruments, but with a seemingly endless range of tonal variety. Aristides Instruments are no doubt dedicated to innovation, but at the same time so passionate about bringing everything I love about guitars into the future. I’m just thrilled to be part of it!”

Since 2007, Aristides Instruments has been engineering guitars made of Arium, a tone material specifically developed for guitar manufacture. Arium’s superior acoustic properties were achieved by studying the behaviors of sound in a microscopic cellular level. Elevating over traditional tone woods and materials, Arium possesses one of the most ideal tone structures conceived, and is the heart and soul of Aristides expanding line of guitars and basses.

To read a full interview with Ihsahn on the Aristides website, please visit:

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Al Joseph: Modal Masterclass! from

Master The Modes With Al Joseph!
Al Joseph returns with a Modal Masterclass that will finally lift the veil on the modes, giving you a better understanding of what they are, and how to use them to create your own modal ideas!

Al says ‘Modes are my favourite, I love them, but I can see how they can be confusing. I’m going to crack the code on this one for you guys and definitely give you a better understanding of how I visualise the modes, why I use them over certain chords, and all that good stuff!’ - Al is a such a brilliant teacher so you know you’re in safe hands with this one!

Investing in this masterclass will not only give you an understanding of how modes function, but will also show you how to visualise the concepts to combine the modes with functional harmony. Finally it will bridge the gap from concept to application by showing you how to utilise the modal concepts in real world musical situations and in your own solos!

Zakk Wylde: Wylde Audio has arrived!

The time has finally come!

Pending our December 8th announcement of our partnership with Zakk and his Wylde Audio brand, we're happy to announce they are shipping and arriving in stores now!

Buy now at special pricing and to see the full line at WyldeAudio or stop into your local Guitar Center to rock one yourself!