Second Annual Ritchie Blackmore Protégé Shred Off Competition Announced
Published on 2012-03-14 19:27:19
The second annual Ritchie Blackmore Protégé Shred Off competition has been announced.
Video entries will be accepted from March 20th at 12:01AM through April 7th, at 11:59PM.
Each entry must feature the guitarist playing a Blackmore-esque lead guitar arrangement over a backing that is similarly in a Deep Purple, Rainbow, and/or Blackmore's Night vein way. No actual covers of Blackmore's lead guitar solos or songs will be allowed into the competition.
Andy DiGelsomina, the composer-guitarist for the Wagnerian opera metal project Lyraka will be judging the competition again, along with Keith Langerman, the owner of