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Anneke van Giersbergen guests with Celestial Burst on debut EP The Maze

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French melodic proggers Celestial Burst have streamed their debut EP The Maze. The new EP features a guest vocal performance on the title track from Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen. You can listen to the six-track EP in full below.

"It is the story of a woman who wanders in a world that she does not understand and to which she cannot adapt because it does not suit her," explains Celestial Busrt mainman Alexis Lustenberger. "The labyrinth is the symbol that I wanted to give to the adventure that awaits her, littered with obstacles and dead ends."

Celestial Burst were formed by Lustenberger in 2012 as a solo studio project before he was joined by singer and actress Kenza Laala to work on the lyrics and contribute to the vocals. They released The Maze through their Bandcamp age and steaming platforms last year.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.