Archive for June, 2012

Linear Sphere’s second album Manvantara to be released 7th July 2012

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

From the impact and cult success of the 2004 debut album Reality Dysfunction by Linear Sphere, comes the long awaited second album Manvantara, due for release on July 7th 2012. Recorded and produced by Martin Goulding, mixed by Martin and John Papas at Hardbeat Studio in Wembley, North-West London and mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches in NYC, and with special guest and top British actor Paul Darrow (Blake 7) narrating on the third track Cycle of Ages. The album is heavily progressive with rock/metal/fusion/experimental influences and features Jos Geron on Vocals, Martin Goulding on guitars, Jamie Brooks on keyboards, Steve Woodcock on bass and chapman stick and Nick Lowczowski on drums…

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Guitar World “Last Licks” Video Lesson on Rapid-Fire Rock Licks by Martin Goulding

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

For the July 2012 edition of Guitar World magazine which features Slash on the front cover, I put together my back cover column “Last Licks” based around some old school rapid-fire rock repetition licks in the style of some of the greats of the 1980′s era such as Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.
Fast and furious static repetition licks are a cornerstone of rock soloing, an effective and well used device for raising energy and intensity during solos. Players of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s onwards…

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Guitar World “Last Licks” Video Lesson on Classic Open Chord Riffs by Martin Goulding

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

For the June 2012 edition of Guitar World magazine which features Slipknot on the front cover, I put together my back cover column “Last Licks” based around five classic 70′s style open chord blues-rock riffs in the style of Jimmy Page, Brian May, Angus Young, Moody&Marsden (Whitesnake) and Tom Scholz (Boston). For the audio I used an Axe FX II set up with Marshall Plexi Treble type sound…

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