JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Chris Kinder has checked in with the following update:
"Drum tracks are now completed for the 11 song solo CD for Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE). Once again we entered the hallowed halls of the great Morrisound Studios under the guide of the infamous Tom Morris who along with brother Jim Morris, have been a critical part on Oliva's music for almost 30 years. It was an exhausting two days as Jon and I recorded drums on 11 new songs. Eight for me and three for Jon (...he's a good drummer too).
Special thanks to Crush Drums for the amazing Sublime Maple/Ash Touring kit, supplying me with one of the best drum kits I have ever played on. Everyone was just blown away by the quality and the tone.
So now we move on with the rest of the recording process. This is a very diverse record and definitely not a typical JOP record. It's got so much flavor. More updates asap. Thanks so much for the support!"
Oliva recently discussed the forthcoming album with MetalBlast.net. An excerpt is available below:
"I’ve got some weird ideas that I wanna try and I’ve got some time to do it. I don’t wanna do just 'another' JOP record, I’ve done four of those already. I wanna do something different. I have some material that I’ve wanted to put out for a while, that I’ll talk with the record company about, maybe putting something out quickly, like in the next four or five months, to give me more time to do this JOP record, because I want that to be special, and I’ve got some friends from other bands that are going to come and play. We’re going to do a regular JOP record and then a bonus disc with guest stars, kind of like the AVANTASIA thing but not a whole story. Tobias Sammet does a magnificent job with it, but I don’t have that much fucking time to write a whole story, so I’ll just have some friends from various bands come in."
for the complete interview.