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Michael K Smith (The Madman of Rock) / Blog

New review on "Tapestry of Souls" on Metal Harem

http://metalharem.blogspot.com/2012/09/chris-bickley-tapestry-of-souls-2012.html?m=1.

Tapestry of Souls now available in Japan

Tapestry of Souls AVAILABLE IN JAPAN http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/HMHR120507-21

SHREDGUY RECORDS TO RELEASE CHRIS BICKLEY -TAPESTRY OF SOULS.

SHREDGUY RECORDS TO RELEASE CHRIS BICKLEY -TAPESTRY OF SOULS.

SHREDGUY RECORDS IS CELEBRATING ITS FOURTH ANNIVERSARY WITH ITS FOURTEENTH RELEASE, CHRIS BICKLEY-TAPESTRY OF SOULS.

CHRIS IS AN ACCOMPLISHED PLAYER WHO BURNS UP THE FRETBOARD ON THIS ELEVEN TRACK RELEASE DUE OUT IN MAY. HAILING FROM THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES, CHRIS BICKLEY RELOCATED TO CONNECTICUT WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE TO BECOME THE GUITARIST FOR UP AND COMING BLUES-INFLUENCED ROCK RECORDING ARTIST TERRI LANE. SINCE HE MADE THE MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER SESSION PLAYERS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA. POSSESSING A GREAT WIT AND SENSE OF HUMOR, HE ALSO BRINGS A PASSION AND FIRE TO ALL HIS PERFORMANCES AND IS THE CURRENT ROCK SESSION GUITARIST FOR HORIZON MUSIC GROUP.

JOINING CHRIS ON THIS RELEASE ARE GUEST VOCALISTS MICHAEL VESCERA(OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANIMETAL USA), KELLY KEELING(TSO, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GEORGE LYNCH, JOHN NORUM), CHANDLER MOGEL(TALON, OUTLOUD), AND JIMMY KUNES(SAVOY BROWN, CACTUS). OTHER MUSICIANS ON THIS RELEASE ARE DINO FIORENZA, VICK LECAR, ERIC KLAASTAD (TROUBLE TRIBE), CHRIS MCCARVILL(HOUSE OF LORDS), SCOTT SPRAY(JOHNNY WINTER) , MICHAEL K. SMITH , BILL HOLLOMAN, GAETANO NICOLOSI(IRON HORSE), BOBBY ” T” TORELLO(THUNDERHEAD), AND BJ ZAMPA(TONYMACALPINE, HOUSE OF LORDS). PRODUCTION WAS HANDLED BY VIC STEFFANS (HORIZON MUSIC GROUP STUDIOS), AND MASTERING WAS DONE BY EMMY AWARD WINNER JIM CHAPDELAINE.

THE CD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER FOR A SPECIAL PRICE STARTING APRIL 21ST AT THE ONLINE SHREDGUY RECORDS STORE WWW.SHREDGUYRECORDS.BIGCARTEL.COM

SPECIAL PRICE IS ONLY $9.99!!..

ORDER TODAY AT www.shredguyrecords.bigcartel.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFdjcBVSeHc

Guitarist Chris Bickley releases Debut CD Tapestry Of Souls

Hailing from New Haven, CT, Guitarist Chris Bickley has released his first solo CD, Tapestry Of Souls on the label Shredguy Records. It is the 14th release for Shredguy Records and the release date of May 1st coincides with the label’s 4th anniversary. The album was produced by Vic Steffens and Mastered by 10 time Emmy award winner and two time Grammy award nominee, Jim Chapdelaine. Written and recorded over a two year period, the initial inspiration came from a friend -Drummer Gaetano Nicolosi-, who inspired Chris by laying down the drum tracks for what became the first two songs. Says Chris, “creatively I just pick up the guitar and I become inspired. I don’t consider myself an enigma, but when I pick up the guitar it just flows out of me.” From the first song -Racecar Guy to the last Old No.9, Chris and the guest vocalists on this CD give it their all. There are guest appearances by such notable vocalists as Mike Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness), Kelly Keeling (John Norum, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Michael Schenker Group), Chandler Mogel, (Outloud, Talon) and Jimmy Kunes (Savoy Brown, Cactus). There is truly not one of these eleven tracks that doesn’t absolutely rock!

The band also includes members from Obsession, House Of Lords, Johnny Winter, Trouble Tribe and many more. Chris himself has played with Ron Keel, Joe Stump, Thunderhead, SNL singer Christine Ohlman, and Teri Lane.

While recording this CD Chris says everything went very smoothly. “I think the magic comes in the fact that I gave the vocalists free reign and they were able to be themselves when it comes to singing up against my compositions.” Tour plans are in the works for Chris to be on the road if possible by year’s end. Watch for Chris Bickley featuring a very surprise guest vocalist on tour! In the meantime Tapestry Of Souls will be available at iTunes, CDbaby, www.chrisbickley.net, and www.shredguyrecords.bigcartel.com

You can check Chris out at his website www.chrisblickley.net or like him on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/chris-bickley-95424881402

You can pre-order the CD at a special price of $10 starting April 21 at www.shredguyrecords.bigcartel.com. Release date is May 1st.

For all Management, booking and public relations inquiries please contact Bobby Lee for Lee Entertainment Group. 877.811.8546 X101 or www.leeentertainmentgroup.com

You can pre-order the CD at a special price of $10 starting April 21 at www.shredguyrecords.bigcartel.com. Release date is May 1st.

Which version do you like?

I'd like to hear which version of Clive's Crossing you like the best.... I'm interested in your feedback.