Photo by: JO HACKETT
" AGENTS OF MERCY'S, " AMAZING & INCREDIBLE frontman, composer, and performer, NAD SYLVAN, gave this announcement, after he performed at the ROSFEST, and received this unexpected phone call.
HERE'S A FEW WORDS FROM NAD HIMSELF ( As propagated on FACEBOOK ):
" Ok, you might as well hear it from me first. "
" So, the Unifaun album, that caught the attention of mr Stolt, some 3½ years ago, lead up to the Agents of Mercy´s birth. "
" As they say, ' One thing leads to another. ' - Very true! "
" After three albums (Plus a live album) with AOM, this happens. "
" About a month ago, I got a call from Steve Hackett (Genesis). He said he is in the process of making a sequal to his Genesis revisited album, ' Watcher of the Skies ' (1996). "
" He wondered if I would be interested in recording three songs for Genesis revisited II, namely - ' Eleventh Earl of Mar, ' ' The Musical Box, ' and ' The Chamber of 32 Doors. ' (It will be a double album, and apart from myself on vocals, there will be people like Steven Wilson, Nik Kershaw and John Wetton among others.) "
" I would be a fool to say no, right? So off I went to London two days ago, spent almost the whole Wednesday in the studio with Steve, his lovely wife Jo, and his right hand Roger King - just trying out things and also getting to know each other a bit. The chemestry was there from the word go! "
" The album is supposedly due out, somewhere around October 2012. "
" Thing is - there's a disscussion of a tour in 2013, and Steve wants me to perform the whole show, as his singer and frontman, singing old Genesis classics. "
" Did I die and go to heaven? " " Almost think so! "
" A little teaser is, that I will join Steve and his band on stage, June the 24 (this year) on the ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, to sing, ' Watcher of the Skies. ' No batwings and cape, but I will make do with what I have, my voice. "
" Roine and Jonas are very busy this year, with the long awaited Flower Kings reunion, and who knows how long they will be touring, so this gives me a little time to do something else too. "
" AOM fans - fear not! " " We will be back in the studio around November/December for AOM4! "
" Hope this piece of news is as exciting for some of you that it is to me! "
Stay tuned - ALL MY LOVE,
FOR MORE UPDATES, LOG ONTO STEVE HACKETT'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.hackettsongs.com/
FOR NAD SYLVAN, LOG ONTO: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AGENTS-OF-MERCY/170812384096
FOR THE ISLE OF WRIGHT FESTIVAL, LOG ONTO: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/line-up.aspx