Regarding Melodiccrok.com, Escape Music are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Shadowman's 3rd studio release Ghost in the Mirror on October 22.
Featuring the line-up of: Steve Overland (FM) – Lead Vocals; Steve Morris (Heartland) - Guitars / Keyboards; Chris Childs (Thunder) – Bass; Harry James (Thunder) – Drums; Steve Millington (Sad Cafe / 10 cc / Wax) Keyboards.
It has been four years since the debut album by Shadowman was released ("Land of the Living" ESM098). The album was warmly received by all who had a penchant for good old British melodic hard rock. As you would expect Shadowman had elements of both Heartland and FM deeply embedded in its grooves, yet it was highly original and was often touted as the best British melodic release of 2004.
Two years later in 2006 and we have an eagerly awaited follow up called "Different Angles" (ESM 127), an important album for this quartet that also includes both Harry James and Chris Childs of Thunder.
Shadowman is a band that is all about great rock music who will win you over with charm. Quality rock music is so hard to find these days and it is reassuring to know that it hasn't lost its way. It is always hard to follow on from a near perfect album like "Land of the Living", but these guys did it with "Different Angles" and here we are again, two years on with a perfect release in the shape of "Ghost in the Mirror". What this releases gives us is an extension of the band's already established sound, with some clever twists. Check out the opener "No Man's Land" with its warm vibe and effortless guitar work. There are no fillers on this CD, songs like "Road to Nowhere", Fire and Ice" and "Keeper of my Heart" are all winners from start to finish. Undoubtedly their finest release to date "Ghost in the Mirror" will be eagerly awaited until its release later this year. A Contender for best release of 2008!