Twenty years after he helped put GIT on the map, Gilbert finally issued what axe enthusiasts the world over had been clamoring for: a record on which the guitar did all the heavy lifting.
Paul Gilbert says:
“This was my long-awaited, first all-instrumental album. I could take all the time that I normally spend writing lyrics and painstaking recording my vocals and put everything into my guitar playing.
“I wanted the first track to be as face-melting as possible, so I did something interesting: I used a double-neck guitar that featured six-strings on one neck while the other had only three strings in a special tuning. This allowed me to play the most intense arpeggios I had ever accomplished.
“My biggest challenge was writing instrumental songs that kept me (a vocal music fan) interested enough to enjoy the music. I especially like the songs Hurry Up and The Curse Of Castle Dragon, and I often include them in my live show. I enjoyed this album so much that I decided to do another…”