Release date Shadowkeep
September 9, 2008.

The European release date for The hourglass effect, the long-awaited new album from British-American power metallers ShadowKeep, has been set for 21 November 2008. 24 November for UK/Ireland. After inking a new recording deal with Dutch label Melissa Records, the five-piece band centered around guitar duo Nikki Robson and Chris Allen is ready to roll again.

An apocalyptic concept piece based on lyrics by new vocalist Richie Wicks, The hourglass effect holds all the trademarks of the two previous albums and self-financed EP that earned ShadowKeep praise from the metal press the world over. Tightly written, aggressive power metal that merges a high standard of technical playing with melodies that stick in the mind – that’s what ShadowKeep are all about. The impressive production to match comes courtesy of Threshold-mastermind Karl Groom, who already produced the band’s first three efforts.

At the band’s MySpace, the new tracks ‘ShadowKeep’ and ‘Riot on earth’ give a fine taste of what’s to come.

ShadowKeep: The hourglass effect. Release date: 21 November 2008 on Melissa Records.

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