Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) is currently recording session drums for the debut album of an as-yet-unnamed Gothenburg-based project. According to a posting on Snowy's web site, "style-wise is very much in the vein of CANDLEMASS, MEMENTO MORI, KING DIAMOND and NOTRE DAME. Last autumn Snowy did lead and backing vocals for several tracks on the album. The CD, titled "Opera Diabolicus", will be mixed in June by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque at Andy's Los Angered Recordings.
As previously reported, Snowy Shaw has been hired to handle the artwork, illustrations and photography for the upcoming releases by Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.
In other news, Swedish glam/sleaze act LOUD'N'NASTY will release its Snowy Shaw-produced three-song single on May 25. In connection to its release, Snowy will play the drums with his friends at a couple of release parties in Sweden:
May 25 - Konserven - Grebbestad, SWE
May 30 - Riot Act - Pub Anchor - Stockholm, SWE
Jun. 01 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SWE
Shaw was named the new singer in THERION in October 2006. The group's new album, "Gothic Kabbalah", was recorded and mixed in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, EVERGREY, EUROPE) and was released in January 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Snowy shares the vocal duties on the CD with Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KRUX, AT VANCE) and two female singers.