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Saturday, April 24, 2010
Mistheria returns with all star lineup
Six years on from his last studio album ‘Messenger Of The Gods’ keyboard virtuoso Mistheria is hard at work with the recording of his new 11 track neo-classical / progressive metal album entitled ‘Dragon Fire’set for release in the second half of 2010 (tbc).
Mistheria, the keyboardist of choice for Bruce Dickinson on the ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ album, has pulled in a number of great names for 'Dragon's Fire' in vocalists John West (Artension/ex Royal Hunt), Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Lance King, and Titta Tani (Astra). Guitars come courtesy of George Bellas (Ring Of Fire, Mogg/Way), Roger Staffelbach (Artension/Angel Of Eden)),Neil Zaza and Emir Hot. The rhythm section comprises of drummer John Macaluso (ARK) and bassistDino Fiorenza.
Some working track titles for the album include ‘Fire & Flames’, ‘Killing The Pain’, ‘The Power Of One’ and‘Chopin Fantasy’ with the rough demos already showing this will be an essential release for fans of early Artension, classic Malmsteen and Symphony X.
Last week George Bellas recorded all his guitars and John Macaluso is currently in the process of tracking his drums and has just checked in with the following, "I just did half the tracks for Mistheria's album and it came out amazing! Over the top with heavy groove and orchestrated kicks everywhere. I've got a really fat drum sound, its like Bonham playing double bass in an orchestra. You will dig it I think!".
More updates on the progress of ‘Dragon Fire’ to follow soon.