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Power Quest

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

Latest Power Quest News

Below is our complete Power Quest 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.

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Power Quest Cancels Prog Power USA Appearance

Power Quest has announced that due to a visa application rejection they will be unable to attend the Prog Power USA festival. The band issued the following statement about the cancellation:

"Hey guys

"From a Power Quest perspective we are absolutely gutted that we won't be able to come over for PPUSA. We've been looking forward to this for the best part of a year and it was going to be the highlight of 2009 for us. Having spoken at great length with Glenn, there was absolutely nothing that could be done once we heard the decision that had been made.

"I'm so sorry for the fans who had contacted us saying how much they were looking forward to finally seeing us on US soil.....and then this happens!!! Hopefully we can come over in the future and be a bit more fortunate when it comes to whoever reviews our visa applications. We had booked flights as well so the band will take a loss of around £1500 on that alone......

"Glenn has done a great job in sorting out the roster at such short notice.......I'm sure you will all have a fantastic time as always at PPUSA. I'm just sorry that we won't be able to be there and share it with you."

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Power Quest Parts With Vocalist Alessio Garavello

Power Quest has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist:

"We are very sad to announce that Alessio Garavello will be leaving Power Quest after the festival shows in September. Alessio has been the voice of Power Quest ever since the 'Wings of Forever' album back in 2002, and has also had two stints of playing rhythm guitar in the band as well. In that time he has established himself as one of the top power metal vocalists in the business.

"Founding member Steve Williams commented: 'I have to say I was surprised when I got the call from Alessio telling me the news. I can hardly believe it is 7 years since a fresh faced, 21 year old Italian came over to record for the first time. We didn’t know it then but it was the start of a great friendship, which will transcend band membership and all that. We always say in PQ that you only get one life and you have to make the absolute most of it. Sometimes that involved difficult decisions such as the one Alessio has made. I fully respect and support his decision and wish him all the best in his future musical endeavours. I’d like to thank Al for all his hard work and commitment to the cause over the years and, following the departure of Steve Scott earlier this year, it is truly the end of an era.' More...

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Circle II Circle Announces Headlining Tour

Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour:

"We can gladly announce the first confirmed 18 shows of the CIRCLE II CIRCLE Headlining European Tour 2009 - aptly titled 'Delusions Of GrandTour 2009'"

"Support on the entire tour will come from Denmark's MANTICORA and UK/Italy's POWER QUEST. " More...

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Power Quest Parts Ways with Bassist Steve Scott

UK power metal band, Power Quest, has parted ways with their bassist, Steve Scott. The band has issued the following update regarding the situation:

"Unfortunately we have to begin 2009 with some sad news. Bassist Steve Scott has decided to make his move to New Zealand a permanent one and as a result has decided it is time for him to leave Power Quest. We are all very sorry to see him go but wish him all the best in his new life in NZ."

Bassist Steve Scott comments on his departure, "Well it's been almost 10 years with Dragon Heart (now Dragonforce) and then Power Quest playing along side Keyboard legend Steve Williams." More...

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Power Quest Announces U.K. Tour

British metallers Power Quest will be embarking on a full tour of the United Kingdom in December in support of the bands latest album, "Master Of Illusion."

The tour dates are as follows:

1 - Birmingham, UK - The Asylum
2 - Wakefield, UK - Strafford Arms
3 - London, UK - The Purple Turtle
4 - St. Albans, UK - The Horn
5 - Colchester, UK - The Twist
6 - Hard Rock Hell Festival - Wales
7 - Southampton, UK - Firehouse

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Circle II Circle Announces New Guitarist

Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, welcomes guitarist Bill Hudson (known from Power Quest, Cellador and The Supremacy a.o.) to the band.

Circle II Circle commented: "We're sad about parting ways with Evan, but the addition of Bill into the band is gonna keep us going strong. We start our North American tour with Jon Oliva's Pain and Manticora September 20." More...

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Power Quest Gets New Guitarist, Bill Hudson

UK-based melodic power metal act Power Quest has announced that former Cellador and current Coldera guitarist Bill Hudson has been recruited into the Power Quest ranks.

PQ Mainman Steve Williams comments: "I'm absolutely ecstatic with this news! I've been good friends with Bill for a couple of years now and we have often talked about working together in some shape or form and now we have the perfect opportunity to do just that. As well as being a fantastic guitarist, Bill is also a great songwriter too which means this is going to benefit the band on a number of levels. Welcome aboard brother!"

Bill adds: "We've always talked about doing something together at some point, but the closest we've got to it was my guest solo (in the song The Vigil) on the new record. When I left Cellador, I had no idea I would end up being in Power Quest. So I'm really excited about it, as it's a great band, my style will fit right in and they have one of the best guitarists in current metal, Andrea Martongelli. It'll be a pleasure to be the other 50% of this killer guitar duo! I look forward to meeting the fans during the Master of Illusion tour!"

Power Quest is currently booking a UK tour for later this year to promote their latest release, "Master of Illusion," which has successfully been launched worldwide via Napalm Records / Avalon Marquee (Japan). The album has already been nominated in numerous magazines and webzines for album of the year and shot right to number 8 in the Japanese HMV charts in the 2nd week after the release.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Power Quest Post Samples of New Album Online

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST are gearing up for the release of their new album, Master Of Illusion. Click here to listen to samples of the entire record.

The "Master of Illusion" track listing is as follows:

01. Cemetery Gates
02. Human Machine
03. Civilised?
04. Kings of Eternity
05. Master of Illusion
06. The Vigil
07. Save the World
08. Hearts and Voices
09. I Don't Believe in Friends Forever
10. Never Again
11. Reckoning Day More...

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Power Quest Reveal Fourth Guest on New Album

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have revealed the identity of the fourth person who appears on their new album, "Master Of Illusion": FOURWAYKILL singer Chris Neighbour who appears on two songs on the album: 'Master Of Illusion' and 'The Vigil'. For more info on Neighbour click here.

Other guest appearances on the album include: Bill Hudson (COLDERA, ex-CELLADOR), Richard West (THRESHOLD) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (PAGAN'S MIND). Guest number five will be announced soon.

Master Of Illusion features the following tracks: '"emetery Gates," "Human Machine," "Civilised?," "Kings Of Eternity," "Master Of Illusion," "The Vigil," "Save The World," "Hearts and Voices," "I Don't Believe in Friends Forever," "Never Again," "Reckoning Day."

The track 'Human Machine' is currently streaming here. More...

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Power Quest Reveal New Album Track Listing

The final track listing has been revealed for "Master of Illusion," the new album from UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST. The CD will be issued on the following dates:

March 26 - Japan/Southeast Asia (via Marquee/Avalon)
April 25 - Europe (via Napalm)
May 13 - USA (via Napalm)

The album, which was mastered on February 13, features guest appearances by keyboardist Richard West from the UK progressive metal band THRESHOLD and Jorn Viggo Lofstad from the Norwegian power metal act PAGAN'S MIND.

"Master of Illusion" track listing:

01. Cemetery Gates
02. Human Machine
03. Civilised?
04. Kings of Eternity
05. Master of Illusion
06. The Vigil
07. Save the World
08. Hearts and Voices
09. I Don't Believe in Friends Forever
10. Never Again
11. Reckoning Day More...

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Power Quest Confirm More New Album Release Dates

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have announced the following worldwide release dates for their new album, "Master Of Illusion:"

March 26th - Japan/SE Asia (via Marquee/Avalon)
April 25th - Europe (via Napalm)
May 13th - North America (via Napalm)

For more info and a sound clip of "Human Machine," click here.

"Master Of Illusion" features guest appearances from PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad and THRESHOLD keyboardist Richard West on the song 'Human Machine'.

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Power Quest Complete Mixing New Album

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have issued the following update:

"Mixing is now complete for the new album and mastering is scheduled for February 13th. The Japanese release date for Master Of Illusion has been set for March 26th! Work begins this coming week on the brand new PQ website and also a new look Myspace page. Look out for both sites going live towards the start of March.

Master Of Illusion features a guest appearance from THRESHOLD keyboardist Richard West on the song 'Human Machine'.

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Power Quest Sign To Napalm Records

Napalm Records issue the following statement:

Napalm Records has signed POWERQUEST from the UK. The band, formed in 2001 plays, just as the name suggests, Power Metal, and will surely appeal to fans of DRAGONFORCE or Rhapsody. By the end of October, POWERQUEST will begin recording and should complete the new album by December. The album's release is scheduled for Spring 2008.

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Power Quest To Announce New Record Deal Soon

UK-based power metallers POWER QUEST have issued the following update:

"Although it appears to have been very quiet on the news front lately, label negotiations have been taking pride of place on the Power Quest agenda. These have now been concluded and we now look forward to making an official announcement in the next few weeks. In the meantime, by way of an early celebration, we are offering a 25% discount on all orders from the
Power Quest shop at CCNOW. All you need to obtain the discount is the following code..... NP4Y2W."

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Power Quest Reissue First Two Albums

U.K. melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have had their first two albums re-released as double-disc sets with bonus DVD material.

The band's debut, "Wings of Forever", was released in 2002 and features "Far Away", a real favorite download track among the fans. For the first time ever the album includes two of the group's original demo tracks — never before released, making this reissue a real collector's item.

"NeverWorld" hit the streets in 2003 in Japan and 2004 in Europe. The catchy title track is the storming encore of most live appearances whilst the DVD gives you a chance to catch POWER QUEST at one of their earliest live appearances in 2004.

These twin re-releases have been repackaged with extended sleeve notes and new artwork. They are available through Majestic Rock and their European distribution channels or the POWER QUEST online store.

For more information, visit www.majesticrock.com.

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Power Quest Vocalist To Also Play Rhythm Guitar

Anglo-Italian melodic power metal band POWER QUEST has announced that Alessio Garavello will now be taking on the role of rhythm guitarist alongside his vocal duties. "POWER QUEST are confident that this new line-up will bring a new dimension to their live shows," reads an official statemen from the group. "The band plan to record their new album in the spring of next year. Further updates on the album and live performances are expected to be released in the next couple of weeks."

Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming CD include "Hearts and Voices", "The Vigil", "The Right Place and the Wrong Time", "Count My Sins" and "The Tradgedy Suite".

POWER QUEST's third album, "Magic Never Dies", was released last summer via Majestic Rock. The follow-up to 2003's "Neverworld" was recorded at Thin Ice studios with producer Karl Groom (THRESHOLD guitarist).

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Power Quest Upload Tour Bus Video

POWER QUEST have uploaded unseen footage of their tour with THRESHOLD, featuring all the tour bus antics along with a rockumentry video of the making of their Neverworld album (2003) featuring Sam Totman from DRAGONFORCE on guest guitars.

As previously reported, the band earlier this year stated: "Writing is well underway for the fourth Power Quest album and the material is sounding awesome. No time scale to announce as yet regarding recording."

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Power Quest To Begin Work On New Album

Anglo-Italian power metalheads Power Quest are about to start work on new album 'Magic Never Dies'. It will be produced by Karl Groom and Richard West of Threshold. The record marks the debut of new drummer Francesco Tresca.

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