KISKE / SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Place Vendome) and Amanda Somerville (Trillium, Avantasia) and this new recording is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the season in Rock music. Kiske’s soaring overtones seem to blend perfectly with the ethereal quality and diverse range of Amanda's voice and this time the results are truly over the top. This Deluxe Edition includes a bonus DVD featuring music videos and a making of documentary about the album.
KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) and this new recording is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the season in rock music. Kiske's soaring overtones seem to blend perfectly with the ethereal quality and diverse range of Amanda's voice and this time the results are truly over the top."City Of Heroes" sees Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER) and Magnus Karlsson (STARBREAKER, PRIMAL FEAR) handling most of the songwriting (with a song contribution "Breaking Neptune" from Sander Gommans, formerly of AFTER FOREVER, and Amanda Somerville herself) and with Sinner overseeing the production in various recording studios in Europe. Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS, DORO) then took care of the mix of the album ensuring a sonic quality second to none.
The Czech Republic's Sebastien has gone through many trials, including band name and personnel changes over 10 years, to get to their release of their debut album Tears of White Roses. Yet with the strength of label Escape Music behind them and the enthusiastic support of Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Sebastien should be on the cusp of greatness. A strong supporting cast in the studio doesn't hurt either. Participants include Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Aina, Kiske/Somerville), Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind, Spiritual Beggars), Doogie White (Cornerstone, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine), Mike DiMeo (The Lizards, ex-Riot, ex-Masterplan), Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), and Tore Moren (Jorn).
"Kiske" is an album released by the German musician Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) in 2006. Of the four solo efforts produced by Kiske, this is the one most removed from his metal roots/past having little to no electric guitar. Of all his solo albums Kiske refers to this as his favorite. He says this because he believes this to be the album that he had the most creative and expressive freedom in the recording process.
HDK (formerly HATE DEATH KILL), the project launched by Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, TRILLIUM, KISKE/SOMERVILLE), released its long-awaited second full-length album entitled "Serenades Of The Netherworld", on September 1st, 2014 via Revolutionary Records. The follow-up to 2009's "System Overload" was partially recorded and produced by Gommans at the Rock Station, mixed by Joost Van Den Broek and mastered by Jos Driessen. The songs were written by Gommans, Amanda Somerville and Geert Kroes.States Gommans: "The first HDK album was very heavy and far away from the style I've developed with AFTER FOREVER. This new album combines those styles."