May 8, 2010

Singer Carlos Zema has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on "Reborn in Fire", the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN — the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall. The Brazilian native has come to the focus of the metal public through his time in the band OUTWORLD and South American heavyweights VOUGAN.

Commented Marshall: "Working with Carlos is one of those experiences that really blew my mind. The song 'Rising' featured is one of Carlos' tunes as a whole so I can honestly say I am a fan of the song. Initially we created a super-heavy tune, and while we both really liked it, found it was missing something that the rest of the album had. So, to continue the melodic feel of the album, Carlos sent me his song 'Rising' to work on and we both agreed it worked well on the album and 'Rising' is a killer song. This guy is an incredible songwriter, vocalist and talent."

A total of eight singers will be featured on "Reborn in Fire", including Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, LIONSHEART, ONSLAUGHT),Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, MACHINES OF GRACE, ex-SAVATAGE) and Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS, OBSESSION).

"Reborn in Fire" was mixed and mastered at Frontiers Studio in Sydney, Australia.

Due in early June via 7Hard Records, "Reborn in Fire" "delivers an epic and aggressive power metal assault in the style of AVANTASIA and the collaborative genius of AYREON," according to a press release.

"Of Light and Shadows" audio sample featuring Mike Vescera:

EMPIRES OF EDEN's debut album was a massive success in Japan, released by Rubicon Records in July 2009.

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