Craig Blundell set to release solo record on 01/01/10

UK drum ace Craig Blundell (AKA Dr Oktopus) has been busy working on his debut solo record, and its release is imminent. One will be unleashed to the public on 1 January 2010 (01/01/10).

The album will not be your average drum record. Think drum and bass meets metal, jungle meets classical, progressive meets bhangra and you're getting close to the heart of this project. We've heard some unmixed samples today and Craig's diverse and ambitious style really shines through.

Keep your eyes peeled to for more details.

Upon release you will be able to download the album from and from iTunes.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.