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Star-studded Excalibur IV Released

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Alan Simon has released the fourth instalment of his Excalibur project, The Dark Age Of The Dragon, through Cherry Red.

It’s a continuation of the series that began back in 1999 with the release of Excalibur I: Les Legendes des Celtes, and has seen subsequent releases with 2000’s Excalibur: Les Concert Mythique, 2007’s Excalibur II: l’anneu des Celtes and 2011’s Excalibur III: The Origins.

While little known in the UK, Excalibur IV has performed live in 12 arenas in Germany, and will be touring again in 2018, with a UK show a definite possibility. The new work, helmed by French folk rocker Simon, features appearances from Martin Barre, Saga’s Michael Sadler, Supertramp’s John Anthony Helliwell, Sonja Kristina and Clannad’s Moya Brennan.

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.