On occasions when he’s not playing with progressive rock pioneers Asia, guitarist Sam Coulson jams with a group called Danger Zone.
And during a recent gig at Morgan’s Pub in Calgary, Alberta, Coulson attached a GoPro camera to the end of his Charvel So-Cal to give fans an up-close-and-personal look at his expert fretwork.
Danger Zone covered rock classics like Journey’s “Separate Ways,” Dio’s “Holy Diver” and Europe’s “Final Countdown,” not to mention “Eruption” from Van Halen.
After the jump, watch Coulson rip through some killer solos from an excellent vantage point – the end of his headstock! (more…)
The Aristocrats have a new album called Tres Caballeros scheduled to drop on June 23, and for those that just can’t wait to sample the new music, the trio has released a teaser trailer that covers the entire record.
Recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Tres Caballeros is the Aristocrats’ third full-length and represents another step in their layered fusion stylings.
“We’ve learned a lot since we started this band—four years, three studio albums, two live DVDs and about a billion notes ago—and I think our latest offering reflects this in all kinds of ways,” guitarist Guthrie Govan told Guitar World.
“The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live audience before commencing the recording process; the choice to record in a studio that had some thoroughly inspiring rock and roll ‘mojo;’ our sudden urge to become more bold and experimental with overdubs rather than feeling any pressure to record exclusively in a strict ‘trio’ format … all of this has had some kind of positive effect on the way the new record came out.
“Plus, I think the material on this album is some of the most interesting stuff we’ve ever written for each other, so … here’s hoping our noble listeners will like the finished product as much as we do!”
Check out the trailer after the jump. (more…)
With a new album having come out on April 21 in North America called Venom, Impellitteri recently dropped a video for the track “We Own the Night.”
In it, guitar virtuoso Chris Impellitteri unleashes a blistering riff while singer Rob Rock’s vocals are as powerful as ever. Directed by John Logsdon, the clip was filmed at Mates rehearsal space in North Hollywood, Calif.
Venom is Impellitteri’s ninth studio album and follows 2009′s Wicked Maiden.
Get a taste of the new music in the video for “We Own the Night” after the jump. (more…)
Guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann are coming back soon with the Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is due out June 23.
The effort will not only be released as a standard CD, but the band is also readying a deluxe CD/DVD that will include a 30-minute documentary featuring live and in-studio footage, outtakes and interviews.
For a taste of the music, preview the DVD after the jump and click here to pre-order your copy of Tres Caballeros.
Test out some of the latest Charvel gear at Crazy Dave’s Music Experience at Rock On The Range!
This free interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. And keep your eyes peeled for artists making their way through the event!
Legal Tender and Diamond Lane guitarist Frankie Lindia recently posted a sick video where he pulls out not only a Charvel So-Cal, but also a San Dimas for an impromptu jam.
Watch Lindia in action after the jump and click here to keep up with him on Twitter. (more…)
While they were on the recent Kerrang! Tour, English rock band Young Guns played in front of crazy crowds eager to hear tracks from their upcoming album, Ones and Zeroes (June 8).
How were they received? And what’s coming for the rest of 2015? Well, you can get the inside scoop on Young Guns’ life on the tour with a new video diary.
Check it out after the jump.
With their third album, Just Like You, dropping in February, Falling in Reverse recently released a hilarious new video for the record’s title track.
In “Just Like You,” the band skewers reality talent competitions like The Voice and American Idol, with frontman Ronnie Radke impersonating such personalities as Simon Cowell, Jessie J and Steven Tyler. A costumed Radke judges several hopefuls as they try to win the contest with their desperate performances.
Make sure to keep a close eye on those appearing in the clip, too, as it features cameos from comedian Andy Dick, the Word Alive’s Telle Smith and We Are Harlot’s Danny Worsnop.
Watch “Just Like You” after the jump. (more…)
Since releasing their debut EP entitled Lust in Demons in 2013, Los Angeles-based metal band Legal Tender has been pretty active on their local Hollywood scene.
Fans able to attend the live shows have had the opportunity to catch a few new songs, one of which is the single “Swallow Your Soul.” Recently, Legal Tender dropped an official music video for the track, which features guitarist Frankie Lindia shredding on his Charvel So-Cal.
Check it out after the jump. (more…)