German power metallers PARAGON have completed work on their new album and are currently seeking a suitable record label to release the effort.
Commented PARAGON bassist Jan Bünning: “Since the 20th of June, we have the mastered mix of our new album and I can just say [producer] Piet Sielck has done an awesome job. To me it sounds like a heavier and more ‘life’ version of ‘Revenge’ mixed with the guitar sound of ‘Law Of The Blade’. Just perfect!
“Our guitar player Wolle [Wolfgang Tewes] wrote a album full of PARAGON classics and our ‘newbie’ Jan Bertram shredded a whole bunch of great lead guitar parts. And Buschi [Andreas Babuschkin; vocals] seems to be like wine — he’s getting better and better and has delievered the best performance he has ever done.”
The track listing for the new PARAGON CD is as follows:
01. Last Day On Earth (intro)
02. Iron Will
04. Gods Of Thunder
06. Blood Iron
07. Blades Of Hell
09. Rising From The Black
10. Demon’s Lair
Adds Bünning: “There will also be a tribute song to a very famous metal band which influenced us very much, but we are not sure if it will not only be a bonus song on special limited edition of the album.”
The cover artwork will once again be created by Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS, RUNNING WILD), while the photos will be handled by Stefan Malzkorn (GAMMA RAY, SAXON) and the cover layout will be overseen by Claudia von Bihl (Auburn Records, ACCEPT, ANVIL).
Jan Betram previously played with PARAGON‘s drummer, Chris Gripp. PARAGON bassist Jan Bünning states, “[Jan] is a longtime PARAGON fan and even wanted to join us a long time ago.”
PARAGON 2012 is:
Andreas Babuschkin – Vocals
Wolfgang Tewes – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Bertram – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Bünning – Bass, Backing Vocals
Chris Gripp – Drums, Backing Vocals
PARAGON‘s last album, “Screenslaves”, was released in November 2008 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced by Uwe Lullis (ex-GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) at Black Solaris Studio in Frankfurt.
Bünning quit PARAGON after the recording of 2007’s “Forgotten Prophecies” because of “musical differences” but rejoined the band in 2009.