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July 2007

Slav is now dedicating himself completely to recording and teaching guitar at
Bride Music Studio.
If you are interested you can E-mail us at: slav@latterrainrecords.com

For more info about our services please click on the link bellow.
Bride Music Studio


More info coming soon.

This year Slav's students participated in 20 Guitar Categories and won 56 out of the possible 57 (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) trophies.
"Toronto Classic Guitar Ensemble" ,now with 31 members, had a spectacular performance of Juan Martin's - Soleares I and II

The most memorable performances:
Ramond Zhao - "Koyunbaba" by c. Domenicioni
Francisco Rodrigues - "El Decameron Negro" by L. Brouwer

February 2007

We would like to inform you that our mailing has been changed to:

LATTER RAIN RECORDS
300 BOROUGH DR.
P.O. BOX 55383
TORONTO, CANADA
M1P 4Z7

July 2006

The winners at the 2006 NCM Music Festival "Toronto Classic Guitar Ensemble" was featured on the cover of NCM Newsletter (Volume 45 July 2006)

June 2006

This year Slav's students participated in 17 Guitar Categories and won 14 First places at the annual 2006 NCM Music festival. This year also marks the birth of "Toronto Classic Guitar Ensemble" that won the First Place Award.

The most memorable performances:

CLASSICAL:
Konstantinos Karalis - "Invocacion Y Danza" by Joaquin Rodrigo
Francisco Rodrigues - "Prelude Presto" by J. S. Bach
Jan Isaac Concepcion - "Feste Lariane" by Luigi Mozzani

ROCK:
Ted Isac - "No Boundaries" by Michael Angelo
Floyd Canete - "The Message Of Three Angels"by Slav Simanic
Yu San Seun - "Rondo Alla Turca" by W. A. Mozart
(Guitar Arrangement by Slav Simanic)
Roger Kodsi - "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee" by N. Rimsky-Korsakoff
(Guitar Arrangement by Slav Simanic)

FLAMENCO:
Dean Hagistefanou - "Tarantos" by Juan Martin
Monika Kapica, Neelan D'Souza, Chloe Chua - "Farucas" by Juan Serrano
Roidon Chung, Rochelle D'Souza, Shashank Nanivadekar, Daniel Falco, Franklin Wimalendran, Kevin Yuayan, Adam Josh Pondang, Rachel Joy Salamena - "Soleares" by Juan Martin

These are the students who won awards and scholarships as The Most Promising Musicians and Talents at the annual NCM Music Festival.


This year's the most memorable band and ensamble performances at NCM music festival

BANDS:
"RENT" - "Take Me Or Leave Me" by Jonathan Larson
"SHARKS" - "The Shark" by Bobs and Lolo
"TOCCATA" - "Prelude In Dm" by J. S. Bach

ENSAMBLE:
"TORONTO CLASSIC GUITAR ENSEMBLE" - "Minuet" by Luigi Boccherini

October 2005

METAL BIBLE The Metal Bible is a special Bible version for all us that are into metal music. It contains the New Testament in an easy to understand language as well as testimonies from metalheads that talk about what God and the Bible means to them.

PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS:

Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake)
Brian Welsh (ex-Korn)
Rob Rock
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Ken Tamplin
Metal Pastor
Bob Beeman (Sanctuary International)
Karl Walfridsson (Pantokrator)
Shadows of Paragon
Luke Renno (Crimson Thorn)
Simon "Pilgrim" Rosén (Crimson Moonlight)
Christian Rivel (Narnia, Divinefire)
Matt Smith (Theocracy)
Ulf Christiansson (Jerusalem)
Michael Hero (Sons of Thunder, Hero)
Torbjörn Weinesjö (Veni Domine)
Slav Simanic
Richard Lynch (Saint)
Steve Rowe (Mortification)
Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet), Herbie Langhans & Mike Pflüger (Seventh Avenue)
Carl Johan Grimmark (Narnia)
Jani Stefanovic (Renascent)
Scott Waters (Ultimatum)
Batista (Antidemon)
John Schlitt (Petra)
Miguel Martinez (Exousia)
Gabriela Sepúlveda (Boanerges)
Rod Rivera & Johnny Bomma (Rivera/Bomma)...


PURPOSE

The purpose of this special Bible is to break down prejudices and misconceptions that many metalheads have about the Bible and help people to realize that the Bible is not a boring book but an interesting and living book that has a lot to tell us today. Hopefully many will through this special bible edition see that the Bible and its message is something for them too...


Johannes Jonsson
Project leader
Metal Bible
johannes@metalbibel.nu




Metal Bible

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This year's the most memorable solo performances at NCM music festival

ROCK:
Simon Cheung - "The Message Of Three Angels" by Slav Simanic
Ted Isac - "Speed Metal Symphony" by Marty Friedman and Jason Becker
Floyd Canete - "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee" by N. Rimsky-Korsakoff
(Guitar Arrangement by Slav Simanic)
Yu San Seun - "Let It Go" by Slav Simanic
Derek Sun - "The Fallen Angel" by Slav Simanic
Olivia Gawron - "The Ex" by Billy Talent
Theo Vigo - "River Bellow" by Billy Talent

CLASSICAL:
Francisco Rodrigues - "Recuerdos De La Alhambra" by Francisco Tarrega
Konstantinos Karalis - "Julia Florida" by Agustin Barrios
Joseph Jr. Gaspar - "Spanish Romance" by Unknown Author
Donna Pan - "Aria" by Johann Anton Logy

FLAMENCO:
Dean Hagistefanou - "Soleares" by Juan Martin
Neelan D'Souza - "Tempestad Rumba" by Juan Serrano

BASS:
Daniel Falco - "Resurrection Suite" by Slav Simanic

These are the students who won awards and scholarships as The Most Promising Musicians and Talents at the annual NCM Music Festival.


This year's the most memorable band and ensamble performances at NCM music festival

BANDS:
"LET IT GO" - "You're Never Gonna Die" by Slav Simanic
"GREEN DAY" - "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
"BILLY TALENT" - "River Bellow" by Billy Talent

ENSAMBLE:
"ORACLE SEASONS" - "Day Tripper" by The Beatles

March 2005

Slav Simanic finished engineering and producing an album of Toronto based power rock band "Nothing Else".

December 2004

One of the most talented Canadian Extreme Metal bands recorded, mixed and mastered at Bride Music Studio three songs.

November 2004

Toronto based power rock band "Nothing Else" started recording their album at Bride Music Studio. The album will have ten tracks and Slav Simanic will engineerg and produce the album.

October 2004

Slav Simanic is engineering and producing a debut album of Toronto based Singer/Songwriter
Oliver Bourque.
The title of the album is "The Little Guy" and one of the highlights is a song "Freedom" that was recorded by using 71 tracks in total (22 vocal tracks).
The album is expected to be completed in November 2004.
Stay tuned for more information.

September 2004

Slav Simanic has completed transcribing Antonio Vivaldi's Four Violin Concertos known as Four Seasons. All concertos (transcribed in Notes and Tabs) have already become a very useful studing material at New Conservatory Of Music where Slav teaches the guitar.

The Following Is A List Of Transcribed Solos and Concertos:

SOLOS:
(BM-TRS-01) LARGO
(By G. F. Handel)...................................................$ 10.00
(BM-TRS-02) THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE
(By N. Rimsky-Korsakoff - Alternate Picking)........$ 10.00
(BM-TRS-03) RONDO ALLA TURCA
(By W. A. Mozart).................................................$ 10.00
(BM-TRS-03) PRELUDE IN D - MINOR
(Bach's Composition - Cross Picking).....................$ 10.00

CONCERTOS:

(BM-TRC-01) CONCERTO IN E - MAJOR (SPRING)
(Vivaldi's Violin Concerto)...................$ 20.00
(BM-TRC-02) CONCERTO IN G - MINOR (SUMMER)
(Vivaldi's Violin Concerto)...................$ 20.00
(BM-TRC-03) CONCERTO IN F - MAJOR (AUTMUN)
(Vivaldi's Violin Concerto)...................$ 20.00
(BM-TRC-04) CONCERTO IN F - MINOR (WINTER)
(Vivaldi's Violin Concerto)...................$ 20.00

ALL ITEMS IN U.S. DOLLARS
To order above mentioned books please send International Money Order to:

SLAV SIMANIC
2975 KINGSTON RD.
P.O. BOX 88025
TORONTO, CANADA
M1M 1N0

August 2004

Slav's solo albums "WATER OF LIFE" and "LET IT GO" have received great reviews at
Metal For Jesus - a website specialized in promoting Christian Hard Music.
To read reviews in full check our Reviews Section (Coming Soon)

We would like to inform you that our mailing has been changed to:

LATTER RAIN RECORDS
2975 KINGSTON RD.
P.O. BOX 88025
TORONTO, CANADA
M1M 1N0

July 2004

Slav Simanic has printed a new updated edition of his books "Water Of Life" and "Let It Go". Both books received great success at the annual NCM Music Festival 2004 where Slav's students who performed songs from the books won numerous awards and scholarships.

To order the books please check out our Merchandise Section.

June 2004

Slav's students:
Leander Pereira (Classical - Intermediate) - "Malaguena" by Ernesto Lecuona
Konstantinos Karalis (Classical - Advanced) - "Asturias" by Isac Albeniz
Dean Hagistefanou (Flamenco) - "Bulerias" by Juan Serrano
Francisco Rodrigues (Latin Jazz) - "The Girl From Ipanema" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lukas Cheung (Rock - Begginers) - "Hero" by Slav Simanic
Simon Cheung (Rock - Intermediate) - "Life Is A Highway" by Slav Simanic
Ted Isac (Rock - Advanced) - "The Message Of Three Angels" by Slav Simanic
Daniel Falco (Bass)

are the students who won 1st place awards in their categories as well as scholarships as The Most Promising Musicians and Talents at the annual NCM Music Festival.

Ted Isac and Lukas Cheung also won the 1st place in the Rock Band category. They performed Slav's composition "Resurrection Suite" from "Water Of Life" album at the "Stephen Leacock's" auditorium in front of a full audience.

May 2004

April 2004

March 2004

Guitar Mania - The Best in Neo-Classical & Shred Guitar!! has interviewed Slav Simanic.

Slav Simanic - "Melodic Super Shredder - Genius"

"Canadian shred demon with a flare for melodic structure with an aggressive metal edge. Slav is a strong Christian who try's to incorporate his relationship with the Lord into his music by spreading a positive message.
High octane shred with integrity and passion. A faculty instructor at the New Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Slav also operates his own teaching and recording business - Bride Music Studio..."


To read the Interview in full check our Reviews Section

February 2004

REWIRED - Tribute To Jeff Beck

"Rewired is a first rate collection of redone renditions, some faithful, others with interesting embellishment chronicling that fruitful period in Becks life where he owned the world of instrumental guitar playing. This superb collection features the crème-de-le-crème of today’s fusion guitar masters all paying homage to their god. Renowned artists such as Greg Howe, Jon Fin, Dave Martone and Slav Simanic along with many other prestigious players all grace this package..." - Guitar Mania

January 2004

Slav Simanic has been honored by "New Conservatory Of Music" (one of the largest music schools in North America) as "Teacher Of The Year for 2003"
The award was established by NCM since 1999 and Slav has already received the "Teacher Of The Year" award for the year 2000.

December 2003

At long last,
"Rewired: A Tribute To Jeff Beck" - Progressive Arts Music,
has arrived!

The official street date for the album is January 27th, 2004.
A few places are offering it early:
www.progressiveartsmusic.com
www.guitar9.com
www.cdbaby.com
www.amazon.com

As of early January, pre-ordering should begin at all major online retailers:
(Best Buy, Circuit City, Tower, Barnes & Noble, CD Universe,...etc) and traditional record stores as well.

The album will also be available through the major digital retail sites such as:
Apple I-tunes,
E-Music,
Music Match,
Napster (the new version),
Rhapsody,
AOL MusicNet,
Audio Lunchbox,
Sony MusicNet
and others...

November 2003

After receiving many requests regarding the lyrics of Slav's latest album "Let It Go" we decided to add a new section with complete lyrics and spoken word parts for both Slav's solo albums.

October 2003

Never Gonna Die has been voted on Metal Countdown and has taken the place number 5!
To hear and vote for the song click on the following link: Metal Countdown
For Christian Music News, Reviews, Soundfiles and much more... visit Metal For Jesus

September 2003

METALFORJESUS.ORG a website specialized in promoting Christian Hard Music is now featuring a song "Never Gonna Die" by Toronto's guitarist Slav Simanic from his latest solo album "Let It Go" as a new "Classic" song.
The following link will take you to:
The Metal - Chart with the best in Christian Hardrock and Metal
where you will be able to hear and vote for the song as well as for other featured bands.
Metal For Jesus

August 2003

We are pleased to inform you that now we have available for sale play along CD (Backup tracks) of Slav's latest solo album "Let It Go".
To order "Let It Go" backup tracks CD or any other item from our catalogue please visit our Merchandise section.
If you live close to Toronto area both "Let It Go" and "Water Of Life" books are also available at Toronto's "New Conservatory Of Music" library as Guitar studying material.

June and July 2003

Slav's latest solo album "Let It Go" was frequently featured in June/2003 on popular metal radio show
"Space In Your Face" (SIYF)
which airs Thursday nights from 10 P.M. - Midnight on CKMS - 100.3 FM from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

March 2003

Promotion of Slav's solo albums "Water Of Life" and "Let It Go" has started as the CD-s have arrived in KOORONG'S stores Australia wide.

"If you like nothing more than listening to a guitarist tear it up on the fret board or you do a bit of axe shredding yourself, I think you're gonna love what has just arrived!

Slav Simanic is a Yugoslavian born guitarist that is based in Canada and is very much respected by musicians worldwide.
He has featured on many tribute albums for artists such as Joe Satriani, Jason Becker and (soon) Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck & Frank Zappa.

He has released two CD's, both of which we have:
'Water Of Life' is his first release and is instrumental (except for one track) in the vein of Joe Satriani and the 2nd CD
'Let If Go' features the vocal talents of Phil Naro who has worked with many AOR and Hard Rock artists in the mainstream.

Even better news is that we are selling these CD's for $23.95 each!

So if you remember back in the day when guitarists REALLY knew how to play their instruments, come and check out Slav Simanic's CD's (that's a tongue twister!)."

BOTH CDs ARE UP ON THE KOORONG WEBSITE, READY FOR ORDERS! www.koorong.com

February 2003

Slav's solo albums "Water Of Life" and "Let It Go" are being distributed in Australia through KOORONG - the largest Christian book/music distribution chain in Australia.

Both CDs are up on the Koorong website, ready for orders! www.koorong.com

December 2003

Lion Music has released the second volume of
Warmth In The Wilderness - A Tribute to JASON BECKER Becker Part II
The album features Slav's cover of "Speed Metal Symphony".

November 2002

On Monday November 4th Slav Simanic was featured as inaugural "Artist Of The Month" on "Project Eternity" weekly radio show on Australia`s largest Christian Radio station Life FM in Adelaide South Australia. "Project Eternity" is aimed at providing an outlet for Christian shredding rock/progressive music.

Music from both Slav`s albums "Water Of Life" and "Let It Go" will be featured every Monday throughout November. The show could be heard live at 7:30am E.T. Monday mornings at www.life.on.net

October 2002

"... Lion Music is releasing the second volume of
Warmth In The Wilderness - A Tribute to JASON BECKER Becker Part II
in December or January. The album will feature:

MARTY FRIEDMAN, STEVE VAI, RONNI LE TEKRO, SLAV SIMANIC, LARS ERIC MATTSSON and many more."

(Tim Henderson - Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles' BraveRadio!)

September 2002

After Slav Simanic`s new album "Let It Go" was officially released in Europe on Now and Then / Frontiers Record Label, Slav gave interviews to:
MELODICROCK.COM,
ROCK IT (German Rock Magazine), and was showcased at
BALLBUSTERHARDMUSIC.COM in their
GUITAR SHOWCASE PROFILE - a profile report featuring some of the World`s most talented, accomplished & upcoming players.
Also on July 15th Slav gave a phone interview to German heavy metal magazine
BRIGHT EYES as well as French Webzine
ASAPROD where "Let It Go" received 4.5/5 rating. Slav also gave a phone interview to Dutch Radio Show "Mainstream"...

August 2002

Japanese release of Slav's debut album "Water Of Life" + 2 Bonus Tracks can be purchased from Amazon.com web site. The album has received 5 stars customer rating.

July 2002

Slav's new album LET IT GO was released in July 2002 on NOW AND THEN/FRONTIERS.
NOW AND THEN/FRONTIERS is one of the World's largest melodic rock labels and on it's roster they have some of the finest names in Rock music today:
Starship, Hardline (featuring Neal Schon and Joe Taffola), Winger, Honeymoon Suite, Mark Boals (featuring Tony McAlpine), Harem Scarem, Jeff Scott Soto (Ex. Yngwie Malmsteen), Reb Beach, Emerald Rain, Ten...

June 2002

After being available for less then one week Slav's "Let It Go" made it to the top 10 of the most popular vocal albums at GUITAR NINE RECORDS. Click here to purchase "Let It Go" from Guitar Nine Records.

Slav's debut album "Water Of Life" is still among top 10 Sellers on GUITAR NINE RECORDS in the Rock category. Click here to purchase "Water Of Life" from Guitar Nine Records.

April 2002

Slav's new album LET IT GO will be released in July 2002 on NOW AND THEN/FRONTIERS.

NOW AND THEN/FRONTIERS is one of the World's largest melodic rock labels and on it's roster they have some of the finest names in Rock music today:
Starship, Hardline (featuring Neal Schon and Joe Taffola), Winger, Honeymoon Suite, Mark Boals (featuring Tony McAlpine), Harem Scarem, Jeff Scott Soto (Ex. Yngwie Malmsteen), Reb Beach, Emerald Rain, Ten...

NEWS FROM NOW AND THEN

Slav Simanic 19.4.2002

Yugoslavian born guitarist SLAV SIMANIC is the latest addition to the Now & Then / Frontiers roster. His first album for us "Let It Go" will be released in July 2002. It will come with a bonus CD of his debut "Water Of Life" (originally released in 1998).

Having relocated to Toronto in 1995 Slav has appeared on albums featuring such renowned artists as Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big), Peter Criss (KISS), Mark St. John (KISS, Peter Criss), Phil Naro (Talas, Peter Criss, 24K) and present and former members of Triumph, Von Groove etc

The same year Slav Simanic teamed up with vocalist Phil Naro (Talas, Peter Criss), bassist Zsolt Henczely and drummer Morgan Evans. This cooperation resulted in the recording of Slav's new release "Let It Go". The album is a mixture of mainly vocal and some instrumental tracks with Slav's recognizable guitar style: high-intensity shred delivered with taste, melody and a passion for musical quality.

While his ability as a great new guitar talent has been widely acknowledged Slav has also been equally praised for the accessibility of his songwriting.

Click here here for more information about the album.

February 2002

ROCK EXPRESS - Serbian Rock magazine has published an exclusive two page interview with Slav Simanic.
Check out our Reviews section for more details.







January 2002

Slav Simanic has completed writing Notes and Tabs book of his new solo album "Let It Go". Notes and Tabs book for the album "Water Of Life" is in works and will be available very soon.

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