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Axes & Anchors – First Ever Guitar-Dominated Music Cruise
August 27th, 2015

Axes & Anchors – First Ever Guitar-Dominated Music Cruise

SHRED GUITAR MAESTRO MARTY FRIEDMAN ADDED TO INAUGURAL AXES & ANCHORS CRUISE SAILING FROM MIAMI ON FEBRUARY 20, 2016 Friedman To Perform Two Complete Sets And One Guitar Clinic Performances And Clinics From Breaking Benjamin, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Motionless In White, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Alex Skolnick, Demon Hunter, Adelitas Way And More   Click to enlarge. (New York, NY – August 20th, 2015) – As the impressive lineup of performances and clinics continues to expand, Axes & Anchors music cruise brings another virtuoso on board its inaugural... Read More →



Hungarian Prog-Quartet SPECIAL PROVIDENCE Release Fourth Album
April 11th, 2015

Hungarian Prog-Quartet SPECIAL PROVIDENCE Release Fourth Album

Special Providence is one of the most well-known modern instrumental bands in the Central-Eastern European region with their virtuosic, yet easily digestible style. Prioritizing their music over individualism allows the band to represent their mixture of modern jazz, progressive-rock-metal, electronic styles in a fresh, unique light. Their signature sound is paired with a huge dynamic stage presence and an aura for any listener to digest. The above music video for the track ‘Northern Lights,’ recorded at Supersize Recording Studios, serves as a first taste of Special Providence’s... Read More →



Rest Among Ruins – ‘Beyond The Storm’ Guitar Playthrough
December 23rd, 2014

Rest Among Ruins – ‘Beyond The Storm’ Guitar Playthrough

 [Ben Schmitz and Mike Semesky are playing ESP LTD EC-1000 and Ibanez S Series Prestige S5470 6-string guitars, respectively. Both are tuned to Drop-C: C G C F A D.] Rest Among Ruins is a 3-piece progressive metal act from Baltimore, Maryland featuring vocalist Mike Semesky (Raunchy, ex-Intervals/The HAARP Machine). Their debut release, Fugue, is a 14-song concept album that showcases Semesky on vocals, rhythm guitar, and bass, Ben Schmitz on lead guitars, and Geoff Palmer on drums. It was produced by Drewsif Stalin and is set for a 2015 release. Semesky comments regarding Fugue: ‘The... Read More →



ARMAGEDDON: ‘Captivity & Devourment’ Lyric Video Posted
June 15th, 2014

ARMAGEDDON: ‘Captivity & Devourment’ Lyric Video Posted

  Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with the cult release Crossing the Rubicon. The sci-fi themed concept album was followed by Embrace the Mystery in 2000 and Three in 2003, which both featured different line-ups and musical directions, with Christopher Amott remaining as the sole original member. Resurrected in its most powerful form with a crushing line-up of musicians, Armageddon is now based out of New York City. The new album CAPTIVITY & DEVOURMENT consists of ten ingeniously crafted songs filled with devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads,... Read More →



FRESHMAN GUITARS Reveal Songwriter Series, Featuring AER
March 18th, 2014

FRESHMAN GUITARS Reveal Songwriter Series, Featuring AER

At the 2014 Frankfurt Musikmesse, Freshman Guitars have revealed the new Songwriter Series – an inspiring range of guitars featuring new AER systems and designed with the aspiring musician in mind. With twelve models, the Songwriter Series delivers inspirational sound across the entire range. Options include left-hand and twelve string variants, as well as innovative traveller models. Each of these guitars represents the perfect harmony of tone and sound. The Songwriter Series is built using solid ‘AA’ Grade Sitka Spruce for the tops, with a choice of either mahogany or rosewood... Read More →



Animals As Leaders: The Joy Of Motion (Updated 3/4)
February 18th, 2014

Animals As Leaders: The Joy Of Motion (Updated 3/4)

ANIMALS AS LEADERS have officially set March 25th as the release date for their much-anticipated new album, The Joy of Motion. This offering is quickly going to be hailed by fans and media alike as the group’s career defining release that will ultimately redefine the progressive world as we know it. This third full-length release is a bombastic, dynamic and innovative explosion incorporates elements spanning across the entire musical spectrum. It also marks the recording debut of drummer Matthew Garstka, whose technical proficiency and unique style allows Abasi and guitarist Javier... Read More →



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