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Crimson Glory

Formed: 1982
From: FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Crimson Glory News

Below is our complete Crimson Glory news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Avian Announced for Nightmare Metal Fest

AVIAN, the melodic metal band featuring singer Lance King and guitarist Yan Leviathan, has been confirmed for the Nightmare Metal Fest, a brand new festival set to take place March 21-22 at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are WARMACHINE, CAGE, DISASTERPEACE (the new band featuring singer Wade Black [CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEASH LAW, BLACK REIGN, LEATHERWOLF], former KING DIAMOND guitarist master Pete Blakk, renowned drummer Jesse Martillo [CRIMSON GLORY] and bassist Chris Baylor), X-THIRTIEN, ORDER OF NINE, SACRED DAWN, POWND, SIX MINUTE CENTURY and SHADES OF TWILIGHT.

AVIAN's new lineup is rounded out by guitarist Bill Hudson (CELLADOR, THE SUPREMACY), bassist Mika Horiuchi (CELLADOR) and drummer Jerry B.

The event is the brainchild of Lance King — owner of Nightmare Records and former frontman of BALANCE OF POWER and PYRAMAZE.

For more information, visit www.nightmaremetalfest.com.

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Early Crimson Glory Albums To Be Re-released

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release the first CRIMSON GLORY albums — the self-titled debut and the follow-up, "Transcendence" — on February 4 in Europe (April 15 in the U.S. via MVD). Each remastered limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will include a bonus track ("Crimson Glory" will come with the extra cut "Dream Dancer" while "Transcendence" will include a remix of the song "Lonely") and will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.

As previously reported, former and current CRIMSON GLORY vocalists Midnight and Wade Black will join forces on several upcoming projects.

Black will sing on Midnight's upcoming MIDNIGHT "M2" album. Black has also revealed that Midnight will perform a series of acoustic shows and that he will join Midnight on stage for several songs. They will also perform together with their solo bands, MIDNIGHT and DISASTERPEACE.

Wade Black returned to front CRIMSON GLORY in January 2007 after original singer Midnight was arrested in Sarasota, Florida and charged with "DUI [driving under the influence] with .20 [blood-alcohol level] or higher or having a passenger under 18" years of age, according to a police report.

Black sang on CRIMSON GLORY's 1999 "comeback" CD, "Astronomica".

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Crimson Glory Reunite

After 16 years, CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning, Jeff Lords and Ben Jackson have reunited with their original singer Midnight. The band has plans to release remasters of their old albums as well as a DVD to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The debut album of CRIMSON GLORY will be expanded, remastered and have a new title. Crimson Glory's "Lost Reflections," will not only feature new artwork, new and previously unseen band photos, lyrics and new liner notes, but also the added bonus of the previously unreleased songs "Love me - kill me" and "Dream Dancer," (originally only found on the Par cassette release of the album and some hard to find singles), a new video for the song "Lost Refection" and a band interview about the first CD.

Apart from the debut, an upgraded version of the band's defining masterpiece "Transcendence" will be released. Subtitled "Transcendence : Renovatio," the album will feature new cover art, unpublished band photos, lyrics and new liner notes, new mastering, demo versions of two songs as bonuses, a new video for the song "Painted Skies" and a band interview about the second CD.

There are plans for a DVD with the tentative title "Phantoms of the Opera." Also planned are "Astronomica" redux - newly recorded - with Midnight at the helm, a collection with many rare and previously unreleased songs and finally the band's brand new album in mid 2007.

You can visit Crimson Glory's MySpace page to hear some of their material.

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Ex-Crimson Glory Frontman Returns

Black Lotus is really proud to announce the signing of the legendary Crimson Glory singer, Midnight, who returns after 16 years in absolute silence.

Words are not enough to describe his truly unique voice, which has marked the history of recorded music and placed him among the most influential singers of the 1980’s.

The years have passed, but Midnight refused to get involved in any musical projects after the amazing Crimson Glory albums. And the silence breaks so he returns to the frontline with his first stunning solo work titled “Sakada” to be released around April 2005.

In his comeback (always shall be referred as the comeback of the century!), he is surrounded by new musicians (Phil Anderson/Hammer Dulcimer, Drums, Washboard, other percussion, Scott Gibson/ Electric Guitar, Bass, Mandolin) as well as old friends, like Ben Jackson (the rhythm guitarist of Crimson Glory) and other special guests.

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Crimson Glory Members Guest At ProgPower USA V

Ben Jackson and Midnight of Crimson Glory fame have been confirmed as special guests at ProgPower USA V on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 Earthlink Live in Atlanta. The duo made their last appearance together in June at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ "Six Pack" festival in June, where they performed a rare acoustic set together. Jackson and Midnight will join previously announced special guest Timo Kotipelto (Kotipelto, Stratovarius) and vocalist Rob Rock.
ProgPower USA V will be headlined by current and former members of Savatage, uniting for one night only, along with Edguy, Kamelot, Pain of Salvation, Wuthering Heights, Dreamscape, Adagio, Brainstorm, Tad Morose, and Into Eternity.
The show officially sold out in early May, making it the third consecutive year ProgPower has sold out more than four months in advance.

For more information on the event, go to www.progpowerusa.com.

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