Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "MyEarthDream", Napalm Records on the following dates:
April 25: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
April 23: Finland
April 28: Rest of Europe
May 13: North America
The cover art was created by Anthony Clarkson, who has previously worked with BLIND GUARDIAN, among other artists.
"MyEarthDream" track listing:
01. The Force Within
03. Remember Me
06. Whale Rider
07. Undying Devotion
08. Fallen From Grace
09. Place Of Higher Power
10. MyEarthDream Suite (For Guitar And Orchestra)
Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.
The mixing sessions for the CD were completed at Thin Ice Studios in England with Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). The mastering is currently taking place at the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila.
The orchestra recordings for the new EDENBRIDGE CD took place in Prague in October. EDENBRIDGE was reportedly supported by the 65-piece Czech Film Orchestra (consisting of musicians from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech State Opera Orchestra). The orchestra, which was previously involved with recordings for renowned Hollywood productions, is heard on nine out of ten songs plus the intro. Lanvall's (guitar, keyboards) orchestral arrangements were recently put into the final score.
In other news, EDENBRIDGE has recruited Dominik Sebastian (THIRDMOON) as its new touring guitarist.
EDENBRIDGE last year announced the addition of drummer Max Pointner (IN SLUMBER, LEGACY OF HATE) to the group's ranks. Max joined EDENBRIDGE as the replacement for Sebastian Lanser, who was no longer able to commit himself to the band "due to his other professional perspectives," according to a statement released by the group.
EDENBRIDGE's rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", was released on June 1, 2007. The set was released as a double-CD and limited double-digipack. Disc One contains three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two includes a "best of" selection out of the five released studio albums.
EDENBRIDGE's fifth album, "The Grand Design", was issued in the U.S. on January 30, 2007 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine" was recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria and the Thin Ice facility in England with THRESHOLD mastermind Karl Groom.