Bass player and singer of the symphonic Death Metal band Septic Flesh, they are also a renowned graphic artist having created various album covers for large groups on the international Metal scene, he is also a member of the “Chamber of fine arts of Greece” .
Codex Omega (2017)
The great mass (2011)
Sumerian daemon (2003)
Revolution DNA (1999)
A fallen temple (1998)
Ophidian wheel (1997)
Mystic place of dawn (1994)
Combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create pop songs imbued with blues and soul, songwriting by Mary Spender highlights her guitar playing style as well as her wide vocal range.
Mary has trained a niche audience that appreciates her unique style of playing and performance, but all of this was due to the launch of a YouTube series called “Tuesday Talks,” which is primarily aimed at guitarists and songwriters. Mary shares her own experiences or interviews eminent artists such as Santana, KT Tunstall and James Valentine (Maroon 5).
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Tony Sales is an American bass player, he is the brother Soupy Sales of the drummer band Hunt Sales. He was part of the bands Tony & The Tigers, Checkered Past, Dyoxen, and especially Tin Machine, the band of David Bowie. He has also worked with Todd Rundgren, Ray Manzarek, and Iggy Pop.
American bass player on the bands : The Number 12 Looks Like You, Elephant Graveyard, Black Table and Dead Empires.
Dead Empires – Secret Snakes/Silent Serpents (2015)
Black Table – Obelisk (2016)
Dead Empires – Designed to Disappear (2018)
The Number 12 Looks Like You – Wild Gods (2019)
Tony wanted to explore a different side of guitar, and bought his first electric. His Early influences were Jimi Hendrix and Yngwie Malmsteen. In mid 2000, Tony began to experiment with the Sitar and Sarod, two important instruments in Northern Indian classical music. Tony became motivated to create his own musical style, using the techniques and vital nuances that bring the vocal-like quality of Indian music to the electric guitar but expanding into other styles. Continuing to follow a unique musical approach, a style and sound all his own began to emerge . Tony’s musical world incorporates styles of Rock, Eastern Music, Blues, Funk , open tunings and more. Tony has opened for and played with a vast array of national and international touring acts including Richie Kotzen, Tony MacAlpine, Buddy Miles, Rick Derringer,Leon Russell, and Adrian Legg.
In 2019 Tony released his 4th solo album Silent Storms, a mix of Neo-Classical and Hard Rock instrumentals. Tony's also released numerous instructional videos with Truefire. Tony has been a regular contributor to Guitar Player and Guitar World Magazine with Instructional columns.Tony currently hosts a local TV show in North Florida called “Your Jax Music “on TVV12 His segment is titled “Techniques for the Modern Guitarist.” Tony continues to tour his band nationally as well as hosting Guitar Clinics in music stores across the east coast.
The Light Within
Embracing the Spirit
Melodic Soloists (Mad Guitar Records)
Shawn Lane Remembered Vol. 1 (Lion Music)
Power Pentatonics (Truefire)
Power Ballad Soloing (Truefire)
Classical Flatpicking Explorations (Truefire)
World Rock Guitar (Truefire)
Virtuoso Techniques (Chops from Hell)
Licks of the Absurd (Chops from Hell)
Mark Salamango is a guitar player based out of Detroit, Michigan. He started his musical journey on saxophone where he played in successful bands until college when he decided that he should pick up the only instrument that would make the ladies swoon more…the guitar. That love affair hasn’t missed a beat. Initially enamoured with bands like Dream Theater, he slowly incorporated more fusion tastes into his playing and eventually found his way into the praise and worship scene. Mark is the lead guitar player in the band Tall Dark and Jim, he plays in several “mega churches,” is working on a solo CD, and can occasionally be seen sitting in on the “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” musical.
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Mick Taylor is a living legend! Successor of Brian Jones within the Rolling Stones, it was John Mayall who would have personally recommended him to Mick Jagger!
In the service of the Rolling Stones for 5 years, he brought a new breath to the sound of the group, both on stage and in the studio. His complementarity with Keith Richards was obvious, so much so that the latter even regretted the departure of Mick Taylor in 1974. Keith himself admits that “the Stones had lost their best musician with the departure of Mick”. Even today, Mick Taylor is recognized by many as the most competent guitarist of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Taylor continues to play with various groups and makes some guest star appearances on some stages (Allman Brothers, Joe Walsh, Grateful Dead, Johnny Copeland, Dick Rivers).
He is a North Irish musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer for Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. He is also the leader of the Scottish Hard Rock band The Almighty, with whom he was very successful in the UK throughout the 1990s, although the group is currently on hiatus. He has released several solo albums and performed with a variety of other bands and artists, and also directs his own group, The Fighting Hearts, to present his solo material.
Ben’s passion for the guitar came about by pure accident, after picking one up at the young age of eleven. A little after his fourteenth birthday, he began playing live shows and his love for it developed from an enjoyable hobby into a complete lifestyle and he’s still heavily involved with it today.He was the driving force behind the impressive UK metal act ‘Junk DNA’ and gained a large fan base, spread across the country, from his energetic playing style and constant touring. Following the success of this project, Ben formed ‘This Illusion’, for which he was the main songwriter and took the band on several tours but is now focusing the attention on recorded material and providing the guitar and bass for studio albums. Both acts have had several worldwide releases that were very well received, pleasing existing fans along with attracting new ones. During this time, Ben collaborated with the likes of Paul Di’Anno (Former Iron Maiden frontman) and Jason Bowld (Pitschifter) both live and in the studio. As a result of Ben’s outstanding musical history, he has since been invited to demonstrate at and participate in both local and international trade shows. To accompany this, Ben also organises and leads guitar clinics to help people get the most out of their playing abilities. His expertise and very broad knowledge of guitars led him to the high-end company ‘Vigier’, whose instruments he has been playing for many years, as well as a Vigier artist Ben is now the UK Sales Manager – having opened their first UK office in 2007.
Bass Connection Live Compilation (1998)
Bass Connection Christmas Compilation (1998)
Compendium Compilation (1999)
Junk DNA – Altered St8 (1999)
Junk DNA – Sounds of Xcess (2000)
Sound and Light 2000 (2000)
Full Tilt Volume III Compilation (2001)
Junk DNA – Junk DNA (2001)
Metal Hammer Compilation (2002)
Junk DNA – Inspired by Despair (2003)
This Illusion – This Illusion (2004)
This Illusion – Not Just Listening (2005)
Cop Off Volume II Compilation (2009)
This Illusion – The Charm Offensive (2010)
Mary Spender – Denmark Street / Dear John (2010)
Music Fusion Compilation (2010)
Jet Pack, Invicta! – We Stole the Show (2011)
Vigier Compilation (2012)
Tea Time, Tigers! – Subtle Is As Subtle Does (2014)
Jet Pack, Invicta! – Savage Smiles (2014)
Jet Pack, Invicta! – Pulling Teeth (2015)
The Wisefool – The Wisefool (2016)
This Illusion – The Fall of the Wild (2018)
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1 x Expert Retro ’54 (no dots)
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Unlike the other big Japanese group, X Japan, Loudness succeeded in 1985, which no non-Western group had succeeded. With their 4th and now legendary album “Thunder in the East”, they seduce a part of the American public of the 80s in need of guitar-heroes. Thanks to the legendary guitarist Akira Takasaki, his childhood friend, Yamashita found himself propelled into full madness Hair Metal US, passing on MTV and playing on festivals alongside the biggest American groups (Dokken, Poison etc…). At the beginning of the 90s, the end of “Hair Metal” fashion also marked the departure of Yamashita, the group then took on a grunge-experimental direction.
In 2004, Yamashita is back, the group made a remarkable reformation, a great tour and immediately released a new album and an album of covers of their old hits. Two other albums will follow.
Far from having calmed down, their style is today even more aggressive and trash than originally, and continues to seduce the Japanese, always demanding extreme music. They are considered living legends.