Following on from 2016’s critically Overwrite the Sin, Alter Ego sees Joost’s songwriting mature and develop, tackling personal subjects, including his own creative burn out. On this album Joost is joined by a stellar guest list including Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Mark Bogert(Knight Area), Sebas Honing (Equisa) and renowned solo artist Ben Craven. Equisa’s masterof battery Stefan Maas drums throughout the album.
Joost’s music been compared to Queen, City Boy, ABBA, Ayreon, and Kansas – to name but a few. His blend of symphonic rock with melodic sensibilities sits beautifully with the BEM ethos of championing quality, genre-fluid music with a progressive outlook.
Joost said: “When I finished Alter Ego I really wanted to present it to David and BEM first.I’m happy they liked it, and I’m really looking forward to working with the guys to make the new album a success”.
“Overwrite the Sin impressed me from the get-go”, says BEM label manager David Elliott.“Alter Ego is a huge step forward in every way – songwriting, performance and production.It’s chock full of tunes that live in the memory long after the CD has stopped playing”.
Alter Ego will be released on March 8th 2019, with pre-orders opening soon!For all PR enquiries contact [email protected]
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- Corpus Christi
- Ever After
- Judith ~episode ii~
- Alter Ego
- Burning Girl
Vocals and instruments by Joost Maglev, with:
Mark Bogert (5)
David Clarkson – drums (6)
Valensia Clarkson – instruments, backing vocals (6)
Ben Craven – guitars (3, 7)
Marie Doesburg – vocals (1, 9)
Annie Haslam – vocals (4)
Sebas Honing – guitars (4, 7)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen – guitars (4)
Stefan Maas – drums (2, 3, 4, 5. 7, 8)
Joop de Rooij – piano (8)
Faried Verheul – guitars (2, 8)
All produced and arranged by Joost Maglev, except track 6 produced and arranged by Valensia Clarkson.
Mixed by Joost Maglev at Martian Street Studios.
Mastered by David Elliott at The Landing, London, UK.