The public storm of enthusiasm for his great vocal performance on Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's Perpetual Flame (2008) haven't even faded yet as the American Tim Ripper Owens' own impressive offering arrives at the stores: 2009 will see the arrival of his first solo album, Play My Game, proving that he's not only an outstanding vocalist but also a highly talented and extremely experienced composer. Play My Game consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mike Callahan (ex-Earshot) and John Comprix (Beyond Fear, Ringworm). 'A lot of my fans suspected that the debut by my group, Beyond Fear, had basically been a solo project, but Beyond Fear are a real band. We rehearse together, we compose as a team, and we do everything together. Play My Game is my first real solo effort on which I controlled everything, from the song writing to the final mix. This album is 100% Tim Owens.'