, vocalist with Steve Hackett,
is pleased to announce the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’
on July 5th, 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic,
and his 5th
overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate
trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.
Nad comments: “This album is very coherent. It really does excite me, and I am sure my fans are gonna freak out when they hear it.”
Work on 'The Regal Bastard' began in August 2017, when the vocalist began to record.
“What I tend to do is put down my ideas, and then send these to the proper musicians, who are then free to develop them in their own ways. I can then cherry pick from what they subsequently send me. I have had to take a number of breaks, though, from working on this album, due to other commitments. So, it's never been a case of me devoting all of my time to the project. But what this has done is allow me to return to it refreshed after time away, and able to take a different perspective on it all.”
The record was finished over the last two-month period, with Nad working mammoth 15-20 hour days in order to complete it before his tour with Steve Hackett began.“The music to the title track was finished in early 2018, but the lyrics and the vocal delivery was all done in two days and finished on the same day I went to master the album. But it worked!”
Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.
“Almost everyone who worked on 'The Bride Said No' is back with me again. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D'Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on 'Honey I'm Home', there's a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.”