Images Of Eden: A distinct musical hybrid

Images Of Edden - Soulrise

After inking a deal with Pavement Entertainment, Images of Eden announces its fourth studio album, Soulrise, set for a worldwide release on August 17, 2018. The fans have therefore to wait 15 days before Soulrise is out in the stores. In support of the upcoming album, the band has released the single Shield Me on digital outlets everywhere, as well as an official music video for the single.

Shield Me tells a powerful story about the dangers of addiction and the loss often accompanied with it through the eyes of a young woman. The music video has won several awards, most recently the Award of Merit from the One-Reeler Short Film Competition.

Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener. Musically, Images of Eden draws its inspiration from a hybrid of modern hard rock combined with classic metal, creating a modern sound rife with progressive elements and impassioned, unfeigned vocal delivery.

Each release from Images of Eden is a chapter in the tale of a life’s journey, dealing specifically with the trials and darkness that each of us must face in this world, each track is meant to inspire the listener to overcome these obstacles through human perseverance strengthened by guidance from above. The distinct vision that gives Images of Eden its identity is about drawing strength and determination from faith to see us through our toughest times, but what makes IoE stand out as one of a kind is that its message is simultaneously accessible to everyone while still speaking to the listener on a very personal level.

Images of Eden first sparked into existence in 1998 as an ambitious concept in the mind of founder and vocalist Gordon Tittsworth. Staring down a fateful crossroads in life, Tittsworth found himself headed in an unusual direction and envisioned a band completely unique in scope and sound. Knowing that in order to bring this new vision to life the core concept would have to remain undiluted and that he’d have to be uncompromising in his goals, Tittsworth parted ways with his previous band. Stepping into the studio in September 1999 with only a session drummer, Tittsworth recorded Images of Eden’s debut album (to later be known as Chapter I) with the goal of producing a one of a kind proof-of-concept

Filling in the rest of the band’s instrumentals himself, Images of Eden was now more than a mere vision: it had been given flesh and bone, and was already evolving into something more. Images of Eden’s vision being as distinct as it is made it easy for Tittsworth to hand pick like-minded artists to ensure that the band would always move in right direction. The proto-lineup of musicians in IoE’s early days cemented the band’s spot as a remarkable force on the local scene, and before long Images of Eden had shot up the local food chain.

Today, the band’s 4th release is nearing completion and Images of Eden finds itself amidst a perfect storm: a lineup comprised of professionals of the genre that have spent decades honing their talents, with new material that’s more polished and masterfully executed than ever while still remaining genuine to the band’s original vision. Images Of Eden can now finally get their full potential probably into a world of metal and rock?!


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6707 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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