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Power Quest

Formed: 2001
From: Southampton, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Power Quest Answers Fan Questions

Keyboardist Steve Williams of Power Quest recently hosted a podcast in which he discusses the band's upcoming album "Blood Alliance" and answers fan submitted questions. You can listen to the podcast in the clip below.

"Blood Alliance" has the following release dates:

Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25
Rest of Europe: March 28
USA, Canada: April 5

A teaser trailer for the album is available for viewing at this location.

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Power Quest To Support Symphony X

Power Quest has issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"We are pleased to announce that Power Quest were selected as main support for North America's progressive metal masters Symphony X on the UK leg of their extended European Tour. The following dates are confirmed: Mar 22nd - London - Scala, ?Mar 23rd - Wolverhampton - The Robin 2, and Mar 24th - Sheffield - Corporation. These shows will premiere the new material from the bands highly anticipated new album ?Blood Alliance, which will be released in the UK on Napalm Records on March 28, 2011."

The band's tour schedule is as follows:

Festivals
?March 19th - Hammerfest III, Prestatyn, Noth Wales
?May 29th - June 8th - Hard Rock Hell Roadtrip, Ibiza
?August 13th - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK

PQ supporting Symphony X UK 2011
?Mar 22nd - London - Scala
?Mar 23rd - Wolverhampton -The Robin 2
?Mar 24th - Sheffield - Corporation

PQ Headline shows - Blood Alliance Tour 2011
?May 5th - London - Purple Turtle
?May 6th - Derby - Redemption Club
?May 7th - Manchester - Satan's Hollow
?May 8th - Glasgow - Classic Grand

You can also check out a teaser trailer for "Blood Alliance" at this location.

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Power Quest Posts "Blood Alliance" Teaser

Power Quest has posted a 15 minute teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Blood Alliance," which can be viewed below.

"Blood Alliance" has already been released in Japan, and also has the following upcoming release dates in other territories:

Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25
Rest of Europe: March 28
USA, Canada: April 5

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Power Quest Streaming Song From New Album

Power Quest is currently streaming the new song "Survive" online, which is off the band's upcoming album "Blood Alliance." You can check out the new track through the band's MySpace profile. The release dates for "Blood Alliance" are as follows:

Japan, Southeast Asia: January 26 (through Marquee/Avalon)
Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25
Rest of Europe: March 28
USA, Canada: April 5

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Power Quest Announces New Live Shows

Power Quest has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Power Quest can now confirm that they will be returning to Prestatyn, North Wales on Saturday 19th March 2011 for Hammerfest III, they will be sharing the stage with Biohazard, Satyricon and Sabaton amongst others. Power Quest are pleased to announce this year's UK dates with a headliner tour in May promoting their eagerly anticipated new release Blood Alliance. The band will be showcasing a handful of new tracks in London, Derby, Manchester and Glasgow.

"We are really excited to hit the road again, it’s been way too long for our UK fans and we finally return to Glasgow as well! The demand was so high, we couldn’t miss that. And we are also working on a few European dates. So - 2011 will see a lot of us, that’s for sure!

"Blood Alliance will be released in Japan on 26th January but Steve and the rest of the band wanted everyone to have the opportunity to hear a track from the new album, so we have an exclusive play of ‘Survive’ on the 'Get Ready to Rock' show with David Randall this Sunday 23rd January at 10pm (GMT) at this location. ‘SURVIVE’ will also be available for fans to stream at our MySpace from Monday, 24th January 7pm (GMT).

"Blood Alliance tour schedule: Festivals •March 19th - Hammerfest III, Prestatyn, Noth Wales May 29th-June 8th - Hard Rock Hell Roadtrip, Ibiza August 13th - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK PQ Headline shows - Blood Alliance Tour 2011 May 5th - London - Purple Turtle May 6th - Derby - Redemption Club May 7th - Manchester - Satan's Hollow May 8th - Glasgow - Classic Grand."

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Power Quest Checks In With Band Update

Power Quest recently revealed the details for the band's new album "Blood Alliance." The group has now checked in with the following update about the 10th anniversary of Power Quest and upcoming live shows:

"Welcome to 2011, the year of Power Quests 10th anniversary. We hope you all have had a great start to the New Year and look forward to seeing you out on the road during the coming months. Blood Alliance you should have seen the released album artwork by now. If not, check it out here!

"The track list and running order for the album is as follows; 1. Battle Stations 2. Rising Anew 3. Glorious 4. Sacrifice 5. Survive 6. Better Days 7. Crunching the Numbers 8. Only in my Dreams 9. Blood Alliance 10. City of Lies 11. Time to Burn (Japanese bonus track)

"The release dates are scheduled as follows: Jan 26th - Japan, South East Asia Mar 23rd - Spain, Finland, Sweden Mar 25th - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy Mar 28th - Rest of Europe Apr 5th - USA and Canada

"The following festival appearances have been confirmed so far; 29.05.–08.06. Hard Rock Hell, Ibiza 13.08. Bloodstock Open Air, UK There are a few shows planned in the UK around the release date and we are also working on an international level. Later this year a special show marking the 10th anniversary will be taking place. We will keep you updated about this as we go along. Lots of surprises there!

"As is customary, we have a new website in development and this should be launched in time for the European release of the album on March 25th."

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Power Quest Announces New Album Release Dates

UK based melodic power metal act Power Quest has announced the official release daes for its new album "Blood Alliance." The release dates are as follows:

Japan, Southeast Asia: January 26 (through Marquee/Avalon)
Spain, Finland, Sweden: March 23
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: March 25
Rest of Europe: March 28
USA, Canada: April 5

Keyboardist and PQ founder Steve Williams commented by saying:

"Well it has been a long time coming but finally the 5th PQ album is done and I don't think I have ever been so excited about releasing an album. All the guys have given 110% to this record and I'm proud of them all. Its without doubt the heaviest PQ album yet but without sacrificing the PQ melodic tradition. I just can't wait for you all to hear it!"

The track listing is as follows:
1. Battle Stations
2. Rising Anew
3. Glorious
4. Sacrifice
5. Survive
6. Better Days
7. Crunching the Numbers
8. Only in my Dreams
9. Blood Alliance
10. City of Lies
11. Time to Burn (Japanese bonus track)

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Power Quest Confirmed For Bloodstock Festival

U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:

"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall

"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.

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Power Quest Announces New Album Details

UK based melodic power metal crew Power Quest has completed the new album "Blood Alliance," which will be released in Japan on January 19th via Marquee/Avalon. The European release is expected towards the end of March, with the USA release in early April.

Keyboardist and PQ founder Steve Williams had this to say: "Well it has been a long time coming but finally the 5th PQ album is done and I don't think I have ever been so excited about releasing an album. All the guys have given 110% to this record and I'm proud of them all. Its without doubt the heaviest PQ album yet but without sacrificing the PQ melodic tradition. I just can't wait for you all to hear it!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Battle Stations
2. Rising Anew
3. Glorious
4. Sacrifice
5. Survive
6. Better Days
7. Crunching the Numbers
8. Only in my Dreams
9. Blood Alliance
10. City of Lies
11. Time to Burn (Japanese bonus track)

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Power Quest To Play Hard Rock Hell Road Trip

Power Quest has issued the following announcement about performing at the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip and update about working on a new album:

"Power Quest are one of the first bands to be announced for Hard Rock Hell Road Trip in Ibiza. This week long mayhem of metal takes place from May 30th - June 8th! Since 2011 marks the bands 10 year anniversary, there will be plenty of more live action to be seen. 2 UK festivals are confirmed and close to be announced and January will see some shows in a brand new country for UKs finest Power Metal band. More details to come soon.

"In the meantime, mixing of album number 5 is well under way. The release of 'Blood Alliance' is scheduled for Japan end of January and for Europe and rest of the world in spring 2011 via Napalm Records."

Additional information on the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip can be found at this location.

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Power Quest Issues Recording Update

Power Quest's Steve Williams has issued the following update about the new album "Blood Alliance" and announcement about the mixing process being delayed due to flooding:

"The recording of ‘Blood Alliance’ has now finished at Foel Studios. Big thanks to Chris Fielding and Dave Anderson for all their hard work over the month we spent there. We worked 14 hours per day most days and everyone was pretty much destroyed by the end of the session but we are all extremely pleased with the results!

"Mixing was due to commence at Remaster Studio in Vicenza on November 2nd. Nick Savio, who mixed ‘Master Of Illusion’ will again be in the hot seat for this. However the recent flooding disaster in Vicenza also affected the studio and this means that there will be now be a 3-4 week delay while the studio is re-floored and re-wired.

"Release dates are currently being discussed with Napalm and everything is on course for a March 2011 release. Felipe Machado has completed another awesome job with the artwork and booklet and Dijana Capan has provided us with some excellent photos for the booklet and the promotional campaign."

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Power Quest Finishes Recording New Album

Power Quest has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Power Quest has finished the recording part of their new album ‘BLOOD ALLIANCE’, the follow up to 2008's ‘Master of Illusion’. The recording of ‘BLOOD ALLIANCE’ has now finished at Foel Studios. Big thanks to Chris Fielding and Dave Anderson for all their hard work over the month we spent there. We worked 14 hours per day most days and everyone was pretty much destroyed by the end of the session but we are all extremely pleased with the results! Mixing is due to commence at Remaster Studio in Vicenza on November 2nd.

"Nick Savio, who mixed ‘Master Of Illusion’ will again be in the hot seat for this. Release dates are currently being discussed with Napalm and everything is on course for a February 2011 release. Felipe Machado has completed another awesome job with the artwork and booklet and Dijana Capan has provided us with some excellent photos for the booklet and the promotional campaign."

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Power Quest Comments On Upcoming Album

Power Quest has issued the following update about recording the new album "Blood Alliance:"

"Just a month to go now until Power Quest return to the studio to record 'Blood Alliance,' the follow up to 2008's 'Master of Illusion.' All songs have been selected and a couple of the titles are 'Rising Anew' and 'Time to Burn.' There will be 9 songs on the album proper with 1 bonus track as well. The band plan to have recording wrapped up during the first week of October."

Power Quest main man Steve Williams also commented, "I don't actually ever recall being so excited about an album as I am about Blood Alliance. I just can't wait for everyone to hear it! Recording will take place at Foel Studios in Wales which has seen many famous artists work there over the years including Paul Rodgers, Napalm Death and the Wildhearts. The album photoshoot has already been completed, as has a set of pictures for press and promotional use. Dijana Caplan was the photographer and she has delivered a look that is different to any PQ photos in the past!"

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Power Quest Issues Album Update

Power Quest keyboardist Steve Williams has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album "Blood Alliance:"

"Here's the latest BA news for you all. We are heading to Foel studios in Wales in early September to record the new album, called Blood Alliance. 10 songs have been written, 9 of which will feature on the album proper with one song to be used as a bonus track.

"We are currently in the latter stages of pre-production. 'Sacrifice.' 'Rising Anew' and 'Time to Burn' were fully demoed back in March and the remaining 7 songs are close to finalizing in terms of arrangements etc

"The photo shoot for the album will be taking place in Derby at the end of July, whilst my good friend Felipe Machado (who did the art for the MOI album) is currently developing ideas for the new artwork. We are aiming for a release in late January/early February 2011 through Napalm Records."

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Power Quest Recruits New Vocalist

U.K. power metallers Power Quest have checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"Power Quest are pleased to announce that the new vocalist is Chitral ‘Chity’ Somapala. Chity is well known and highly regarded worldwide in the rock and metal scene and has recorded, toured and made guest appearances with the likes of ‘Avalon’, ‘Faro’, ‘Firewind’ and ‘Red Circuit’, as well as fronting his own band ‘Civilization One’. His unmistakable style has been compared favourably with Ronnie James Dio, Klaus Meine and Johnny Gioeli."

Power Quest main man Steve Williams also commented on the news: "I’m thrilled to have recruited a vocalist and front man of Chity’s calibre. I’ve known Chity for a couple of years and we have often talked about working together and now we have that opportunity. We have already recorded 3 new songs with him and they just sound immense. In addition to this news we are also pleased to welcome Gavin Owen into the band as the new guitarist. Previously Gav was the lead guitarist for Welsh Metallers ‘Triaxis’. Gav’s audition last weekend was of the highest standard and we were all very impressed by his playing and how he conducted himself throughout the process. There was an instant chemistry there between him and the rest of the guys and particularly with Andy which bodes well for the future."

Meanwhile the band continues to work on material for the forthcoming album "Blood Alliance," with recording scheduled to commence in early July.

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Power Quest Announces New Album Title

U.K. power metallers Power Quest have issued the following update about the title of their upcoming fifth album:

"We can now reveal that the forthcoming fifth Power Quest record will be titled 'Blood Alliance.' Work on the new material continues apace and the songs that have been demoed so far are sounding awesome and true to the PQ tradition of catchy, melodic metal.

"Thanks to everyone who applied for the vacant guitarist position in the band. We had a huge amount of applicants from all over the world and unfortunately couldn't reply to each and every one of you.Those shortlisted for audition have been informed via email and we look forward to seeing you on May 2nd in Derby."

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Power Quest Checks In From The Studio

U.K. power metallers Power Quest have issued the following update about recording new material:

"We entered Aubitt Studios in Southampton yesterday to start recording 3 new demos for the new album with Rob Aubrey. The songs we are recording are 'Rising Anew,' 'Sacrifice,' and 'Time to Burn.'

"Rich did an amazing job yesterday and nailed all 3 songs in a matter of hours! So he gets a couple of days off now....and well deserved too! Andy starts on guitars at 10am this morning with bass to be completed tomorrow. From there I will be recording keyboards at Symphony studio early next week before we add vocals to the mix the following week!"

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Power Quest Announces New Lineup

UK power metal band Power Quest has issued the following update regarding lineup changes:

"Power Quest has parted ways with front man Pete Morten and guitarist Ben Randall due to musical differences. Needless to say the split was amicable and everyone in the PQ family wishes Pete and Ben all the very best in their respective musical endeavours."

"A new vocalist has already been found and the band is hard at work rehearsing new material with him."

"In the meantime, Power Quest is looking for a new guitarist to join the line up. Dedication, commitment and drive are essential as is the ability and desire to tour and rehearse (one weekend per month in the UK) as required. Experience is obviously an advantage but is by no means essential. So if you are a guitarist familiar with Power Quest and influenced by melodic metal and hard rock then here's what you have to do to apply:" More...

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Power Quest Working On New Album

Power Quest has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"Power Quest are pleased to announce that they will be returning to the recording studio on July 5th 2010 to begin recording their 5th, as yet untitled, album. This will be their second offering for Napalm Records and will be the first to feature the new look Power Quest line up.

"Recording will take place at Remaster Studio in Vicenza, Italy and will be produced by Nick Savio. This fantastic studio was where the majority of the Master of Illusion album was recorded. It's going to be great to be back in Italy and to be working with Nick again and I'm expecting to run into one or two very familiar faces during the recording process!

"Prior to this, the band will be demoing 3 new tracks for the record company at the end of March at Aubitt Studios in Southampton. The following songs are set for inclusion in the recordings: ‘Sacrifice’, ‘Time to Burn’ and ‘Rising Anew’."

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Power Quest Announces UK Tour Dates

Power Quest has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates in December:

"We are pleased to announce that we will be back on the road in December, playing 4 dates with Michael Schenker Group! PQ are going to be opening up proceedings each night so if you are coming along to see us...make sure you get there early or you might miss it! We are also working on a headline show for December 19th as well......more news on this when we have it in. See you on the road!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

12/16 Manchester Academy
12/17 Sheffield Academy
12/18 JB's Dudley
12/20 Bristol Academy

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