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MARKO PUKKILA Solo Release 'Kiss My Covers' Out May 10

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EX-ALTARIA BASSIST RETURNS WITH COVER ALBUM FEATURING CURRENT / FORMER MEMBERS OF DIO, LA GUNS,
QUIET RIOT, BLACK SABBATH, SAIGON KICK, WAYSTED AND MORE
 
Marko Pukkila, former Altaria and current Stargazery and Shadow Tribe bass player, will release his
debut solo album on May 10. “Kiss My Covers” is a cover album featuring a long list of legends such as
Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali, Phil Lewis, Keri Kelli, Erik Turner, Rowan Robertson among others. The album
is a tribute to all the great bands that had a big influence on Marko´s life and musical career. Marko Pukkila has
been around the European rock scene for over two decades and has worked with a lot of renowned musicians
with whom he has toured worldwide.
 
A big change in Marko Pukkila´s musical career happened in 2000, when he co-founded Altaria with his former
Blindside bandmate, drummer Tony Smedjebacka. The band also featured two legendary guitarists: Jani Liimatainen
from Sonata Arctica and Emppu Vuorinen from Nightwish. Altaria released four albums and one compilation. All
albums were released worldwide. They also toured Europe with Doro and Sonata Arctica and played big festivals
such as Monsters Of Rock Kick Off (Germany), Pestpop (Belgium), Nummirock (Finland), Jalometalli (Finland) and
Springtime Rockfestival (Germany).
 
In 2005 Marko Pukkila formed a band called Wicked Outlaw together with former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson.
They wrote songs together, but no official release was ever made.
 
In 2009 Marko Pukkila teamed up with former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello, Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero and
Bob Gilmartin to record a song called Elephant Man for an upcoming Eric Carr album called Unfinished Business.
Elephant Man was intended for KISS'  "Revenge" album in 1992, but Eric only managed to finish the lyrics and sadly
passed away due to cancer in November of 1991. Making this recording even more touching are backing vocals by
Eric´s sister Maria and niece Sara-Jean.
 
Marko Pukkila has also done a lot of all-star tribute recordings, mainly for the USA market. A few years ago, he got
an idea of releasing some of the tribute recordings he has done throughout the years as a solo cover album.
The album is now finally ready to be released and it will also include some totally new recordings.
 
This release features current/former members of Dio, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, LA Guns, W.A.S.P. , Saigon Kick,
Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slash´s Snakepit, Vince Neil Band, Britny Fox, Doro, Waysted, Lillian Axe, White Lion, Night Ranger,
Faster Pussycat, Hanoi Rocks, Skid Row, Pennywise, Bonham, Foreigner, Bulletboys, Gilby Clarke Band, 220 Volt,
Red Dragon Cartel, Lynch Mob, The Misfits, Bang Tango, Near Life Experience�
 
The album tracklist is as follows:

Dream Warriors (Dokken)
Dr Feelgood (Mötley Crüe)
That Time of Year (Vinnie Vincent)
Black Diamond (KISS cover),
Shot In The Dark (Ozzy Osbourne)
And The Cradle Will Rock (Van Halen)
Nightrain (Guns N Roses)
I Don't Believe In Love (Queenrÿche)
Tears Are Falling (KISS)
Rock N Roll Children (DIO)
November Rain (Guns N Roses)
Wild Child (WASP)
Finish What Ya Started (Van Halen)
Just Like Paradise (David Lee Roth)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Late Nights In Voodoo (Buckcherry)
 
Check out two tracks below.

DREAM WARRIORS (DOKKEN)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NKc4Z4Dank

I DON´T BELIEVE IN LOVE (QUEENSRYCHE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfL9q72yWCs

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