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".


"Digital Ghosts" [cover art] tracklist:

01. With Honor
02. Venom
03. Pain
04. Gold Dust
05. Strong
06. Digital Ghost
07. Haunted


Two small first video teasers for "Digital Ghosts" can be viewed on the band's YouTube channel. More details as well as music samples for "Digital Ghosts" will be available in the coming weeks.


Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Shadow Gallery
 
Posted: 22.09.2009 by JohnDoe



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BloodTears - 22.09.2009 at 13:16  
The samples sound good. I might check it out.
Vitriolic Hate - 22.09.2009 at 15:13  
Written by BloodTears on 22.09.2009 at 13:16

The samples sound good. I might check it out.

let's see
STEELER - 22.09.2009 at 19:51  
AWESOME!!! One of the best prog-metal bands ever...
Permafrost - 22.09.2009 at 20:08  
What a pity that the trailers are without vocals.
I want to hear the new vocalist.
Black Conundrum - 23.09.2009 at 02:34  
RIP Mike Baker. Hew was a great singler. I hope Brian Ashland does well with this band.

Also, the link that promises the album cover doesn't show the album cover; it instead just shows their blog about this.
Devilspeed - 23.09.2009 at 09:54  
Mike Baker is, was, among the most talented progressive metal vocalists of all time. Shadow Gallery's 'Legacy' stands tall above Dream Theater's last five albums. Looking forward to this, and wish the best for the band's future.
Thryce - 23.09.2009 at 18:20  
Written by Black Conundrum on 23.09.2009 at 02:34

Also, the link that promises the album cover doesn't show the album cover; it instead just shows their blog about this.

Solved.
nb - 23.09.2009 at 21:58  
REALLY looking forward to this release, this is one of my all time favorite bands.
Black Conundrum - 24.09.2009 at 00:36  
Written by Thryce on 23.09.2009 at 18:20

Written by Black Conundrum on 23.09.2009 at 02:34

Also, the link that promises the album cover doesn't show the album cover; it instead just shows their blog about this.

Solved.

Thanks. The album artwork is great, by the way.
Kap'N Korrupt - 26.10.2009 at 05:03  
Holy shit they found the perfect replacement! This guy sounds so much like Baker...the album is AMAZING

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