Live With The Curse

Eden’s Curse have released the second promo video from their new Double Live CD “Live With The Curse” which was released in Europe last week via AFM Records.

Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus) the video is for the song “No Holy Man”, which was originally a duet recorded with Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and one of the bands biggest singles to date.

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North America : 4/14
Japan : 4/22
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Live With The Curse

Eden’s Curse will release their first ever live album titled ‘Live With The Curse’ on 13th March (EU) and 14th April (USA) via AFM Records.
Recorded live at The Classic Grand in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday 28th November, ‘Live With The Curse’ is packed with over 100 minutes of music on 2 CD’s and contains many fan favourites and classics from all four Eden’s Curse albums : ‘Eden’s Curse’ (2007), ‘The Second Coming’ (2008), ‘Trinity’ (2011) and 2013’s ‘Symphony Of Sin’.
Fans from all over Europe, and as far away as Japan, travelled to Glasgow to witness and participate in this truly special event. The energy and vibe of the evening has been perfectly captured thanks to the stunningly powerful mix by the bands long-standing engineer, bassist of Pink Cream 69 and Unisonic – Dennis Ward.
The cover artwork was once again created by graphic designer Thomas Ewerhard (Edguy, Avantasia, Jorn) who has worked with Eden’s Curse since the days of their 2007 debut album.
The CD booklet is packed with lots of stunning live pictures and was designed by the bands Web Designer Tadeu Grigolon of HGC Productions.
Eden’s Curse will release a live promo video in the coming weeks and announce pre-order links for all territories as soon as they become available.

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Next Monday AFM is happy to announce that four classic U.D.O. albums will be coming to coloured vinyl for the very first time. All manufactured using 180gm colour vinyl with gatefold sleeves and including extra tracks, these milestones of the great German vocalist’s career, were previously made available again this February on CD, but demand has been such that AFM has now answered the vinyl call.
Featured are the first four classic U.D.O. releases “Animal House” (as a special double vinyl set), “Mean Machine”, “Faceless World” (as a special double vinyl set) and “Timebomb”, and the graphic below gives exact details of each release.
Pure metal history, these four albums really summarise the tremendous impact Udo Dirkschneider had on the metal market at the beginning of his career, and they’re sure to be collectors items for many years to come.
Vinyl re-issues are also planned very soon for Orden Ogan’s debut “Easton Hope”, the first two classic Masterplan releases and 2 of the classic Eisbrecher back catalogue, as well as for many of AFM’s standard new releases which are also now getting the vinyl treatment, so watch this space and go to the AFM Records on-line shop – http://shop.afm-records.de for further details….
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Sinner 30 Years

German rock band Sinner will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary with three shows after Christmas. Voodoo Circle & The New Black have been confirmed as the support.

Dates are as follows:

December
27 – Mannheim, Germany – Alte Seilerei
28 – Burglengenfeld, Germany – VAZ
29 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk

Sinner recently released Touch Of Sin 2. The tracklist is as follows:

‘Born To Rock’
‘Comin’ Out Fighting’
‘Bad Girl’
‘Knife In My Heart’
‘Concrete Jungle’
‘Don’t Believe A Word’
‘Shout’
‘Germany Rocks’
‘Danger Zone’
‘Emerald’
‘Blood On The Sand’
‘Lost In A Minute’
‘Masquerade’
‘Heat Of The City’

To quote main man Mat Sinner “When we were younger and new to the music business, we were proud to be part of the Noise Records family and to get the chance to sign a contract with them. Reading this contract so many years later, you can’t but shake your head in disbelief and wonder what must have possessed us. The exclusive rights to the recordings have since been bought and sold numerous times with the effect that none of those who owned them has ever had any relation to either the production itself or to how it was created. Today, the older Sinner songs still enjoy great popularity within the scene. We continue to play them live even though the CDs aren’t available any longer. It is Universal who owns the albums at the moment – but does not distribute the CDs. Therefore, they’re to be held responsible that CDs from this era can only be purchased at exorbitant prices.

Unfortunately, the musicians and songwriters involved have no means of dealing with the matter – our hands are tied. When I offered to do a remix on several songs for a Best Of album, I was told that the original tapes have mysteriously disappeared and were probably burned in an ‘accidental’ fire. That much about the pearls of our past.

AFM Records and I – business partners for many years – came up with the idea to once again record the best songs from this era. The album was supposed to feature several guests and to come with a wicked fan package. Initially, I was skeptical, but recent shows have shown the amount of fun and energy the band would put into these songs. However, I will only put this plan into action under one condition: the whole band has to lock themselves into the studio and record the whole thing together. I’m fed up with the assumption that it works if everyone records their stuff at home or comes cheaper. That’s bullshit – this challenge meets us at exactly the right time and we’ll face it!”

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Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE are delighted to announce their new line up. Ending ten months of speculation after an arduous audition process, the band are proud to announce Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic as their new front man.

Hailing from Senta, in the North of Serbia, Nikola is a vastly experienced singer despite his tender years. For the past ten years he has been fronting Serbian outfit Alogia and more recently Hungarian Prog Rockers Dreyelands, who released their debut album on Lion Music in 2010. In 2008 he also featured heavily on the Prog Rock project album Expedition Delta.

A happy Nikola said “I’m really honored to be part of the Metal journey of Eden’s Curse with their new upcoming album that is coming out on 4th October and I’m looking forward to rock with you guys“!

Drummer Pete Newdeck commented “For me, when I heard a lot of the auditions, Nik’s was the one that stood out. It stood out mainly because of it’s originality. His voice was strong, it was soulful and he had something different to offer. That’s really why I championed him because I think he could offer something different, change the face of the band and possibly help this band move forward“.

Bassist Paul Logue added “When Nik sent his audition of Evil & Divine that’s when we really began to sit up and take notice and say that this guy was something special. He is the complete package“.

Guitarist Thorsten Koehne enthused “He’s just an amazing talent, one of the most amazing singers I’ve seen in recent times. He’s just so versatile in what he can do and he just fits the band perfect because with Eden’s Curse we’re very diverse, as far as the music, so there’s not just one particular style that we are doing. So we were really looking for a singer that could keep up with that and have a range in his vocals. Nikola is just perfect because he can do so many things, from blues to metal stuff and everything in between“.

Also joining the EDEN’S CURSE ranks is Welsh keyboard wizard and Powerquest main man Steve Williams who replaces Alessandro Del Vecchio.

Bassist Paul Logue commented “Sadly we we part company with our brother Alessandro on a truly positive note as his career as a mixing engineer and a producer has really taken off, meaning less and less time could be devoted to the Eden’s Curse cause. We will miss him dearly as a friend and a musician and we wish him nothing but the utmost success. We firmly believe he has the talent to go right to the very top! He will always be considered a part of the Eden’s Curse family and is cursed for life“.

Williams, a former member of Dragonforce, commented “It was a real thrill to be asked by Paul and the boys to get involved in Eden’s Curse. I’ve been a fan for a long time, I’ve known the guys a while and it’s great to be here getting myself right cursed I can tell you“!

Bassist Paul Logue further commented “I’ve known Steve for a while and when Ale left he recommended we look at Steve. It was very easy choice for us, as we were already good friends and with Powerquest calling it a day it was a perfect time in both our careers to join forces. Steve is a smashing player and one of life’s true gentlemen. He is an utter joy to have on board and I am genuinely excited to see what we can produce together in the years to come as I am a big fan of his songwriting“.

The band can also confirm that their long awaited fourth album “Symphony Of Sin” will be released by AFM Records on 4th October.

This will be preceded by a digital single “Evil & Divine“, for which the band shot a video for on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow, under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element.

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