Chris’ internet presence and notoriety took off when he started his YouTube channel Chris Zoupa/Learn That Solo, which has is primarily devoted to rock and heavy metal lead guitar and solos. Sign up to our mailing list to receive all of our latest updates as well as feature content including news, reviews and intrerviews with bands from Australia and around the world. An arsenal of Youtube lessons for the shredder in all of us. 01. Death) and likeable gentleman. It’s brutal. Dean is in another band (Meshiaak) and we got to borrow their vocalist Danny, for the bridge in ‘One Percent Disarm’. Is there a sense of excitement or a little panic in there too? Over the past 15 years of teaching he has amassed many students and honed his teaching craft into what he calls “The Zoupa Method”. What were some of the things you wanted to achieve with the release? Each chapter is presented in 4 parts: 1. The album is very well received by fans and group makes several benefits. Zoupa has been teaching guitar lessons to budding musicians for 10 years now. In particular with the Melbourne music scene, what do you think are the positives and negatives of a place that is known as the music capital of the country? We plan on releasing music that provocates thought and healthy discussion. 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Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth) releases cover of The Cure’s “Lullaby”, Marty Friedman announces December Australian Tour, Nine/Eight Touring, in conjunction with Heavy Magazine, Behind The Scene, and BHSS are proudly holding ProgAid, a benefit concert for fire victims across Australia featuring some of the nations finest progressive metal and rock acts. per month. Sometimes it takes one album, sometimes it … Chris Zoupa – Seventh Dan Counterforce. Looking forward to Prog Power in Baarlo in October. It’s pretty cool. This is one of the most moving albums I have heard in some time, and a contender for Album of the Year for sure. His lessons on proper technique and tutorials for playing songs like Van Halen’s “Eruption” have brought more than 100,000 subscribers to his channel so far. I just think this album perfectly sums up who we are as a band and artists RIGHT NOW, but also where we’re going. We have all had various trauma, and some serious health scares. He also plays in alternative rock band Giants Under The Sun, a project he one day hopes will become a commercial success. Chris Zoupa is a Melbourne based guitarist, teacher, songwriter as well as part time producer. This tape, known as Gene Simmons Demo , contains unfinished or different lyrics from Van Halen's early songs; however, Kiss's management did not sign with the group>. I’m awful with tuning my guitars on demos… I just have an idea and I’m too excited to wait for an instrument to be in tune to get it out of my head! Chris Zoupa is a Melbourne based guitarist, teacher, songwriter as well as part time producer. TERAMAZE: Dean Wells- Vocals / Guitars Chris Zoupa- Guitar Andrew Cameron- Bass Guitar Nick Ross- Drums Hard work pays off in the world of music; band after band trying to plant their own flag in whatever scene pertains to their music. Studio album #7 Australian progressive metal band Teramaze has announced the release of new album "I Wonder" on October 9, 2020 via Wells Music. It’s gone through many members/lineup changes and the style has really evolved too. The Pulse 7. West Coast Big Band – New Dutch . After the demos come to life and we dub a song “complete”, we start tracking everything properly and meticulously. Unabashedly and unashamedly beautiful both lyrically and musically, the key of this band is the method in which they combine powerful and commanding sounds with moments of breathtaking wonder. The band was created in 1993, originally under the name Terrormaze, before the band members converted to Christianity. Fight me. Find the sound of the mode (what makes it different; sample songs to listen to) 2. Chris Zoupa’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. It’s sexy. We’re really enjoy it. With many years of live performing and teaching, Chris now wants to create a no nonsense set of lessons to help everyone regardless of technical ability or a high level music theory. The music itself is quite experimental and no one’s “playing it safe”. From what you’ve learned so far what is the most valuable advice you’ve been given so far as a musician? Pretty sure no one gives 2 corn riddled turds about TV anymore. I mean that in an endearing way. I’m hoping we can do some intense writing too. Træben – Nordic Project . Clockstop - Insight 4 11. After the release of ‘Are We Soldiers’ we got heaps of positive feedback and were genuinely pumped to play these live and share them with people properly. Over the past 15 years of teaching he has amassed many students and honed his teaching craft into what he calls “The Zoupa Method”. The band have just released the second track from the album. Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have released their seventh studio album, The Human Condition. It gets to the point where you’ve been demoing, recording, editing, producing, culling songs for so long that when they’re done you’re just like “Let’s release this and NEVER talk about it every again!”. Teramaze release music video for ‘Fight Or Flight’, Teramaze announce “Are We Soldiers” album, first music video “Weight Of Humanity” released. Question everything. Everyone is super nice. But, throughout this book, the focus is on making great music, not simply acquiring knowledge. Who or what inspired you to be in a band and play music? I think writing constantly is the only thing that keeps any of us sane. You’ll want to bring tissues and a neck brace. I can hear a lot modern metal like Slipknot and Lamb Of God in a song like ‘Weight Of Humanity’, but hear moments of Jason Becker and Queen in ‘Fight Of Flight’. We will continue to update information on Chris Zoupa’s parents. The band became popular on the Sunset Strip in the mid-1970s, playing in clubs like Whiskey a Go Go>. These lessons will focus on creating an awareness of scale knowledge as well as usage and practical application and of course the secrets, hacks and short cuts to the many great guitar techniques. Ocean Floor 02. … If enough artists in any field do that, the world “changeable”. The band ends the recording of Swampsong in the Finnvox studios, released on May 23, 2003. In 1976, Gene Simmons of hard rock band Kiss noticed a Van Halen concert and decided to finance their first demo tape. Any favorite moments or songs on the album? In this no-nonsense guide to shred guitar, seasoned teacher and YouTube sensation Chris Zoupa cuts through the mystery and misinformation that shrouds guitar technique, and expertly guides you through the essential skills that’ll super-charge your rock guitar playing. Death and Her Brother Greg 9. It’s kinda weird as our influences are so diverse and silly. TERAMAZE: Dean Wells- Vocals / Guitars Chris Zoupa- Guitar Andrew Cameron- Bass Guitar Nick Ross- Drums Hard work pays off in the world of music; band after band trying to plant their own flag in whatever scene pertains to their music. The band put out a couple albums in the early years, but it wasn’t until the release of Anhedonia in 2012 that Wells felt the modern version of Teramaze actually began. Not everything is “a keeper” or even a Teramaze song. Code of Conduct 4. INTERVIEW: Chris Zoupa – Teramaze July 21, 2019 Andrew Massie Melbourne prog band, Teramaze have just dropped their their new album “Are We Soldiers” recently, a follow up to ‘Her Halo’, Teramaze’s 2015 album, and their first for Mascot Records which saw the band take a big step up from previous albums ‘Anhedonia’ (2012) and ‘Esoteric Symbolism’ (2014). Enjoy my fun lessons and regular updates! It’s been great so far. We recently did a show with a 30 minute set that didn’t breathe. With technology changing so much over the last few years and seemingly not slowing, and TV force-feeding us the lowest common denominator, what hope is there for rock & metal music? No Can Do 10. We caught up with BSC’s guitarist Chris Robertson about the new album, read about it here. Guitarist who teaches viewers the ropes of metal and hard rock guitar playing on his popular, self-titled YouTube channel. What is the future looking like for Teramaze? There’s so much hope for Rock and Metal right now! Next year is looking like we’ll have some international shows, as well as new collaborations with some amazing artists. I grew up listening to lots of grunge, but my biggest influences that helped me get my guitar chops up and help me stylistically fit into this band would have to be Dream Theater and Megadeth. West Coast Big Band – More Dutch . Positives are there’s always live music on somewhere! INSTAGRAM: @Chris ZoupaTWITTER: @czoupashredguyFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LearnThatSolo?fref=tsYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5A0eJ-bgtJddy0rG_prVogPATREON: https://www.patreon.com/chriszoupa, https://www.facebook.com/LearnThatSolo?fref=ts, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5A0eJ-bgtJddy0rG_prVog. I feel a lot of pop and Metalcore music out now is very safe and formulaic. It’s really hard when everyone has their favourites… but it’s also a process based on making terrible mistakes. Maybe the same way Freddie Mercury and Bob Geldof did, but people still want to be moved and challenged. Prog Aid – A Bushfire Relief Concert announced featuring Australia’s finest progressive acts. It’s an absolute masterpiece. Chris Zoupa is famous for being a YouTuber. Pasi Hiltula, the keyboardist, left the group in early 2004, replaced by Marco Sneck. Sometimes it takes one album, sometimes it takes more. As far as “muses” go, most riffs of mine are an accident, unless I’ve been given strict parameters like “Hey Chris, write a bridge that changes key from section Q to section R.”. A great mix of rock and metal and often music that goes on a journey. Clockstop - Insight 2 5. Are We Soldiers. Brett and Dean formed the band in high school. NEVER! Wild Bill & The Invisible Men: As Good As It Getz . Most of the time you just write and see where it goes. Posted November 4, 2020. Q&A With Chris Robertson // Black Stone Cherry New Album, The Human Condition Posted November 5, 2020. Anything is possible. Don’t be a sheep. There’s a lot of great music and crazy talented people out there you just have to put in a bit of work to find them. Jarr Records 2012 . I’m really happy with everything we achieved with this album. What can people expect at a Teramaze live show? Info. Just a half hour of man power. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. I have been playing music since I was 6. Join. Like many famous people and celebrities, Chris Zoupa keeps his personal life private. There’s something very triumphant and old school Iron Maiden about it. West Coast Big Band – More Dutch . Chris wrote instructional an educational articles for UltimateGuitar.com for 2 years and was a teacher on their instructional app. The Rockpit is an online media publication reporting and promoting rock, metal and blues music from Australia and around the world. Any favorite places to play live, highlights or stand out shows? The cool thing about prog is that the parameters are pretty loosey goosey. I also love Django Reinhardt, Ray Charles, Chopin… I’ll literally listen to anything if there’s a good melody and hooks. There were moments of heaviness from the ‘Esoteric Symbolism’ and ‘Anhedonia’ era, then beautiful orchestrated heartfelt moments from the ‘Halo’ era. Sleepless Angels 6. It feels better to release music honestly, with melodies, lyrics and a message you actually believe in. Be the truest self you can be as an artist. It feels good to be on the other side in good physical and mental health playing in a band, with healthy (maybe not our Bass Player Andrew/Mr. I’m looking forward to getting more comfortable with the guys and building some more onstage chemistry. Expect tightness, beautiful vocals (with harmonies), to be able to cry and mosh your neck and the same time. Four years later and Teramaze are back with a new album so we grabbed a few words from guitarist Chris Zoupa to find out more on the songs and the future. Thankfully, 26 year-old Chris Zoupa was able to answer some of my questions. Artists like James Norbit Ivanyi, The Omnific and I Built The Sky come to mind. What have been your greatest challenges to date, and your favourite moments musically? Songs like ‘Weight Of Humanity’ and ‘Control Conquer Collide’ talk about the shady government hijinx, as well as the news and media being controlled and untrustworthy. We’ve always aimed to do something different… I know that sounds cliché, but stuff like experimenting with instrumentation, lyrical subject matter etc. Manager, Online Editor, Publicity & Press. Zoupa Records – 2014 . A passionate metal and rock fan with a keen interest in everything from classic rock to extreme metal and everything between. What were the main inspirations for “Are We Soldiers”? A place to learn heaps about rock and metal guitar from a delightful greek/sri lankan man. Chris Zoupa’s no-nonsense, common sense guide shows us how to use each mode in its correct context. How has the experience of playing live been like for the band so far? 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