SOTO – All about the new album “DIVAK” (earMUSIC)Jan 22nd, 2016
‘DIVAK’ (pronounced dee-vock) comes shortly after the debut release ‘Inside The Vertigo’, a mere 15 months partly due to Jeff Scott Soto’s insistence on continuing to create and build a true brand for his new venture.
Once again the album is produced by Jeff Scott Soto and drummer, Edu Cominato, mixed by long time JSS engineer/associate, John Ellis. The band features Soto on vocals, Cominato on drums, lead guitarist Jorge Salan, bassist David Z and keyboardist/guitarist BJ. The guys are heavily featured on ‘DIVAK’ with their writing contributions together.
The 1st single “FreakShow” was co-produced/written by Tony Dickenson, who also co-wrote “The Fall”, (the 1st single released from ‘Inside The Vertigo’), the track is an extension of the SOTO sound created especially for this new band.
SOTO will debut live during Feb 2016 with a string of East Coast US dates leading into the annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise (East) alongside Steve Vai, Extreme, Queensryche and countless headliners. In April, the band makes its European debut with a short run through selected cities and countries. The month of May sees SOTO touring Latin America, which includes dates in Brazil supporting The Winery Dogs.
SOTO, formed in 2014, is the dream band created when Jeff Scott Soto realized how much he missed the ‘heavier side’ of his career after fronting artists Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey and even his own solo albums. The band hope to continue its construction as a driving force in today’s Hard Rock & Metal scene.
‘DIVAK’ will be available on April 1st 2016 as CD Digi and Download.
1. DIVAK (Intro)
2. Weight Of The World
6. Cyber Masquerade
7. In My Darkest Hour
12. The Fall From Grace
Bonus Tracks (all digital retailers)
14. Final Say (live)
15. The Fall (live)
16. Break (live)
17. When I’m Older (live)
18. Stand Up (live)
Additional Bonus Tracks itunes/apple music
19. My Life
20. Cracking The Stone
SOTO EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
April 1st, Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3 (ES)
April 2nd, Madrid, Catz (ES)
April 3rd, Lisbon, RCA Club (PRT)
April 5th, Zaragoza, Sala Lopez (ES)
April 7th, Wetzikon, Hall of Fame (CH)
April 8th, Munich, Garage Deluxe (D)
April 10th, Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik (D)
April 11th, Prague, Nova Chmelnice (CZ)
April 12th, Nuremberg, Der Cult (D)
April 14th, Siegburg, Kubana Club (D)
April 15th, Weert, De Bosuil (NL)
April 17th, Rotterdam, Baroeg (NL)
April 19th, Verviers, Spirit Of 66 (BE)
April 21st, Trieste, Rock Out (IT)
April 22nd, Bresso, Blue Rose Saloon (IT)