HOLYHELL Guitarist JOE STUMP Getting Ready For MANOWAR Tour

February 21, 2007

REIGN OF TERROR/HOLYHELL guitarist Joe Stump has issued the following update:

"Right now, I'm just getting ready for the upcoming MANOWAR/ RHAPSODY OF FIRE/ HOLYHELL tour. Rehearsals start up soon and I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and doing some serious damage when the tour starts up in March.

"As far as the HOLYHELL thing goes, there will be a release fairly soon but I'm not at liberty to break any of that news until the label issues the official word. But get ready because it's coming and I'm sure everyone's going to be floored by the great work we've done. I also have some guest appearances on several releases coming up. I played solos on ex-MANOWAR/fellow shred demon David Shankle's upcoming DSG record, guitarist Ethan Brosh's solo record (great player — one of my former students; George Lynch and Greg Howe are guesting on the disc as well, so needless to say, I'm in good company),and my buddy Sean Baker's next release (who's another killer player). Also, I just signed on with Dean Markley strings. They are a great company, and I'm really looking forward to working with them as two of my all time heroes, Gary Moore and Yngwie Malmsteen, are Dean Markley guys. So, it's nice to be among some full-on guitar royalty.

"In addition, lots of other things are in the pipes for this upcoming year. I will be recording and releasing my next solo record but the time frame really depends on my HOLYHELL touring schedule. I'll also be doing at least one more neo-classical DVD for the Shred Academy this year. A few solo tours are also in the works for this year as well as some other surprises, so things will continue to be busy."

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