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Album Release 28. June 2024 - PREORDER

"Seven Steps to the Green Door" are back! With their 6th album, the German progressive crossover band led by Marek Arnold (e.g. Artrock Project, Toxic Smile, CYRIL, Damanek) and Ulf Reinhardt completes their "?" trilogy with the final chapter "The Truth".

The highly acclaimed first chapter ("The?BOOK") of the Magnum Opus, consisting of a profound, critical story about religious fanaticism by Thoralf Koss - provided with a complete storybook by American author George Andrade - and a multi-layered musical realization, almost as a "rock opera", in the crossroads of art rock to progressive metal, was released back in 2011.  The second part followed in 2019 with "THE?LIE", the heaviest and darke part of the concept in terms of both music and lyrics.

Now, 15 years after work on the Opus began, "THE?TRUTH" concludes the story of Samuel and his father with the most stylistically diverse part. A veritable firework of musical ideas, exciting arrangements and a total of 12 characters / singers, including well-known guests such as Peter Jones (Camel, Tiger Moth Tales), Manuel Schmid (Stern Combo Meissen), Larry B. (Toxic Smile) and Elisabeth Markstein (Alphaville).  Impressively, a last, big exclamation mark is set.

"The Truth" will not only be released on CD as usual on 28 June 2024 - the trilogy will also be released as an elaborate "Artbook" in vinyl format with all 3 albums on CD and a complete, extensive printed history including lyrics.


The pre-order starts immediately - of course there will be the usual "gimmick" with story reference.

Tracklist:

1. Revelations 5:21
2. Africa 15:31  
3. Hearing Voices 5:15
4. Alpha & Omega III 9:00
5. The Arrest 3:02
6. Hallucinations 6:18
7. Hearts On Strings 8:56
8. When You Get To See Me 4:14
9. Hear My Voice 6:29
10. A Dream That Stayed 7:32  

 

Lineup / Artists

Musicians:

- Marek Arnold (keyboards, saxophones, seaboard)
- Ulf Reinhardt (drums, percussions)
- Robert Brenner (bass guitars)
- Martin Fankhänel (electric and acoustic guitars)

additional bass parts by Denis Strassburg and Sören Müller

Vocalists

Lars Köhler – as Samuel
Peter Jones – as Father
Anne Trautmann – as Evangeline
Jana-Christina Pöche – as Mother
Sören Flechsig – as Noah
Larry B. - as Grandfather
Manuel Schmid – as The Acolyte
Amelie Hofmann – as Missa
Elisabeth Markstein – as Shelena
Annemarie Schmidt – as Evangeline´s Mother
Carolin Koss – as Caro
Micha Heinzig -  Growls (Grandfather)
Robert Brenner – as The Police
George Andrade – as The Priest
Marek Arnold – as Village Man
 
concept: Thoralf Koß & Marek Arnold
Original story: Thoralf Koss

Storyline / Narration: George Andrade
Lyrics: George Andrade
 
Music: Marek Arnold, Martin Fankhänel, Ulf Reinhardt
Vocal lines: Marek Arnold, Sören Flechsig, Lars Köhler, Ulf Reinhardt
 
recorded and edited by Marek Arnold ( B`side-music, Remse ) and Ulf Reinhardt ( ssttgd studio Thalheim )
mixed / mastered by Martin Schnella (Overlodge recording studio)
Produced by Marek Arnold & Ulf Reinhardt

 

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Release 2024 June ??? - PRE-ORDER

The complete '?' Trilogy as Ltd. Deluxe 3CD Artbook in vinyl format of 30x30 with 24 pages booklet, complete extensive printed story incl. lyrics. 

 

Tracklist:

CD1:THE?BOOK REMASTER 2024

1. Prologue (A Man And The Book) 2. The Empty Room / The Realization 3. The Crying Child (1st Nail) 4. The Healing Wonder (2nd Nail) 5. The Dividing Water (3rd Nail) 6. The Last Supper (4th Nail) 7. The Eternal Abstinence (5th Nail) 8. The Deadly Crucifixion (dedicated to Anna Seghers out of gratitude for ?The Seventh Cross?) 9. The Green Door ? Looking For The Last Solution 10. Epilogue (A Bird And The Book)

CD2: THE?LIE

1. A? - I  2. Salvation 3. A Price To Pray - I 4. A Dream That Strayed - I 5. A Price To Pray - II 6. A Dream That Strayed - II 7. A? - II 8. Heaven 9. The Word Made Flesh 10. Hear My Voice Tonight 11. Come To Your Father

CD3: THE?TRUTH

1. Revelations 2. Africa 3. Hearing Voices 4. Alpha & Omega III 5. The Arrest 6. Hallucinations 7. Hearts On Strings 8. When You Get To See Me 9. Hear My Voice 10. A Dream That Stayed

BONUS: NUMBERED DLCARD - THE?TRUTH Instrumental and 24bit versions

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