Saturday, 1 December 2012

Liz Rainsberry: Palmreader - Original Piece

Palmreader -- Original Piece by Liz Rainsberry
I'm back. Again. Any lag in the video, I blame YouTube, haha. Live recorded version coming soon!


Hardware: SM57; Blackstar HT-1R; Focusrite Saffire 6.
Software: Logic Pro 9; Final Cut Pro 7.

This is the first piece that I've composed for my second year of university, originally arranged for a soprano saxophone and two electric guitars. I was quite influenced by TRAM (Tosin Abasi's side project), and, most recently, Mestis, to try composing for a simple arrangement, although, if anything, I'm missing out on the extended-ranged guitar action!

Not only this was an experiment with microphone positioning (still trying to perfect it), but also with my video editing. I thought I might use this opportunity to show what I know so far, and any constructive critique (not just for editing, but for sound, etc) is appreciated.

Sally Gates: Orbweaver get new web site

Brought to life in late 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Gigan, Hate Eternal), Orbweaver combine virtuosic musicianship with tones that spiral through the realms of psychedelia, noise, and the extremes of metal. Playing on both erratic and trance-like elements, the foursome produce an eclectic mix reminiscent of a Zappa-esque controlled chaos, fully exploring the talents and tastes of each member.

The storm of sound that is Orbweaver will be displayed to full effect in their upcoming debut EP, 'Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon'. This recording will showcase 5 of Orbweaver’s current tracks, capturing the sonic onslaught of their live show, while embellishing upon the psychotropic nuances of their interludes. Recording took place at Miami's Pinecrust Studios with Torche’s Jonathan Nunez at the controls. Mixing and mastering was handled by Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL.

Although a relatively new band, Orbweaver has already made their mark on the Florida scene, bombarding the region with a chain of live performances, along with opening for notable national acts such as Eyehategod, Today Is The Day, KEN Mode and The Atlas Moth. They have enjoyed features in local newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and the Floridian metal compilation - 'Swamp Abyss Sorcery'. Orbweaver was also recently voted 'Best Broward Metal Band 2012' by the Broward New Times.

Randy Piro and drummer Mike Pena initially formed the core of the band, recording a self-titled three song demo together in December 2010. Shortly after, lead guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Gigan) and bassist Jason Ledgard were recruited. The band's chemistry clicked as a four piece, and the resulting flow of music spawned tunes such as 'Tragic Orbit: A Doomed Cosmic Starship' and ‘The Church Warden Procedure’.

The coming year will see the release of “Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon”, along with a barrage of promotional live shows and touring.

Merel Bechtold: Purest of Pain - Little Devil 2012

Merel Bechtold is a guitar player and songwriter from the Netherlands. She's playing since summer 2007. Nowdays she's studying guitar at Netherlands finest music study the Rockacademy.
She's available as a Session/Studio guitarist

- ENGL-amps

Purest of Pain
- Rockstar Energy Drink

Songwriter and guitarist
Purest of Pain 2008 +
Death Metal

Former guitarist of Decimate to Dominate (2008-2009)
Deathcore Metal
Purest of Pain Live @ Little Devil Tilburg (13-08-2012)

Purest of Pain Live @ Little Devil

Sylwia Urban: gets a Facebook fan page

Hi guys. I am so excited to upload the new video and I am not going to do such long break anymore. This one is dedicated to all of you (yeah, sweet). I didn't suppose to have so many subscribers and views, really.
I would like to thank my friend, Musza, for making the whole audio stuff and Rav who synchronized the movie.

I used:
Fender American Deluxe
Texas Special pickups
M-audio interface

Me :-)

Dream Theater - Repentance solo

Donna Grantis: Loud Guitars interview

Donna Grantis-Interview
Our Interview with Canadian Guitar Girl Donna Grantis.

Lita Ford : Kiss Me Deadly - Concord Pavilio 2012

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"Kiss Me Deadly" (Live) - Lita Ford - Concord Pavilion - September 14, 2012

Susanna Hoffs: Eternal Flame - San Francisco, Red Devil Lounge 2012

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"Eternal Flame" (Live) - Susanna Hoffs - San Francisco, Red Devil Lounge - November 15, 2012

Angela Tapias: featured artist on

Angela Tapias: Guitarist - Musician with Emphasis in Teaching - Bogota / Colombia

Recorded Video Audio ENE Institute -----
"Let your ways be known throughout the earth and your saving power among people everywhere! ... that nations praise you, O God, yes, ALL NATIONS praise you! " Ps 67: 2 -3
I have the joy of sharing my second instrumental composition, dedicated and inspired by my Savior and GOD! ... The only one worthy to be exalted and adored by people from every tongue and every nation! ... One who fills my life with love, fulfillment and happiness be all the glory and honor! :) The sound of this video was thanks to the excellent work of Maestro Fabio Nicholls Travecedo ENE Institute Audio recording and editing of the video was due to Rodriguez Camilogico! Thousand and thousand thanks! and 100% RECOMMENDED! :)

Angela Tapias is the featured artist on for December 2012


Courtney Cox, Nita Strauss: Iron Maidens announce Christmas date!

The Iron Maidens

Be Jolly, Be Merry, Be There!! (if the world does not end first!)

2012 NAMM BOSS Booth "The Iron Maidens

Ana Popovic: Finale Dongen 2012

Ana Popovic - photo Karsten Koch

Blues maestro Ana Popovic stepped back, and handed over to her high power rhythm section to round off the finale of the night, with superb solos on bass by Ronald Jonker and drums by Stephane Avellanda. Ana and band played the wonderful 'Gouden Leeuw' venue in Dongen, The Netherlands on Sunday, November 25th, 2012.

From Ana's website: 
2011: From January till March Ana moves to New Orleans to record her 6th studio album, and 3rd Eclecto Groove release. The back to the roots & blues album 'UNCONDITIONAL' is produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning John Porter. The record features New Orleans very best musicians like Ana's slide idol Sonny Landreth and Jon Cleary on B3 and piano. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance. 

In July Ana is honored to appear as a special guest at BB-King's German shows. During the summer The Ana Popovic band is scheduled for an impressive 35 summer festivals all over Europe and the USA. The song 'One Room Country Shack' recorded at Unconditional, is the Pick-Of-The-Week in US today, American's biggest national newspaper. Unconditional makes it to Billboard Blues Charts for 9 weeks peeking at #7. The album is at # 70 at Amazon's all music bestsellers list and # 1 at Amazon's contemporary Blues bestsellers list. Ana jams with Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth , John 
Popper (Blues Traveler) Walter Trout and many others.

From Wikipedia:
Ana Popović's father first introduced her to the blues, through an extensive record collection and sessions hosted at the family home. Popović founded her first band at age nineteen. Within a year, she was playing outside of her home county Yugoslavia and opening shows for American blues musicians such as Junior Wells. Her band, Hush, released the album Hometown in 1998. The next year, Popović relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to study jazz and world guitar at the Conservatory. In 2000, Popović formed the 'Ana Popovic Band' that became a fixture on the Dutch blues scene, and ventured into neighboring Germany. Popović signed with the German based Ruf Records, and released three albums; Hush! (2001), Comfort to the Soul (2003) and Ana! (2005: live CD & DVD).
In 2003, Popović was nominated for a W. C. Handy Award in the United States.
In 2006, Popović signed a recording contract with the Los Angeles, California, based EclectoGroove Records (a division of Delta Groove Music.) For EclectoGroove she recorded a further three albums: Still Making History (2007), Blind For Love (2009) and Unconditional (2011). Both Still Making History and Unconditional reached number one in the United States Billboard Blues Chart.
Today, Popović and her four-piece band are booked all over the globe, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals. She has shared a stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Jonny Lang, Sonny Landreth, Ronnie Earl, Koko Taylor and Robert Cray.

Ana Popovic: guitar, vocals
Ronald Jonker: bass
Stephane Avellaneda: drums 
Michele Papadia: keyboard, piano

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