Joe Matera-Creature Of Habit

Instrumental melodic rock fans will be rejoicing this September as renowned guitarist Joe Matera unleashes his new album 'Creature Of Habit' on the world. The Australian native has built up a fine body of work to date and this may well be his best yet. Following in the tradition of fellow instrumental artists such as Joe Satriani, Matera has added a vocal track to the album as well as, the eleven instrumental numbers (9 plus 3 bonus) on offer here, adding a new dimension to his work, which fans will savour.

'Fallen Angel' is one such highlight, acting as a perfect showcase for Joe's vocal ability, alongside his instrumental/guitar work. Other tracks include 'Slide', 'Endless Summer', 'Brave New World' and 'Outland'. Backing up Matera on 'Creature Of Habit' are American drummer James Strickler (Angellic Rage) handling drumming duties (as well as bass on several tracks), and Tony Dolan (Venom, MPire of Evil) on bass on three tracks and Rich Davenport on bass on one track.

Matera is also joined by a few guests, The Angels’ Rick Brewster, Smokie’s Mick McConnell – both who appeared on Matera’s 2011 EP 'Slave To The Fingers’ which received glowing reviews across the globe, - make a welcome return, again making a guest guitar solo contribution on one track a piece (Brewster on ‘No Way!’ and McConnell on 'Outland') as well as Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things) who contributes a stunning guitar solo on 'Endless Summer'.

A much admired artist and esteemed music journalist Matera is a man of many talents, 'Creature Of Habit' easily highlights just how much his music means to him and how dedicated he is to producing the best album he can. 'Creature Of Habit' is scheduled for release September, 2012 via W.A.R Productions (Europe) and Mercury Fire Music (Australia)

Seeking Raven-Lonely Art
From 2004 until now János Krusenbaum, a musician and composer from Kamp-Lintfort (Germany), has written and recorded six albums on his own - mainly under the name "Seeking Raven".

After playing live and recording with many different bands and projects around the Ruhr district during that time, he decided to concentrate solely on his own albums in 2011.
He published the 6th album ("Lonely Art") on the internet for free and this way got to know the American musician James Strickler (Angellic Rage) from Denver, Colorado.
They befriended and James agreed to remix the Seeking Raven-album in his studio. During that process he recommended the material to Australian guitarist Joe Matera (Ex-Geisha, solo-artist). He recommended it again to Alexander Wieser, founder of the Austrian record label "W.A.R. Productions".
He signed Seeking Raven/János Krusenbaum in May 2012 and so the album is now "offcially" published, limited to 1000 copies worldwide.