The seventh studio album (eighth if you count the group's 1999 debut under the Burn the Priest moniker), Sturm und Drang arrives at the end of a tumultuous three-year period for the veteran metal outfit that saw frontman Randy Blythe arrested, imprisoned, and ultimately exonerated for charges stemming from the onstage death of a fan at a 2010 Lamb of God show in the Czech Republic. The financial strain nearly decimated the band, who went on hiatus at the beginning of 2014, but what a difference a year makes…
"…2002 rief er das eigene Sinfonieorchester, die K&K Philharmoniker, ins Leben. Sein Debüt als Dirigent gab er 2004 im Leipziger Gewandhaus. Als Komponist machte Kendlinger mit der sinfonischen Dichtung "Der verlorene Sohn", dem "Marsch Kaiser, Wilder Kaiser", seiner ersten Sinfonie "Manipulation" und meditativen Dichtung "Heilung" sowie dem seiner Frau Larissa gewidmeten ersten Klavierkonzert auf sich aufmerksam…"
An unusual meeting of minds: German jazz pianist Matthias Frey and Indian pioneering world music percussionist Trilok Gurtu. Surely this is going to be an ethno fusion album then? No, not at all! Seems like Herr Frey had been listening to a lot of John Cage prepared piano works, or maybe Peter Michael Hamel, and Trilok also tends to do as much noise and clatter as he does rhythms! As with "Ohrjazzter" this is Matthias Frey trying to be anything but a jazzer.
Not 'just another Schubert recording, but a major artistic achievement’ [Christian Girardin, harmonia mundi] Matthias Goerne is totally invested in the recording and editing process. Vol. 9 (the last one in the series) is due out towards the end of 2014. Future recordings will include Brahms with Christophe Eschenbach and Mahler (arr. Berio) Early Songs to be recorded in September 2014 with Josep Pons and the BBCSO.