Archive for July, 2012

Linear Sphere release second studio album Manvantara. Available Now!

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Linear Sphere are pleased to present the long-awaited second album Manvantara, a concept album with a story starting in ancient Atlantis, and with mankind’s journey traced through the ages, all set against a musical backdrop of highly unique progressive music with influences from modern metal to jazz-rock-fusion. Featuring top British actor Paul Darrow (Blake7, etc..) as special guest narrator on Cycle of Ages, and with bespoke artwork by Ashley Christudason at Jungle Eye, Linear Sphere are very pleased to announce the 2012 release of Manvantara, available from our secure PayPal store at, and as a download from iTunes, Amazon, and all major download sites….

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Guitar World “Last Licks” Video Lesson on Rock Open-String Licks by Martin Goulding

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

For the August 2012 edition of Guitar World magazine which features Eddie Van Halen on the front cover, I put together my back cover column “Last Licks” based around some old school rock open-string licks in the style of some of the greats from the classic 1970′s and hard rock 1980’s era, including Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore and Joe Satriani. These licks are a popular component of the rock guitar style, often featured as fills embellishing open chord riffs as well as adding an element of flash during solos.For the audio I used an Axe FX II set up with a Marshall 1987x Treble amp with TS808 tubescreamer overdrive with the drive….

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