Dan Reed returns to the U.K.with new album, 'Signal Fire', released on the 18th February 2013 through Zero One distributed through Townsend Records.
Dan has spent the last few years on the road touring both with his band and as a solo artist - playing at festivals acoss Europe including the likes of Download and Sweden Rock. During this time Dan managed to take a 6 week writing break in a rented cabin on a small island off the west coast of Sweden. The unique surroundings influenced the new album 'Signal Fire' - both musically and lyrically.
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'Signal Fire' was recorded at The Commune Studios in Portland, Oregon and at Zero One Studios in Prague. A much harder hitting record than the previous solo effort 'Coming Up for Air', mirroring Dan's take on the current state of affairs in the world and realizing there was a great sense of musical power that takes shape when the new band is on stage - as opposed to the solace and calm of composing privately on the acoustic guitar.
With 'Signal Fire' Reed is subtly reaching back to his earlier musical roots while keeping the intention of the last album in tact. From the title track 'Signal Fire' to the acoustic shuffle of 'Soul Warrior', and from the driving guitars of first single 'All I Need Is You' to the epic, melodic 'Last Leaf'; this is a record infused with melody and showcases Dan Reed's gift as a songwriter. The album was produced by Dan Reed and Rob Daiker.
Dan Reed is also a major monthly contributor to METALTALK.net and as you know, been quiet since August. This week Dan sent us all a message...
"Hey... my apologies, but these last months have been completely insane... with the birth of my son, and preparing for the album release and tour many things have been over looked... but will be happy to get back on board and do some more writings after the tour ends March 17th. Much respect... Dan"
Welcome back Dan and to celebrate Life, My GIG Of THE WEEK IS DAN REED AT the ABC GLASGOW MARCH 10, 2013 and a late congratulations on the birth of your son from all of us here at MetalTalk Towers!
Check out the rest of Dans gig dates below.
More about Dan:
Dan grew up nurturing his musical talents on a farm in South Dakota drawing inspiration from bands like Doobie Brothers, Kiss, Cheap Trick and Van Halen. But it wasn't until he moved to his birthplace of Portland, Oregon where his band "The Dan Reed Network" were signed by Polydor in 1987 and released three critical and commercially acclaimed albums between 1988 and 1992 and toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and The Rolling Stones.
In the 1990s Dan started an independent record company in his then hometown of Portland, Oregon to help promote local Northwest bands, while at the same time studying acting. Dan was cast in a number of plays and small role's in television and film projects. Then Max Wasa, an old friend, musical producer and creator of LIQUID MUSIC GROUP, offered to take Dan out of the home studio and bring his music back in to the light of the public. Max enlisted her long time associate Clay Ostwald of Miami Sound Machine and with his partner Tommy Anthony of RED ROCK PRODUCTIONS, they collaborated with Max and co-produced the tracks Dan had begun tracking back in Jerusalem, working with Israeli and Palestinian musicians alike. This mix of cultures came about as a result of Dan spending 4 years living in India and Israel and informed Dan's first solo record, 'Coming Up For Air', which was released in 2010.
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