Music View: Rockin Out 2018 With Richie Kotzen's 'The Damned'

Richie Kotzen's 'The Damned'
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Guitar virtuoso, Richie Kotzen continue to showcasing his musical productivity as early in 2018, he already premiered a new single along with its music video entitled 'The Damned', that was first unleashed via guitar player magazine website before eventually making ways via the guitarist's official Youtube channel on January 25. The new track seemingly is a sign of an upcoming record this year, which unfortunately up til now still not much details being shared by the axeman/singer himself apart from that something will certainly arrive sometime soon.

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Starting Up 2018 With Joe Satriani's "What Happens Next"


Joe Satriani
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Just a few days into 2018, rock enthusiasts along with guitar heads will be getting an exciting entertainment as guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani set to release his new album entitled “What Happens Next” on January 12. The new record consisting in total of 12 electrifying instrumental tracks which are results of Joe's collaboration with other top names in the music industry such as Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) on drums and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) playing bass. Not only that, making the album more noteworthy, the virtuoso also tag Mike Fraser as producer/engineer/mixer as he once again collaborate with the guitar maestro, continuing their frequent partnership since the last 20 years.

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Music View: Checking Out E-Fire's Debut Single 'Contradict'


Industrial Rock or Electronic Rock might not be the most hyped or popular genres, but that doesn't mean it can't inspire new musician to embark into that realm such as what is done by mysterious solo act named E-Fire. The Portland based rocker has just released his first single entitled 'Contradict' which was officially outed on November 26, 2017, long enough already for any music enthusiasts to check out and get their hands on. Inspired by the likes of Maryln Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Rage Against The Machine, the rocker certainly shown hints of influences from those bands, but still he remain keen on showcasing his own unique approach.

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Music View: Checking Out Mike Milan Dedic's New Single 'Escape'


Guitar instrumental is a genre that despite lacking some popularity and exposure in recent years, but never seems to stop any new musician from entering the parade, just like what Toronto, Canada based rock guitarist, Mike Milan Dedic, is currently doing. Starting out his musical adventure way back in 1987 with “The Pleasure's Yours”, he recently return into the scene with a new track titled 'Escape', that was outed earlier this year. Although it's just a single, but it's still an exciting piece of music to check out especially for guitar lovers, who are keen on checking out some fresh stuff from a player that might still be considered rather new globally.

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Music View: Sinoptik's New Single 'Standalone Syndrome'


Following their success on winning the 2016 Global Battle of the Bands in Germany, Ukraine based Stoner Rockers, Sinoptik, decided to wrap 2017 with a brand new single titled 'Standalone Syndrome'. The latest track was officially released on November 30, 2017, giving enough time for rock lovers to embrace and enjoy it before 2018 starts. Aside from participating on that contest, the rockers have also been busy promoting their 2016 release, “Interplanet Overdrice” by performing in many major events along with internationally well known bands such as, Maryln Manson, Uriah Heep, Evanescene, Within Temptation, Scorpions and many more. After those long tours and gigs experience, this European rocking trio are keen on reinventing their music, thus triggering the work and release of their latest single.

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