Prepare for war as Yngwie Malmsteen unveils his latest volley of volcanic neoclassical shred fury, (Si Vis Pacem) Parabellum

Yngwie Malmsteen performs with Generation Axe at the Fox Theater on November 7, 2018 in Oakland, California
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

For the last couple of months, we've had our devil's horns at the ready for Parabellum, the "extreme" new album from neoclassical shred god Yngwie Malmsteen.

Having promised that he'd play "faster than ever" on the album a few months ago, Malmsteen has lived up to his word with the album's first two singles, the title track and the very aptly titled Relentless Fury.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.