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This is a new song I wrote. It’s called Lucid Dreaming and it’s dedicated

to the wonderful Boss Tera Echo pedal. Watch it here:

I also made this little picking exercice for you. You can see it at the misc

section or here:


Take a look at this solo I made for Jam Track Central’s jam of the month.


I made this little cover solo of one of Alex Hutchings fusion solos. Check it

out here:


This is an interview I did for Robex Lundgren. Check it out:


This is a guest solo I did for a cool metal band called Epicrenel. This is their


Here’s the video:


I did this improvised solo over a djenty backing track. Check it out here:

Also one new gig added to the gigs section.


This is the 3rd and last guest solo I did for Imperium. The album will be out

soon. Check it out:


I made this video of my song called Road. It is on my solo album and

on vocals is Mari M. Check it out:


This is my second guest solo for Imperium. The album will be out soon.


Happy 2016 everyone! I was busy at the studio last year. I played on five

different albums and here is one guest solo I did for a band called

Imperium. Check it out:


Hi! I made this little song for fun. The idea was to make a simple djenty backing track and do a melodic solo over it. I hope you like it. Check out the video here:


My band enters the top 30 of most sold albums this week in Finland. We are 28th so it's a nice independence day surprise! Check the list here:


Attention people!

The latest album from Standing Ovation is out now. You can order your

copy from this location:

And here is our latest music from the album:


Here’s my new YouTube video. It’s called Hemiones and it’s

a master-piece by Camille Saint-Saëns. The song is a part of his

orchestral series called Le carnaval des animaux. This is my arrangement

for guitar of that song and you can watch it here:


So, the official music video for Hellbillies by Standing Ovation is

finally ready. You can watch it here:

You can also pre-order the new CD at this location:


New gigs added. Here’s also a few years old solo of mine:


The new Standing Ovation album will be released in 27.11.2015.

Here’s our new promo pic and the album cover:


Here’s a video of the heaviest song from my album, Quest For Remedy.

The song is called Silhouette of Death and on vocals is Keijo Niinimaa.

Check it out:


Check out this collaboration solo video I did with a great young talent

called Janne Nieminen. Here’s the vid:


Hello guys!

Sorry for the silence, I haven’t been lazy but super busy. I’m recording

two albums at the same time and more about those later. I also did this

quest for a cool metal band called Illusions. Here’s the solo:

Also some gigs added. Take care!


This is an improvised melodic solo I did. I hope you like.


Hello people!

This is one of my most challenging songs by far and I had an honor to play it with monster drummer mr. Lennon Lester Robledo Duben from the land of Venezuela. I hope you dig the video and if you do please like, share and subscribe.



Check out this cool demo video I made for Swiss Picks.  They’re 

most awesome some picks so you should try them out.


Here’s a improvised solo I did for you. I tried to be melodic and focus

on phrasing. If you want the backing track just contact me.

Here’s the link:


Hi guys! I made a new demo video of my signature Amfisound 8 string

guitar. Check it out here:


Check out this cover video I did. I wanted to do something really brutal so

Revisionist Past by Dying Fetus is the right choice. Here it is:


I got my first gold record from Moottörin Jyrinä’s On Aika Mennä

Nukkumaan single. Cool!


I added a new lesson to the misc area. It’s called Anti shred and contains

some melodic motifs with tabs. Learn it!


Hello peeps!

Long time no news but there’s lot things happening.

First of all I’m happy to say that I’m no. 1 on the charts of Espoo in

Reverb Nation and no. 2 on the national charts of Finland. Thank you

for that! Here’s my profile:

I’m also doing a guest solo for an awesome metal band but I’m gonna

tell you more about that later.

There’s also an interesting band thing going on and I’m gonna reveal

details about that also later. Til’ then, shred on!


So I finished the album recordings for this cool Finnish prog metal band

Standing Ovation. There will be a lot of interesting songs and cool solos

on the album. Also a video can be expected. Stay tuned!


Another lesson video online. Check it out:


Here’s a little practice video of 32nd notes including tabs. Check it

out and start practicing.

I also added it to the Misc section.


Hello people!

Ok, now I need your help. I’m in this cool guitar solo competition by

Jam Track Central and here’s my solo:

Please vote for my solo here:


On 26.3.2015 my in-the-style-of-John-Petrucci course will be released


Check out the presentation video here:

It’ll be cool so mark the date into your calendar.


Here’s another rehearsal video. Moving across the 6 string using 4 fingers

per string.


Check out this little practice video. Here I work on my alternate picking:



Here’s a new gear demo video. This time around I demoed the Gurus Naked

ch.2 pedal, which is awesome. Check it out:


This is a demo video for the Gurus Naked ch1 pedal. It's a great sounding pedal and is perfect for rock and blues. This video is also a tribute for one of my biggest influences ever, Stevie Ray Vaughan. This song got me into practicing guitar for real back in the day and this is my version of the song. Check out



Check out this little practice video I did. Here I play some 3 note arpeggios

on one string. It’s quite a challenge for the fretboard hand.


I’ll be doing two clinics about songwriting. You can view the clinics online at following location at 6:00 at 7:00 on Saturday 24.1.2015.


New video!

This is one of my favorite solos of all time. Ths Gurus Sexy Drive pedal is also über cool! Check it out and share.


Happy New Year everybody! Let’s kick off this year with a new demo video.

Check out this one I made for Gurus Naked Metal pedal:


The first gig for 2015 is being booked. I’m playing some good ol’ heavy metal

with my ex-band Moottörin Jyrinä. Check out the gigs section.


Howdy peeps!

Here’s is finally my China tour documentary 2014. It was such an amazing

trip and check it out how it all went down.


Here’s a new instrumental video I did. Let’s see if it makes to my second solo album. Check it out and I hope you like it.


Here’s a little alternate practice video:


I’m getting involved with the coolest thing ever. An official Shawn Lane documentary is being made. Shawn was probably my biggest influence so I’m thrilled this is happening.

They are raising money to get the movie done so check it out here:

Here’s a little video I made for the movie. There is more to come. Stay tuned!


I made a video of the shred intro lick of Liquid Fire. Check out the misc section for the tabs.


A new lesson added. Check out this sextuplets in 144 bpm. There’s also tab at misc section.


Check out the misc section. I added a TAB for the technical exercise video I posted few days ago. Start shredding!


Here’s a little practice video. I’m gonna include tabs also within few days. Check it out:


Hi guys!

Sign up for my guitar lessons at Rock House:

Also Skype lessons are available. Just contact me at samuli (at)


Moottörin Jyrinä's single, On Aika Mennä Nukkumaan, has sold gold record worth of copies. I play guitar on that song and arranged it with the rest of the lads. Coolness indeed I say!


Here’s a quick clip from a studio gig I did in Peking:

And here’s another home video of me playing Erotomania in 200 bpm:


Good day humans!

Today is the day when my China tour begins! First I'm traveling to Peking and from there I head off to Shijiazhuang, where I'm doing two shows. The first is a guitar clinic in a local guitar school and second one at a rock club.

Some daily updates will be posted during the tour and remember to keep it metal!


Here are the cities during my China tour. Check out the gigs section for the



Check out this solo video I did:


Howdy humans!

I made this demo video for JamUp's Gurus Amp app. Features also a fab lightning from the hand effect… Check it out:



This time around I made this video to demonstrate the iChannel feature in Gurus amp. Check it out:

I also added some of the venus for my China tour.


Now here's some breaking news, are you ready! You may also stop the press.

During 24.-31.7. I'm doing a solo tour in China. I'm gonna do shows in various clubs around Peking area as well some guitar clinics in local guitar shops and music institutes.

Naturally I'm super excited about this and you can expect a cool tour documentary which can be seen through Rockway.

I'm gonna post later the venues so if you happen to hang around those hoods please come check out my show and have a Tsingtao beer with me.


Check out this cool DV Mark demo video I made:


Here’s some nice pics from my latest show with Reversion:


Hello fine people!

I made this demo video for Gurus Amps. Check it out:


I came up with this new original song as a demo video for Manne guitar. Check it out here:


I just came from the Rockway Studios. I was filming there for three days some instructional videos in the style of John Petrucci. Check out their site at:


Howdy! I made this little improvised video with this cool Manne guitar. Check it out:


Yo peeps! Check out this funky rehearsal room video we did with Reversion. The song is called Exile.

Also some gigs added.


Some gigs added for Reversion and Playa. Check out the gigs section.


Cover song no. 3.

As a son of the 80's I couldn't avoid being exposed to the all synth pop music. I've always thought that this techno or other dance music is very close to heavy metal in terms of arrangement and overall feel. Just add real drums and electric guitar and you'll have a awesome melodic metal song. So this is my tribute to this genre of music. It's not an 80's song but it fits the same category. Hope you dig it!


Hello guitar fanatics!

Here’s a little selection of solos from the tours I did with Playa Band last year. Hope you dig it.


On next Sunday, 16.3. I’ll be performing with Playa at Tampere Arena and on vocals we’re having the legendary Michael Monroe. That’ll be interesting! Be there!


Cover song no 2.

When it comes to metal, the heaviest this there is for me is Pantera. The heaviness doesn't come by wearing a corpse painting and walking like a crab. It's the touch, tightness, phrasing and overall taste that counts for me. Dimebag had it all, chops and great taste of melodies as well. I love all of Dime's solos but this one sums it pretty well up. Hope you dig it. Rip Dimebag.


Greetings humans!

My funky little video has reached 10 000 views so I salute you all fine ladies and gentlemen out there. Let me give you one more time: Colonoscopy!


Greetings from the studio. Here I’m laying down some acoustics for the new Alchemy Road album.


Also new gigs added. Reversion is also going to hit the stage several times during this spring. Prog!


Here’s a little solo video I did. Hope you dig it:


Hello peeps!

Some new gigs have been booked so make sure to show up. Check out the gigs section.


Happy New Year people!

I'm starting this new little video series where I'm covering the artists, bands or musical genres that have influenced me the most. The first video shall be this very tricky yet beautiful piece called Aquarium. It's a part of a big masterpiece titled as Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saens. The dude roamed this earth during 1835-1921.

So this cover is to show my love for classical music. I hope you dig it.


Happy holidays everyone!

During my little vacation I’m preparing a new video. It’s a cover song and is probably the most difficult piece of music I’ve ever recorded. Hopefully I’ll nail it soon and you’ll definitely going to dig it. It’s something a little different and one thing I can tell you about it is that it’s not a heavy metal song...


You can view my latest clinic at the following location:

And here’s my video interview with Rockway/F-musiikki:


You can view my clinic tomorrow as a live stream at the following location:

The show will be aired at 08.00 Finnish time. Check it out!


Hello people!

I’ll be doing a guitar clinic on 23.11.2013 at the largest music store in Scandinavia which is located in Vantaanportti, F-music. The topic will be rhythm playing in progressive metal so I’ve prepared a whole bunch of interesting examples for the clinic. The show time is at 8 a.m. so don’t miss it. I’ll post some video footage later on. You can also watch a live stream of the clinic at


Here’s my version of the classic guitar solo of Erotomania by Dream Theater. It’s a great workout to handle this piece of music:


Howdy peeps! Check out this little solo I did:


Hello people!

So here’s finally my new demo video I made for Blackstar. I had a lots of fun making it. Hope you dig it.


Check out this brand new video from Alchemy Road, very nice:


First gig for 2014 is booked. It’s a SF Band gig in Santa Fe, Tammisaari. Next year will kick off shreddy!


I proudly announce that I’m now an official Blackstar user. My new S-1 6L6 really kicks ass and be tuned for some demo videos!


Check out also this little video for Exile:


Okay people. So finally the new Reversion song, Exile is available. It’s a single track from our upcoming 3rd album and check it out at the following link:

Here’s the cover art for the single:


Still few more gigs added.


Here’s this little interview I did a while ago. Check it out:


Even more Playa gigs added for this week.


A nice new QfR review in Imperiumi. In Finnish.


Greetings humans! Here's a new installment of notes and sounds. Hear me say: Check it out!


Here’s lick of the week 2:


We’ve been secretly recording the 3rd Reversion album for the past few months. Here’s Jaakko’s greeting s from the studio:


Hi folks!

I’m starting this little series called lick of the week. Here’s the first video:

You’ll get the tabs a little later..


Two more gigs added. This time around I’ll be performing at Saparo Festival at Huittinen. Check out the gigs section.

We’re also doing something interesting with Reversion. More about that later...


Inferno magazine, the biggest metal magazine in Finand reviewed Quest For Remedy in very positive way. Check it out at the misc section.


Even more Playa gigs added. There’s 9 more shows during June (now 17 in total). The catch is that this time around I’ll be the bass player. This’ll be a new challenge for me so come to check us out. The Soho gigs will be normal guitar gigs.


17 Playa gigs added for next summer. Now you got plenty of chances to check us out rocking the stage!


Here’s yet another little solo for you:


My acoustic heavy metal trio, Texas Threesome is activating again. We’re performing at Nummirock festival 2013. There will also some other little arising bands like Soilwork, Children of Bodom, Wintersun... Come to check us out.


Please give my solo a vote in the guitar messenger contest at this location:


The two new Playa gigs are now cancelled but don’t worry, there’s something new bubbling.

Also one solo gig added. This one is a private gig so I you wish me or the whole SF Band to perform at your party just contact me at


Two new Playa gigs added. Check out the gigs section.


Here’s a solo of the week for your amusement:


Check out the interview I did with Transit magazine. It’s in French and you can find it from the Misc-section. I also added the interview with Rytmi-magazine (in Finnish).


Check out this little solo I did:


New MJ gig added.


Yet another gig added with Playa, for today. Check out gigs section.


I’m doing today a surprise gig with Playa in Helsinki, Pihlajanmäki, Ralli-restaurant. Also one MJ gig added for next summer.


Today we’re shooting my parts for the upcoming video for Alchemy Road. The majority of the video has been shot in Las Vegas, so we got some international action going on. Rock!


Take a look at the renewed videos page.


Check out this cool site by Truth in Shredding featuring some of my videos:


Check out my interview with Muse Boat Radio at the misc section.


On Monday 11.2., there will my interview aired on Muse Boat Radio straight from New York. Here's some information regarding the show :

DATE : Monday, February 11, 2013

TIME : 10pm GMT, 5pm EST, 2PM EST

Replays are every 3 hours for 24 hours & on Saturday starting at 10pm GMT, 5pm EST




Check it out!


Here’s a little solo I did_


Reversion, hailing from Helsinki, Finland has made a publishing deal with Legacy-records from Germany. Legacy-records will re-release band’s debut album, King of Deceit, on vinyl. Also they will release Reversions' last year successor, Obscene, on CD, which was at the time released only digitally. And as we speak, Reversion is composing new material for the third, yet unnamed, album. Says guitarist Samuli: "The new material will be quite something. Our playing chops as well as composing and arranging skills has been honed to perfection over the years and I'm thrilled about the new stuff. It will be challenging for players as well as listeners: heavy, fast, melodic, light and groovy but most of all a pleasure to your ears." Third album will be released also through Legacy-records and the plans are to release the album during 2013.

On the more dull note, Reversion and its former vocalist Aleksi has parted their ways in this exciting journey. After Aleksi moved to Germany, the collaboration proved to be too difficult. The rest of the band thanks Aleksi for the past years and wishes all the great things in the future.

As mentioned above, the players have changed over the years but now the bands composition has evolved to an entity that is not restricted by earthly or intangible barriers and operates in its own dimension where everything is possible. The new vocalist for Reversion is Mari M! Vocal extraordinaire was known to band for a long time and as true professional was the perfect choice. Mari M. is best known for singing background vocals for Amorphis' 2012 tour and also for the next Amorphis record "Circle". With her contribution, Reversion will again take a huge leap forward in terms of musicality and diversity. "No, we are not changing to any Nightwishian style, as growls and screams will stay as integral part of Reversion sound as well as beautiful and fragile melodic singing", says Mari M!


Mari M - voc

Samuli Federley - guitar

Jaakko Nikko - bass

Rolf Pilve - drums


A little tour added to the gigs section with Playa for next summer. Cool!


Here’s a little shred video I did:


New solo gig added. This time around I’ll be performing at this local Horror-Shop in Helsinki. Cool!


Hey check out this new cool radio channel called Finnish Melodic Metal Radio. It's built around leading Finnish metal bands and naturally features Reversion also. Check it out here:


Year 2012 was very exciting for me. I released my solo album and did many cool gigs around Finland. Next year will bring you some interesting news and there will be some awesome things happening in Reversion camp. Stay tuned and keep it metal!

Btw, check out these new cool Amfisound pages:

The adventures of SF Band continues. Check out the second part of our

road documentary at this location:


I added a Shop-page. Check it out and start ordering the coolest clothes in the business!


Two Playa gigs added. Check out the gigs section.


Check out this promo video I did of my new Amfisound signature guitar:


Say hello to the new member of my family, a SF signature Amfisound, 8 string guitar:


Check out this cool video from Super Cross:


My show at the Super Cross 2012 went tip top. Check out these links for some video footage:

A big thank you to Juuso Valtakari and Marko Panula for making this happen!


Check out this cool gig review with awesome photos by Adam Svasta at

The text is in Czech so you can use this translator to translate the text:


I added guestbook on this page so feel free to share your mood of the day.

There’s also a documentary online of Tour For Remedy, Check it out:


Take a look at this video of me and Rolf Performing Reality Check in Raisio, FI:


So, Tour For Remedy has begun and so far it’s been great. Here’s a video from the first gig where we did this little jam:


Check out this fine review of QfR at virtuosity one:


Yet another solo gig coming. This time me and my band will be hitting Tampere. The date is 15.11 and the venue is Jack the Rooster. With us there will be also performing Lakewood Experience. Prog!

Check out also the first and quite praising review of QfR. It’s from this French magazine called Guitare Xtreme. You can find it from Misc section. Prog!


Another solo gig added. This time around I’ll be doing three shows at the Kitarasankari final’s event. The date is 6.10. Check out the page at this location:


Howdy punks!

I'm making a video interview with Mad Guitar Records and if you got any questions and want to be featured on that video, send me a message at I prefer questions about guitar playing and music, but you might also ask something for example about cooking, the birth of universe or anything that bothers you.




Another exciting solo gig added. This time around I’ll be shredding at the Supercross & Offroad Expo at Tampere. The dates are 9th and 10th in November. Here’s theirs site:

Also one MJ gig added.


I made tabs for Velocity Mania. You can find them at misc section. Check out the song from youtube at this location:

The song contains lot’s of interesting licks so don’t be afraid to contact me if you got any questions about it.


Another SF Band gig added. The event is a clinic at the pop/jazz

conservatory in Helsinki 18th of October, 11 a.m. It will be exciting! Come to check it out!


Check out this Finnish music magazine called Rytmi. There’s a 4 page article about me. A big thank you to Heta Hyttinen and Anna-Maria Talvio for making it happen!

There’s also a new solo gig added. The location is Levykauppa X in Helsinki on 4.10. It’s one the rare opportunities for under 18 years old dudes to check us out. So you’re welcome!

Here’s a photo of Playa with a line-up for one week during summer 2012.


I made this little shred video for your amusement, so please check it out:


Here’s the link for my interview for Shredaholic:


I’m happy to announce that I'm an official user of Lundgren guitar pickups. For example Foo Fighters and Meshuggah uses these fine tip top pickups so I'm in a good company.


Check out this goofy Moottörin Jyrinä tour video:


Another Samuli Federley Band gig edded. The date is 26.10 and the venue is Nosturin Alakerta. There will be also Lakewood Experience.


Here's a little wrap-up from last Fridays guitar clinic:


Check out my interview at Guitar Nine Records:

There’ some chatting about Quest for Remedy, extended range guitars, making your living by playing guitar and some general thoughts about musicians life. ;)


Check out this video from todays clinic at Linnanmäki:


I added the tabs for the shred part of Liquid Fire. You can find them at the misc section. Check it out.

And if you don’t have my CD yet, you can get it from here:

Also one gig added.


Check out this little promo video I did for Amfisound:


I’ll be holding a guitar clinic at the national guitar hero contest at Linnanmäki on 27.7 and 3.8. I’ll be playing there some stuff from my solo album, Quest for Remedy. By the way, if you don’t have that disc yet, get yours at

Check out the guitar hero contest at this location:

I’m also going to shoot a live DVD from my solo album. I’m going to perform the whole album with a live band and Mr. Fastfinger shall also perform at the same concert. The show will take place at 11.10.2012 at Musica-hall at Karatalo. Be there!


2 gigs added.


Check out this promo video I did for Amfisound. It’s a cover of BLeed

by Meshuggah. Quite a picking exercise!


Check out the new Misc page here on my site. You’ll find there tabs, interviews and other misc stuff. I added there a PDF of the opening riff of Colonoscopy. So check it out.

One new video added to the videos section. A cool demo video of my signature 8 string guitar. Shred!


Now Quest for Remedy is available from Guitar Euro Shop:


Check out this promo sampler of Quest for Remedy:

Now you can buy my album also from here:

And as digital download from here:


Allrighty humans and other creatures!

Here's the long waited news about my mighty solo album. The release date of Quest For Remedy is...... RIGHT NOW!

You can order the disc straight from me or

The groovy and shiny (and black) CD contains 9 progressive, intensive, shredding tunes with vocals on three of the tracks from very special guests.

All of you, who send me a message to will receive a bonus track (with vocals) in mp3 format.

Later this summer the CD will be available also at iTunes, Spotify etc. leading digital distributors.

So what ya waitin' for, place your order and start progging!!!


Reversion 2012

For Finns. Keikkaraporttia viime perjantailta:


New gig added. Groovy.


Here’s the live and acoustic Eilera video:


Stop the press!

Finally, after three years of waiting, the second album from Reversion

is out! The CD is called Obscene and you can order it via the major

digital distributors such as


Here’s the promo pic we took at the other day. There’s a live video

coming too, so stay tuned.


So now you can pre-order my album from Mad Guitar Shop. Be

quick and you’ll get a signed CD. You can purchase it here:

Check out also this groovy demo video I did for Palmer:


Today we started the guitar recordings for the upcoming Alchemy

Road album. It’s gonna be AOR type of thingy with a heavy twist.

Check out also the new Reversion website at

And say hello to our new drummer mr. Rolf Pilve!


I’m having this interesting project with Eilera. A lot of cool stuff coming up.

Check out her myspace at

And my soloalbum? Well, it’s coming. I had to make some changes to

the album cover so we got bit slowed down. But now it’s ready for printing.


Here’s two shots from the latest MJ gig:


I made this little demo video of Palmers FAT50 combo. Check it out


Again some gigs added.


The release of my album got little bit delayed but now we’re back on track.

The CD art is now ready and we’re off to printing. The release date will

be announced soon. Prog!


I added tabs for the intro of Colonoscopy. You can find it at Media

section. Prog!


Okey lads, I survived the Friday 13th. We’re currently in studio recording

the Alchemy Road debut album. The one and only Anssi Nykänen did

the drums in Sonic Pump studios. Next we shall nail the bass tracks and

then it’s my turn to do some acoustics.


Yet some new MJ gigs added. Keep ’em coming!


My album is now mixed and mastered. Just few details are missing

from the cover and then it’s done!


Here’s my album cover with my new logo:


Some MJ and Playa gigs added. I’m booking also some solo gigs so stay tuned for those.


My music video has been released. A big thank you to Tero Jääsleläinen for shooting and cutting the video, Markus Valtanen from Mediaklippi for editing and using his magic touch and Esa Orjatsalo for mixing and mastering the song. I salute you!


Here’s some little news about my solo album for Finnish speaking lads:




Making some promo videos for Amfisound and Palmer. They are gonna be really cool!


My album is called Quest for Remedy and will be released in April 2012.   The album will be released by


The music video for the opening track of my CD has been shot. The session was great and the outcome will be awesome!


My CD is now at the mixing precess. It will be out in April 2012.