JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and Yngwie Malmsteen are the featured guests on the upcoming debut album from VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino. The CD will be released in Japan on May 25 via King Records. The Taiwanese release will take place on June 1 via Rock Empire Music. Rock Empire recently released Mick Cervino's "Ostinato" bass solo album in Taiwan.

As previously reported, VIOLENT STORM's debut album features lead vocals by Matt Reardon. Hailing from the U.S., Reardon's roots are said to be in "metal, grunge and rock and roll of today." His "deep and unadulterated raw powerful baratone vocals can be heard on over 60 soundtracks to date worldwide. He has also toured in Europe with his former band as guests for acts such as QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, SAXON, IN EXTREMO and Steven Adler of GUNS N' ROSES." The group's sound is described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you won't soon forget."

"Violent Storm" (view cover here) track listing:

01. War No More (featuring K.K. Downing on lead guitar)
02. Fire In The Unknown (featuring Yngwie Malsmteen on lead guitar)
03. Screaming In Your Face
04. Pain Is For Me (featuring Yngwie Malsmteen on lead guitar)
05. Storm
06. Meaningless Life Of Misery
07. Owning You
08. Empty Hope
09. Alimentary Fable
10. Deceiver (featuring K.K. Downing on lead guitar)
11. You Don't Care
12. Maybe Next Life (Japanese bonus track)


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