Thursday, 7 July 2016

Devin Townsend: UK tour dates announced

Following on from the recent announcement of studio album ‘Transcendence’, due for worldwide release on 9th September, Devin Townsend Project has confirmed a much anticipated UK tour for 2017.

‘Transcendence’, the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Z2’ double-album (half of which was made up of the full-length ‘Sky Blue’), sees the award-winning Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record.

Matteo Brigo: Super Paradox Combo - from his solo album "It Works!" - great melodic metal from Italy

Here's the new Matteo Brigo video of the song "Super Paradox Combo" from his solo album "It Works!" (2016).
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shot by Paola Balasso at Larsen Studio
edited by Matteo Brigo and Angela Forin

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex De Rosso
Artwork and original comics elements (carrots and guitars) by Flaminia Spinelli
Guitars: Matteo Brigo
Bass: Luca Serasin
Drums: Alessandro Arcolin
Special thanks to: Paola Balasso for patience and support! Luca Russo of Larsen Studio.
Angela for the great ideas and constant support!

Matteo Brigo - Super Paradox Combo

Lloyd Miller: To Release Second Blues Rock EP “Light Is Rising”

Blues Rock Guitarist Lloyd Miller To Release Second EP “Light Is Rising”

Austin, TX - Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, alternative Christian blues rock guitarist singer/songwriter Lloyd Miller will be releasing his new EP titled “Light Is Rising” on July 9, 2016! This is Lloyd's sophomore release and once again shares a message of inspiration and hope.

Says Lloyd, “The concept/meaning behind the CD is moving forward into a new and better way of life than the way I was living in my past. For me its about asking God to fill me with the holy spirit through His son Jesus Christ and letting the living words of the bible renew my mind into a better way of living in the light and leaving the darkness behind.

“When I wrote the songs for the EP I was going through a spiritual 12 step program with a mentor who I met at Gateway church in Austin, TX. One of many experiences God led me through in my effort to break free from the addictions and bad habits of my past. I have found writing songs about my life experiences to be a very healing and fulfilling experience so I'm always emotionally attached to each song. When we recorded this EP I was the first artist to record at Evil Snail Studios in Manchaca, Tx which is owned by Rom and Kfir Gov. They are brothers who moved to Austin after having success as musicians and a production team in Israel. Rom is a pro level session and touring drummer and he always writes creative drum parts that fit my songs perfectly with not much rehearsal time. Kfir is a singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer who has a talent for bringing out the best in the artists he works with. I developed a great friendship with both of the guys through the recording process. I also had my good friend, and long time band member, Jason Clark play bass on the EP. He is always a professional and has the ability write unique bass lines that fit my songs perfectly. Kevin Abbenante mixed and engineered the EP and made it sound amazing. It was mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has a long list of well known clients, to give it that extra bit of excellence. This EP, in my opinion, is the best work I have done to date but I'm very excited about the quality of the new album I'm currently recording which will be released early 2017.”

From the music capital of the world Austin, TX, Lloyd Miller is building a reputation as an artist with staying power in an ever changing music business. In a massive sea of alternative rock bands, Miller stands out not only with his soulful blues roots and virtuoso guitar playing, but also his positive lyrical message that stems from his lifelong struggle as a recovering addict and his Christian faith.

Lloyd was born and raised in wild wonderful West Virginia and he wrote and recorded a full length blues album at home when he was 18 years old. He used this album as his submission to Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and was accepted into the GIT program. After finishing his time at Musicians Institute in 2002 Miller honed his skills as a singer, songwriter and guitar player in the California music scene and gained critical acclaim in 2008 winning “Best Guitar Performance” at the Los Angeles Music Awards. He moved to Austin,TX in 2010 and joined the worship team at the Church at Canyon Creek as a lead guitar player. In 2011 he recorded his first solo EP with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox 20, Incubus) and gained praise from both critics and fans. Michael Keith from the Rock N Roll View sums it up by stating, “Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again.”

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Lloyd as he releases his second solo EP, “Light Is Rising”, which won the award for “Best Hard Rock EP” at the Academia Music awards in December 2015. Also, he is currently in the process of recording his debut full length album which is set for an early 2017 release and will continue touring around the Texas music scene and beyond with his band of world class musicians.

Here's what's been said about Lloyd Miller's first EP:

“Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again. He's the typical Pop-Rock artist but goes a bit deeper than the next guy with his real deal songwriting skills, solid musicianship, impressive persona and voice – all important trademarks of effective pop-rock artists. These latest string of songs all delivers a highly passionate EP with top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock and even Southern fried Blues to Jam Band.” - Michael Keith, Rock N' Roll View (Nov 07, 2012)

“From start to finish 'Not Too Late' EP is an impressive musical teaser from Lloyd Miller. The music is grooving, upbeat and entertaining. The songwriting – all consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair and signature groove. The writing, playing and singing abilities of Lloyd Miller and his band are rock solid.” - Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Digest (Nov 07, 2012)

“A powerful life story told through intentional songs, by a passionate artist...Lloyd Miller has something to say about how his Faith and his music helped him overcome the pains and struggles of life.” - Ramy Antoun CEO- Creative Arts Group

Lloyd Miller's “Light Is Rising” EP Features:

Lloyd Miller - Guitar and Vocals
Jason Clark - Bass
Rom Gov - Drums

Recorded at Evil Snail studios in Manchaca, Tx
Produced by Kfir Gov
Mixed and Engineered by Kevin Abbenante
Master by Maor Appelbaum

In closing Lloyd has this to impart, “The message I would like to convey to my listeners is that everyone has struggles in life and even though we feel like we are alone in our struggle some times, we are not. From my experience, when I started seeking God He led me to meet people that could relate with my struggle which then led to me making progress and helping others who felt like they were alone in their struggles. I am now 2 years sober from alcohol after years of getting completely drunk 7 nights a week. I'm definitely not perfect though which is why I need the sacrifice that Jesus made for me so that the Holy Spirit will continually renew my mind and help me get out of my own way in living to my fullest potential.”

To purchase:
(pre-sale at a discounted price is available from June 25th until the official EP release date of July 9th)

Watch Lloyd Miller's “Love Is The Only Way Video”

For more information:,

David Janglöv: Gryning - shred instrumental

First new instrumental Song in many years. Please visit facebook

A song i recorded with line6 pod farm and my Ibanez UV70P

David Janglöv - Gryning - shred instrumental

News: "Rocktron VersaTune: An International Hit With Thousand Foot Krutch"

"Rocktron VersaTune: An International Hit With Thousand Foot Krutch"

"Rocktron’s Versatune rack tuner has proven to be an essential piece of gear not only on the road, but in studios as well.  In the case of rockers Thousand Foot Krutch, the versatile, true-bypass rack tuner for both guitar and bass has provided exceptional functionality, ease of use, and flexibility with international use in recording studios in both the USA (Nashville) and Canada (Toronto).

Trevor McNevan, lead singer & songwriter with award winning rock band Thousand Foot Krutch describes the VersaTune as “... the next level. Rocktron really pushed the limits here by adapting everything you could ever want in a tuner into one! Well done Rocktron for raising the bar!”  Trevor and TFK have recently released a follow up album to the critically acclaimed OXYGEN:INHALE entitled EXHALE. They are currently touring America with the new album. 

Why the VersaTune rack tuner? The extra large case allows for more sophisticated hardware and advanced features, ideal for recording studios. Its large note indicator is easy to see on stage with the large display and bright LED’s providing the perfect amount of light. The VersaTune shows its versatility with plenty of presets for altered, dropped and open tunings. Its multiple ins and outs mean it can easily be incorporated in more complex set ups. In addition, the VersaTune can also be used for mandolins, ukuleles and pedal steel guitars.

Rocktron’s VersaTune rack tuner is available at Rocktron retailers worldwide. Rocktron is a division of GHS Corporation, Battle Creek, Michigan. To find out more please go to 

Rob Garland: Jam Track Central July 2016 Jam Of The Month Southern Breeze

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In this clip Rob is playing his Anderson strat strung with D'Addario 10-52 EXL strings through his custom Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva. He uses 2mm picks by Hell Guitars and a Strymon El Capistan pedal.

Jam Track Central July 2016 Jam Of The Month Southern Breeze

Kiko Loureiro: when MEGADETH played at Hellfest

On June 19th, MEGADETH played at Hellfest, one of the biggest summer festivals in Europe, held in Clisson - France.

I decided to record and show you a little bit of this journey and how everything happens behind the scenes, including our travel, interviews to the press, warm ups, our relationship with each other and other bands at the festival, the concert itself and much more.

I hope you all enjoy and share the video with your friends.
Keep watching the channel for more day to day videos from MEGADETH on the road.

Hellfest with Megadeth

Kiko Loureiro - Megadeth's Rig Rundown

Misha Mansoor: Guitar Shopping at Music Zoo with Gear Gods

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor went guitar shopping at Long Island's Music Zoo, and talked about what he looks for in a guitar.
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PERIPHERY's Misha Mansoor Guitar Shopping at Music Zoo | GEAR GODS

Samuli Federley: Nili Brosh's A Matter of Perception Contest

This is my entry for this wonderful contest. I had so much fun soloing over this fantastic backing track. I hope you like my take!
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Nili Brosh's A Matter of Perception Contest - Samuli Federley

Tom Lippincott: A Jazz Blues

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Improvisation On a Jazz Blues
Tom Lippincott
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Samantha Fish: Top Ten YouTube Videos - over 5 million views

Samantha Fish Top Ten YouTube Videos

  1. I put a Spell On You 1,130,197 views
  2. I put a Spell On You 992,001 views
  3. Shake 'Em On Down 985,975 views
  4. War Pigs 617,881 views
  5. Runaway 450,291 views
  6. Black Cat Bone 223,662 views
  7. Kick Around 199,452 views
  8. I put a Spell On You 188,813 views
  9. Blues Jam 183,670 views
  10. Black Cat Bone 183,670 views

Total 5,155,612 views

Rick Graham: Your Eyes - transcription available to download

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Your Eyes (transcription available to download) - Rick Graham Guitar

Viacheslav Kavlenas: Chocoslayc - Shredding Brazzers - Mystery

Now we are proud to represent you our all new release we've been working on several months! We wanted to experiment and step outside the box. So we hope you gonna love it!
So plug in! Take a seat! Prepare yourself for touching sound that reaches all the depths of your heart! There are no borders! No limits! So let go your mind to a freedom flight!

Video by Lesha Misyurov
Recorded by Roman Kharyukov and Artem Chepurin
Mixed and mastered by Roman Kharyukov

RUSSIA, SaintP. 2016

SHREDDING BRAZZERS - mystery ( official video )

Kiko Loureiro: Angra - Synchronicity II [Official Music Video]

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Synchronicity II is a cover from The Police
Angra - Synchronicity II [Official Music Video]

Angra - Silent Call [Official Music Video]

Allen Hinds: Announces Japan Tour 2016

Check out the detailed schedule in Japan at the following link.

Allen Hinds Japan Tour 2016
July 8 (Fri.) Open 18: 30/19: 30
Venue: Yokohama-JOE Hey (Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ku, Tsuruya-cho 3-32-14 Xingang building B1) /Tel.045-313-3631

July 9 (Saturday) Open 18:00 / 19:30
Venue: Nagoya'S Mr.Kenny (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Naka-ku Kanayama 5-1-5 Mitsuru building) /Tel.052-881-1555
Hamamatsu ※ OA: The Moody (K) Nights / Argus
7 May 10 (Sunday) Open 17:00 / 18:00
Venue: Hamamatsu You Merry (Tamachi medium Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture-ku 331-8) /Tel.053-456 -3,733 
July 12 (Tuesday) Open 19:00 / 19:30
Venue: Kobe Always (Kobe Nada Ward Miyayama cho 3-1-23 Lotus Hankyu Rokko building B1) /Tel.078-805-0899
, July 13 (Wed.) Open 19:00 / 19:30
Venue: Umeda Always (Kita-ku, Osaka Nozaki-cho 6-8 Trek North Umeda building B1) /Tel.06-6809-6696
July 18 (Mon) Open 17:00 / 18:00
Venue: Tsukiji MOOD BLUE (Chuo-ku, Tokyo Tsukiji 5-6-10 Hama Parkside Place) /Tel.03-3549-6010

Clinic Schedule
(Will be in addition to the Music School. Inquiry thank you to each store)
, July 14 (Thursday) from 18:00 to
Venue: Shimamura Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. Umeda Loft store (Kita-ku, Osaka Chayamachi 16-7 Umeda loft 8F) / Contact: Kubo /Tel.06-6292-7905
, July 16 (Sat) 18: 00 -
Venue: (Ltd.) Ikebe musical instrument Ribore Akihabara (Yubinbango101-0026, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Sakumagashi, Tokyo 55AS Building) / Contact: Nakaizumi, Okazaki /Tel.03-3862 -0,069
17 (Sun) 14: 00 -
Venue: (Ltd.) Yamano Music lock-in Shinjuku B Hall 3F (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku 3-35-16) / Contact: Watanabe /Tel.03-3354-5502
7/18 (Mon) Start12: 00~

Venue: studio BAYD Shimokitazawa shop Http://Www.Studio-bayd.Com/map ※ inquiries about the clinic, will be accepted only by e-mail.Inquiries about the location only we will correspond by phone. By E-mail in the subject line "reservation of July 18, guitar clinic," I would like to ask for your described as. ① Name (full name) ② Number ③ mail address ④ mobile phone number ⑤ special co-starring ticket hope of the presence or absence ⑥ question to Allen (Optional)

Xotic Guitar "California Classic XSC-2" Lake Placid Blue

Just Get In - by Wonderland Park

Fly South the new album by Allen Hinds is available
Allen Hinds, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Johnson: Featuring some of the greatest players of our time, "Fly South" is an acoustic, melody driven collection of rocking jazz with heartland nuances. Creative, melodic, improvisation at a high, high level.

Elmo Karjalainen: Don't Quit Yer Day Job 2015

The first song to be released from Elmo's "Live @ Klubi" video.
The whole thing is set to be released on July 27, 2016.
After release it will be available on

Elmo Karjalainen - Don't Quit Yer Day Job (Live @ Klubi, Turku 2015)

Rowan J Parker: Robot Licks! - Episode Five - Rusty Cooley

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Robot Licks! - Episode Five - Rusty Cooley In A 12 Sheet Shredder!

Maja Partsch: Forever Still - Melodic shredding

Hey guys and girls! This is what I came up with for the D minor metalcore guitar backing track created by metalguitarstuff.

I wanted to make this more than just a regular noodling jam, so my first step was to compose the solo themes, viewing the backing track as a song - the guitar being the singer. It simply gives you the ability to create less random phrases and more melodic phrases and make the jam interesting for the listener and not only for me ;) On the contrary, starting out by creating the themes still gives me freedom for improvising in "verses" and mixing up the themes a bit as I move along.

instructionals and tips for creating a composed jam are soon to come!

I played this on my Ibanez s, which, as you might notice, have got some battle scars from touring ;D. It's simply plugged into my computer and in logic, I've added amp emulator and effects, using free Poulin amp and tube screamer plugins and free logic reverb. To easily pass the mastering phase, I've just added a predesigned EZ-mix mastering. So, no professional setup, but works great for what it is (free!).

Or check out some of my personal inspirations! - if you're into instrumental guitar stuff, you probably know Plini, Polyphia and David Maxim Mimic (of destiny potato), if not, now is the time!. As well as Jason Becker and marty friedman (former megadeth), these are great inspirations to me.

Feel free to comment and give a thumbs up or thumbs down, if that's what you feel like. There's more to come, so if you like my style, just click follow, and the stuff will keep rolling in for ya ;D

Thank you for watching! Seeya in my next video!

Melodic shredding

If you are stoked to see a female guitarist and enjoy female fronted as well as melodic hard rock/metal, you might find my band forever still enjoyable as well.

Forever Still - Break the Glass

Guy Elyahu: The Eastern People !! Acharit Tel Aviv 2016

Hey friends! Excited to introduce you to my new video clip, called "End" [Eric Rudich]. I played Live !! Reading 3 in Tel Aviv 26 / 5/2016 !! [Opening act band "Orphaned Land". Many thanks for the production team at my disposal. Filming Thanks Mickey Lahav Koveshi! Editing, directing, photography and video. Thank pro, and my spiritual organizing, and of course my wife Tanya Elyahu amazing. Thanks to the Itzik Drori on "what my personal assistant, the man who was my back guitar concert, and made sure to install the equipment, etc. on the stage for me. Thanks Nadav stagehands Burns. Thank you dear friend and assistant sound clip of Tom Shapira.
Thank you dear personal friend Kobi Farhi. He gave me the right to appear and to open their show Orphaned Land. Of course, thanks to the band members themselves Uri Uri Zelha T. Zilkha Idan Amsalem Chen Balbus !! Matan Or-El Shmuely
Thanks for the designer and builder of my site, Oshick Garty. Thanks to the wonderful I gave them my love for guitar, listening to my album Empire of Chaos !!
And all those who did not mention his name ... I say thank you !!

Guy Elyahu & the Eastern People !! Acharit [ Arik Rudich] Live in Tel Aviv!!26/5/2016!!