GIANT X Issue First Studio EPK; Announce Release Party
November 30, 2012, 2 years ago
GIANT X is the new band founded by Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan. Rolf has been the mastermind, guitarist and vocalist of the German metal flagship RUNNING WILD for more than 30 years, is one of the most charismatic musicians of the international metal scene and enjoys cult status around the globe. His friend and partner Peter J. Jordan joined the Running Wild fold in 2005 as a guitarist and has worked as a musician, composer, arranger and producer with german artists such as Tim Bendzko, Francis Buchholz (SCORPIONS), Thorsten Wingenfelder (FURY IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE) and FAIR WARNING.
Giant X‘s debut album I will be out on Steamhammer/SPV on January 18th in Germany, January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.
Check out a new studio EPK below:
A release party for the new album is scheduled for January 19th at the Ballroom Hamburg/Pyrates at Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany. The event starts at 9.00 PM and the entrance is free. Fans will have the chance to hear the whole album and to win some competition items. Also Peter Jordan and Rock N´Rolf will come in person for a signing session.
“Giant X have a broader musical range which allows Rolf and myself to present ourselves from a totally different side,” Jordan explains. “Our material consists of consciously multi-layered numbers, more in the tradition of KISS, QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, VAN HALEN but also BILLY TALENT, in other words: rock music in the tradition of the seventies, eighties and nineties – our shared musical roots. The main thing for us was that people would be able hear the lightness and spontaneity of our collaboration.”
A total of 13 brand new songs, all of them penned by Jordan and Kasparek, will feature on Giant X’s debut album. The recording was produced and mixed by Peter J. Jordan, with lots of support from Kasparek and Running Wild’s live mixer Niki Nowy. No plans for Giant X‘s future have yet been made, but according to Jordan and Kasparek they are happy to “take things as they come. We don’t rule anything out at this point.”
An audio snippet of the track, 'On A Blind Flight', can be heard below:
Check out a teaser below: