yngwie-malmsteen in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

DESTINY Sign With GMR MUSIC

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have landed a deal with GMR Music Group for the release of their new album, "Future Of The Past", due in the fall. "Future Of The Past" was recorded in the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Recording Live Album On European Tour

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is recording various concerts on his current European tour for an upcoming live album. "We have just finished 12 gigs in 14 days and that has been such a blast," YNGWIE vocalist Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW) wrote on his official web site. "Everyone is getting on very well and this is adding to the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ACES HIGH to Release 'Forgive And Forget' In Late Spring

Swedish melodic hard rockers ACES HIGH will release their long-awaited third album, "Forgive And Forget", in late spring through GMR Music. The follow-up to 1998's "Pull No Punches" (Megarock Records) was mixed at Denmark's Soundpage Studios, and features a guest appearance by HAMMERFALL/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Anders Johansson. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

REDLYNX Reunion Concert Planned For Later This Month

A REDLYNX reunion concert, featuring Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME), will take place on March 25 at Aeiou in Turin, Italy on March 25. The band will play "old and new songs" and will record the show for a webcast and a possible live CD. REDLYNX's current lineup consists of Heaven, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CORNERSTONE Prepare To Enter Studio

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of finishing up the songwriting process for the group's third album, tentatively due in the fall. "[Steen and I] have never worked so closely before on any of the songs, so it was very interesting ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE LYNN TURNER Discusses Future Plans For HUGHES TURNER PROJECT

Veteran hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) talked to Electricbasement.com about his current plans, specifically the HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, also featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE). "Before we can even think of a tour, our next goal is to get back into the studio and do the second ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Rescheduled European Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has announced the rescheduled dates for his upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 14 – Mucamba - Madrid, ESP Mar. 15 - Sala Gares - Pampolona, ESP Mar. 16 – Bikini - Barcelona, ESP Mar. 18 – Alcatraz - Milan, ITA Mar. 19 – Tenax - Firenze, ITA ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GROPE Part Ways With Bassist

Long-running Danish metallers GROPE have parted ways with bassist Obersten. "After many years of hard rocking with GROPE, Obersten has decided to leave the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "But don't worry — he did not get a job in a bank! He will continue to rock even harder — ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NARNIA Set Release Date For 'The Great Fall'

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA have set an April 14 European release date through through Nuclear Blast Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "The Great Fall". The band, who are scheduled to headline the Owener Rocknacht festival at Teckhalle in Owen, Germany on March 29, recently parted ways with longtime keyboardist Martin Claesson and have ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PRAYING MANTIS: The Journey Goes On

Legendary NWOBHM act PRAYING MANTIS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Journey Goes On", due in late April through Frontiers Records. It is as follows: 01. Tonight 02. The Escape 03. The Journey Goes On 04. Silent War 05. Beat Within 06. Hold On For Love 07. If Tomorrow Never Comes ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On NEIL TURBIN Solo Debut

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN singer Jeff Scott Soto has contributed vocals to five tracks on the upcoming solo album from ex-ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin, entitled "Threatcon Delta". Soto appears on the following cuts: 01. The Truth Is The Best Lie 02. What You Can't Control 03. Blue Screen Of Death 04. Wrecking Ball ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PAUL GILBERT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Record Album Of ELVIS Covers?

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen have discussed a possible collaboration — on an album of Elvis Presley covers! "Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was a big influence on my guitar playing when he exploded onto the heavy metal scene in the mid-'80's," Gilbert wrote on his official web site. "Now I have ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MASTERPLAN Debut At German #42!

MASTERPLAN's self-titled debut album has entered the German Media Control chart at position #42. MASTERPLAN feature in their ranks ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Hate Crew Deathroll - CHILDREN OF BODOM

CHILDREN OF BODOM are one of those bands who are able to polarize random listeners instantly, with their melodic death metal framework somehow melded tight around guitar/keyboard harmonies and showboating that Yngwie Malmsteen and Jens Johansson made famous a good 15 years ago. Over the course of three studio albums, the Finnish quintet have continually ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

RING OF FIRE: European Release Date Set

RING OF FIRE, the new group led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, will release the European version of their new album, "Dreamtower", on March 24 through Frontiers Records. The European version will feature a different mix from the Japanese release and will include its own bonus track from the "Dreamtower" sessions. The track ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARCEL JACOB: No Chance Of A New HUMANIMAL CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN bassist Marcel Jacob has issued the following statement in response to reports that Z Records would be issuing a new HUMANIMAL CD in 2003/2004: "I won't do it, [vocalist] Jeff [Scott Soto] won't do it, it's possible [guitarist] Pontus Norgren might go for it, but that would be like ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: European Tour Postponed?

According to Italian rock concert web site www.liveinitaly.com, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's previously-announced tour of Europe, which was set to kick off next week, has been postponed until March due to undisclosed "serious personal problems." MALMSTEEN's rescheduled Italian dates are as follows: Mar. 18 - Milano, ITA @ Alcatraz Mar. 19 - Firenze, ITA @ ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CORNERSTONE Prepare To Record Third Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of putting ideas together for the group's third album, tentatively due in the fall. Says Doogie: "Once again, Steen and I are exchanging new ideas. I think maybe this time we will go for a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

Read more

Posted in: News