In response to repeated requests from our supporters, EDEN are delighted to announce this evening the official re-release of their classic 1995 LP ‘Fire and Rain’ on Bandcamp. The third album release in EDEN’s discography, ’Fire and Rain’ delivered further on the dark and richly atmospheric sounds of previous EDEN releases ‘Healingbow’ and ‘Gateway to the Mysteries’ whilst simultaneously elevating the band into a sphere described by Legends Magazine as ‘dark and richly atmospheric – set of songs concerning the disappointment of love gone wrong. Reminiscent of ‘The Crow’ soundtrack yet uniquely EDEN, Fire & Rain demonstrates the band should not be categorised for any one sound prevalent within the Goth movement… as they have mastered them all’. Haunting eastern tinged instrumentals combine with classic ballads spearheaded by ‘The Darkness in Me’ – a track subsequently performed live on Australian Countdown Revolution. AllMusic reviews describe the album as ‘a less eclectic but no less intriguing sonic palette, extending the goth/psych tendencies of Bowley’s particular muse to their logical conclusions. Bowley’s singing remains a definite high point of the group, passionate and evocative, his electric guitar work striking’.
EDEN have become aware in recent weeks that demand for previous albums has resulted in a slew of unauthorised digital copies appearing via YouTube and other unofficial channels who are selling EDEN work in violation of artist copyright. Whilst dealing with this internally we felt it fair to our supporters to offer a genuine means of purchasing EDEN material. All sale funds will be channelled into production of the new album to be released in June 2017.
IN THANKS for your support the digital release includes the studio recording of a track written for, but not included, on the original. ‘Darkening Skies’ briefly appeared on the rare sought after limited edition album ‘Earthbound’ but has remained unavailable until this day.Eden re-formed and commenced performances in Australia in 2015. In January 2017 the band enter the recording studio once more to record an LP of new material scheduled for release in June 2017 at Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig. Re-release of a selection of the Eden discography is also scheduled for 2017.
According to the official website, as of yesterday 32 bands including EDEN have been locked in for the WGT Festival in Leipzig this June. EDEN will join an impressive lineup in Leipzig, Germany in June 2017 to play the world’s largest goth festival. The EDEN set list will include material from their new LP which will be launched at the festival as part of their German tour.
Stay across the unfolding WTG story at the official website.
EDEN LAST SHOW FOR 2016…
And may well be our last live performance prior to recording our new LP in preparation for overseas live shows next year. Come see EDEN present their unique musical vision which to some may be darkwave, to others ethereal eastern guitar drone, dreampop or neo-psychedelia. We cant wait to get heavily immersed in studio alchemy in the coming months and craft our best cd yet. EDEN perform at 10pm. Supported by the dreamy drifting muzic of Vincent J Kramer at 9pm. FREE ENTRY.
NEW! – Saturday 10th September, 2016 – EDEN PLAY MAJOR TOM’S, Kyneton
Saturday 27th August 2016 – EDEN PLAY DANES MAGIC THEATRE BAR, Brunswick
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Saturday 20th August 2016 – EDEN PLAY DAY BY THE GREEN at St Kilda Bowls Club
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23rd July 2016 – EDEN PLAY PSYCH-FREAK-OUT at the Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood with Black Heart Death Cult
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Broadcast in March 2016, Matt Malone captures a fascinating interview with Sean Bowley as he journeys through inspiration behind the original Eden, influences, current focus, material and creative directions for 2016 onward.
Eden to play the Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, Victoria with Black Heart Death Cult – 23rd July 2016
EDEN have been busy creating new material in the first quarter of 2016, the new material performed for the first time at recent Melbourne gigs.