TOMORROW'S EVE - “Bread And Circuses”
June 18, 2018, a month ago
It’s “A Dream Within A Dream” – is a phrase from the eponymous song on the brand-new Tomorrow’s Eve album Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros, which could represent the thoughts of numerous progressive metal fans all over the world. Meanwhile, ten years have passed since the last long-player Tales From Serpentia and already twelve years since the second part of the Mirror Of Creation series, in which they have waited for a new sign of life from this exceptional formation. Now the time has finally come, the hall darkens and the fascinating show takes its course. The new sensational concept album, produced in cooperation with Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, The New Roses, U.D.O.), which could not be more majestic, varied and bombastic, has been released today in cooperation with Dr. Music Records in the USA.
The German progressive metal institution, consisting of singer Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta, Lalu, Nachtgeschrei), both founding members guitarist Rainer Grund and keyboard player Oliver Schwickert as well as the two new band members in the person of bass legend Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss) and drummer John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Labyrinth, Ark, TNT), present an album which, like a musical theatre cycle, stages the dramas of the past and perhaps of the future human history so emotionally and challenging that goose bumps are guaranteed. Instrumentally, a driving rhythm fraction, sensitive piano passages, acoustic guitars and extensive sound landscapes merge. The ‘Mirror Of Creation‘ provides complex song structures that demand the listener, but alternate recursively with catchy choruses and shallow sounds. An album not only for fans of powerful driven forward Progressive Metal, but also for fans of orchestral epics, which are refined by chaotic aggressive keyboards but never neglect the melodies. With their fifth studio album “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros” Tomorrow’s Eve enter the next distinctive dimension of their work and show themselves at the peak of their creativity so far.
Already the two previously released video singles showed that Tomorrow’s Eve are back in full force in the current day’s events and the break has done them good. With the help of their staccato-like high-speed imagery, which takes your breath away, the Prog doyens put their finger into the wounds of contemporary society (Trump, Malala, impoverishment) with their lyric video for “Bread And Circuses” and thus underline the dense atmosphere, which contributes significantly to the overall effect of this extraordinary progressive metal album. In the brand-new clip “Dream Within A Dream”, released about a week ago, they show the perfect fusion of music and lyric video into an extraordinary unity and transport the profound, thoughtful lyrics, which clearly show Edgar Allen Poe’s lyrical concept of his works, in a modern sci-fi look reminiscent of “Minority Report” or “I, Robot”. Both video clips result from the collaboration with the English creative all-rounder Andy Pilkington (Threshold, Orden Ogan, Gus G.), who is also responsible for the artwork of the new concept album with his agency Very Metal Art.