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Chandresh Kudwa Releases Second Album Conqueror

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Chandresh Kudwa New Album

One of the country’s finest ever guitar players has launched his second Instrumental album titled CONQUEROR. Chandresh Kudwa’s flying fingers have given birth to this latest album which has come out thanks to a very busy, fun and even traumatic last few months. The title track CONQUEROR is a rousing, anthemic song which is already one of the favorites at most of his gigs. While the quirkily named G-UKE song is a track where he strums on a "Ukulele" while running his fingers across the fret board of a Guitar!

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Chandresh Kudwa Conqueror

Besides these tracks, one of the main highlights of the album remains Chandresh Kudwa’s collaborations with Swedish guitarist legend Mattias Eklundh on a track called the GOOD LIFE. The album also has a poignant touch with EDGE OF MY EMOTIONS written for his late father. ‘He was suffering from cancer and that song encapsulates what I felt at that point, but such experiences make us tougher and stronger, and I guess that’s how a CONQUEROR must be’ says Chandresh. CONQUEROR has been mastered by none other than three time Grammy winning engineer BobKatz. All the songs on the album have been composed, arranged, mixed and produced by Chandresh Kudwa. This one promises to keep the air guitarist in you going!

About Chandresh Kudwa:
Well known as one of the finest guitar players in the country today, Chandresh Kudwa stands out not just for his extraordinary skill on the instrument, but also for his engaging stage act and remarkable original compositions comprising of the chunkiest riffs and strictly melody oriented solos. He has been playing for well over 20 years now and has been a part of ex bands FREEDOM and DREAM OUT LOUD(two critically acclaimed albums titled A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS and HUMAN RACE). Wanting to further his creative boundaries, he founded AXE-TORTION! A concept that acts as a stage for solo guitar players to come together, play their originals and lay the foundations for a monster jam on stage! Having released his solo Instrumental album A CHANGE online previously, Chandresh has now released his second album called CONQUEROR. His song GOOD LIFE from this album is in collaboration with Swedish guitar player Mattias Eklundh. He is currently touring the length and breadth of the country in support of CONQUEROR!

Chandresh is also a sought after composer/ sessions player in the Ad/Film industry and his compositions can be heard on jingles created for Blackberry, LG, AXN Action Awards to name a few. His guitar work (and the insane solo)
is also heard on the DILLI DILLI track composed by Amit Trivedi for the bollywood film NO ONE KILLED JESSICA.

Besides his busy live touring and studio schedule, he also takes time out to impart his skills to other aspiring musicians and has been a well-respected guitar tutor for over 12 years now. His online website www.theguitarthing.com is the first of its kind in India.

For more information, visit Chandresh Kudwa's Official Website.

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Interview: Chandresh Kudwa(Axe-Tortion)

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Chandresh Kudwa Axe Tortion

IMR: Hello Chandresh! Thanks for taking out time to talk to IndianMusicRevolution. So, how is everything going at your end and what have you been experimenting with your music lately?
Chandresh Kudwa(AXE-TORTION): My Pleasure! Well, I have been doing some real good work and busy finishing off my 2nd Solo Album THE CONQUEROR where in I have experimented and incorporated the "Electric Ukulele", which I feel is a phenomenal instrument! The AXE-TORTION gigs continue although it’s on the backburner due to the album. Apart from that I am constantly doing session work for Ad Films and Bollywood songs & teaching Guitar as well... Phew!!! I just realized what all I have been doing.

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Adagio Guitarist Inks Deal With Listenable Records

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Stephan Forte

Guitarist Stéphan Forté of French Neo-Classical Metal band ADAGIO has signed a worldwide deal with LISTENABLE RECORDS for the release of his first instrumental solo album, THE SHADOWS COMPENDIUM. The CD features several guests such as Jeff Loomis, Mattias Eklundh, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor.

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