Yngwie Malmsteen: New Album Release Date Announced

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new album, "Spell Bound", on December 5.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new album, "Spell Bound", on December 5.

Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (Beyond Fear, ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), who has been fronting Yngwie's band both live and in the studio since February 2008, was unable to join Malmsteen at the Getaway Rock in July due to scheduling conflicts with Tim's official Ronnie James Dio tribute band Dio Disciples. Handling most of the lead vocals during Yngwie's set at the Getaway Rock Festival was bassist Ralph Ciavolino.

Released on November 22, 2010 via Malmsteen's own Rising Force Records, Yngwie's most recent album, "Relentless", features striking vocals from Owens, who first collaborated with Malmsteen on "Perpetual Flame" (Malmsteen's first album for the Rising Force Records label).

Of the latest CD, Malmsteen said, "The album title really says it all. The drive to surpass my own accomplishments can best be described with one word - relentless. After all these years of composing and playing music, I still am passionate about pushing myself to the limit - to the highest, most demanding level of playing possible."

Yngwie is working on his autobiography. Described as "the only real and true story written by Malmsteen himself," "Relentless", will be released in early 2013. Yngwie has also launched an instructional web site, RelentlessShred.com.

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    I'll give it a listen, because people can say that all Yngwie does is wank but when he actually writes songs to be played in a band scenario and not just him as the main piece, they're actually pretty good.
    Just listened to Ciavolino singing at Getaway Rock on YouTube. Respect! It must be nice to have 2 great singers in the band.
    He is just going to play arpeggios from hell forward and backwards for this album
    His songs are getting too repetitive now. So many songs of his include other songs in them, so I just bought Rising Force and left it at that :L