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Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« on: July 23, 2009, 12:18:40 AM »
One of the best bands in the genre and certainly among the best when finding the right balance between crazy instrumentals and songwriting.
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Shadow Gallery  July 22, 2009 The band is at the mixing stage for their new album. A release date will be posted in two weeks.
I'm extremely excited about this album, even though it's without the great voice and singing of Mike (RIP).

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 05:32:35 AM »
This makes me very very very happy. I was wondering if they'd ever finally get this new album out and it's good to know it's closer than I expected.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 05:50:08 AM »
I only have Legacy of theirs, and it's a very good album. Will be purchasing their new one when it comes out  :tup
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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 07:32:28 AM »
I really like this band a lot. They do a good job combining DT style prog metal with SymX, while bringing everything back around closer to Queensyrche. Any word on who is doing the vocals?

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 09:32:55 AM »
This is good news.  Source?

And I hope the rumor about DC Cooper handling vocals turns out to be true.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 10:08:20 AM »
I have only listened to Tyranny, and I think it´s a masterpiece. Call me crazy, but some of it reminds me of Images & Words. Not that they´re similar, but mostly in the sense of a perfectly balanced album, and amazing melodies combined with top notch musicianship that is not overwhelming.

I have Room V somewhere but I haven´t listened to it.

The singer died last year, right?

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 10:11:39 AM »
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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 10:16:45 AM »
The singer died last year, right?

 :sadpanda: I hate to say that but yeah; he passed away.He was so talented singer of progressive genre. Though this band is so amazing most of listeners didn't give any attention than they deserve. That's sad!
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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 10:19:25 AM »
I looked up this banded. im going to check out songs from tyranny and room v

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 10:23:05 AM »
I looked up this banded. im going to check out songs from tyranny and room v
The first 20 minutes of tyranny should make it for you  :)

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 06:17:43 PM »
This is good news.  Source?
SG's forums who apparently got it from Gary's Facebook page. And SG's Facebook too.
I think DC will be on vocals but not on all songs. They will probably use him on a song or two, they will sing some songs themselves and then get a few more singers. At least that's how I think it will happen.
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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 08:14:19 AM »
Have to say I'm surprised at how quickly they've recovered from Mike's death (RIP) but it's good to kow they're persevering
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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 10:20:15 AM »
it will be difficult for me since the singer is what I loved so much about the band, but I will def give it a shot

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 08:39:55 PM »
http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/progpower-usa/465050-news-shadow-gallery-they-will-carry.html

I like DC Cooper, but I really hope they have another singer to do more of the soprano, sg-type vocal lines. He's a nice complementary singer, but I'm skeptical how good he'd be as their lead vocalist throughout an album.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 08:45:00 PM »
I doubt he will sing on all the songs as a lead singer. He did really awesome job on New World Order so my hopes are high for his performance. I think originally that song was supposed to be sung with James.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 08:47:03 PM »
D.C. Cooper is one of my favorites, an amazing vocalist and front man. I hope he does a lot of the work on this album, but it would be nice to hear a bunch of voices on this one.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 05:44:39 AM »
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   HEY Everyone!

It has been a long time since I have been here.

Yes, the rumors are true- Shadow Gallery has completed a new record.
Just 30 minutes ago, I finished the final reference mix.
If I drank beer, I would be having one right now, toasting myself to the reduction in studio hours I can expect starting tomorrow!
The last 12 days have been sub-mixing here at New Horizon Music Studios, but the real magic is still happening with Rich Mouser at Mousehouse Studios who is doing the final stages prior to Mastering which is next and scheduled for roughly a week or two from now.
It is too soon to state release dates yet, but it could be late October or early November.

I will check back here next week sometime and give you guys some more information if I can. We are not announcing singers or song titles yet, so you'll have to wait on that.

Carl, Brendt and myself do sing more on this album, but we are not the main lead vocalist. You will hear a lot of our voices on this record though. I think Brendt and I added more BG vocals on this record than any other.

There are a few guests and changes on this record and this information will be posted when the promotion gets underway.

It has been really wonderful to hear the encouragement from so many, asking us to continue. Moving on without your lead singer and good friend was not an easy task for us, but we are very pleased with this new record and are excited about all of you hearing it.

As always, thanks for your patience and support.
Peace and Love-

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 11:51:27 PM »
Yeah, I saw they were releasing a new album on their MySpace page... I will definitely pick it up.  I have always appreciated SG and they seem to have been getting better with each album, so I have high hopes for this one as well...

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 02:32:27 PM »
I hear geoff tate influence in his voice

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 04:41:25 PM »
Great, great band. One of my favourites (second behind DT). So sad that Mike passed away last year  :'(, but I'm sure this record will be great and it will be a tribute to Mike in some way.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2009, 01:31:53 PM »
A teaser has been uploaded on their site: http://www.shadowgallery.com/
More like a teaser teaser.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2009, 01:56:38 PM »
Woah, the bit at the end sounds nothing like anything Shadow Gallery has ever done.

The page also makes it pretty clear InsideOut will remain separate from Century Media and not just be absorbed into it, which is certainly a good thing.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2009, 03:33:19 PM »
Awww this is pretty.

And then, suddenly, :metal

I'm looking forward to this.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2009, 03:36:53 PM »
Awww this is pretty.

And then, suddenly, :metal

I'm looking forward to this.
:lol This exactly! Nice buildup :tup

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2009, 05:11:56 PM »
November 3? :-[

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2009, 02:34:55 AM »
yep, the new album is called "Digital Ghosts" due on November 3rd through InsideOut.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2009, 03:05:44 AM »
I like it....getting excited now for November

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2009, 06:13:57 AM »
The mellow part is an outro to a song and the heavy guitars are the beginning of another.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2009, 12:32:56 PM »
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all questions to be answered in time...
soon
another trailer in less than a week..
we hope to have a new one every week
then also longer audio clips up
inside of two weeks

thanks for the interest everyone..
i can tell you we are very excited about sharing this disc with you.

There is also a special edition disc with 4 extra songs, including some with mike singing...

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2009, 12:35:33 PM »
I looked up this banded. im going to check out songs from tyranny and room v
The first 20 minutes of tyranny should make it for you  :)

I'm going to give this one a try too. Never heard the band before. :)

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2009, 12:57:38 AM »
Great band, I never heard about the lead singer, a shame.

Room V wasn't as good as the others, IMO.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2009, 02:48:59 AM »
Second teaser-trailer http://www.shadowgallery.com/ but it's just a riff.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2009, 03:08:55 PM »
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After the tragic passing of lead singer Mike Baker in October 2008, “Digital Ghosts” introduces new lead singer Brian Ashland and not only sees the entire band once again sharing additional vocal duties but also features guest vocal appearances by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Clay Barton (Suspyre) to compliment the release. With “Digital Ghosts”, Shadow GallerY’s members Brendt Allman, Carl Cadden-James, Gary Wehrkamp, new addition Brian Ashland and returning drummer Joe Nevolo (who appears on two songs of the record) have focused their powerful energies on creating a seamless blend of progressive, metal, and symphonic rock as a transcendent work of musical art that advances the boundaries of these genres into new directions.

 Guitarist / Keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp comments on “Digital Ghosts” as follows:

 “As a band, we are thrilled to have new music to share with everyone. This album is a dedication to our wonderful fans, and also to the memory of our singer and friend Mike Baker.
We had to deal with a few tragic events during the course of this recording, but pressing on we approached the production the way we always do: Trying to provide our very best. We had a terrific time making this record and hope all the emotion and love we put into it endures, transcends and touches every one who is ready for it.
You can expect some shades of a new direction on this record.  We had long been trying to incorporate more prog elements and the time was right to stretch out a little bit, while remaining true to the heavy and powerful rock based songs that have been a staple of SHADOW GALLERY since the earliest days”.

The track-listing for the album reads as follows:

SHADOW GALLERY – “Digital Ghosts”:

1. With Honor
2. Venom
3. Pain
4. Gold Dust
5. Strong
6. Digital Ghost
7. Haunted

So... Chris and Joe have been barely (if at all) involved. This sucks. It's good that the rest of the band can make awesome music on their own.

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Re: Shadow Gallery Thread - v. Digital Ghosts
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2009, 03:10:07 PM »
who is Brian Ashland?



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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2009, 03:24:06 PM »
No idea. I must say I'm not a big fan of the idea of that Halford wannabe in SG. Hopefully they've made him sound good. As for the rest - I have no idea. From what I heard of Clay Burton he is some pretty ordinary sounding guy.