Leon Alvarado‎ Re-visits “2014 Music From An Expanded Universe” with New Music Video for Blood Like Red

Blood Like Red is the 3rd track from the 2014 Music From An Expanded Universe album. The video features Leon Alvarado on Keyboards and Drums. Trey Gunn (King Crimson, The Security Project) on Warr Guitar and Bass and Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates) on Taos Drums percussion. Produced by Leon Alvarado, Engineered by Leon Alvarado, Trey Gunn and
Mastered by Andy Jackson 

For years I had wanted to add visuals to what it is one of my favorite pieces from my music.
Leon Alvarado

Leon Alvarado is Texas-based prog drummer, keyboardist, composer, and illustrator, Alvarado has recorded with many talented musicians including Bill Bruford (Gong, Yes, Genesis, Earthworks), John Goodsall (Brand X, Fire Merchants), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Asia), Rick Wakeman and Tony Levin.

On the graphics front I have done album covers and touring materials for bands such as Brand X, Genesis, Phil Collins, Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and King’s X.

A Critics Point of View

This is not one of those balls-to-walls prog-rock affairs. For instance on “Blood Like Red,” the artists execute a slowly moving and budding rock pulse, steered by Gunn’s prominent bass lines, in support of the leader’s polytonal voicings, sounding somewhere in between a mellotron and synth strings type soundscape. Moreover, Alvarado layers a tabla vibe to incorporate a world music background into the mix, followed by Gunn’s stinging and crunchy Warr guitar notes. 
All About Jazz

“Blood Like Red” starts and ends with atmospheric wind effects with the middle brimming with Alvarado’s spacier synth exploits and Gunn’s textural Warr guitar crunch. It is here the band really gets into a full but subtle groove.
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AmuZeum – Changing Seasons (promo video) Power of Prog Exclusive World Premier

Changing Seasons is the first official promo video by Southern CA, progressive rock band AmuZeum from their critically acclaimed debut new beginnings. AmuZeum has an impressive pedigree that goes back more than a decade. The five members have crossed paths many times through the years in LA studios and playing in different bands such as Mars Hollow, Ten Jinn, Gabble Ratchet, and Heliopolis, all of which had various degrees of success.

Changing Seasons is basically about living a life to its fullest. To take chances even though sometimes it might feel a bit overwhelming. There is a meaning to it all and if you believe in yourself, you will find your drive, passion and purpose. Remember, we’re only here for a very short time.

Album // “New Beginnings” Released // April 17, 2020 
Music & Lyrics by AmuZeum 
Produced by AmuZeum 
Mixed By Billy Sherwood 
Mastered By Mike Bozzi @ Bernie Grundman Mastering 
Group Shot Photography by Joseph M. Garcia
Video Clips: pexels.com/

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Band Media and Booking Contact: Michael Matier m.matier@yahoo.com 
Label Contact: Melodic Revolution Records Nick Katona nick@melodicrevolution.com

AmuZeum Online
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Bandcamp: amuzeum.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/amuzeumband/ 
Instagram: instagram.com/amuzeumband/ 
MRR Profile: mrrmusic.com/amuzeum/

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Featured Video – One Man Yes by Antoine Baril

Antoine Baril is a An accomplished musician and multi-instrumentist producer, sound technician, and composer.

It is with great emotion and pride that I share my new video to you; One Man Yes. Hard work fed by passion, determination and love of music that has spread over a period of 14 months.

At the dawn of reaching the million views with my similar Genesis video, I wanted to push my limits to both technical and musical levels by presenting my highlights from the band Yes. A group that has influenced me on so many levels during their glorious and long career. It was all that a big challenge to honor the incomparable character of Chris Squire’s bass game (RIP), the angelic melodies of Jon Anderson, the virtuosity and the “catchyness” of Trevor Rabin , the phenomenal flights of Rick Wakeman Music, Steve Howe’s masterfully and so many other achievements of so many amazing musicians who have challenged my imagination throughout my musical awakening until today.

These “One Man Video” projects have always been very personal. This time I opened my heart and soul to precious collaborators who made it possible for me to reach a level that I could never have on my own. My lover Genevieve Dubois has so generously agreed to lend me a strong hand at the visual level with her sensitivity to music her incomparable film sense. Thanks to its natural talent on camera and image processing, this video reaches new horizon that far goes beyond my greatest ambitions. Thank you my love, I will always be grateful, I love you!

For this occasion, I also have the privilege of including my 7-year-old big boy Gabriel who managed to film complex mobile plans that I had the pleasure to integrate into my video. So this time it’s a One Team Video!

In closing, the production of this video is also a treasure hunt for rare musical instruments with which I had the chance to work. It implies the generosity of a lot of people who have allowed me to share their treasures or helped me achieve this project in any way so I have to thank myself with all heart:

Tama Drums Tama Drums Canada – Official Jean Michon Sylvain Sly Gaudet Eric Gobeil Marc-André Gingras Alain Couture Casavant Frères, Organbuilder / Facteur d’orgues Marc Rajotte Nicolas ChamberlandStreetly Electronics MSP Musique David V. Paré PhenixDrone

One Man Yes was Played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Antoine Baril Produced at Hemisphere Studio, Quebec, QC, Canada between March of 2019 and May or 2020

Introduction song: Excerpt for “The Firebird” suite Composed by Igor Stravinsky

Song List:
Endless Dream: Silent Spring Everydays Yours is no Disgrace Siberian Khatru Heart of the Sunrise Close to the Edge – I – The Solid Time of Change And You and I – I – Cord of Life And You and I – II – Eclipse The Revealing Science Of God / Dance Of The Dawn ‘The Ancient’ / Giants Under The Sun The Gates Of Delirium Close to the Edge – III – I Get Up I Get Down Parallels On The Silent Wings Of Freedom Tempus Fugit Changes Cinema Soundcheck (Yes Years Documentary) Endless Dream: Talk Ending song: Awaken

Music composed and released by Yes – Chris Squire (RIP) Trevor Rabin Jon Anderson Rick Wakeman Steve Howe Alan White Patrick Moraz Bill Bruford Tony Kaye Peter Banks Trevor Horn Geoff Downes

More info about Antoine Baril
https://www.hemispherestudio.com/en/

Featured Video ~ Ai tempi di Kate Moss and Pete Doherty by la Stella Rossa del Kinotto

“We are so closed and alone in an open society…”
… Brano tratto da:
la Stella Rossa del Kinotto (album, 2018)
Musica: Joe Roial
Lyrics: Jesus Blanco III
Arrangementi: Gianluca Vergalito​
Registrazione: BradipHouse​
Mixaggio e master: Gianluca Vergalito​
Video realizzato con filmati tratti da Mazwai.com
(Licenza Creative Commons 3.0)

Titoli e autori dei filmati utilizzati: “
The London feeling” by Davide Quatela
“Journey Through the Crimean Caves” by Eugene Bryohin
“Never sleep” by Colby Moore “
Between 14th & Bedford – NY Subway Dancers” by Mollie Mills
“Boneyard” by Andrew Arthur Breese Montaggio: Cocai Iscriviti anche tu a Tele Kinottorosso:

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Final Coil debut You Waste My Time live at The Lab Studios in London “Power of Prog Exclusive”

“I’ve always loved live sessions. There’s something so thrilling about taking a band and throwing them in at the deep end, especially when their studio work is typically meticulous in preparation and tracking. As a teenager, I spent hours glued to my stereo, taping and absorbing every Peel and Radio One session I could get my hands on. From the icy blasts of Napalm Death to the feral assault of Nirvana’s epic Aneurysm, it always felt like you were listening to something special, something intimate in the way that a normal studio recording could never be, and I always wanted to do something similar for Final Coil. 

So, with the release of Convicted Of The Right, I wanted to do something special for the fans who have journeyed this far along the road with us. The idea of producing a limited-edition cassette (along with suitably compelling artwork) came first, but what about B sides? We didn’t have anything left from either of our trips to the studio, and demos just wouldn’t cut it. I wanted to do something that was new, and so the idea of a live session returned. It felt like the right time, not least because Barry, our drummer, hadn’t played on our debut album, and this was an opportunity for him to put his own stamp on a couple of tracks from that record. Of those, the one on which I was particularly keen (and the one being premiered here) was You Waste My Time. The studio version is just fine, and I am really proud of the juxtaposition of live and sampled drums; but live, it has always taken on a much rawer aspect and Barry hammers the hell out of the kit during his fills… it was the ideal choice. 

The studio session was great. We cut the whole thing live, doing a couple of takes of each song and steadfastly avoiding any studio trickery or overdubs. I think it came out really well, capturing a touch of our live spirit, yet proving a little tighter than our typically chaotic performances and I really hope fans get a kick out of it.”

Watch The Worldwide Premiere Of “Waste My Time” Here

About The Music
Last year Final Coil released their incredible second album, The World We Left Behind For Others. This sprawling, complex, emotionally charged concept piece captured the hearts of fans and critics alike, as the band told a story both intensely personal and yet universally relatable; inspired by particular past events, but so relevant to the paths our modern society is following. The whole cycle of The World We Left Behind For Others has been a story in itself: from a personal bereavement that lead to the discovery of a collection of treasured letters, which inspired the creation of the album, to the band’s journey to Italy to record at Real Sound Studio. As the glowing reviews cascaded in, in ever-growing numbers, Final Coil played some wonderful shows – appearing at the HRH Metal: Metal Meltdown festival with Decapitated, the Fusion Festival with Focus and playing prestigious London shows with Shonen Knife and then Marky Ramone. From melancholy beginnings, the tale of The World We Left Behind For Others has grown into something incredible for Final Coil – and there is still one last chapter left in this particular book…

On May 1st the band, in conjunction with their label, Wormholedeath, will release the Convicted Of The Right EP. Convicted Of The Right itself is one of the most powerful tracks from The World We Left Behind For Others, both musically and lyrically and the EP’s title track is backed by an array of exciting, exclusive material. The band traveled down to The Lab in London where they recorded three tracks live in the studio. These vibrant versions of ‘Empty Handed’, ‘Spider Feet’ and ‘You Waste My Time’ will all appear on the new EP and were all captured on film for video release, the first of which we present here – ‘You Waste My Time’.

Track Listing:
1 – Convicted Of The Right
2 – Empty Handed (Live In At The Lab)
3 – Spider Feet (Live At The Lab) 
4 – You Waste My Time (Live At The Lab)

About Final Coil
They began their musical life in howls of feedback and chaos, a raging entity that tore up the stages of endless small clubs as they slowly found their direction. Gradually, that energy and electricity were channeled into smoother paths as the band looked deeper into themselves and their music, discovering how much more their individual abilities could create; realizing they had so much more to say, that a fleeting impact wasn’t all they wished to achieve – they wanted to carve musical monuments that would stand the test of time and stand for something as well. Under the guiding hand of founding member Phil Stiles, the line-up of the band morphed and shifted to reflect that change in focus and the first recorded output from the new look Final Coil was released in 2015. The Closed To The Light EP highlighted the significant developments in the band’s style so effectively that it caught the ear of Italian record label WormHoleDeath, who immediately signed the band up. Throughout 2016 Final Coil worked on their debut full-length album, which was then unveiled by their new label in 2017…

In a world of ever-shifting trends and fashions, where it’s always time to move on to the next thing and the value of anything and everything is fleeting, it’s a beautiful moment to find an album that stops you in your tracks. A combination of musicianship, songcraft, depth of emotion and attention to detail that holds you transfixed while the rest of the world continues its unthinking charge into oblivion. An album where the lyrics invite thought and reflection and the artwork fires the imagination as the music brings it to vibrant life. Final Coil’s debut album, entitled Persistence Of Memory was just such an album; an island of color and beauty in the ever-flowing grey tides of modern life. The band joined forces with Imperative PR to promote the album and the reaction from the music press was outstanding. The band finished 2017 with a flurry of well-received live shows and returned to Imperative PR once more – this time for a long term management deal. The press continued to pick up on the brilliance of Persistence Of Memory throughout the early months of 2018 and away from the stage, the band began to work on their most ambitious material to date. As summer neared its end Final Coil set off for Italy and Real Sound Studios to record their second full-length album. Featuring the skills of session drummer Barry French (ex-Sarpanitum) blending beautifully with the flowing bottom end of bassist Jola Stiles and the twin guitars of Phil Stiles and Richard Awdry the new songs that Final Coil has created are going to stun everyone who hears them. Before the end of the year, the band also managed to fit in live shows with OHHMS, Boss Keloid, Zero Point Zero, and Staghorn. Aside from his work with Final Coil, Phil Stiles was invited to make a guest appearance on the latest album from prog-rock royalty, Glass Hammer (the band where Yes discovered vocalist Jon Davison). 2019 began with an appearance at the massive HRH Metal III: Metal Meltdown event at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, with Final Coil playing alongside Decapitated, Devilment and many more, to a large and appreciative audience. Next up for the band was a place on the bill of the Fusion Festival 2019, which took place at the Stourhead Civic Centre on March 22nd – 24th and featured prog legends like Focus and IO Earth. Hot on the heels of these two major shows came the April 12th release of Final Coil’s second full-length album, the momentous concept album The World We Left Behind For Others. The World We Left Behind For Others, inspired by a collection of family letters discovered by frontman Phil Stiles, made a powerful impression on fans and critics alike and the band celebrated the success of their new album with two prestigious London dates, firstly with Shonen Knife at the Underworld and then with the legendary Marky Ramone at The Garage. As 2020 dawned Final Coil’s stock was higher than ever before. So, before turning the page and leaving this wonderful chapter in their story behind, they decided to release the Convicted Of The Right EP. Convicted Of The Right featured the title track, taken from The World We Left Behind For Others and three Final Coil classics recorded live at The Lab studios in London. As the positive press began to flow the band returned to the studio and began work on album number three…

Final Coil Online
http://www.finalcoil.com
https://www.facebook.com/finalcoil/
https://finalcoilrock.bandcamp.com

Shelter Skelter Offer Free Download of Coronavirus Rhapsody our Featured Video

Coronavirus Rhapsody – performed by Shelter Skelter (Timmy Sean, Fernando Perdomo, & Nick Bertling)

Inspired by comedian Dana Jay Bein’s (@danajaybein) Twitter thread of parody lyrics to Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” we decided to do the unthinkable…re-record one of the greatest recordings of all time, with Dana’s lyrics. We hope we did both justice! Recorded in each of our home studios in California and Indiana remotely, we are three multi-instrumentalist producers who came together during the pandemic to form “Shelter Skelter.”

FREE Download at: https://shelterskelter.bandcamp.com

DONATE TO MUSICARES TO HELP MUSICIANS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund

Please check out all of our original music projects below, and contact us to book us for remote sessions.

TIMMY SEAN – lead vocals, guitars, piano, video director & editor
http://www.youtube.com/timmysean
http://www.facebook.com/timmyseanmusic
http://www.instagram.com/timmysean
http://www.twitter.com/timmysean
https://timmysean.bandcamp.com
http://www.timmysean.com

NICK BERTLING AKA Bertling Noise Laboratories – drums, backup vocals, audio mixing & mastering
https://www.bertlingnoiselaboratories.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCi2ZZ-Ba99hNsPeyZLeS-g
https://www.facebook.com/nick.bertling
https://twitter.com/bertlingnoise

FERNANDO PERDOMO – bass & vocals
https://youtube.com/fernandoperdomomusic
https://www.facebook.com/Fernandoperdomomusic/
https://www.instagram.com/fperdomo
https://fernandoperdomo.bandcamp.com
http://www.fernandoperdomo.com

SHELTER SKELTER proudly plays Brian May Guitars, VOX Amps, Magnatone Amps, Tama Drums, Ernie Ball guitar strings, and heavily relied on IK Multimedia’s Amplitube Brian May Collection to replicate Dr. May’s guitar tones on this track.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” written by Freddie Mercury

“Coronavirus Rhapsody” parody lyrics by Dana Jay Bein

Original Lyrics Thread:
https://twitter.com/danajaybein/status/1240307541491494912?s=20

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