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Voodooland's "Give Me Air" ,featuring performances by: John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union, The Scream), Brent Fitz (Union, Vince Neil), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Gary Moore), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Ace Frehley (KISS), Eric Singer (KISS, Badlands, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore) is now available. This album is blowing fans and critics away, and getting rave reviews, already!


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December 14, 2006
Karl and Joe Lynn Turner will be participating in the taping of a show called NY Rocks for Time Warner Cable tomorrow in New York City. They will be playing an acoustic tune or two for a show that will air either the week before Christmas and/or the week of Christmas. The show usually airs Tuesday nights on Ch 35 at 11 PM and Friday nights on Ch 35 at 9 PM. It also airs weekly on Manhattan cable Ch 56 Sunday into Mon from 2 am to 3 am. We'll let you know specific details as they become available.

December 1, 2006
Far Cry will be performing this Saturday night
with a Special Appearance by:
Michael Cartellone (drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd)

7 Days Bar and Grill (formerly Stevie G's)
910 Union Ave
Union Beach, NJ
Ph# 732-203-9700
Start time: 10:00pm

This will most likely be his only appearance with Far Cry!!! If you missed the clinic last October with Michael, this is your LAST CHANCE to see the drummer from Lynyrd Skynyrd (Damn Yankees) kicking some ass with Far Cry.

There will most likely be a couple of Voodooland songs performed as well. Make sure to come by and show your support.

October 20th, 2006
If you haven't gotten your tickets yet for the Guitar and Blues Master Class that Karl is teaching on October 26th (see below for details), make sure to get them now, as the class is 90% sold out. Contact Karl at for tickets.

October 6, 2006
As mentioned earlier, Karl will be teaching the first Rock and Blues Master Guitar Class at The Collective in New York City (541 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan) on Thursday October 26th at roughly 7:30 or 8pm. Tickets are available through Karl for $13 in advance, and $15 day of the show. Make sure to get your tickets early, as they are going fast, and there's a very limited number of seats available.

Michael Cartellone (drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd) will be playing with Karl, along with Bruce Terkildsen (Far Cry) and Karl's friend, Thomas, on keyboards. This is definitely NOT going to be a typical Far Cry gig. Where else are you going to get to see Karl play with the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd and a rockin' keyboard player, and be allowed to ask Karl how he does what he does for a living?

September 12th, 2006
Due to circumstances beyond Far Cry's control, the owner of Adelphia72 has decided to cancel all Tuesday night entertainment at Adelphia72. This means that all Tuesday night Far Cry acoustic gigs have been canceled. We apologize for the late notice on this, but we just found out 10 minutes ago ourselves. All other dates are going on as scheduled, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Also, another Far Cry note. There are no gigs scheduled after December 2006, as Karl and Bruce have collectively decided to take a break for a few months starting in January. Bruce is going to try to quit smoking, which effects vocal chords, and Karl is going to be spending lots of time on other projects. So, make sure to get your fill of Far Cry while you can.

Karl is just about finished recording a new full length album with Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer). He has recorded all the guitars, and will be playing some of the bass tracks, and even a lead vocal on a track. We'll let you know when he have details on availability and completion dates.

Karl is also in the early stages of co-writing with Joe Lynn Turner for Joe's next solo project. There are already several songs written and ready to be recorded, and we'll let you know as more information becomes available.

Karl is also still recording his acoustic guitar album. He has pretty much recorded all the acoustic guitars, and is in the process of starting to record bass on it. We'll let you know as more details develop.

Karl will be teaching the first Rock and Blues Master Guitar Class at The Collective in New York City (541 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan) on Thursday October 26th at roughly 7:30 or 8pm. You can purchase tickets by calling 212-741-0091 Ext 107 (ask for Tony). You can also find out more information on Attendees will be able to ask any question about how Karl does what he does for a living, from the gear he uses, to technique, to who he's played with and everything in between. This is a great opportunity, so make sure to come down. There will be raffles and giveaways from Karl's endorsees, Digitech and DR Strings as well as other companies. Karl will also be performing live with a band.

June 24, 2006
FAR CRY GIG AT ADELPHIA72 ON TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH CANCELED - Due to a sudden, unavoidable scheduling conflict, the Tuesday August 15th gig at Adelphia72 must be cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you Tuesday August 22nd.

June 24, 2006
FAR CRY GIG AT ADELPHIA72 ON SATURDAY JUNE 24TH CANCELED - We are sorry to report that the Far Cry gig tonight must be canceled due to the storm knocking out power lines in the area. We deeply apologize for the late notice (just found out ourselves), and look forward to seeing you all THIS COMING TUESDAY JUNE 27th!!

June 22, 2006
Far Cry will be playing at Adelphia72 in Farmingdale, New Jersey on July 4th for the Tombstone Rally from 1pm to 5pm. Click HERE for details. There's going to be TONS of great food and great music. Make sure to come down and show your support!!! Also, July dates for Far Cry, so check 'em out!!

May 11, 2006
Far Cry - The acoustic nights at Adelphia72 in Farmingdale, NJ are going very well. Karl has had a number of friends, fellow musicians, and many of his own students up to play a few songs, which is very unusual for a teacher to do with his own band. It's a great night to come out and see Far Cry in a great restaurant. There are more dates booked for May and June, so make sure to check out the Tour Page for dates as they become available.

Karl is a over half finished playing all the rhythm and lead guitars on an as yet untitled project being produced by Bob Held with Michael Cartellone, the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Karl is just about done with rhythm guitar tracks, and will be doing leads for the full length album as well. The drums and guitars sound unbelievable, so it should be a GREAT sounding album. Karl will also be singing and playing guitars on a remake of The James Gang song "Stop". The rest of the album is all original tunes written by Bob Held and other writers that Bob collaborated with.

Karl is also still working on the acoustic guitar record, and has decided to do all the guitars and bass himself. There are still details to work out on whether he will have anybody else on the album doing percussion or other instruments. We'll keep you informed.

May 4, 2006
Karl will be attending the NY KISS EXPO in Secaucus, NJ. Karl will have a table set up, selling Voodooland "Give Me Air" CD's (autographed) along with other rare goodies. Make sure to come by and show your support.

April 21, 2006
A new Voodooland "Give Me Air" review has been posted on by Andy Lye. Make sure to check it out, as it's a great review!

Karl will be playing with Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer) and his band on Monday filling in for Will Lee (David Letterman's band). Karl will then be playing with Cartellone again on Tuesday May 2nd at The Cutting Room in New York City jamming with the band. This will be a great opportunity to see some great music played by great musicians. Rumor has it this is by industry invite only, so not sure if it is open to the public or not.

Since Karl will be playing with Michael on Tuesday May 2nd, that means the Far Cry date at Adelphia72 will have to be canceled for that Tuesday. They'll be back the following Tuesday as scheduled.

March 28, 2006
Far Cry April dates have been posted. Click on the Tour link or the Far Cry link for dates, venue address and phone number info.

Back by popular demand! Far Cry ACOUSTIC nights have been scheduled for the month of April. Acoustic nights show the lighter side of Far Cry, with Karl on his 6-string and 12-string acoustic guitars, and Bruce Terkildsen on his acoustic bass. You can count on many special guests (including some of Karl's students), so make sure to come by and show your support!

Music Lessons On-Line - Karl is now offering music lessons on-line by way of a web cam and microphone. If you have a SKYPE Account, you're already set up. If not, Skype is free to sign up, and free to use with other Skype members, which gives you full motion video and outstanding audio. You can pay via PayPal for your convenience, and get lessons from Karl from the comfort of your own home. If you're interested, go to the Music Lessons page for more details.

February 11, 2006
FAR CRY GIG AT BELLOS CANCELED! - Due to the impending snow storm, Far Cry have been forced to cancel tonight's gig at Bello's. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and look forward to seeing you at future gigs!!!

February 2, 2006
Karl will be on the Jim Breuer Show on Sirius Satellite Radio tomorrow between 3pm and 6pm Eastern Time. Some will remember that he has been on the show three times before, and it was a total blast, so if you have Sirius Radio, make sure to tune in tomorrow.

There's also a chance that he will be on Eddie Trunk's show on Q104.3FM later that same night, so make sure you tune in for that as well.

January 31, 2006
Far Cry - The February dates have been posted. Note that they are playing at two new clubs, Adelphia 72 in Farmingdale, which is their only South Jersey appearance, and Jammers in Avenel, which is going to be newly rennovated. Make sure to come by and show your support.

NAMM 2006 - Karl attended the NAMM Convention in Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on January 19th thru 21st. He also played in Van Helsing's Curse in the Grove of Anaheim for the PRS Guitars show. Other performers included Joe Lynn Turner (who Karl played with), Pat Travers, Al Dimeola, Michael Bolton, Paul Reed Smith's All-Star Jam, plus a TON of other musicians.

Karl would like to personally thank the following for their support at the NAMM Convention and PRS show: Wynn Krozack of PRS Guitars for being such an awesome artist rep and most especially for being a great person, and Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars for putting on such an awesome show with so many legends and great musicians all on one stage, Mark Wood, Denny Colt, Phil Carson Management, Dee Snider and Joe Franco, Denny and Will for providing great house and monitor sound, and the entire Van Helsing's Curse cast and crew for being great band mates.

Most of all, Karl would like to thank his good friend Joe Lynn Turner, for without him, the entire Van Helsing's Curse show at NAMM would not have been possible.

January 18, 2006
Karl will be attending the NAMM Convention in Los Angeles, California on January 19-21. He will be performing with Van Helsing's Curse on January 20th at the Grove of Anaheim. As far as we know, this is only by industry invite only; no tickets available.




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