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Kingcrow Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates, Posts In-Studio Footage

Italy's Kingcrow has posted in-studio footage online, which can be viewed below, and the band also issued the following statement about upcoming live shows and recording:

"Hi there! Some good news here! As some of you know, we’ll be touring Europe in June/July with the legend that is Jon Oliva. Savatage were one of my early influences. Something like 15 years ago, I was a lot more into 'Classic Metal,' collecting records, T-shirts, etc. The first time I encountered the music of Savatage (Streets- still my fave of theirs) I was impressed with the elegance of the music, and the beauty of the arrangements and melodies. So, many years later, we are going to share the same stage, and to me it is a kind of a 'dream come true.' In addition, we’re very excited to play again in countries like Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, since we have great memories of the past gigs there.

"For two of the gigs, our bass player Francesco 'Cecco' D’Errico will be substituted by our friend Angelo Orlando, the guy who recorded Phlegethon. So I hope to see you there, check our website for the dates!

"On the other side (of the Atlantic Ocean) we’re going to play in September at ProgPower USA, in Atlanta. I can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to this gig. We’ve just started to think about what songs we can play there with a 60 minute slot. We want to play a good amount of Phlegethon, and some new songs. So I think we’ll have to start rehearsing the new ones soon. But which ones? Hard question…

"Anyway, we started the rehearsals in the new studio while we’re recording in parallel in the old one. The recordings are going well, with just 2 and a half songs left (one of them clocks in at 12 minutes in length, so still a lot of work to do). The last song recorded, with the (maybe) workin’ title of 'Summer 1997' is a kind of a two part song. The first part is very melodic and atmospheric, while the second one is heavy…It is a 'Crescendo,' with some beautiful Mellotron sounds and some very interesting drumming. At the moment, it is one of the best pieces on the record in my opinion.

"On the visual side, Devilnax almost finished all of the artwork, and it is amazing! As always, we try to combine the visual aspect with the music, the concept, and the general vibe of the album. We talk and listen to the music, and then talk again for hours about what is the essence of the record, and how it’d be represented by the cover and the whole artwork… We just aim for something meaningful other than 'simply' cool and his work is always impressive in that way. He’s also working with Mauro Marani on the new videoclip.

"Don’t miss the video with the six of us rehearsing for the tour! See you soon!"

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