STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN: First solo album out today. The Irish guitarist, better known for his riff attacks with the Irish Metal band Sandstone and as touring guitarist for the former Judas Priest/ex-Iced Earth singer Tim Ripper Owens, has recorded his first solo effort. ‘Toy Empires’ is the title of the ten track opus, which can be described as being between hard rock and classical heavy metal, peppered with progressive rock approaches, heart-felt songwriting, and soul searching lyrics.
All songs written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Stevie McLaughlin.
World: 20. April 2018
North America: 25. May 2018