Just posted this on the Cage website:
PAUL MANZI SHINES, NEW ALBUM AND TOUR IN 2011
At the sold out gig in Holland, Paul Manzi made a big impression and really established himself as Arena's new frontman. His voice perfectly suited the Arena material sung by the three previous vocalists and furthermore brings a new raw, rockier edge that complements Arena's heavier direction. The first track of the gig, the heavy new track The Escape, proved beyond a doubt that Arena are alive and kicking. With not having played for some time and little rehearsal time, the set wasn't without faults, but this was more than compensated by the energetic performance and the great vibe between band and audience.
Clive stated that the new album will be recorded over the summer of 2011 and that the release is slated for late September, followed by a tour in October/November. The working title is still The Tinder Box, but the album will get a different name, not revealed yet. Clive looks further ahead with tentative ideas for a further two albums after album number seven. Keep an eye on this page, interviews with Paul, John, Clive and Mick will be posted soon!