Italian Solo artist, guitarist, composer, arranger, indipendent producer and session man FRANCESCO MARRAS (Screaming Shadows, Black Demons) has posted online a new song entitled “Soul Collector”. This is one of the songs that the Italian guitarist is producing for his next instrumental album coming soon. He has also recorded the songs “Zion” (with guests like Mattia Stancioiu and Alessandro Del Vecchio) and “Close your eyes” (with Jason Rullo from Symphony X on drums). The songs are available on you tube with a recording sessions’ video, below.
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Francesco Marras “Zion”, ft Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards) and Mattia Stancioiu (drums)
Francesco Marras “Close Your Eyes”, ft Jason Rullo
Drummer Jason Rullo of progressive metallers SYMPHONY X was admitted last month to the hospital for heart failure. Jason spent a week in the hospital, and has since been released. He has started a rehab program and has been told that his recovery will take a minimum of 3-6 months under doctors’ care.
In a brand new posting on his Facebook page, Rullo stated about the outpouring of support he has received since his health scare was first revealed: “I can’t thank everybody enough for your support in this time. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have written in on our various media outlets. I can feel the love and again can’t tell you how much it means to me. I am doing my best to recover and all the positive vibes sure help!”
SYMPHONY X‘s ninth studio album, “Iconoclast”, sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 76 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band’s previous CD, “Paradise Lost”, opened with around 6,500 copies back in July 2007.
“Iconoclast” was released in Europe on June 17, 2011 and in North America on June 21, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Two weeks ago, SYMPHONY X drummer Jason Rullo was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Following a week of medical care, Jason was recently released. His rehabilitation and recovery will take a minimum of three to six months under doctor supervision.
Some words from Jason Rullo: “I would just like to say that I am happy to be home with my family after what was quite a week. We had a few scary days in there, but I made it through what was hopefully the worst of it. Doctors say I have a very good chance for a full recovery, so I plan to be back at 100% even if it takes a while. I will go through cardiac rehab so I can be monitored while returning to form, so that I’ll know when it’s safe for me to return to drumming the way I always have, if not better. Thanks to my friends and family for the support, and to the fans, I love you all!”
Fans are encouraged to visit SYMPHONY X’ Facebook page to send Jason their well wishes.