Performed by :
Henrik Flyman - guitars
Apollo Papathanasio - vocals
Daniel Flores - drums
Johan Niemann - bass
Tony Carey - keyboard (Rainbow, Solo)
Mixed at Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen
Mastered: Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen.
Produced: Henrik Flyman
Written, arranged & composed by: Henrik Flyman
Evil Masquerade is back with their Fourth album “Fade to Black” and the band has never sounded better. This fourth outing is a fantastic release of creative song writing and musicianship, all wrapped up with a faultless production. Bandleader and guitarist Henrik Flyman has outshined himself once again and made this album a force to be reckoned with.
Some line-up changes have taken place since their previous album “Third Act”. The bass player is now Johan Niemann. In addition Drums are now handled by the very competent Daniel Flores (Mind’s Eye). Apollo Papathanasio (ex Time Requiem) is retained as vocalist, a very wise move as he has such a great presence and is perfect for the job.
Keyboards are supplied by very special guest Tony Carey of Rainbow fame and this extra touch polishes the already finely tuned sound.
Henrik Flyman who plays the guitars has also, once again, produced the album. The resulting finished product has given the band a heavier approach and the band is up there with the big players. What you have here is huge crunching melodies, lush keyboards and a solid rhythm section, the experience of Daniel Flores shines through at an early stage. The production is heavy and supports the music just right. Mixing and mastering credits goes to well-reputed Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn, TNT) and you can easily hear why he is in such high demand.
With “Fade to Black” we get to see Evil Masquerade flourish and raise their profile once more to a level that should rocket them to higher places.