Yngwie Malmsteen To Release All-Instrumental Acoustic Album

Yngwie Malmsteen will release an all-instrumental acoustic album, "Angels Of Love", which will contain rearrangements of his ballad songs.

Yngwie Malmsteen To Release All-Instrumental Acoustic Album
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Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release an all-instrumental acoustic album, "Angels Of Love", which will contain rearrangements of his ballad songs played on acoustic guitar and string and choir arrangements only. It is a masterpiece showing the tender, delicate version of his classic songs as well as a new composition. A March 10 release via Rising Force Records is expected. "Perpetual Flame", the new album from Malmsteen, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released on October 14, 2008, the CD is the first-ever Yngwie effort to be issued via Rising Force Records (distributed via Koch) and it marks the debut of Malmsteen's new singer, ex-Judas Priest/Iced Earth frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. Yngwie Malmsteen will team up with Deep Purple for the following Japanese dates: 04/08 - Tokyo, JPN @ International Forum 04/09 - Zepp, JPN @ Nagoya 04/10 - Hiroshima, JPN @ Koseinenkin Kaikan 04/12 - Kanazawa, JPN @ Kanko Kaikan 04/13 - Osaka, JPN @ Koseinenkin Kaikan 04/15 - Tokyo, JPN @ International Forum Yngwie Malmsteen was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on October 13, 2008 in front of the Guitar Center at 7425 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll, blues and R&B. Yngwie Malmsteen's handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and Earth Wind & Fire, among numerous others. Video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen shredding the axe at the Marshall booth at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim, California, can be viewed here. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Fuzzbox91
    wow just as i thought he couldnt get more ridiculous with "perpetual flame" that said i thought perpetual flame was a good album. i hope i am pleasently suprised by this one too
    LeadSalad182
    I see that my comment was deleted because i used the same word that got isiah washington kicked off grey's anatomy. I was aiming said word at kevin federline and if that is "offensive" i will quote jack nicholson and say that you cant handle the truth
    SatanPriest
    Sweet, I'm so pumped to hear some acoustic shredding thats based in the same two scales he's been repeating over and over again since Rising Force. Best guitarist of all time? I think so. ~shred~
    mwg5439
    He can sure play nicely, but his songs were never good. They always lacked a soul.
    Pretty cop-out answer that i don't really agree with. He plays what he feels regardless of the technical impracticalities, just because he doesn't wade around a pentatonic scale doesn't mean he doesn't have soul. You are entitled to your opinion though so i won't start an argument. ^.^
    shotgunjoe
    DimebagJosho wrote: shotgunjoe wrote: Possibly the worst musician of all time? I think you win that one. Congratulations
    Good one. Seriously though, this guy can play, but the music he makes is so ****ing awful and uninteresting. Just an excuse for wankery.
    Kylianvb
    Awesome. I like his normal work, but it gets boring fast. So I'd love to hear some actual ballads from him, instead of mindless shredding.
    Fuzzbox91
    /\ listen to Steve Vai, hes the only shredder i can tolerate at this point, Yngwie has his moments but he can be really wanky at times.
    Emo_Guitars
    only 2000? ... I for one cant ****ing wait for this everytime i pick up an acoustic im always playing that acoustic part from trilogy suite op. 5 im def gonna buy this
    Tulkas
    I might actually check this out..... I'm normally bored to tears with these shredder guys. They have all the talent and knowledge in the world, but can't come up with one cool riff and their solos are self indulgent scalular diarrhea.
    Zanon
    im more amazed that it takes the guy behind him in the video nearly 4 minutes to tune his ****in guitar!
    DimebagJosho
    shotgunjoe wrote: Possibly the worst musician of all time?
    I think you win that one. Congratulations
    GibsonAR
    All of his acoustic pieces are usually magnificent fast but well structured I'll buy it I loved Perpetual Flame
    HendrixClaptonP
    I dunno, I know a few pople who ahve seen malmsteen play acoustic live and said he sukced badl at it, so i will be interested to see how this turns out. Looking forward to it.
    Borellus_
    He can sure play nicely, but his songs were never good. They always lacked a soul.
    Kastöm
    Starchild_ex4 wrote: Just as a point of comparison, Kevin Federline's album sold 6500 in the first week.
    Yngwie being one of my least favorite musicians, I would rather buy every one of his albums than listen to a single Kevin Federline track. but yes, that is funny, and the world really is that sick and demented.
    l)ragonForce
    this is going to be cool for 1 or 2 songs but a whole album will just suck i've listened to Yngwie for some time, and he ranges from really good to really bad stuff so who knows, ill definetly check out this album tho
    Joey Radical
    I always liked him as a guitar player, but never as a songwriter. (Except for the instrumentals). However, the songs on his new album are great (Ironically though, except for the instrumentals). Tim Owens FTW!!!
    VaiSatchFan
    What it means is that Yngwie probably had next to no advertising or publicity for his album, where as Federline gets an instant publicity and popularity boost by being associated with Britney Spears.
    shoka1234
    The_String_Man wrote: Starchild_ex4 wrote: Just as a point of comparison, Kevin Federline's album sold 6500 in the first week. and it doesn't mean a thing. cool, should check yngwie's acoustic stuff.
    puhhhh, thats hilarious
    KennethJay
    That sucks, only 2000 copies? haha, i guess the album cover turned of a bunch of people
    bjovi400
    whats with his stupid kissy face he alwyas does for pics? and 2,000 is pretty bad... An acoustic album does seem pretty cool though...
    Sonic Blast
    Starchild_ex4 wrote: Just as a point of comparison, Kevin Federline's album sold 6500 in the first week.
    who is that? acoustic Yngwie is the stuff...
    3blackpicks
    Starchild_ex4 wrote: Just as a point of comparison, Kevin Federline's album sold 6500 in the first week.
    After comparing himself to DiVinci and VanGogh as far as his artist 'genius' he didnt even deserve THAT many sales. two thousand copies is more than generous. the album is a joke anyway. the art is fantastic though :^p
    Mulldarran
    2000 copies? I thought Malmsteens records sold a lot more! I mean, everybody know this guy, how come he only sell 2000? I know it's only in the first week so sales have probably increased, but still. This is ****ing Yngwie Malmsteen!?!
    NiCk_FuRy
    The_String_Man wrote: Starchild_ex4 wrote: Just as a point of comparison, Kevin Federline's album sold 6500 in the first week. and it doesn't mean a thing. cool, should check yngwie's acoustic stuff.
    wrong.. it means lots of things.. for one, how come someone so bad can sell more than someone so "good". means something is terribly wrong with the buyers.. lolol (they're both boring and bad and meaningless to me, by the way).
    J.A.M
    cman138 wrote: Are you ****ing kidding me? Dumbest idea. Oh, and "Perpetual Flame" sounds a lot like Jason Becker's album "Perpetual Burn" which he tries to imitate. Good haha, oh well. A lot of idiot kids love him.
    On your band's myspace, he's listed as an influence.
    metalheadblues
    SvnStringMaster wrote: when is he going to have a heart attack
    haha know what you mean bt the album should be ok
    Teh Skisgaars
    probably my most hated musician he s the axl of guitarists but i must admit his acoustic renditions of classical .. classics i guess, are really good he does have talent ill give him that but hes more for the prepubescent guitarist that hears fast and goes "WOOOWW" alot like dragonforce (dont htink i need to say that they are no talent idiots)