JADED STAR, the dynamic Greece-based outfit featuring former members of Visions Of Atlantis, Iced Earth and others, has divulged new details via earsplitcompound.com of their impending debut album, “Memories From The Future”, due for release on 14th April via Sensory Records.
With over forty-five minutes of JADED STAR’s energetic forward-thinking melodic heavy metal, “Memories From The Future” was produced by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden (Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Opeth, etc.), and features ten brand new epic anthems. The album showcases Maxi’s electrifying vocals and the masterful drum work Saini is known for. Guitar hero Kosta Vreto, with his unique finger strumming style, eschews the plectrum in favor of a raw, organic sound that literally comes straight through his hands. Babis Nikou on the bass brings a solid foundation and the chemistry between he and Maxi as the songwriting team provides emotion to match the power of the sound.
The cover artwork for “Memories From The Future” was created by Lila Belivanaki, and the album’s track listing has been revealed ahead of its Spring release date — April 14th in North America and April 24th in Europe — through Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge. The record will be delivered in a digipak CD format with a whopping 24-page booklet, and on all prime digital services.
“Memories From The Future” Track Listing:
1. The Mask
2. Wake Up
3. Keep On Fighting
5. Into The End Of Time
6. Healing The Inner Child
7. You’ll See
8. In Memory
9. Raining In Sao Paolo
Stand by for upcoming JADED STAR updates, in addition to audio samples, an official lyric video and more on “Memories From The Future” in the coming weeks.
JADED STAR has also recently announced that they are to support Dutch symphonic metal outfit EPICA, on two special shows in Greece, as part of the band’s The Greek Enigma Tour on March 27th and 28th. The band stated on the special live performances, “We are very happy to announce that we will support Epica at their shows in Athens and Thessaloniki! This is the first time we play in Greece and we really can’t wait to present our new album to our Greek brothers and sisters!” Tickets are available HERE. Additional tour dates including a full Fall European tour and more are in the works.
JADED STAR Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 Fuzz – Athens GR w/ Epica [info]
3/28/2015 Fix Factory Of Sound – Thessaloniki GR w/ Epica [info]
Formed in 2013, JADED STAR was founded by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis) and drummer Raphael Saini (ex-Iced Earth), who recruited guitarist Kosta Vreto (Horizon’s End, Wardrum) and bassist Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise, Dia Mageias) to complete the lineup. The quartet instantly amassed a vast array of new material and began touring across Europe. Upon signing with Sensory, Maxi Nil stated, “We can’t put down in words how excited and happy we are for signing with Sensory records, since it’s very hard to find these days labels who truly help, support and believe in their bands. Memories From The Future is an album full of energy and emotions and personally, it’s the best thing I’ve done so far. We’re all very proud of it and we can’t wait to share it with the world. Make sure to listen to it as loud as you can!” Added Sensory/The Laser’s Edge owner, Ken Golden, “Recently I was approached a new band called JADED STAR. As soon as I learned that Maxi Nil was the band’s vocalist I was immediately intrigued. I was quite familiar with her work with Visions Of Atlantis so I knew this would be quality metal. When I heard the album I was totally blown away.” The elements are there, the forces have aligned, and the JADED STAR is ready to shine!