ADAGIO's Kevin Codfert will record the majority of keyboards on "Divine Allegiance", the debut album from STYGIA, the project led by Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz. Todd says, "Though there have been a few changes of plans with keyboardists, this should be the final one. Kevin plans on starting his keyboard recording after the upcoming show with ADAGIO. I'm expecting some killer playing after hearing his work on the new ADAGIO record. Mike Vescera is just about finished with the vocal recording. I'm extremely happy with his performance. You can even get a hint of his old days with LOUDNESS.
"There have been quite a few delays, but the album should be ready middle of this year. There's also the factor of finding a suitable label or distribution for the release. There may be another guest or two announced before the conclusion of the album. I'll try and confirm this soon!"
"Divine Allegiance" track listing:
02. The Hunter
03. Journey Through The Sea
04. Spirit Bomb
06. Oblivion Overcome
07. Egg of the King
08. A Circle Undone
09. Divine Allegiance
Recording lineup for the debut STYGIA album:
Todd Seitz (STYGIA) - Guitar
Michael Vescera (ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Vocals
John Macaluso (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-ARK, ex-TNT) - Drums
Michael LePond (SYMPHONY X) - Bass
Kevin Codfert (ADAGIO) - Keyboards
Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL, DEMONICA) - Guest Guitar Solo
Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS) - Guest Keyboard Solo
The band intends to do some live performances after the LP release.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/stygiaband.