In the 46th instalment of our Ones To Watch feature, we're shining the spotlight on multinational melodic metallers Eden’s Curse.
Eden’s Curse are Nikola Mijic (vocals), Thorsten Koehne (guitar), Paul Logue (bass), Chris ‘Chrism’ Pulkkinen (keyboards) and John Clelland (drums).
In 2006, Scottish bassist and songwriter Paul Logue (Cry Havoc, David Readman) and American vocalist Michael Eden (Seven Ten) hooked up to work on some songs together and several ideas later, the pair quickly realised that they were onto something special. Drummer Pete Newdeck (Lionsheart, Grim Reaper) was first to join, with German guitarist Thorsten Koehne , Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk) completing the line-up. Eden’s Curse was born!
In 2007, AFM Records released their self-titled debut album, and the multinational quintet gained even further traction in 2008 with their sophomore album ‘The Second Coming’ and especially the popular single ‘Angels & Demons’, a duet with Pamela Moore aka Sister Mary from Queensryche’s legendary ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ album.
Michael Eden called it a day & in came Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic (Alogia) for their fourth album ‘Symphony of Sin’ in 2013. Lead single ‘Evil & Divine’ remains their biggest YouTube success to date. 2014 saw their debut headline tour & a double live album released was released in 2015, then fifth studio album ‘Cardinal’ in 2016
Tours with Stratovarius, Firewind, Alestorm and major festival appearances in Europe & USA followed, their third album ‘Trinity’ featured with duets with James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on ‘No Holy Man’ and Andi Deris (Helloween) on ‘Black Widow‘. Both remain two of the band‘s biggest songs to date. The collaboration with LaBrie in particular, led to UK dates with Dream Theater later that year. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Eden's Curse released a re-recording of their classic debut album, packaged together with their first Live Concert DVD as ‘Revisited‘ in 2017.
With the band set to embark on their biggest UK tour to date, supporting Michael Schenker Fest in November 2018 and several major UK festival appearances lined up, both AFM and Eden’s Curse feel now is the perfect time to release 'Testament - The Best of Eden’s Curse’ on 2nd November.
See Eden’s Curse at the following shows:
Glasgow SWG3 – Mon 5th*
Birmingham Institute – Tue 6th*
Cardiff Fuel – Wed 7th
Hard Rock Hell – Thu 8th
Newcastle O2 Academy – Fri 9th*
London O2 Forum Kentish Town – Sat 10th*
Manchester Academy 1 – Sun 11th*
Winterstorm, Troon – Sat 24th
Winter’s End Festival, Poole – Sun 10th - TICKETS
* with Michael Schenker Fest