POWER QUEST To Support SYMPHONY X In U.K.

POWER QUEST will support North America's progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X on the U.K. leg of their extended European tour.

POWER QUEST's itinerary is now as follows:

Mar. 19 - Hammerfest III - Prestatyn, North Wales
Mar. 22 - London, UK - Scala *
Mar. 23 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Robin 2 *
Mar. 24 - Sheffield, UK – Corporation *
May 05 - London, UK - Purple Turtle
May 06 - Derby, UK - Redemption Club
May 07 - Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow
May 08 – Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
May 29 - June 8 - Hard Rock Hell Roadtrip - Ibiza, Spain
Aug. 13 - Bloodstock Open Air - Derby, UK

* Supporting SYMPHONY X

POWER QUEST's new album, "Blood Alliance", will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:

Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25
Rest of Europe: March 28
USA, Canada: April 5

"Blood Alliance" was recorded at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales next . Eleven songs were laid down for the follow-up to 2008's "Master Of Illusion", including one bonus track. The CD cover artwork was once again designed by Felipe Machado (BLIND GUARDIAN, SILENT FORCE) and can be viewed below.

"Blood Alliance" track listing:

01. Battle Stations
02. Rising Anew
03. Glorious
04. Sacrifice
05. Survive
06. Better Days
07. Crunching The Numbers
08. Only In My Dreams
09. Blood Alliance
10. City Of Lies
11. Time To Burn (Japanese bonus track)

POWER QUEST in May 2010 announced the addition of vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala and guitarist Gavin Owen (of Welsh metallers TRIAXIS) to the group's ranks. The band stated at the time, "Chity is well known and highly regarded worldwide in the rock and metal scene and has recorded, toured and made guest appearances with the likes of AVALON, FARO, FIREWIND and RED CIRCUIT, as well as fronting his own band CIVILIZATION ONE. His unmistakable style has been compared favorably with Ronnie James Dio, Klaus Meine and Johnny Gioeli."

POWER QUEST's last album, "Master of Illusion", was released in 2008 via Napalm Records/Avalon Marquee (Japan). Guest musicians on the CD include keyboardist Richard West from the U.K. progressive metal band THRESHOLD, Jorn Viggo Lofstad from the Norwegian power metal act PAGAN'S MIND and FOURWAYKILL singer Chris Neighbour.

POWER QUEST is:

Chity Somapala - Vocals
Steve Williams - Keyboards
Andy Midgley - Guitars
Gavin Owen - Guitars
Paul Finnie - Bass
Rich Smith - Drums

Photo credit: Dijana Capan

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