Melodic hard rock
band TEN has
announced they will release their new album "Gothica" on
July 7, 2017 via Frontiers
Music Srl. The highly
anticipated new album promises to be one of their strongest collection of songs to date. It is full of all the trademark textures and flavors we have come
to expect from TEN, arguably one of the best and most consistent melodic hard rock bands in the genre. “Gothica” renews TEN’s longstanding association
with the Frontiers label and proudly displays all the hallmarks of classic TEN albums and will surely continue to build upon the rich legacy that the great
British rockers have forged over a career spanning 22 years and counting.
as their darkest album to date. Embracing history, romance and erotic horror in equal measure as it does, the title proves to be a fitting name. As
listeners, we are transported from the darker side of human nature to the nocturnal supernatural, a dramatic realm of nightmares and the forbidden.
“Gothica” is cinematic in every sense of the word. A web of musically elaborate spells, evoking embers that spark the imagination courtesy of the classic
song writing of vocalist Gary
album, Gary says, "I am extremely pleased with the collection of songs on "Gothica" as they feel like they belong together. The band are firing on all
cylinders once again and it is a gift to the army of fans everywhere who have relentlessly supported us over the years. It is ironically fitting that our
13th studio album should be a little more sinister, at the same time retaining all the commercial traits usually associated with a Ten album."
success on the recent albums “Albion” and “Isla
De Muerta”, Gary
Hughes is joined
once again by guitarists Dann
Grocott and John
Halliwell along with
bass player Steve
Yates. On their third
outing as a collective unit, the musicians in TEN have raised the bar even higher than they had previously. The album is full of stunning guitar work over
a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Hughes’ vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life.
produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis
longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, “Stormwarning”.
album features stunning original artwork by Stan
W. Decker, depicting a
beautiful enchantress reading incantations from a book whilst summoning shadowy characters from its pages. Stan has cleverly illustrated the piece in order
to portray the characters emerging from the books pages as the actual characters from the songs on the album. The atmospheric sleeve photography is
once again provided by the remarkably talented Adrian
Frontiers is proud
to be working with the legendary TEN again and looks forward to sharing this stunning new album with the band's fans around the globe!
Jekyll And Hyde
For All Seasons
Wild King Of Winter
Welcome To The Freak Show
Gary Hughes -
Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Programming
Rosingana – Guitar
Grocott – Guitar
Halliwell – Guitar
McKenna - Bass Guitar
Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Yates - Drums and Percussion
Vocals – Karen Fell