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Elegy
 
Having a career covering more
than
2 decades Ian Parry has gained the necessary valuable experience, making him a dynamic and well respected vocalist.

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NSMP founded by Ian Parry in 1993. The idea behind NSMP was to enable Ian to produce his own albums independently from record companies and later license his productions to labels worldwide.

The Elegy gold disc box set
re-releases have now been released by Metal Mind Productions Poland across Europe and is scheduled for release in the USA in May 2009.

 
           
 

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NEWS ARCHIVE
ROCK EMPORIUM ALBUM & TOUR NEWS FOR 2015

Ian has finished all guitar recordings with Dutch guitarist Timo Somers (Delain) and bassist;
Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) for the debut Rock Emporium studio album.
Once Ian finishes mixing, he hopes to have the album ready for release in the spring of 2015.
Plans via a promoter are also in the making for a Live tour commencing May 2015.

EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS OCTOBER 2014

It is with great pleasure to announce that I will be appearing live on stage in
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria & Greece as special guest singer with Italian Rockers HEADLESS.
I will be performing the last 5 shows from their European tour as support act for FATES WARNING.
HEADLESS are promoting their latest album entitled “Growing Apart” released in 2013 via Lion Music
(Consortium Project). The album features vocalist Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen) & special guest drummer Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche).

To hear the amazing songs from Walter Cianciusi & HEADLESS visit the Lion Music site or go to:
www.headlessofficial.com for all details of their European tour dates.

Quote “I am looking forward to rockin’ on stage with Headless and to meet ‘n’ greet all our Fans & Friends who can come & see us live on stage”. Here’s a list of the shows I will be performing with HEADLESS:

11/11/2014 Hard Place Zagreb, Croatia/Hrvatska
12/11/2014 Dom Onladine Belgrade, Serbia
13/11/2014 Mixtape 5 Sofia, Bulgaria
14/11/2014 Stage Club Larissa, Greece
15/11/2014 Gagarin 2005 Athens, Greece

 

NEWS FLASH DECEMBER 6-2011

After performing his last few memorable live shows this summer with Greek metal band Crystal Tears to further promote the Generation X c.d. Ian Parry has parted company with the band and wishes them lots of success in the future.

NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 20 - 2011
NEW ALBUM FROM ANI LOZANOVA PROJECT PRODUCED & CO-WRITTEN BY IAN PARRY

The new Ani Lozanova "Miracle" c.d. Produced by Ian Parry will be released in March 2011 via Dust On The Tracks records. The "Miracle"album contains covers of songs from a number of the Consortium Project albums including co-written songs with Ani Lozanova & Stephan Lill.

 

 



NEWS FLASH OCTOBER 11-2010
Crystal tears CD release parties in Greece were a big success
Crystal Tears C.D. Presentation Argy's bar Thessaloniki Friday 17th September 2010

Check out the new Crystal Tears "Nightmare Serenade" video on MTV Headbangers ball Greece
click here for the MTV Crystal Tears video link

Well to my delight finally Friday evening came and it was the BIG event for Crystal Tears and the c.d. release party and being the singer in the band naturally I was there and what a night. More than 300 fans and friends came out in force to support C.T. and the release of the new Generation X c.d.
The atmosphere and support was amazing and the excitement from everyone when we presented the 1st new song came as a complete surprise. It was not just a band and some fans, but one huge happy family. Chrisafis (drummer and founder member) together with the owners of Argy's bar down town Thessaloniki organized a lottery evening for the release party and everyone had the chance to win a free cd or t-shirt which went down a treat. You can image the feedback and response we got when we presented the new Nightmare Serenade video. Woh what a blast; what a band and what a bunch of cool people from Thessaloniki who were strong in numbers and showed their admiration and support for Crystal Tears. My heart felt thanks go to all who have supported the band for many years and my glass was lifted high with gratitude (a few too many times as you can image ha! ha!).
A memory I am going to cherish for years to come. Thanks to Argys bar; thanks to the fans and friends of Crystal Tears and thanks also to my collegaues and friends from Crystal Tears for an amazing night and to
our amazing Greek fans for an Amazing Greek metal band which I am proud to be part of. From Crystal Tears and myself Thessaloniki, Kozani and Greece "We salute you"


CRYSTAL TEARS 'GENERATION X'
The new Crystal Tears c.d. Generation X album released June 2010.

Generation X is the title of the new Crystal Tears c.d. released worldwide via 7 Hard Records Germany.
Quote Ian: "Ït comes as a fantastic surprise that the new Crystal Tears Generation X c.d. is receiving incredible reviews worldwide. What better way is there to celebrate 25 years in music. I am so proud of Crystal Tears for making an incredible album. I know how hard they have worked and now together we are really looking forward to the up coming live shows starting in Greece from September 2010".

This fantastic melodic metal album is Ian's 20th release celebrating a career of 25 years recording and singing rock metal.

Artist: Crystal Tears Title: Generation X
Label: 7Hard Cat. No.: 7H-033-2

NEWS FLASH NOVEMBER 14-2009 C.D. Reviews & Live reports
Check out the latest Crystal Tears interview with the Greece Metal Fanzine Blindmaggot. Click here for the complete interview.
Chrisafis explains all about the new Crystal Tears album Generation X with a detailed description of each song.

Live report found on www.myspace.com/blindmaggot, posted on the 20th May 2009 by Andreas Kountouras.CRYSTAL TEARS live report, 15th May 2009, Eightball Club (EVERFLOW asthe opening act).
250 TICKETS!!! That's unique... click here for the complete review

 

 

ALBUM REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
Zware Metalen.com Kingdom of Utopia review
click here for the complete review
Kingdom of Utopia review 97/100
click here for the complete review
Informazione Metal reviews Kingdom of Utopia to a striking 9/10 points click here for the complete review
Niels Vejlyt and Ian Parry is interviewed by Femme Metal click here for the complete interview
MindView review 6/7 click here for the complete review
Ravenheart review of Kingdom of Utopia 8.5 out of 10 click here for the complete review

NEWS FLASH NOVEMBER 18-2009

The debut Infinity Overture album 'Kingdom of Utopia' has been receiving rave reviews worldwide. (see links for reviews) Ian & Niels are busy planning some one time only live shows for Infinity Overture in the Netherlands in January 2010. (keep checking the homepage for live dates).

The album is based on a lyrical concept written by Ian Parry called "Kingdom of Utopia" and will be released worldwide via Lion Music on October 9th 2009. Ian will join Niels and Infinity Overture live on stage for 2 exclusive c.d. presentations in Denmark on October the 9th and 17th. Check out the
Lion Music site for more information.

 

ELEGY

ELEGY: Box Set Due In February - Dec. 28, 2008
Elegy C.D. box-set 7 albums + video bonuses Metal Mind Productions.
Ian is proud to announce the release of an Elegy c.d. box-set containing 7 of Elegy's finest c.d. recordings including 18 bonus tracks and behind thee scenes home video live acoustic sessions performed by Ian & ex-Elegy guitarist Henk van de Laars during their 1998 TV & Radio promotional tour of Japan.

The Elegy gold disc box set re-releases have now been released by Metal Mind Productions Poland across Europe and is scheduled for release in the USA in May 2009.

As Ian explained to journalists recently: "I always wanted to have the chance to get the live home video recordings from the Japanese acoustic sessions for cable TV on disc and the albums re-mastered, especially Elegy's State of mind album, which now sounds 10 times more powerful with the new digital mastering. We didn't have this back in 1997, but even more cool for the fans now is they have the chance to view all the official Elegy video clips and hear previously unreleased demo & bonus tracks".

Please visit www.elegyworld.com for more details.

There are some reviews available on the net.
Click here for Holland, Italy,
Metal Mind Poland.

 

NEWS FLASH SEPTEMBER 20-2009

Ian recently recorded a special guest performance singing lead and backing vocals on the title track from the new Dawn of Destiny album "Human Fragility" from German Gothic Neo-Classical metal band.
"Human Fragility" has it's worldwide release on September 21st 2009 via Shark Records Germany.

Quote Ian: "Jens Faber the bassist and incredible songwriter invited me to sing vocals on Human Fragility and I am thrilled to bits with how it turned out. Dawn of Destiny are an exciting and powerful young band who in my opinion will have a lot of success with their fantastic music".
For more information visit the
Dawn of Destiny homepage.

 


NEWS FLASH 29 DECEMBER 2008
The Christmas Metal Symphony show in 013 Tilburg was a great succes. Ian performed a special duet with Germany Legend DORO as well as singing an number of other Classic Metal songs.

Christmas Metal Symphony is the brainchild from Ian's old Hammerhead colleague Bert van de Watering 55Live in co-operation with Nuclear Blast. The first of these unique concept concerts had it's debut in 013 Tilburg one of finest venues in the Netherlands.

The very best (international) singers such as DORO, RUSSELL ALLEN (Symphony X), MATS LEVÉN (Therion), JOHAN EDLUND (Tiamat) and musicians from the Dutch metal scene from EPICA, AFTER FOREVER & ORPHANAGE performed many classic metal songs together with a 30 piece orchestra MAGNUS OPUS ROCKESTRA.

 



JOE STUMP EUROPEAN TOUR 2008

In November and December 2008 Ian joined US metal guitarist Joe Stump for a number of dates to promote Joe's new album 'Reign of Terror'. Touring personnel: Joe Stump-guitar, Jay Rigney-bass, Erik Stout-drums, Ian Parry-vocals.

NEWS FLASH JANUARY 2009
Ian is proud to announce that the Joe Stump European tour was a great success. The fans in Germany, Holland, UK and Belgium gave Ian and his colleagues the biggest and best support any artist could wish for.

NEWS FLASH DECEMBER 1-2008
So far Ian has performed 5 shows with Joe Stump which is gaining tons of support across Europe.
Quote Ian: "It was bloody marvellous to be back in the UK playing in London again. The fans and
club owners where fantastic especially everyone at the Attic Room”.

Ian invited photographer Frans van Arkel (the founder of both the Rainbow & Hammerhead fan clubs) to the
Joe Stump show in De Bosuil Weert (NL) to make some exclusive pictures.


 

NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 25-2008
CONSORTIUM LIVE DVD

As we announced earlier, Ian and his colleagues are in the process of producing a 'Consortium Project ~ Live DVD' including the making of the Consortium Project video and tour. According to Ian the plan is to record a number of shows this year, then mix the best selection and place this on DVD for a release later in 2008.
As always we inform you when the 'Consortium Project ~ Live DVD'
is available.

Pre-order now at www.ianparry.com. Send a email to Ian info@ianparry.com (subject: Pre-order DVD)

NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 2008
The new Consortium Project video clip "Nowhere Fast" is almost finished!
In December the Consortium Project band filmed their 2nd video clip "Nowhere fast". The location was the well-known discotheque "Outland" in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Later in January 2008 Ian filmed extra footage in the mountain region in Egypt near the Red Sea. Expectations are high due to the impressive camera work plus additional 3-D digital FX. The band is grateful to their fans and hopes to gain more than the 14,000 hits "Enigma" received on YouTube. Check out the Enigma video on
http://uk.youtube.com/ianparrycom
NEWS FLASH JUNE 17-2008
CONSORTIUM SHOW CANCELLED BY GMP
Ian and his colleagues from Consortium Project have been rehearsing hard recently to suddenly hear the shocking news a few days before the Gothic Metal Palace festival that the promoters of GMP have cancelled the entire 2 day festival in Zuidlaren (NL).
Quote Ian "I am absolutely devastated both for my colleagues and myself that another festival in Holland has been cancelled. It is a clear message to bands that we are heading for some tough times".
As not to disappoint many fans who had hoped to buy the new Consortium IV T-shirts and C.D. Ian will make a special price for fans wishing to order merchandise by simply sending a request order via info@ianparry.com and details will be e-mailed back. For those who prefer an official MP3, then visit Ians i-tunes page (via Ians MySpace) and download officially any of the new songs.
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NEWS FLASH MAY 24-2008
CONSORTIUM SHOW LINE-UP CANCELLED BY GMP
Consortium Project will be playing their last show at the Gothic Metal Festival on June 20th 2008 in Zuidlaren (NL) with special guests Gert Nijboer on guitar (Highyway Chile) and Laura ten Hoedt on keyboards / female baking vocals (LadyLau).

The line-up is as follows:
Ian Parry - lead vocals (Elegy/Ayreon/Hammerhead);
Dirk Bruinenberg
- drums (Adagio/Elegy);
Joshua Dutrieux
- keyboards & guitar (Elegy);
Gert Nijboer - lead guitar (Highway Chile);
Kristoffer Gildenlöw
- bass guitar (Pain of Salvation);
Laura ten Hoedt - keyboards / female backing vocals (LadyLau).
 
NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 24-2008
Ian in
Ahoy Rotterdam (NL)
Ian is to appear at Ahoy Rotterdam as special guest singer together with Andy Scott (former Sweet guitarist). Ian will perform a medley of songs from some of the classic rock hits from British glam pop/rock giants The Sweet at the Classics in Rock festival on Saturday, April 12th. Other well known artists appearing at the festival will be Survivor singer Jimi Jamison, Fish (Marillion) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) plus a great line-up of many famous musicians from this incredible genre. http://www.classicsinrock.com/

NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 24-2008
Ian would like to say a special thank you to all the fans who came to Oss last Friday. Their warm applause and support was very much welcomed by Ian and all his colleagues from the Consortium band.

NEWS FLASH FEBRUARY 19-2008
Ian wishes to thanks his fans and friends alike for all their kind get well wishes.
Ian is recovering well from his throat and lung infection and
wants to thanks everyone who sent all the get well wishes.
Quote Ian: "all the kind words are helping me to recover quickly
and I promise I will be back in action to make a fantastic show at the Groene Engel in Oss next Friday"
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NEWS FLASH 09-2007:
New video shoot on location in Turkey
After the amazing response on YouTube (where more than 5000 fans viewed the Enigma video clip), Ian recently travelled to Turkey for a location video shot in the ancient city of Side. Joining Ian filming in and around the Roman ruins was local musician guitarist Cemal (Nico) Güler.
NEWS FLASH SEPTEMBER 2007:
European Tour Consortium Project
IAN PARRY LINES-UP EUROPEAN TOUR:
Press Release / Ian Parry is proud to announce the Consortium Project line-up for their 2008 European and Brazilian tour. After the successful release of the new Consortium Project IV cd in Europe, the USA and Brazil, Ian and colleagues will be touring live with a great new Consortium band.

The European line-up is as follows:
Ian Parry - lead vocals (Elegy/Ayreon/Hammerhead); Dirk Bruinenberg - Drums (Adagio/Elegy); Joshua Dutrieux - Keyboards & guitar (Elegy); Niels Vejlyt - Lead guitar (Danish masterclass guitarist); Kristoffer Gildenlöw - bass guitar (Pain of Salvation); Erna auf der Haar - female backing vocals .
During the live shows Ian plans to record a number of shows for a live DVD + c.d. for release later in 2008.
NEWS FLASH 09-2007:
Thank you from Ian to Ayreon Fanclub
Saturday 15th September Ian made an appearance for a meet and greet at the Ayreon Fanmeet arranged by Ayreon's official fanclub in Amsterdam. Quote Ian: It was a very well organised and enjoyable afternoon and I just want to thank Leon and all the fanclub members including the live band who did a great job on stage.

NEWS FLASH 09-2007:
Ian just back from Copenhagen Denmark
Ian recorded a number of lead and backing vocal parts as special guest on the new Royal Hunt Paradox II c.d. together with Dougie White (Rainbow). In addition Ian filmed a short interview and a few live vocal parts on video for a behind the scenes DVD.
Founder member and keyboard player Andre Andersen expects to release the new Paradox II c.d. sometimes in the Spring of 2008. So expect an update about Andre and his new colleagues from Royal Hunt in a news flash soon. For more info go to http://www.royalhunt.com/
NEWS FLASH 08-2007:
Ian on MySpace
Ian’s new Myspace site: colleague and friend Gert Nijboer
(Highway Chile) whom has been performing a number of classic rock shows with Ian in Holland, has been kind enough to design a new myspace site for Ian. So check out Gert’s incredible webdesign via:
http://www.myspace.com/ianparrytheartist

NEWS FLASH 08-2007:
Consortium Project live shows
Ian is proud to announce plans for live shows which will kick-off in Holland followed by special guest performances later this year. Performing with Ian and Consortium Project will be the renowned Elegy guitarist Henk van der Laars.
For information and details please contact Ians Dutch based promotionagent Bert Wildenberg at Multifairs Music Agency via musicagency@multifairs.nl.

NEWS FLASH:
Complete Consortium Trilogy + Consortium IV to be released in Brazil
PRESS RELEASE: Consortium Project I, II, III & IV are now scheduled for a October release in Brazil via Dynamo records.
Ian just informed us that the debut Brazilian release of his complete Consortium Trilogy, the new Consortium IV 'Children of Tomorrow' and Elegy's 'Principles of Pain' c.d. is now scheduled for October 2007.
http://www.dynamoprod.com.br

NEWS FLASH:
Check out some CIV reviews from Europe

http://www.velvetmusic.nl/shopping/product_details.php?id=4024038&lang=nl
http://www.compactmail.com/dutch/recensies-c.html
http://www.compactmail.com/dutch/recensies-c.html
http://www.hardrockhouse.com/NewReleases/ConsortiumProject.htm
http://www.lasercd.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=PRR411
http://www.ln-online.de/heftig/archiv/?id=2197400
http://www.metalspheres.de/cdreviews.php?ID=3299
http://www.platomania.nl/maniagenre.asp?cdid=23442&platomanianr=232
http://www.rockreport.be/review.asp?id=1775



NEWS FLASH: Ian live on KinkFM
Fridag August 10 between 22:00 and 0:00 hours Ian played songs
from his latest album Consortium IV on Dutch national radio KinkFM.


NEWS FLASH: Ian's debut on YOUTUBE
The new Consortium Project IV videoclip is ready and Ian is proud to announce that his debut YOUTUBE site is ready. The track from Consortium IV is 'Enigma', so visit the link and enjoy the new videoclip.
http://uk.youtube.com/ianparrycom

 

NEWS FLASH: Complete Consortium Trilogy + Consortium IV to be released in Brazil
PRESS RELEASE: Consortium Project I, II, III & IV are now scheduled for a September release in Brazil via Dynamo records.
Ian just informed us that the debut Brazilian release of his complete Consortium Trilogy, the new Consortium IV 'Children of tomorrow' and Elegy's 'Principles of Pain' c.d. is now scheduled for October 2007.

For fans wishing to order copies of the Brazilian pressings from any of Ian's previous Consortium Project Trilogy or Elegy's album 'Principles of Pain' albums, see hereunder for catalogue number information or visit the Dynamo records site.
http://www.dynamoprod.com.br
Elegy: 'Principles of pain' dyn0560-2
Ian Parry solo: 'Visions' dyn0570-2
Consortium: 'Consortium 1' dyn0880-2
Consortium: 'Consortium 2' dyn0890-2
Consortium: 'Consortium 3' dyn0900-2
Consortium: 'Consortium 4' dyn0910-2

 

PRESS RELEASE

Consortium Project IV (CIV)- Producer and lead singer Ian Parry (ex Vengeance, Elegy) is proud to present his forth offering Consortium Project IV Children of Tomorrow for a release on July 20th, 2007 in Europe via AOR-Metal Heaven Germany. In additional CIV will be release together with Ian's latest solo c.d. Visions in the USA on July 30th via Prog rock records USA, followed by a debut Brazilian release via Dynamo Records in August.

This will be a combination of many of Ian's previous works including the complete Consortium Project Trilogy together with CIV plus Visions & Elegy's 'Principles of Pain' c.d. Unlike previous albums CIV is a more diverse rock metal production with progressive elements reminiscent of Ian's earlier productions.
Ian has spent more than a year on this epic co-produced production writing, recording and mixing with colleague Elegy keyboard player Joshua Dutrieux.
As on the previous Consortium 3 album, the songwriting has been shared with Joshua and Ian plus contributions from newcomer to the Consortium family, ex-Within Temptation drummer Ivar de Graaf.
Ian plans to put the Consortium show on the road later in 2007, as a prelude to an Elegy reunion. Also as an extra special item for the fans Ian is in the process of filming a video clip. The track for the clip from CIV will be 'Enigma'. The full line-up of Consortium Project IV is: Ian Parry vocals; Joshua Dutrieux keyboards; Ivar de Graaf drums; and additional guitars by Henk van der Laars (Elegy guitarist).
Ian has shared some of the lead vocals with newcomer Erna auf der Haar female vocals and additional choirs by Judith Rijnveld (C3 and lead vocalist from the newly formed Dutch band Kingfisher Sky). Guests: Lou St.Paul (Winter's Bane) guitars; Rosita Abbink female vocals; Kyrah Dutrieux spoken words; Niels Vejylt - guitar; Marcel van der Zwam - bass and more. For more information about the Consortium releases.
Europe go to: www.metalheaven.net
USA go to: www.progrockrecords.com
Brazil go to: www.dynamoprod.com.br