Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Ichika Hukui, Yuta, Yuto: Dreamscape and Resonating Light - progressive metal Tokyo



Dreamscape
by Earthists.






1. Dreamscape
2. Footprints
3. Absolutely Zero
4. Resonating Light (ft. Ichika) 04:01
5. FLUX(ft. Sam Jacobs of The Afterimage)
6. Magna
7. Cybele
8. Radial
9. Fall
10. Long Way Home
11. Yuffie
12. Winterfell



credits
releases March 8, 2017

Jeff Kollman: COSMOSQUAD make their return with 'The Morbid Tango'!




COSMOSQUAD make their return with 'The Morbid Tango'!

COSMOSQUAD, made up of Jeff Kollman (Bombastic Meatbats, Glenn Hughes, Mogg/Way) on guitar, Shane Gaalaas (B'z, Diesel Machine, MSG) on drums, and Kevin Chown (Tarja, Bombastic Meatbats, Paul Gilbert) on bass are a unique, powerful and diverse trio of musical warriors, based in Los Angeles, CA. Ever since their eponymous debut release in 1997, COSMOSQUAD has been a force to be reckoned with, one of L.A.'s best kept secrets, yet with a dedicated following spanning all four corners of the globe.

Their latest release, 'The Morbid Tango', the follow-up to 2007's highly acclaimed 'Acid Test', their first effort with bassist Kevin Chown, as the long time friends they are, have chosen to make a musical statement. 'The Morbid Tango' is a musical tour de force of all things COSMOSQUAD: Virtuosic and melodic guitar playing, drums played with a powerful grace, and bass that lays the bond between them all. 'The Morbid Tango', as a concept as well as the masterful musical performance that it is, is also a concept….. a story as to the circle and meaning of life itself, from birth, through the journeys of youth, of love and loss, of wisdom and how no matter what, we all do ascend through death's door itself. 'The Morbid Tango' is a musical and visual adventure, told in vivid sonic colors, viciously visceral one moment, fragile and intimate the next, just as much as COSMOSQUAD is a band like no other, on a mission to redefine and re-inspire people to swing for the fences in life. In the words of the great guitarist, Steve Lukather, “This is some of the best most inspiring stuff I have heard in a long time! Incredible playing and just gorgeous melodic composition. The band is killer!!!! So tasty yet still with fire!”

"It took awhile for the Cosmos to align itself once again but some things just happen all in good time…..", states Shane Gaalaas. "From our early writing jams, it was evident we were onto something profoundly cosmic. We could’ve easily made 3 records from all the ideas we had… just flowed out naturally and uninhibited. We used a couple of first takes live off the floor in there which rarely happens these days but, it just worked! This record feels right for me because it incorporates so many things that I love about music. Firstly, being spontaneity and synergic energy. It’s like the soup broth: If you get that right off the bat, you’re in good shape. There are some masterful arrangements that really take the listener on a ride. Akin to life, it paralleled so much of the roller coaster craziness we had going on during this time and really stretches some stylistic boundaries far into the abyss. The guys played their asses off musically and Jeff’s guitar brilliance takes it another step beyond. I love the balance between old school raw organic and modern production electronica. I think we found a nice recipe of both to keep the listener interested and curious as to what will happen next."

Adds Kevin Chown: “We have worked incredibly hard to create a work which is a statement as to the meaning of life itself. Every title tells the story, the intensity of the music capturing the emotion. We have been there for each other as friends through each of our own personal Morbid Tangos, and now we are on a shared mission to demonstrate that art, as it always has, leads to truth. I personally, CAN'T WAIT for people to hear this record. And I can’t wait to officially perform as a member of this long time institution. It's one of the greatest honors of my career.”

'The Morbid Tango' was conceived and recorded at Crumb West Studios in Simi Valley, CA, produced by the tandem of Shane Gaalaas and Jeff Kollman, and mixed by Gaalaas, with guest contributions coming from top L.A. session musicians Jeff Babko on keyboards, David Collier on percussion, and Jono Brown providing strings.

Discography:
The Morbid Tango (2017)
Lights... Camera... 'Squad! [live DVD] (2008)
Acid Test (2007)
Squadrophenia (2002)
Live At The Baked Potato (2001)
Cosmosquad (1997)

www.facebook.com/cosmosquad
www.jeffkollman.com

Kiesel: NAMM 2017 - Kiesel Guitars - Jason Becker, Allan Holdsworth, Greg Howe Signature Models



Guitar World stopped by the Kiesel booth to check out some new gear at Winter NAMM 2017.

NAMM 2017 - Kiesel Guitars - Jason Becker, Allan Holdsworth, Greg Howe Signature Models

Andy Othling: Lowercase Noises - Sketch #49: Big Noise




Hello. Let's play some chords, make them go backwards and then put some more sounds on top of them. We'll build with some fuzzy slide noise, but then end with an easy A chord.
Pedals used:
Walrus Audio Deep Six
EHX POG2
Old Blood Noise Procession
Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Musket
Chase Bliss Tonal Recall
Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run
TC Electronic Ditto X4
UA Marshall Plexi amp sim
Listen to more of my music on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2jmdYKIOr download here: http://music.lowercasenoises.com
Thanks for your ears!

Lowercase Noises - Sketch #49: Big Noise

Panos Arvanitis: plays Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary



Panos A.Arvanitis plays Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary .
Gear used: Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary
Pod X3 Line6

Panos A.Arvanitis plays Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary

Rabea Massaad: NAMM 2017 - 29 New Chapman Guitars Models! - Gear Gods



We get a look through the full new lineup of Chapman Guitars 2017 from Rabea Afro himself, including his new signature guitars!
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NAMM 2017 - 29 New Chapman Guitars Models! | GEAR GODS

Virgil Donati, Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento, Andrea Casali: IceFish Pledge Music Update 3 Teaser



New video update from the Icefish World!
This time it's a completely improvised tune. No pre-written parts, first take!
This improvisation became now one of the songs of the album and we cannot wait to let you listen the final version, we are pretty sure you will love it! :-)
The Icefish project is rolling and you can be part of it. Pre-order the album now to join our PledgeMusic family and see this week's FULL rehearsal clip - plus a new clip each week. http://www.pledgemusic.com/icefish


IceFish Pledge Music Update 3 Teaser

Hugo Cirbián: A passionate madman - classy two handed tapping etude



Hugo Cirbián: A passionate madman - classy two handed tapping etude

"A passionate madman" - Hugo Cirbián

Tomáš Raclavský: Modern Day Babylon Live 2016 // A38 Rocks - AAA quality video



Modern Day Babylon Live on A38 Ship - Budapest, Hungary, recorded in 2016. A38 Rocks – where amps can sound as loud, it shakes the ship. Subscribe to our channel for more live concerts: http://bit.ly/A38Rocks

Tomáš Raclavský: Modern Day Babylon Live 2016 // A38 Rocks // Budapest, Hungary

Yngwie Malmsteen: In the Dead of Night Demo 87



Yngwie J. Malmsteen In the Dead of Night Demo 87

Yngwie J. Malmsteen
In the Dead Of Night
Instrumental Studio Outtakes Demo
September 1987

1. Little Miss Lover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQI-e...
2. Blues https://youtu.be/Xw_TluYPpX0
3. In The Dead Of Night https://youtu.be/misiD7ljODs
4. Crystal Ball https://youtu.be/LWzesaAsvNg
5. Rising Force
6. Heaven Tonight
7. Speed Of Light
8. Hold On
9. Woman From Tokyo
10. Deja Vu
11. I Surrender
12. Riot In The Dungeons
13. Highway Star
14. Demon's Eye
15. Now Is The Time

Yngwie J. Malmsteen In the Dead of Night Demo 87