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Matt’s Music Demos the Guthrie Govan Model

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by MDuffy

Chris Bryant of Matt’s Music Center in Weymouth, Mass., recently tested out the new Charvel Guthrie Govan model.

For the demo, Bryant used the flame maple version of the guitar, although it is also available in bird’s–eye maple. Check it out 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…)

Guitar World Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by MDuffy


Paul Riario of Guitar World recently ran through one of the Charvel Jake E Lee signature model guitars and noted that it was one of his favorite new releases of 2014.

The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.

“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”

Check out the demo 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…)

Beau Monde Guitars Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by MDuffy


The folks at New Jersey’s Beau Monde Guitars recently took a Charvel Jake E Lee Signature Model guitar for a ride in a new video demo.

In it, the reviewer runs through all the specs and gets some monster sounds through both the neck and bridge pickups.

Check out the demo after the jump.  (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!

Gojira Takes Fans Backstage in New Vlog

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by MDuffy

Throughout their summer tour, French metallers Gojira shared a video diary that gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road.

Enjoy the clip below, which features footage from stops in Albi, Viveiro, Biarritz, Istanbul, Oslo, Lyon and Vagos.

 

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