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Dario Lorina Death Grip Tribulations

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Black Label Society guitarist Dario Lorina set to release second instrumental album February 24th, 2017

For immediate release

November 13th, 2016

Dario Lorina’s second instrumental record “Death Grip Tribulations” is set for physical and digital release February 24th, 2017 on the legendary Shrapnel Records, known for discovering and recording guitarists of extraordinary ability. 

Chris Duarte Lucky 13

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"Lucky 13" continues in Chris Duarte's tradition of contemporary blues rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout. This CD contains a heavy dose of Duarte’s legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes.

Paul Gilbert "Stone Pushing Uphill Man

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Paul Gilbert’s new record “Stone Pushing Uphill Man” is a guitar oriented instrumental record on which Paul covers a group of his favorite songs, originally recorded by some of the world's best vocalists. Paul uses his guitar like a voice to convey a wide range of emotions, while retaining his signature cutting edge solo work

Out Tuesday 4/29 Count's 77, featuring History's Counting Cars Danny Koker

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Count's 77, a hard rock band from Las Vegas is led by lead singer Danny "Count" Koker, star of HISTORY"S hit series "Counting Cars". With roots in 70's hard rock, Count's 77 is further powered by the twin guitar team of John Zito and Stoney Curtis, the latter of whom has an international following as a recording and touring blues guitarist. With musical roots as diverse as Thin Lizzy, Foghat, The Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin, Count's 77 stands poised to to be one of the leaders of the new classic rock revival.

10/22 Classic Shrapnel-Trauma Scratch and Scream

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Trauma was founded in the Bay Area in 1980 as one of the first of the New Wave Of Bay Area Metal Bands. The original line-up included Michael Overton - guitar, George Lady- guitar, Dennis Shafer - drums, the iconic Cliff Burton (Metallica) - bass guitar, and Donny Hillier - vocals. The band quickly became well-known throughout the California Bay Area and beyond, playing legendary venues like The Stone, Bill Graham’s Wolfgang’s, The Whisky-A-Go-Go,and The Troubadour.

Coming soon 10/22 Jacky Vincent Star X Speed Story

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Considered among the top young shred guitarists in contemporary music, Jacky Vincent’s new CD, “Star X Speed Story”, showcases a guitarist with an exciting collection of great guitar instrumentals with enough taste and technique to satisfy the most discriminating guitar fan. In the tradition of other great Shrapnel instrumental CD’s, this record is brimming with important performances by one of the world’s greatest new technicians.