August 29 - 2014
After the departure of Carolien Goeman we are very glad that Linda took her place as leadsinger of Survival.
Linda was the original singer of Survival. Her voice was on the Con Brio/Crusader recordings. Welcome Linda!
New Band! New Website!
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SURVIVAL on Dante's Purgatorio
second episode of Dante's Divine Comedy, Purgatorio has just been released by
Musea. This 4CDbox contains 36 songs by 36 fantastic progrock bands from all
over the world. Survival's contribution is the 9.53 min.track "Impressions". Click the album cover to order your
Musea label and the Finnish magazine Colossus endlessly
continue their quest for the greatest universal themes, in order to complete
their collection of concept-albums dedicated to Progressive rock. The hero of
the day is Dante ALIGHIERI, the famous medieval author from Firenze who wrote
"The Divine Comedy". That's precisely this epic piece of work, without a doubt
one of the greatest books of all times, that serves as the basis for this new
project. And of course, it has been divided in three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio
and Paradiso. The first volume is made of thirty-four "cantos" dispatched on
four discs (!), each one showing the personal interpretation of an international
band, according to the rules of the genre: no drumboxes, the only instruments
allowed are those of the mighty Seventies, the same as for the musical
inspiration. FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, TEMPANO, LITTLE
TRAGEDIES, COMBINATION HEAD, YESTERDAYS, NEMO, LADY LAKE, WILLOWGLASS, ARS NOVA,
SINKADUS, BRIGHTEYE BRISON and GREENWALL are some of the groups involved... The
second part, Purgatorio includes SIMON SAYS, NEMO, OZONE PLAYER, RAIMUNDO
RODULFO, WILLOWGLASS, NEXUS, NUOVA ERA, SURVIVAL , LITTLE TRAGEDIES, PHIDEAUX,
MAD CRAYON, LADY LAKE, FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, YESTERDAYS,
EQUILIBRIO VITAL amongst others.
Survival's Progressive/Symphonic Rock Epic "CRUSADER", now released by MUSEA RECORDS. (October 2008)
Album Artwork by Jack Langevelt ©2001
1 - The Holy Land (3'38)
2 - Beauseant (2'15)
3 - Lamentation (1'12)
4 - Crusader (6'24)
5 - Abide With Me (2'06)
6 - Baldwin (3'21)
7 - I Cried For You (2'25)
8 - Exceptional Friend-(For Rick) (7'04)
9 - The Knights Templar (2'58)
10 - Montgisard (10'27)
11 - After All (4'16)
On the Audio Page you can listen to audio clips from CRUSADER
THE FINAL CHAPTER (released 29 December 1999)
About the music.
The Apocalypse, the last chapter of the Bible. A difficult book, the end of civilization as we know it. But also a book of comfort and redemption.
In the Middle Ages artists tried to picture the Apocalypse, in modern times however, artists don't bother much about the subject, especially in music. An explanation may be that most people aren't familiar with the book and what they know implies but death and destruction. l have dared to make an album about the Apocalypse. From childhood on I was fascinated by the Bible and in particular the last chapter: The Apocalypse.
l have tried to put my feelings into music, a dramatic kind of music, due to the subject.
Music that contains classical, symphonic and spiritual influences. Listen and let the music carry you along.
Album still available in the Webstore
Musea & Colossus Ry
The Divine Comedy ? part 2
The Finnish Progressive Music Association COLOSSUS is planning to release a follow up to the 3 CDs box-set INFERNO (Musea FGBG xxxx). This new concept album will be based on the second cantica of the Italian Epic Poem ?The Divine Comedy?.
Here are some basic ideas of the project:
- The 33 ?cantos? of the PURGATORIO will be assigned to 33 bands. Each band participating to the project can choose one ?canto? and make their music inspired by it. Two bands can not have the same part so the first bands confirming their participation will have a better selection to choose from.
- The songs can be either instrumental or with vocals (also in mother language).
- Maximum length 7 min.
- All keyboards used on the songs should be original 70's instruments (Hammond, Mellotron, Minimoog, Clavinet, Fender Rhoades etc.) or be emulated with the best technology of today but no drum machines or programming is allowed!
- A retro, vintage, early 70?s feel is required (Genesis, Yes, EL&P, Gentle Giant, VDGG, Balletto di Bronzo, etc.)
- Each band participating will record their song by themselves. The deadline for the project will be January 2009 by which time the recordings on CD-R (non-mastered) should be sent to COLOSSUS.
- Each band will receive 5 copies of the printed 3 CDs box-set.
Deadline January 2009.
More information about The Divine Comedy can be found at the following page: wikipedia/The Divine Comedy
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|Disc 2||6||Simon Says||Sweden||17|
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