SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has signed a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records for the release of his debut solo album. The CD, tentatively titled "Faces", will feature many guest musicians and will be released worldwide in September 2004.The following is Caffery's official statement on the matter: "I am proud to announce that me and Black Lotus Records are uniting together for the recording of my very first self-titled CD. Once the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour ends, I will immediately enter the studio to begin recording. I was negotiating with a lot of labels, but Black Lotus and I immediately saw 'eye to eye'. I have never been one to follow trends, I have a clear picture for this CD and Black Lotus saw it immediately. I am very happy to be working with this label. I am so excited for the future!!! The CD, which is tentatively being named 'Faces', is the first featuring myself on lead vocals as well as guitar. Be prepared to meet my many Faces!!!" All the details of Caffery's band and territorial distribution for the CD outside of Europe will be announced soon after the New Year.