Legendary hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY) has issued the following update:
"I am contently at the halfway stages of my completing new solo album, 'Damage Control'! I am two vocals away from wrapping up 14 new masterpieces for you
"It's been over three years since I completed 'Beautiful Mess', which was a departure from what fans expected. Well, I can tell you this new album has what you want and more! I combined the best of my first two solo albums with Frontiers Records and also tapped into the spirits of TALISMAN, SOUL SIRKUS and then some on 'Damage Control'. I have recruited my solo bandmates, new and old, to co-write with me as well as Joel Hoekstra of NIGHT RANGER and Jamie Borger of TALISMAN/TREAT to write and play with me on this. The tracks are amazing and I am sure will please all Jeff Scott Soto fans alike.
"Look for 'Damage Control' to drop in March 2012 with Frontiers Records followed by a full European/South America/possible U.S. tour...
"And oh, by the way shameless plug we'll be starting a new W.E.T. album [featuring Soto, guitarist/songwriter Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE) and keyboardist Robert Sall (WORK OF ART)] in a few months
"Busy times but nothing less than you'd expect from me."
Jeff Scott Soto's double live album, "Live at Firefest 2008", came out last December via Frontiers Records.
Firefest has become a pivotal event in the melodic rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the Gods of AOR festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did it continue the tradition of Europe's finest melodic rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.
Jeff Scott Soto performed at the Gods festival in 2002, putting on an amazing show that was captured on a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering, "Of course!"
Frontiers Records released a live DVD and CD by Jeff Scott Soto on December 4, 2009 in Europe and January 12, 2010 in the U.S. Entitled "One Night in Madrid", the set was filmed at Sala Heineken in Madrid on April 18, 2009 in front of an intimate and enthusiastic audience. Jeff pulled no punches and performed an exhilarating show featuring tracks from many of his albums as well as showcasing new songs from "Beautiful Mess", including "Mountain", "Testify", "Our Song", "Hey", "Broken Man" and the wonderful "Gin & Tonic Sky". This is the complete show, with a DVD packed full of extras, including all of Jeff's solo videos, a special tribute to his dear friend Marcel Jacob (TALISMAN) and loads of tour footage in the form of "Goofballs!". In addition to the DVD, a double CD is also available.
W.E.T.'s self-titled debut album was released in November 2009 via Frontiers Records. "(W)ork of art (E)clipse (T)alisman" was written and recorded over a 12-month period and features the best elements of the three bands the principal artists have been involved in.