Total time: 40:38Release date: 21/03/2007
MusiciansEmir Hot – All Guitars and Bass.John West – VocalsMike Terrana - Drums
Additional MusiciansAccordion on tracks 3, 4, 5 by Muhamed Sehic – HamicAccordion on track 5 (2:34 – 2:58) by Anto FilipovicSaz – intro on track 5 by Avdija Agusi12 string and nylon string guitars on track 5 (5:55 – 7:08) by Atila Hajdarevic – Miko and Adnan Perisic - PeroGuitar solo on track 5 (5:20 – 5:37) by Muris VarajicGuitar solo on track 5 (5:37 – 5:54) by Misha NikolicOrchestration on track 5 by Misha NikolicKeyboard solos on tracks 3, 9, 10 by Brandon MorrisPiano on track 7 by Miralem OsmicPiano and keyboards on tracks 5 and 6 by Bruno MatijasevicFemale vocals on track 10 by Charlie SquireAdditional programming by Emir Hot
Bosnian guitarist Emir Hot makes a serious statement of intent with his debut release ‘Sevdah Metal’. The album represents something fresh for the metal realm with its blend of melodic, progressive and neo-classical metal styling mixed with traditional Eastern Balkan music with strong influence taken from the ‘Sevdah’ style of Bosnian music (a Bosnian style of blues) to create the unique Emir Hot sound. Adding more fire to Emir’s impressive song writing and guitar work is the soaring voice of ex Royal Hunt / Artension vocalist John West and drum legend Mike Terrana (Masterplan, ex Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, Artension) whose precise and powerful play add even more energy to the 10 tracks on offer.