A new album: 777

 

777 coverThe new Red Jasper album will be released in April 2016 following the success of 'The Great and Secret Show'.  It will once again be released via Angel Air records

The album is available for pre-order in the Shop.

 

 

more updates to follow...

The first reviews & live show

The time is finally there for The Great and Secret Show to be officially released and already some reviews are coming in.

If you can read French, please check out this review on Music Waves: http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=12135&;REF=RED-JASPER_The-Great-and-Secret-Show. Also Prog magazine posted a review, you can click on the link  http://prog.teamrock.com/reviews/2015-01-02/red-jasper-the-great-and-secret-show or simply read it below (click on the image to enlarge)

GSS review 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

And mark your calenders, as on Saturday January 17th 2015, the band will have the debut live show of the new album at Riff's Bar! http://www.riffsbar.com/gig-guide/2015/01/932/red-jasper/

Why 'The Great and Secret Show'?

 This goes back some years.  It is a favourite book of both myself and Robin (we regularly discuss horror and fantasy literature), and Rob had the bare bones of this song together in 1996.  When we were rehearsing material for 'Anagramary' he brought this one to the table.  Maybe the 'jam' environment of the session, don't really know, but we ended up just playing around the first few chords and it became what was eventually 'Flag'.  When we reconvened this time, this was the first song we looked at, adapted it and made it the focal point of the new album.  The song probably charts the evolution of Red Jasper, which is possible why it didn't quite fit 17 years ago.  I believe on this album we have definitely retained the RJ sound, but it has undoubtedly moved on.  We were always a little left of field which commercially didn't always do us favours, but fuck it; we do what we do and love it.  With the line-up change that will no doubt be interesting now for people who own our previous albums, and as always we'll take people with us, maybe not a few and hopefully find a new audience too. 


'The Great and Secret Show' is a fantastic story written by one of my favourite horror visionaries Clive Barker.  His unconventional approach and ability to push boundaries sits well with us philosophically and we are very honoured to pay him homage here. In this internet age I won't bang on about the story, you can find that here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_and_Secret_Show and please also read more about the great man himself here http://www.clivebarker.info/, but suffice to say it is superb, a classic good vs evil struggle, so read or get the audiobook (that probably exists, haven't checked).

We deal head on with the book on a few songs; 'The Great and Secret Show', 'Bonds beyond reason', 'New Man' and deal more overtly with the themes on the others.  We've taken some time doing this (as we've oft mentioned).  We all think the overall product was worth the wait, hope you all do too.  DC, October 2014

 

The Great and Secret Show Pre-order

The Great and Secret Show cover 300The band has been working very hard, but the hard work has finally paid off and the album is done! The album is mixed and mastered, the artwork is ready and everything is off to Angel Air Records. The release date also has been set: January 2015.

You can already pre-order your copy of The Great and Secret Show in the Shop section.

For the early birds, Red Jasper has a special offer: pre-order The Great and Secret Show and choose one other Red Jasper title for half price! That's right, for £15 you can get 2 Red Jasper albums!

And on top of that there is also an opportunity to get your copy signed by the band!

If you click on the cover, you can see a large version of the album cover.

 

 

 

The Great and Secret Show update

It has been some time coming this new album (believe me we know), partly due to outside commitments; my conclusion of the Caamora chapter of my life (although I am now booked to perform in the German show in November; one never completely gets away), and just fitting in around the rest of the band's other musical commitments.  I am pleased to say however that we are now in the final tweaks.  A few more overdubs, mixing and it will be finally complete.  We are currently negotiating a proposed release schedule which should hopefully be once again with Angel Air (watch this space for more details), and are working on a whole new artwork package.  Will update with further details soon. DC

New live video

We mentioned the band played the first live date and did a secret try-out show. That try-out show was filmed and here is the first look to it. The band, in their current line up, performing Virtual Reality from the A Midsummer Night's Dream album: