CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the new album from AVIAN, the melodic metal band featuring singer Lance King (BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE) and guitarist Yan Leviathan.Commented Hudson: I'll be heading to Minneapolis, MN tomorrow (Monday, November 5) to play the guitar solos in the next AVIAN record, which will be called 'Ashes and Madness'. I'm really excited about it! "I was really honored when Yan e-mailed me and asked if I'd like to play in it, because not only do I think they're a great band, but I also have two VERY good friends in it: Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE) and Lance King. On top of that, they had David Ellefson (former bass player in MEGADETH) on the first album. "We played a show together a year ago or something like that (CELLADOR, AVIAN, GAMMA RAY), and their set was just amazing! What a great voice Lance has! "Yan sent me a CD a couple of months ago with all of the demos so I could kinda come up with my stuff (though I'm ALL about improvising) and when I heard it I'm like, 'Holy shit, dude, you managed to write a better record than the previous one! I'm definitely in!'" According to the group, "Mattias Norén [EPICA, EVERGREY, INTO ETERNITY] has once again handled all of the art duties and he has done a killer job constructing a visually stunning 16-page booklet." "Ashes and Madness" is scheduled for release in early 2008 via Nightmare Records. Yan Leviathan assembled AVIAN after being inspired by GAMMA RAY's performance at the ProgPower USA III festival. AVIAN's debut album, "From the Depths of Time", was released in 2005. For more information, visit www.avianband.com.
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