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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



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. Continue reading


Kingdom of Utopia

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.


CD 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


Human Fragility

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.


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.

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.


Christmas Metal Symphony show

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.


ELEGY: Box Set Due In February

ELEGY: Box Set Due In FebruaryElegy 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.

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


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/

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.

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” .



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

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.


Ian just back from Copenhagen Denmark

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/