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Metal legends CRIMSON GLORY contacted BW&BK/Bravewords.com directly today (September 1st) and invited us to issue the following press release:
Back stateside from a successful Scandinavian and Northern European tour, CRIMSON GLORY have settled in to finish writing and recording their new album, a concept record tentatively slated for release next year. With their last leg of their 25th Anniversary Tour behind them, the band has released an early raw demo track entitled ‘Garden Of Shadows’ as a sample of things to come.
“Obviously there will be many unique elements and dynamics to our new record,” states the band. “Moments of light and beauty, times of darkness, pain and sorrow; soaring, epic vocal melodies, fiercely intense dueling guitar riffs and lead harmonies, along with driving, melodic bass lines that are the very foundation of much of our music… songs with real passion, emotion and melodies that can withstand the test of time; everything our fans have grown to admire and respect about our classic songs will be there.”
“We chose ‘Garden Of Shadows’ as a teaser track for our fans because it was the very first song we had written/demo’d with Todd (La Torre/vocals) almost a year and a half ago, before he was an official member of the band,” says lead guitarist Jon Drenning. “We wanted to see what he could do musically and lyrically on his own. What you hear is exactly what Todd recorded at home without any input from anyone in the band. Indeed, this track helped seal the deal with Todd for us, because we wanted more than just a voice — we needed a creative writing force as well, someone who understood our particular style and sound of music and the legacy that accompanies it.”
Drenning adds: “Of course we have much more new material that we have been working on since the writing of this particular song, which will undoubtedly go through additional changes regarding individual parts, song arrangement, etc. as we progress further into production and the final recording. To be truthful, the compositions that come before and after this one are just as important to understanding the song itself, but we thought since it was the first song we had composed with Todd, it should also be the first new song shared with our fans around the world. This is just one example of where we started and what we have been working on, and we want to take our fans on the journey with us, from beginning to end.”
Go to Crimson Glory’s official Facebook page here for updates and information on the new album.