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14th November 2017


'Excalibur IV - The Dark Age Of The Dragon' is the widely anticipated fourth studio album in the Celtic Rock Opera series, following on from the Gold and Platinum selling original trilogy.

'Excalibur IV...' was played live in its entirety to twelve arenas in Germany in December 2016 and will be touring again in 2018 with dates to follow soon.

Released on Babaika Productions, via Cherry Red Records, the album features appearances by:

Alan Stivell
Michael Sadler (Saga)
Jesse Sibenberg and John Helliwell (Supertramp)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Moya Brennan (Clannad)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep)
Siobham Owen
Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
Konan Mevel (Skilda)
John Kelly (The Kelly Family)
Maite Itoiz (Elfhental)

Photo by Christian Roch

After a thousand years of imprisonment, Merlin – the wizard – finally escapes from Morgana's spell. Initially intrigued by the beauty of the new world that he returned to, he soon discovers the decay of knightly and sublime virtues, which once had been so bravely defended by King Arthur's roundtable.

An enraged Merlin casts his biggest spell over this world and brings the mighty dragon to life.

A trailer for the album can be seen here:

1. The Wings Of The Dragon
2. Alone
3. Stonehenge
4. I'm Not The Only One
5. Calling For You
6. Don't Be Afraid
7. Silver Moon
8. Dreamers
9. The Last Lament Of A Fairy
10. The New Times
11. Forget Your Sorrow
12. The Fifth Season
13. The Passion
14. I Will Be For Ever
15. Behind The Mist
16. You Don't Know
17. You Are The Sunshine
18. There Is Someone
19. Dun Aengus II

Click here to purchase 'Excalibur IV - The Dark Age Of The Dragon'.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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