SONS OF SEASONS — the new progressive/symphonic metal band led by keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO) — will release its debut album, "Gods Of Vermin", 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.
"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.
The third in a series of behind-the-scenes clips from SONS OF SEASONS can be viewed below. This clip focuses on the vocal-recording sessions with singer Henning Basse (METALIUM, FIREWIND).
SONS OF SEASONS is:
Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT, DORO, BLAZE) - Keyboards, Guitar
Daniel Schild (BLAZE) - Drums
Jürgen Steinmetz - Bass
Henning Basse (METALIUM, FIREWIND) - Vocals
SONS OF SEASONS has scheduled the following dates:
Feb. 20 - JC Staddijk - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Feb. 21 - Zaal Edma - Vosselaar, Belgium
Feb. 27 - De Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb. 28 - Rocktempel - Kerkrade, Netherlands
May 01 - Headbangers Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
May 15 - Meisenfrei - Bremen, Germany
May 16 - Sägewerk - Neukirchen (Hessen), Germany
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.