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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/

Album Launch Gig!

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So happy that we can finally announce details of our album launch party which will be held on Friday 15th August in Glasgow at the CCA.

We have been in negotiations with this venue for some time but had to keep it quiet until everything was signed off. For those of you who do not know, Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts is one of the city’’s most important hubs for creative activity. The building is steeped in history and the organization has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades.

It is rather unusual for a rock band to play in such surroundings and as far as we know we will be the 1st ever Progressive Rock band to perform there. We hope you will be able to join us and enjoy the ambiance – it’s something a little bit different for us.

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

The CDs have arrived!

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Well our CDs are here and we are so pleased with them we thought we would share some grainy iphone pics with you! In the coming days we will be sending them out to various locations in time for the release date on the 8th of July!

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House of Prog radio

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House of Prog radio

Very pleased to hear some tracks from new album being previewed by our friend Tony Romero over at HOP.

If you missed the show you can listen again here

Bandcamp site updated with new album download.

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Bandcamp site updated with new album download.

We wanted to let you know our Bandcamp site has been updated to include downloads for new album in standard res and also 24bit Hi res!!

http://abelganz.bandcamp.com

The new album

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All right Prog fans, at long last the new Abel Ganz album is here!  Yes, we have finished recording our latest album, and we have decided to name it: Abel Ganz!

We believe this album is without a doubt our best ever [by leaps and bounds] and we can’t wait to let you hear it.

The album will be released July 8th  2014 but you can pre-order it here right now and we will ship to you on release date.

• “Delusions of Grandeur”
• “Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise”
• “Obsolescence Pt.ii Evening”
• “Obsolescence Pt.iii Close Your Eyes”
• “Obsolescence Pt.iv The Dream”
• “Obsolescence Pt.v Dawn”
• “Spring”
• “Recuerdos”
• “Heartland ”
• “End of Rain”
• “Thank You”
• “A Portion of Noodles”
• “Unconditional”
• “The Drowning”

Front panel cover

Front panel cover