SONS OF SEASONS — the new progressive/symphonic metal band led by keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO) — has announced the addition of guitarist Pepe Pierez (pictured below) from Northern Germany to the group's ranks. The band says, "Pepe is a fantastic guitarist, proving his skills in the past in the band ANCIENT CURSE. He will be responsible to give SONS OF SEASONS also on stage the full sound people know from the record, on rhythm as on lead guitar."
SONS OF SEASONS' debut album, "Gods Of Vermin", will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
Apr. 29 - Finland, Spain
Apr. 30 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Sweden
May 04 - Rest of Europe
May 19 - USA, Canada
The album will be available as a regular jewel case and a limited-edition dipack featuring a bonus track.
"Gods Of Vermin" was mixed at Mastersound Studios in Fellbach, Germany. EPICA singer Simone Simons — who happens to be Oliver Palotai's girlfriend — has confirmed that she makes a guest appearance on the album.
Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.
"Gods Of Vermin" track listing:
01. The Place Where I Hide
02. Gods of Vermin
03. A Blind Man's Resolution
04. Fallen Family
05. The Piper
06. Wheel Of Guilt
07. Belial's Tower
08. Fall Of Byzanz
10. Dead Man's Shadows
11. Sanatorim Song
12. Third Moon Rising
13. Melanchorium (bonus track; digipack only)
SONS OF SEASONS is:
Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO, BLAZE) - Keyboards, Guitar
Daniel Schild (BLAZE) - Drums
Jürgen Steinmetz - Bass
Henning Basse (METALIUM, FIREWIND) - Vocals
Pepe Pierez (ANCIENT CURSE) - Guitar
Formed in January 2007, SONS OF SEASONS was launched as a "melting point" for all of Oliver Palotai's skills, as a musicians, composer and producer.
The group's first singer, Tijs Vanneste (OCEANS OF SADNESS), proved to be a great musician, but the band's future touring plans didn't fit the tight working schedule at his job, resulting in his departure. However, some of the songs on SONS OF SEASONS' debut album are said to have been inspired by his ideas.
For more information, visit www.sonsofseasons.com.