Dear ELOY friends,
Following a long period renewed radio silence I’m happy to be able to inform you that following
two years of intensive composition and lyric-writing on my part and constant parallel recording sessions with all
the musicians the production for the first of the two albums of
»The Vision The Sword & The Pyre«
will soon be finished.
This obviously refers to my long-announced rock opera on the subject of
which is by far the most elaborate and ambitious that I’ve ever tackled, and one that has now been realised for
the first time in a particular version with the band. The release of Part 1 (which alone contains around 1 hour of
music!) is planned for march 2017.
The extremely time-consuming complete realisation of this complex project demanded another year
of additional production time and forces us to release the work on two consecutive albums. Nevertheless, I’m
convinced that this creative effort, in which the band once again performed at the best of their capabilities,
has been worth it.
The stated goal is to serve you the absolute culmination of our musical creativity with this work.
Even though I have penned the work exclusively, and it is to be presented as a spectacular stage version, there was
no shortage of creative contributions from other band members. What awaits you then is a work with a sound absolutely
typical for ELOY members with lots of surprises, and also a conceptual musical experience, which is sure to remind you
of the many highlights of the band’s long history.
Let yourself be surprised!