STEEL GALLERY RECS BREAKING NEWS ABOUT STAR.GATE
Today, we were supposed to release the first single from "Escaping the Illusion", the forthcoming sixth full length album of the Melodic Neoclassical Metallers STAR.GATE.
However, a very specific situation arose, driving us to the decision to postpone the album's release for a short time.
For several weeks after the recordings were finished, the band's producer Kostas Scandalis, has been working to deliver a brilliant final audio result based on the best production possible. All the involved band members including the main composer - Kostas Domenikiotis - plus the label's executive producer -Kostas Athanasoglou- were absolutely satisfied with the final audio result, finding it phenomenal!
However, there was an exception in the above situation: The band's singer Vassilis Papadopoulos was not happy with the album's overall vocal production: Even though the disagreement was one against all, but also against every basic principle at a technical level, the rest were in a good mood to listen to him and work together to find common ground. Unfortunately, he could not find something that would satisfy him without at the same time offending the aesthetics of the rest of the people involved, but, even more so, of the audience that would listen to the album.
This overall disagreement was also expressed by Papadopoulos through a very rude public announcement that he shared on social media multiple times, -just a few days after the album's official release announcement and just a breath before the first single's release-. He pointed out that he is not approving the album's vocal production, also mentioning his departure from the band as well.
As anyone can understand due to all the above facts, we no longer wish the album to be released featuring the vocal recordings of Vasilis Papadopoulos. After his departure we really have the opportunity to release the album exactly as it is now without having to change anything in the structure and production of the tracks. The only difference will be the singer as well as more positive energy, good vibes and enthusiasm for the final result.
Within a very short period of time we will announce the replacement singer as the auditions have already started!
The album had already been sent to the factory to be pressed, but we are cancelling that and we are taking the project back to the studio, without caring about all the extra cost. We just want to release a great STAR.GATE album!
Finally, we are posting a sort sampler of the final production, giving you a small taste of the album, showcasing the audio result that we achieved and wanted to offer to you all.
We would like to thank all the STAR.GATE fans for their incredible support so far and we promise to them that the band's best album will be in their hands very soon!
Steel Gallery Records team
Sampler: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... &id=100000
Αυτό πήγα να γράψω. Μπράβο στον Aθανασογλου αλλά και την μπάντα.
Αν κάτι ξεκινάει με τόση αρνητικοτητα δεν θα πάει καλά. Χίλιες φορές η όποια καθυστέρηση. Αφού ο προηγούμενος τραγουδιστής δεν γουστάρει τα φωνητικά του και βγήκε στην γύρα για κράξιμο... έπρεπε να μην του δοθεί καμία καλλιτεχνική επιβράβευση..
Steel Gallery Records presents "Hiding All The Tears" - the first single video from "Escaping the Illusion", the sixth studio album by the Melodic Lyrical Metallers STAR.GATE, out at first quarter of 2024.
Two months after the band's and label's decision for the album’s vocals to be re-recorded from scratch, we are happy to announce that the process is completed and the album is ready!
Through fast and methodical movements, we arranged various auditions until we ended up co-operating with one of the best voices in Greece: Manos Fatsis!
Being an absolute professional, Fatsis recorded demos, arranged and recorded the vocals of each and every song of the album plus two bonus tracks, in just one and a half month! The result as you can hear stands beyond all expectations.
Now the songs have the artistic status they deserve, matching the band's vision about what they wanted to present to the world.
Last but not least special thanks goes to STAR.GATE producer Kostas Scandalis for his amazing and fast job on the album's new mixing and mastering process.
So today we announce the new vocalist of STAR.GATE presenting the album's first single/lyric video as well.
Release date and pre-order info are coming soon!
Καλοτάξιδο, ΘΑ ΞΕΣΚΙΣΕΙ !!!!
STAR.GATE - Christmas Night (Acoustic Version)
During the vocal recording sessions of the forthcoming STAR GATE "Escaping the Illusion" full length, singer Manos Fatsis found the time to record some extra stuff!
One of the extra songs he recorded is this acoustic version of the "Christmas Night" song that was originally included on the band's previous "Unbroken Diamond" release.
"Christmas Night (Acoustic)" will be featured as bonus track on the "Escaping the Illusion" full length. Today we share this new version's lyric video! We think that this is the ideal way to send our best wishes to all STAR.GATE and Steel Gallery Records, fans around the world!!
Merry Christmas to everyone and a new year full of health, happiness and wonderful music!
Kostas Domenikiotis: Bass
Sakis Bandis: Keyboards
Manos Fatsis: Lead and Backing Vocals
Anthimos Manti: Guitars
Stergios Kourou: Special Guest (all the drum work)
Music composed by Kostas Domenikiotis
Lyrics written by Helen Roumpi/Kostas Domenikiotis
Music arranged by Anthimos Manti