May 30, 2006

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will be featured at this year's annual Riverbend Festival, set to take place June 9-17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Other performers this year include HANK WILLIAMS, JR., ANGIE STONE, KENNY ROGERS, AUDIO ADRENALINE, LOS LONELY BOYS, SUGARLAND, TRISHA YEARWOOD and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND.

In early 2002, ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO emerged as a refreshing and surprising new voice of improvisation combining his teenage metal roots with his adult love for jazz. Skolnick had been the guitar virtuoso Megaforce/Atlantic thrash metal group TESTAMENT. As his career progressed, he fell in love with jazz, moved to New York, earned a music degree and hooked up with a fiery young rhythm section. The group received raves from Downbeat, Jazziz, Billboard, Guitar Player, countless radio stations and performed all over the U.S. to a mix of jazz and rock fans.

The TRIO's latest album is "Transformation" (Magnatude) and it features six all new original compositions, plus arrangements of songs by JUDAS PRIEST, DEEP PURPLE, PINK FLOYD and more. 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter is a special guest on "Transformation".

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