SUNSTORM – “The Road To Hell”
Joe Lynn Turner’s career has had a number of highlights. From his early days with Fandango to his successful run with Rainbow to his time with Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen and his solo career, the New Jersey-born singer has shined in a wide number of musical styles with his inimitable vocals.
He certainly left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of Melodic Rock fans when, in 1985, after the break-up of Rainbow, Turner released his first solo album, entitled “Rescue You”. He co-wrote most of the songs with keyboardist Al Greenwood (ex-Foreigner). The first single, „Endlessly,“ received extensive airplay on radio and MTV. Tours with Night Ranger and Pat Benatar followed. He also wrote more songs for a follow up album in a similar style, but fate called him in 1988 to join the Swedish guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen for the “Odyssey” album, one of the most successful of his career.
Years later, when Turner got in touch with Frontiers President Serafino Perugino, the idea of digging up some old gems to create an ultimate Joe Lynn Turner Melodic Rock/AOR project came about. This brought the release of the first SUNSTORM album in 2006, then “House of Dreams” in 2009, and “Emotional Fire” in 2012. 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, Jorn) 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 and on which Joe has put his owns stamp not unlike the previous record but with even more involvement from Joe who has contributed for the first time to the album songwriting.
Joe Lynn Turner – Lead vocals
Nik Mazzucconi – Bass guitar
Simone Mularoni – Lead Guitar
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards
Edo Sala – Drums