Monday, February 5, 2018

Tempest "Thirty Little Turns" CD Release Party



The West Coast's original Celtic Rock band Tempest returns to The Palms Playhouse in Winters to celebrate their new album "Thirty Little Turns" on Magna Carta!
WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018
WHERE: The Palms Playhouse
13 Main Street in Winters, CA

Sound Samples Available:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Progressive Metal Hour Six

...Set Strings on Stun
Some of Magna Carta's favorite guitarists bring their axes to these exciting projects. Featuring James Murphy & Steve Howe (Explorers Club; Trent Gardner, Billy Sheehan, Terry Bozzio, Wayne Gardner, D.C. Cooper); Glen Drover, Chris Poland & Vinnie Moore (with Jim Gilmour); Eric Barnett (Points North); Steve Stevens (with Brian Tichy); Steve Morse & Greg Howe (Jordan Rudess along with Rod Morgenstein, Daniel J); Mike Keneally & Toshi Iseda (Andy West with Rama, alongside T Lavitz & Jonathan Mover); Eyal Levi & Emil Werstler (Levi/Werstler with Sean Reinert); Alex Skolnick (Attention Deficit with Tim Alexander & Michael Manring); Toshi Hiketa (Hideous Sun Demons with James Lomenzo & Ray Luzier); Ed Wynne & Steve Hillage (Ozric Tentacles)

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kansas - "The Light" Christmas Song

..."Looking for The Light that shines"

Kansas: Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Robbie Steinhardt, Billy
Greer, Rich Williams

Steve Walsh and company have contributed a never before
heard original Christmas song which is certain to become
a rock Christmas classic. “The Light” is a song with the
recognizable Kansas sound of brilliant vocals, haunting
violin and instantly memorable chorus.
Written and Produced by Steve Walsh, Mixed by Phil Ehart.

Originally released as a bonus track on the "Sounds Like
Christmas" album in 2001.
Digital Single Available on:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Progressive Metal Hour Five: Keys To Progression

Some of Magna Carta's favorite Keyboardists including Trent Gardner (Magellan), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Josh Pincus (Ice Age), Jason Lingle (Altura), Mark Robertson (Cairo), Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard, K2) & Ken Jaquess (K2), Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment, Dream Theater), Jim Gilmour (Glen Drover, Saga), Matt Lebofsky (MoeTar), Joel Cummins (OHMphrey, Umphrey's McGee)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Progressive Metal Hour Four: Life Can Be A Dream

Over an Hour featuring tracks that Dream Theater members have appeared on over the Years. Featuring LTE (Tony Levin, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, Mike Portnoy); MullMuzzler (James LaBrie, Mike Mangini); Rush tribute tracks (James LaBrie, Mike Mangini) and many more. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Drum Nation Volumes One, Two, Three & Four


Drum Nation Volume One [2004] Featuring Exclusive Performances ByTerry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck) Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes) Steve Smith (Vital Information, Journey) Zakir Hussain (John McLaughlin and Shakti, George Harrison) Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) Stanton Moore (Galactic) Simon Phillips (The Who, Toto) Josh Freese (The Vandals, A Perfect Circle) Rod Morgenstein (The Dregs, Steve Morse) Tim Alexander (Primus, Blue Man Group) Brain (Primus, Buckethead, Tom Waits) Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert) Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) Brooks Wackerman (The Vandals, Suicidal Tendencies) 

Drum Nation Volume Two [2005] Featuring a Collection of previously available Performances ByMike Portnoy - Andy West with Rama "Rama 1" (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Pat Mastelotto - from "Encores Legends & Paradox" (King Crimson), Dennis Chambers with Niacin "Live: Blood, Sweat & Beers" (George Clinton), Terry Bozzio & Billy Sheehan "Nine Short Films" (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck), Clyde Stubblefield with The Clinton Administration "One Nation Under A Re-Groove" (James Brown), Virgil Donati with Derek Sherinian "Planet X" , Tim Alexander with Attention Deficit "The Idiot King" (Primus), Keith Carlock with Oz Noy "Oz Live" (Steely Dan), Rod Morgenstein - Andy West with Rama "Rama 1" (Dixie Dregs), Simon Phillips - from "Encores Legends & Paradox" (Toto, The Who), Josh Freese with Stripsearch (Vandals, A Perfect Circle), Anton Fig and Stanton Moore (Galactic) with The Clinton Administration "Take You Higher" 


Drum Nation Volume Three [2006] Featuring Exclusive Performances ByChris Adler (Lamb Of God), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Raanen Bozzio (Stasis), Jeremy Colson (Steve Vai, Marty Friedman), Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage), Michael Justice (Unearth), Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying), Joe Nunez (Soulfly), Chris Pennie (Dillinger Escape Plan), Derek Roddy (Blotted Science), Kenneth Schalk (Candiria), and Tom Taitano (Totalisti) 


Drum Nation Volume Four [2017] A collection of great Magna Carta drum tracks featuring Ray Luzier (Hideous Sun Demons, Korn), Dennis Chambers (Niacin, George Clinton), Brian Ticky (Billy Idol, Steve Stevens), Thomas Pridgen (Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies), Daniel Adair (Nickleback, Dave Martone), Sean Reinert (Cynic), Chris Pennie (Dillinger Escape Plan), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, James LaBrie), Kris Meyers (Umphrey's McGee), Laszlo Nagy (Age Of Nemesis), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea Elektric Band, Oz Noy), Anton Figg (Oz Noy, David Letterman), Keith Carlock (Oz Noy, Steely Dan, Toto) and Matt Abts (Gov't Mule).