Norwegian 7string guitarist/singer/songwriter THE COMMANDER-IN CHIEF was invited to be an expert judge and coach in Heavy Metal on Norway´s leading Saturday night TV show, “Stjernekamp”, in October 2015. 10 stars competed to be the ultimate entertainer. This was the first time ever that Heavy Metal was one of the genres.
The show had around 800 000 viewers, making it one of the most seen episodes ever. The CIC got stellar reviews for her job as a coach and judge and she loved doing it.
Check out below a short video with some highlights. The full episode is availble to stream worldwide on NRK.no´s website.
7string guitarist/singer/songwriter THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF has filmed 5 live videos for EMGTv and the first was released before the weekend. It features her song “Evolution”, the title track on her debut EP, from her cooperation with PANTERA producer Sterling Winfield in 2012.
She also filmed several “BetchaCantPlayThis” videos for Guitar World magazine in April and the first one has already been released.
These last two years she has focused on her classical crossover releases and repertory, which has been very successful, with the album charting at #1 on Amazon earlier this year.
She is currently putting the finishing touch on an album that will be called “The Metal Years – Vol. 1” which will be released this autumn. It will feature some of her old song, some new material and she has also made her very own remake of another great, legendary metal hit.
More information will be revealed shortly.
Check out below THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF performing “Evolution” live on EMGtv:
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7 string guitarist/singer/songwriter THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF has just released a video of herself playing the song “Dee”, by Randy Rhoads, her favorite guitarist. Watch it below.
Her guitar duel version of Paganini´s Caprice 24, from the album with classical guitarist Craig Ogden, is on the “Top 10 viral videos of 2014” in world leading Guitar World Magazine and on the “Ten of the best Metal meets Classical” in The Guardian, (the third most read newspaper in the world online). Guitarist The Commander-In-Chief Discusses ‘2 Guitars: The Classical Crossover Album’ | Guitar World
The new album, “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” – with The CIC and classical guitar supremo Craig Ogden is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and directly from her store at Commandermusic.com.
The third video from the collaboration between 7string guitar goddess THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF and world leading classical guitarist Craig Ogden premieres on Guitar World. The song was written by The Commander-In-Chief and it is the bonus track on their album “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” – which was released yesterday, on December 10th. This re-arranged acoustic version of her original song “Let It Go” features Craig Ogden on classical guitar and her on vocals. Check out the video — Exclusively on Guitar World, HERE.
The album features several songs normally played by violin virtuosos and some of them have never been recorded by guitarists before The CIC decided to play them; Zigeunerweisen Op.20 by P. Sarasate and Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso by C. Saint-Saens. The album also has a guitar duel version of Paganini´s challenging Caprice 24. Their video for it was featured on the “top ten metal meets classical” list in major newspaper The Guardian, UK.
This is the last day of the pre-order campaign for the album on Pledgemusic, where you can get exclusives, such as signed CDs, Vinyls, etc. For more information go to The Commander-in-Chief & Craig Ogden: 2 Guitars: The Classical Crossover Album HERE.
THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF has teamed up with world leading classical guitarist, CRAIG OGDEN, and recorded an album with classical crossover music.
Following her success with her guitar version of Sarate´s “Zigeunerweisen Op.20” last year, she decided to record a full album with pieces of music normally played by violin virtuosos.
Craig Ogden had his third number 1 album in the UK this summer and he was recently featured as one of the top 20 classical guitarists of all times, by ClassicFM. He was been nominated for a Grammy and the UK Brit Awards several times.
The first video from the collaboration with Craig Ogden premiered on Guitar World earlier this week. They took on the extremely challenging Caprice 24 by Paganini. It has already been shared almost 15K times. Paganini Guitar Duel: The Commander-In-Chief and Craig Ogden Play Caprice No. 24 — Video | Guitar World
The CIC brought Craig with her to her native Norway, where they recorded the album at Velvet Recording in the small town of Spydeberg in July. In August they went back to Norway and filmed four music videos for the album, at fantastic locations. All four videos will be released by the official release day for the album, December 1st 2014.
The album can be pre-ordered at Pledge Music, where people can get a signed CD, signed Vinyl, a private house concert, guitar lessons and much more. The Commander-in-Chief & Craig Ogden: 2 Guitars: The Classical Crossover Album
The two of them are going back to Norway in a few days to do two shows at two different prisons, before their first London show on October 18th, at Kings Place.
Norwegian 7string guitarist/singer/songwriter THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF was a guest on the extremely popular Saturday night TV Talk Show, Lindmo, on NRK in Norway, February 1st.
The show had an impressive 636 000 viewers, which is very good for a country with only 5 million people.
Other guests included best selling author Hans Olav Hamran and one of Norway´s most popular acoustic guitar players/songwriters, Jan Eggum, who praised The Chief´s advanced guitar playing as very impressive.
Parts of her latest video, Zigeunerweisen Op. 20, was aired during the interview as well. The video is on Guitar World´s Top 10 viral videos of 2013.
The Chief also showcased her new Neon green DR strings on the TV show, after signing with DR strings at the NAMM show two weeks ago. HERE is a link to the Talk Show, with The Chief starting around 14:40.
She will be a guest on another major TV show next month.
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The Commander-In-Chief Management has announced that the 7string guitarist, singer, songwriter THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF will be at the NAMM show this month. She will do a signing session for Laney Amps on Saturday the 25th at 2pm, together with other Laney artists, among them Kiko Loureiro (Angra) and Mattias “IA” Eklundh. More information HERE.
Her sensational guitar-duel video, the first ever guitar version of the classical masterpiece “Zigeunerweisen”, is on 4th place on Guitar World´s Top 10 viral videos of 2013. The video has more than 100 000 views on YouTube, since the release last month. HERE is a link to the feature interview Guitar World did with her during Christmas. It has been shared more than 6 000 times.