CONSORTIUM PROJECT, the band led by former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer frontman Ian Parry, was forced to cancel its February 15, 2008 concert at De Peppel in Zeist, the Netherlands due to a "throat infection."
CONSORTIUM PROJECT filmed a video in December for the song "Nowhere Fast". According to the band, "The location was the well-known discotheque Outland in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Later in January 2008 Ian filmed extra footage in the mountain region in Egypt near the Red Sea. Expectations are high due to the impressive camera work plus additional 3-D digital FX. The band is grateful to their fans and hopes to gain more than the 14,000 hits 'Enigma' received on YouTube."
CONSORTIUM PROJECT's current touring lineup is as follows:
Ian Parry (ELEGY) - Lead Vocals
Dirk Bruinenberg (ELEGY) - Drums
Joshua Dutrieux (ELEGY) - Keyboards And Guitar
Niels Vejlyt - Lead Guitar
Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex-PAIN OF SALVATION) - Bass
Erna auf der Haar - Female Backing Vocals
CONSORTIUM PROJECT's video for the song "Enigma" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's new album, entitled "Children of Tomorrow", which was issued in North America on July 31 on ProgRock Records. The label also released Parry's last solo album, "Visions", which came out in Europe in 2006.
Unlike Parry's previous CONSORTIUM PROJECT releases, "Children of Tomorrow" is said to be "a more diverse rock metal production with progressive elements reminiscent of his earlier productions." Parry spent more than a year on this epic production, writing, recording and mixing with former ELEGY bandmate/keyboard player Joshua Dutrieux. The songs were written as a collaboration between Parry, Dutrieux and the latest addition to the CONSORTIUM family, ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION drummer Ivar de Graaf.