In their February update, Lion Music announced the upcoming release from Joe Stump, Virtuostic Vendetta, which is due to be released on April 17, 2009.
Joe Stump is one of the most intense and over the top guitarists on the planet. His maniacal guitar driven releases are amazing displays of power and jaw dropping technical command . He was named by Guitar One Magazine as one of the ten fastest shredders of all time and by Guitarist as one of the top 20 shredders of all time. The American guitar hero returns with his most diverse and complete solo effort to date with Virtuostic Vendetta. Not only a killer shred record but also a great all around guitar driven release, blending neo-classical speed metal, European influenced shred and old school hard rock into a great combination of playing and tracks that will appeal to a wide range of guitar enthusiasts and metal fans worldwide. Great melodies, killer riffs and from the heart emotionally drenched playing are combined with all the insane shredding you'd expect making this the most exciting record of Joe's career.
Proclaimed by many music experts as the ultimate guitar monster you'll hear why words like Godlike, shred master, brilliant and many more have been used to describe the Shredlord`s unparalleled playing style.
For a short video teaser of Virtuostic Vendetta visit
Venturia guitarist Charly Sahona has began writing for a solo album tentatively entitled Naked Thoughts From A Silent Chaos. The album will consist of 8 or 9 tracks with vocals with the direction being a more straightforward brand of metal than that heard on the last Venturia album Hybrid. The new solo album will be tracks built around heavy riffs, catchy vocal lines and crazy solos with all guitar work and vocals handled by Charly himself. Fellow Venturia musicians Diego Rapacchietti (drums) and Thomas James (bass) will provide the rhythm section.
Charly is keen to stress that this doesn't mean the end for Venturia - far from it - as writing for the third Venturia album will commence in May and Charly has hinted the sound will also be heavier and more direct than that heard on last years Hybrid.
A release for Naked Thoughts From A Silent Chaos is anticipated in the 3rd quarter of 2009 on Lion Music.
And lastly ... despite being a few months off from release we thought we'd give you a preview of the artwork for the forthcoming Iron Mask album Shadow Of The Red Baron by world acclaimed artist Eric Philippe. More information on the album to follow soon.
Looks much grimmer than Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron... -ed.
[Source: Lion Music]