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Also Eden - new drummer, new gigs and new album news

Started by jaguar, Mon, 2009-03-16, 09:02:08

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Hot on the heels of the news that our Simon is being drafted into Francis Dunnery's New Progressives, we've a whole bunch of new things to shout about!

Welcome, Dave
Following the departure of Tim Coleman in December 2008, Also Eden are extremely pleased to welcome new drummer Dave Roelofs into the fold.

Dave - or Deef in his native Dutch - comes from Tegelen (Holland) and is now resident in Swansea, South Wales. Dave played with prog/fusion band "Inflection" and with prog metal band "Soulcatcher" prior to moving to the UK. He brings with him a creative and detailed sound that further builds on the excellent foundations laid by Tim. The band is busy rehearsing the live set and also writing new material for album number three (provisionally titled "album number three") and it's fair to say that everyone is very excited about how it's sounding.

Live Dates
So, the proof of this particular pudding will come in a series of live shows lined-up for 2009.

Saturday April 4th
This is Also Eden's first appearance at the Classic Rock Society, supporting the legendary Jan Akkerman at Montgomery Hall, Church Street, Wath-upon-Dearne on Saturday April 4th. Doors open at 7pm and you can order tickets by calling 01709 702575.

Wednesday April 8th
We're thrilled to be opening for Norway's brilliant Gazpacho at the O2 Academy Islington. We last saw these guys when we supported them at the Z7 in Switzerland last year and would heartily recommend them. For tickets and information, please visit

Saturday April 18th
Also Eden + Flamborough Head + Silhouette at Starsound Studio, Ceylonaan 7
Utrecht, Utrecht 3526 AC NL
Doors open at 8.00pm. Tickets are 10 Euros. For tickets and information, please visit

Sunday April 19th
Also Eden are delighted to be playing as Special Guests to Belgium's own geniuses of prog, Quantum Fantay at the Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium.

Thursday April 30th
The Angel Hotel, Coleford
A rare local performance in the forest of Dean to support the Foist Music Collective. Doors at 7.00pm and entrance is FREE!

Sunday June 21st
Alex Carpini + Flamborough Head + Also Eden
An evening of international prog with the first UK appearance by Italian virtuoso keyboardist Alex Carpini and band, a welcome return to The Robin 2 for Holland's Flamborough Head and, of course, the now international Also Eden!
Doors open at 6.00pm, with Also Eden on stage at 7.00pm. Tickets are £12.50 in advance, £13 on the door, available from

Friday July 10th
Also Eden at the Night of the Prog Festival, Loreley Amphitheatre, Germany
The Night of the Prog Festival was established in 2006 and has since grown steadily to become the leading Prog Rock Festival in Europe, with nearly 7.000 in attendance in 2008. Bands confirmed for this year's festival:
July Friday 10th: Also Eden, Arena, Riverside, Gazpacho
Saturday 11th: Subsignal, Pineapple Thief, Lazuli, Pure Reason Revolution, Marillion's Script for a Jester's Tear by Mick Pointer & Friends, Pendragon, Steve Hackett & Band

For tickets and information, visit

Sunday September 6th
Also Eden at the Audiodenia Festival, Dénia, Spain
We are very pleased to have been invited to play at this event with some of our absolute heroes, like Wishbone Ash and Barclay James Harvest. AudioDénia is an international open air 3-days Rock & Pop festival with bands from different genres, where fans and bands from various countries gather to exchange ideas and build relationships. The festival is located in the town of Denia, the capital of "Marina Alta", Valencia, Costa Blanca - Spain. Dates are September 4th, 5th and 6th.
Artists confirmed at the time of writing: John Lees' BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST (UK), Martin Turner's

Discounted "early bird tickets" on sale now: .

"It's kind of you to ask" and "About time" repressed

We were totally blown away by the universally positive response to our second album, "It's kind of you to ask". The album has picked up excellent reviews around the world and the first pressing of 1000 units sold out within the first four months of release (not great if you're Robbie Williams, but pretty good for a self-financed prog band!). The album has now been repressed and is back in stock. A side effect of the success of IKOYTA (as it's known by the band) has been a renewed interest in the first album, "About time", which has also been recently repressed. A two-CD deal on our website ( has proved very popular and more 'bundle' deals will become available with new T-shirts due in the next few weeks.

New album
2009 is looking like being a busy year for Also Eden and writing for the new album is high on the band's agenda. There are already several songs that are shaping up well and we have ideas for about a thousand more! If all goes according to plan (YEAH, RIGHT ... LIKE WE EVER HAD ONE!), we hope to start recording towards the end of the year for a release early in 2010.

So, there we are; Also Eden renewed, shiny bright and ready to take on the world. Well ... the proggy parts, anyway!

Hope to see you at the gigs.

Huw, Ian, Simon, Bruiser and Dave