Lou CaldarolaHi, MD readers, Lou Caldarola here. I was born in White Plains, New York in 1968 and started playing drums at the early age of four. I wanted to fill you in on some of my latest projects.

Besides a number of national and local projects and work as an instructor at the Bedford, New York branch of the Paul Green School Of Rock, I just wrapped up recording sessions in Madison, Wisconsin. Those were for the band Kicksville, who will be releasing one new song each week between November and January, followed by an all-new full-length release. The band will also be celebrating their new partnership with Amnesty International by appearing on November 15 at the Capitol Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin as part of the the organization’s Small Places Tour. This show is in support of the current release The Results Of A Higher Mission, available now at all major digital retailers.

Also in the works on an official Toxik documentary DVD, which has a tentative release date of fall 2009. This will chronicle the band’s entire twenty-five-year history and feature interviews and rare live footage, as well as audio tracks of new material.

I’m also doing session work for Lucertola, a doom/horror metal band featuring members of Toxik. The HV3G (Hudson Valley 3 Guitars) project just did its successful debut at the Orange County Choppers Headquarters in Newburgh, New York, and more shows are in the works. Rush tribute band Limelight is about to announce a string of winter dates on the East Coast. And prog-metal masters Soundscape have finished mastering the LP Grave New World; a release date will be announced shortly.

For more info on any of these projects, go to www.LouCaldarola.com.