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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Relentless Shred Guitar Lessons Available

“New and improved” YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Relentless Shred Guitar Lessons are now available at Relentlessshred.com. With Silver, Gold and Maestro plans available you can “learn from The Master whenever you want!”

Joe Charupakorn from Premierguitar.com caught up with Malmsteen recently and talked about his new album, Spellbound. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:

Premierguitar.com: What prompted the decision to play all of the instruments on Spellbound?

Malmsteen: “There was no reason why it happened this way. It just happened. I got inspired, started recording stuff, and all of a sudden it was done.”

Premierguitar.com: Was the process much different on earlier releases?

Malmsteen: “It used to be like a cycle. You’d go into the studio and go through the process of writing, then rehearsing, then drums, then bass. Then when you’re done you mix it, rehearse, and then you go on tour for a year, and then you go back in and do the same thing again. Now it’s different. Even if I go some place like Russia for a gig or two, I keep putting stuff down as I get inspired. And when I hear like 15, 20, or 30— maybe in this case more like 100—things I start thinking, ‘Wow, I have some really good shit here. I should seriously put this together as a record.’ Most of the stuff that you hear on the record is the first time I played it.”

Premierguitar.com: Wow. Is the album mostly first takes?

Malmsteen: “Yeah. I’m not the kind of person that likes to sit and do re-takes. Either it’s good and you keep it or you don’t do it at all. In the studio, especially a rented studio, the spontaneity was always stifled. You sit there and think, “I better not make a [expletive] mistake.” I hated that. Having your own studio is great because you only play when you’re inspired.”

Read more at Premierguitar.com.

OPETH – Fredrik Åkesson Guitar Masterclass Footage Posted

OPETH guitarist Fredrik Åkesson is featured in a masterclass clip below. It was posted by GuitarMessenger.com:

Opeth’s upcoming North American tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20th where KATATONIA returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, NY on April 28th where acclaimed PORCUPINE TREE frontman STEVEN WILSON will join for the night.

A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

April
18 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
20 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
21 – Quebec City, QC – Capitole
23 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Forum
24 – Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
26 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
27 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
28 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (with Steven Wilson)
29 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
30 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre

May
2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
5 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
6 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
8 – Lexington, KY – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
11 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
12 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
14 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
15 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
16 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
17 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
18 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
20 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
21 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
23 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
25 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
26 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst