brainchild of respected U.K. melodic rock producer/ musician / songwriter Paul
Logue (Eden’s Curse) and his friend and musical
journeyman James Murray, the album
‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ will appeal to lovers of
melodic hard rock and metal, with shades of prog.
the introductory video, Paul and James discuss the origins and formation of the
band with behind the-scenes footage of their forthcoming promotional video
‘Sky Is Falling Down’. Paul explains how he enlisted the band
members: James Murray (bass), John
Clelland(drums), Scott McLean (keys), Ben
Randall (guitars) and vocalist Gus Monsanto.
John and Scott are based in Scotland and have worked with Paul
on separate projects whilst he managed Ben for a time before the guitarist
joined Power Quest in 2009. The Brazilian vocalist Gus
Monsanto was already known to Paul Logue via his work with Timo
Tolkki’s Revolution Renaissance (ex-Stratovarius) and the French
the video, Monsanto articulates what attracted him to the
music, and what he thinks others will find: “strong songs, melodies,
hard rock, great guitar a full package”. The visuals are reinforced by
the stunning artwork conceived by Belgium-based graphic artist Didier
Of Silence is a fresh-sounding take on heavy but highly melodic rock.
Listeners will find many reference points but the band is truly a sum of its
parts: five guys who have fashioned a modern masterpiece in a sometimes
predictable and certainly overcrowded genre.
track ‘Sky Is Falling Down’ is a four-minute burst of pop metal
– catchy, re-playable, and engaging – the promo video was filmed on location
in Glasgow on a very cold December’s day last year. It is due
for premiere on Monday 21 January to precede
the Japanese album release via Rubicon
Music on 25 January.
album ‘Dark Skies Over Babylon’ is released
in Europe on 25 February and in North
America on 9 April via Mausoleum