Austrian symphonic metal act, EDENBRIDGE, is currently gearing up for the release of their eleventh studio album, Shangri-La, due out on August 26, 2022 with AFM Records.
Nine epic, new tracks take the dedicated EDENBRIDGE listener on a musical ride into the realms of finest symphonic metal. Shangri-La not only unleashes a sophisticated range of compositions along with an intoxicating and bombastic sound atmosphere the band is known and loved for, but EDENBRIDGE has created their most diverse record to date: Despite constantly high quality standards and as the new offering proves, they continually expand their musical expression from album to album without abandoning their trademarks. This time, the band has created a fine balance between emotionally magical moments, an ever-present mystical atmosphere and heavy, fast-paced riffage.
Following previously-released songs “Somewhere Else But Here” and the magical “The Road To Shangri-La”, today EDENBRIDGE have premiered a music video for new single “The Call Of Eden”.
Vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher comments: “The Call of Eden deals with power and manipulation. The lie is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end. While the truth is bitter in the beginning but sweet in the end. Realise the allurement, manipulation and the exercise of power in the inside and the outside and neither become victim nor offender – combine the powers in your heart.“
Formed in 1998, EDENBRIDGE belongs to one of the most style-defining bands of their genre, spearheading its domain since their pathbreaking debut album “Sunrise in Eden” (2000). Their forthcoming magnum opus, Shangri-La, was recorded at the Farpoint Station Studio and was mixed by Karl Groom. The album was produced by band mastermind Lanvall, who just recently not only debuted a phenomenal live symphony performance with the “Junge Philharmonie Freistadt”, but also makes a fierce racing driver!
Furthermore and as a pleasant cooling, EDENBRIDGE has launched their own Pale Ale! Sabine and Lanvall reveal: “As we are big fans of the “India Pale Ale“, it was near to head in that direction. A strong beer with fruity notes! In our case, the “Shangri-La New England India Pale Ale” was born, blending perfectly with its pineapple, citrus, peach and apricot tastenotes, coming without any fruit extracts but exclusively from the hop. And what shall we say, the result is awesome!“
The cover art was created by United Arab Emirates artist, Muhammad K. Nazia:
01. At First Light
02. The Call Of Eden
03. Hall Of Shame
04. Savage Land – feat. NDR Radio Orchestra flutist Daniel Tomann-Eickhoff
05. Somewhere Else But Here
06. Freedom Is A Roof Made Of Stars
07. Arcadia (The Great Escape)
08. The Road To Shangri-La
09. The Bonding (Part 2) – feat. Erik Martensson (Eclipse, W.E.T.)
Sabine Edelsbacher: Lead Vocals
Lanvall: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Nylon String Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Orchestration, Electric Sitar, Bouzouki, Swarmandal, Ukulele
Johannes Jungreithmeier: Drums
Steve Hall: Bass
Dominik Sebastian: Lead Guitar