BIRD OF PREY — the band led by vocalist Kyle Michaels, a scene veteran who has previously played with MASI, ANIMAL, the GEEZER BUTLER BAND, RAVAGE and the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP — has announced a new, "re-energized" lineup. Joining the nucleus of Michaels, guitarist Andrew Haller (ORIGINAL SIN) and bassist Danny Weymouth are drummer Dean Maltese (RADAKKA, SLICK) and guitarist Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY, METALIUM). A wealth of collaborative material is currently being demoed, and rehearsals are being coordinated.

BIRD OF PREY was founded by Michaels in 1990 in Los Angeles. After a deal that brought Kyle back to his hometown of Chicago, the singer — with the help of rock/metal legand Jon Oliva (TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHASTRA, SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) — has finished writing 20 songs for the group's new album, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in early 2007 with Oliva at the helm.

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