Ragecast - feat. Tim "Ripper" Owens, Mats Leven & Michael Vescera.
"Heavy Metal Meltdown"
Long awaiting single "Heavy Metal Meltdown" is finally here!
Let's introduce the project more clearly. The Ragecast members are Timo Kauppinen - Guitar (Silent Voices & Jack The Frost), Pasi Kauppinen - Bass (Sonata Arctica, Silent Voices & Winterborn), Antti Hokala – Guitar (Winterborn) & Jani Hurula - Drums (Cain's Offering & Silent Voices). In addition, for touring is also keyboard player Jukka Hänninen (Winterborn). - Very interesting line up so far...
The singers featuring in this project are Tim "Ripper" Owens, well known as ex frontman of Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples & Iced Earth.
Mats Levén best known as lead singer of Candlemas, Therion, Apocalyptica and many more..
Michael Vescera - the legendary singer of Loudness, Obssesion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA...
The band was created for touring purpose as "backing band" for hire after successful headline show backing Tim Ripper Owens in Czech Republic a few years back.
After that Timo Kauppinen composed "Heavy Metal Meltdown" track or better to call the metal hymn for this project. The track has been recorded on various locations, USA, Finland & Sweden. The track was mixed by Timo & Pasi Kauppinen at Studio57 Mixroom and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers, Finland.
The EP contains main version of the single "Heavy Metal Meltdown" with all singers on "board". Additional tracks are separate version of each singer.
With this super metal stars line up you can expect just killer & true Heavy Metal.
The true Heavy Metal lovers will love this hymn forever!
From the keyboardist of Sonata Arctica and Silence Voices, Henrik Klingenberg comes the second solo effort called “Whisky Tango Foxtrot”.
Operating under the moniker “Klingenberg Syndrome”, Henrik is joined by fellow Sonata Arctica bandmates, Elias Viljanen on guitar and Pasi Kauppinen on bass. Jari Huttunen from Jack The Frost on drums is the last missing piece for the quartet.
Continuing the path started with the first album: …and the weird turned pro,
“Whisky Tango Foxtrot” is a diverse album of prog influenced heavy metal.
As opposed to the debut album, Klingenberg now also sings on the album, further
broadening the forms of expression. In his own words:
“I thought doing another all-instrumental album wasn’t in the cards at this moment
and decided that these songs needed vocals. Instead of going through the usual
hassles of finding someone to sing and then making them do it, I ended up doing
the vocals myself…for better or worse ;-) The music is pretty much in line with the
first album, prog metal with a lot of different influences. I’m really psyched about this album and can’t wait for you all to get to hear it.”
Finally, the wait is over!
Whisky Tango Foxtrot will be released on July 21st, 2017.