In 2006, Scottish bassist and songwriter Paul Logue (Cry Havoc, David Readman) hooked up with American vocalist Michael Eden (Seven Ten) to see if they could work on some songs together. Several ideas later, the pair quickly realised that they were onto something special and that they needed a band. Drummer Pete Newdeck (The Shock, Lionsheart, Grim Reaper) was first to join, with German guitarist Thorsten Koehne (Demon Drive, Attack) and Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk) completing the lineup. Eden’s Curse was born!
In 2007, AFM Records released their self-titled debut album, which came on like a cross between classic American bands Queensrÿche and Dokken, married with the European stylings of Pink Cream 69 or a latter day Edguy. The album was warmly received by the global music press and public alike and the band began developing a following.
The multinational quintet gained even further traction in 2008 with their sophomore album ‘The Second Coming‘ and especially the popular single ‘Angels & Demons‘, a duet with Pamela Moore aka Sister Mary from Queensryche’s legendary ‘Operation:Mindcrime‘ album.
The band moved from studio to stage on tours with Stratovarius, Firewind, Alestorm and several major festival apperances in Europe and USA, before taking things up a notch further on their third album ‘Trinity‘ featuring with duets with James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on ‘No Holy Man‘ and Andi Deris (Helloween) on ‘Black Widow‘. Both remain two of the group‘s biggest songs to date. The collaboration with LaBrie in particular paid off handsomely and lead to a short UK run with Dream Theater later that year.
Michael Eden called it a day and the band recruited Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia) for their fourth album ‘Symphony Of Sin‘ in 2013. Lead single ‘Evil & Divine‘ remains the band’s biggest YouTube success to date.
A 2014 debut headline UK tour followed, with new drummer John Clelland (Code Of Silence) on the stool, before recording an old school double live album in their adopted home of Glasgow, Scotland later that year. ‘Live With The Curse‘ was released in 2015 as the band embarked on a short German tour with Freedom Call.
The band released their fifth studio album ‘Cardinal‘ and first with new Finnish keyboarder Chrism in 2016, which featured a duet with Liv Kristine (Leaves‘ Eyes) on ‘Unconditional‘. Later that year they joined Freedom Call again on a more extensive tour of Germany, which saw Liv Kristine join them onstage in Stuttgart.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Eden's Curse released a re-recording of their classic debut album, packaged together with their first Live Concert DVD as ‘Revisited‘ in 2017.
The band embarked on their biggest UK tour to date, supporting Michael Schenker Fest in November 2018 and appeared at Winterstorm Festival in Scotland plus released their ‘Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse ‘ album via AFM Records.
This was followed by an appearance at Planet Rock's Winter's End Festival and then a UK headline tour, in support of 'Testament' in April 2019. German melodic metal band Mob Rules and Sweden's Degreed joined them as support.
Two weeks after the tour the group surprised many by announcing their split, citing "declining record sales and concert attendances" leaving them no choice but to call it a day.
However, this proved to be more of a hiatus with the band reforming almost two years later in January 2021.
Founding member and bassist, Paul Logue, was identified as the unnamed Scottish musician working with James LaBrie of Dream Theater on his upcoming new Acoustic Solo album. He also confirmed he is joined by Eden’s Curse keyboard player Chrism.
The band have begun writing for album number six.
Eden's Curse are:
Nikola Mijic (Vocals)
Thorsten Koehne (Guitars)
Paul Logue (Bass)
John Clelland (Drums)