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Klone Reveal First Single “Yonder” From Forthcoming Album Le Grand Voyage

Klone Reveal First Single “Yonder” From Forthcoming Album Le Grand Voyage

Introspective And Atmospheric Rock From Poitiers, France

“We want our music to resonate in the cosmos”

“You have to be possessed by something stronger and deeper”

In recent years, French atmospheric rockers Klone have built their name on making music that’s as deeply introspective as it is sonically powerful. Le Grand Voyage, the band’s first release for UK post-progressive specialists Kscope on 20th September, is an album brimming with that sense of searching and self-discovery, its 10 tracks living up to its name in unabashed no-stone-unturned existential exploration. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Tarah Who?

Quick Questions With Tarah Who?

Tarah Who? Well, “she” equals “they,” and “they’re” a band masterminded by grunge-punk sage Tarah Carpenter, a firebrand frontwoman who channels explosive emotionality into rousing anthems.

Tarah Who? is a power trio in every sense of the phrase, bonded together by telepathic musical interplay and profound interpersonal connections. In addition to Tarah, the three-piece band also features bassist/backing vocalist Joey Southern, and drummer/backing vocalist Coralie Hervé.
Previously, Tarah Who? has released two full-lengths, two EPs, and one single of raw punky rock n’ roll. The band’s output has garnered plaudits and earned feature-story coverage from GIG Radar, Kill The Music, La Grosse Radio, Loud Stuff, Moshville, Music Connection, Muzak, and The Ring Master, among other outlets.
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Astrosaur Announce New Album Obscuroscope / Listen To New Single Now

Astrosaur Announce New Album Obscuroscope / Listen To New Single Now

Astrosaur’s virtuous necro-nautic universe consists of equal parts instrumental rock and post-metal, studded with lavish prog, jazz, mathrock and black metal ornaments.
“The general public perceives academia and heavy metal as rivals, but Astrosaur, whose members studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand, lean toward the intellectual without sacrificing any authenticity“, Invisible Oranges said about the Oslo 3-piece. Virtuoso guitarist and main song writer Eirik Kråkenes has filled in as a session musician for Norwegian acts Leprous and Ihsahn, among many others… he is one of those people you meet at literally every European metal festival, but always with a different band. Continue reading →

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The Shaking Sensations To Release New Album On 4th October

The Shaking Sensations To Release New Album On 4th October

Copenhagen-based instrumental 5-piece The Shaking Sensations are finally back with a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 album Start Stop Worrying. October 4th will see the release of ‘How Are We To Fight The Blight?’ via Pelagic Records, an album that has been 6 years in the making. Continue reading →

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Guitar Summit 2019 – Round Three For Europe’s Biggest Guitar Show!

Guitar Summit 2019 – Round Three For Europe’s Biggest Guitar Show!

The third Guitar Summit will take place on the weekend of the 27th to 29th of September 2019 to make Mannheiḿs Rosengarten the epicenter of the national and international guitar scene. Visitors of Europe’s biggest guitar event can look forward to more than 450 exhibiting brands and more than 100 workshops, clinics, masterclasses and concerts in 2019. Continue reading →

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Days To Come Release Video For Wolves

Days To Come Release Video For Wolves

Blending pop-styled vocal melodies with heavier, intricate instrumentation, the Georgia based hard rock band Days To Come works tirelessly at taking their brand of positivity as far as it can go. Striving for professionalism & honesty, DTC focuses on solid songwriting & high energy live shows as well as growing & maintaining their fan-base by interacting via social networking.

They have just released an awesome video for their track Wolves. Continue reading →

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Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep is an instrumental rock four-piece boy band out of Atlanta, Georgia. Born of a passion for music and a light-hearted camaraderie, they continue to push their creative limits to create music that is both technically interesting and fun to listen to. Drawing on different inspirations, the band’s members incorporate their individual styles cultivated over years of playing into the boundless possibilities that instrumental music has to offer.

Their self-titled album is available now Continue reading →

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Dario Distasi – New Video & EP

Dario Distasi – New Video & EP

Dario Distasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK. As a teenager, he fell in love with guitar, driven by a passion for rock and blues. Dario recorded and produced his first solo demo, on which he played all of the instruments, in 2015.

His first solo EP, Nowhere Avenue, has been published on all major online platforms in early 2018. Dario’s new EP ‘Letting Go’ is OUT NOW, and you can check out his most recent music video for ‘When The Lights Go Down’ right here: Continue reading →

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Improve your Sweep Picking Today

Improve your Sweep Picking Today

Sweep picking is a great way to add some speed to your playing but it’s not the easiest technique to learn. Very often people miss out on crucial elements when they are trying to learn sweep picking which either holds them back or leads to them giving up on it entirely.

In his Sweep Picking Systems For Arpeggios video series, Chris Brooks guides you through all of the fundamentals of sweep picking so you have a solid foundation to build on. Continue reading →

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