NEVERLAND: Audio Sample Featuring BLIND GUARDIAN Singer Posted Online

A new audio sample from NEVERLAND, the collaboration between Turkey's progressive power metal band DREAMTONE and Greek artist Iris Mavraki, has been posted on the NEVERLAND MySpace page. The song "To Lose the Sun", features Hansi Kürsch of BLIND GUARDIAN on lead vocals. This clip, along with two more brand new samples "Mankind Is a Lie" and "Mountain of Joy", can also be found on DREAMTONE's official web site. All three songs come off the NEVERLAND's debut CD, "Reversing Time", due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined label. The bulk of the album's basic tracks (except for the guest appearances) were recorded at ATM Studios in Istanbul, with Erim Arkman and Alp Turac (who won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2003 with singer Sertab Erener for the song "Every Way That I Can"). The mixing process took place at Division One Studios (EVERGREY, HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES etc) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The mastering of "Reversing Time" will be handled by senior mastering engineer Leon Zervos (AVRIL LAVIGNE, SANTANA, INXS, SKID ROW, DURAN DURAN, AEROSMITH) at Sterling Sound in New York.

In addition to Kürsch, Iris Mavraki, and DREAMTONE, "Reversing Time" features the Philarmonia Istanbul Orchestra and such renowned musicians as Tom Englund (EVERGREY), Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY) and Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY).


The Philarmonia Istanbul Orchestra recorded at MIAM Studios in Istanbul with conductor Hakan Sensoy. Ethnical instruments and sax parts were recorded at Mars Studios in Ankara. Songtitles set to appear on "Reversing Time" include "To Lose The Sun" (performed by Hansi Kürsch), "World Beyond These Walls" (performed by Tom Englund), "Reversing Time" (performed by Mike Baker), "Mountain of Judgment", "Mountain of Joy", "Black Water", "Mankind Is A Lie" and "Who Asked You To Fight?" The music was written by DREAMTONE and Iris Mavraki. All lyrics were written by Oganalp Canatan (DREAMTONE) and Orpheus Spiliotopoulos.

The project is currently in talks with several record labels about a possible deal.