Australian electronic rock outfit Voyager are back with their long awaited eighth studio album, Fearless In Love, scheduled for release on July 14th via Season Of Mist. The band comprised of Daniel “Danny” Estrin (vocals/keyboards), Simone Dow (guitars), Scott Kay (guitars), Alex Canion (bass) and Ashley Doodkorte (drums) have been creating music together for over a decade. On Fearless In Love sweeping vocals paired with emotive lyrics inspired by the grit and glam of 80s and 90s film overlay heavy guitar riffs and percussion to create a sonic journey that pushes the boundary of what fans have come to expect from Voyager. Fearless In Love will be released on July 14th andis available for pre-order HERE.
“Fearless In Love was written and recorded between 2020 and 2022. The writing process was very different to how we’ve done things in the past,” explains Danny Estrin. “As a result, the album is more cohesive and exciting with a cinematic feel, hailing back to gritty films of the 80’s and 90’s showcasing all the layers that make up Voyager. This album takes you on a ride through a dark city and leaves you on a more pensive, reflective note by the end.” In addition to the announcement of Fearless In Love, Voyager have released a new song from the album, “Prince of Fire.” Perhaps one of the heaviest tracks in the band’s history, “Prince of Fire” follows the album’s protagonist desperately trying harder to be better but continuing to go back to his old ways. The accompanying music video features showstopping visuals including pyrotechnics and LEDs which highlight the massive production and experimentation that went into creating the song. “Prince of Fire” is available via all digital service providers HERE and the video is now available HERE.
The tracklisting for Fearless In Love is:
1. The Best Intentions
2. Prince Of Fire
3. Ultraviolet ft. Sean Harmanis of Make Them Suffer
5. The Lamenting
10. Listen 11. Gren (Fearless In Love)
Next month, Voyager will have the distinct honor of representing Australia at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. As long-term fans of the competition, the band has attempted to be in the competition since Australia announced its participation in 2015 but it was not until their multi-million streamed single “Promise” that it finally became their time to shine. The iconic competition will be broadcast to over 160 million people during the Grand Final and for the first time US fans will be able to vote for the first time. Eurovision 2023 takes place in Liverpool from May 9th – May 13th and can be streamed online HERE.
Back L to R: Simone Dow (guitars), Scott Kay (guitars), Ashley Doodkorte (drums), Alex Canion (bass)Front: Daniel “Danny” Estrin (vocals/keyboards) Photo Credit: Mike Dann
In bursts of bright light, luminous keys, neon guitar wizardry, and stratosphere-shaking rhythms, Voyager elevate hard rock to another realm. The Perth, Australia quintet—Danny Estrin [vocals], Simone Dow [guitar], Scott Kay [guitar], Alex Canion [bass], and Ashley Doodkorte [drums]—blast off on a signature hybrid of prog, rock, and metal possibly best described as the musical equivalent of Guardians of the Galaxy. This cohort of dynamic talents and personalities initially crash-landed stateside for a now-renowned performance at the 2011 ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Since then, they’ve unleashed a string of fan favorite albums—V , Ghost Mile , and Colours in the Sun —in addition to sharing stages with the likes of Rhapsody of Fire and Evergrey. Australia notably handpicked Voyager as its entrant into the global Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with “Promise.” The Guardian hailed the buzzing single as “a pop number that bends the genre with trademark riffs, climactic guitars and keytar solos,” and it crashed the Top 3 of the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart. They even appeared on TODAY Australia to wave the metal flag by teaching daytime TV hosts black metal growls, as plugged by Metal Injection! Now, Voyager take flight like never before on their forthcoming eighth full-length LP, Fearless In Love, and much more to come.
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