YNGWIE MALMSTEEN UNLEASHES FIRST NEW ALBUM IN THREE YEARS:
August 30, 2008
Guitar Legend Yngwie Malmsteen Unleashes First New Album In ThreeYears, PERPETUAL FLAME – To Be Inducted Into Rock Walk And Tour NorthAmerica Fall 2008
The global rock guitar community will undoubtedly mark October 14,2008 on their calendars, as this is the exact date that YngwieMalmsteen will be issuing his latest studio triumph, PERPETUAL FLAME.The album will be the first-ever Yngwie album to be released viaRising Force Records (distributed via Koch), while the album alsomarks the debut on an Yngwie album by ex-Judas Priest/Iced Earth frontman, Tim “Ripper” Owens.
Twelve tracks of pure six string metallic bliss (which stretches toalmost 70 minutes total), the album was produced and engineered byYngwie himself, and mixed by Roy Z (who has previously worked withJudas Priest and Bruce Dickinson, among others). Joining Yngwie andRipper on the album is keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer PatrickJohansson (Yngwie contributed bass, additional keyboards, and vocals,as well), but on tour, Michael Troy will supply keyboards, and BjornEnglen will be laying down the bass. A supporting tour of the U.S. andCanada is slated to run through all of October.
Single-handedly, Yngwie Malmsteen trailblazed the classical metalmovement in the 1980s. During a time when the majority of guitaristswere merely copying Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie was one of the few rockguitarists to create his own instantly-identifia ble playing style –which has been subsequently mimicked by countless other guitarists.Yngwie is responsible for issuing some of the metal’s all-time greatguitar classics, especially such releases as 1984’s RISING FORCE,1985’s MARCHING OUT, 1992’s FIRE AND ICE, and most recently, 2005’sUNLEASH THE FURY.
In addition to the arrival of PERPETUAL FLAME in October, anothercareer highlight is slated for that same month — Yngwie will beinducted into the Rock Walk on Monday, October 13th in Los Angeles.
Additionally a new Fender/Yngwie Malmsteen custom shop guitar will beunveiled on November 28th (with a limited run of 100 instruments) andthere will be a slew of CD reissues of Yngwie classics to soon beannounced.
And the accolades continue to pour in — Roadie Crew Magazineorganized a poll in which 330 respected rock guitarists were asked tovote for their favorite guitarist of all-time. Yngwie checked in at alofty number 3, only behind fellow legends Jimi Hendrix and Eddie VanHalen. Without question, 2008 is shaping up to be the year of Yngwie.
Complete Track Listing For PERPETUAL FLAME:
1. Death Dealer
2. Damnation Game
3. Live To Fight (Another Day)
4. Red Devil
5. Four Horsemen (Of The Apocalypse)
6. Priest Of The Unholy
7. Be Careful What You Wish For
8. Caprici Di Diablo
10. Magic City
11. Eleventh Hour
12. Heavy Heart
Yngwie Malmsteen 2008 North American Tour Date:
SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 – SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – CENTRO BELLAS ARTES
OCTOBER 4, 2008 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – SCOUTBAR
OCTOBER 5, 2008 – DALLAS, TX – GRANADA THEATER
OCTOBER 8, 2008 – SAN DIEGO, CA – HOUSE OF BLUES
OCTOBER 9, 2008 – ANAHEIM, CA – HOUSE OF BLUES
OCTOBER 10, 2008 – LAS VEGAS, NV – HOUSE OF BLUES
OCTOBER 11, 2008 – VENTURA, CA – MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER
OCTOBER 12, 2008 – LOS ANGELES, CA – AVALON
OCTOBER 17, 2008 – ROYAL OAK, MI – ROYAL OAK THEATER
OCTOBER 19, 2008 – CHICAGO, IL – HOUSE OF BLUES
OCTOBER 21, 2008 – WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – CLUB INFINITY
OCTOBER 24, 2008 – SAYREVILLE, NJ – STARLAND BALLROOM
OCTOBER 26, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – BLENDER THEATER
For more information, visit the following sites:
www.YngwieMalmsteen.com (official page)
www.RisingForceRecords.com (official record company page — will be launched soon)
www.fender.com/yngwie/english (information — and video clip — about Yngwie’s signature guitar)
Courtesy of www.yngwiemalmsteen.com