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Jeff Scott Soto's new band/project.

 

From FB:

 

Here you go folks, check out all the info as I don’t need to repeat myself here…the slamming tune was co-written with Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, who is also playing all the guitar work here! The new album is HEAVY, its a new band, a new dawn and direction for me, for us…for SOTO!

SOTO - Inside The Vertigo
Press Release and Bio

SOTO, a new band which is the culmination of one of today's premier Rock frontmen and vocalists, Jeff Scott Soto, cast with a union of hotshot young musicians to bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present their debut album, Inside The Vertigo.

Jeff explains, ''I've been in the game for a long time but my roots started more on the heavier side of the tracks, I thought it was about time I came home to visit the family and stick around for a while!''.

The band is comprised of Jeff's most current solo band, who he insisted on making this musical merge with him. Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keys, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums). Soto adds ''these guys come from different parts of the world and bring their own influence to make this band very special. From the US to Europe to South America, we have an exciting mix of style and prestige that keeps us all on our toes''.

A neurotic blend of power metal, prog, groove-laden huge guitars, hooks and production, SOTO is a contender in today's modern Rock arena while capturing the essence of strong songwriting simultaneously.

Jeff adds, ''the past 5 or more years have spurred me a plethora of anger and frustration, I'm actually quite pissed off about a lot of things, SOTO is my outlet to release some of this pent up emotion. We realize there are a lot of folks young and old who may be sharing these thoughts so this is especially for them too. We're not reinventing the wheel here, we're just creating an outlet for where our hearts are both musically and mentally…I’m just not in a 'touch your golden hair' mood right now!''.

Songs like Break, The Fall, Wrath, Narcicisstically Yours and Final Say are perfect vehicles of raw emotion. Songs like When I'm Older, Karma’s Kiss, to the title track Inside The Vertigo and the 9+ minute epic End Of Days advocate a modern day reality/wake-up call.

Produced by Jeff Scott Soto, the album features tracks co-written with his bandmates as well as a of his famous friends/colleagues. Collaborators include guitarists Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy), Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) and Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger/TSO), all of whom perform on their penned tracks for the album. Others appearing as guests/co-writers are Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Connor Engstrom, Tony Dickinson, Leo Mancini, Hugo Mariutti and Gary Schutt.

The album was recorded during the latter months of 2013 and mixed/mastered in Boston by Soto's long time engineer and friend John Ellis. ''Everyone from John to my amazing co-writers to some of my bandmates, especially Edu who was extremely instrumental on helping me stay on course musically, get overall credit for creating this album. I oversaw it as a whole knowing the vision I wanted to capture but I truly had a lot of help from my bros that appear on this masterpiece!'' exclaims Soto.

Watch for the SOTO release Inside The Vertigo to drop within the second half of 2014 followed by extensive touring and appearances throughout 2015.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb7K_CqA0D8

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I hope this is good, but I doubt it will be. Above track is average to me.

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Why is he pissed off? Is W.E.T still alive and well despite this? I know Martensson looks quite involved in the Wig Wam dude project, but he's always had 50 projects on the side, amirite. I hope WET is still well and in tact.

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I thought it sounds fine. I dunno what you lot are going on about. Then again, I've never been a fan of him.

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Why is he pissed off? Is W.E.T still alive and well despite this? I know Martensson looks quite involved in the Wig Wam dude project, but he's always had 50 projects on the side, amirite. I hope WET is still well and in tact.

 

I just read an interview with Martensson & he said all the members of WET are currently concentrating on their own bands and to that end Eclipse will be hitting the studio in the second half of 2014 with the aim of releasing a new album in Feb 2015.

 

Nice

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The next Exlipse album is one to look forward to, I'd be surprised the if the album came out this year but heres to hoping it does around Christmas :)

FEB 15 as I said

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The prospect of a new Eclipse disc excites me a lot. A lot more than this Soto disc. ;)

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Hopefully it will be all hard rock.

 

What he said.

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Hopefully it will be all hard rock.

 

What he said.

what they said.
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I don't mind the heaviness of the music....but, I want to hear melody in his vocals. There was a glimpse of it on that snippet, so I'm not losing hope that it'll be good. We shall see....

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Hes kickin arse for sure. Bet the whole album will be balanced. JSS won't lose sight of melody

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  • 3 months later...

The album will be released through Frontiers Records and some news from FB:

 

Going to throw another SOTO sampler out tomorrow around 9AM Los Angeles time/5PM UK time...in the meantime, keep hitting the new page, the website is going up soon and more updated info on things!

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