Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Mark Boals Join Forces In Seven The Hardway
Date: Friday, August 27 @ 21:20:00 UTC
Topic: Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)

Seven The Hardway, the new Southern California-based progressive rock/metal band featuring guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai, Planet X, CAB), legendary drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai, Soul Sirkus), renowned vocalist Mark Boals (Uli Jon Roth, Royal Hunt, Yngwie Malmsteen), bass player Doug Shreeve and 21-year-old Argentinian newcomer Stefania Daniel on guitar, released its 10-track self-titled debut on August 23 in Europe via Mascot Records. Due in the USA on September 14, the CD was mixed by Roy Z. (Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest, Helloween) and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum.

The band will kick off a month-long tour of Europe on September 16. The group's live show will consist of tracks from the new album, along with well-known selections from MacAlpine's and Donati's solo work, and their previous band project with Boals ? Ring Of Fire. The show will appeal to both followers of MacAlpine, Donati and Boals' previous collaborations and solo work, as well as drum and guitar enthusiasts and fans of progressive hard rock and metal.

Seven The Hardway track listing:

01. Liar
02. Guilty
03. Solitary Man
04. Where I?m Going
05. All I Had
06. Blame
07. The Wall
08. Good And Evil
09. Happy Ending
10. The Cage

Check out audio samples at this location.

The "Guilty" video can be viewed here

September 16, 2010 - De Boerderij, Zoeteermer, NL
September 18, 2010 - Bosuil, Weert, NL
September 19, 2010 - Scheune, Dresden, DE
September 20, 2010 - Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, DE
September 22, 2010 - Spirit Of 66, Verviers, BE
September 24, 2010 - Be Cool, Barcelona, ES
September 25, 2010 - Ritmo Y Compas, Madrid, ES
September 26, 2010 - Tartufo, Bergara, ES
September 29, 2010 - Musiktheater Rex, Lorsch, DE
September 30, 2010 - New Age Cub, Roncade, IT
October 01, 2010 - Crossroads, Rome, IT
October 04, 2010 - Konzertfabrik Z7, Pratteln, CH
October 13, 2010 - A38, Budapest, HU
October 14, 2010 - Bluesiana, Velden, AU
October 15, 2010 - Exit Chmelnice, Prague, CZ
October 16, 2010 - Randal, Bratislava, SL

[Source: Blabbermouth, Seven The Hardway website]

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