Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have set "The Grand Design" as the title of their fifth CD, tentatively due next spring via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Shine" will be recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria and the Thin Ice facility in England under the watchful eye of Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). Guest musicians on the album will include Dennis Ward and Robby Valentine, both of whom will be responsible for backing vocals and choirs on the new CD.
Commented EDENBRIDGE guitarist/keyboardist Lanvall: "A dream has come true for me that Robby Valentine will take part on the next album. I've been in contact with him for a long time now, but unfortunately we never met personally when we were on tour in Holland. When then he also invites you to come to Holland and work with him in his studio, it's something really special! Wonderful that Dennis is again doing choirs, his voice is perfectly harmonizing with Sabine's and had a very important role on 'Shine'; this is something to continue with and build upon. I've been knowing Karl Groom for more than 10 years now, THRESHOLD are one of my and Sabine's absolute favorite bands and I love Karl's productions."
The first single from the upcoming album will be "Evermore". As a special bonus on the single, EDENBRIDGE will include their first cover version ever — the James Bond classic "For Your Eyes Only", originally sung by Sheena Easton.