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My, how the year passes
This week's column concentrates on a few mostly independent releases before I start finalizing the upcoming dose of 2013 highlights.
Pierre Bensusan celebrates 40 years of DADGAD with 'Encore'
Living up to a reputation as the "Mozart of Guitar" has taken award winning French-Algerian musician Pierre Bensusan on an uncompromising journey across the globe.
Ernie Ball Music Man Unofficially Introduces John Petrucci Majesty Guitar
Late last week, Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Music Man posted the following blurb on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum .
Ernie Ball Leaks New John Petrucci Signature Guitar
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci's signature Ernie Ball has gone through many incarnations since he first started working with the company.
Weekly Question: Best Progressive Metal Bands? [News]
Progressive metal is one of the most popular genres with Ultimate Guitar readers thanks to the relentless showcase of technical ability and moving music.
REVIEW : Andromeda / Damnation Angels / Until Rain
Progressive metal is a rare beast in the UK with tours swerving the Channel and remaining on the European mainland for fear of ill-fated attendance figures on this island.
Get ready for Progressive Nation 2014 ['at Sea']
Spearheaded by revered drummer Mike Portnoy a few years ago, the Progressive Nation tours were like a mini Woodstock for progressive rock fans.
David Locke: Riding Out Youth [Reviews]
Released: Nov 1, 2013 Genre: Blues Rock, Progressive Rock, Instrumental Label: Self-released Number Of Tracks: 10 The subtlety of the musicianship is what makes this album better than good and it demonstrates considerable talent and musical understanding on Locke's part.
Unified Past - Spots
The combination of sounds on this album is great. Add in the fact that these guys are excellent musicians and it's quickly obvious this is a great disc.