EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall — will release its third album, "Channelling The Infinite", on June 1 in Japan through Rubicon, and on June 6 in rest of the world June 6 through Music Buy Mail. The CD features guest appearances by some of the most influential voices in metal, including:
* Udo Dirkschneider (ACCEPT, U.D.O.)
* Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER)
* Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, LIONSHEART)
* Mike Dimeo (MASTERPLAN, RIOT)
* Sean Peck (CAGE)
* Carlos Zema (OUTWORLD, VOUGAN)
* Ronny Munroe (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, METAL CHURCH)
* Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE, EDEN'S CURSE, EDGE OF FOREVER)
* Danny Cecati (EYEFEAR, PEGAZUS)
* Louie Gorgievski (CRIMSONFIRE)
* Vo Simpson (DARKER HALF)
Loaded with 12 tracks of brain-blasting power metal, "Channelling The Infinite" features killer production and powerful, hook-laden music that will appeal to any aficionado. Each song is carefully crafted specifically to suit the singer involved, and designed to best complement their range and style. From there, the vocalists have complete freedom to write the lyrics and melodies, providing a unique insight into what truly inspires these artists. It is also available as a limited-edition digipak that includes bonus tracks for each territory.
In addition to the spectacular vocals, face-melting lead breaks and riffs that could take on a nuclear arsenal. EMPIRES OF EDEN once again showcases the incredible cover art by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Ruiz.
Commented Marshall: "I am overwhelmed by the power and emotion of the vocal performances that these amazing singers have brought to the album. It's pushed my playing to levels I never thought possible and has created the most well-rounded release I have ever been involved with. Writing for these incredible artists is a dream come true and the finished product has actually exceeded my expectations. Every song is filled with a passion and spirit that immediately grabs the listener; I am very excited for people to hear this album."
A digital single, "This Time", featuring Steve Grimmett, is scheduled for release on May 26.