January 2, 2002

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE),bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH),and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH),have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada Hills, CA, the disc is set include the following 11 tracks:

01. Creepy Spider
02. Jam For Jason
03. Road to Tanzania/Tribal Trance
04. Winter In Innisfail
05. In Loving Memory
06. Creepy Spider Pt. II
07. Sea Broth
08. Godzilla's Revenge
09. Cauldron Of Evil
10. Chinese Eyes
11. Tribal Trance (Reprise)

“Jam For Jason”, an alternate version of which appears on the Warmth In The Wilderness — A Tribute to Jason Becker CD, features guest guitar appearances by Vinnie Moore and OHM's Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH, DAMN THE MACHINE). A US release for Squadrophenia, due out on Kollman's Marmaduke label, is in the works as we speak.

In related news, Marmaduke will be re-issuing Schizoid, Jeff Kollman's long out-of-print debut album, along with The Unthinkable Deed, the first album by Kollman's Ohio progressive metal band EDWIN DARE, whose line-up also includes bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, MAGNITUDE 9, TONY MACALPINE, TILES).

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