JON OLIVA To Guest On Syrian Heavy Metal Band’s New Single

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA’S PAIN) will be the featured guest on “Play The Pawn”, the new single from Syrian metallers THE HOURGLASS. In addition, THE HOURGLASS will open for JON OLIVA’S PAIN on June 26 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Commented THE HOURGLASS guitarist Rawad Abdel Massih: “We are extremely honored to announce that the Mountain King, Jon Oliva, the mastermind and the voice of the legendary SAVATAGE, will appear as a very special guest in our new single, ‘Play The Pawn’, that will be released in nearly 3-4 weeks, And on the 26th of June, we will be opening the show for JON OLIVA’S PAIN in Dubai, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of metal masterpiece ‘Hall Of The Mountain King’. This is a huge news for us and we can’t thank enough Jon Oliva for accepting to work with us. This is the biggest step in our life.”

Added THE HOURGLASS manager Sharbel Kanoun: “The band wanted to record a new song with guest vocal and the idea came with the show opening for JON OLIVA’S PAIN in Dubai. Christopher Kinder [JON OLIVA’S PAIN drummer] was very helpful and he is putting everything together. We are now in the process of recording the instrumental and the song will be ready soon. This is the first time in the Middle East and Syrian history that a legend such as Jon Oliva appears on a song for a Syrian band, so we are extremely proud of this project. We are very grateful to Jon and Chris to give us this opportunity.”



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