Ex-OUTWORLD Singer To Perform With ADAGIO In Japan

According to his MySpace page, former OUTWORLD vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter will be singing for French progressive metallers ADAGIO on their upcoming three-date tour of Japan as the support act for Finland's KORPIKLAANI. The details are as follows:

Sep. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
Sep. 13 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
Sep. 14 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro

It is not presently clear how this affects the status of ADAGIO's Brazilian singer Gus Monsanto, who joined the band in 2004 as the replacement for David Readman (PINK CREAM 69),

ADAGIO recently entered the studio to record its fourth album, entitled "Archangels in Black". According to a posting on the group's official web site, the overall vibe of the tracks like "Archangels in Black", "Undead", "The Fear Circus" and "Twilight At Dawn" is "very dark and massive. The band came back to a more orchestral style of composition but kept the heaviness of songs like 'Dominate' or 'Children of the Dead Lake' from the previous album released in 2005 in Japan."

Commented guitarist Stephan Forté: "This album is a sort of tribute to dark arts, including horror movies and gothic literature. It's our own musical representation of what darkness is. I think the song 'Archangels in Black' would be a cool hymn for all those of us who enjoy sinister arts."

ADAGIO issued its latest album, "Dominate", in North America and Europe (outside France) in July 2006 via Locomotive Music. The CD — which was issued in Japan in December 2005 via Avalon/Marquee and in France in March through Double Vision (via Sony/BMG distribution) — was produced by Stephan Forté and Kevin Codfert, and was mixed at House of Audio Studios in Germany by Dennis Ward.

Watch ADAGIO's video for the track "Dominate":

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