Jump to content

Ten - Isla de Muerta


Stefan

Recommended Posts

Ten_Isla-de-Muerta_Rocktopia-Records.jpg

 

From Rocktopia Records:

 

Rocktopia Records recording artists TEN are proud to announce that the release of their eagerly awaited 12 studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015.

The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta’ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion’.

Named after the mythical 'Island Of The Dead' from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very 'piratical, seafaring' feel.

In true classic Ten style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers’ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Other track titles will be released as we approach the release date.

Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.

‘Isla de Muerta’ will be the second outing for this current line-up and sees the boys build upon the foundation stones laid by their ‘Albion’ release.

Expect all the trademark TEN essences: Great songs, Big choruses, stunning solo work and twin leads with the British seven piece once again raising the bar and firing on all cylinders.

‘Isla de Muerta’ promises to inspire the imagination, with songwriter Gary Hughes once again delving into a rich and varied array of subject matter this time around.

Delivered in the classic TEN manner and conjuring images on a simply cinematic scale.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Didn't they just release a new CD like 4 months ago or something?

 

I used to REALLY love Ten back in 1996 - 1998 or so. I played the hell out of the first three CD's and especially Name Of The Rose... but they kinda lost after that. Too much of the same type of stuff, none of which was "radio-friendly," but rather long and arduous 9-minutes sagas.

 

Can't say I'll be on-board with the new one for sure, but I'll certainly check-out the samples and see.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Would be a cool album cover if not for the lady pirate-musketeer whatever she is. Cool band back in their early days. Still don't mind them but they don't really hold my interest much any more. I agree Name of the Rose was great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Didn't they just release a new CD like 4 months ago or something?

 

Yep, my thoughts exactly. That was really, really recent, that release.

 

I initially thought it was okay, but the production/mix was bad and I just couldn't get into it at all. I doubt the new one will be any better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm like everyone else here, I still haven't completely got into the last album yet, nevermind a new one already. Quantity over quality boys?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As there's like 16 people in the band perhaps this was treated in a business light ie. write a couple of albums worth of material and record it all at the same time? It's expensive to get everyone together etc. Will be checking the credits of this and the last one ;)

The debut and name of the rose were released shortly after one another right?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Tracklist:

 

“Buccaneers” (Instrumental)
“Dead Men Tell No Tales”
“Tell Me What To Do”
“Acquiesce”
“This Love”
“The Dragon And Saint George”
“Intensify”
“Karnak” (Instrumental)
“The Valley Of The Kings”
“Revolution”
“Angel Of Darkness”
“The Last Pretender”
“We Can Be As One” (European Bonus)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Really, really average song and it sounds like shit too. Same production as the last one. I wish this album wasn't happening...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Tracklist:

 

“Buccaneers” (Instrumental)

“Dead Men Tell No Tales”

“Tell Me What To Do”

“Acquiesce”

“This Love”

“The Dragon And Saint George”

“Intensify”

“Karnak” (Instrumental)

“The Valley Of The Kings”

“Revolution”

“Angel Of Darkness”

“The Last Pretender”

“We Can Be As One” (European Bonus)

 

Album preview:

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Tracklist:

 

“Buccaneers” (Instrumental)

“Dead Men Tell No Tales”

“Tell Me What To Do”

“Acquiesce”

“This Love”

“The Dragon And Saint George”

“Intensify”

“Karnak” (Instrumental)

“The Valley Of The Kings”

“Revolution”

“Angel Of Darkness”

“The Last Pretender”

“We Can Be As One” (European Bonus)

 

Album preview:

 

 

 

That is fucking horrible...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It kind of makes the new Nelson songs sound like 'Hysteria.' Seriously fucking horrible. Production and song quality, for the record. I absolutely hate it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It kind of makes the new Nelson songs sound like 'Hysteria.' Seriously fucking horrible. Production and song quality, for the record. I absolutely hate it.

Only the Nelson album rocks and the production isn't near as bad as everyone thinks :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why are they writing songs?

 

Amended.

 

It's sad because they have some excellent albums in their discography (from a long, long, LONG time ago) but they just need to stop. Just end it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why are they writing songs about this shit?

 

Hughes is probably short on new ideas... Let's face it, Ten have pretty much been releasing the same retreaded stuff for the past 15 years or so now.

 

I'm not saying I dislike all of it (actually love the Once And Future King discs... I know, I know, that's not Ten, but it might as well be), I just don't think they'll ever re-capture the promise and glory of the first three albums. Those were all fantastic (especially Rose). But that was 20 years ago.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I've not heard any Ten albums and that isn't a good advert for their music :(

 

Sucks you started with this one. Listen to NAME OF THE ROSE start-to-finish on youtube. It's brilliant.

 

 

Yeah, I agree. This is horrible, but it should not deter one from listening to (and consequently loving) their s/t album, 'In the name of the rose,' 'The Robe' and 'Babylon.' Four very fine albums. The next one was okay/passable ('Far beyond the world'), but after that the wheels fell off completely.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I've not heard any Ten albums and that isn't a good advert for their music :(

 

Sucks you started with this one. Listen to NAME OF THE ROSE start-to-finish on youtube. It's brilliant.

 

 

Added to the to listen to list :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

I've not heard any Ten albums and that isn't a good advert for their music :(

 

Sucks you started with this one. Listen to NAME OF THE ROSE start-to-finish on youtube. It's brilliant.

 

 

Added to the to listen to list :)

 

 

I see you're from the Kingdom. I think you'll enjoy TNOTR. It's very "British" sounding... not just Hughes' vocals, but it's kind of Middle-Ages / British-Themed if that makes sense? I think you'll understand what t I mean after giving it a spin.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Posts

    • Didn’t realise Def Leppard were a synthwave band, ‘cause these guys sound like ‘Hysteria’ era Def Leppard more than anything else I can think of. 😉 I was wondering the other day how many people miss out on good music because it is not under a label they desire. Very sad. 
    • Cold Blooded Bitch - Crown of Thorns
    • Don't forget there is a time different time zone from Australia to America.
    • Madison Talk of the Town Masquerade Roulette Might be missing.  
    • Nuff said. It's comments like these that are so helpful. Saved me 30 seconds clicking a YouTube like 😀
    • From Lions Pride Music: In the vibrant era of late ’80s and early ’90s, when Hard Rock ruled the charts and iconic bands were born in the lively streets of L.A., a lesser-known yet equally formidable force emerged from the heart of Germany – Wiesbaden to be precise. It was in this cultural backdrop that five talented musicians converged, forming a band that would redefine Melodic Hard Rock. Thus, SHEELA was born. Their creative hub was a basement rehearsal space in an old street house, which would later evolve into Markus Teske’s legendary BAZEMENT Studio. This studio would become the birthplace of several successful albums for bands like U.D.O., Vanden Plas, Dominci, The New Roses, and more. In 1995, SHEELA released their debut album, ”BURNED DOWN,” meticulously crafted and recorded at the BAZEMENT Studio. The album, showcasing a blend of powerful vocals, compelling guitar lines, and intricate arrangements, achieved instant success in Japan. Renowned magazines like BURRN and ROCK HARD recognized their potential, with the former awarding the album 87 points. ”BURNED DOWN” opens with the captivating ”LONG TIME,” a track featuring a memorable guitar line in the chorus. The album progresses through the anthemic ”READY” and the soulful ”HOLDIN’ ON,” leaving an indelible mark on the Hard Rock scene of the time. The success of the album paved the way for a tour and, later in 1995, personnel changes in the band. In the vibrant era of late ’80s and early ’90s, when Hard Rock ruled the charts and iconic bands were born in the lively streets of L.A., a lesser-known yet equally formidable force emerged from the heart of Germany – Wiesbaden to be precise. It was in this cultural backdrop that five talented musicians converged, forming a band that would redefine Melodic Hard Rock. Thus, SHEELA was born. Their creative hub was a basement rehearsal space in an old street house, which would later evolve into Markus Teske’s legendary BAZEMENT Studio. This studio would become the birthplace of several successful albums for bands like U.D.O., Vanden Plas, Dominci, The New Roses, and more. In 1995, SHEELA released their debut album, ”BURNED DOWN,” meticulously crafted and recorded at the BAZEMENT Studio. The album, showcasing a blend of powerful vocals, compelling guitar lines, and intricate arrangements, achieved instant success in Japan. Renowned magazines like BURRN and ROCK HARD recognized their potential, with the former awarding the album 87 points. ”BURNED DOWN” opens with the captivating ”LONG TIME,” a track featuring a memorable guitar line in the chorus. The album progresses through the anthemic ”READY” and the soulful ”HOLDIN’ ON,” leaving an indelible mark on the Hard Rock scene of the time. The success of the album paved the way for a tour and, later in 1995, personnel changes in the band. Their second album, ”CHANGES,” dropped in 1997, again making waves in Japan before conquering European audiences during a tour with Canadian superstars SAGA. In the subsequent years, SHEELA shared stages with legendary acts like FATES WARNING, won the KARLSBERG CHALLENGE, and made a mark in the USA by performing at the STURGIS RALLY alongside bands like STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON. The journey continued with their third album, ”STRAIGHT HEARTED ONES” (2001), featuring guest musician Michael Sadler of SAGA. SHEELA toured extensively, opening for heavyweights like NAZARETH, MANFRED MAN, POISON, and even sharing the stage with Germany’s most successful Rockband – THE SCORPIONS. However, like any great rock story, SHEELA encountered lineup changes, and in 2002, Markus Teske bid farewell, leaving Christian Moser as the sole remaining member of the original lineup. Despite the changes, SHEELA’s impact endured, with discussions and online buzz surrounding their music even in 2018. Described as ”One of Germany’s secrets,” the timeless classics ”LONG TIME” and ”BURNED DOWN” continue to resonate with fans, prompting a resurgence in interest. In 2023, SHEELA signed a landmark deal with Lions Pride Music, a renowned record label based in Denmark. This collaboration brought forth a reissue of their debut album ”Burned Down,” remixed, remastered, and adorned with a new artwork. This worldwide release on CD and Digital platforms reintroduced the timeless magic of SHEELA to a global audience, reaffirming their status as pioneers of Melodic Hard Rock. SHEELA’s journey, marked by musical evolution, international recognition, and an enduring legacy, is a testament to the band’s commitment to creating timeless Hard Rock that transcends eras. As we look back at the album that started it all, ”BURNED DOWN,” SHEELA’s legacy lives on, leaving an indelible mark on the history of German rock. Sheela is: Wolfgang Ilsy Terne – Lead Vocals & Guitars Christian Moser – Guitars & Backing Vocals Markus Teske – Keyboards & Backing Vocals Tony Spagone – Bass & Backing Vocals Jojo Nimtz – Drums & Backing Vocals Special Guests: Patricia Loesch – Backing Vocals Martin Hofmann – Backing Vocals Robert Henrich – Harp Stefan Djokic – Slide Guitar Recorded in 1995 @ Bazement Studios, Wiesbaden, Germany 1995. Re-Mixed & Re-Mastered by Markus Teske @ Bazement Studios 2023 Produced by Sheela Chris Siloma : Chris Siloma Executive Producer: Carsten Nielsen        
    • Edvard Munch's favourite band.
    • Debut album 'Portraits' out May 31.   From Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group:   The band was founded a decade ago under the name ”Alex Mari & The Lovers”, with the aim of writing original material. Meanwhile, in order to create good chemistry between the members, the group began playing together on several live shows, performing cover songs of legendary international artists just like Queen, Toto, Police and AC/DC.   After few line-up changes, the band was finalized with three members: Alex Mari  (Michele Luppi Band, Barock Project, Ophiura, plus guest appearances as studio backing vocalist with Rhapsody of Fire) on vocals, Gianluca Pisana on drums and backing vocals, and Sebastiano Barbirato on guitar and backing vocals. For their debut album, they established their new identity with the name, Night Pleasure Hotel.   The first studio chapter of this very promising trio offers a perfect slice of classic American AOR, reminiscent of Survivor (Bickler era), Foreigner, Prism and Toto. The album features contributions from talented special guest stars –  Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Luca Zabbini (Barock Project, PFM), Paolo Caridi (Ellefson-Soto, Reb Beach, Geoff Tate, Krell), Gianluca Tagliavini (PFM), Roberto Galli (Michele Luppi’s Heaven, Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire) and Iarin Munari (Red Canzian, Roberto Vecchioni, Paolo Vallesi).   Night Pleasure Hotel are sure to become one of the best newcomers of the current melodic rock scene, thanks to their infectious sound, mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone, Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, StreetLore).   The release of ”Portraits” is scheduled for May 31, 2024 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group. The CD booklet features introductory liner notes written by Samuele Mannini (Melodicrock.it), while cover art and CD graphics have been developed by Aeglos Art (Wheels Of Fire, Platens, StreetLore, Raintimes, Room Experience, Nightblaze).    The first single of the album, ”Just This Once”, will be launched with an official video on March 28, 2024.   Tracklist:   01. Niko 02. Just This Once 03. We Say Goodbye 04. Walking Through The Horizon 05. You And I 06. Sweet Melodies Of Rain 07. Shivers 08. What I Feel 09. Julia  10. Suddenly 11. For You 12. Quella Sera (Bonus Track)   Night Pleasure Hotel is:   Alex Mari: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards Sebastiano Barbirato: Guitar, Bass, Backing vocals Gianluca Pisana: Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals
    • Queen Shrike = Queensryche 👍
    • and the new Gunship cd maybe not so much AOR but damn good stuff
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.