Jordi Sandalinas is the guitarist and founder of his brainchild Spanish/Swedish progressive metal band SANDALINAS, featuring Rick Altzi on vocals (also with Masterplan and At Vance).Apollo Papathanasio, ex-Firewind and Spiritual Beggars sang on the band’s debut album called Living on the Edge. All of their full-lenght albums: Living on the Edge, Fly to the Sun, Power to the People: The Raw E.P, and the forthcoming third album “CIrcles” have been produced by King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque and released in 2005, 2008, 2013 respectively. As a solo artist I have released one acoustic/rock album called Insight and I am in the middle of the production of the second acoustic album to be named Sons of Orion.
I have had a career embracing acts and bills such as Scorpions, Michael Schenker, Y&T, Yngwie Malmsteen, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen), Alex Landenburg (Stratovarius), Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), Chris Caffery (Savatage) and James Christian (House of Lords) among others.
On February 2012 SANDALINAS went on tour supporting HOUSE OF LORDS in Europe in an amazing trip that covered 17 shows in 19 days incl Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. On August 2012 SANDALINAS has scheduled to conclude the recording of the third album called CIRCLES again at Andy LaRocque’s Sonic Train studios in Sweden. Andy LaRocque himself and Chris Caffery from SAVATAGE and TSO have contributed with the composition of the album.