The mighty Yngwie J. Malmsteen has released further details of his forthcoming album "Spellbound".
The album will feature 13 tracks, ranging from the most extreme neoclassical guitar compositions to turbo-charged bluesy material. As you'll see from the tracklisting below, it features some very Yngwie song titles - can't wait to hear "Repent", "God Of War", "Iron Blues" and especially "Turbo Amadeus".
And here's a surprise: this time around Yngwie will be handling the lead vocals. It's not the first time he's sung - he did a pretty good job of Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression" on his Inspiration album of covers, after all. It's always interesting to see what happens when guitar heroes fully embrace the mic: Joe Satriani kinda divided fans with his vocal material, while Steve Vai seemed to make a pretty good go of it.
The worldwide release date for Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force's Spellbound is released worldwide on December 5.
Yngwie is also working on his autobiography, for publication in 2013.
Thanks to Gibson for the report.