CORNERSTONE Featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman: New Album Is Sounding 'Very Passionate'

CORNERSTONE, the Danish/British melodic metal band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-RAINBOW frontman Doogie White and ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen, are continuing work on their fourth album, tentatively titled "Two Tales and One Tomorrow", due later in the year. The band have posted the following update on the album's recording sessions via their official web site:

"The new album is taking shape and Doogie re-sung the vocals in London in late January. Steen flew in and recorded the vocals on Doogie's ProTools system. Steen is now mixing the tracks that were recorded, as well as recording a couple of new tracks with Allan [Sørensen, drums], Kasper [Damgaard, guitar] and Rune [Brink, keyboards]."

Commented Doogie: "I just felt that I could sing the songs better than I had. The original takes were good but not good enough. I tweaked the lyrics and melody lines to make them more robust and give them then a more sinister vibe."

Added the band: "We are very pleased with the new CORNERSTONE album. It really is sounding very aggressive and passionate. The most important thing for us now is to secure a good record deal that will give us the promotion and backing we need to continue to record and get out there and take the music to the people. But just so we are clear, we will never tour in the dead of winter again...As much fun as it was, it was too bloody cold."

Songtitles set to appear on CORNERSTONE's follow-up to 2003's "Once Upon Our Yesterdays" (Massacre) include "Requiem", "Wicked" and "Two Tales and One Tomorrow".

As previously reported, CORNERSTONE have been confirmed for the Norwegian festival Ragnarock, set to take place place August 17-19, 2006. More information will be made available soon.

CORNERSTONE's live album, "Cornerstone In Concert", was released in July 2005 in Japan via Yamaha Communications and in Europe through Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at several shows on the group's debut tour of Europe in January/Febuary 2005. Included in the package is a video clip of live and backstage footage from the band's private archives.

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