Multinational Melodic Metal band EDEN’S CURSE have released the sixth installment in their studio diaries documenting the recording process of their latest studio album “Symphony Of Sin” which was released in October 2013 via AFM Records. The video can be viewed below.
This latest episode re-visits virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne (Hardline, Joe Lynn Turner’s Sunstorm, Demon Drive) and focus on the equipment he used to record the guitars on the new album, from guitars, amps, effects and all points in between.
EDEN’S CURSE will undertake their debut headline club tour of the United Kingdom next month in support of the new record.
The dates are as follows :
19/05/14 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland w/Stormzone & Estrella
20/05/14 The Railway, Bolton, England w/ Fahran
21/05/14 Snooty Fox, Wakefield, England w/ Fahran & SKIN&BONE
22/05/14 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
23/05/14 Yardbirds, Grimsby, England, Co-Headliner with Absolva plus Babylon Fire
24/05/14 Static Swansea, Wales w/ Tainted Nation & Mayhem Messiah
25/05/14 Underwold, London, England w/ Tainted Nation & Dendera
Multinational Melodic Metallers EDEN’S CURSE, who will undertake their debut headline club tour of the UK in May, have released a promo video for the tour:
Having previously opened for the likes of Dream Theater, Stratovarius, Firewind and Alestorm, the group are now making the step up armed with their critically acclaimed fourth studio album “Symphony Of Sin” and boasting a new line up fronted by Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia, Dreyelands, Expedition Delta), Guitarist Thorsten Koehne and Bassist Paul Logue, plus Steve Williams (ex-Power Quest, Dragon Force) and John Clelland (Code Of Silence).
The dates are as follows :
EDEN’S CURSE – SYMPHONY OF SIN U.K. TOUR – MAY 2014
Mon 19 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, SCO
Tue 20 – The Railway Venue, Bolton, ENG
Wed 21 – Snooty Fox, Wakefield, ENG
Thu 22 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, ENG
Fri 23 – The Yardbirds, Grimsby, ENG
Sat 24 – Static, Swansea, WAL
Sun 25 – The Underworld, London, ENG
Rock N Growl Promotion has issued that EDEN’S CURSE are disappointed to announce the departure of Pete Newdeck from the band. Pete has been the drummer of the group since it’s formation in 2006 and has been a key member of the writing team during those eight years together. However he announced to the band just before Christmas that it was his intention to leave the group due to personal and family commitments as well as wishing to concentrate on Tainted Nation, whom he fronts as their vocalist, and his activities as the drummer for UK AOR act Newman.
Bassist and founding member Paul Logue comments “We are extremely disappointed to lose such a talent as Pete, but fully understand his reasons for moving on. We are very proud of what he has built with Tainted Nation and in particular for stepping out from behind the kit with such consummate ease. Without question we will all remain great friends with Pete and wish him and Tainted Nation nothing but the greatest of success for the future ahead“.
Pete himself adds “This was a difficult decision to make, yet one that was made easier due to the compassion, understanding and support I was shown by the other guys in Eden’s Curse. It’s basically a case of having an array of commitments, some personal and some musical, that I felt I had to prioritise. I am sure the band will not see this as a setback and I wish them the continued success they deserve and to build on the acclaimed album we just released“.
The bond between both parties is further demonstrated by Eden’s Curse announcing that Tainted Nation will support them on several of their up and coming shows on their “Symphony Of Sin UK Tour” in May.
In the words of the late great Freddie Mercury “The show must go on” …
It is with great pleasure that Eden’s Curse announces that Scotsman John Clelland (Code Of Silence) is the bands new Drummer.
Hailing from Edinburgh, John has been working with bassist Paul Logue on several album productions over the past few years, most notably the “Dark Skies Over Babylon” album by Code Of Silence, and was on obvious choice it seems. “John and I have worked together for a few years on various musical projects, especially the Code Of Silence album that I wrote and produced. I always found him a pleasure to work with. He is extremely methodical and approaches things in a very studious and professional manner. You always know when working with John that you will get absolute quality back in abundance and not just your run of the mill typical drum parts either – they are typically well thought out, crafted and executed with great precision. He is a great player and an even better person and when Pete told me that he was leaving there was only one choice in my mind. It was just a case of convincing the rest of the band what I already knew and that John would fit the ethos on what Eden’s Curse stands for today” stated Paul.
John himself beamed “I’m honoured and delighted to be the new drummer in Eden’s Curse and to be part of the team. I’m really excited about touring the UK with the guys in May and working on new EC material in the future. I’ve been told how great the Eden’s Curse fans are and I’m looking forward to meeting them all. I think you will be impressed by the set of songs that the guys have selected for the bands first headline tour. I’m looking forward to forming an all Scottish solid rhythm section“!
An introductory video to John Clelland can be viewed below:
Eden’s Curse will be undertaking their first headline tour on the UK leg of the “Symphony Of Sin Tour” which will hit Britain this coming May.
According to Rock N Growl Promotion, Multinational Melodic Metal band EDEN’S CURSE are delighted to announce their debut headlining club tour of the United Kingdom which will take place this coming May. The “Symphony Of Sin UK Tour” will visit Scotland, England and Wales stopping at Glasgow, Bolton, Wakefield,Wolverhampton, Grimsby, Swansea and London.
The band naturally are very excited about headlining as Bassist Paul Logue confirms “Absolutely! This is a real challenge for the band and dare I say it, quite a gamble in many ways! We have been so used to going out as the opening band for such great acts like Dream Theater and Stratovariusand now it’s our time to stand on our own two feet. So I guess you could say the feeling is more of nervous excitement! How many kids dream of standing up on a stage playing a headline set to their fans? I’m sure it will be amazing just getting the opportunity to play an extended set for our extremely loyal fan base that has waited patiently for this to happen. This tour is 100% for them“.
Paul goes onto explain how vital the EDEN’S CURSE fans are to the success of not just this tour but future endeavours. “They are absolutely key! We have such amazing and passionate fans in the UK and they have always delivered in the past for us. This however, is without question when we really need them the most! I appreciate that some of the shows are midweek and some people may have to travel to get there, but my experience as a regular concert goer in this country is that Rock music knows no boundaries! However the harsh reality of today’s music business is that if we want to tour again in the UK we need our fans to show up in numbers to these shows and I have every faith that they will! If you are coming, bring a friend and let’s have a party“!
Support on the tour will come from various established Hard Rock acts such as Tainted Nation (fronted by EDEN’S CURSE drummer Pete Newdeck),Stormzone, Fahran (new band of former Serpentine lead vocalist Matt Black), Estrella, SKIN&BONE (formerly Tara’s Secret) and Dendera. Whilst the show at Grimsby will be a co-headline with Absolva (ex-Fury UK) and Babylon Fire.
According to Rock N Growl Promotion, Multinational Melodic Metal band EDEN’S CURSE have posted the fifth edition of their studio diaries online which features new vocalist Nikola Mijic(Alogia, Dreyelands, Expedition Delta) recording his vocals for groups fourth album “Symphony Of Sin” which was released worldwide by AFM Records on 4th October 2013. The video can be viewed below.
The latest video covers Mijic recording at the Masquerade Ball Studio under the tutelage of Bassist and album Producer Paul Logue and includes a behind-the-scenes insight into the tracking of the songs “Symphony Of Sin“, the records lead single “Evil & Divine“, “Where Is The Love?” and “Fallen From Grace“.
This latest edition comes hot on the heels of the fourth edition which featured Dutch Orchestral composer and arranger Frank Van Essen of Strings Attached documenting the process behind the orchestra intro piece for the album and song “Symphony Of Sin“. The group also released a alternative band only performance of their promo video “Evil & Divine“. The video’s can be viewed below.
EDEN’S CURSE will be touring the United Kingdom in support of the new album “Symphony Of Sin” later in the Spring.
According to Rock N Growl Promotion, Multinational Melodic Metal band EDEN’S CURSE have released the song “UNBREAKABLE“, from their fourth studio album “Symphony Of Sin“, and made it available to stream for free below:
“It’s a song that holds a special place in my heart and I think it really has some cross over potential” stated bassist Paul Logue when asked about the song.
He went onto add “Unbreakable began as a musical idea from Thorsten Koehne (Guitars) which we rearranged and worked on lyrics and melodies alongside Pete Newdeck (Drums). It’s a song that really comes from the heart and speaks of the brotherly bond that exists between the three of us. It really is a song of positivity and about rising above the negativity and adversity you face and keeping your spirits high and vision strong to focus on the better day that will eventually come“.
“The song has some amazingly soulful and passionate vocals from Nikola Mijic and has a great driving beat led by the band. It features some wonderful synth and atmospheric keys from Steve Williams (Keys) and Thorsten just slays on this” produly quipped Logue.
“Symphony Of Sin” will be released on October4th (EU) and October22nd (North America) on AFM Records and October 23rd (Japan) on Spiritual Beast.
Produced by Paul Logue and mixed and mastered by the groups long term engineer, Pink Cream 69 and Unisonic bassist, Dennis Ward, “Symphony Of Sin” is the first release with new Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia, Dreyelands) and former Power Quest mainman and keyboarder Steve Williams.
EDEN’S CURSE are: Nikola Mijic – Vocals, Paul Logue – Bass, Pete Newdeck – Drums, Thorsten Koehne – Guitars, Steve Williams – keyboards
EDEN’S CURSE will return to the live stages of the UK with their debut appearance at Europe’s premier Melodic Rock & AOR festival Firefest to perform at their celebratory10th Anniversary show on Friday 18th October at Rock City, Nottingham, England.
1. Symphony Of Sin
2. Break The Silence
3. Evil & Divine
5. Fallen From Grace
6. Losing My Faith
7. Rock Bottom
8. Great Unknown
9. Turn The Page
10. Sign Of The Cross
11. Wings To Fly
12. Devil In Disguise
13. Where Is The Love?
Exclusive Japanese Bonus Track:
14. Time To Breathe (New 2013 recording)
The album artwork was created again by another of the groups long term collaborators, Thomas Ewerhard (Edguy, Avantasia, Jorn) and marks the return of a familar face in “Eve” who graced the bands debut album cover.