Posts Tagged “Jazz”

Alex Skolnick: thrash icons

Bargains. We shit ‘em. Testament legend Alex Skolnick comes to London with his jazz-influenced Alex Skolnick Trio project on Sunday September 29, and we’ve got an exclusive deal that means you can grab tickets for just a tenner!

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Andy Rehfeldt is at it again (the same guy behind the Radio Disney remixes, Lamb of God jazz remixes, and a whole ton of other stuff), this time creating a little bit of an Iron-Maiden-meets-some-breakdowns version of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie.”

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Felix Martin simply cannot be a person and instead is a cyborg encased in flesh to make every other musician feel completely and utterly worthless. The video you're watching is segments from three different songs, each titled "Viroliano Tries Prog," "Viroliano Tries Jazz," and "Viroliano Tries Metal." Each segment showcases is astonishingly musical despite being shreddy and otherwise …

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Shining have been saying they'd tour North America for at least three years now, and finally they've pulled through. Are you ready for some weird jazz? Shining recently came out with their One One One record and promptly exploded some brains with it. They've been in the spotlight ever since their 2010 Blackjazz album, and …

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Norwegian alternative band MANES, which is described on as “a hybrid of jazz, trip-hop, electronica and metal,” has resurfaced.

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Serj Tankian: back with System in August

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has taken up a new hobby – but unsurprisingly, it’s taken a bit of a nutty route.

“I have just embarked on a something really exciting and new called ‘Disarming Time Musical Paintings’,” says Serj. “What that is is I’m writing a piece of music first, as I usually do, and then I am making a painting from it and embedding the music — with speakers and MP3 players — within the actual frame of the painting. So this is really exciting for me, ’cause I’ve never painted in my life before.”

“The urge came to my in the discovery that music has become so temporal and devalued in the world today — even though we love music; anyone watching this and myself inclusive,” adds the frontman. “So I wanted to create an exclusive experience. I wanted to create something unique for someone to hold, that they’re the only person to get to experience that.”

Serj will also be releasing two new solo albums this summer – Orca and Jazz-Iz-Christ! Catchy titles, bro…

Orca, described as Serj’s “first true symphony”, will be released on June 25, with its follow-up, which will be mostly instrumental and features contributions from a number of acclaimed and much-respected jazz and classical artists, dropping on July 23.

Meanwhile, System have some business of their own to take care of, namely bringing the bonks to Reading and Leeds in August, even if there seems to be a little disharmony in the SOAD camp right now….

 

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TEACHING IS METAL

The creator of the heavy metal degree being offered by New College Nottingham has appeared on BBC Breakfast News to talk about the merits of the qualification, which were brought into question by education campaigners last week.

Music lecturer Liam Maloy has previously responded to accusations that the degree is a “waste of time” and an “easy option” for students by pledging that the course will be “will be academically rigorous”, adding that, “In the past, heavy metal has not been taken seriously and is seen as lacking academic credibility when compared with other genres such as jazz and classical music. But that’s just a cultural construction.”

Find out what else he had to say on the course – which has so far signed up more than 20 students at a cost of £5,750 each per year – below:

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Serj Tankian

System Of A Down frontman and, as we discovered on Monday, one third of a new charity supergroup, Serj Tankian will be releasing two new solo albums this summer – Orca and Jazz-Iz-Christ! Catchy titles, bro…

Orca, described as Serj’s “first true symphony”, will be released on June 25, with its follow-up, which will be mostly instrumental and features contributions from a number of acclaimed and much-respected jazz and classical artists, will drop on July 23.

Meanwhile, System have some business of their own to take care of, namely bringing the bonks to Reading and Leeds in August.

Jazz-Iz-Christ will drop on July 23 via Serjical Strike.

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The longtime relationship between jazz great Pat Metheny and Ibanez, his guitar-maker-of-choice for several decades, has yielded two exciting new guitars.

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HELMET’s Page Hamilton will get his jazz on again live by performing at the Typhoon in Santa Monica, California on January 23 with the PAGE HAMILTON QUINTET.

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