“The Epic Works 1991-2015”!
Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of “The Epic Works 1991-2015”, a stunning box set collection from the German masters of progressive metal Vanden Plas Official on July 12, 2019.
The box set will include eight studio albums, one EP, a live recording, and a bonus disc (exclusive to the physical edition) entitled “Bonus Treasures,” that will include all unreleased, bonus, rare, and demo tracks from Vanden Plas.
"We are very proud of the release of our box set "The Epic Works 1991 – 2015", which contains the demos, singles, and studio albums we released during that period,” says guitarist Stephan Lill. "Lots of time was spent gathering these releases, that covers almost 25 years, into a very nice package with a detailed band history, lots of pictures with our fans and us together, and much more. For us, and I think for our fans too, it is very exciting to follow our musical development from the melodic power rock style we played in the beginning of our career to the progressive metal we are known for today. Eight studio albums, a live release, an acoustic release, and a collection of all the bonus tracks we did during this period are on display here. The bonus track collection showcases the other side of Vanden Plas: acoustic versions of songs of our own, covers of musical influences like Dokken or Kansas, and special treats like a cut from our rock opera "Ludus Danielis" or the song we wrote for our favourite soccer club 1. FC Kaiserslautern. It almost seems a bit unreal when you see all these releases together, considering the fact that at the same time all the band members were engaged in many theatre productions, like "The Rocky Horror Show" or "Jesus Christ Superstar", and that we wrote five rock operas as well, which were performed in several German theatres. I hope our fans will enjoy this musical journey as much as we did and still do.”
For more than 20 years, Vanden Plas have been flag bearers for intelligent, intense, progressive metal. Since their debut album, “Colour Temple” up to their most recent saga, “Chronicles Of The Immortals,” which saw the band collaborate with Wolfgang Hohlbein, a writer who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, Vanden Plas have wowed progressive metal fans with their amazing music.
This set is an unmissable occasion to get to know in-depth the abilities and art of one of progressive metal’s greatest bands.