Originally released in 2003 “The Seventh Sign”
marked the debut release of progressive metal act
Section A. Now on 17th August 2012 the album sees a
limited edition digipack reissue of only 500 units
along with an additional bonus track not featured on
the original release.
Having previously released two instrumental
albums on Lion Music, Danish guitarist
Torben Enevoldsen needed a change of pace
and wanted to write an all-vocal album. The
result was “The Seventh Sign”.
Torben Enevoldsen’s initial basic idea was
to simply put together a band of musicians
he admired and would like to work with. So
in the beginning of 2001, he began writing
down names of musicians and started sending
Andreas Lill, drummer of the German prog
metal band Vanden Plas was the first
musician to join. Soon after, the former
Lion’s Share vocalist Andy Engberg joined
completing the initial Section A line-up.
Meanwhile recruiting members for Section A,
Enevoldsen had been busy writing material
for the band. The style would be a blend of
very melodic hard rock and the more
aggressive and complex prog metal. While
Torben was keeping busy writing the music,
Andy Engberg and his friend Conny Welťn
wrote the lyrics.
The recording sessions for the first album
began in the spring of 2001, and went on and
off throughout the summer. Apart from all
the guitars, Torben also handled the bass
and basic keyboard playing for the album. To
add some additional flavour, Enevoldsen
decided to ask Derek Sherinian (Planet X)
and GŁnter Werno (Vanden Plas) to
participate, doing a few keyboard solos.
They both accepted and their performances
were nothing short of breathtaking!
By the fall the recordings were finished and
soon after, the mix and mastering were done
resulting in the debut album “The Seventh
Sign”. The album was released by Lion Music
and Marquee/Avalon in April 2003.
Now some 9 years the later “The Seventh
Sign” gets a special reissue in a strictly
limited edition digipack format with the
added bonus of the instrumental track
“F.Y.I” on 17 August 2012.
● Limited Edition digipack reissue of only
500 units worldwide ●
● Additional bonus track for this edition ●
● Features past and present members of Fatal
Force, Vanden Plas, Lion’s
Share, Speaking to Stones & Dream Theater ●