TESTAMENT/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO guitarist Alex Skolnick will join STRATOSPHEERIUS on stage during their CD-release party at the Shrine in New York City on May 24.

STRATOSPHEERIUS is a New York City-based band that has been around since 2001 and that combines progressive rock, jazz fusion, and jam-band styles. They are led by vocalist/electric violinist Joe Deninzon. Skolnick was the guitarist in STRATOSPHEERIUS on their 2002 release, “Adventures Of Stratospheerius”, and also appeared on their “Live Wires” live CD.

STRATOSPHEERIUS‘ current guitarist is Frenchman Aurelien Budynek (he is also a guitarist in DAREDEVIL SQUADRON along with Angus Clark). The band is rounded out by bass player Jamie Bishop and longtime drummer Lucianna Padmore.

On May 24, STRATOSPHEERIUS will be celebrate the release of their fifth album, “The Next World…”, released on Steve Vai‘s Digital Nations. The band will play the entire new CD, plus some of their past catalogue. Skolnick will sit in with the band for a song or two.