Blue Lightning (album)

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Blue Lightning
Blue Lightning (Evan K album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 15, 2016 (Europe)
July 27, 2016 (Japan)
RecordedEpsilon Studio, The Prophecy and Music Factory Studios [[[1]]], Kempten, Germany
GenreMelodic Shred/Power metal
Length44:40 European version, 54:50 Japanese version
LabelFC Metal Recordings, King Records
ProducerEvan K

Blue Lightning is the first solo album of guitar virtuoso Evan K, released 2016 by FC Metal Recordings in Europe and King Records in Japan. It consists of 6 instrumental titles and 3 songs (the Japanese version includes two additional bonus tracks) and features some famous guests from the Power-Progressive Metal Scene like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra, Vision Divine), Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud), Markus Johansson (4ARM, Sylencer) and Jimmy Pitts (Marco Minnemann, Christian Münzner).[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rising" (Instrumental)
  2. "Into The Light" (Instrumental)
  3. "Skies Of Shred" (Instrumental)
  4. "Picking The Stars" (Instrumental)
  5. "Orchestra Of Withered Clouds" (Instrumental)
  6. "Blue Lightning" (Instrumental)
  7. "Edge Of The Sky" (vocals Fabio Lione)
  8. "One Last Time" (vocals Fabio Lione)
  9. "Everything Is Coming Up Roses" ( Black Cover / vocals Markus Johansson)
  10. "Far Beyond The Sun" (Yngwie Malmsteen Cover) *** Bonus track - Japan release
  11. "Edge Of The Sky" (Instrumental) *** Bonus track - Japan release

Personnel[edit]

  • Evan K - Guitars
  • Fabio Lione - Vocals on "Edge Of The Sky" & "One Last Time"
  • Bob Katsionis - Keyboards
  • Markus Johansson - Vocals on "Everything Is Coming Up Roses"
  • Jimmy Pitts - Keyboards on "Everything Is Coming Up Roses
  • Jim C. - Bass
  • Danny Joe Hofmann - Drums

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Prophecy and Music Factory Studios
  2. ^ "Evan - Blue Lightning |CD Kritik|CD Review|DVD Kritik - whiskey-soda.de | Musikmagazin fuer Metal, Rock, Gothic, Indie, Punk, HC, EMO und Alternative Musik". Whiskey-soda.de. 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  3. ^ "Kennt ihr schon ... EVAN? | Story/Artikel - whiskey-soda.de | Musikmagazin fuer Metal, Rock, Gothic, Indie, Punk, HC, EMO und Alternative Musik". Whiskey-soda.de. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  4. ^ "Evan – Blue Lightning - Recensione". MelodicMetal.it. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  5. ^ "Lords of Metal ezine". Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  6. ^ "Review: Evan – Blue Lightning – FC Metal Recordings - Release: 15-07-2016 - www.LiveReviewer.com". Wp.livereviewer.com. 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  7. ^ "Blue Lightning | metalinside". Metalinside.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  8. ^ "Evan K on Twitter: "Great 5/6 review, in June's issue of @screammagazine (Norway)! Check it out! "". Twitter. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2016-07-23.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Rock ' N ' Roll Monuments - EVAN – Blue Lightning (FC METAL RECORDINGS)". Rocknrollmonuments.gr. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  10. ^ Mike Langer. "EVAN – Blue Lightning". Ffm-rock.de. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  11. ^ The Prophecy and Music Factory Studios