late August 2007 the Rock and Metal world witnessed the birth of EDEN'S
CURSE, a multi-national Melodic Metal group with its members spanning
four countries and two continents.
January 2006 by chief songwriter and bassist, Scotsman Paul Logue (David Readman / Cry Havoc) and United States born and bred
Eden (Seven Ten), these two musicians hatched a plan to form a group
utilizing the wonders of modern technology and in particular the world
nothing but passion, spirit and an uncompromising batch of hyper rock
songs they found German guitar virtuoso Thorsten Koehne (Code Of
Perfection / Demon Drive / Attack) and English Drummer Pete Newdeck
(Steve Grimmett Band / Paul Dianno's Killers / Lionsheart / The Shock),
before experienced German keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi
Pell / Rough Silk / Therion / Taraxacum / Uli Jon Roth) completed the
line-up in June 2006.
With heavy weights such as producer and Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis
Ward (Angra / Krokus / House Of Lords / Michael Kiske / Allen & Lande)
secured at the production helm and band colleague David Readman (Pink
Cream 69 / Voodoo Circle / Adagio), as well as Doogie White (Cornerstone
/ Empire / Rainbow / Yngwie Malmsteen) and Carsten Schulz (Evidence One
/ Roger Staffalbach's Angel Of Eden / Midnite Club / Domain) on backing
vocals, in their corner, the group signed to AFM Records (Europe), Metal
Mayhem Music (USA), Spiritual Beast (Japan) and Dynamo Records (Brazil)
and their album not only burst but more like exploded onto the scene in
late August 2007 to critical acclaim.
faired extremely well in the 2007 end of year votes throughout the
global Rock & Metal press with the highlights being voted Best Newcomer
of 2007 by RockUnited.Com readers, Best Metal/Prog Album 2007 by
MelodicRock.com and Thorsten Koehne being awarded Guitarist of the Year
2007, also by MelodicRock.com.
In June 2008 the band released a limited edition rare E.P. 'Seven Deadly
Sins - The Acoustic Sessions' via their US label Metal Mayhem Music.
Featuring seven renditions of tracks from the acclaimed debut in a laid
back MTV-Unplugged type setting the E.P. is quickly becoming a
collector's item amongst EDEN'S CURSE followers.
later and EDEN'S CURSE made an unexpected yet triumphant return with
their sophomore release 'The Second Coming'.
Once again production duties were handled by Dennis Ward as the band
truly "upped the ante" in terms of song writing, performance and
production. This has built upon the success of the self titled debut
album. Many in the industry feel this album alone by itself will cement
the arrival of EDEN'S CURSE as truly a name to be reckoned with!
Michael Eden (Vocals), Thorsten Koehne (Guitar), Paul Logue (Bass), Pete
Newdeck (Drums) and Ferdy Doernberg (Keys) in creating this huge wall of
sound was none other than the voice of TNT, Starbreaker, Westworld and
now a solo artist - Tony Harnell who sings backing vocals on the entire
Doogie White once again returned to the aid the 'Curse Choir' along with
the ever present Carsten Schulz.
Also featured was vocalist Pamela Moore best known for her performance
as Sister Mary on Queensr˙che's 1988 epic release "Operation: Mindcrime"
and 2006's sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II", who duets with Michael Eden
on the incredible Power Metal Anthem "Angels & Demons".
'The Second Coming' was released in Japan via Spiritual Beast/Universal
on 15th October, North America via Metal Mayhem Music on 22nd October
and finally in Europe via AFM Records on 24th October.
The Press and fan reaction has been superb with many hailing this as a
real 'step forward' for the band with the album being quoted as a
contender for album of the year 2008 amongst the stiff competition of
releases from heavy weights such as AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and
The band released a free download of their duet 'Angels & Demons' on
MySpace which reached over 200,000 unique plays and even received praise
and airplay from Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson on his BBC Radio
The band were also picked by Classic Rock Magazine as one of their
'Bands to Watch For in 2009' which featured in Issue 128 for February.
Following on from the success of 'Angels & Demons' the group released
their first promotional video, of the track, which featured the lovely
Pamela Moore. The track has been charting high in You Tube viewing
figures and receiving great reviews.
In May 2009 Eden's Curse achieved another of their goals which was to
take the band to the stage. They headed off on a six date UK & Irish
tour as opening band on a bill including Finnish Power Metal legends
Stratovarius and Greek Melodic Metallers and band of current Ozzy
Osbourne guitarist Gus G. - Firewind. The tour was a roaring success for
the group who received excellent audience reactions each and every night
and met many old and new fans.
In June 2009
the group parted company with original keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg
and appointed experienced Italian musician Alessandro Del Vecchio (Glenn
Hughes / Ian Paice / Moonstone Project / Edge Of Forever) as his
Del Vecchio made his live debut with Eden's Curse when the band
headlined the Sophie Lancaster stage on the final day of renowned UK
Metal festival Bloodstock Open Air 2009.
In December 2009 the band toured the UK with Scottish Pirate Metallers
Alestorm and appeared at the Hard Rock Hell III festival to round off a
The group are currently in the studio recording their third album
'Trinity' which is being scheduled for a release in late Spring 2011,
however they took some time out to make their live debut on US soil with
an appearance at Melodicrockfest 2 in Chicago alongside Y&T, Winger and
Danger Danger to name but a few.
The group continues to receive lavish praise, especially from the UK's
largest Music Publication Classic Rock Magazine who heralded Eden's
Curse as one of "Five Melodic Rock bands you must hear" in their Summer
The future continues to shine brightly for this multi-national quintet
and this is only the beginning.