UFO, Richie Scarlet, Kristen Capolino, AWAKEN
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Nothing would be easier for British rock legends UFO than to rest on their laurels. The band could easily release the occasional best-of album to earn a few additional royalties and otherwise content themselves with looking back at their exceptionally glorious past. And it certainly wouldn't be a problem for UFO to sell out tours on the strength of their legendary name with a great hoopla and low artistic values. But idleness or indeed a musical standstill have always been out of the question for Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Andy Parker, and Vinnie Moore. These in equal measures experienced and ambitious musicians are interested in the present, their love of creativity and the active continuation of their celebrated band history. And now we can look forward to Seven Deadly, the band's latest studio album which combines present and future with UFO's greatest fortes. Mogg, Raymond, Parker and Moore are release twelve brand-new songs on Steamhammer/SPV in Germany on 24 February 2012 (Europe: 27 February, USA/Canada: 28 February), featuring – without going into great detail at this point – some of the strongest compositions this band has ever recorded.
What is this bold thesis based on – in view of the countless classics the band has produced throughout its history? Not only on the fact that UFO have that perfect mix of talent, charisma and experience, but also on each individual band member, who currently all seem to be bursting with a zest for action and a wealth of ideas. Seven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals which are unique to UFO. So it's no wonder that sound engineer Tommy Newton, in whose Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, the new tracks were recorded, commented: "I've never heard a better Phil Mogg!"
The UFO frontman's thoroughly impressive vocal performance goes hand in hand with the awesome compositions on Seven Deadly. The classic rock of 'Burn Your House Down' features all the important UFO strengths, 'Mojo Town' sees the musicians sound tougher than ever, and 'Year Of The Gun' features a pointed reference to UFO's early days. 'Angel Station' sees the band prove how classic rock music is complemented perfectly with epic elements, while 'Fight Night' is an excellent track to be performed in a live context. There's no need to draw attention to the technical skills of original UFO members Paul Raymond and Andy Parker, their music sounding inspired and faultless at the same time. Having said that, Vinnie Moore's exceptional guitar style deserves to be explicitly mentioned. The American musician not only lends the songs expression and power with his haunting licks and dynamic riffs, but also contributes solos on Seven Deadly which can only be described as absolute world class.
RICHIE SCARLET: World-class guitarist, performer and producer. Formerly with ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH, & MOUNTAIN. He has currently played with Charlie Gracie and Chubby Checker
The young rock guitar/singer/songwriter phenomenon has played with the likes of Les Paul, Michael Schenker, Al DiMeola, Jennifer Batten, Steve Lukather, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Burton, Albert Lee and many others. Recorded "All That I Am" at 14 years old and is in the process of finishing her second as yet untitled cd. Kristen is becoming well known for her versatility in crossing musical genres and her fiery live performances. She will be featured in an upcoming movie about guitar players called "Tone" and the soon to be aired TV Documentary "Axe Factor".
AWAKEN was formed in 2009 by vocalist Glenn DaGrossa founding member and chief songwriter , Awaken was signed to Mausoleum Records in June 2012 and released their self titled CD world wide in November of the same year. Awaken is a Power Metal band that Kerrang! magazine hailed as “one of the quintessential metal bands of our time.” With DaGrossa's soaring vocals and stellar song craftsmanship, the blazing Guitar duo of Joe Todaro and Scott Bennett, and the powerful rhythm section of new members Bassist Greg Belmonte and Drummer Mike Marrone,
considerable national and international touring and recording experience under their collective belts, AWAKEN is primed for the world stage, ready to lead and redefining the lines of Power / Prog Metal.