Jordi Sandalinas
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Insight (2009)
Single Battlefield Blues



Jordi Sandalinas' Biography
Jordi Sandalinas (Barcelona, August 28) grew up in an environment full of music. His mother,
singer, and his father, pianist, drove him towards where his feelings would develop the best way.
Jordi studied piano, music reading, harmony and choir singing at the Barcelona Conservatory of
Music and also guitar self-taught. Also Jordi atended guitar lectures at News Milford's
Conservatory of Music by lecturer Terry Sirek, one of the best guitarists in the USA.
Being the first rock musician in Spain that released his debut album through three
international labels, Massacre Records for Europe, Canada and Australia, Nightmare
Records for USA and Central America territories and Art Music Group for Russia, Jordi has
continued his career, Living on the Edge was considered one of the best albums by RockHard
magazine and Metal Hammer Magazine in Germany. Living on the Edge featured
FIREWIND current singer, APOLLO PAPATHANASIO and it was released in 2005.
After joining various bands in Barcelona, Jordi decided to move on and started the
Sandalinas project. First "Like an Arrow" and "Die Hard, The Single E.P." came out, they
are not on sale anymore. In 2005 Sandalinas released an album in Europe, Canada and
Australia through Massacre Records called "Living on the Edge" , recorded at Los Angered
Studios, Sweden and produced by Andy LaRocque, Well known for his work with King
Diamond. the album was also released in the USA thought Nightmare Records and in Russia
by Art Music. Some tours came out as a supporting band of Sebastian Bach, Sepultura and
Adler's Appetite but due to the sickness of the son of Apollo Papathanasio, Sandalinas could
not perform these nights. Also an European tour with Cornerstone had to be canceled due to
the singer's undisposal. On the contrary, tours supporting Swedish virtuoso Yngwie
Malmsteen and Y&T came on the way and also big festivals with Scorpions, Iggy Pop, Saxon
and Deep Purple were really successful for the band.
After a quite long hiatus and once tours with Y&T, Yngwie and Scorpions were over,
SANDALINAS has released in 2008 FLY TO THE SUN with singer RICK ALTZI (AT
throught METAL HEAVEN in Europe which has been considered on of the best ever releasing
among hard rock lovers and journalists.
FLY TO THE SUN's recording process has been one of the toughest process that can be
remembered. 6 months of non-stop intensive studio recording, recorded in two continents in
almost 5 different studios and it features guest appearances of the finest musicians of today,
featuring a total sales of more than 5.000.000 copies between all the musicians involved in this
album. So this album is intended to take over all the metal & rock scene with excellent tunes
featuring great melodies, millimetric guitars, excellent guitar solos and, above all, a great
partnership sealed between Mats, Rick, Alvaro and Jordi, four friends that love music above
Fly to the Sun recording started in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, on December 2006, at the
Barn's Studio Facilities where Jordi and Patrick Johansson set up the first stone of this
excellent album by recording all drum files following the precise instructions and guideliness
of Andy LaRocque. Rhythm guitars and keyboards were tracked down at Los Angered Studio
recording facilities by Jordi Sandalinas (guitars) and Elias Holmild (keyb) and following ot
that, Mick Cervino recorded the bass parts at Liquid Ghost Studio in BOCA RATON,
FLORIDA and Derek Sherinian recorded the keyboard parts for "Seasons in the Sand" in
Burbank, California, at the Beachwood Manor Studios followed by well known engineerer
Matt Flinker, Jordi and Derek entered into an excellent crossed solos that turned a great song
into a magnifiscent state of the art creation.
Chris Caffery, Jordi Sandalinas and Andy LaRocque were the very last artists to record at the
former Los Angered Recording Studios, actually moved to Sonic Train Studios in Sweden.
Chris recorded two solos for "Shadows in the Rain" and "Double Cross" and Andy
LaRocque did the same part for the song "The Healer Talks". Rick Altzi did an excellent job
singing the tracks. He's an amazing singer and deserved to be mentioned and named as one of
the greatest voices of melodic metal.
Jordi Sandalinas has been the FIRST ARTIST to RECORD at ANDY LAROCQUE'S SONIC
TRAIN STUDIOS. There was were all the magic began. Jordi used 10 different guitars. 5
Electric guitars, and different models of 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars for the album.
JACKSON, FENDER, OVATION and IBANEZ were the brands used for this recording.
Andy LaRocque took over the mixing and the mastering process. Despite names such as Andy
Horn were pointed as possible mastering maestro, Andy finally mastered SANDALINAS