Rough Cutt And Bangalore Choir Vocalists Appearing On C.T.P. Album

Rough Cutt And Bangalore Choir Vocalists Appearing On C.T.P. Album

February 24, 2012

After many different band efforts (Underdog, Black Rose, Lehmann), studio sessions, and an intensive time as a music journalist, the Christian Tolle Project was born — and 2012 will be the year of C.T.P. once again, as the band’s brand new third album ‘The Higher They Climb’ will be released through Fastball Music on March 30th.

Christian and Michael Voss co-produced 12 tracks between the summer and winter 2011. The result is nothing less than stunning meldodic rock — performed with an incredible amount of energy the album contains a powerful mixture of hard hitting heavy rock tracks, catchy hooklines, great guitar work, and some of the best voices in the genre: David Reece (ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir), Leon Goewie (Vengeance), Paul Shortino (King Kobra, ex-Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt) and Michael Voss (Michael Schenker, Casanova, Mad Max). Christian also invited a few of his friends to join him as guests: L.A. guitar wizard Michael Landau, Ben Granfelt (ex-Wishbone Ash), Andy Susemihl and Morris Adriaens play a guitar solo on one track each and give the record a special flavour.

C.T.P.’s debut album ‘Better Than Dreams’ was released in 2000 and featured international guests like Steve Lukather (Toto), Michael Thompson, Tim Pierce, Lauren Scheff, Mathias Dieth (U.D.O., Sinner) and singer Stephan Scheuss. It got excellent reviews and feedback from the press, media and the AOR community.

Five years after the release of ‘Better Than Dreams’ it was time to continue. With the release of ‘The Real Thing’, Christian Tolle again delivered 10 songs that featured a refreshing variety of modern rock music. An impressive list of guest musicians gave the album a very special flavour as Christian was again joined by Steve Lukather, along with Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Morris Adriaens, Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Lauren Scheff, with Pit Hupperten, Stephan Scheuss and John ‘Jaycee’ Cuijpers handling vocal duties.

Because of the great chemistry between Christian and John, both decided to join forces. With the Dutch based band Cooper Inc. Christian supported Toto, Vengeance and Kane. Cooper Inc. also did many shows on their own, especially in the Benelux area and Germany. The band got together with producer Michael Voss to record the full lenght album ‘Pulling The Trigger’, which got released in October 2009.

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