Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel.
According to an official press release, the vision for the project is "to create good heavy metal with strong melodies and lots of harmony vocals like QUEEN & THE SWEET. Everything will be packed in a superb production by producer & guitarist Lars Chriss from LION'S SHARE," who has co-written most of the songs together with Christian Rivel.
The first chance for anyone to hear AUDIOVISION will come with the release of the band's contribution to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET titled "The Sweet According To Sweden". AUDIOVISION recorded the album's opening cut, "Love Is Like Oxygen", featuring a duet between Rivel and Jeff Scott Soto. The album is scheduled for release on February 9.
The AUDIOVISION album will feature contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include:
Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM)
Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Mic Michaeli (EUROPE)
Michael Höglund (PUNCHLINE, ex-THUNDER, GREAT KING RAT)
Thomas Broman (HUGHES & TURNER, GLENN HUGHES BAND, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS)
Thomas Vikström (BRAZEN ABBOT, ex-CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN)
Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE)
Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE)
Carl Johan Grimmark (NARNIA)
Andreas Lindahl (PLATITUDE)
Jörgen Schelander (MERCURY FANG)
Michael Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE)
More big names will be announced later this year.