MASTERPLAN In Final Recording Stage For Upcoming Debut

February 25, 2002

MASTERPLAN, featuring former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will start tracking the vocals to their full-length debut today, February 25th, with producer Andy Sneap for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In a recent interview, posted online at, Grapow revealed that 16 songs were recorded during the recent sessions, with at least five of them boasting a sound in the traditional HELLOWEEN/STRATOVARIUS vein, while the rest of them are said to be more modern-sounding, not unlike HELLOWEEN's The Dark Ride, but taken one step further. According to the guitarist, the band doesn't want to waste any of the songs as B-sides, because all of them are good, so some might be released on an EP or on the band's second CD. MASTERPLAN will begin shopping around for a record deal upon the album's completion in March. In related news, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH's upcoming album, entitled Heavy Machinery, which features a solo from Roland, was mastered by Martin Kronlund at JM Studio on February 21st for an April 15th release.

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).