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Oz Noy twice in a Single

Oz Noy - "Twice In A While" AVAILABLE NOW:

New Single from his upcoming "Schizophrenic" CD
on Magnatude Records.

Featuring: Oz Noy - Guitars; Will Lee - Bass; Dave Weckl - Drums; Chris Palmaro - Rhodes


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Oz Noy 120 Heart beats Single

"120 Hearth Beats" Oz Noy's single off his upcoming "Schizophrenic" CD on Magnatude Records. Featuring: Steve Lukather, Anton Fig, Will Lee, Keith Carlock, Ricky Peterson, Chris Palmaro

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OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based jam-band Umphrey’s McGee along with two members of OHM, unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut.

Chris Poland - guitars
Robertino Pagliari - bass
Jake Cinninger - guitars
Joel Cummins - keyboards
Kris Myers - drums

What happens when five great musicians locked themselves in a studio for two days, fueled by nothing but pizza and their shared musical vision?

If you’re the super jam band OHMphrey, the result is an electrifying fusion debut flush with so much creative currency that its vibrant music buzzes with musical surprises, intense improvisation and even instrumental virtuosity

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Ethan Brosh on Magna Carta Records

Artist: Ethan Brosh
Title: Out Of Oblivion
Cat#: MA-9100-2
File Under: Rock / Metal
UPC: 614286910023
Release Date: March 24, 2009

Simply put, this is trend-bucking arena rock for instrumental guitar music freaks. Ethan Brosh's perfect balancing act of accessible yet atmospheric metal neither panders nor alienates. ‘Out of Oblivion’ is the dramatic climax to Brosh’s decade-long ascendancy to bona fide guitar hero status.

Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai) on drums
Gerorge Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) guitar solos on ‘Downward Spiral’
Greg Howe guitar solo on ‘Blade Runner’
Art work of Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden)
Album was mixed by Chris Tsangarites (Ozzy, Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen)

Brosh’s flawless technique references Bach as easily as headbanger metal icons Iron Maiden and
Judas Priest, neo-classical shredder Yngwie Malmsteen, and classic rockers Boston.

Track Listing:
1. The Hit Man
2. Night City
3. Downward Spiral
4. Blast Off
5. Ancient Land
6. Illusion
7. In A Sentimetal Mood
8. Blade Runner
9. Last Hope
10. Bach Prelude No 04
11. Affliction

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Guitars That ate my brain!!!!!

Guitars That Ate My Brain release.

"Guitars That Ate My Brain", a dozen mind-altering instrumentals from today's most accomplished metal axe grinders -- a twelve-headed hydra of monster guitar riffage that slashes, shreds and gnaws its way into your very psyche -- rides the lightning with enough electrifying precision to scorch and scramble your gray matter.

Despite the shifting tempos and uniquely frightening technical prowess of these speed demons, a strange cohesion connects the disparate (some might call them distressing) tracks on this mammoth compilation, as if these explosive, multi-layered instrumentals were largely the work of one multi-dimensional (and quite disturbed) musical personality. In other words, true metal madness.

1. Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me)- “Boot Dagger Boogie” -
2. Kris Norris (Darkest Hour)- “The Life and Times of Sir Walter Sickert”
3. Dave Martone - "Hybrid Angels"
4. Ron Thal (aka "Bumblefoot") (Guns N'Roses) - “Disengaged”
5. Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler (Daath) - "The Unwavering Collapse"
6. Shane Gibson (Korn) - “Artichoke Samurai”
7. Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad) - “Nerd Alert”
8. Chris Poland (Ohm, Megadeth) - "L.D.E."
9. Ola Frenning (Soilwork) and Christofer Malmström (Darkane) - “Hydra”
10. Mike Orlando - "Stomped"
11. James Murphy (Testament) - "Six Shooter"
12. Hugues Lefebvre and Yann Mouhad (Anthropia) - “Schrödinger's Cat Paradox”

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Kris Norris Projekt Special EP

The Kris Norris Projekt - "The Ghostly Shell" [Special Edition Download EP]

1. Ghostly Shell Removal
2. The Brotherhood Of Melancholy
3. Ghostly Shell Removal (Instrumental version)

Kris Norris (former lead guitarist with Darkest Hour).
Randy Blythe - vocals on “Ghostly Shell Removal”
Dave Gibson - Drums
Dave Fugman - Bass
Cory Smoot of GWAR recorded, co-produced and mixed the record at his studio Karma Productions in Virginia

A preview of the full length "Icons Of The Illogical" coming out in January 2009.

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Did we really land on the moon? Was there a second shooter? Did Hangar 18 house alien bodies? For guitarist Kris Norris (Darkest Hour, Locust Factor), a self-professed “conspiracy buff”, the truth is out there.
Icons of the Illogical, Norris’ first full-fledged solo record, is a collection largely composed of scorching and subversive progressive metal instrumentals inspired by the lure of alternative history and our wil lingness to believe in it.

Kris Norris (former lead guitarist with Darkest Hour).
Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) - vocals on “Ghostly Shell Removal” and “Remaining Foolish”
Dave Gibson - Drums
Dave Fugman - Bass
Cory Smoot of GWAR recorded, co-produced and mixed the record at his studio Karma Productions in Virginia

Mike Baker of Shadow Gallery has passed away

Vocalist Michael A. Baker of progressive power metallers SHADOW GALLERY died on Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2008 after suffering a heart attack. He was 45 years old

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Dave Martone NEws

One of “Guitar One Magazine's" top 4 underground shredders in North America

Dave Martone, featured in “Guitar One Magazine” Jan 2008 issue as one of the top 4 underground shredders in North America. New album, "Clean" available on Magna Carta on October 7th.

Featured Guests: Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Billy Sheehan, Jennifer Batten, Daniel Adair (Nickelback)

Special Digipak Edition

Martone . . . visiting what the future of guitar music would sound like.

If you thought that Canadian rock started and ended with Rush, Saga or Triumph, think again. Canadian guitar virtuoso, Dave Martone is a force to be reckoned with.

“I wanted the album to be playable by a 3 piece band, while not relying heavily on studio production techniques. I wanted more of a 4 on the floor vibe, with very strong melodies, and a more organic texture of sounds.”

All songs have Daniel Adair of Nickelback laying down the drum duties. "Nail Grinder" featu res a blistering solo from none other than Joe Satriani. "Hard Wired" features an amazing solo from Greg Howe. For "Dinky Pinky", Martone wanted a bass player that would kick hard. Billy Sheehan was, of course, the logical choice and he lays down an incredible performance. "Moron Face" i s a heavy riff tune with Jennifer Batten guest soloing.

Magna Carta Summer Cleaning Sale

Magna Carta Summer Cleaning Sale

We are cleaning up our warehouse to make room for more goodies.

As a special Thank You to our supporters, when you BUY One FULL PRICE ITEM; we are offering 1 ADDITIONAL Magna Carta/Magnatude Records CD (from magnacarta.net) of your choice for only $7.00 with every order through our website until July 15th. (Your choice must be a single CD release; One per customer per order; Cheapest CD will be discounted to $7.00; Outside the USA add $5.00 for overseas postage).

Be sure to add the words: "Summer Sale" in the shipping instructions of the order form to remind us. The shopping cart will show the full price, the discount will be taken before your credit card is processed.

We will be honoring this limited offer through July 15th, so get us your order today. Go ahead and get one of the great Magna Carta titles you have always wanted to buy.

James LaBrie: Prime Cuts

James LaBrie: Prime Cuts
Magna Carta MA-1008

A Collection of some of James’ best from his Magna Carta sessions
Includes extended version of ‘Afterlife’; radio edits of 'Shores Of Avalon', 'Vertebrates' and 'No Returning'
Features Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio, John Myung, John Petrucci, Billy Sheehan
Special Digipak Edition

The first 25 orders through the Magna Carta website will receive an autographed 5x7 of James (signed back from the MullMuzzler - "Keep It To Yourself" album - 1999).

James LaBrie is at his shining best here. A must have for any fan of Dream Theater or progressive music. James La Brie: Prime Cuts is taken from his numerous projects with the Magna Carta label including tracks from James’ solo albums (MullMuzzler and James La Brie’s MullMuzzler), Explorers Club “Age of Impact” and “Raising The Mammoth”, rock opera “Leonardo: The Absolute Man” and tribute albums ”Working Man” (Rush) and “Encores, Legends And Paradox” (ELP).

James showcases his unforgettable vocal prowess with his high and powerful range. Strong, aggressive songs are the perfect template to display his world class talents.

James LaBrie's Prime Cuts shows that he's more than just a phenomenally talented singer but he's a solid songwriter as well.

Quality begets quality and this endeavor most definitely does. This CD is an obvious product of skill and talent with a remarkable consistency throughout the years.

Excellent musicianship all around that is sure to please almost all prog metal and Dream Theater fans. Features performances by many great musicians, including Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio, John Myung, Billy Sheehan and many, many more.


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Liquid Tension Vinyl Release

Artist: Liquid Tension Experiment
Title: Liquid Tension Experiment
Cat#: MA-9023-1
File Under: Rock / Metal
List Price: $25.98
UPC: 614286902318

Limited Edition Double Vinyl Pressing 180 gram Colored Vinyl Gatefold Package with never before seen artwork and photos

Now, available for the first time for vinyl junkies and collectors of one of the all-time classic albums of prog metal.

LTE is the meeting of art rock minds from four different headspaces, Dream Theater's guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and the monster organic bass lines from Tony Levin, (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Bozzio Levin Stevens)

New Royal Hunt Release May 2oth

Royal Hunt
"Collision Course" (Paradox II)
Magna Carta MA-9096-2

6 Panel DigiPak package in the USA
Available May 20th

Denmark-based progressive hard rock band’s new album, "Collision Course - Paradox II", a conceptual follow-up to the original “Paradox” – this time concentrating on a “collision course” between the ways of the modern Western world and a new breed of culture grown on Eastern religious movements. Musically you’ll have it all – huge epics, intricate progressive arrangements, metallic power, with killer melodies….

“superb, multilayered soundscapes, prog inclinations, cellos, woodwinds… the band and the musicianship are top notch”
- Metal Invader

Bill Cutler On grateful dead hour

Bill Cutler will be the guest on the Grateful Dead Hour on March 31st with David Gans to discuss his album "Crossing the Line".(more..)

Bill Cutler with Jerry Garcia as a sideman

"Oh," he continued down the hall, "those are some of my songs I recorded with Jerry Garcia.".(more..)

Steve Stevens New Release

Artist: Steve Stevens
Title: Memory Crash
Cat#: MA-9095-2
File Under: Rock / Metal

Bill Cutler - “Crossing the Line”

Bill Cutler - “Crossing the Line”
Magnatude Records MT-2316
Available March 4th, 2008

dUg Pinnick – “Strum Sum Up”

dUg Pinnick – “Strum Sum Up”
Magna Carta MA-9094

King’s X bassist/vocalist’s newest solo album.(more..)

Download a track from Jordan Rudess' Newest Solo Album.

Available now for free, an MP3 from Jordan Rudess newest, "The Road Home".
Please help spread the word and pass along this MP3 of the song "Piece Of The Pii"

Jordan Rudess – “The Road Home” - Magna Carta MA-9092
Dream Theater’s keyboard player and, without argument, rock’s premier keyboardist.

New Project with T Lavitz and some Dixie Friends:
"School Of The Arts"
Magnatude Records MT-2315-2
Mike Portnoy mixes the Liquid Trio Experiment Jams
Liquid Trio Experiment
“Spontaneous Combustion”
Magna Carta MA-9060
Derdian - New Era Part II: War Of The Gods
“New Era Part II” is the next installment in the Derdian saga.
Oz Noy - “Fuzzy”:
Oz Noy - “Fuzzy”
Magnatude Records MT-2314
Shadow Gallery Prime Cuts:
Shadow Gallery Prime Cuts
Magna Carta MA-1011

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