Crimson Glory have returned home from touring and are set to finish writing and recording their new album, a concept record tentatively slated for release next year. The band has now released a raw demo track entitled "Garden Of Shadows", a taste of what is to come on the long awaited follow-up to the 1999 release Astronomica. You can listen to it on the video below.
Lead guitarist Jon Drenning stated: "We chose 'Garden Of Shadows' as a teaser track for our fans because it was the very first song we had written/demo'd with Todd (La Torre/vocals) almost a year and a half ago, before he was an official member of the band. We wanted to see what he could do musically and lyrically on his own. What you hear is exactly what Todd recorded at home without any input from anyone in the band. Indeed, this track helped seal the deal with Todd for us, because we wanted more than just a voice - we needed a creative writing force as well, someone who understood our particular style and sound of music and the legacy that accompanies it."
Drenning adds: "Of course we have much more new material that we have been working on since the writing of this particular song, which will undoubtedly go through additional changes regarding individual parts, song arrangement, etc. as we progress further into production and the final recording. To be truthful, the compositions that come before and after this one are just as important to understanding the song itself, but we thought since it was the first song we had composed with Todd, it should also be the first new song shared with our fans around the world. This is just one example of where we started and what we have been working on, and we want to take our fans on the journey with us, from beginning to end."
It sounds to me like Crimson Glory itself didn't actually have anything to do with this if Todd recorded all parts before he was technically in the band. It could be a bit different than the final product, though I can't listen to the song at the moment.