Andreas Nergard’s Metal Musical To Feature Bangalore Choir, Loudness And TNT Members
June 1, 2011
Since May 2010 Norwegian musician and composer Andreas Nergard has written material for a metal musical entitled “MEMORIAL FOR A WISH.” The musical is being recorded in Trondheim Studio (Trondheim/Norway) right now with the outstanding producer Conor Patrick. This musical will be released on two individual albums (ACT 1 & ACT 2) during 2011-2012.
A promo EP entitled “IN THE BEGINNING” was released on May 30th, 2011. It contains four tracks off this musical and features performances by well-known names like Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), Mike Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness), age Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam), Garan Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and Helge Engelke (Fair Warning). During the upcoming time even more respected singers from the European/American Melodic Metal scene will be revealed for upcoming albums.
The story of “MEMORIAL FOR A WISH” is set in Dublin, Ireland, in 1890: The young man Peter O’Donnell is arrested and wrongfully accused for a burglary which he did not commit. After a short trial he is sentenced to prison for twenty years. In desperation he is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind and live in solitude behind the prison walls.Twenty long years passes by and Peter is released from jail, only to find out that his beloved wife died many years ago while giving birth to their daughter. The friends he once had turn their backs on him and let him face the grief all alone. This eventually tears him apart. As the hands of sorrow and despair becomes to much to handle he ends up committing suicide.
The line-up for the albums will be:
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray)
Tony Mills (TNT, Shy)
Mike Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness)
age Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam)
Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)
Helge Engelke (Fair Warning)
David Reece (Bangaloir Choir, Accept)
More singers will be confirmed during May and June
You can read more about the project on this sites www.facebook.com/memorialforawish and www.myspace.com/memorialforawishmusical.