JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
As previously reported, JON OLIVA'S PAIN have set "Maniacal Renderings - Chapter 2" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due next spring. Working songtitles include "Maniacal Renderings", "Time To Die", "I Don't Want Blood On Your Hands", "Pyramid on Mars" (instrumental),'The Answer' (from the original JON OLIVA'S PAIN demos),and 'Reality's Fool' (another demo from the first-album sessions).