Vanden Plas Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld II CD
Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld II" is a fascinating symbiosis of art forms with which the German Prog-Metal Band Vanden Plas can clearly justify its exceptional status. Following the previously released "Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld, Path 1" (2014), the listener can expect elaborate arrangements, sensitive piano melodies, and epic instrumental passages, paired with the characteristically hard Vanden Plas sound and distinctive vocals of Andy Kuntz.
Vanden Plas has always been open to remarkable and unusual ideas, and the collaboration with Wolfgang Hohlbein found fertile ground there from the beginning.
The author who has sold more than 40 million books worldwide was long a big fan of the band. "Blutnacht" (Bloodnight), a stage production performed at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, was based on his series "The Chronicle of the Immortals." Hohlbein, his manager Dieter Winkler, and Vanden Plas frontman Andy Kuntz developed the story and Vanden Plas provided the musical realization. The reward was 25 sold-out performances during the 2012 and 2013 seasons and unanimously thrilled audiences.
With the current "Everyman - A Rock Mystery," Vanden Plas has managed again to successfully combine theater and rock music as it has over and over again in years past. This completely through-composed rock opera with lyrics in middle-English enjoyed huge success in Kaiserslautern, where it premiered in the 2014-15 season.
As a result, it will not only be held over there for the 2015-16 season, but will appear in theaters in Münster and Innsbruck in the near future.
For more than 20 years, Vanden Plas has stood for intelligent progressive Metal. With "Netherworld II," the conclusion of "Chronicles Of The Immortals," the band now opens a new and exciting chapter in its career.