|Label / Release||Type||Year|
|Sons of Orion. Acoustic Project||Album||2016|
His mother, singer, and his father, pianist, drove him towards where his feelings would develope 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.
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 cancelled 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.
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, 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 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 VANCE), MATS RENDLERT (DREAMLAND), ALVARO SVANERÖ (LOCH VOSTOK) 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 all.
SANDALINAS NEW ALBUM "FLY TO THE SUN" Recorded, produced and mixed at LOS ANGERED RECORDING STUDIOS (Gothenburg â€“ Sweden) by ANDY LAROCQUE (King Diamond). All drums recorded at THE BARN STUDIOS (Davie â€“ West Palm Beach â€“ USA) by Dewayne Heart and Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen). Derek Sherinian keyboards recorded at DEREK SHERINIAN STUDIOS ( Burbank - California â€“ USA). All songs written and arranged by Jordi Sandalinas except â€œBack from the Lightâ€ (Written by Jordi Sandalinas and arranged by Andy LaRocque). Guest musicians Andy LaRocque (King Diamond): Guitar solo on â€œThe Healer Talksâ€ Chris Caffery (Savatage, TSO): Guitar solo on â€œDouble Crossâ€ and â€œShadows in the Rainâ€ Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Kiss, Alice Cooper): Keyboards on â€œSeasons in the Sandâ€ Mick Cervino (G3, Yngwie Malmsteen, Blackmore's Night): Bass Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen): All drums Rick Altzi (At Vance): All vocals Elias Holmild (Dragonland): All Keyboards except â€œSeasons in the Sandâ€ All electric & lead guitars, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars by Jordi Sandalinas. Seagull and Sea effects on â€œSeasons in the Sandâ€ by Jordi Sandalinas and Andy LaRocque Narration voices on â€œNo Matter Whatâ€ by Jordi Sandalinas. Cover by Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden)
1. Fly to the Sun
2. Bad Dreams
3. Never Seen Before
4. Back from the Light
5. No Matter What
6. As the Rain Falls
7. The Wrong Side of me
8. Ring of Fire
9. Double Cross
10. Shadows in the Rain
11. The Healer Talks
12. Seasons in the Sand
ABOUT THE RECORDING PROCESS
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 FORTHCOMING ALBUM FLY TO THE SUN. All tracks have been written and arranged by Jordi SANDALINAS, except for BACK FROM THE LIGHT, writter and arranged by Andy LaRocque and Jordi Sandalinas. The result is an absolute masterpiece featuring 12 songs where none of them stays behind. FLY TO THE SUN is meant to be one of the greatest albums of the year.