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Sandalinas - Biography



Band namesake and Barcelona-born Jordi Sandalinas switched his allegiance from piano to guitar after hearing Maiden's Adrian Smith play. Jordi's musical career started at the Official Barcelona Conservatory of Music (Spain) and also he attended lectures at the New Milford Conservatory of Music (USA) where he took lessons from Terry Syrek, one of the most reputable US shredders.

Andy LaRocque got really impressed by Jordi's compositions and produced the debut album of Sandalinas, "Living On The Edge", featuring Firewind's current singer Apollo Papathanasio.

"Living on the Edge" received great reviews from the metal specialized press and other music magazines. Jordi also appeared in the Spanish magazine "Guitarrista", centered as one of the most important guitarists and musicians of the moment.

After the worldwide release of Sandalinas' debut album and successful gigs supporting Scorpions, Iggy Pop, Saxon, Y&T and Yngwie Malmsteen, "Fly To The Sun" is meant to be the definitive step that will consolidate Sandalinas as the definitive metal act.

"Fly To The Sun" also features the great vocal talents of singer Rick Altzi (At Vance), Patrik Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) on drums, Mick Cervino (Blackmore's Night) on bass guitar in the studio and Elias Holmild (Dragonland) on keyboards. The album features also various guests including Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) on keyboards on the track "Seasons In The Sand", Chris Caffery (Savatage) and Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at various guitar solos. The cover was designed by Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden).

With great melodic metal songs, massive production done by Andy LaRocque and solid guitar riffs and choruses, "Fly To the Sun" is an album that will be amongst the genre's finest of the year.