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Review: Divine Realm – Abyssal Light

Written on April 4, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

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Abyssal Light is the new album from the band Divine Realm, an instrumental progressive Metal album with some fantastic guitar playing and catchy riffs. Divine Realm is the creation of multi-instrumentalist Leo Diensthuber and now is a collaborative effort between …

Rocksmith 2014 Review

Written on December 22, 2013 at 6:10 am, by pappy

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When I was a kid I decided that I wanted to learn how to play an instrument.  While I’m not entirely sure, I think I was mainly influenced by the amount of prison movies I had been watching …

Review: Feared – Vinter

Written on November 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm, by Jon

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I’m insanely jealous of Ola Englund, it was only February that he put out Feared – Furor Incarnatus, a solid album which would have been sufficient for a year or so but he somehow has the ability to create an …

James Norbert Ivanyi – Aphasia

Written on November 7, 2013 at 9:30 am, by Jon

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You may recognise James Norbert Ivanyi from playing with Australian Prog-Metal band Paradigm, you may recognise him from his facebook videos that have been capturing the writing and recording process of his debut solo album Aphasia over the past year, …

The Jazz Guitar Handbook by Rod Fogg

Written on October 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm, by Jon

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The first thing that struck me about The Jazz Guitar Handbook when it arrived was although it looks like a regular hardback, when you open the front cover you notice that the content pages are actually spiral bound. This might …

Damian Murdoch Trio – Electric Tentacles

Written on October 15, 2013 at 9:45 am, by Jon

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The Damian Murdoch Trio is an instrumental rock/funk fusion trio featuring Aussie guitarist Damian Murdoch and Austria’s Michael Posch (drums) and Harry Stöckl. The band are based in Vienna and regularly played shows around Austria so make sure you check …

A Guitarist’s Guide to Common Chord Progressions by Myron Edwards

Written on October 5, 2013 at 7:07 am, by Jon

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I was sent the book ‘A Guitarist’s Guide to Common Chord Progressions’ by Myron Edwards to check out recently, a huge book, almost 500 pages of chord diagrams and TAB for arpeggio and scale sequences. The book is based around …

Nick Johnston – In A Locked Room On The Moon

Written on August 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm, by Jon

Back in Nov 2011 I reviewed the debut instrumental guitar album by Nick Johnston called Public Display of Infection which is a great album but I feel that Nick has really taken it to another level with his latest release …

Review: Vigilant – Born To Kill

Written on July 30, 2013 at 11:21 am, by Jon

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A year ago I posted about a great single ‘Get It’ from a new band called Vigilant featuring the amazing Jon Reshard on Bass and killer vocals from Chloe Demetria, Jordan Ferreira is on guitar duties while Thomas Pridgen is …

Yngwie J. Malmsteen: Relentless – The Memoir

Written on June 21, 2013 at 9:00 am, by Jon

I started playing guitar at the age of 12 in 1988 and in that year I became obsessed with all facets of Heavy Metal and Rock music, anything that had great riffs and great guitar playing. For Christmas that year …