Marking the 10th Anniversary of her first CD, Lana Lane celebrates by releasing a new studio album entitled "Lady Macbeth", a heavy symphonic rock concept album based on the famous "Macbeth" play by vanguard English poet, William Shakespeare. The album tells the "Macbeth" story from the perspective of the famously sinister Lady Macbeth, one of literature's darkest female figures. The Lana Lane interpretation is at the same time sympathetic and ominous, full of emotion and passion.
Producer / keyboardist Erik Norlander recorded the Lady Macbeth album in two stages, one in Europe and the other in the United States. Following their return from Russia in the winter of 2004, Norlander recorded the Lana Lane European touring musicians in Schiedam, The Netherlands: virtuosos Peer Verschuren on guitar and Ernst Van Ee on drums, along with newcomer to the Lana Lane family, Swedish bassist Kristoffer Gildenlöw coming from the excellent prog metal band, Pain of Salvation.
Norlander returned to California just before Christmas, 2004, to record the familiar cast of American contributors to the Lana Lane project: Mark McCrite (guitar, vocals), Neil Citron (guitar) and Don Schiff (NS/Stick). Norlander also recruited the star vocalist from his solo albums, Kelly Keeling, to contribute stunning harmony vocals to the album. The result is a strong Euro - American feel that takes influences from across the musical spectrum and from around the globe. This lush and rich sound provides the perfect backing for Lana's passionately powerful vocals. Lana's stellar vocal stylings, her incredible range and versatility, are unmatched in the current rock scene, and she proudly continues to indisputably own the title, "The Queen of Symphonic Rock".
"Lady Macbeth" is the most powerful album from Lana Lane yet, and after 10 years with more than 20 releases, that is a powerful statement on its own!