InsideOutMusic recently announced the signing of Steve Hackett and Agents of Mercy vocalist Nad Sylvan to their roster, and now he is pleased to reveal his new solo album is titled Courting The Widow, and will be released on October 16th, 2015 in Europe and October 30th, 2015 in the US.
Courting the Widow tracklist:
1.Carry Me Home
2.Courting The Widow
3.Echoes Of Ekwabet
4.To Turn The Other Side
6.The Killing Of The Calm
7.Where The Martyr Carved His Name
8.Long Slow Crash Landing
Courting The Widow musicians:
Vocals, keyboards, guitars - Nad Sylvan
Guitars - Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt, Lars Drugge
Bass - Nick Beggs, Jonas Reingold
Piano - Roger King, Nad Sylvan
Drums - Nick D'Virgilio, Gary O'Toole, Doane Perry
Flute, tenor sax - Rob Townsend
Violin - Annbjorg Lien
Backing vocals - Nad Sylvan, Nick Beggs, Jade Ell
plus secret guest.
Nad had this to say about the album:
"During these past years with Steve Hackett, I have developed a character known as the "Vampirate". I have here set him loose, and so he has invited you all on-board his great ship, to take you on a musical journey you have never been on before.
The main character - the widow herself, is a symbol of death - and is to be courted through every song, one way or another. It is indeed a dark album, but full of loving light"
Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited show, continuing his stint into the latter part of this year. Nad adds: "In a little less than four years, I was snatched up by two iconic guitarists, namely Roine Stolt and then Steve Hackett. That must mean something to the world, because it sure means an awful lot to me". Nad formed Agents of Mercy with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) in 2009, and have released three albums to date.
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