Ever since the early 1980s, Yngwie has been pushing the limits of guitar, and influencing countless other players in the process. And he continues to impress to this day, as evidenced by his forthcoming album, “Relentless”, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s critically acclaimed “Perpetual Flame” (Yngwie’s first album for Rising Force Records).
The second Yngwie CD to feature ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, “Relentless” contains over 60 minutes of “incredibly complex, kick-ass arrangements,” according to a press release.
“This title truly is the right one for this album,” explains Yngwie. “I mean, after all these years, some kind of force is driving me to create something that totally surpasses everything I’ve done before. I tried to capture the raw energy of a live performance, yet push myself to the most demanding level of playing and composing to harness that elusive magic that can’t just be switched on. All the way out, caution to the wind, but disciplined performances was what I went for. Maybe I did it too, check it out!”
“Relentless” will feature the following tracks:
* Look At You Now
* Shot Across the Bow
* Adagio B Minor Variation
* Caged Animal
* Critical Mass
* Into Valhalla
* Enemy Within
* Caprici Di Inferno
Malmsteen released the “Raw Live” DVD on June 29. According to a press release, the set “provides an unprecedented and unique look at the rise of a guitar god. Spanning from 1981 through 1999 and encompassing extremely rare footage of Yngwie’s early years in Sweden, this video displays the infancy of Yngwie’s prodigious skills well prior to his first worldwide album and travels through Yngwie’s masterful career, including his masterful performances from his first solo albums, ‘Rising Force’, ‘Marching Out’, and‘Trilogy’. Also included in this unique video are never-released behind-the-scenes footage of Yngwie and newly shot personal touches of Yngwie which open up the viewer to a side of the guitar maestro which is rarely seen by the public.”