November 25 – Review by Stefan – PHOENIX VAN DER WEYDEN – EYES ON THE PRIZE (Shredguy Records)

As a teenager of 13 years old Phoenix VDW watched Van Halen’s Live Without A Net with a lot of passion, also listening to 80s Hard Rock and Heavy Hetal music was a hobby of hers. The motivation to become a guitarist grew and Phoenix immediately started studying scales and chords through tutorials on YouTube. She also got the advice of some private guitar teachers but eventually decided to take matters into her own hands.

Practicing many hours each and every day, one led to another and as the years passed by, I can confirm with my hand on my heart that she became a real guitar hero ! Heavily influenced by Eddie Van Halen, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Steve Lynch and many others, Phoenix Van Der Weyden debuted with “Defying Destiny” (Shredguy Records) a few years ago, now the queen of shred guitar tactics is back with a brand new effort entitled “Eyes On The Prize”, once again released through specialist number one called Shredguy Records, led by chief Michael McDowell. FYI: “Eyes On The Prize” is this label’s 39th. release ! READ MORE…