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Jan 5th 2012!
Happy New Year! Dean Cascione's Neoclassical Fire
landed the #1 position for the 2011 YEAR in Neo-Classical
Metal -Guitar9 Records!!! Check out the top sales chart
here! . Huge thanks to all my fans,
friends, students, and family who made this happen!!
In celebration of this Holiday
Season, American Neoclassical Shred Guitarist Dean Cascione,
and Canadian Composer Jay Menard (No Entry Media, Icewind),
collaborated to bring you a a very special arrangement of
a traditional Holiday song.
Track Listing: A Season For Shred (Single)
In "A Season for Shred : Jingle Bells", Dean Cascione
& Jay Menard tap their creativity and deliver a neoclassical
arrangement of a traditional carol which has been chanted
across the globe for over 150 years.
captures the original melody and is fueled
fierce fretboard wizardry, backed by a powerful orchestra.
The neoclassical torch is held high and proud as the score
pushes boundries of this holiday favorite to new heights.
With a twist of darkess, CGI Artist,
Weiye Yin continues his saga by providing the bone-chilling
artwork. Influenced by the minor key of the songs
arrangement, Weiye's insipration continues to break ground
and explore uncharted territory with his original artwork.
July 12th 2011
Dean Cascione’s “Neoclassical Fire” Released!!
Attention Shred Metal Disciples.... Dean Cascione's “Neoclassical Fire” has officially been released! In the cd, Dean joins forces with Drummer Paul Wandtke (The Sammus Theory, Kill Hannah) and The Mighty Shred Lord Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror, Joe Stump Band) to deliver a second installment of Pure Neoclassical Power Metal!!
NEOCLASSICAL FIRE TRACK LISTING:
Dean Cascione's Neoclassical Fire blends fierce fret board
assault with strong, powerful melodic phrasing. In Emozione,
he plays with passion and shatters decades of shred
stereotypes. Hails to the Shredlord showcases Dean's
technical command of the instrument and is a tribute to the
legendary Joe Stump. Paladins Fury features the ballistic
chops of Drummer, Paul Wandtke and Sospeso is fueled with
bone-chilling suspense. Knights of Templar furiously
explodes out of the gate, speeds towards victory, and
climaxes with a special guest solo by Joe Stump. For the
last track "Serenade of Souls", Dean embraces his nylon
string guitar and conjures up sprits of a dark past.
3-18-2011 To all our loyal site visitors - thanks so much for bearing with us as we have been totally swamped with collaboarting on mulitple projects! Our update this month comes to us in the form of a beautiful creature named VYNX. VYNX is a fan of randyciak.com and submitted some of her own "Guitar Girl" inspired photos - Vynx is totally on fire, and we hope you enjoy her photos as well as support her by visiting her personal website at www.whatisyoupoison.co.uk
11-6-09 This month, Randy headed up to Boston, and video interviewed the legendary Shred Lord Joe Stump! The footage is currently in the edit stages and will be available here as well as Randy's "Shredded TV" Cable Access Guitar Show. In the Interview, Joe Stump talks about the success of his recent release Virtuosic Vendetta, and his tour with his new band, HolyHell, that has lit the European Power Metal Scene Afire! Randy also digs deep and pushes Joe to reveal his secrets & methods of practicing, which we believe will help us all become better guitarist.
We have added a new section to the site: "Randy Ciak's Models". The new area will showcase site visitor submitted photos. So , if you are a professional or amateur model looking for more exposure, and want to benefit by our website traffic, send in your photos and a brief bio,and we will feature YOU in the new gallery - cool?
To kick This month
off right, we finally have a new Guitar Girl - please welcome
Candice! For the shoot, Candice posed with a one of a kind bad-ass Old School Charvel-style Jamerson
guitar! Note: The Killer airbrush artwork is provided by
Orion Guitar Finishing!!
6-10-09 This month, Randy interviews Dean Cascione iThis video clip has been extracted from Randy Ciak's upcoming "SHREDDED TV" Cable Access Show!!!) In the video, Dean and Randy talk about Neoclassical Shred style and Dean's guitar,amp and pedal board setup! Dean also shreds a bit for us, and blazes through a step by step DIY Procedure on how to get started scalloping your own guitar necks!!
teaches you how to wow your friends with a killer Sextuplet Guitar
Lesson! Special thanks to our sponsor and great friend Paul Unkert of
UNK guitars - Paul
is a living legend in
9-22-08 Dean's "2 String / 3 note Sweep Arpeggios Instructional Video" plus a "Neoclassical Technique and Gear" Q&A has been posted at Yngwie 100% Tribute Site! Huge thanks to Steve Mavronis (Yng100% Site Owner) for making this happen!
8-28-08 We promised you more kick-ass guitars and even more beautiful guitar girls, so at the tail-end of a insanely busy August, we bring you the ever so Shredded Yenny! We say Yenny and the "one of a kind" Solid Brazilian Rosewood DC Custom Scallop neck shred machine make one perfect pair! If you cant get enough of Yenny - please show some support and head over to her official site here
Also , Dean's
Shred Academy Video Guitar Lesson has
been posted! Either head directly to
Shred Academy's main page to see the
(plus guitar tab)
or click below for a Higher Res version!! Which ever one you choose, you
can be sure that Dean will walk you step by step through some really
sick Diminished Arpeggio licks that are bound to raise some eyebrows!
Horns Up Metal Heads - Randy and Dean have been fingers to the frets
busy shooting Guitar instructional video's for
(Dean Cascione has just signed with
Yngwie 100% Website
to be their exclusive Neo-classical instructor ! He will also be
available to answer any questions site visitors have about playing
techniques and gear!)
The Joe Stump ESP mod project is complete and we (Joe Stump Too!) think the axe came out amazing - see the pics here! And for our Guitar Girls Loyal Fans - Randy had a shoot lined up this weekend with fitness model Yenny - Well have her photos posted soon so keep checking back!
|5-21-08 This month, were pimping an ESP Vintage Plus for the Mighty Shred Lord - JOE STUMP! We've sharpened our files and heated up our torches to transform this plain-jane strat clone into a Shred Soldiers delight - Check it out below & Lets Shred!!!|
Dean Cascione's debut Neoclassical Shred CD
Guitar Chop Shop
is finally released - Cd's are beautiful full color enviro-friendly digipack
style (no plastic) with full color printed picture discs - Now let's
Finally we have a New
added to our Gallery of cool chicks and hot guitars! Please welcome
|2-25-08 This month we give an amateur Ritchie Blackmore Scalloped Strat neck a new lease on life!! Tune in as we repair this baby in hope to give this sweet Japan 70's reissue neck a future on the stage and not in the big blue dumpster ...Shred on!|
|2-1-08 Check out our "Used Guitars and Parts" Area! We will be posting some cool deals on some really unique vintage axes and parts to get your guitar project rolling!! All offers considered so email us if your interested in something you see or something your looking for!|
|1-22-08 Randy Ciak and Dean Cascione's original music was featured in the latest Unk Guitars promotional video. The video was on display at the 2008 NAMM show. Randy supplies the opening riffage at 0:00 to 0:11 and Dean supplies the leads in their Trance Tek tune, “Driven” at 2:56 to 3:20 - Check it out and Shred on!!|
2008 is here Shred Heads!!!!
Horns UP!! We promise YOU, our loyal site visitors we will do our part
to make '08 one killer year filled with cool guitar projects, axe mods,
lovely guitar girls as well as original music, guitar giveaways, and
inspirational instructional rock guitar videos!
We have tons of cool guitar related content which includes killer projects we've been working on, so check back often as we continue to update the site over the next few days- In the meantime, download Dean's shred video / tab below and bone up on your chops!!!!
|12-19-07 Shred is ALIVE!!! "Evolution Rock" is Featuring Dean Cascione on the "Masters of Shred II " Podcast - The show includes Dean's new song "Molto Veloce", plus a cool Q&A - they ask Dean what gear he uses, why his guitars are like women, and a cool guitar related story. Now Let's Shred!|
|12-10-07 Know someone very young who interested in Shred Guitar? This month Randyciak.com ventured out to modify a bone stock mini strat into a Scalloped Mini Shred Machine! How killer would it be if way back when you were 6 or 7, you received your first axe which had a scalloped neck and was setup to shred? For all the budding shredders out there - this ones for you!|
Congrats to Chris Vlug from
Chris is the winner of our Randyciak.com modded / Joe Stump played and signed givaway guitar. Here's what Chris said after receiving his new axe!
"I received the guitar a week and a half ago and can't stop playing it :) I wanted to play for a week or so that get a feel of it and then inform you. The scalloped fretboard is a new one for and i'm really enjoying playing solo stuff on. It has really got me inspired to practice even more (although I unfortunately wasn't able to play much for almost 2 months up until a week or 2 ago due to an injury to my right arm).
I also really like the overall feel of the neck. It's an awesome rock guitar. The funny thing is that my cousin is the actual shredder that visits your website often. His name is Nick Van Kempen and he's an awesome player and huge fan of Joe Stump. He's the one that signed me up for the contest (himself as well), so I'm also grateful for him doing that. I needed the positive boost. Thanx again for the kickass guitar guys" - Chris Vlug!
Shred on to Chris and all who participated - more cool shit to come - stay tuned!
|10-9-07 This month - Dean is featured in a killer Shred Academy.com Trill Video. Randy Explains the lick in our Studio , then Dean demonstrates at full and slow speeds. Pick Stroke as well as fretted notes are all included in the video - Check it out, Get Inspired to play that axe of yours - Now Lets Shred!!!!!|
|9-28-07 - To all our friends- please be aware that there are Guitars Popping up on Ebay that are so called "Randy Ciak" Modified Instruments - While some may be the real deal - ( Like Dean's Personally owned and modded real-deal 79 strat that was offered on Ebay) we have spotted a fake and want our faithful site visitors and customers to beware. IF there is any question on the authenticity of a particular instrument that has been modded by us and is being sold -please contact us via email! One more thing - the guys prices are so inflated - we would never charge that much for pup installation, body relicing or a fret job - shame on you man,,,,|
- Please welcome AMAZING
to our Beautiful Girls and Guitars page. We've included a few killer
Charvel & Jackson Shred Machines that we think add a little 80's flair
to this months pictorial. Enjoy !
|8-3-07 - We're moving full steam ahead with our Guitar Instructional DVD as well as the Guitar Girl Photo shoots - We are days away from revealing our latest Guitar Girl "Tiffany" You can have first glance of her amazing ass-sets in the "DVD Outtake" below . You can be sure our DVD will be rich in original content: Killer High-Resolution Shred Guitar Video Lessons as well as some very entertaining shit!! - Shred on!|
|7-30-07 - Check out Randy's Shred Academy free Lesson "Alternative Picking Techniques" This is a killer lesson that is bound to inspire your lick creativity! Click below to see Randy Demonstrate these Guitar Chops in a cool, killer video!!|
|6-26-07 - The summer has been crazy-busy for both Dean and Randy. The Shred Academy DVD will be available soon as well as 2 more free Shred Guitar Video Lessons - These lessons are styled for the novice, intermediate & expert shredder ! Checkout the Teaser Screen Cap below of Randy & Dean in their High-Tech Studio !! We also have several lovely models lined up to carry on the Guitar Girl tradition so stay tuned for more hotties posing with some killer guitars!!! Shred on!!|
|5-22-07 - By popular demand we are showcasing another cool guitar project !! This month we take a dead-nuts original 1979 USA Fender Stratocaster and scallop the board; changing her from a collectors dream to a lethal shred weapon - see the details here!|
- What better way to welcome in Spring
then with our lovely
Lindsey & Laurie are
back with cool promo photos from their
Shredacademy.com photo shoot!! Cool babes -
DC Custom Guitars - What else is their in life??
3-2-07 - Our FREE guitar Giveaway is here! - You can win this Randyciak.com Modified Fender Squier Stratocaster complete with GFS pickups, 12th fret- up scalloped rosewood neck, custom control wiring, billet neck plate, custom pickguard & signed and played by the legendary Shred Lord Joe Stump - Click here to see the details on how to enter as well as the video of Joe lighting the fretboard on fire! Thanks for tuning in to randyciak.com!!
|2-25-07 Check out our new "In the Style of Neoclassical Shred" Pedal Tone Lesson shot for YngwieMalmsteen 100% website!. Dean demonstrates this classic lick using a killer 70's Fender Reissue Stratocaster randyciak.com converted into a Duck replica for a great friend and site visitor Jeff Curry! Also we are days from releasing information on a killer free guitar givaway so check back soon ~ Shred lives!!|
|2-6-07 - Guitar Girl Audition Archive now online! Our site visitors have asked for more photos of your favorite guitar girls so here they are!! Inside you can see some cool uncensored and unedited photos of the girls posing with some cool axes in Randy's green screen room - Cool! More Guitar Projects & killer free shred lessons are on there way so check back soon!!|
Lets start this year off
right with a
killer Strat Conversion Project. Tony Person (Our Friend &
HUGE Yngwie fan) has asked us to turn his
plain-jane YJM Signature strat into something with a little
more vintage vibe...Check it out here!!
|12-21-06 - It's been a crazy month here at Randyciak.com & a KICK ASS 2006! Were wrapping up another AMAZING year of great projects, cool lessons, and HOT Guitar Girls! Checkout the latest Free Shred Video of Dean demonstrating a killer Sextuplet Neoclassical shred lick! again, thank you - to all our friendly site visitors- you guys (and gals) ROCK! See you next year!!|
|11-15-06 - The long wait is over - Please welcome beautiful Ashley - Ashley Lights our Girls & Guitars Pages on FIRE!! Also for all you neoclassical shred-heads, a new Pedal Tone Video Lesson has been posted at Shred Academy featuring Dean Cascione & His DC Custom Zebra Wood Scalloped Neck Strat!!! Shred Lives!|
|10-25-06 - We are making progress with our Our ReRanch Spray Bomb Sponsored Body Project ! The Inca Silver base coat has been applied & weve added the Tribal Decals - check out this killer axe in the making!!!|
|10-19-06 Finally we have completed our "Roland Ready to Duck" Strat Conversion - Check out the whole transformation of this unique cool axe here. We have showcased the entire project from the winning Ebay Auction to the completely transformed Shred Machine!! Special thanks to Mega Yngwie Fan & Shred Guitarist Keith Chambers for letting us complete his project - Thanks Bro!! Also Check out Dean's site for a new Free Online Guitar tuner that includes the Eb tuning used by Guitar Gods such Hendrix, Stump & Yngwie!!!|
|10-9-2006 For Starters, Please welcome our latest "Guitar Girl" Christen - don't let those innocent eyes fool you - She's SMOKING HOT!! Sept & October has been a busy month - We are making some headway on our Guitar Re-Ranch sponsored project, plus have finished two more prototype guitars ( Joe Stump Signature Series - built to Joes exact specs, and a Zebra Wood Scalloped Neck Tribal Guitar that will be used in Dean's upcoming Shred Guitar Instructional DVD- Both guitars have a mini showcases (photos/ specs) at dccustomguitars.com - check em out!! Note: Dean's Shred Academy Instructional DVD in is the editing stages and will be available soon - Shred Lives!!|
|9-15-2006 Hold on to your guitar neck real tight, cause our latest guitar girl Sarah is about to blow the roof off of Randyciak.com's Guitar Girl Gallery!!!|
|8-31-2006 We are just days away from posting another beautiful guitar girl, plus Our Guitar Reranch Featured "Nitro Spray bomb " Project is moving forward - We have applied the sealer & primer coat - see the details here!! You can also check out Dean Cascione at his new site that just opened just days ago - www.deancascione.com. At his new site, make sure you look for the cool video (Guitar Chop Shop Teaser) we shot right here at randyciak.com multimedia studios!!! Also Randys page has been updated to include his latest recordings with his New AgeTechno Metal Band TranceTek!|
|8-16-2006 Its been crazy-ass busy at the studios of Randyciak.com & in the DC Custom Shop! Our time has been 100% consumed with working on the Shred Academy Instructional DVD material, shooting hot guitar girls and building some really killer scalloped neck shred guitars. We will also be posting the featured guitar buildup sponsored by Guitar Rearanch soon. In the meantime....drool over one of THE hottest bitch yet to grace our Guitar Girls Gallery - Please bow down to Kerry!!!|
The wait is over!! We have added two new beautiful Guitar Girls
We will also be starting a new
Online Featured Custom Guitar Buildup that
is being sponsored by
- The #1 place for
Custom Color Nitrocellulose lacquer in a can!!!!!Guitar
donated all the finishing supplies for our new
Custom Silver Shred Project!!
Check back and watch a new scalloped shred axe be born!!!
Randy's Shred Academy
Harmonic Pinch Basics Video Lesson
Hi-resolution, and at
Shred Academy in a bandwidth friendly
version!! Rock on ! Also be on the look out for two new
Amazing Guitar Girls gracing the pages of
will be posted in the next few days!!!!!
A new gear page
has been posted to show Dean's current rig
along with 3 new Song clips (Fuegue, Guitar Chop Shop, and
demonstrating some of the gear. Also see two new preliminary projects:
Monterey Pop Voodoo Strat
Yngwie Tru Relic !!
Check it all
is just about complete with his
Shred Academy "Harmonic
Free Video Lesson - Check back soon - We will have the
Higher-Res version of the video lesson posted in a few days!!
Its been a whole month since our last update ! We've been
insanely busy, but productive! Dean has been in the studio
recording tracks for his Debut CD "Guitar
due out March 07, while Randy has just completed his hot
Jamerson Custom Guitars)
Check out Randy's Video & Shred Loud!!! For all
interested, the video was shot and edited right here at randyciak.com
Please welcome our latest guitar girl -
Shes so hot, shes setting out pages on fire, posing with
Randy's Jamerson Green Monster, and
Prototype DC Custom
Tribal Neck Through! And for all in search of the Legendary
Yngwie & Stump "Grey"
DOD 250 tone, (And don't want to
spend 400 + bucks) Look no
www.fxdoctor.com can satisfy your
needs for hundreds less than an original vintage pedal!
|4-27-2006 We have been busy in the studio recording Randy's Trance Tek Project & Dean's Neoclassical Chop Shop Demo. Check out the new sample of Brother & Fuegue - Dean used the Double scalloped neck strat in the studio for both of these tunes.|
posted the low res / low bandwidth version of the Arpeggio
Lesson download, We decided to add a higher res version of
the video to our
Free Guitar Lessons Area
check it out
|2-8-2006 Dean and Randy have teamed up with Shredacademy.com to host & distribute their Shred Metal Instructional DVD. A new free instructional video download (Arpeggio Progression) shot exclusively for is Shredacademy.com available for download - check it out here!|
|2-26-06 The DC Custom Shop is now open for business! Check out the new site & see where we will continue to build and offer some amazing Custom guitars and necks!!|
Online Lesson Student Area
Updated to include new Blues section -
2 New Video lessons "Basic Blues" & "In the Style of
|1/17/06 Great News - Randy Ciak has just signed an endorsement deal with Jamerson Guitars! Check out the new Jamerson Website for the details (Video coming Soon!!!) To wrap up our Double Neck Project, we have video of the Shred Lord Joe Stump Burning up both necks -INSANE!|