Middle East's progressive mastermind Amadeus Awad is back with "Death Is Just A Feeling"
Featuring an all star lineup: Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Ayreon, The Gentle Storm), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Guilt Machine, Stream of Passion), Elia Monsef (Ostura, Amadeus Awad), Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats) and Jimmy Keegan (Spocks Beard, John Waite, Santana).
The new album from Lebanese maestro Amadeus Awad will be released worldwide on the 20th of August 2015 via Melodic Revolution Records. As with previous releases from Awad, "Death Is Just A Feeling" is a concept album and contains 6 tracks clocking in at around 47 minutes with one instrumental track.
According to Amadeus:
This album is the result of: "my personal experience with death, both the tragic loss of loved ones (Father, Brother and a Best Friend) as well as my own attempt of committing suicide, which I contemplated more than once at a certain stage in my life."
For his newest opus, Amadeus chose some of the best names in the business to collaborate with, "each one of the characters in the story represents a certain side of me, and I wanted myself to be represented by the greatest personalities in the progressive rock/metal world; being able to work with my idols is a great honor"
Amadeus is always stretching the boundaries with his music and lyrics, and it's no different with his new album, he is opening up and revealing his most inner and darkest secrets and coming to terms with death. "Death is just a Feeling" is his finest work to date.
The album was mixed and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studios.
Amadeus Awad: Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitars, Keyboards and Orchestration.
Anneke Van Giersbergen: Vocals.
Arjen Lucassen: Vocals.
Elia Monsef: Vocals.
Marco Minnemann: Drums on Tracks 2, 3, 5 & 6.
James Keegan : Drums on Track 4.
Nareg Nashanikian: Cello.
Rafi Nashanikian: Clarinet.
Dan Harper: Narration.
For More Information:
Official Website: Coming Soon!
Melodic Revolution Records: http://mrrmusic.com/amadeus-awad--
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