Eden's Curse

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04
Jul

EDEN'S CURSE Deliver 5th Album 'Cardinal' October 14

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Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse will release their fifth studio album 'Cardinal' via German Metal label AFM Records on October 14th, 2016.
 
Produced by Paul Logue and Thorsten Koehne, 'Cardinal' contains 12 songs with all of the usual Eden's Curse trademark melodies, hooks and riffs.
 
Written mainly by the band's long established writing team of bassist and founding member Paul Logue, virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne and former drummer Pete Newdeck (Tainted Nation), what is immediately apparent about 'Cardinal' is that it showcases some of the group's melodic yet heaviest and most progressive moments to date.
 
"We took two years to write this album, because ‘Symphony Of Sin’ was such a successful album for us. We like to do things properly in this band and explore every possible opportunity to make each moment of every song the very best that it can be. We are not the type of band to just churn out songs with next to no quality control - we scrutinize every riff, lick, hook, melody, lyric and ask - can we do it better? This has been a long, hard and collaborative process that has not only produced some of the best songs we have ever written but some of the best collective performances on any Eden's Curse album to date" enthuses bassist Paul Logue.
 
Guitarist Thorsten Koehne added "We are known as Eden's Curse for writing some good hooks, so we can always come up with that, but one thing we wanted to do on this album was bring out the technical side of the band a little more as well as make it heavier".
 
'Cardinal' is the first studio album to feature drummer John Clelland (Code Of Silence), who appeared on 2015's 'Live With The Curse' double live release, and new Finnish keyboard player Christian 'Chrism' Pulkkinen (Simulacrum, Adamantra)
 
Opener 'Prophets Of Doom' hurtles out of the speakers with its double bass attack and strong riffing, wrapped around some huge vocal hooks and multi-layered keyboards - it's a signal of intent!

Followed hot on its heels is lead single 'Sell Your Soul' - an uplifting, upbeat and extremely catchy song featuring some wonderful guitar/synth interplay between Koehne and Chrism again topped off by the fabulous voice of Nikola Mijic.
 
The sensational near 7 minute epic progressive ballad 'Find My Way' is, simply put, one of the finest songs Eden's Curse has ever written. With it's sonic layers and huge dynamic landscapes, it’s candy for the ears on this passionate and epic track - that simply has everything! From Mijic's heartfelt vocals, Chrism's subtle piano and overblown keyboards, Logue and Clelland's thunderous rhythms, Koehne's razor sharp guitars, a wall of orchestral strings to its anthemic soar-away chorus - this song is a real tour de force!
 
'Unconditional' is a stunning radio friendly track featuring a duet between Mijic and former Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. "It's not a ballad, per se, as it rocks out in places, but it's a song very much in the same vein as 'Unbreakable', with its pop sensibilities, style and melodies. It could arguably be the most commercial sounding track we've ever written! The contrast between Liv and Nikola's voices works so well and adds a real personal touch to what is essentially a love song" declares Logue.
 
Liv Kristine comments "It was such a pleasure and honor working with Eden's Curse. I love this track - it's like the freshness of a sunny, really early Saturday morning. It's powerful, highly interesting and passionate. Nikola's voice is outstanding and gripping - a superb duet partner! I hope we get the chance to perform 'Unconditional' live some day".

Closing 'Cardinal' is the album’s second epic track, the near 8 minute 'Jericho', based on the biblical tale of the Battle of Jericho. A real story both lyrically and musically, it is quintessential Eden's Curse and surely destined to become a live fan favourite. "It has everything including the kitchen sink in it! I really wanted to write a long epic tune that has lots of dynamics, musically and lyrically, and could take the listener on a journey into the heartlands of the desert. This song was really great fun to write, together with Thorsten, especially the long instrumental section in the middle. I think this will be great fun to play live! It sounds like our songs 'No Holy Man' and 'Jerusalem Sleeps' marry, have a baby and name him 'Jericho'" remarks Logue.
 
'Cardinal' is once again superbly mixed by the band’s long time engineer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus, Angra) with the artwork designed by another established collaborator in graphic artist Thomas Ewerhard (Edguy, Avantasia, Jorn Lande, James Labrie, MasterPlan). It is presented in a stunning triple gatefold digipak offering.
 
"Each Eden's Curse album has its own unique identity and 'Cardinal' is no different. Besides the old guard of Thorsten and I, the newer guys like John and Chrism have added so much to the sound. John's accurate and tasteful drumming is a real highlight on the record and Chrism could very well be the best keyboard player we have ever had. Great sounds, ideas and the interplay with Thorsten is at times breathtaking! Nikola continues to go from strength to strength as the band’s singer and proves to be a real find for us vocally and as a person. Plus the bass and the songs aren’t so bad either" laughs Logue. "The record has some absolute classics that will waltz into our live set with consummate ease. We are extremely proud of what is our biggest production to date. We love it and know our fans will too" he further adds.
 
Tracklisting:
 
01. Prophets Of Doom
02. Sell Your Soul
03. The Great Pretender
04. Messiah Complex
05. Find My Way
06. Kingdom Of Solitude
07. Utopian Dreams
08. This Is Our Moment
09. Rome's On Fire
10. Unconditional (Featuring Liv Kristine)
11. Saints & Sinners
12. Jericho

Bonus Video Clip:
Sell Your Soul

Pre Order Links:
CD Pre-order: http://goo.gl/lFH39F
CD + T-Shirt Bundle Pre-order: http://goo.gl/Kv0vPp
 

Eden's Curse will kick off their World Tour in support of 'Cardinal' in the UK during November:
 
21 NOV - The Cathouse, Glasgow
22 NOV - Academy 3, Manchester
23 NOV - Corporation, Sheffield
24 NOV - The Asylum, Birmingham
25 NOV - The Scene, Swansea
26 NOV - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
27 NOV - The Underworld, London
 

Plus special guests: C.O.P. UK & Evolve
 
Tickets are available now from www.edenscurse.com
 
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Mon
27
Jun

First EDEN'S CURSE Announcement for New Album

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Eden's Curse are delighted to announce the participation of Liv Kristine (ex- Leaves' Eyes, Theater Of Tragedy) on their forthcoming new studio album.

It seems their collaboration was 'meant to be', as bassist Paul Logue explains: "In a meeting with our label, AFM Records we discussed the possibility of them reaching out to Liv to enquire if she would be willing to guest on a track on our album. They agreed and it was left at that. Fast forward three days later and I'm attending a party for a friend, at a pub in Glasgow, and who walks in the door - Liv! Initially, I didn't "twig" that it was her, until her Tour Manager, whom I knew, walked in a few minutes later wearing a Leaves' Eyes shirt. We shared a quick hello and he told me that Leave's Eyes were playing in the venue next door and then the penny dropped. I shared the back story of my label discussions and he made the introduction. Liv and I had a wonderful chat and we agreed to hook up via email to see if she liked the song and take it from there - thankfully she did and the rest is history. It must have been fate!".

Norwegian born Liv, a pioneer of the "beauty and beast" vocal approach adopted by so many of today's acts, has been at the forefront of the Symphonic Metal scene for well over a decade. Her trademark vocals have become synonymous with the genre through fronting one it's most iconic acts, to her own successful solo career. Yet, her collaboration with Eden's Curse, on the track 'Unconditional', will see her adopt a slightly different vocal approach.
 
"It's not a ballad, per se, as it rocks out in places, but it's a song very much in the same vein as 'Unbreakable' with it's pop sensibilities, style and melodies. It could arguably be the most commercial sounding track we've ever written! The contrast between Liv and Nikola's voices works so well and adds a real personal touch to what is essentially a love song. I normally don't DO love songs, but sometimes you cannot help be influenced by the special people that surround your life - whether it's your spouse, partner, friend, family or even children - your love for them is unconditional" remarks Paul.
 
Liv adds: "It was such a pleasure and honor working with Eden's Curse on 'Unconditional'. I love this track - it's like the freshness of a sunny, really early Saturday morning. It's powerful, highly interesting and passionate. Nikola's voice is outstanding and gripping - a superb duet partner! I met Paul during one of my tours last year and we had such a pleasant talk. I hope we get the chance to perform 'Unconditional' live some day".
 
"Hear, hear! It would be an absolute pleasure to share the stage with Liv and perform this live" says Paul. "Liv was a real joy to work with. She's a truly kind soul who embraced our song from the very outset and delivered a real classy performance with her instantly recognisable vocals" he adds.

'Unconditional' will appear on the forthcoming new studio album by Eden's Curse, which is set for release on AFM Records this coming Autumn. More details to follow soon.
UK Tour Announced
Eden's Curse have also announced that they will return to the UK for a full headline tour in support of their forthcoming fifth studio album, in November.

The dates are as follows:

21 NOV - THE CATHOUSE, GLASGOW
22 NOV - ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER
23 NOV - CORPORATION, SHEFFIELD
24 NOV - THE ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM
25 NOV - THE SCENE, SWANSEA
26 NOV - WATERFRONT STUDIO, NORWICH
27 NOV - THE UNDERWORLD, LONDON

Tickets are on sale now at www.edenscurse.com

Special guests on the tour are Sheffield's C.O.P. UK and Swiss Prog Metal band Evolve.

 
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Fri
05
Feb

EDEN'S CURSE Vie For Sweden Rock Slot

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

We're delighted to announce that we are one of the 25 bands that have proceeded to the final voting round in the Sweden Rock Festival band competition.

Voting has started and will end February 10 at 9AM.

Please vote TWICE every day for Eden's Curse here:
http://www.swedenrock.com/en/festival/band-competition-voting-1

We have set up a little Facebook group with daily reminders and all sorts of good natured posts. If you fancy joining the hardcore team, then click here and send us a request:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecswedenrock

Here are the voting rules:

2 votes per day per IP-address. A maximum of 5 bands at a time.
Unfortunately we have, in the past seen some attempts to cheat with the voting. If we see anyting similar this year, the band/artist in question will be removed from the competition.

After this final voting, the top three bands will play Sweden Rock Festival 2016! Besides these three bands, Sweden Rock choose one of the 25 bands for the "wild card", so in total there will be four winners.

 
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Tue
09
Jun

EDEN'S CURSE - Live With The Curse (Review)

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88%
Produced By: 
Eden's Curse / Mixed; Dennis Ward
Release Date: 
2015
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Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
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88
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AFM
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Its double-live album heaven the past few months with career spanning sets from Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Axel Rudi Pell all recently released.
And of course this fine little double live album from Euro-rockers Eden’s Curse.
 
Live With The Curse covers the band’s 4 studio albums during a 100 minute sonic blitz that simply oozes energy and is expertly mixed once again by Dennis Ward.
Naturally with new recruit Serbian born vocalist Nikola Mijic, the current set list and this live album delves heavily into the current studio album Symphony Of Sin.
 
Culled from that album are no less than 8 tracks, namely, Symphony Of Sin, Break The Silence, Fallen From Grace, Rock Bottom, Devil In Disguise, Wings To Fly, Unbreakable and Evil & Divine.
Naturally this is where Nikola shines, able to blow fans away with a flawless display of power and melody on Break The Silence, Wings To Fly, Fallen From Grace and, especially on the moodier, tough to sing Rock Bottom and full blast opener Symphony Of Sin.
His higher range is a great asset for the band.
The guys (and Nikolo) aren’t afraid to cover what would have to be called the band’s “classics”, tracks like Masquerade Ball, Trinity, Judgement Day, Fly Away and Jerusalem Sleeps all come across great here – these are some of the best melodic hard rock songs of the last decade, no doubt.
 
There’s some pumped in effects and backing vocals, but overall the performance on the night was exceptional the recording is excellent and the mix is even and balanced. So this has to be a must purchase for all fans of Eden’s Curse, new and old.
 
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2015
 
Thu
04
Jun

EDEN'S CURSE Release European Tour Diary

 
Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse have released a Tour Video Diary from their March German & Dutch shows, where they opened for Freedom Call, in support of their new double CD release Live With The Curse, which is out now via AFM Records
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Thu
05
Mar

EDENS' CURSE Live With The Curse (Showcase)

 
After nine years of EDEN’S CURSE band history, multinational hard rock/melodic metal band now presents their first Live album. Formed as a studio project, after a while EDEN’S CURSE turned into an excellent and ambitious live act. U.K. tours with Stratovarius and Dream Theater were just the beginning. In the past two years, EDEN’S CURSE became more and more busy playing festivals and even making the step to play headlining tours in the U.K.

So, with four fantastic and widely celebrated studio albums under their belt, it was probably time to thin k about releasing a Live album anyway, but actually the source of ignition came from the fan’s side. One of those situations was after EDEN’S CURSE’ London gig. They came off stage on a high and the feedback and comments coupled with fan pressure to re-record old material with Nikola made them think of a Live release more extensively.

Even former drummer Pete Newdeck (still a close friend to the band)  admitted: “That’s the best I've ever heard the band with or without me", right after the London show.

So plannings began for the recording of the first ever EDEN’S CURSE Live album. But those who know the band, are aware of their high standards that they sets for everything they do. And ‘Live With The Curse’ is no exception: recordings took place on November 27

, 2014 at an EDEN’S CURSE headlining show in in Glascow.

Fans from whole Europe and even Japan came over to Scotland to be part of this special event. And what more does it need than a euphoric crowd, a nice club and a highly motivated band?
The setlist of course contains fan favorites 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’.

Mix and mastering of the Live recordings were handled by the band’s long-time engineer Dennis Ward, who managed to capture the concert’s energy and vibe perfectly. The cover artwork was again created by artist Thomas Ewerhard, who also works with EDEN’S CURSE since the times of their debut album.

‘Live With The Curse’, packed with 100 minutes on 2CDs, will be released on March 13.
 
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Fri
13
Feb

EDEN'S CURSE Debut Live Video From Upcoming CD Set

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EDEN'S CURSE are delighted to release the first promo video from their upcoming double live CD 'Live With The Curse' which will be released on 13th March (EU) and 14th April (USA) via AFM Records.
 
Recorded live at The Classic Grand in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday 28th November, 'Rock Bottom' captures the energy and vibe of this special evening with the world renowend Glasgow crowd singing along at their best!
 
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'Live With The Curse' was mixed and mastered by the bands long term engineer Dennis Ward (Krokus, Angra, Unisonic) and is packed with over 100 minutes of music on 2 CD's.
 
The track listing is:
 
CD One:
1. Symphony Of Sin
2. Break The Silence
3. Masquerade Ball
4. Black Widow
5. Trinity
6. Fly Away
7. Just Like Judas
8. Fallen From Grace
9. Jerusalem Sleeps
10. Guitar Solo
11. Time To Breathe
 
CD Two:
1. Rock Bottom
2. Devil In Disguise
3. Wings To Fly
4. No Holy Man
5. Unbreakable
6. Judgement Day
7. Band Introductions
8. Evil & Divine
9. Angels & Demons
 

The stunning cover artwork was created by another of the bands long term collaborators - graphic designer Thomas Ewerhard (Edguy, Avantasia, Jorn).

 
 
 Eden's Curse will tour Germany in March supporting Freedom Call and appear at Väsby Rock Festival, Sweden in July 2015.
 
 For more info visist : http://www.edenscurse.com
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Fri
30
Jan

EDENS' CURSE 'Live With The Curse' 2CD Set Out March 13

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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.

More info at : http://www.edenscurse.com/

 
CD One:

1. Symphony Of Sin
2. Break The Silence
3. Masquerade Ball
4. Black Widow
5. Trinity
6. Fly Away
7. Just Like Judas
8. Fallen From Grace
9. Jerusalem Sleeps
10. Guitar Solo
11. Time To Breathe

CD Two:

1. Rock Bottom
2. Devil In Disguise
3. Wings To Fly
4. No Holy Man
5. Unbreakable
6. Judgement Day
7. Band Introductions
8. Evil & Divine
9. Angels & Demons

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Wed
27
Aug

EDEN'S CURSE To Open For Freedom Call in Germany

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EDEN'S CURSE TO OPEN FOR FREEDOM CALL IN GERMANY & HOLLAND!

Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse have been confirmed as special guests to German Power Metal icons Freedom Call on their Light over the Beyond European Tour 2015.

Tickets are now on sale for the tour, which will take place in March 2015, and will see the band play their first ever shows in Germany and one in Holland. The dates are as follows : 

12/03/15 - Nachtleben - Frankfurt - Germany - Tickets
13/03/15 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen - Germany - Tickets
14/03/15 - Kubana - Siegburg - Germany - Tickets
15/03/15 - The Rock Temple - Kerkraade - Netherlands - Tickets

Completing the excellent three band package are young German Hard Rockers Rebellious Spirit who recently opened for Axel Rudi Pell on his European Tour.

The band look forward to returning to Holland and are very excited about their first ever shows in Germany which they say "Have been a long time coming".

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Mon
25
Aug

EDEN'S CURSE To Record Live Album in Glasgow

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Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse are set to join the illustrious company of names such as AC/DC, Rush, Alice Cooper, Status Quo and Gillan by recording their Live Album in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
The group are thrilled to announce their return to Scotland's largest City on Friday 28th November for an extra special exclusive one off UK show at the Classic Grand to record their first ever Live Album for AFM Records. Band band bassist and local boy Paul Logue beams: "We are very excited about it and we love playing Glasgow! It's one of the most popular Cities on all our runs and every time we have played we have had a great reaction".
 
A short announcement video can be found on YouTube. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/q82dzvjlefo
 
The band have also confirmed that Swedish Melodic Metallers ColdSpell will be their specially invited guests for this extra special show.
 
Paul adds "I've been good friends with Micke and the boys for a while and this is something we have tried to make happen for a long time, so (we are) delighted for that".
"We are aiming to make this a performance like no other and we are working on some very special surprises. Now we are doing things bigger and better, so together, let's make this a night to remember" he adds.
 
Tickets are now on sale via www.tickets-scotland.com or www.classicgrand.com
 
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Fri
25
Jul

EDEN'S CURSE Second Act Confirmed for Road To Rock 7 Fest

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Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse are the second act to be confirmed for the Road To Rock 7 festival taking place at Cite Culture, Brussels, Belgium on October 11th.

Hot on the heels of the groups successful UK headline tour, this will be the first appearance outside of the UK featuring the new line of Nikola Mijic (Vocals), Thorsten Koehne (Guitar), Paul Logue (Bass), Steve Williams (Keys) and John Clelland (Drums).


For more information visit :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Road-To-Rock-Festival/131020523590693

Eden's Curse have begun writing their fifth studio album, ear marked for a release in Autumn 2015 through AFM Records, and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as additional selected European dates.

 

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Fri
11
Jul

EDEN'S CURSE Release Video For The Track Break The Silence

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Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse release a promo video for the track Break The Silence from their latest release, on AFM Records, Symphony Of Sin.
 
Watch the video here : http://youtu.be/hZFFSoOW0aE
 
Filmed throughout the groups recent debut UK headline tour, this is the second promo video to be released from Symphony Of Sin, and the first to feature new Drummer John Clelland (Code Of Silence).
 
Eden's Curse have begun writing their fifth studio album, ear marked for a release in Autumn 2015 through AFM Records, and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as additional selected European dates. 
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Fri
04
Jul

EDEN'S CURSE VIRTUOSO SHREDDER RELEASE LIVE GUITAR SOLO COMPILATION

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[VIDEO] : Virtuoso shredder Thorsten Koehne's release live guitar solo compilation
German virtuoso shredder Thorsten Koehne, lead guitarist of Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse, has released a fan filmed compilation of his guitar solo spot from the groups recent UK tour.

Watch the video here : http://youtu.be/zQ-8jAEdbXg

Clocking in at 5:33 mins, it's easy to see why Koehne, who happens to play left handed but strung upside down, was voted as Guitarist of the year 2013 by MelodicRock.com (a title he has held twice) and is currently one of the finest Hard Rock/Metal players on the scene.
 

Eden's Curse have begun writing their fifth studio album, ear marked for a release in Autumn 2015 through AFM Records, and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as additional selected European dates. 

 

 
Thu
05
Jun

MICHAEL SCHENKER VOCALIST JOINS EDEN'S CURSE ONSTAGE IN LONDON

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Video : Michael Schenker vocalist joins Eden's Curse onstage in London

 

Multinational Melodic Metal band and AFM Records act, Eden's Curse, were joined onstage at Camden Underworld, London by former Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and current Michael Schenker vocalist Doogie White.

White, who contributed guest backing vocals to the groups 2007 self-titled debut and 2008's sophomore release, "The Second Coming", joined new Curse vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia, Dreyelands) for a duet on their 2011 YouTube hit "No Holy Man".

A fan filmed video can seen here : "No Holy Man" : http://youtu.be/RaiPgO-oUlI

"No Holy Man" was the lead single from the groups third album, "Trinity", which featured Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie on guest lead vocals.

Eden's Curse have just completed a successful seven date debut headline club tour of the UK in support of their latest album "Symphony Of Sin", with the grand finale being the show at the infamous club in the English capital. 

More fan filmed footage from the show can be seen here :

"Symphony Of Sin" : http://youtu.be/bOJDY6q_VLY

"Trinity" : http://youtu.be/lScnIve6fhk

The band, consisting of Nikola Mijic (vocals), Thorsten Koehne (guitar), Paul Logue (bass) and John Clelland (drums), will begin writing their fifth studio album towards the end of the Summer and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as working on additional European dates.

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