OK, the re-releases are the greatest concern for MEKONG DELTA at the moment. As you probably know, the first 4 albums are being reprint and re-released in a limited amount. As we speak, the first album (‘Mekong Delta’) is available and the second album (‘The Music Of Erich Zann’) is currently in production. The problem is the following. The original artwork for the first albums has been either destroyed or heavily damaged. Since Ralf wants his re-releases to be (almost) perfect, some work has to be done to restore the artwork. This is the first reason the work on the album containing ‘Suite’ and ‘Five Fragments’ has been postponed. The second reason is that Ralf found himself changing to much of the parts of the ‘Suite’ composition (which was NOT his intention), so he needed to take his distance from the work and let it settle. So, things are progressing but have a little patience. In the end it’s worth your wait!
Some years ago, I think it was somewhere between Lurking Fear and Wanderer on the Edge of Time, Ralf’s plan was to improve and re-release the Suite for Group and Orchestra (found on Visions Fugitives) together with Five Fragments for Group and Orchestra, two of which can be found on the Lurking Fear album.
I received word from Ralf that he’s currently working on improving the Suite for Group and Orchestra (the ‘Fugue‘ is the only one not ready yet) and that he is completing the fragments. He hopes to complete this project before the second half of this year, so it can be released.
Other good news is that the first albums by MEKONG DELTA are to be re-released on vinyl, starting with the self-titled debut. The first album should be available somewhere halfway the month of May. These albums will be limited editions, so people that are interested should let Mekong Merchandising know they would like to reserve a copy. Before you start mailing me, I will create a form which you can use to notify Mekong Merchandising. Be patient.
Alex has launched his personal official website. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Alex Landenburg…
Check out his website at:?Alex.Landenburg.De
MEKONG DELTA will be performing at the HAYAL Kahvesi Ansalcak in Izmir (Turkey) on the 13th of November.
Mekong Delta interview, Paris, 8 april 2014
As you all know by now, the new album is coming.
Here’s the artwork for the new album and the tracks are as follows:
03. The Armageddon Machine
04. The Sliver In Gods Eye
06. Inside The Outside Of The Inside
07. Hindsight Bias
08. Mutant Messiah
The album will be released through SPV/Steamhammer as CD, Double Gatefold LP on colored vinyl (including CD in a cardboard sleeve) and as Digital Download.
Scandinavia: April 23rd
Germany: April 25th
Rest of Europe: April 28th
USA: April 29th
Martin just completed the vocals of the new album ‘In A Mirror Darkly’
Scheduled release is still expected to be the end of April…
The rumors are true. Mekong Delta will be releasing a new album in a few months. On the 25th of April in Germany, on the 28th of April in the rest of Europe and one day later (29th) in the U.S.
The new album is called “In a mirror darkly” and picks up where “Wanderer on the egde of time” left off. 8 tracks (of which 3 are instrumental), all with a playing time between 5 and 7 minutes, will appear on this album, including the instrumental with the mysterious title “Inside the outside of the inside”. Responsible for this album only four members are mentioned. Ralf Hubert (Bass, also produced the album), Eric Adam H. Gr?sch (Guitars), Martin LeMar (Vocals) and Alexander Landenburg (Drums). It was recorded in all of the members’ personal studios. Cover artwork is not available at this time.
A distant voice from somewhere…riffs behind closed studio-doors…and maybe something to be announced soon…but well, who knows what’s real….