TAKARA Seeking Bassist, Drummer

U.S. rockers TAKARA are seeking a bassist and drummer for shows/tours and upcoming work on new album. The band says, "No session players/guns for hire. Looking for dedicated, seasoned players. Los Angeles/Southern California locals only. This is a great opportunity for the right guys. We have international recognition and a sizable following."

Please send all packages to:

P.O. BOX 491891
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Or e-mail your press kit with demo to takararocks@yahoo.com.

TAKARA released its sixth album, "Invitation To Forever", on October 31 in Europe via SPV Records, and November 16 for the U.S. and the rest of the world through ProgRock Records. The LP is also available directly from the band via its web sites and through all digital music stores.

Commented founder/guitarist Neal Grusky: "The lineup for the new TAKARA album is Gustavo Monsanto (REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE) on vocals, Neal Grusky on guitar, Björn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on bass, and Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums and Brook Hansen on keyboards. This album also features an extraordinary reunion of Jeff Scott Soto on back-up vocals. It has been about 10 years since Jeff has last appeared on any TAKARA album."

Grusky added, "This album [is] a bit different than past TAKARA albums. 'Invitation To Forever' [is] a little bit heavier and have more edge than previous TAKARA albums, while still yet retaining the trademark distinctive TAKARA melodic rock. This is a very exciting album. Many fans will discover our new hidden gem on vocals, Brazilian vocal sensation Gustavo Monsanto. He will carry TAKARA like his predecessors before him in true traditional TAKARA form and style. We also have on the album as a tribute to the 20-year anniversary of the original formation of TAKARA a remake of our song 'Spotlight' which was on the first album 'Eternal Faith'. This was the song that started it all for TAKARA."

For more information, visit www.takararocks.com.


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