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What is the status in Arena?

Started by cabo, Sun, 2007-12-30, 22:54:12

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cabo

Just wondering, it is so quiet, no news, Clive post seldom. Mick is almost quiet, the others never post...

John states on the It bites page that " 2008 is going to be a massive year for It Bites", it seems that 2008 will be a busy year for Pendragon also, Mick  tours with Jesters....

So what is going on in the Arena world? Is the band on hold?

cabo


Clive

Right... The Arena 'on hold' period is coming to a close!
We have sat back a little for the last couple of years due to the need for a break, combined with the wish from various members of the band to pursue certain projects (For myself, the last two years have been consumed with the Caamora project). However, the plan was to get things going again this year... and that is still the plan!

We will be in tour in April, and these will be the last gigs we intend to do before making a new album.
There is now a concept for the new album, and some bits of material have been written. There are a few things to sort out and then our attention will revert to writing the Arena album.
Although there are no deadlines, I would like to think that much of the album will be written by the summer... then it will be time to record it! There is no release date planned at the moment, but that will come as the writing progresses.

Once the Arena machine grinds into action again, it won't be a question of 'a busy twelve months'... or 'a massive year'... it will be 'All about Arena for the next few years'.

Hope that answers the question..... Status - Active!!!

Teunis

Thanks Clive, that's the news we've been waiting for  *horns*.
Let's get active  ;) ;D.


*ola*

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Oh, our love doesn't end here, it lives forever on the wings of time'
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PH


maddox

Active is good.  8)

Thanks for the update, Clive.  *horns*
Cause of Injury: Lack of Adhesive Ducks.

johninblack

That is good news. Given that the last few albums have been progressively heavier I'll be very interested in the direction this next one takes ;)

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PH

Quote from: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2008-01-21, 07:18:02Rob will grunt? ;D
LOL

Yeah and Arena goes gothic and we will see Rob in a dress using his operatic voice!
Rob has learned DJ technics and we hear an interesting mix of rock, metal and progressive trance.
And ofcourse Rob has also learned the jigs and reels, so we can see him doing a little Irish dance on stage.

Rob Sowden, the man with as many impossibilities as possible! ;D

-Paco

cabo

Thanx for the reply Clive!! Looking forward to the nest album :)

bluepony

Quote from: Clive on Sun, 2008-01-20, 10:28:48
Right... The Arena 'on hold' period is coming to a close!

Oh boy - how I've been waiting to hear this!! :)
(Not that I don't like all the other Arena-related projects, but Arena are still my favourite.)

bluepony

Quote from: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2008-01-21, 07:18:02
Rob will grunt? ;D
:o


Quote from: PH on Mon, 2008-01-21, 08:17:15
Yeah and Arena goes gothic and we will see Rob in a dress using his operatic voice!
Now THAT sounds quite interesting to me - I like dark stuff!  ;D


Quote from: PH on Mon, 2008-01-21, 08:17:15
Rob has learned DJ technics and we hear an interesting mix of rock, metal and progressive trance.
Trance??  :-\


Quote from: PH on Mon, 2008-01-21, 08:17:15
And of course Rob has also learned the jigs and reels, so we can see him doing a little Irish dance on stage.
Yes! How about a sequel to 'Riverdance'?  *horns*   ;)



Quote from: Clive on Sun, 2008-01-20, 10:28:48
We will be in tour in April, and these will be the last gigs we intend to do before making a new album.
Hm. I guess that's good news... not to me, though, because it seems I can't go to those gigs.  :'(

PH


maddox

Cause of Injury: Lack of Adhesive Ducks.

Appelmoes??

Does this also mean Contagion The Max will be mixed/finished?
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bluepony

 :D

If this picture doesn't do the trick, then nothing will!

But I guess chances for "Contagion - The Max" aren't too good... this is what 'relevant people' said when I asked:

QuoteFrankly I'd rather write a new album....
:(

On the other hand - who of us would complain about a new Arena album?!? Certainly not me!!  ;D

Nicky007

Great, Appy  *horns*

Now all your nonsense is redeemed  8)

Nicky.
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And so you want to meet God
Sure you can
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Nicky007

Quote from: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2008-01-22, 14:51:30
Tuh! Nonsense? Me?

Be content, Appy, we can use a bit of everything here in the Room. I'm the serious guy, and you're the funny guy  8)

Nicky.
So you've come of age
And so you want to meet God
Sure you can
He's right here next to me

bluepony


Appelmoes??

Quote from: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-01-22, 15:50:03
Be content, Appy, we can use a bit of everything here in the Room. I'm the serious guy, and you're the funny guy  8)

Nicky.
Yes, seriously wacko :D
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ironcow2103

Quote from: johninblack on Sun, 2008-01-20, 19:38:41
Given that the last few albums have been progressively heavier...

In light of this I have suggested to the organisers of ProgPower UK that they may care to check out Arena to provide some balance to their festival (which is a lot of fun and recommended to all). Given the reception Threshold got in 2006, I think arena would attract a lot of positive interest with a  heavier orientated set (that could be fun working that out!!)

Bupie

Quote from: ironcow2103 on Thu, 2008-01-24, 11:38:46
In light of this I have suggested to the organisers of ProgPower UK that they may care to check out Arena to provide some balance to their festival (which is a lot of fun and recommended to all). Given the reception Threshold got in 2006, I think arena would attract a lot of positive interest with a  heavier orientated set (that could be fun working that out!!)

This would be a great idea !  May I suggest an "heavy" one hour long setlist ?

Witch Hunt
Smoke and Mirrors
Chosen
Painted Man
Spectre at the Feast
Enemy Without
Friday's Dream (for a little rest  ;))
Opera Fanatica
***
Crying for help VII

ironcow2103

Quote from: Bupie on Thu, 2008-01-24, 14:31:43
May I suggest an "heavy" one hour long setlist ?

Well according to my rough and ready iTunes playlist you have about six miuntes spare so I've addded in Purgatory Road because that is great too...  :)