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Manilla Road - Voyager LP+10"

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Manilla Road - Voyager LP+10"

Manilla Road is indeed a band which does not need an introduction, as the Amercian trio has shaped the form of Metal for the past four decades. The mentioned "Gates of Fire" was one of the best albums Manilla Road recorded over the last 20 years and the new "Voyager" is also bound to become a real classic in the band's repertoire.
Mark "The Shark" Shelton sees one main difference between both albums: "I think "Voyager" in a lot of ways is more aggressive than "Gates of Fire". It's really hard to categorize the music of Manilla Road. We experiment with so many different approaches and styles that we have become an entity that cannot be rolled up into one descriptive term. We tend to touch on old styles of the band in every album that we do now but at the same time we are always incorporating new ideas and sounds as well. I am proud to say that Manilla Road has never put out two albums that sound the same. As usual I think most Manilla Road albums take at least two or three listens to before you can really hear and feel the whole scheme behind the album. I think that is also partly due to the fact that we don't sound like any other band. "Voyager" has a darker feel to it, for me, than our last album. I have always tried to make the music of each project a sonic landscape of the story's concept. I think we get better at this with every album that we produce. I gave "Voyager" the really big balls sound but the production was not as sophisticated as that of "Gates of Fire". As usual every project leads to new knowledge and better ideas for the future. What I see that we have learned now is that we need to produce an album that has the tech of "Gates of Fire" and the balls of "Voyager" and we will have some really hot molten music on the grill then. I am really into the concept of "Voyager" because it has its roots in truth even though it is a fictional story. And besides vikings are just cool to write about."