Wednesday 12th February 2014 Eden's Curse announces new drummer!
Eden's Curse are disappointed to announce the departure of Pete Newdeck from the band.
Pete has been the drummer of the group since it's formation in 2006 and has been a key member of the writing team during those eight years together. However he announced to the band just before Christmas that it was his intention to leave the group due to personal and family commitments as well as wishing to concentrate on Tainted Nation, whom he fronts as their vocalist, and his activities as the drummer for UK AOR act Newman.
Bassist and founding member Paul Logue comments "We are extremely disappointed to lose such a talent as Pete, but fully understand his reasons for moving on. We are very proud of what he has built with Tainted Nation and in particular for stepping out from behind the kit with such consummate ease. Without question we will all remain great friends with Pete and wish him and Tainted Nation nothing but the greatest of success for the future ahead".
Pete himself adds "This was a difficult decision to make, yet one that was made easier due to the compassion, understanding and support I was shown by the other guys in Eden's Curse. It's basically a case of having an array of commitments, some personal and some musical, that I felt I had to prioritise. I am sure the band will not see this as a setback and I wish them the continued success they deserve and to build on the acclaimed album we just released.
The bond between both parties is further demonstrated by Eden's Curse announcing that Tainted Nation will support them on several of their up and coming shows on their "Symphony Of Sin UK Tour" in May.
Hailing from Edinburgh, John has been working with bassist Paul Logue on several album productions over the past few years, most notably the "Dark Skies Over Babylon" album by Code Of Silence, and was on obvious choice it seems. "John and I have worked together for a few years on various musical projects, especially the Code Of Silence album that I wrote and produced. I always found him a pleasure to work with. He is extremely methodical and approaches things in a very studious and professional manner. You always know when working with John that you will get absolute quality back in abundance and not just your run of the mill typical drum parts either - they are typically well thought out, crafted and executed with great precision. He is a great player and an even better person and when Pete told me that he was leaving there was only one choice in my mind. It was just a case of convincing the rest of the band what I already knew and that John would fit the ethos on what Eden's Curse stands for today" stated Paul.
John himself beamed "I'm honoured and delighted to be the new drummer in Eden's Curse and to be part of the team. I'm really excited about touring the UK with the guys in May and working on new Eden's Curse material in the future. I've been told how great the Eden's Curse fans are and I'm looking forward to meeting them all. I think you will be impressed by the set of songs that the guys have selected for the bands first headline tour. I'm looking forward to forming an all Scottish solid rhythm section"!
To get to know more about John please visit his Profile Page here : John Clelland Profile and feel free to reach out to him on Facebook and welcome him to Team Curse!
As Always, Stay Cursed!
Nikola, TK, Paul, Steve & John.
Friday 7th February 2014 Symphony Of Sin UK Tour Announced!
Eden's Curse are delighted to announce their debut headlining club tour of the United Kingdom which will take place this coming May. The "Symphony Of Sin UK Tour" will visit Scotland, England and Wales stopping at Glasgow, Bolton, Wakefield, Wolverhampton, Grimsby, Swansea and London.
The tour poster can be viewed below :
Tickets for all shows are now ON SALE and can be purchased by clicking on the Buy Tickets links down below :
Some of the venues on the tour may also have tickets for sale directly at their premises. Please click on the venue names above to visit their own individual websites for contact details, location, show times and any further information.
The band naturally are very excited about headlining as Bassist Paul Logue confirms "Absolutely! This is a real challenge for the band and dare I say it, quite a gamble in many ways! We have been so used to going out as the opening band for such great acts like Dream Theater and Stratovarius and now it's our time to stand on our own two feet. So I guess you could say the feeling is more of nervous excitement! How many kids dream of standing up on a stage playing a headline set to their fans? I'm sure it will be amazing just getting the opportunity to play an extended set for our extremely loyal fan base that has waited patiently for this to happen. This tour is 100% for them".
Paul goes onto explain how vital the Eden's Curse fans are to the success of not just this tour but future endeavours. "They are absolutely key! We have such amazing and passionate fans in the UK and they have always delivered in the past for us. This however, is without question when we really need them the most! I appreciate that some of the shows are midweek and some people may have to travel to get there, but my experience as a regular concert goer in this country is that Rock music knows no boundaries! However the harsh reality of today's music business is that if we want to tour again in the UK we need our fans to show up in numbers to these shows and I have every faith that they will! If you are coming, bring a friend and let's have a party"!
Finally Paul comments on some of the shows that he is most looking foward to on the run "Well, obviously my home town of Glasgow has always been very kind to Eden's Curse and is arguably the finest audiences we have played in front, so that will be special night with a lot of family and friends in attendance. We are also very honoured to be playing at some famous venues such as Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, where we have played two excellent shows at the Wulfrun Hall with Stratovarius and Wolverhampton Civic Hall with Dream Theater, so this completes the hattrick. Also the The Underwold in Camden, London wil be a fantastic end to the tour in a special part of the capital".
Should you have any outstanding questions reference any of the shows then feel free to contact the bands Tour Manager directly on email@example.com and he will do his best to assist with answering any such queries.
Finally, the band have issued the fifth episode in their "Symphony Of Sin" Studio Diaries which features new vocalist Nikola Mijic being put through his paces at Masquerade Ball Studio in Scotland with band bassist and album producer Paul Logue during the vocal recording sessions.
Check it out here :
More news to hit in the next few days, so until then ...
As Always, Stay Cursed!
Nikola, TK, Paul, Pete & Steve.