Niels Vejlyt: Sthenic new cd / dvd details

Artist: Niels Vejlyt
Title: Sthenic
Release Date: 16th September 2011
Format: CD+DVD / Digital Download
Catalogue: LMC308 / EAN6419922003084
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Best known as the guitarist and driving force behind metal outfit Infinity Overture, Danish guitar virtuoso Niels Vejlyt is about to make his mark on the guitar instrumental scene with his powerful solo debut ‘Sthenic’ on 16th September 2011 fully loaded with a bonus DVD!

Already no stranger to guitar fanatics worldwide thanks to numerous instructional DVD’s, books and his own online guitar school, ‘Sthenic’ is a long awaited release for Neils Vejlyt’s legion of fans worldwide and is also sure to attract many newcomers.

With a sound reminiscent at times of instrumental offerings from Jeff Loomis, John Petrucci and Steve Vai etc, ‘Sthenic’ sees Vejlyt serve up 8 tracks that blend intricate heavy riffs with exciting grooves and chord progressions over which Niels’ formidable lead technique takes the album over the edge!

With a strong core backing band of Jakob Vand (Infinity Overture) and bassist Kris Gildenlow (ex Pain Of Salvation), Niels has taken the live approach of a classic 3 piece and worked from that basic premise adding further textures and rhythm guitars to build a strong wall of sound. This live feel to the music manages to bring a direct sound often lacking in ‘overdub city’ guitar offerings and also make the album more palatable for even the most hardened cynic.

Mixed and mastered by the legendary Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jørn Lande, Circus Maximus) ‘Sthenic’ boasts a strong and powerful production which further enhances the listening experience and makes this a true scorcher of a release for guitar fans worldwide.

01. Heads Up (3.23)
02. Die Today (5.12)
03. Rain (4.28)
04. Samurai (4.46)
05. Meteors (4.47)
06. My Little Rascal (4.16)
07. Kajsa (4.19)
08. Winter (9.16)

01. Riffs and Chops of Rain.
02. The Licks of Sthenic.
03. Riffs and Chops of Samurai.
04. Niels Veljyt Live 2011.
05. Sound check and Warm-up.

Niels Vejlyt: Guitars.
Kris Gildenlow: Bass.
Jakob Vand: Drums.
Bernardo Fesch: Bass on Die Today and Winter.
Mads Damgaard: Piano on Kajsa.

Produced by Niels Vejlyt.
Edited by Niels Vejlyt.
Mixed by Tommy Hansen.
Mastered by Tommy Hansen.
Album art by Matthias Norén.
Album design by Graham Nederland.