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Artist News: Adagio Bid Adieu To Christian Palin

Posted on Monday, April 12 @ 23:00:00 UTC by nightowl

French neo-classical metallers Adagio have parted ways with their Finnish singer Christian Palin, it was reported back in February.

Commented guitarist St?phan Fort? at the time: "We have had no other choice but to separate from Christian Palin this morning. That is a decision we needed to take as soon as possible for the best of Adagio. We have no hard feelings towards him and wish him all the best for the future."

Adagio's recent European tour with Kamelot included Mats Lev?n on vocals.

Archangels In Black, the latest album from Adagio, was released in February 2009 via Listenable Records. The cover artwork was created by Guilherme Sevens and the CD was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden with Bj?rn Engelmann (Rammstein, Meshuggah).

According to a press release, "without being a concept album, Archangels In Black evokes the band's convictions about a certain Nightside philosophy and a very personal approach of life and death." Fort? says, "Darkness is a concept with many branches, often misunderstood from outside, but elemental for some kind."

Archangels In Black was the first ? and last ? CD to feature Palin. Palin was previously a member of the Swedish/Finnish bands Essence Of Sorrow and Random Eyes.

Underworld (2003) and A Band In Upperworld, a live released, have both recently received re-release with new artwork by Alexandra Bach at Ravendusk Design, who also worked on the booklet of Archangels.... Says Fort?: "Alexandra has once again done a wounderful artwork, which gives a new life to those albums. The Underworld new cover is in my opinion way more representative of the music than the original one. We are also very pleased about those re-release, as until now, the live album was only available in Japan."

[Source: via-eProg; Adagio website]

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