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    Posted: September 19 2009 at 19:24
 


SHADOW GALLERY: new album "Digital Ghosts" to be released October 26th (Europe) and November 3rd (North America) via InsideOutMusic; launch cover artwork!

SHADOW GALLERY, widely considered a major and innovative force within the realms of progressive rock and metal, have returned with their 6th studio effort “Digital Ghosts”. Following up 2005’s “Room V” as well as the “Prime Cuts” compilation release of material from previous albums in 2007, “Digital Ghosts” will be released on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 3rd, 2009 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

After the tragic passing of lead singer Mike Baker in October 2008, “Digital Ghosts” introduces new lead singer Brian Ashland and not only sees the entire band once again sharing additional vocal duties but also features guest vocal appearances by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Clay Barton (Suspyre) to compliment the release. With “Digital Ghosts”, SHADOW GALLERY’s members Brendt Allman, Carl Cadden-James, Gary Wehrkamp, new addition Brian Ashland and returning drummer Joe Nevolo (who appears on two songs of the record) have focused their powerful energies on creating a seamless blend of progressive, metal, and symphonic rock as a transcendent work of musical art that advances the boundaries of these genres into new directions.

Guitarist / Keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp comments on “Digital Ghosts” as follows:

“As a band, we are thrilled to have new music to share with everyone. This album is a dedication to our wonderful fans, and also to the memory of our singer and friend Mike Baker.

We had to deal with a few tragic events during the course of this recording, but pressing on we approached the production the way we always do: Trying to provide our very best. We had a terrific time making this record and hope all the emotion and love we put into it endures, transcends and touches every one who is ready for it.

You can expect some shades of a new direction on this record.  We had long been trying to incorporate more prog elements and the time was right to stretch out a little bit, while remaining true to the heavy and powerful rock based songs that have been a staple of SHADOW GALLERY since the earliest days”.



The track-listing for the album reads as follows:

SHADOW GALLERY – “Digital Ghosts”:
1. With Honor
2. Venom
3. Pain
4. Gold Dust
5. Strong
6. Digital Ghost
7. Haunted

Two small first video teasers for “Digital Ghosts” can be viewed on the band’s youtube channel: 
www.youtube.com/shadowgallerymusic

More details as well as music samples for “Digital Ghosts” will be available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, please visit:
www.shadowgallery.com 
www.myspace.com/officialshadowgallery
www.youtube.com/shadowgallerymusic
And:
www.insideout.de

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2009 at 14:05
Excellent news. I didn't even know they continued to make music after Baker's death. I can't wait to hear the new album.

By the way, isn't October 26th the same date Transatlantic are going to release their new album? That means a trip to the record store with a big grin on my face
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2009 at 15:01
great news! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2009 at 15:34
OMG!!! Brilliant news!! ClapClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2009 at 16:42
Yes!!! It's going to be different without Mike, but I'm glad the others haven't quit after his untimely death! The dedication on the album will not be a surprise, though...
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2009 at 17:46
Yes indeed. Transatlantic and Shadow Gallery on the same day!  

I can tell you that they (SG) all miss Bakes a great deal. They will have a tribute up on their website soon.  Yet his spirit is all over this album too.  It is a deeply. moving, passionate album. Mike would be very, very proud.  I know they are excited for their fans and for prog rock lovers everywhere.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2009 at 00:59
@1shadowwarrior: I'm getting more curious by the minute... and it's a load of minutes until October 26th (hey, that's my daughter's birthday Smile). What's your relationship with the band by the way?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2009 at 02:39
Great news!  Its great to see they didnt chuck in the towel like a lot of bands when something happens to a band member.... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2009 at 22:25
What is my relationship to the band?  I am a fan of the band!  Wink     

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2009 at 01:59

^^^

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Yeah right! Wink
 
....and I thought the guys had put on a bit of weight and now I know why!
 
REALLY looking forward to this, I hope it does well for you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2009 at 18:36
I got to hear this album today, it's really brilliant, the new singer sounds just like Geoff Tate of Queensryche at times (a lot of times), the background harmonies are vintage SG.  The mix on this album is fantastic, done by Rich Mouser.  Fans are going to really like it.
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