Amadeus Awad's EON
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Progressive metal band EON, the brainchild of Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad, announced that the debut release "The Book of Gates," will finally see release on February 13, 2014.
Guest stars to appear on the release include:
Elia I. Monsef - Vocals
Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob/T.S.O.) - Vocals.
Amanda Somerville (Trillium/Avantasia) - Vocals
Kevin Moore (Ex-Dream Theater) - Keyboards
John Macaluso (Artlantica/Mastercastle) - Drums.
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Lebanese guitarist/composer Amadeus Awad, dubbed the "Arjen Anthony Lucassen of the Middle East," has signed on with Melodic Revolution Records for the re-mastered release of his debut solo album "Time Of The Equinox." The album, originally self-released in January of 2012, will be reissued on June 18th and will be available as a CD and digital download (through iTunes).
Awad commented: "I am pleased and proud to share with you that I signed a deal with the beautiful people at Melodic Rock Revolution. The label will be releasing a new master of my album 'Time Of The Equinox' with a bonus track."
The bonus track referenced is the instrumental "Immortal Dunes." "Tales of the Equinox" features guest appearances by vocalist Mark Boals (Iron Mask/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Timo Somers (Delain) and Liz Vandal (Uli Jon Roth). The complete track listing is:
1. The Origins Of Light
2. Gift Of Solitude And Joy
3. Paper Dreams Pt. I : Requiem (Feat. Mark Boals)
4. Paper Dreams Pt. II : Dies Irae (Feat. Mark Boals)
5. Paper Dreams Pt. III : The Tempest (Feat. Mark Boals)
6. Time Of The Equinox
7. Spiritus Devi
8. Meteors in the Blue (Feat. Liz Vandall)
9. Virtual Eclipse
10. Nostalgia (Feat. Liz Vandall)
11. Tales of Celtic Sunsets (Feat. Timo Somers)
12. Autumn Eyes
13. L'univers En Deuil
14 Immortal Dunes (Bonus Track)"
A video for the title track was released in the last day, which can be seen here: More...
Progressive metal band EON, the brainchild of Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad, posted a preview clip for the band's debut album "The Book Of Gates." The album is targeted for release this summer (exact date not announced). The preview clip features guest vocalists Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Amanda Sommerville (Trillium/Aina) playing the parts of "Pharoah" and "The Queen" in the conceptual debut.
Other guests to appear on the album include Timo Tolkki (Ex-Stratovarius/Avalon) and Kevin Moore (Ex-Dream Theater). More announcements are expected shortly.
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Progressive metal band EON, the brainchild of Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad, is set to release the debut album "The Book Of Gates" this summer (exact date of the release has not been announced). Awad is a well known guitarist in Beirut after launching his solo career in 2010. In 2012, he received international recognition with the album "Time Of The Equinox," which featured Mark Boals (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Iron Mask/Ex-Royal Hunt) on vocals.
"The Book of Gates" is the band’s first studio album under the new name EON. The conceptual release features new instrumentation and arrangements, unheard oriental elements and a list of guest musicians (with more to be announced), including:
Kevin Moore (Ex-Dream Theater/OSI)
Timo Tolki (Avalon/Ex-Stratovarius/Ex-Revolution Renaissance/Symfonia)
Amanda Somerville (Trillium/Avantasia/Aina/Epica/Kamelot) (as "The Queen")
Sir Russel Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) (as "The Pharoah")
Rounding the main band will be vocalist Elia Monsef, Patrick Stephan (drums) and live bassist Samer Zouein. The main influences for the band include: Dream Theater, Kamelot, Avantasia and Arch/Matheos.
The album artwork for "The Book of Gates" can be seen here More...