Musicians

  • Mark Boals - Vocals
  • George Bellas - Guitars
  • Vitalij Kuprij- Keyboards
  • Virgil Donati - Drums
  • Phil Bynoe - Bass

Credits

  • Composed by Mark Boals & Vitalij Kuprij
  • Produced by Ring Of Fire
  • Mixed at The Mothership
  • Mastered at Think Tank Studio
  • Artwork by Dave Stephens
  • Recorded at The Mothership, Bellas Music Studio, The Green Room & Think Tank Studio
  • Published by Ring of Fire
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The Oracle

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Track Listing

  1. Prelude
  2. Circle Of Time
  3. Shadow In The Dark
  4. Vengeance For Blood
  5. Samurai
  6. City Of The Dead
  7. Dreams Of Empire
  8. The Oracle
  9. Interlude
  10. Land Of Illusion
  11. Take Me Home
  12. Face The Fire

Running Time 61:22

The Oracle

Released October 30, 2001

In November 2000, Mark Boals finally left Yngwie Malmsteen's band and Vitalij Kuprij put on hold his band Artension, they talked about the possibility of forming a real new super-band. Virgil Donati immediately agreed to be part of it, while Tony MacAlpine had to pass on the offer due to his commitments to several other projects. A replacement was soon found in the talented guitarist George Bellas (Mogg/Way) and the experienced bassist Barry Dunaway (Pat Travers, Malmsteen) joined to complete the lineup. In January 2001 Barry suddenly left the band, immediately substituted by Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai Band). Rehearsals finally started in Chicago during February 2001 at George Bellas' studio, while recording happened one month later at Steve Vai's Mothership Studio in LA. The mix was later given in the hands of Erik Norlander and Neil Citron for a result that can easily be considered as one of the best productions / performances in neoclassical heavy metal music ever!

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