We are very pleased to announce that after an 9 month working relationship, CC will from now on officially be managed by Stephen Wrench, former vice-president of a division of RCA, and currently President of Musik & Film, in the US. Mr Wrench was in charge of global radio promotion of CC since October last year, and we started working together after he invited us for a live tv performance in the US. Unfortunately I was tied to a contract in Uganda then, but we have been working together since. They are actively starting promo work on the new album, that will officially be launched in both South Africa, as well as in the US. Official dates will be announced closer to the time. There is even the possibility of a full Symphonic orchestra!
August is going to be another busy and exciting month for CC! We are going to studio with the live sessions of the new batch of songs, which we are very excited about, as the pre-productions sounds great! Meanwhile, the first 4 songs that we finished in May are back from New York, mastered by Ted Jensen (Within Temptation, Evanescence, Delain, Muse, Green Day etc), and they are truly sounding awesome!
We are again recording with a string ensemble of 15 musicians, like we did in February. We have 2 awesome collaborations coming on this album, but I can only talk about one of them at this point. Mercy Roulette (Jessica Jackson), front woman of US band Anaria, is already working her magic on our duet “The Morrigan & Eire (burning fire with fire)”, and I can’t wait to share it with you! We are also bringing in, apart from the normal drum kit, 4 live African drummers on the song. The pre-production already sounds awesome, so I can’t even imagine what the final product will sound like! Add the unbelievable voice of Madam Mercy, and you can’t help getting feverish! :-)
We are also shooting the first video of the new album in August, and we chose one of our personal favorites, Surrender”. We are furthermore upgrading the look of the website a bit, and are doing a new photo shoot for that, as well as for the new album cover. We will update you with nice pics from all of the above. Watch this space for news and updates!