I love the hell out of Stephan Forte and Adagio... but god damn if I don't get tired of people comparing Stephan to Michael Romeo and Adagio to Symphony X, since I personally think they sound almost nothing alike. >_>
The album actually is coming out in November in Europe, and I think February in North America. Guests include Jeff Loomis, Mattias IA Eklundh(as heard at the end of De Praestigiis Daemonum), Derek Taylor, etc.
I actually had once lamented on Stephan's artist page on Facebook that he wasn't going to be doing any clinics or anything in America like he is in Europe, and he actually mentioned to try and contact Lag Guitars' USA distributor
to support bringing him there for NAMM 2012. And well hey, why not?
I've managed to actually impress most people I know, even people I know that aren't into metal, by showing them the above track from Stephan's solo album. Gonna be fucking monstrous when it's fully released!