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Saturday, 29 December 2012

LINK: Lotsa Atkins/May stuff


“Welcome To The Nightmare”, the new video from ATKINS MAY PROJECT, the band featuring original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins and Christian guitarist and music artist Paul May, can be seen below. The song comes comes off the group’s sophomore album, “Valley Of Shadows”, which is available on Gonzo Multimedia. Here once again, the men from the “Black Country” industrial area in the Midlands of Great Britain have produced a CD of outstanding quality straight from the “home of metal.” This excellent collection of songs sees Atkins deliver some standout vocal performances and May shred the axe like the old guitar masters.

“Valley Of Shadows” offers 10 “killer” tracks that burst with melody and metal mayhem. You’ll take a journey through what seems to be an “evolution” of rock. With all the elements of “classic” hard rock and metal, yet retaining an underlying progressive core, “Valley Of Shadows” will not disappoint fans of the genre who decide to take the ride.

Says Al Atkins: “We have kept the same format for ‘Valley Of Shadows’ since it worked really well for our debut album, ‘Serpent’s Kiss’, so we thought why change a winning formula.” Paul May adds: “I think the new album definitely leans more towards that ‘classic rock’ feel, with some modern twists thrown in for good measure, retaining its metal edge.”

Regarding the lyrical concepts covered on “Valley Of Shadows”, May states: “The album is mainly about facing trials of life and the ‘demons’ you encounter on the way. It’s about standing up and being counted when you understand who you are. The title ‘Valley Of Shadows’ relates to many things… that dark night of the soul that finds us all.”

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