With new album Trinity due for release next month thse are exciting times for the chord-crunching quintet. And with guest appearances by Dream Theater’s James Labrie and Helloween’s Andi Deris this could be one of the metal albums of 2011.
Bassist Paul Logue revealed: “James recorded the Trinity sessions at Iguana Studios in Ontario straight after he finished his solo release Static Impulse.
“He was highly professional as you’d expect. He was also extremely approachable and very enthusiastic about our music. We sealed the deal very quickly and we got him in top form – we feel the end results are breathtaking.”
Frontman Michael Eden added: “I spoke with James backstage on the Iron Maiden tour last summer and he has a way of making you see things in a different light. It was an honour having him along for the ride and we hope that it is not the last time we work together.”
Andi Deris was equally popular and Eden added: “Andi kicked it so hard at the party that I nearly lost my voice keeping up with him. Rejoice”.
A 90 second clip of No Holy Man, featuring Labrie, is online at the band’s official Myspace site now www.myspace.com/edenscurse
Trinity was produced by the band’s long time producer Dennis Ward (Krokus, Pink Cream 69, Angra) and will also be released in Japan via Spiritual Beast and in the USA by Metal Mayhem.
Eden has also revealed a few highlights that will feature on Trinity, including the Dio cover Rock ‘N Roll Children. “Oh, I loved Ronnie beyond words and have decided (with the members of Eden’s Curse) to do real justice to one of Ronnie’s metal gems in tribute to his loving memory,” he added. “Ronnie was the singer’s singer. Heart, soul and an aggressive energy that no singer could touch.”
And, as previously hinted by the band last year, there’s also another key cover version to find on the limited editions of the record – the Dokken classic Unchain The Night (one of the band’s biggest influences) which is set to be included on the Japanese release. Logue added: “Unashamedly I’m a huge Dokken fan.
“Along with Queensryche and Pink Cream 69, they were the key band whom we built the basis of the Eden’s Curse sound around. We miss bands that created that kind of music. It is a song we jammed at rehearsals or sound checks and we always knew we should record this – I’m so glad we eventually did!”
“Don and George need to kiss and make up! The hard rock world is a brighter place with Dokken around.”
Trinity is released via AFM on March 21.
One minute samples of both the Dio and Dokken renditions as well as “Black Widow” are all now streaming at the bands official MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/edenscurse) and Facebook site (http://facebook.dj/edenscurse).