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Yngwie Malmsteen

Thu
16
Jun

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - World On Fire (Review)

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Well, it’s not as bad as War To End All Wars. That record should have been titled Album To End All Careers. But somehow the great fret-fiddler Yngwie J Malmsteen continues on.
 
It’s hard to tell who is the most delusional. Yngwie himself for releasing this as is; his record label for actually paying for it to be manufactured or some of his fans who are reacting as if this album is the greatest slice of majestic, audio grandeur and shredtastic splendor since Les Paul took craft lessons in Jnr High.
 
Ok, so it’s not all bad….well it is if you were rating audio quality alone. I’m not sure where this was recorded. It sounds like it was recorded in my grandmother’s 1922 outhouse and pieced together on a 1981 Acorn BBC Micro 6502.
I just cannot understand how and artist, his manager wife and record label could all agree this was release ready. The production quality and muddy mix are just rotten.
 
To the songs themselves – well, the boy can play – no doubting that ever. And before the fanclub hit me up with death threats and witty insults about what really constitutes greatness, please be advised I have most of the Swedish Frethogger’s albums and I remain a strong fan of several in particular.
 
There are some good and bad here. The title track World On Fire is a great 1 minute idea that goes for 4 and a half and most of the instrumentals that follow are simply retreads of past work.
I’m being strangely hypnotized by Yngwie’s vocals on Lost In The Machine. Is he employing mind control to keep fans under influence? I don’t mind that song at all, except for the quality and the fact the vocals sound like they were sung into a Coke can rather than a microphone.
Largo and No Rest for the Wicked are simply the same riff as each other, just played faster and Duf 1220 is the most accurate song title on the whole album.
 
I really do like Yngwie. I think he’s doing an ok job, but his organization is one that cannot be criticized. I’m on their shit list because of my last few reviews – but that’s just part of the job.
This review won’t help of course. What he needs to do is embrace those that want to work with him. There are a number of great musicians from his past that that would happily collaborate with him. But no one wants to work for him.
 
Hopefully he can find the financing to hire a producer or at least a professional mix engineer, get a vocalist on board to work together and collaborate on some great songs that aren’t all widdling and get back to what really made Yngwie Malmsteen albums of the past so enjoyable. He needs an A&R guy to tell him what works and what doesn't. Givie me a call mate!
 
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Thu
29
Jan

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Postpones Aussie Tour Dates


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The King of Shred Announces new June dates

 
Due to scheduling issues Yngwie Malsteen Australian & New Zealand tour has been rescheduled to JUNE 2015. Hobart show cancelled.
 
Previously purchased tickets remain valid for new dates.
 
Yngwie J. Malmsteen
has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in June 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.
 
With the release of the brand new 2CD+DVD album Live In Tampa the excitment levels are reaching fever pitch. Tombowler apologies to the tousands of fans who will now be on tenderhooks until June but we are thrilled and genuinly appreciative that Yngwie has been able to lock the new dates in. Quite simply, ten years is far too long since Yngwie and band have rocked downunder and out anticipation for what are sure to be absolutely stunning shows is building like a feedback loop.  
 
The Swedish born, but now US based, guitar legend is venerated as one of the founders of the art of guitar shredding. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the genre, and he has influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike. 
 
But Yngwie is not known purely for the speed with which his fingers fly up and down the guitar neck. Yes, Malmsteen's playing is fast, but there's a crystal clarity to each of his notes that few can imitate. From his ground breaking early work with Steeler and Alcatraz, through his time alongside Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as a member of G3, to his more recent forays leading the Guitar Gods there are few that can compare to Yngwie J. Malmsteen
 
Over more than 25 astounding albums the Grammy nominated Malmsteen has unleashed countless fretboard blistering solos, with both Fender and Marshall honouring him with his own model guitar and amplifier.
 
Don't miss your chance to see the Master of the Stratocaster live in person, and for those extra dedicated fans there are still a handful of VIP tickets available granting access to an exclusive Q&A session, and for a few very lucky fans the extremely rare opportunity to meet Yngwie J. Malmsteen in person.
 
'Far from just being a high-speed and volume artist, his deep knowledge of music theory differentiates him from other shredders.' - High Octane Music News

Yngwie J. Malmsteen Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:
Thursday June 4th
- Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
Saturday June 6th - The Astor, Perth
Wednesday June 10th - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday June 11th - The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday June 12th- HQ, Adelaide
Saturday June 13th - The Factory, Sydney
 
Hobart ticket holders may transfer tickets to another show or obtain a refund. Contact the original purchase ticketing agency.

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Tue
20
Jan

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Polydor Years Celebrated in New Box Set

 
The Polydor albums of Swedish guitarist and songwriter Yngwie Malmsteen are collected in a new four-CD box set titled Now Your Ships Are Burned, due for release in February.

Studio long-players Rising Force (1984), Marching Out (1985), Trilogy (1986), Odyssey (1988) and Eclipse (1990) are all included, along with the 1989 live album Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad.

Each CD contains (approximately) two albums and all the music has been newly remastered for this release by Andy Pearce. The booklet comes with an essay by Malcolm Dome as well as full album credits for each record.
 
This will be packaged in a four-CD ‘fatbox’.
Now Your Ships Are Burned is out on 23 February 2015 (March 3 USA)
 

 

Track listing
Disc One
Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force (1984)
  • 1. Black Star
  • 2. Far Beyond The Sun
  • 3. Now Your Ships Are Burned
  • 4. Evil Eye
  • 5. Icarus’ Dream Suite Op.4
  • 6. As Above, So Below
  • 7. Little Savage 8. Farewell
Marching Out (1985)
  • 9. Prelude
  • 10.I’ll See the Light, Tonight
  • 11.Don’t Let It End
  • 12.Disciples of Hell
  • 13. I Am A Viking
  • 14.Overture 1383
  • 15.Anguish and Fear
  • 16.On the Run Again
  • 17.Soldier Without Faith
Disc Two
Marching Out (continued)
  • 1. Caught in the Middle
  • 2. Marching Out Bonus Tracks
  • 3. Far Beyond The Sun [live]
  • 4. I Am A Viking [live]
Trilogy (1986)
  • 5. You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget
  • 6. Liar
  • 7. Queen in Love
  • 8. Crying
  • 9. Fury
  • 10.Fire
  • 11.Magic Mirror
  • 12.Dark Ages
  • 13.Trilogy Suite Op.5
Odyssey (1988)
  • 14.Rising Force
  • 15.Hold On
  • 16.Heaven Tonight
Disc Three
Disc Three Odyssey (continued)
  • 1. Dreaming (Tell Me)
  • 2. Bite The Bullet
  • 3. Riot In The Dungeons
  • 4. Deja Vu
  • 5. Crystal Ball
  • 6. Now Is The Time
  • 7. Faster Than The Speed Of Light
  • 8. Krakatau
  • 9. Memories
Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad (1989)
  • 10. Liar
  • 11. Queen In Love
  • 12. Deja Vu
  • 13. Far Beyond the Sun
  • 14. Heaven Tonight
  • 15. Dreaming (Tell Me)
  • 16. You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget
Disc Four
Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad (continued)
  • 1. Guitar Solo (Trilogy Suite Op: 5/Spasebo Blues)
  • 2. Crystal Ball
  • 3. Black Star
  • 4. Spanish Castle Magic
Eclipse (1990)
  • 5. Making Love
  • 6. Bedroom Eyes
  • 7. Save Our Love
  • 8. Motherless Child
  • 9. Devil In Disguise
  • 10. Judas
  • 11. What Do You Want
  • 12. Demon Driver
  • 13. Faultline
  • 14. See You In Hell (Don’t Be Late)
  • 15. Eclipse
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Tue
23
Sep

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces 2015 Australian Tour

  
The Very Best from The King of Shred Live on Stage

 
Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.
 
The Swedish born, but now US based, guitar legend is venerated as one of the founders of the art of guitar shredding. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the genre, and he has influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike.
 
But Yngwie is not known purely for the speed with which his fingers fly up and down the guitar neck. Yes, Malmsteen's playing is fast, but there's a crystal clarity to each of his notes that few can imitate. From his ground breaking early work with Steeler and Alcatraz, through his time alongside Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as a member of G3, to his more recent forays leading the Guitar Gods there are few that can compare to Yngwie J. Malmsteen.
 
Over more than 25 astounding albums the Grammy nominated Malmsteen has unleashed countless fretboard blistering solos, with both Fender and Marshall honouring him with his own model guitar and amplifier.
 
Don't miss your chance to see the Master of the Stratocaster live in person, and for those extra dedicated fans there are VIP tickets available granting access to an exclusive Q&A session, and for a few very lucky fans the extremely rare opportunity to meet Yngwie J. Malmsteen in person.
 
'Far from just being a high-speed and volume artist, his deep knowledge of music theory differentiates him from other shredders.' - High Octane Music News
 
Yngwie J. Malmsteen Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:
February 5th
- Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
February 6th - The Metro, Sydney
February 7th - The Forum, Melbourne
February 8th - The Tivoli, Brisbane
February 10th - Hellenic Hall, Hobart
February 11th - HQ, Adelaide
February 12th - The Astor, Perth
 
General Public onsale date ' Thursday 2nd October 12.00 midday AEST
From: www.tombowler.com.au/yngwiemalmsteen

 
 

 

  

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