NIGHTWISH Bassist Vocalist MARCO HIETALA Makes Guest Appearance On SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist's Forthcoming Solo Album
22.02.2009 | Source: Bravewords.com
SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Elias Viljanen has issued the following update from the recotrding sessions for his new as-yet-untitled solo album:
"February 3rd - 10th. The recording of the rest of the solos, the bass and some serious singing...
On Tuesday, the 3rd, I started finishing the lead guitars. It took a couple of days and I was so relieved when I finally got it wrapped!! I did some great melodies, harmonies and shredding. Also the keyboard tracks by Mr. Klingenberg were put to place. There's goin' to be a little bit of keytar soloing as well.
Then on Friday, Mr. Jaan Wessman visited us and did a bass for one song called 'Beautiful Piece'. He used his fretless bass, so it turned out to be really cool sounding.
Monday was off but on the following day I got a real pleasure to have Mr. Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH / TAROT) to be a guest vocalist on my record. He´s suberb! It´s amazing to hear his voice in my own, tiny little song. Anyway the song turned out to be a killer! Just wait until you hear it!
So, the rest is now up to mixing and masterin' and I´m still waiting to hear Mr. Kakko's performance in one song that he's doing for my album. But I'm sure it will be a killer as well!"
As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA drummer Mikko Sirén, EVERGREY / ex-STRATOVARIUS bassist Jari Kainulainen and Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg have contributed to the album. More details will be revealed soon.
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