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I'm actually not gonna quote the Irish schlager singer Johnny Logan and state that this has been "just another year". That's certainly not the case, quite the contrary I would say. 2010 has for the lads and me been rather extraordinary! After the fact that we mastered FuturePast for the third time and I realized that we wouldn't be able to release it before the summer, it was like bloody torture to sit on your ...ss and wait for over 3 months to get it out in the open. Since then it's been like a ride to paradise with "extra everything" the whole autumn and winter.
I mean, who could foresee these types of reviews, all the way from big major magazines to small independent websites and fanzines? The reviews of FuturePast, has as far as I know without even one single exception, been nothing less than fantastic. As I see it, all publicity is good publicity, especially if it's "good". If it's one thing that we apppreciate even more, it's all the comments and messages we've received from all of you out there. It's so satisfying to know that the album means a whole lot, to a lot of people out there. Even so much that a lotta people consider it to be among the top 3 this year or as for some of you, who even holds it as their favourite of the year, nr.1! Thank you and thank you again, that really makes it worth all the work we've put in! Then it's the gigs, Including the secret one, we've done 3 shows so far and even if they not by any means have been perfect, I can really hear, see and feel the potential of the band. I guess all there is to do, is to work even harder. Hopefully you'll be able to hear the fruit of our labour, during our upcoming tour next year "FuturePast tour 2010/2011". More of that later.
As this will be the last blog this year, I can now officially say that we've started to rehearse new material. So far the guys have been their ususal themselves, inspired, big eared and extremely willling to do as good as they can and I'm so grateful for that. Thinking of all the times FuturePast got delayed, I think it would be wise not to give you a hint on where or when our follow up album will be released. Frankly, it's too early to say anything at all. All you need to know at this point, is that we've started working on our next album. With this little "sum up" of this year and these news , I guess all that's left to do is to leave you with yet another great review. This time it's from Holland "Background Magazine" and here's the link: http://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/
From all the lads and me: We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!