Guitar legend Bernie Tormé has announced more details about his forthcoming album “Shadowland”. Read Bernie‘s statement below:
“I am very pleased to be back here at PledgeMusic to make a new album!
This is my 4th time working with PledgeMusic, and at this stage it feels like it’s almost turning into an addiction! But a good one!
This new PledgeMusic project will be a double album entitled ‘Shadowland’.
I’ve got some great songs & ideas for it already, & a great band too, I can’t wait to get back in the studio to record them.
There are lots & lots of special Pledge items & experiences with this project, but the one I am most looking forward to is the fact that YOU GUYS CAN PLAY ON THE ALBUM! Yes, we are looking for about 60 seconds of sonic mayhem from pledgers to make this project really rock! (Have a look at the ‘Play On The Album’ Pledge option).
So, what else can you get if you pledge?
When you pledge/pre-order the new ‘Shadowland’ album, not only will you get the ’Shadowland’ double album as a download or as a physical double CD, but we are also throwing in a free additional album of rare vintage tracks called ‘A’s & B’s 77-81’.
These vintage tracks have been lovingly restored from the original vinyl and are only available to pledgers on this PledgeMusic campaign. ‘A’s & B’s 77-81’ will be available as a download for all, and also as a free CD for those who pledge/pre-order the ’Shadowland’ physical CD package.
You also get front seat access to the whole process, updates, videos, Q & A’s, & lots more.
In addition, we’ve got lots of great one-off Pledge items, some very rare Gillan memorabilia (stuff that only the band & crew at the time had including original ‘Glory Road’ tour jacket and tour passes), some of it so rare that I have to thank my old Gillan compadre Colin Towns for donating it to this project because I had lost mine!
There is also a ‘Limited Edition Photobook’ culled from my personal collection of photos & press cuttings, and various other Pledge goodies, including a chance to jam onstage with the band on our upcoming UK tour.
I am really looking forward to getting going on this, I hope you get on board & support me and the new ‘Shadowland’ project in the same way as you did on my 3 earlier PledgeMusic projects, ‘Flowers & Dirt’, ‘Blackheart’ & ‘Dublin Cowboy’. You guys make the whole experience so much more enjoyable, hands on, & fun!
As I said before, I need your support to make all this happen. By pledging & pre-ordering you guys enable me to do the thing that matters most to me, to record new music. It’s great to go out & play all the old stuff, I really love that too, but writing & recording new music is life blood to me. And PledgeMusic enables me to do that.
I really hope you get involved, & if you do I honestly cannot thank you enough!
UK Tour Dates:
Bernie Tormé ‘The Final Fling’ UK 2018
22nd Nov – Facebar, Reading
23rd Nov – Queen Vic, South Shields
24th Nov – Winterstorm Festival, Troon
25th Nov – Bannermans, Edinburgh
27th Nov – Robin II, Bilston, Wolverhampton
28th Nov – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
30th Nov – The Lounge, London
1st Dec – The Bear, Weston-super-Mare
More on Bernie Tormé;
Guitar legend, blues rock psychedelic shredmeister, glam punk sleaze rock frontman: Bernie Tormé has enjoyed a long and remarkable career. Hit records, world tours and international acclaim came as lead guitarist in Gillan. After which, Bernie stepped in for Ozzy Osbourne in the aftermath of guitar legend Randy Rhoads‘ tragic death before going on to front Electric Gypsies and Tormé. Teaming up with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Iron Maiden‘s drummer Clive Burr, Bernie put together Desperado and later reunited with ex-Gillan colleague, John McCoy and drummer Robin Guy in GMT.
Returning to the stage in 2013, Bernie also began working in his favoured trio format once again, releasing three critically-acclaimed albums; ‘Flowers & Dirt’ (2014), ‘Blackheart’ (2015) and the 3CD ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (2017) package (comprising a live, an acoustic, and a new electric studio album).
All three were crowdfunded, connecting Bernie directly with his fans.
Bernie states: “In the past you were pretty distant and separated from your fans with a record label in between. Making these albums with pledge campaigns has been a great experience. I like having the connection with fans and getting the feedback direct on making an album.”
2018 will see the release of Bernie’s latest studio album.
Bernie Tormé has recorded over 24 albums in his career to date as a solo artist or band member.
Further information, videos, biog and press photos can be found at http://www.bernietormeofficial.com