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I know, I know... It's been too long since we gave a real update, so here goes!
The new Aeon Zen album is 100% completed, musically. That means it's all written, recorded, mixed and mastered. We also have the cover art ready to go. We're currently weighing our options on releasing it, sorting out photo and video shoots and the like, so we're getting close. Of course, everyone in the band has been busy in between Ephemera and the new album. Rich has been out touring with and co-producing Annihilator and working with many other bands in the studio. Andi has been for recording and playing with a ton of great artists, Thaurorod; Nergard; his own awesome material, to name but a few! And Alistair and Steve have been busy kicking ass and melting faces, but we remain dedicated to Aeon Zen and we really look forward to you all hearing the new material!
Speaking of which, here is a clip from the new album to keep you guys going!
More updates coming soon!
AEON ZEN will release the "Enigma Producer's Pack" on 22nd June 2018, which contains all the original stems and raw files of the Enigma recording sessions. You can create your own mixes of the songs, isolate instruments to learn parts, or simply check out how the album was put together!
Pre-orders will also immediately receive an early demo from 2011 of the song "Downfall" with Rich Hinks' original guide vocals prior to the guest vocalists' recording their parts, so be sure to order yours before 22nd June!
“Enigma Producer's Pack” contains:
• Stems of the entire Enigma album
• Raw files of each individual track in the Enigma album session (over 130 individual tracks!)
• Rich Hinks' mix notes for the album
"Enigma Producer's Pack" is available to pre-order now at: http://www.aeonzen.com/store
The new Aeon Zen release "Ephemera: GAME OF THE YEAR Edition" is out now! Head over to our STORE page to get it.
‘Ephemera: GAME OF THE YEAR Edition’ will be released on 9th February 2018. It combines AEON ZEN’s 2014 modern progressive metal concept album ‘Ephemera’ with the ‘Ephemera Audiobook’ into one seamless experience.
The ‘Ephemera Audiobook’, comprising four chapters of a story expanding upon and extending the storyline of the concept album, was originally only available as a pre-order bonus for the ‘Ephemera’ album. With this new release, Aeon Zen are making the audiobook universally available, in an even better form. The tracks of ‘Ephemera’ and its audiobook counterpart are now woven together, rather than being separate entities, to create a flowing, movie-like experience for the listener.
Formed in 2008 around founding member, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rich Hinks, Aeon Zen released their debut album, ‘A Mind’s Portrait’, in 2009, quickly followed up by 2010’s ‘The Face of The Unknown’. 2013 saw the release of the band’s third album, ‘Enigma’. A departure from previous records, this concept album displayed a band continuing to grow and mature musically while building a solid and increasing fanbase. In 2014, Aeon Zen released their fourth album, ‘Ephemera’, to critical acclaim, showing how the band can weave complex musicality and storytelling as they venture into an apocalyptic world, constantly keeping the listener on their toes.
Now, in 2018, Aeon Zen are pleased to complete the ‘Ephemera’ cycle with the ‘Ephemera: GAME OF THE YEAR Edition’, out on 9th February 2018.
‘Ephemera: GAME OF THE YEAR Edition’ tracklisting:
1. The Entity
2. Soul Machine
3. Part I: Reload, Rewind, Redefine
5. Part II: The War
8. The Order of The Blind
9. Part III: Magnetic Imprints
11. Rebuild The Ruins
12. The Space You Wanted
13. Part IV: The Revelation of The Collective