23rd March 2012 sees the
release of Consortium Project IV "Children Of
Tomorrow", the final instalment of Lion Music’s
extensive reissue series of the Consortium Project
back catalogue which sees remastered sound and new
bonus tracks for each release.
Arguably one of the biggest and boldest
concept series of albums ever undertaken in
the progressive power metal genre - covering
in total 5 albums over 12 years -
"Children Of Tomorrow" which originally
saw release in 2007, sees the story taking
the music into even heavier realms than
those heard so far in our "quadrilogy
remasters" series ("CP-I Criminals & King"
(LM314), "CP-II Continuum In Extremis"
(LMC316) and "CP-III "Terra Incognita"
(LMC318)), yet all the time the bands
penchant for accessible melodies and music
is to the fore.
again band leader and vocalist
extraordinaire Ian Parry (Elegy,
Ayreon, Vengeance) is joined by a stellar
cast of supporting musicians with Parry’s
fellow Elegy members Joshua
Dutrieux and Henk Van Der Laars
along with Lou St Paul (Wintersbane)
providing the virtuoso guitar work. The
tightly locked rhythm section comes courtesy
of drummer Ivar De Graaf (ex Within
Temptation) and bassist Marcel Van Der
Zwam (Ian Parry solo band). The album is
given orchestral riches thanks to a female
choir of Erna Auf Der Haar (Amsterdam
Conservatorium), Rosita Abbink (Ian
Parry solo band) and Judith Rijneld
(Consortium Project III) who add a symphonic
edge to the material.
Consortium Project IV is the fourth part of
a fictional concept story dealing with
issues such as global warming and finds
mankind in the future trying to retrace its
past to understand and prevent mistakes from
ever happening again. In the process mankind
discovers their true origins that we are not
from the world…
Opening story: The
time and place was the future: the future
was preoccupied with the past. All
historical data had been destroyed, until
the discovery of twelve stone tablets
(Consortium Project III). A scholar had
successfully deciphered parts of these
ancient scriptures, paving the way to the
reunification of the species. Mankind held
the key to rediscovering the historical
past, confirming their beliefs that these
writings were of biblical origin. A true
account of mankind’s hidden past and so the
story unfolds - IAN
"Consortium Project IV – Children Of
Tomorrow" is the final piece of the "quadrilogy
series" reissues and is the direct
predecessor to the critically acclaimed
"Consortium Project V – Species" (LMC305)
which saw release in 2011. Step inside and
discover a world of progressive power metal
treats performed by some of metals best
01. A Sign Of The Times.
02. Nowhere Fast.
06. Made In Heaven.
07. Let The Wind Carry You Home.
10. Path Of Destruction.
11. Children Of Tomorrow.
12. Aches & Pains (previously unreleased
featuring Ivar de Graaf Former Within
13. Let The Wind Carry You Home (acoustic
version featuring Ivar de Graaf on acoustic
Ian Parry - Lead & Harmony Vocals.
Joshua Dutrieux - Guitar, Bass & Keys.
Ivar De Graaf - Drums & acoustic guitar.
Henk Van Der Laars - Guitar.
Lou St Paul - Guitar.
Marcel Van Der Zwam - Bass.
Erna Auf Der Haar - Female Choirs.
Rosita Abbink - Female Choirs.
• Fourth instalment of the complete reissue
of the previously out of print Consortium
Project back catalogue.
• This new edition comes fully remastered
and loaded with exclusive bonus tracks.
Promo videos for ‘Nowhere Fast’ and ‘Enigma’
already on YouTube
• All star cast featuring members of Elegy,
Within Temptation, Wintersbane and Ayreon.
• Ian Parry is available for interview now
via email or Skype, email requests to email@example.com
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal press.