ON VOCALS #1 - GÖRAN EDMAN
Ok, now this one's pretty special to me! See, as a kid I went through a huge Yngwie Malmsteen phase (thanks in large part to Yngwie's sister, who is good friends with my mom and borrowed me a bunch of LPs) - Rising Force, Marching Out, Trilogy, Odyssey, Eclipse, Fire & Ice... I wore all those albums out! Eclipse and Fire & Ice in particular has stuck with me though, and one of the biggest reasons for that is Göran Edman. There is something about the timbre of his voice that just hits me square in the chest. The high-pitched stuff he does is obviously amazing, but I've always found the other side of his singing to be equally impressive, especially that soulful, blues-infused thing that he does so well. Needless to say, to have had the opportunity to work with one of my childhood idols on this record has been nothing short of a dream come true!
While he is perhaps best-known for his stints with Yngwie Malmsteen & John Norum (of Europe fame), Göran has also spent the last 20+ years as an in-demand session singer, including multiple appearances with Street Talk, Crossfade & The Flower Kings' bassist Jonas Reingold's project Karmakanic, among others.
More info on Göran can be found at goranedman.com & on his Facebook page.