JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder has issued the following update:"JON OLIVA'S PAIN is currently in final negotiations with AFM Records for the release of our fourth CD (due out October 2009) and our first live DVD, to be filmed in early 2010. We are planning a two-hour show with a setlist consisting of the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs as well as a healthy assault of SAVATAGE classics! "We are very happy with our relationship and agressive promotion that AFM Records has consistently delivered... and we are sincerely greatful for their support and dedication!
"With regards to the upcoming CD... We have completed 90% of the arrangements for 11 songs plus two additional bonus tracks. This CD should prove to be much heavier and far more agressive overall than our previous releases. A few epic songs are always part of the equation, but we wanted to make a record that was more in line with 'Maniacal Renderings' meets 'Hall of Mountain King'.... and the current demos prove to be just that. "We will begin recording at Morrisound Studios in July and deliver the record on time for an October release. Oliva continues to write at a feverish pace and he is hell bent on delivering one of his most agressive and powerful vocal performances to date!
"The upcoming European festival/club tour dates are almost complete. We are stoked to be hitting a number of countries that we have not yet performed in, including Turkey, Romania and Finland. This will be our busiest summer tour to date and a true testament to our increasing fan base who are supporting JON OLIVA'S PAIN and the rich SAVATAGE history with great enthusiasm."
For a list of upcoming shows, visit www.jonoliva.net.
JON OLIVA'S PAIN's latest album, "Global Warning", was released in the U.S. in May 2008 via Locomotive Records. The CD features a guest appearance by guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) on two songs: "Adding the Cost" and "You'll Never Know". A two-camera fan-filmed edit of JON OLIVA'S PAIN performing the song "Firefly" on October 10, 2008 at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia can be viewed below.