COSMOSQUAD To Play Japan For First Time

Acclaimed Southern California metal fusioneers COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY), bassist Christopher Maloney (DWEEZIL ZAPPA, HARDLINE), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE), have announced their first-ever Japanese shows. The band will be playing a pair of double headers (showtime: 7pm and 9pm, respectively) in Osaka and Tokyo and also appear at the Musician's Institute in Tokyo (open to students only!).

Exact dates and venues are as follows:

March 12 - Live Square 2nd Line, Osaka, Japan
March 14 - Shibuya Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
March 15 - Musician's Institute, Tokyo, Japan

In related news, NAMM show 2008 live footage of COSMOSQUAD (with Glen Sobel [SIXX: A.M., JENNIFER BATTEN] filling in for Shane Gaalaas) performing "Fat, Mean and Nasty" at the Fender Frontline stage can be viewed below.

The first-ever COSMOSQUAD live DVD, filmed at the band's recent Musician's Institute gig in Hollywood, CA, is currently in the mixing stages and will be out sometime in the spring.

The group's latest studio album, "Acid Test", was released in 2007 and is available on Zain/Big M.F. in Japan and Marmaduke Records in the rest of the world.

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