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Power Quest - To Release New EP, Share Track

After announcing their comeback, Power Quest finally reveal some of the new material the power metal band has been working on. The U.K. group released the lyric video for the title track of the new Power Quest EP, Face The Raven, which features the vocals of new singer Ashley Edison. See if you like it.

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Posted: 23.08.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Power Quest - Announce Their Comeback

The rumours on the fan pages were true: Power Quest is back. Not only has the band announced their comeback after three years, but they are also working on new material for the sixth Power Quest album.

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 03.04.2016 by Warman | Comments (2)


Power Quest - Call It Quits

UK power metal outfit Power Quest will be calling time on their 12 year existence in 2013. On behalf of the whole band, keyboardist and founder member Steve Williams, released a statement regarding this decision.

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 10.01.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (12)


Power Quest - New Tour Dates Announced

Following a successful first show with new vocalist Colin Callanan in Wakefield in November, UK power metallers Power Quest are pleased to announce they will be returning to Europe in March 2012 as special guests of German power metal legends Freedom Call. Prior to that tour, Power Quest will be starting 2012 by headlining Day 1 of the Arctic Festival in London, at the Bridgehouse2, on Friday, January 6th, 2012.

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Event: Freedom Call: Journey to the Crimson Dawn 2012
Posted: 28.12.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (3)


Power Quest - Announce New Vocalist

Statement from the Power Quest official Website:

"We are pleased to finally reveal the identity of the new Power Quest frontman! Please welcome Colin Callanan to the Power Quest family! Colin, 31, is from Galway, Ireland and will make his live debut with the band in Wakefield on November 27th. The show will be streamed "live" on the internet as well! Previously Colin has been heard fronting his own projects "Dark Crystal" and "Karuna".

Steve Williams commented:

"We are thrilled to welcome Colin into the band. He impressed each and every one of us at his audition a couple of months back and he really understands what Power Quest is all about. His voice and personality are exactly what we have been looking for. Welcome aboard brother!"

Colin added:

"I'm really happy to be joining Power Quest! I've been following the band since their very first demo release on mp3.com and have already been singing Power Quest songs for many years to help me keep my vocal skills up to scratch. I've always thought it would be great to get the opportunity to sing with an internationally acclaimed outfit such as Power Quest, and was really glad when I got the invite from Steve to come over and jam with the band to see how the chemistry is. Well it was really cool hanging out with the Power Quest family over those days and I tried to give them a good blast of my voice in the rehearsal room so they could see if my technique and style was what Power Quest are after. We both agree it's a good match, and I'm really enthusiastic about being the new voice of Power Quest and offering as much as I can to the band on the old songs, as well as working with the guys to write new material together. I look forward to many more gigs and tours, and plenty of craic as we say in Ireland!"

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Event: Power Quest
Posted: 14.11.2011 by Kingface | Comments (11)


Power Quest - New Song Online

"Survive", a brand-new track from UK melodic power metal band Power Quest has been made available for streaming over at MySpace.

"Survive" comes off the band's upcoming new album Blood Alliance, which will be released at the end of March in Europe and April 5th in North America through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Posted: 26.01.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)


Power Quest - UK Tour Dates

Power Quest have announced a handful of headlining UK tour dates in May, in support of their upcoming Blood Alliance. In addition the band also confirmed for Hammerfest III on March 19th, taking place in Prestatyn, North Wales.

Blood Alliance will be released in Europe at the end of March, and in North America on April 5th. More album details are available here.

Keyboardist Steve Williams commented: "We are really excited to hit the road again, it's been way too long for our UK fans and we finally return to Glasgow as well! The demand was so high, we couldn't miss that. And we are also working on a few European dates. So - 2011 will see a lot of us, that's for sure!!"

Blood Alliance tour dates:

May 05 - London, UK - Purple Turtle
May 06 - Derby, UK - Redemption Club
May 07 - Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow
May 08 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand

Festival dates:

Mar. 19 - Hammerfest III, Prestatyn, Noth Wales
May 29-June 8 - Hard Rock Hell Roadtrip, Ibiza
Aug. 13 - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK

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Source: myspace.com
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Event: Power Quest
Posted: 23.01.2011 by Dominus | Comments (3)


Power Quest - Unveil New Album Tracklisting And Cover Art

Original news, posted on 20.12.2010

UK based melodic power metal crew Power Quest have completed their new album Blood Alliance and are ready for an ambitious and busy 2011. Not only will the UK 6-piece have its 10 years anniversary coming up, but Blood Alliance will see the light of the day in early 2011. Firstly it is released in Japan on January 19th via Marquee/Avalon. The European release is expected towards the end of March, with the USA release in early April.

Keyboardist and PQ founder Steve Williams had this to say, ahead of revealing the tracklist for the new record: "Well it has been a long time coming but finally the 5th Power Quest album is done and I don't think I have ever been so excited about releasing an album. All the guys have given 110% to this record and I'm proud of them all. Its without doubt the heaviest PQ album yet but without sacrificing the PQ melodic tradition. I just can't wait for you all to hear it!"

Blood Alliance will mark the studio debut of new frontman Chity Somapala (ex-Civilization One, ex-Firewind). The album artwork will be revealed on December 30th.

Blood Alliance cover art] tracklist:

01. Battle Stations
02. Rising Anew
03. Glorious
04. Sacrifice
05. Survive
06. Better Days
07. Crunching the Numbers
08. Only in my Dreams
09. Blood Alliance
10. City of Lies
11. Time to Burn (Japanese bonus)

UPDATE

And here is the cover artwork for Power Quest's upcoming new album, Blood Alliance, to be released worldwide in late January/early February 2011.


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Posted: 30.12.2010 by BudDa | Comments (3)


Power Quest - Issue New Album Update

Before entering the studio next month, Power Quest have issued another update on the new material:

"Just a month to go now until Power Quest return to the studio to record Blood Alliance, the follow up to 2008's Master of Illusion. All songs have been selected and a couple of the titles are "Rising Anew" and "Time to Burn". There will be 9 songs on the album proper with 1 bonus track as well. The band plan to have recording wrapped up during the first week of October.

Power Quest mainman Steve Williams commented: "I don't actually ever recall being so excited about an album as I am about Blood Alliance. I just can't wait for everyone to hear it!"

Recording will take place at Foel Studios in Wales which has seen many famous artists work there over the years including Paul Rodgers, Napalm Death and The Wildhearts."

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Posted: 09.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Power Quest - Announce New Vocalist And Guitarist

It's been close to two months now since Power Quest parted ways with vocalist - Pete Morten and guitarist - Ben Randall. The UK power metal outfit have, however, found and announced their replacements as they continue to work on Power Quest's 5th studio album, Blood Alliance.

Chitral "Chity" Samapala whose style has been compared favorably with Ronnie James Dio, Klaus Meine and Johnny Gioeli; and also who is well known and highly regarded worldwide in the Rock and Metal scene having recorded, toured and made guest appearances with the likes of Avalon, Faro, Civilization One, Firewind and Red Circuit, as well as fronting his own band, will be taking over vocal duties.

Power Quest main man Steve Williams comments: "I'm thrilled to have recruited a vocalist and frontman of Chity's calibre. I've known Chity for a couple of years and we have often talked about working together and now we have that opportunity. We have already recored 3 new songs with himand they just sound immense."

Gavin Owen, formerly of Welsh metallers Triaxis has also joined Power Quest's ranks as the band's new guitarist. "Gav's addition last weekend was of the highest standard and we were all very impressed by his playing and how he conducted himself throughout the process", said Steve Williams. "There was an instant chemistry there between him and the rest of the guys and particularly with Andy which bodes well for the future"

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
Band profile: Power Quest
Posted: 10.05.2010 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Power Quest - New Album Titled Revealed

Power Quest have issued a short update regarding the upcoming new album:

"We can now reveal that the forthcoming fifth Power Quest record will be titled Blood Alliance. Work on the new material continues apace and the songs that have been demo-ed so far are sounding awesome and true to the PQ tradition of catchy, melodic metal.

Thanks to everyone who applied for the vacant guitarist position in the band. We had a huge amount of applicants from all over the world and unfortunately couldn't reply to each and every one of you. Those shortlisted for audition have been informed via email and we look forward to seeing you on May 2nd in Derby."

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Posted: 13.04.2010 by BudDa | Comments (5)


Power Quest - Line-Up Troubles Continue

Power Quest have parted ways with their vocalist and guitarist, for a change. Here's the official word from the band:

"Power Quest has parted ways with frontman Pete Morten and guitarist Ben Randall due to musical differences. Needless to say: ''the split was amicable and everyone in the Power Quest family wishes Pete and Ben all the very best in their respective musical endeavors."

A new vocalist has already been found and the band is hard at work rehearsing new material with him. In the meantime, Power Quest is looking for a new guitarist to join the line up. Dedication, commitment and drive are essential, as is the ability and desire to tour and rehearse (one weekend per month in the U.K.) as required. Experience is obviously an advantage but is by no means essential."

More info on how to apply here.

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 16.03.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (9)


Power Quest - To Enter Studio In July

UK metallers Power Quest have issued the following update:

"Power Quest are pleased to announce that they will be returning to the recording studio on July 5th, 2010 to begin recording their 5th, as yet untitled, album. This will be their second offering for Napalm Records and will be the first to feature the new look Power Quest line up.

Recording will take place at Remaster Studio in Vicenza, Italy and will be produced by Nick Savio. This fantastic studio was where the majority of the Master of Illusion album was recorded. Band leader Steve Williams commented, "It's going to be great to be back in Italy and to be working with Nick again and I'm expecting to run into one or two very familiar faces during the recording process!"

Prior to this, the band will be demoing three new tracks for the record company at the end of March at Aubitt Studios in Southampton. The following songs are set for inclusion in the recordings: "Sacrifice", "Time To Burn" and "Rising Anew"."

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 01.03.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (9)


Power Quest - Announce New Line-Up

Following the departures of long standing members Steve Scott (bass) and Alessio Garavello (vocals) earlier in 2009, guitarist Andrea Martongelli and drummer Francesco Tresca have also decided to call time on their tenure in Power Quest just last week. The band played a last time together last weeked, and now a whole new line-up was revealed by only original member Steve Williams.

The following statement is courtesy of Bravewords.com: "We are very pleased to finally reveal the all new Power Quest line-up. A farewell to members Alessio Garavello, Andrea Martongelli and Francesco Tresca was given at Saturday's final show at Metalfest UK in Dudley. The band's finally performance took the Metalfest crowd by storm as they tore through a blistering set of Power Quest classics.

Power Quest is now facing the biggest change in band history since they started in 2001. Steve Williams is confident that the new members of the family will continue to keep the PQ dream alive. First addition to the now UK based six-piece is vocalist Pete Morten, who is also known from his guitar job in Threshold. Pete is an extremely talented vocalist and brings his own style to the unique Power Quest sound."

Comments Williams: "To recruit a singer similar to Alessios' style was never an option, when we were looking for a strongly skilled singer with his own personality. Pete is just the man for it!"

The band update continues: "The first of our new guitarists is 21 year old Andy Midgley. He will take care of the rhythm parts but will also be blasting out some solos too! Behind the drum kit is Derby based sticks man Rich Smith, an extremely talented drummer, Rich has been a part of the UK metal scene for more than ten years.

Replacing Andrea was never going to be an easy task; but Ben Randall will show the fans, together with his twin shredder Andy, that the new team is ready to strike in the Power Quest tradition. At the tender age of 16 Ben made it to the final of International Guitar Idol in 2008 where he was voted 'most promising young guitarist' from over 750 contenders.

Completing the line up on bass guitar is Paul Finnie, a close member of the Power Quest family for many years, who's now taking the chance to step into the spotlight."

The all new Power Quest will be back on the road next month. You'll be able to catch the new Power Quest line up in action at the following shows in October 2009:

10/17 - Derby, UK - The Vic Inn

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 28.09.2009 by Thryce | Comments (15)


Power Quest - Part Ways With Vocalist

Power Quest have issued the following announcement regarding the departure of vocalist Alessio Garavello:

"We are very sad to announce that Alessio Garavello will be leaving Power Quest after the festival shows in September. Alessio has been the voice of Power Quest ever since the 'Wings of Forever' album back in 2002, and has also had two stints of playing rhythm guitar in the band as well. In that time he has established himself as one of the top power metal vocalists in the business.

"Founding member Steve Williams commented: 'I have to say I was surprised when I got the call from Alessio telling me the news. I can hardly believe it is 7 years since a fresh faced, 21 year old Italian came over to record for the first time. We didn't know it then but it was the start of a great friendship, which will transcend band membership and all that. We always say in PQ that you only get one life and you have to make the absolute most of it. Sometimes that involved difficult decisions such as the one Alessio has made. I fully respect and support his decision and wish him all the best in his future musical endeavours. I'd like to thank Al for all his hard work and commitment to the cause over the years and, following the departure of Steve Scott earlier this year, it is truly the end of an era.'

"Here's what Alessio himself had to say: ''After a long journey together with my band mates in PQ I've decided to choose a different musical path. We've passed through so many experiences and good/bad moments together that will always be part of me and of my life, and this has created a really strong friendship between us. It's been some awesome years of recording and touring and it is sad to write these lines, but it's for a good cause: PQ needs to be fronted by someone that really deserves to be in the first row singing those great songs. It was me for 7 years, now its time to pass the torch. I just want to thank from the bottom of my heart Steve, Andrea, Francesco and Oliver, all the great musicians that has been part of PQ and every fan that loved what we've created playing together!! A big thanks to our great manager Manuela and our road crew Simon and Paul. You simply rock! It's time for me to face different musical challenges and to see where I'll head with my new rock band in London!''

Power Quest are starting the search to find a world class vocalist to front the band and to jump straight in to working on the 5th Power Quest record.

Source: power-quest.co.uk
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Posted: 10.07.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (6)