VENGEANCE: New Album Details Revealed

Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE will release their new studio album, “Crystal Eye”, on February 24 in Germany, February 27 in the rest of Europe and in March 2012 in the USA and Canada through SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), standard jewel case and as a digital download.

Digipak track listing:

01. Me And You (4:02)
02. Bad To The Bone (4:51)
03. Barbeque (3:31)
04. Shock Me Now (3:28)
05. Five Knuckle Shuffle (4:10)
06. Desperate Women (4:03)
07. Whole Lotta Metal (4:11)
08. Promise Me (3:43)
09. Crystal Eye (6:13)
10. Missing (4:51)
11. Jans End Piece (1:16)
12. Paint This Town (3:25) (bonus track)
13. Barbeque (radio edit) (3:35) (bonus track)

Jewel case track listing:

01. Me And You (4:02)
02. Bad To The Bone (4:51)
03. Barbeque (3:31)
04. Shock Me Now (3:28)
05. Five Knuckle Shuffle (4:10)
06. Desperate Women (4:03)
07. Whole Lotta Metal (4:11)
08. Promise Me (3:43)
09. Crystal Eye (6:13)
10. Missing (4:51)
11. Jans End Piece (1:16)
The recording lineup on “Crystal Eye” incudes Leon Goewie (vocals), Chris Slade (drums; ex-AC/DC), Keri Kelli (guitar; ex-ALICE COOPER), Chris Glen (bass; ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), and Timo Somers (guitar; son of VENGEANCE guitarist Jan Somers, who sadly died of a heart attack in January 2011).

“More than ever before, this is a band which consists of friends,” states Goewie, whose excellent reputation as an exceptional vocalist made this impressive lineup possible. Goewie, Slade, Glen and Kelli also form the nucleus of the AC/DC cover band CHRIS SLADE’S STEEL CIRCLE, which rocks clubs around the globe whenever the musicians’ schedules allow it.

“Crystal Eye” was produced by Michael Voss, who composed most of the songs in collaboration with Goewie. The title track was penned by former VENGEANCE guitarist Arjen Lucassen (AYREON, STAR ONE), while Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) contributed “Whole Lotta Metal”, which is said to be “tailor-made for Goewie and VENGEANCE.” The album closes with the instrumental “Jan’s End Piece”, which features the last guitar solos recorded by Jan Somers before his tragic death.

“I’ve listened to the new tracks a couple of times now and consider this the most professional album I’ve ever done,” says Goewie proudly, adding, “The fun and humor which are typical of VENGEANCE are all there on ‘Crystal Eye’, but in addition, the material is perceptibly more serious, which I feel really suits VENGEANCE mark 2012.”

VENGEANCE will embark on a European tour in support of “Crystal Eye” in March/April 2012.

 

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