We are pleased to announce that Martin Doty has joined forces with Blakenstein as 2nd Lead Guitarist. Please welcome Martin to the Blakenstein family.
Martin played previously in Hangar 18 with our bassist, Melanie Sisneros; handling all the Marty Friedman leads and other Megadeth guitarists "note for note".
He is an excellent addition to Blakenstein and ironically enough; we both play the same gear. USA Jackson neckthrough's with floating tremelos & Mesa Boogie Tri-Axis'/Mesa Boogie 2/90 Power Amps. The Jacksons are rockin'!!!!
Between Martin's skills and my skills; we are a force to be reckoned with. 2 OG shredding Lead Guitarists!!! It doesn't get thicker than this everyone.
Let's get ready to rumble!!!
Much Love & Respect, Blake Nelson
Melanie shredded her bass to pieces last night in the studio. We are almost done!!! Get ready for the freight train..........
Arminta is tearing it up in the studio!!!! Blake Nelson & James Trace are Producing the album.
ALL guitar tracks are done including leads and guitar sound fx for The Prince, Tears Burn Fire, and Drown. Here comes the HEAVY stuff!!!!!
Layed guitar tracks for Tears Burn Fire tonight. A thick brick wall of guitar that sounds like a monster meets a freight train. More tracks on Saturday
Drums are DONE for the new album; the foundation is layed. Finally, everyone will hear what Blakenstein really sounds like. Thick!!!
GW CD delayed again. Please refer to www.versaillesrecords.com for any further details. Versailles Records has changed the date 4 times. We have no idea when this is going to be released; we've been waiting one year. - New "Guitar Wizards" CD Series Perhaps In the Fall of 2013, Versailles Records will release "GUITAR WIZARDS, showcasing THE nations hottest 6-string guitar stars. Included are tracks from such rock/metal greats as Blake Nelson (Blakenstein, Oil), Rob Berzon (BERZON), Damon Johnson (Brother Kane, Thin Lizzy), Jake E Lee (Ozzy Osbourne Band, Badlands), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper Band, Ratt, LA Guns, Slash’s Snakepit, etc), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Blues Saraceno (Poison), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses, Heart, MC5), Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden) on a track that also features Chris Slade (AC/DC), and Chris Poland (Megadeth), Glen Alvelais (Testament), and Jan Hammer (Jeff Beck); and also some heavy originals from a wildly-talented collection of players around the world, one in particular is the single "Sanctuary" by Blakenstein (collaboration w/Blake Nelson/Blakenstein & Rob Berzon). The cd/book will be available in all Best Buy stores on "we have no idea";
Melanie is kicking major butt. Already has 8 complicated songs down. Bamm!!! 2 more coming this week. We're sounding nice and thick right now. Blake Nelson
Blakenstein has a permanent bassist. Please welcome Melanie Sisneros to the family. Blake Nelson