Los Angeles-based hard rock artists Will Wallner (guitar) and Vivien Vain (vocals) are putting the finishing touches on their debut album featuring an all-star lineup of guest musicians. The duo have written and recorded several songs and are in the process of recording the final tracks for their debut release. Half of the songs feature Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA) and half feature Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL). Bassist Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM) plays alongside Carmine, reuniting the duo who played together in the critically acclaimed BLUE MURDER. Vinny performs with bassist Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) with whom he had previously played in the classic lineup of DIO. Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, DIO) also plays on several tracks with Vinny. Guest musician Tony Carey (RAINBOW) also plays on two tracks with Jimmy Bain, reuniting the two musicians who previously performed on RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW "Rising". Mixing the album is industry pro Gary Tole, who, in addition to working with BON JOVI and METALLICA, has worked with David Lee Roth and Joe Lynn Turner.
The forthcoming CD will include a song from Will Wallner's previous project with keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION). The track was produced by Derek and features Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, PRIDE & GLORY) on drums with Tony Franklin.
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