Eloy Return With Bold New Concept Album


Eloy will release their latest album, The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre, through Artist Station Records on August 25.

The album is the first part of a double concept affair that looks at the life of Middle Ages French heroine Joan Of Arc. Originally conceived as an elaborate French stage musical, Eloy mainman Frank Bornemann has re-written the original in English and recorded with his band as a two-part album release. The new work also features Canadian singer Alice Merton in the lead role as Joan, whilst German blues artist Jessy Martens also makes an appearance.

Eloy formed in 1969, releasing their self-titled debut in 1971. Since then the band have released no less than 18 studio albums. 2009’s Visionary, the band’s first album after a 13-year hiatus, saw them back in the German Top 40.

More information from the band’s website.

Jerry Ewing

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.