Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) recently traveled to Vikos Gorge in northern Greece to film a video for the song “Edge Of Tomorrow” from his SUNSTORM project with director Menelaos Sykovelis. The track is the title cut of SUNSTORM‘s fourth album, which will be released on May 13 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Regarding why he chose Vikos Gorge as the location for his new video, Joe said (see clip below): “‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ is basically a lyric about the apocalypse that’s happening right now and the geopolitical situation in our world. So I came to Greece, and I came to Vikos canyon, the deepest and longest canyon in the world, the canyon of the Gods. This is where all of civilization started. With the golden eagle that Zeus would use and have on his hand, he flies with us. He represents the freedom that people should have instead of the enslavement which the world has become from the geopolitical powers.”
He continued: “When I spoke to the producer and director, Menelaos, who, actually, his name comes from the king of Sparta… He’s a visionary and an incredible artist, and he knew that this particular location was where we should do this, where we should show the world what is happening in symbology, in symbolic form.
“So watch this video, set yourself free and know that Vikos canyon, the canyon of the Gods, is here for you. See the spectacular, most amazing place on Earth.”
SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner‘s successful AOR/melodic rock project, something that came about for the first time in 2006 when Frontiers president Serafino Perugino wanted to dig up some unreleased gems that Turner wrote during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The very good reviews and acclaim which surrounded the debut self-titled release was the fuel that ignited three more records, until the project was momentarily shelved when Joe started working on the RATED X supergroup with Tony Franklin and Carmine Appice.
After the release of the RATED X album, Joe wanted to go back to the more melodic material of SUNSTORM, but also wanted to retain some of the harder edge which the RATED X album had. So he asked producer and songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE, EDGE OF FOREVER) to come up with some new songs in that vein. Del Vecchio joined forces with Simone Mularoni, guitar player of Italian prog metallers DGM. Together they developed songs which were exactly what Joe wanted, so it was a natural process to move forward and record another SUNSTORM album. As usual, other songwriters, such as Soren Kronqvist and Daniel Palmqvist completed the array of individuals involved.
Joe Lynn Turner said: “This new SUNSTORM album is the best of the series! We went harder… stronger… and heavier than ever before without losing the integrity of what the project is about… I call it melodic metal! The songs are very well crafted, the messages are profound, the performances amazing.. and the sound is incredible! All involved can be very proud of such a great music. I urge anyone who loves great music to check out ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’; you won’t be disappointed!”
“Edge Of Tomorrow” track listing:
01. Don’t Walk Away From A Goodbye
02. Edge Of Tomorrow
03. Nothing Left To Say
04. Heart Of The Storm
05. The Sound Of Goodbye
06. The Darkness Of This Dawn
07. You Hold Me Down
08. Angel Eyes
09. Everything You’ve Got
10. Tangled In Blue
11. Burning Fire
Joe Lynn Turner: Lead Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Hammond Organ, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Simone Mularoni: Guitar
Nik Mazzucconi: Bass
Francesco Jovino: Drums