With the new album XXV finally in the can, Pallas launch the pre release Christmas countdown by releasing Monster, from the forthcoming album as a FREE to download single on Friday November 26th. The track has become a live favourite and so the band have produced a ‘Radio Edit’ that will not appear on the standard release of the album. The FREE download will be at present only from the Pallas official website.
The track is part of the long awaited XXV, the sequel to the band’s Classic Sentinel album and has a narrative that follows on from The Atlantis inspired earlier album.
XXV is a lot heavier and in places, darker than more recent Pallas albums. The earlier guitar driven sound of the band is very much to the fore and their heavier prog sound, influenced as much by the likes of Rush and Deep Purple as Yes and King Crimson is very much in evidence.
Pallas are also pleased to announce that they have signed a worldwide 3 album deal with Mascot Records and XXV will be released on their progressive label Music Theories Recordings.
Pallas release XXV on January 24th 2011 and it will feature some spectacular new artwork, influenced by world famous artist Patrick Woodroffe’s stunning Sentinel sleeve, and created by a collective of new media artists across the world.
A Special edition of the CD will also include a DVD featuring numbers filmed during the bands stunning Sentinel/XXV show closing performance at ‘The Night of the Prog’ festival at Loreley this year.
To coincide with the release of XXV, Pallas will be undertaking a number of live shows in both the UK and Europe. These begin with a Hometown XXV Launch Party at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on Friday Feb 4th and is a return for new vocalist Paul Mackie to the site of his Pallas debut earlier this year.
The following night Sat Feb 5th, the band hotfoot it all the way down to London for an English Album Launch and live show at The House of Progression at The Peel, Kingston upon Thames. Tickets available by calling 0208 546 3516 for credit card orders.
The band have also been offered the privilege of headlining The Classic Rock Society Awards Show on Sat March 5th. At Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne. This show has become an institution and a great night acknowledging the best of rock and prog and closed by a Pallas live show is a night not to be missed. Tickets available from The Classic Rock Society.
At present the band have only one confirmed European date and that is a headline appearance at Holland’s IO Pages festival, being held at the Boerderij in Zoetermeer on April 15th.
Pallas will be making further UK, European and festival appearances throughout the summer and these will be announced when further details are available.