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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 2011-09-26, 18:26:24 »
Here's the first teaser of the album:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2266396511196

The link only works if you have a Facebook-account though...

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 2011-09-26, 22:28:17 »
Yeah, I noticed. Very much looking forward to it, sounding  *horns*.

If you don't have Facebook, you can also see it on the site Peter mentioned before you: http://www.arenaband.com/
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 2011-09-26, 23:55:48 »
Wow! Very cool!
Very different too.

A few things remind me of Arena, but most of it is new and fresh.
A new and fresh start for Arena!

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 2011-09-29, 15:43:00 »
In this trailer, I hear classic Arena riffs and whole new things.
And the most important thing is, I hear nothing but good prog coming.  *horns* I now understand Clive's note about the atmosphere, the classic and new stuff. Really looking forward to this.
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 2011-10-05, 19:54:22 »
Mmmmmmmh, tasty ;)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 2011-10-18, 20:01:15 »
Website http://arenaband.com/ work in progress, but looking great already  ;).
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 2011-10-20, 21:52:49 »
On behalf of the guys I'm sending out this newsletter as we speak and share it here:
 
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THE SEVENTH DEGREE OF SEPARATION

PRE-ORDER NOW AT WWW.VERGLAS.COM!

Hello Arena Fans!

At last the new Arena album is finished and will be released on the 28th November 2011. Our seventh album is a concept album, which explores the last hour of life and the first hour beyond. It’s truly dark in the way that only Arena can do! It's available now for pre-order exclusively at Verglas.

The Seventh Degree Of Separation special edition package is a 56 minute long, 13 track cd in a 3 leafed digibook with a 28 page pullout booklet packed with original artwork + a bonus 50 minute DVD “The making of The Seventh Degree Of Separation”, where each member of the band gives you some insight into the process they go through to make the music. The tracklist is as follows:

01. The Great Escape
02. Rapture
03. One Last Au Revoir
04. The Ghost Walks
05. Thief Of Souls
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Echoes Of The Fall
08. Bed Of Nails
09. What If?
10. Trebuchet
11. Burning Down
12. Catching The Bullet
13. The Tinder Box

Clive: “I must say the album is sounding great; very powerful and atmospheric. The music to me is another part of the Arena evolution, although there is still that intrinsic ‘Arena-sound’ pervading the album.”

This special edition package is now available to buy only at www.verglas.com and you will receive your special edition package before the official release date. Or you can come and buy it at one of the tour dates below.

Please note that you will not be able to buy this in any shop or any online outlet except www.verglas.com before 28th November, or get it at one of the gigs. Come to the Arena tour and see a fantastic stage show with our new vocalist and music! You can also hear a sample of the album at www.arenaband.com

We invite you to spread the word about the album and tour on any social media and forum you can think of. Much appreciated!

We hope you enjoy the new music and see you at one of the gigs!

Mick, John, Paul, Clive and John


PRE-ORDER NOW AT WWW.VERGLAS.COM!



ARENA The SEVENTH DEGREE OF SEPARATION Tour November 2011

4th Belgium-Verviers-Spirit of 66 http://www.spiritof66.com/

5th Holland-Uden-De Pul http://www.depul-uden.nl/

6th Germany-Reichenbach-Bergkeller http://www.bergkeller-reichenbach.de/

7th Poland-Wroclaw-Firlej http://www.firlej.wroc.pl/

8th Poland-Warsaw-Progresja http://www.progresja.com/

9th Poland-Poznan-Blue Note http://www.bluenote.poznan.pl/

10th Poland-Katowice-Teatr Slaski http://www.teatrslaski.art.pl/

11th Germany-Aschaffenburg-Colos-Saal http://www.colos-saal.de/

12th Switzerland-Pratteln-Z7 http://www.z-7.ch/

13th Italy-Verona-Club Il Giardino http://www.clubilgiardino.org/

14th Germany-Stuttgart-LKA-Longhorn http://www.lka-longhorn.de/

15th France-Paris-La Scene http://www.la-scene.com/

16th France-Strasbourg-La Laiterie Club http://www.laiterie.artefact.org/

17th Germany-Lorsch-Musiktheater-Rex http://www.musiktheater-rex.de/

18th Germany-Essen-Zeche Carl http://www.zechecarl.de/

19th Holland-Zoetermeer-Boerderij http://www.cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl/

27th England-Leamington Spa-The Assembly http://www.leamingtonassembly.com/

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 00:02:47 »
On behalf of the guys I'm sending out this newsletter as we speak and share it here:
 

Thanks for that!

I've pre-ordered mine! ;D ;D ;D ;D

"This special edition package is now available to buy only at www.verglas.com and you will receive your special edition package before the official release date. Or you can come and buy it at one of the tour dates below."

The official release date is 28th november. I wonder when I can expect it to make its entry into my house!
The first tour date is 4th of november, so can we expect it around the 7th of december or something? That would be a nice date to receive the Seventh Degree of Seperation!

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 08:34:14 »
I don't know if I'll pre-order it. It depends on the date Verglas will ship it I guess. I'm going to the gig on the 19th of November and I was always going to pick the new album up at the gig. But now I wonder: If I pre-order it, will I receive the album before that date? Because it would be nice to be already (somewhat) familiar with the new album before the gig... Anyone with inside-information (;)) who can answer this for me?

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 09:36:11 »
I have pre-ordered my copy - would be nice if all the preorders could be signed by the band ! (Clive ??)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 13:11:46 »
Ordered :)




Is it here yet? is it here yet? Is it here yet? is it here yet? Is it here yet? is it here yet? Is it here yet? is it here yet?


I'm not impatient or anything :) Honest........

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 17:09:24 »
I have no creditcard!!!!

^$%$%^&**&)&^&%$  >:(

But I want one!!!  :( :( :(
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 2011-10-21, 17:34:22 »
I have no creditcard!!!!

^$%$%^&**&)&^&%$  >:(

But I want one!!!  :( :( :(

I don't have one either! ;D
But my dad has! ;)

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 2011-10-22, 14:10:32 »
I've ordered a copy. I hope it lives up to my (pretty high) expectations. And most of all, I hope they will start being an actual band and not just a temporary gathering of individuals playing some fine music and then going off the radar. Now it seems as if we (the fans) only matter when there are albums or concert tickets on sale.

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 2011-10-22, 22:04:05 »
Anyone with inside-information (;)) who can answer this for me?

I've asked Mick and he said that the sending out starts the first week of November and the earlier you pre-order, the earlier you will receive your copy. All pre-orders should arrive at least one-two weeks before the release date of 28th November. If you are uncertain about the mail then come to the gigs and buy it there!

And most of all, I hope they will start being an actual band and not just a temporary gathering of individuals playing some fine music and then going off the radar. Now it seems as if we (the fans) only matter when there are albums or concert tickets on sale.
I also hope Arena are really back from their extended break, but I sympathise with the fact they really needed - and deserved - a break after ten years of steadily releasing albums and touring, then got caught up in their various other activities, especially Clive who is fulfilling his long cherished dream with Caamora. But also in between albums and when they're busy with other projects it's appreciated if they at least drop a line here every now and then ;)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 17:58:07 »
The concept and cover are intriguing by the way. The concept goes back a bit to the near death experience of The Visitor but takes it a step beyond. The cover depicts a guy with wings, that may symbolise his becoming an angel after death, but they're not really angel wings, more butterfly wings.. Which reminds me of an interview I once did with Clive about the lyrics of Immortal?, Clive remarked: "I like the Butterfly Man. I think he might come back for some more business. We’ll see."

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 18:18:20 »
I also hope Arena are really back from their extended break, but I sympathise with the fact they really needed - and deserved - a break after ten years of steadily releasing albums and touring, then got caught up in their various other activities, especially Clive who is fulfilling his long cherished dream with Caamora. But also in between albums and when they're busy with other projects it's appreciated if they at least drop a line here every now and then ;)

Of course, the deserved the break. No doubt about that. And I understand fully that they were busy with all sorts of nice projects. Nonetheless, I think they could take better care of their fans: the fan-reunion at De Boerderij earlier this year did not stand out as being really 'fan friendly'. Contagion The maxx... The fact that two members are out of the band without a proper explanation (apart from some short press release.)

Well, let's call it frustrated enthusiasm from my side. Just hoping for the best (and really really hoping  the cd/dvd will arrive prior to the gig in Zoetermeer.)

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 18:21:09 »
"I like the Butterfly Man. I think he might come back for some more business. We’ll see."

Yup, he was here on Friday - for business:

I don't know if I'll pre-order it ...

 :D

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 18:25:10 »
Yup, he was here on Friday - for business:
Tsk tsk Nicky, you say we drive you up the walls with no or poor replies to your posts, but you're not giving your best here either ;)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 18:33:22 »
you say we drive you up the walls with no or poor replies to your posts

With you, Erik, one can actually discuss music ... but you could visit the Room more often  ;)

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 2011-10-23, 18:43:27 »
With you, Erik, one can actually discuss music ... but you could visit the Room more often  ;)
Guilty as charged on both accounts ;)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 2011-10-24, 22:53:13 »
Ordered. :-)
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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 16:56:01 »

 DPRP Radio:

Listen to the latest show – eight new prog albums
Posted on 25 October 2011 by andy
Show number 15 – first broadcast on 24th October 2011

This week we preview songs from eight eagerly-awaited new progressive albums. We have yet-to-be-released tracks from Arena and Manning alongside new material from Magenta, Anathema, Transatlantic, Knight Area, Man on Fire, Agents of Mercy and Alan Reed, the former songer with Pallas.

You can Listen Again or download the Podcast online here.

http://www.dprp.net/wp/radio/
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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 17:39:13 »
DPRP Radio:

Listen to the latest show – eight new prog albums
Posted on 25 October 2011 by andy
Show number 15 – first broadcast on 24th October 2011

This week we preview songs from eight eagerly-awaited new progressive albums. We have yet-to-be-released tracks from Arena and Manning alongside new material from Magenta, Anathema, Transatlantic, Knight Area, Man on Fire, Agents of Mercy and Alan Reed, the former songer with Pallas.

You can Listen Again or download the Podcast online here.

http://www.dprp.net/wp/radio/

Wow, thanks, that's great. Do you maybe have timestamps to the Arena-bit(s)? 'Cause I probably won't have time to listen to the whole thing all the way through.

EDIT: Never mind, it's right at the very beginning of the podcast! Listening now! *horns*

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Re: The Seventh Degree of Seperation
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 2011-10-26, 18:17:15 »
Sounds like RRRock!