CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Jon Drenning has told the Bradenton Herald that the reunited band have set "Divine Chaos" as the title of their upcoming album of new material, tentatively due in 2007.
Drenning has reassembled original members Midnight (lead vocals), Ben Jackson (guitar) and Jeff Lords (bass). The drummer has yet to be announced. The band a slew of reissues coming out in 2006, including CDs and a DVD of a concert shot at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center in 1989.
The details of the reunion releases are as follows:
Remastered reissues of the band's self-titled first CD, originally released in 1986, "Transcendence" (1988) and "Astronomica" (1999), all on Black Lotus Records. All will contain previously unreleased tracks; "Astronomica" may include Midnight's vocals for the first time and a new video shot at the pyramids in Egypt.
A DVD featuring never-before-released live footage, including a 1989 concert at the Manatee Civic Center.
An anthology box set, "Valley of Shadows, Kingdoms of Light".
Live performances at various European festivals.
In addition, Drenning has signed a side deal with Black Lotus to distribute CDs by unknown American bands in Europe. Drenning, who books and promotes acts in various Bradenton clubs, has also recently started his own record label, American Underground Records, with full promotion and distribution support throughout Europe. The imprint's first release will be local band RIPA JODA's debut disc, which Drenning recorded and produced last year. The rocker/producer/promoter also is building a state-of-the-art recording studio at his new home in Sarasota.
"If I can't find an existing venue for hard rock shows, I'll consider purchasing one in the area," Drenning said.