Classical cellist Tina Guo announced the upcoming release pre-release of her debut full-length metal album, Cello Metal. Topping the list of guests guitarists on this album are none other than John 5 and Al DiMeola.
Each of the five covers of ‘metal classics’ on Cello Metal feature a renowned guitar player:
“Iron Man” (Black Sabbath) featuring John 5
“Sanitarium” (Metallica) featuring Al Di Meola
“The Trooper” (Iron Maiden) featuring Nita Strauss
“Raining Blood” (Slayer) featuring Wes Borland
“Cowboys From Hell” (Pantera) featuring John Huldt
The five originals include “Queen Bee“, which won Best Short Film/Music Video at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, “Child Of Genesis,” “The God Particle,” “Eternal Night,” and “Forbidden City“.
Tina Guo is enjoying a successful career as a composer, soloist and recording artist of the cello and her music has appeared on movie, television, and video game scores, as a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour from 2011-2013. She has also performed on the American Country Music Awards with Carrie Underwood, Dancing with the Stars with Carlos Santana, Jimmy Kimmel Live with Ellie Goulding, and at the GRAMMY Awards with the Foo Fighters, among many other accomplishments in her career.
Pre-orders are available as of July 7th on iTunes and will include an early download of “Iron Man”.
The physical and digital release date for Cello Metal will be August 4th.
To celebrate the release of Cello Metal, Bar Sinister in Los Angeles will host an album release party August 8th, where Tina will perform songs from the album.