General Heavy Metal Music Thread Oct 31, 2014 23:47:20 GMT
Post by Admin on Oct 31, 2014 23:47:20 GMT
Kiske/Somerville is the debut album of the melodic rock/heavy metal duet project Kiske/Somerville. The album features the collaboration of vocalist Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Place Vendome) with American singer Amanda Somerville and was born as a concept put together by Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino.
The album sees Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) handling most of the songwriting, with more contributions from the former After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville herself. Mat Sinner oversaw the production and mixing of the songs at various recording studios in Europe.
Michael Kiske is a German singer best known for his early work with the German power metal band Helloween. He has released several solo albums, has participated on various projects such as Place Vendome and Avantasia and has also recorded guest vocals for numerous bands.
Finishing up the last song for the new Kiske Somerville album - I think you're going to like it!!!!! — feeling wonderful with Sander Gommans.
Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who works mostly in Germany and was involved in many productions of German producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. She was tapped to replace Dutch vocalist Simone Simons on the Epica’s North American tour with Symphony X due to Simons’ health issues. Amanda is featured on Kamelot's release, Ghost Opera, on their recent album Poetry for the Poisoned, also in the symphonic metal project Aina and she recently toured with Avantasia.