TROYKA - Interview with Chris Montague

Have you ever wondered what the future of jazz music might sound like? The London based trio TROYKA is well known for pushing the boundaries of traditional musical concepts. TROYKA released their second album “Moxxy” to critical acclaim in August 2012. In May 2013, the trio finished recording their third album "Ornithophobia", which will be released in 2014. We interviewed Chris Montague, TROYKA’s guitarist, and wanted to learn more about the process of recording the new album, his influences and his participation in the GUITARMAGEDON trio.

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PAUL GILBERT - Interview

"Vibrato" is one of PAUL GILBERT's best solo records to date. His concert in Vienna at the end of March 2013 turned out to be a very special occasion for his drummer Thomas Lang, who was born in the Austrian capital. We used the opportunity to conduct an interview with Paul at the margins of the show in Vienna.

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GuitarMania interviewed STEVE LUKATHER on the occasion of his "Transition" 2013 European Tour. The interview was filmed at the Orpheum venue in Graz, Austria, on 6 April 2013. Steve talked about the new album "Transition", his equipment, as well about the very first guitar he lusted after when he started as a musician. We apologise for the bad audio quality at the beginning of the interview (until approx. min 5).


Exemplary musicianship, powerhouse vocals and great songs:  MARAGOLD is the name of US-American guitarist Greg Howe’s new band project. Greg is one of the world’s most outstanding guitarists. Records such as “Hyperacuity” or his 2008 release “Sound Proof” have forever changed the way we think instrumental fusion and rock music. For MARAGOLD’s debut, Howe has teamed up with his long-time mates Kevin Vecchione and drummer Gianluca Palmieri to release an album that has the potential to top this year’s "Best Rock Album of the Year" polls. GuitarMania interviewed Greg and wanted to learn more about the band name, how long it took to write the songs, and his new signature amp.

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Mit „FAT“, das für „Fabulous Austrian Trio“ steht, hat der 1972 geborene Jazz- und Fusion-Gitarrist ALEX MACHACEK eines der besten Jazz Fusion Alben des Jahres 2012 abgeliefert.  Spätestens seit dem Erscheinen von „FAT“ und einem Interview im amerikanischen Guitar Player Magazin ist Machacek auf der internationalen Jazzbühne kein Unbekannter mehr. „FAT“ ist das mittlerweile siebte Album nach dem im Jahre 2010 erschienen „24 Tales“. Und es ist sein bisher bestes. Lest dazu auch unsere Plattenkritik. Wir haben Alex interviewt und wollten mehr über seine Geschichte und den Entstehungsprozess zum neuen Album erfahren.

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