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Mike Orlando Shreds at Randy Rhoads Remembered Concert

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando Randy Rhoads Remembered
Mike Orlando was one of the artists on hand over the weekend to honor guitar royalty at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

The Adrenaline Mob axeman had an important job, too, as he lent his prodigious talents to a version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” in which he had to play both acoustic and electric.

Joined by bassist Phil Soussan, drummer Brian Tichy and vocalist/bassist Michael Devin, Orlando performed the classical intro to the song before unleashing the fury with his Charvel Desolation series guitar.

Watch some fan-shot footage of Orlando after the jump. (more…)

The Aristocrats Debut Sneak Peek of New Live Album

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan
With their new album and DVD combo, Culture Clash Live, coming out this week, the Aristocrats have released a video of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann performing the title track.

Watch the “Culture Clash” after the jump and pick up Culture Clash Live here. (more…)

All That Remains Premieres New Single ‘This Probably Won’t End Well’

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by MDuffy


All That Remains has an album titled The Order of Things set to drop on Feb. 24, but fans don’t have to wait too long for a taste of the new music.

The Massachusetts-based band officially dropped the record’s first single, a heavy-hitter called “This Probably Won’t End Well” that they will likely be incorporating into their live sets during their upcoming tour.

Stream “This Probably Won’t End Well” after the jump.  (more…)

Palisades Drop New Video for ‘Mind Games’

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by MDuffy


With a new album called Mind Games coming out Jan. 13, New Jersey post-hardcore band Palisades recently released a video for the sophomore effort’s title track.

Palisades teamed up with Philadelphia rapper Champs on the track, which adds a hip-hop feel to the music. Check out the video after the jump. (more…)

Watch Joe Bonamassa Shred on a Vintage Striped Charvel

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by MDuffy


Blues master Joe Bonamassa certainly knows how to pass the time when he’s hanging out before a live show. During a recent stop in Greenville, S.C., in support of his new album, Different Shades of Blue, Bonamassa pulled out a vintage Charvel guitar that was inspired by the striped instruments Eddie Van Halen made famous, posting an impromptu jam on his Facebook wall.

“Here is some a backstage partying with an original 1978 Charvel black-and-yellow stripe guitar just like Mr Van Halen’s,” Bonamassa wrote in the video’s description. “No red M&Ms, no dancing girls, just a bunch of Diet Cokes and reverb.”

Watch Bonamassa in action after the jump. (more…)

Chasing Safety Drop Video for ‘Far Away’

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by MDuffy


Chasing Safety recently released a video for the track “Far Away,” which comes off the band’s debut full-length album, Season of the Dead.

The clip shows footage of the Cherry Hill, N.J., hardcore merchants roaring through “Far Away” while a tie-wearing man seems to be losing his grip on sanity. Adding to the intensity is a healthy dose of jerky-jerky camera cuts that really keep the viewer on edge.

Watch “Far Away” after the jump. (more…)

Charvel and the Gothenburg Concert Hall to Host Guthrie Govan Clinic

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by MDuffy


Charvel guitars and the Gothenburg Concert Hall, home to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, are excited to host a clinic featuring Charvel signature artist and guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The intimate event will also feature a Q&A session, a discussion on his Charvel signature model, a Charvel guitars exhibition and a one-of-a-kind performance by Govan in a beautiful venue.

In addition to his work as a music transcriber and entertaining guitar clinician, Govan has recorded and toured with acts ranging from Asia to Dizzee Rascal. His guitar and bass work for Replay Heaven (a sample recreation company) has graced hit singles by the likes of Gotye, the Sugababes, Cee Lo Green and Tinie Tempah.

Click here for tickets.

Evergrey Releases New Video for ‘King of Errors’

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by MDuffy


Swedish metallers Evergrey recently released a breathtaking new video for the track “King of Errors,” the first single off their new album, Hymns for the Broken.

The clip begins with images of rugged forests and undulating water making it difficult for a group of hooded figures to make their journey. In addition, the band performs the song on a harrowing platform high above the ground below.

Check out the video for “King of Errors” after the jump and don’t miss the killer solo from guitarist Henrik Danhage. (more…)

Dave Nassie Talks E Minor Chord in New Lesson

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by MDuffy


In a new NextLevelGuitar.com lesson inspired by Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan,”  guitarist Dave Nassie covers the E minor chord.

Said Nassie: “We are going to talk about how we can take some really nice clean-tone E minor approaches to creating an intro in songs, really looking at how this particular artist did it in their context, so we can get some almost scary sounding E minor tonalities. They work great over a pentatonic scale, and it’s another way to experience jamming while we are practicing.”

Check out the lesson after the jump. (more…)

Go Inside the Studio with Guthrie Govan and Steven Wilson

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by MDuffy

Charvel signature artist Guthrie Govan is back in the studio with prolific prog rocker Steven Wilson to work on a new album.

Check out a behind-the-scenes video at AIR Studios in London that offers a taste of new music!

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