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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Finalizes Title For Sophomore Solo Effort

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has set Prism as the title of his recently-completed second solo album, which is due in late September/early October through Frontiers/Now And Then Records. Mixed by Soto and sound engineer John Ellis at (coincidentally named) Prism Sound in Acton, Massachusetts, Prism will include 12 songs ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Play National Anthem At Martial Arts Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, California – King of the Cage is proud to announce that guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will perform at King of the Cage: Revolution on May 17th from the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Grammy-nominated artist will be playing the National Anthem as well as some other surprises during the course ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sets Japanese Release Date For "Attack"

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming studio CD, entitled Attack, is scheduled for a July 17th Japanese release through Pony Canyon Records. The album will reportedly contain 14 tracks, including bonus cuts. More information on the release, including the line-up of musicians performing on it, will be announced by MALMSTEEN's management shortly. ...

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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On "Attack"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GUITAR LEGEND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN HEADS INTO THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING ATTACK International guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is back in the studio and has begun recording his new album, Attack. Attack is being produced by YNGWIE himself, and recorded and mixed by the famous veteran engineer/producer Tom Fletcher. Attack is being recorded ...

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RICK RENSTROM Inks Deal With Mascot Records

American guitarist RICK RENSTROM has signed a deal with Holland's Mascot Records. Rick is a fantastic guitarist who has overcome a physical handicap to join the ranks of the top heavy metal guitarists in the world, according to an official press release from the label. RENSTROM's new album is half vocal, half instrumental and features ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On New CD

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has commenced the recording process for his next album at his home studio in Miami, Florida with drummer Patrick Johansson, and keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) for a summer release through Spitfire Records. No singer has yet been secured for the recording, although the guitarist has a few guys ...

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MASTERPLAN Shuffle Bassists, Finalize Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with bassist Jrgen Attig and have acquired IRON SAVIOR's Jan-S. Eckert as his replacement. Eckert has already recorded all the bass lines for the group's self-titled debut album, which is tentatively scheduled ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Make Talk Radio Appearance On Friday

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will make a 10-15-minute talk radio appearance on Friday, March 29th at 7:20 PM EST on WNTK radio, broadcasting in New Hampshire and Vermont, USA. The radio show is called Impact, and it is being described by host George Russell as “a multi-topic, fast-paced, highly-energetic talk show for the masses.” ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Early Recordings

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will shortly be releasing a new CD, entitled The Genesis!, consisting of the guitarist's old material re-mastered by YNGWIE himself. A bonus song will be included as well as an interview with YNGWIE about how the songs really came together. Although most of this material has previously been issued on countless bootlegs and ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Solo CD Details Revealed

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto is currently busy demoing and writing songs for his second solo album, which has the working title of The Calm Before The Storm. Among the songs that are tentatively set to appear on the album are "Till The End Of Our Time", "How Long", "Heaven ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Brazilian, Welsh Live Appearances

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto will perform at the Hard 'N' Heavy party in São Paulo, Brazil on April 27th. A 10-year-anniversary celebration of Animal Records, the event will feature Soto singing songs from most of the bands he has recorded with, including YNGWIE, TALISMAN, EYES and AXEL ...

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RING OF FIRE Record Japanese Shows For Upcoming DVD

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, reportedly recorded several of the shows from their recent Japanese tour for an upcoming DVD, which is due to be released in the coming months. Boals' touring band consisted of guitarist Tony Macalpine, drummer Virgil Donati, keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, and bassist Philip Bynoe. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Becomes NARAS Voting Member

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has officially become a voting member of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences), which is the body of peers that vote on the Grammy Awards. He was presented with a huge membership form and announced as a member by Robyn Hass of the Florida Chapter of NARAS, at ...

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MASTERPLAN In Final Recording Stage For Upcoming Debut

MASTERPLAN, featuring former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will start tracking the vocals to their full-length debut today, February 25th, with producer Andy Sneap for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In a recent interview, posted online at www.helloween.org, Grapow revealed ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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STRATOVARIUS' Johansson To Guest On HAMMERFALL Bonus Track

STRATOVARIUS/ex-DIO keyboardist Jens Johansson will make a guest appearance on an upcoming HAMMERFALL bonus track—a cover of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's “Rising Force”. Although no recording plans have yet been announced, HAMMERFALL's rendition of the above-mentioned cut will reportedly be “faster” than the original and will presumably be included in a special-edition version of the group's next ...

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