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Pyramaze Post First New Album, "Immortal," Audio Samples Featuring Matt Barlow Online

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Danish metallers PYRAMAZE, whose current recording lineup includes ICED EARTH singer Matt Barlow, have issued the following update:

"The work on our new album, 'Immortal,' was completed today at 11 AM in Denmark. We are extremely happy with the outcome, and we are now ready to share a few clips with all of you loyal fans who have waited patiently for a little taste of the new stuff. We therefore give you two clips of the new album, with a length that is good enough to give you a fair feel for the songs."

"Immortal" track listing:

01. Arise
02. Year of the Phoenix (mp3 clip)
03. Ghost Light
04. Touched by the Mara
05. A Beautiful Death
06. Legacy in a Rhyme
07. Caramon's Poem (mp3 clip)
08. The Highland
09. Shadow of the Beast
10. March through an Endless Rain

"Immortal"'s vocal sessions were helmed by producer Jim Morris, who has worked with ICED EARTH on the group's last few releases. The CD was mixed by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, MERCENARY).

Barlow — who in December 2007 returned to front ICED EARTH as the replacement for Tim "Ripper" Owens — performed on the new PYRAMAZE album but will not be able to continue on with the band in a full-time position as previously planned.

"PYRAMAZE is an extremely talented group of musicians, whose work is well known in the progressive metal community and will be in high demand in a short time," Barlow said in a statement. "I am happy to say that I will be working with them, if only in a limited term."

PYRAMAZE entered the studio on October 1, 2007 in Haderslev, Denmark to begin recording the follow-up to "Legend of the Bone Carver".

Barlow originally joined PYRAMAZE as the replacement for Lance King who left the band in November 2006.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. zMETALlica writes:

This is awesome, he should have stuck with it. Sounds better than most iced earth records he was on. I say this and I'm a big Barlow era Iced Earth fan.

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2. Westfallen writes:

You utter such blasphemous words. Better than Iced Earth? It's strong, but I must disagree. It's a matter of taste as always but I enjoy the lavish over the top-ness of millenium era IE.

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3. Terminator writes:

after hearing the two songs i am really looking forward to this new pyramaze album. if there was a way that barlow could do both for a while, that'd be pretty sweet. i agree with westfallen too, better than IE? come on now.

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4. coldiem writes:

Yeah these songs are good but I don't think they stand up to Barlow-era Iced Earth, especially Burnt Offerings.

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5. zMETALlica writes:

burnt offerings is probably the only IE album i don't think it stands up to, but only cause it was so different than the rest he did with IE.

also i was referring more to his chemistry with the songs, not necessarily the actual songs, more his part in them and how he fit with the songs.

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