AMADEUS AWAD - Kristoffer Gildenlöw Announced As Guest In New Album2014-03-14
Lebanese guitar maestro AMADEUS AWAD has announced PAIN OF SALVATION's Kristoffer Gildenlöw as guest in the guitarist's upcoming album titled "Schizanimus". Kristoffer is currently recording bass and holding down the rhythm section with drummer Marco Minnemann (EPHEL DUATH, JOE SATRIANI...) for the new album, which is expected to be released this summer.
Here is what Kristoffer Gildenlöw said about this Cisco 000-006 collaboration: “Amadeus has made some great progressive hard rock/metal and keeping up with Maco is a great way to stay sharp, coz that man’s all over the place. Amadeus asked me to lay down my “signature” fretless playing so that’s what I’m working at right now. Digging in to it, making it sing, cases for ipad mini slide and bend. Playing progressive music on a fretless and making it sound fretless is actually much more difficult than with other music genres due to the speed, accuracy and composition. You really have to plan your playing carefully and play much more intense and over exaggerated in order to get the right effect and feel. Guess that’s a reason it’s not being done as much. It’s really hard work!”000-005 exam
As we previously reported, AMADEUS AWAD's latest solo EP "Schizanimus" is turning into a full length album. The artist has recently completed the work on the upcoming album, adding more songs to it.
"Schizanimus" was originally released as an EP on August 2013. The EP shows the artist venturing into a new style that combines Ambient elements with Progressive Rock sounds and a hint of psychedelic flow. It features British drummer Gavin Harrison (PORCUPINE TREE, OSI, KING CRIMSON...), bassist Dan Veall, vocalist Elia I. Monsef (AMADEUS AWAD'S EON, OSTURA) and keyboardist Danny Bou-Maroun (OSTURA) as guest musicians.
You can listen to "Schizanimus EP" clicking HERE