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    Posted: May 01 2012 at 22:25
The Minstrel's Ghost (Blake Carpenter) has teamed up with Zoltan Csörsz Jr. on drums  (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Zoltan Csörsz Trio), Troy James Martin on bass  (LeeAnne Savage, The Tangelos, supporting country-metal outlaw Loren Dircks), Marco Chiappini on keyboard  (Gandalf’s Project, Oceans5, The Colin Tench Project), and Richard Baysinger on Lead guitar  (Fateless Tears, Demise of Gideon, Viggenblot) for a new release coming this fall. The album  "The Road To Avalon" is a new take on the old Arthurian classics. It will be release in digital download and CD formats with the later being produced the way it should be heard. It consists of two parts (broken into 12 for digital) Side A as it were is the lead up to Arthur's kingship and B is the road to his death. Look for it and more news at The Minstrel's Ghost Official Site.
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Breaking News: The Minstrel’s Ghost signs deal with Melodic Revolution Records!

Posted by: blake on: June 28 2012 • Categorized in: News
Posted On http://melodicrevolution.blogspot.com/2012/06/minstrels-ghost-embark-on-journey-on.html

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Minstrel’s Ghost Embarks On A Journey On The Road to Avalon

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Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce the signing of The Minstrel’s Ghost for their upcoming release “The Road to Avalon”

In 2011 Blake Carpenter assembled some very talented musicians from around the globe to create “The Road to Avalon” a concept album of the stories about King Arthur and his Knights.
The Road to Avalon is the follow up to The Minstrel’s Ghost 2011 debut “Dream Things True.”

About The Minstrel’s Ghost:
Originally from Rhode Island, The Minstrel’s Ghost was founded by Blake Carpenter, A well-rounded singer/songwriter/musician with a multitude of influences ranging from classical to metal and spanning all genres in between. His favorite styles of music are those that showcase passion and emotion, drive and talent. Blake’s writing in style ranges from folk, classic prog, hard rock and even metal. The Minstrel’s Ghost will take you on a journey beyond imagination.

Blake Carpenter: It has been eight years in the making but I am finally getting it done. These guys I am working with are all phenomenal musicians and I couldn’t be happier with the way thing are progressing. I am extremely excited about this project and the music that is being created. Joining the Melodic Revolution Records family is a real pleasure and I look forward to our work together as a team.

 The Minstrel’s Ghost Musicians Include:

Blake Carpenter, vocals, keyboards and guitars.
Colin Tench (BunChakeze, Odin of London) Guitars.
Marco Chiappini (Gandalf’s Project) Keyboards.
Troy James Martin (LeeAnne Savage, Loren Dirks) Bass.
Zoltan Csörsz Jr (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) Drums

The Road To Avalon

Track listing:
Part 1: The Design

01. The Journey Begins (The Avalon Overture)
02. Avalon Part 1
03. Merlin
04. Lady Of The Lake
05. Excalibur
06. Avalon Part 2

Part 2: The Life

01. Camelot
02. Betrayal
03. The Son
04. Avalon Part 3
05. Le Morte D’Arthur
06. The End
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheMinstrelsGhost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2012 at 10:45
Do you want a copy of The Road To Avalon featuring Blake Carpenter, Zoltan Csörsz Jr., Troy James Martin, Marco Chiappini and Colin Tench? Head on over to http://www.indiegogo.com/TRTA and help out.....Choose your path and take the journey with us..

$5
The Digital Realm

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$10
The High Road

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$15
Through the Gates of Avalon

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$30
The Sacred Scroll

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$50
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$75
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$100
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheMinstrelsGhost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2012 at 18:52
Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, you are cordially invited to attend a preview of The Road To Avalon by The Minstrel's Ghost on "Yaaaaa That's Right It's Prog with DJ Tony" on aiiradio.net. There we will feature the album in it's entirety the way it is meant to be heard. Each part is roughly 30 minutes so grab your coffee, tea, whiskey, beer or wine and sit back and enjoy the music.

This album features great artists from around the world. Blake Carpenter on vocals, keyboard and guitar, Zoltan Csörsz Jr. on drums, Marco Chiappini on lead keyboard, Colin Tench on lead guitar and Troy James Martin on bass.

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Here's a sampler of "The Road To Avalon" CD due to be released late this year. PLEASE NOTE: the album art is not final and is not represented here. I simply chose some images to go with the music. Artwork to be provided by Ed Unitsky. To learn more about the project and to contribute, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/TRTA.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2012 at 03:25
What an utterly stunning videoClap (Music wasn't half bad, eitherWink).

If you are willing, I would like to review the album on release.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheMinstrelsGhost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2012 at 14:26
The Road To Avalon recording is complete....We are shooting for a December release. This is going to be a big 6 panel digi pack with a 16 page booklet featuring art, lyrics a small story and more.

Artwork is almost complete...Ed Unitsky is a genius. Here is a sample of the cover.



Also, here is a new sampler video featuring the art of Ed Unitsky:




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Pre-Sale has begun. Head on over to The Avalon Shoppe and get your order in. Immediate download of the MP3 singles when you place your order.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheMinstrelsGhost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2013 at 13:55
The Road To Avalon is now available....So many great reviews here on the archives and elsewhere.
You can pick up your copy at The Avalon Shoppe...



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2013 at 08:07
I can recommend this album, I guess it's probably closest to neo-prog so should appeal to fans of that genre. I'm waiting for my copy of the CD and will post a review ASAP.
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