LATEST NEWS & RELEASES
Hope it’s not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year. Another wish has come true to make a video for Innocent Minds.
Innocent Minds was originally recorded and released in 2006. To celebrate the digital release of “Ian Parry – Visions 2022 Remaster” I made this video with the support of Italian guitarist Luca Sellitto for this powerful melodic prog-metal song. The lyrical theme is to illustrate the importance of protecting the innocence of Children around the world. Ian Parry – Vocals Luca Sellitto – Guitar Filmed on location in Italy by Teresa Curcio Video Editing by Ian Parry
A combination of gothic rock, melodic metal to symphonic progressive rock and with the incredible support of Italian guitarist Luca Sellitto here’s the video. I hope you like it. Now I wish that some of your dreams come true in 2023. Take care
Proud to announce the release of Italian Guitarist Mike Bertoli’s Avatar album “The Giant Within” featuring 2 co-written songs I recorded for Mike’s incredible debut now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple, Amazon etc with a cd version on Andromeda Relix records Italy. Fans of Malmsteen/Headless can also enjoy a powerful performance from Göran Edman. So I wish Mike & Friends lots of success with this prog heavy masterpiece & check out the songs via Spotify and thanks as always for your support.
AYREON – Universal Migrator Part I & II 2022 Remixed-Remastered
It is with great pleasure to announce the re-release of Ayreon Universal Migrator 2022 remix & remastered. This 3 CD set includes some amazing vocals from Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard / Transatlantic), Andi Deris (Helloween), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), yours truly Ian Parry (Elegy / Rock Emporium / Consortium Project) plus many more top-class singers & musicians.
If memory serves me well, I recorded vocals during an afternoon session back in late 1999, on our co-written song “Sleeper Awake” (CD 2. “The New Migrator” part b), with my old Vengeance colleague Arjen Lucassen (some 23 yrs ago). I forgot about the 3 extra unreleased vocal tracks I did, so it’s fantastic these incredible remixes are included on a bonus CD. I’m sure you’ll agree that Arjen has done an excellent job with the remix plus remastering & once again it’s great to be part of Ayreon’s historic musical adventure. I’m sure you’ll wanna add this fantastic Ayreon 3 CD box set to your cd collection & playlists.
You can hear “Sleeper Awake” via the spotify link below & more coming soon. Spotify – The New Migrator
Release Date: 18/11/2022
Track Listing: CD 1 – The Dream Sequencer: 1. The Dream Sequencer / 2. My House On Mars / 3. 2084 / 4. One Small Step / 5. The Shooting Company Of Captain Frans B. Cocq / 6. Dragon On The Sea / 7. Temple Of The Cat / 8. Carried By The Wind / 9. And The Druids Turn To Stone / 10. The First Man On Earth / 11. The Dream Sequencer Reprise
CD 2 – Flight Of The Migrator: 1. Chaos / 2. Dawn Of A Million Souls / 3. Journey On The Waves Of Time / 4. To The Quasar / 5. Into The Black Hole / 6. Through The Wormhole / 7. Out Of The White Hole / 8. To The Solar System / 9. The New Migrator (track includes Ian Parry’s vocal “Sleeper Awake”).
CD 3 – Bonus & Unreleased: 1. Into The Black Hole – Damian Wilson (previously unreleased) / 2. Journey On The Waves Of Time – Ian Parry (previously unreleased) / 3. Out Of The White Hole – Robert Soeterboek (remix) / 4. Dawn Of A Million Souls – Ian Parry (previously unreleased) / 5. Temple Of The Cat – Lana Lane (remix) / 6. Through The Wormhole – Ian Parry (remix) / 7. Into The Black Hole – Lana Lane (previously unreleased) / 8. Carpe Diem (Chaos) – 1992 Home Demo (previously released on Ayreonauts Only) / 9. House On Mars – Instrumental Primal Version (previously unreleased) / 10. Untitled Instrumental (previously unreleased)
My 4th solo album “Visions” 2022 has be remastered and for the first time is available to streamload.
The album featured members of Queensryche; kamelot; Within Temptation; Vanden Plas; Kingfisher Sky and many more. Check out the link to all digital platforms Spotify, i-tunes; Deezer etc!
Great to be back in the studio again recording vocals and co-writing songs with Yves Leyvraz and Shanghai Guns from Switzerland. This classic no-nonsense Rock Metal band are working on songs for their 3rd studio album, which they hope to have ready for release later in 2022.
In Isolation is the 2nd video taken from Ian Parry’s Rock Emporium 2 Brute Force album. This powerful melodic classic metal track was written by Bob Wijtsma (music) & Ian Parry (lyrics & vocal melody). The video also features the very talented musicians whom performed the music on In Isolation from the Rock Emporium 2 Brute Force album: Ian Parry – vocals Bob Wijtsma (Ex-libris) – guitar Kris Gildenlow )Kayak/ Pain of Salvation) – bass Jereon van der Wiel (Odyssice/ Rock Emporium) – Keyboards Sander Zoer (Delain) – drums. Filmed on location in the Netherlands by Lars Wijtsma & Ian Parry in France. Special thanks to Rob van Dalen location manager in the Netherlands. Video editing Francesco D’Acunzi at Mess Lab studios Italy. (C) Non-Stop Productions (P) Metal Mind Productions 2022
After the successful worldwide release of Ian Parry’s 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto”, Ian now celebrates his 40th year as a professional singer songwriter with the release of his Rock Emporium 2 “Brute Force” album and a world wide release date for June 2021, by Metal Mind Productions & partners Bickee Music Japan & MVD in the USA. This monumental 2nd instalment from Rock Emporium in a melodic power rock / neo- classical metal style, was produced by Ian & mixed by Engineer / Producer/ guitarist Fabio Calluori at Sonic Temple Studios Italy (Heimdall/Stamina/Sellitto).
Alongside Ian Parry (Consortium Project/Elegy/Vengeance) are musicians/singers out the world of metal & members of well-known bands such as: Beth-Ami Heavenstone (Graham Bonnet band); Timo Somers (Delain); Martin Helmantel (Elegy); Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian); Allan Sorensen (Royal Hunt/Pretty Maids) ; Patrick Rondat (Jean-Michel Jarre/Consortium Project); Patrick Johansson & Svante Henryson (Malmsteen); Kris Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation/Dial); Luca Sellitto (Stamina); Walter Cianciusi, Enrico Cianciusi & Dario Parente (Jeff Tate Band/Headless); Ivar De Graaf (Within Temptation/Kingfisher Sky). Bob Wijtsma (Ex Libris/Ayreon); Jeroen van der Wiel (Odyssice/Rock Emporium 1). Special guest singers; Wade Black (Crimson Glory/ Leatherwolf/ Seven Witches); Stefano Sbrignadello (Stamina) & Ani Lozanavo (Ani Lo Band). More news coming soon.
After only 6 months of writing and recording sessions with some of the best musicians and singers across Europe and the USA, Ian has finally finished what he thinks is one of his most powerful Rock Metal albums of his career. Rock Emporium 2 features co-writer songs with newcomers to the Rock Emporium family, Luca Sellitto (Stamina) and Bob Wijtsma (Ex Libris/ Ayreon/ Ladrah) plus guest musicians in alfabetical order: Jan Bijlsma (Vengeance/Consortium Project); Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian); Enrico Cianciusi (Headless); Walter Cianciusi (Jeff Tate Band/Headless) Kris Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation/ Dial); Ivar De Graaf (Within Temptation/Kingfisher Sky); Dimitris Goutziamanis (Crystal Tears/ Rock Emporium 1); Beth Ami-Heavenstone (Graham Bonnet Band); Martin Helmantel (Elegy/ 7 miles to Pittsburgh) Svante Henryson (Malmsteen); Kalin Jechev (Ani Lo Project/ Rock Emporium 1); Patrick Johanson (Malmsteen); Dario Parente (Headless); Erik Palmqvist (Von Baltzer); Patrick Rondat (Jean Michel Jarre/ Consortium Project/ Elegy); Allan Sorensen (Pretty Maids/ Royal Hunt); Luca Sellitto (Stamina); Timo Somers (Delain); Bob Wijtsma (Ex Libris/ Ayreon/ Ladrah); Jeroen Van Der Wiel (Thirteen/ Rock Emporium 1); Sander Zoer (Delain/ Robby Valentine/ Leah), plus special guest singers; Wade Black (Crimson Glory/ War of Thrones); Antonio Giorgio; Ani Lozanova (Ani Lo project/ Consortium Project) & Stefano Sbrignadello (Stamina). more news coming in 2021.
Ian is back in the studio recording vocals and co-writing songs with Dimitris Goutziamanis (Rock Emporium “Society of Friends”), Walter Cianciusi & Dario Parente (Jeff Tate band/Headless). Rock Emporium 2 will also include many familiar musicians appearing on the first album release from 2016. Already a number of powerful melodic rock songs have been written & plans are being made for live shows in Europe (Italy, Greece & Holland) in the spring of 2021. More news coming soon!
It is with great pleasure to announce 5 confirmed live dates for the “Act of Crime” Tour commencing from October 2020.
The shows will include an all star line-up & a “Blast from the Past” selection of songs from my solo albums “In Flagrante Delicto & Visions” plus the best of Rock Emporium; Consortium Project; Elegy & a few special classic rock/metal tributes.
(N.B. Any changes due to the unsettling circumstances we are experiencing, will be announced).
Further details coming soon. Take care & stay safe Ian.
The Englishman singer Ian Parry has been active in the metal world for more than thirty years & naturally with a well-earned reputation. In addition to his vocal contributions in bands such as; Hammerhead; Elegy; Vengeance & his own Consortium Project, he has also made virtually countless guest contributions on numerous albums & projects. In addition to his guest performances Ian has also been active as a solo artist & now delivers his new 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto”.
As usual Ian Parry brings us this no-nonsense classic hard rock album with a touch of progressive influences, but always keeps an eye on the melodic aspect in the music. In this style he swims vocally like a fish in water, which is clear in this new record. Even the test of time has not in any way effected the voice of this old school rocker. In fact Ian delivers a powerful performance alongside instrumentalists; Stephan Lill & Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas); Patrick Rondat (Elegy/Consortium Project/Jean Michel Jarre); Timo Somers (Delain); Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian/Rock Emporium) & Casey Grillo (Kamelot/Queensryche/Consortium Project) are a noticeable driving force on “In Flagrante Delicto”. Naturally the list of musicians can be called impressive to say the least, but the success of a record still stands or falls due to the quality of the song material. I am proud to say that Ian has delivered the goods on this records admirably. The best examples of how strong the songs are can be heard in the title track “In Flagrante Delicto”; “Fools Paradise” & “So Far So Good”. The real strength of this record is that there are no weak songs. This is not a uniquely innovative album, but personally I am not looking for that at all. In conclusion we can say Ian Parry’s 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto” is a well made album that will reach the hearts of all classic hard rock followers.
Written by journalist Sjak Roks.
It’s with great pleasure to announce the release of my 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delicto”. Out now on Metal Mind records worldwide. Celebrating my 30th studio album with a special Digi-pack CD featuring incredible performances & sincere thx to: Stephan Lill, Patrick Rondat, Casey Grillo, Barend Courbois, Jeroen van der Wiel, Timo Somers & more. To order goto:https://shop.metalmind.com.pl/7334,produkt,pl.html
Another great review from Brave Words Canada. 8 out of 10. Special thanks to Journalist Carl Begai.
In Flagrante Delicto is now available on all Digital streaming platforms. To Goto spotify:https://open.spotify.com/album/3SoecAVdvjW2WCY5lzAMaw?si=W7rfs5AXRVOwX_6sxjCDLw
Ian Parry – “In Flagrante Delicto” (official video)
“Happy New Year Everyone”. 2020 Ian celebrates his career with the 21-2-2020 release of his 30th studio album “In Flagrante Delicto” (meaning in the very act of committing a crime). In Ian’s humble opinion, “the crime being plastic waste, with an added touch of fantasy as well as fiction”. 10 hypnotic modern power rock synthesizer/guitar/vocal based songs, this 5th solo album covers a diverse musical style ranging from Yes style synthesizer atmospheres, to Whitesnake/ Foreigner classic rock. There’s even a hint of Rammstein together with a commercial heart felt Bad English/Peter Gabriel style ballad elogently performed by former Jean Michel Jarre guitarist Patrick Rondat. “In Flagrante Delicto” has a powerful lyrical anecdote with melodic power rock chords enhanced by modern synthesizer based tracks. With controversial issues very much in the mainstream media at present about plastic and toxic waste, which Ian addressed in part issues of global pollution back in 2006 in “Visions” his 4th solo album. “Visions of a better future at least”. Astonishingly after more than a decade the challenges humanity faces to this day seem to be becoming progressively bigger. After spending more than a decade (co-) writing and compiling songs to best illustrate these serious issues, Ian sings out a passionate message from the heart and retains the creative edge for a little fantasy for his fans. The message a simple wish to make more people aware of what’s happening in the best way musicians and singers know via their music. Ian once again delivers a great album with the talent and support of his family of incredible musicians; guitarists – Stephan Lill (Vanden plas) & co-writer; Patrick Rondat (Jean Michel Jarre/Elegy/Consortium Project; Timo Somers (Delain/Vengeance ; Keyboard player & Co-songwriter – Jeroen van der Wiel (Rock Emporium/Odyssice; drummers – Casey Grillo (Kamelot/Queensrÿke), Imre Daun (Brian Robertson band/Rock Emporium), Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas); bass guitarists – Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian), Torsten Reichert (Vanden Plas/Ian Parry – Visions) Guido Stocker, plus many more guest musicians performing a selection of 10 masterful tracks.
(see detailed list below).
As an established singer in the world of Rock & Metal with worldwide sales exceeding 200,000, Ian Parry’s almost 40 year career beginning with his first professional band Mono Pacific in 1981 (also featuring Zak Starkey Son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr), has given him the opportunity to work with many well-known artists such as; Kamelot; Elegy; Ayreon; Mob Rules; Royal Hunt; Vengeance; Hammerhead; Valencia; Infinity Overture; Crystal Tears; Von Baltzer & his self-produced 5 album epic rock metal concept Consortium Project.
Now Ian joins forces together with an even more impressive collaboration of world class musicians in a melodic power rock formation performing 10 tracks on his 5th solo album “In Flagrante Delico”. (see tracklist below).
Produced by Ian with 30 albums under his belt “In Flagrante Delicto” has been masterfully mixed by Swedish Engineer/Producer Martin Kronlund (Hammerfall/ Firewind/ Rock Emporium).
Now Ian delivers another memorable “back to the roots” melodic power rock solo album, comprising of 10 self & co-written tracks together with Keyboard player Jeroen van der Wiel & Guitarist Stephan Lill. “In Flagrante Delicto” opens a new chapter in Ian’s phenomenal career combining passion, true facts & raw power synthesizer / guitar based melodic rock album. In Stores from 21-2-2020.
IAN PARRY’S ALL STAR LIVE LINE-UP INCLUDES:
IAN PARRY – Vocals (Rock Emporium/Elegy/Consortium Project/Ayreon/Vengeance/Von Baltzer)
PATRICK RONDAT – Guitar (Jean Michel Jarre/ Consortium Project/ Elegy)
STEPHAN LILL – Guitar (Vanden Plas/ Consortium Project/ Ian Parry-Visions)
JEROEN VAN DER WIEL – keyboards (Rock Emporium/Thirteen/Odyssice)
CASEY GRILLO – Drums (Kamelot/Queensrÿke/Consortium Project/Ian Parry-Visions)
BAREND COURBOIS – Bass (Blind Guardian/Rock Emporium/Vengeance)
IMRE DAUN – Drums (Rock Emporium/Gypsy Rose/Brian Robertsons The Clan)
ANDREAS LILL – AdditionalDrums (Vanden Plas/ Ian Parry-Visions)
GARRY KING – Additional Drums (Joe Lynn Turner/Rock Emporium)
TIMO SOMERS – Rhythm & Solo guitars (Delain/Rock Emporium/Vengeance)
MARIO ZAPATA – acoustic, rhythm & Solo guitars (Ian Parry – Visions)
ROBERT FINAN – Bass (Ian Parry-Visions)
TORSTEN REICHERT – Bass (Vanden Plas/ Ian Parry-Visions)
GUIDO STÖCKER – additional bass guitar (Bodyguerra)
MARCEL VD ZWAM – additional bass guitar (Consortium Project)
JOYCE MEUWISSEN – Female backing vocals (Ian Parry – Visions)
JOSHUA DUTRIEUX – Keyboards (Consortium Project/Elegy)
ALEXANDRO FREITAS – Co-writer, Keyboards & Portugese spoken voice (Ian Parry – Visions)
IAN PARRY “IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO” album tracks:
- 1. SPACEMAN
- 2. TRAVELLERS (ACROSS THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSE)
- 3. IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO
- 4. FOOL’S PARADISE
- 5. IMPULSE
- 6. INGENIOUS (ballad)
- 7. WISH
- 8. FLY
- 9. THE DAY WE STOP DREAMING (ballad)
- 10. SO FAR SO GOOD
Here’s a link to hear the radio sampler & a taste of what’s to come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFUmZ8d5WGA&feature=youtu.be
Or visit the homepage from Metal Mind Productions: https://www.metalmind.com.pl/en/ian-parry—new-album-to-be-released-in-february-2020.html
The songs from “In Flagrante Delicto” are sealed together by an array of modernized melodic rock Synthesizer tracks increasing popular in the worlds 80’s & 90’s classic rock music scene.
The album will be released worldwide on 21st of February 2020 by Metal Mind Productions (previously released Elegy, plus Tank, Dougie White (ex-Rainbow) & many more great artists).
Ian will continue celebrating his 30th studio album release in 2020 with a fantastic “Blast from the Past” live tour, featuring a selection of songs from his distinguished career as well as a number of special tribute covers for his loyal fans. This 1 hour and 45 minute live show will include tracks from the many album releases going back more than 20 years, performed by an “All-Star” line-up from the best Rock Metal musicians whom also recorded & performed with Ian in worldwide renowned bands such as; Rock Emporium, Vengeance, Elegy, Consortium Project, Ayreon & also appear on the New 5th solo “In Flagrante Delicto”. Now these phenomenal musicians; Barend Coubois (Blind Guardian), Bob Wijtsma (Ayreon), Sander Zoer (Delain) & Jeroen Van Der Wiel (Rock Emporium) join forces together with Ian to perform a fantastic kick ass live show under the banner “Act Of Crime” tour 2020.
Incidently Ian’s band of brothers live tour musicians also appear in the first video clip from the title track “In Flagrante Delicto” soon to be shown on Ian’s YouTube site! (more news coming soon).
Non-Stop Productions are working together with the Dutch Promoter JBM EVENTS (see contact information for bookings: www.jbmevents.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) who are now booking a number of selected live shows in Holland, Belgium, Germany & Switzerland commencing September 2020. Plans are in the making for further live shows across Europe.