Skeletons and Majesties
You might have heard through the grapevine that the Rays have something cooking again, .....and yes, we do have.
Since the "Skeletons In The Closet" album was so well received some time ago, we thought it might be time to do an encore.
While going through all previous albums we found that there is still a ton of songs that we either never or barely played.
So we decided to do a bit of touring with a total different set and revive some of these songs with our nowadays chemistry and vibe.
But that's not all... while jamming around with accoustic guitars we discovered that it's actually much fun and that we have a good amount of songs that are cool to listen to as 'unplugged' versions. So these special shows will consist of live un- or rarely heard stuff in full metal gear ('Skeletons') and a good choice of our most famous 'hits' in a different way (we chose to call them 'Majesties') ...and 'presto': here we go with Skeletons and Majesties!!!
To give you all an impression of what's to await we have recorded a Mini Album with the following 4 tracks:
Hold your ground ( from 'Heading for tomorrow)
Brothers (from 'Insanity and Genius)
Rebellion in Dreamland ( Land of the free)
Send me a sign (Powerplant)
Needless to say that we think the new versions are brilliant, the best ever , hilarious, outstanding, awesome and so on.... no shit, we really do! But judge for yourself...
The Mini will come out on: 08.04.2011
The first bit of the tour will be a short one before summer (tourdates t. b. a.) to see how it will be received and to put the whole thing on CD and DVD which will be out after summer when we will continue to take this thing around the world. For the setlist of the Skeletons part we kindly request your help and opinion. We have prepared a list of all songs that fall into the 'Skeletons' criteria and would like each of you to choose his (or her) 10 favourites.
We hope that you like the idea and that we will see you on the tour.
Additional info from our webmaster: the poll will start 21st of February and include a registration to our website which is supposed to be extended to a growing fan-community.
Big Cheeeeerzzzzzz from da Rrrrrrayzzzz