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New album reviewed on Progwereld

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The Dutch website Progwereld has posted a review of the new album.

You can have a look at it here.  It is written, of course, in Dutch so it’s Google translate for those of us who do not have the native language.

We are all very pleased with the review and extend our gratitude and warm wishes to everyone at Progwereld!  :-)

http://www.progwereld.org/cms/

Abel Ganz join Progdreams

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We at Abel Ganz HQ are all delighted and excited to announce that we will be joining the bill for the 2015 edition of Progdreams IV!! More info below:

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April Cultuurpodium Boerderij will host Progdreams IV, the fourth edition of our trend-setting indoor progressive and symphonic rock festival. The first names have just been announced: THE ENID, SPECIAL PROVIDENCE, IO EARTH, LAZULI, ÄNGLAGÅRD and ABEL GANZ. More band names will be follow soon.

Check out our web site and for more information.

 

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New album is now streaming at Progstreaming!

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Just wanted to let you all know that the new Abel Ganz release is now streaming at the wonderful Progstreaming site.

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/

Please check out the site – as well as Abel Ganz, of course, there is a wealth of great, new music waiting to be discovered!

 

We are all also very pleased indeed with this rather wonderful review of the new album over at French-Canadian site Profil. who say of the new album: 

« Abel Ganz » est un indispensable. Recommandé!

Video clips from album launch gig.

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We have uploaded a couple of video clips from our album launch gig at CCA to our YouTube channel.

You can also watch on our own media page.

The secret is out!

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We are absolutely delighted to confirm that Abel Ganz will be joining the bill for the 2015 edition of RoSfest in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

To say we are excited, happy, and proud about this news does not even begin to describe how incredibly delighted we are!

When George first contacted us [very soon after the release of new album] we were literally bouncing around with excitement at the prospect – it’s been so hard for us to keep it a secret until now.

We cannot wait to get there and bring our music to some new [and hopefully some older ones too] friends. Thank you so much to everyone for the good wishes we have been receiving and thank you again to everyone who has bought and supported the new album – it really makes all the hard work worthwhile.

 

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Abel Ganz ‘Album of the Week’ on DPRP Radio!

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Abel Ganz is the Album of the Week with two tracks on the new DPRP Prog Rock Radio Show + 10 other great new releases.

Listen to the show here.

Tonight is the night!

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It has been such a long path to get where we are now – 5 years of incredibly hard work!

However – finally the day has arrived and we simply cannot wait to play some of the tunes from our new album for you tonight.

Please come along to the CCA in Glasgow and join us as we nudge ‘Abel Ganz’ out into the world.

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme

Humbled

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Ten out of ten from DPRP!!! 10/10!!

You know – we’ve got to level with you here, when we started to record ‘Abel Ganz’ we took an absolutely deliberate and conscious decision that we were going to make a different kind of Ganz album – full in the knowledge that we were taking a bit of a risk but hopeful nonetheless that there may be some who would appreciate the direction we were trying to take the band towards in 2014.

I guess when a band has been around for as long as the Ganz it might be easy for some people to assume they know what to expect from a new Ganz album. And that is precisely why we made the album we did. We wanted to challenge those expectations – and we wanted to challenge ourselves too at the same time – even though there was a slight trepidation that perhaps not everyone would ‘get it’.

Now, not ever – not even in our wildest imaginations did we expect or hope we would receive the kind of reaction we have had to ‘Abel Ganz’. The reviews we have received from The Classic Rock Society, Lady Obscure, ioPages, Music in Belgium, The Progressive Aspect, Clair & Obscur, Progulator and now The Dutch Progressive Rock Page too have been nothing short of amazing for us. We want to [once again] thank all these wonderful people from the very bottom of our hearts for ‘getting it’.

Thank you Eric Perry and thank you Alan Weston!

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201443.php?dprp=test#abelganz

Thank you also to every single person who has bought a CD or a download or sent us a message of encouragement. You have no idea how much we appreciate it. Thank you too [again] to all the people who supported us with our Pledge campaign.

We feel incredibly lucky right now – incredibly excited too, and also very humbled by the support and great feedback.

So looking forward to our launch gig now this coming Friday night at Glasgow’s CCA. Hope to see you there.

Getting close!

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Hi all – we had a great rehearsal last night as we prepare for launch gig on 15th August. We are getting rather excited! Really looking forward to seeing lots of old friends we have not seen in ages. Hope to see a few new ones too!

Speaking of friends – we can at last announce that we will be joined at the CD launch by a few very, very special guests indeed! So happy and proud that our great friend, and founding member of Abel Ganz, Hugh Carter has agreed to open the nights proceedings by playing a short set of choice tunes!

Hugh will be joined on stage by another close friend of the band – the one and only Neil Mackie who has been an ardent support of Abel Ganz for many years. They will both be joined on this occasion by the most wonderful Pippa Reid-Foster – an absolutely amazing young Harp player. Really – you don’t want to miss this, so be sure to get there in plenty of time!

If that news were not exciting enough in itself – we can also now announce that we will be joined onstage by the [frankly far too talented for one person] amazing Iain Sloane. As many of you will know Iain contributed the beautiful pedal steel guitar solo on the track Obsolescence and he has kindly agreed to bring along his pedal steel guitar to join us on that tune on the night.

So – What are you waiting for? Get those tickets now!

 

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A really great early review

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Well – we are delighted to have received such a positive early review from Ladyobscure for the new album.

You can read it here:

http://www.ladyobscure.com/albums/abel-ganz-abel-ganz/