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Latest Yngwie Malmsteen News
Below is our complete Yngwie Malmsteen news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
SPV Records has set an Augut 22, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first three BRAZEN ABBOT albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996) and "Bad Religion" (1997). The albums have been out of print since USG Records went out of business in 1999. No bonus tracks are planned for these re-releases, but they will feature new cover art. You can check out the new artwork at this location.
BRAZEN ABBOT's latest album, "My Resurrection", was released in June via Frontiers Records. The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD, STARBREAKER) and Erik Mårtensson.
BRAZEN ABBOT released a live CD/DVD package, entitled "A Decade of Brazen Abbot", last November via Frontiers. The set includes footage from the band's shows in Bulgaria in support of the group's last studio release, "Guilty as Sin".
The lineup featured on the album and the DVD is as follows: Nikolo Kotzev on guitars; Joe Lynn Turner on vocals; Wayne Banks on bass; Lars Pollack on keyboards and Thomas Broman on drums.
Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:
Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing
Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)
SLAYER and OBITUARY are the latest confirmation for the Gods of Metal Festival 2005, set to take place June 11-12, 2005 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy.
They join IRON MAIDEN (who headline on the 11th), the reunited MOTLEY CRUE (who headline on the 12th) and ACCEPT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. More bands will be announced soon.
Accept, Black Label Society and Yngwie Malmsteen are the latest confirmations for the Gods of Metal festival, a two-day event scheduled to take place June 11-12, 2005 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. Also set to perform at the festival are Iron Maiden (June 11) and Motley Crue (June 12). More confirmations will be announced soon.
YngwieMalmsteen.net has posted this message regarding the guitar virtuoso's upcoming studio album:
Yngwie has now finished recording the new studio album. Vocals once again come courtesy of Doogie White, no other line up details are available at present though its likely that Patrik Johansson played drums and keyboards come from Joakim Svalberg. Its most likely that Yngwie plays bass too.
It looks like the album will be 19 tracks in total!! Some of the track titles available are:
Drinking With The Devil: YJM: A very intense, personal song.
Cherokee Warrior - Yngwie on vocals.
Boogie Man - YJM: has a riff that just won’t quit.
Wings Of War
There are at least three instrumentals on the album too. However, fans of the fantasy, dungeons & dragons lyrics are in for a shock because there are none! Its most likely that the album will be released in early 2005. The album will on the Universal label in Japan, but no deals have yet been confirmed for Europe or the USA.
Former Dream Theater/Yngwie Malmsteen keyboardist Derek Sherinian will release his fourth solo album, "Mythology", on November 9 via InsideOut Music. Special guests include Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, John Sykes, Tony Franklin, Marco Mendoza, Brian Tichy, and Jerry Goodman.
"Mythology" track listing:
01. Day of the Dead (mp3 clip)
02. Alpha Burst (mp3 clip)
03. God of War (mp3 clip)
04. El Flamingo Suave
05. Goin' To Church
06. One Way or the Other
07. Trojan Horse
08. A View From The Sky
09. The River Song
10. Derek Sherinian Live Solo (Japanese bonus track)
Musicians appearing on the album are as follows:
Derek Sherinian - Keyboards
Zakk Wylde - Guitar (Tracks 1,3,9)
Steve Stevens - Guitar (Tracks 2,4,8)
Allan Holdsworth - Guitar (Tracks 1,6)
John Sykes - Guitar (Track 3)
Steve Lukather - Guitar (Track 5)
Simon Phillips - Drums (Tracks 2,4,5,6,8,9)
Tony Franklin - Bass (Tracks 1,2,5,8)
Marco Mendoza - Bass (Tracks 3,4,7,9)
Rufus Philpot - Bass (Track 6)
Jerry Goodman - Violin (Tracks 1,6)
Brian Tichy - Drums (Tracks 1,3,7,9)
Brian Tichy - Additional Guitars (Tracks 1,3,7)
"Mythology" was produced by Derek Sherinian and was co-produced by Simon Phillips and Brian Tichy.
Three demo tracks recorded by Yngwie Malmsteen/ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White with an early 1990s band called SOLE ASYLUM have been posted online at White's official web site. Download them at this location. The demo was recorded in the summer of 1992 at Survival Studios in West London and features Billy and Mark Kulke on bass and guitar, respectively, along with Dave Anderson on drums.
In other news, Doogie's web site has been updated with he following message:
"Doogie has just returned from Tokyo having been the special guest of Yamaha Communications new Japanese artist O-Mura. Yakayashi O-Mura is a guitar graduate of the Tokyo Music Institute. Doogie contributed two vocals to O-Mura's debut album 'Nowhere to Go'. The concert also featured former Malmsteen singer Mark Boals and keyboard player Vitalij Kuprij. The show was filmed for a DVD.
"Doogie also gave a vocal clinic at the MI in Tokyo which overran by a half hour due to the wealth of interest and questions from the audience. Doogie performed three tracks from Cornerstone's 'Once Upon Our Yesterdays' and three from his as yet unfinished solo album. He finished with his version of 'Gethsemane' from 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Due to the success of the clinic it has been suggested that when Doogie returns to Japan he should do a clinic at every MI in the various cities."
"What's Yngwie up to now?" That's the most frequently asked question this past month, and the answer is this: He's mostly working on the songs for his next rock album, and occasionally switching gears to do more work on his eargerly awaited next all-classical opus.
Everyone needed a good long break after two kick-ass tours (G3 and USA Attack Tour), and Yngwie is spending his time playing tennis, hanging out with his family, and creating music.