Unfortunately, the release of our new album will take more time to complete, we still have lots of problems with our rehearsal room (moisture and mustiness). It's currently impossible to work there. So we hope to present "Devious Doorways" next year till summer's end.
Definetely NOT the end of our Journey ... 3,5 years appears to be a long time, but hey ... even The Eagles took a 14-Year-Vacation. The point is, we never stopped believing in Abarax and in our Music. And now it seems that the search for a new rehearsal room is over, and it's a happy-end
We are busy with redecoration ... we all just can't wait to play the first tunes in our new "Abarax Home".
Stay tuned for photos ... and, of course, for music ... "fresh from the oven"
Doorways - first trailer of our upcoming album - release unfortunately not before the end of 2014
a01 Abarax "Last Minute on Earth"
a02 Argos "Cosmic Circus" (including "Babylon")
a03 Ashwave Progchard Project "Alert..! Turn the flora to this
a04 Aurora Lunare "Trading My Soul"
a05 Chris "Different People"
a06 CDFmE "Grand Old World"
a07 Expedition Delta "Selfconsuming Fire"
a08 Final Conflict "A Kings Prayer"
b01 Flamborough Head "Blessing a Smile"
b02 Forgotten Suns "In the Eyes of the World"
b03 Gaou "Rumble Fish Twist"
b04 Guitar Garden "Ghost of the Red Cloud"
b05 Kate "The Man Who Walked With Kings"
b06 Marco Lo Muscio "Pipes of Peace"
b07 Michael Ogodorov Band "Close Your Eyes / A King's Prayer"
b08 Mist Season "Lobsterland Groove"
b09 Oracle "World Without a Heart"
c01 Orchestre Celesti "The Rainmaker"
c02 Pandora "Theme for a Hero"
c03 Phaedra "Calling Home"
c04 Projection "Stardust We Are"
c05 Romanov "What if God is Alone"
c06 Roz Vitalis "Dream on Dreamer"
c07 Sky Architect "Silent Sorrow"
c08 Sky Club "Church of Your Heart"
d01 Soniq Circus "Sword of God"
d02 Spoton "Don't Let the Devil In" (medley*)
d03 Supernal Endgame "The Flower King"
d04 Tabula Smaragdina "Devil's Playground" (The Scars of Evil)
d05 The Samurai of Prog "World of Adventures"
d06 Tinyfish "Jealousy"
d07 Unitopia "The Way the Waters are Moving"
d08 Vanilla Project "Serious Dreamers"
d09 Yesterdays „Cosmic Cover"
Abarax will do a special version (10:27) of the Flower Kings track "Last
Minute On Earth" for new Box
Set which will consists of 30 other progressive rock bands from
around the world. (a Colossus & Musea release)
More news to come.
For now, enjoy the teaser (3:59) and the album cover!
The new album Blue Room
was released worldwide on
21st March 2010 and is now available also on
iTunes, Amazon, etc.
1. Cry Out For Me (2:24)
2. Autumn Storm (7:18)
3. Sermons And Lies (9:24)
4. Life (8:04)
5. As We Spoke (8:39)
6. Arena (5:19)
7. Red Roses And Bullets (6:07)
8. Howards End (10:55)
03.08.2009 -A happy outcome is
worth waiting for -recordings for the
upcoming album Blue Room will be finished soon. The material
sounds brilliant and we promise some good stuff.
excellent photos of our "support for SAGA gig" on 3rd May '09 at Z 7
Pratteln can be seen
28.03.2009 - Summers End Festival Lydney
are delighted to announce that Official festival photographer Chris
Walkden’s superb photos of Summers End 2008 can now be seen
now available for download:
Director's Cut of our album "Crying Of The Whales" with the newly
mixed title track in an epical length of more than 25 minutes.
1. Crying Of
The Whales / Part I - A Salty Sting - The Journey - Part II (25:27)
2. Whale Massacre (13:08)
3. Part Of Evolution (3:06)
4. Nature's Voice (5:44)
5. Point Of No Return (6:18)
6. All These Walls (8:34)
7. Journey's End (7:33)
29.11.2008 -We have been
invited to support
at the famousZ7
Konzertfabrik,Pratteln (CH) on 3rd May 2009
Summers End Festival Lydney 26.Sep. - 28.Sep. 2008
We're all looking forward to
play the festival on Saturday, the 27th of September.
BTW, this day is already sold
Karoline Peucker has left the band for personal reasons
Good Luck for the future,
next gigs: 27. Sep. 2008 Summers End Festival, 18. Oct.
2008 - Die Halle, Frankfurt a M. + 19. Oct.2008 - Movie, Bielefeld /
Frankfurt and Bielefeld
together with the famous british band
ALSO EDEN. More dates to be announced.
Baja Prog Festival, Mexico
Sorry to have to inform you
that we can't make it to the BajaProg this year. Hope to see you all in
Mexico in 2009.
next gig confirmed - 2. Feb.
2008 - Movie Bielefeld
Schlüter has left the band for personal reasons
Good Luck for the future,
- ProgFarm Festival
- 03.11.07 in Bakkeveen, Holland
We are looking forward to this
famous event organized by Flamborough Head. See you in Bakkeveen!
- Summer`s End Festival
We are very sorry to have to
inform you that we have to cancel our participation at the Summers End
Festival because of unexpected occupational reasons.
- Gig with Lana
Lane and Rocket Scientists
it was a great pleasure for us
to play with such excellent musicians. Thanks a bunch to Erik Norlander,
Lana Lane, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Mark McCrite, Ernst van Ee, Peer Verschuren
and the whole team. Some impressions
- next gig
confirmed: 14.04.07 Irrlicht, Spenge-Bünde - together with the famous
Rocket Scientists & Lana Lane
16.02.2007 - Abarax
confirmed for Summer`s End Festival
We're delighted to have been
added to the line up for Summer's End Festival '07, taking place at the Robin2 Club in Bilston, Wolverhampton/England
15th & 16th 2007, where we will appear alongside It Bites, Pain of Salvation,
Solstice, Whimwise, Yesterdays, Tinyfish & Also Eden.
Saturday, 10th November 2007
live on stage together with Pallas (Scotland), Galahad, Also Eden
( both from England), For Absent Friends (Holland) and Ricochet (Germany). The line up for Friday, 9.
November: Cast (Mexico), Overhead (Finland), Alias Eye,
Cuerock, Univerve and
15.11.2006 - new song from
Abarax on CYCLOPS sampler
our label CYCLOPS is proud to
announce the latest Sampler – the sixth in their award winning series. This
budget 2CD set has 140 minutes of exclusive, alternate and rare tracks from
bands on the label.
"For the first CD of the set Abarax have produced a new opus showcasing
their great guitar work...."
1. ABARAX - Journeys End/Autumn Storm 14:11
(listen to Autumn Storm / 2:17 min)
2. ANDREWS, ROB & RA - Last Farewells 5:48
3. DISCIPLINE - Canto IV (Limbo) (live) 13:43
4. DRAMA - A Revelation (alternate) 7:30
5. FLAMBOROUGH HEAD - Mantova (live) 8:20
6. THE GIFT - Escalation (alternate) 6:21
7. KARDA ESTRA - The Alpha And The Omega 7:15
8. LANDS END - My Home (alternate) 6:57
1. MOSTLY AUTUMN - Heroes Never Die (2000 reprise) 8:26
2. NAUTILUS - The Dark Room 5:36
3. NICE BEAVER - Saturday Night Beaver 7:12
4. THE PINEAPPLE THIEF - Dead In The Water and Blood On Your Hands 12:56
5. PRODUCT - Stranger and Kiroshi 10:22
6. SENSITIVE TO LIGHT - Carpe Diem (alternate) 7:16
7. TRION - Out There Somewhere 4:31
8. TR3NITY - Into The Dark (alternate) 13:16
10.11.2006 - pROCKfest
Abarax gigged at pROCKfest, a
two day festival in Bünde, Germany on Friday 10. November. The Line up:
Abarax, Riverside & The Flower Kings, Saturday 11 November: Flamborough Head,
The Watch & Pendragon. Great festival, great audience, great musicians! For
more details please visit the
30.08.2006 - Abarax start
recording new album
Next month Abarax will be
back into the timelessrock studio in Enger to start the recording of
their second album. If all the new ideas are captured and everybody
behaves as one should whilst recording (somtimes we do forget), the
Album ought to be ready by spring 2007.
We will not be getting
bored this winter, we haven`t got the time to. See you all in November
at the pROCKfest in Bünde.
29.03.2006 - line up
complete for pROCKfest 10.+11. Nov 2006
Friday 10th november '06
(Stadtgarten Bünde/Westf. - Germany): Abarax live on stage together with the
Kings" from Sweden and the currently eminent succesfully "Riverside"
from Poland. The line up for the second day of the festival is now confirmed:
from England, "The
Watch" from Italy and "Flamborough
Head" from Holland.
27.02.2006 - CD release
"Crying Of The Whales"
our album "Crying Of The
Whales" is available now at your trusted record store or online shop (CD-ID
is CYCL 153). You'll find a supplier link-list in our
let us know if you have any problems to purchase the cd.
29.01.2006 - abarax live at
the "PROCKfest 2006"
great prog events are
often forshadowed - abarax live together with some of the
world-famous progrock artists.
11.01.2006 - our label
Cyclops about "Crying Of The Whales"
Once again CYCLOPS have
discovered a fantastic new progressive group. Abarax are a four piece band
playing a brand of symphonic progressive rock music with its roots firmly in
Pink Floyd territory.
"Crying Of The Whales" is a rock music epic describing the imaginative truth
about the whales and the reasons for their existence.
The concept album of just over an hour of music is made up of eight tracks
ranging from just over 3 minutes to 12 and a half minutes with even the
shortest giving scope for thematic development. The real highlights of this
album though are Dennis's soaring guitar solos. His guitar style owing much
to Dave Gilmour, Nick Barrett and Bryan Josh. Much like RPWL their style
owes a lot to Pink Floyd yet they have taken it on to create their own
sound. The album is not just guitar work, there are keyboards aplenty, again
with fine soloing, acoustic guitar and great vocals. Although there is the
obvious message about the plight of the whales it is not detrimental to the
music as it is the source of the soulful ambiance that pervades this album.
An album of power and grace that will appeal to those who like their
symphonic progressive music with plenty of great guitar workouts.
Abarax est un quatuor
jouant un rock Progressif symphonique dont les racines plongent fermement
autour de PINK FLOYD.
"Crying Of The Whales" est
une suite de musique rock relatant d'une vérité imaginaire à propos des
baleines et des raisons de leur existence.
Ce concept-album dépassant
tout juste une heure est constitué de huit morceaux de durée allant d'à
peine plus de 3 minutes à 12 minutes et demi, où même le plus court laisse
une place à un développement instrumental. Les temps forts de cet album sont
toutefois les solos de guitare qui constituent de vraies envolées. Le style
du guitariste s'apparente à celui de Dave GILMOUR, de Nick BARRETT et de
Bryan JOSH. Au même titre que RPWL, le style de ABARAX doit beaucoup à PINK
FLOYD, pourtant les musiciens ont bien choisi de créer leur propre identité
sonore. On n'y entend pas que l'œuvre d'un guitariste, les claviers sont
également très présents, donnant également lieu à d'excellents soli, la
guitare acoustique et le chant remarquable ne sont pas en reste non plus.
Même si le message sur la détresse des baleines est évident, ceci ne pèse
pas sur la musique, constituant une source d'ambiances mélancoliques qui
imprègnent cet album. Un album mêlant puissance et grâce, qui saura séduire
tous ceux qui aiment la musique rock Progressive symphonique et où l'on
entend beaucoup de grande guitare.
after the new years party and
lots of coffee we decided to put our new design into action. Please feel
free to listen to some sound samples and to comment your thoughts in our
guestbook. We wish all progrock fans a brilliant new year with lots of great
music, gigs and new albums to listen to.