With the new
album XXV finally in the can, Pallas launch the pre
release Christmas countdown by releasing Monster,
from the forthcoming album as a FREE to download
single on Friday November 26th. The track has become
a live favourite and so the band have produced a
‘Radio Edit’ that will not appear on the standard
release of the album. The FREE download will be at
present only from the Pallas official website.
The track is part of the long awaited XXV, the sequel
to the band’s Classic Sentinel album and has a
narrative that follows on from The Atlantis inspired
XXV is a lot heavier and in places, darker than more
recent Pallas albums. The earlier guitar driven sound
of the band is very much to the fore and their
heavier prog sound, influenced as much by the likes
of Rush and Deep Purple as Yes and King Crimson is
very much in evidence.
Pallas are also pleased to announce that they have
signed a worldwide 3 album deal with Mascot Records
and XXV will be released on their progressive label
Music Theories Recordings.
Pallas release XXV on January 24th 2011 and it will
feature some spectacular new artwork, influenced by
world famous artist Patrick Woodroffe’s stunning
Sentinel sleeve, and created by a collective of new
media artists across the world.
A Special edition of the CD will also include a DVD
featuring numbers filmed during the bands stunning
Sentinel/XXV show closing performance at ‘The Night
of the Prog’ festival at Loreley this year.
To coincide with the release of XXV, Pallas will be
undertaking a number of live shows in both the UK and
Europe. These begin with a Hometown XXV Launch Party
at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on Friday Feb 4th and is a
return for new vocalist Paul Mackie to the site of
his Pallas debut earlier this year.
The following night Sat Feb 5th, the band hotfoot it
all the way down to London for an English Album
Launch and live show at The House of Progression at
The Peel, Kingston upon Thames. Tickets available by
calling 0208 546 3516 for credit card orders.
The band have also been offered the privilege of
headlining The Classic Rock Society Awards Show on
Sat March 5th. At Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne.
This show has become an institution and a great night
acknowledging the best of rock and prog and closed by
a Pallas live show is a night not to be missed.
Tickets available from The Classic Rock Society.
At present the band have only one confirmed European
date and that is a headline appearance at Holland’s
IO Pages festival, being held at the Boerderij in
Zoetermeer on April 15th.
Pallas will be making further UK, European and
festival appearances throughout the summer and these
will be announced when further details are available.