Little short update of the working @ B`side-music studio:
as you will know already, after over 20 years of the bands existence we sadly had to announce that Toxic Smile will be retiring from the stage of the rock circus.
This was not an easy decision to make, but its the result of developments which have been going on for many years. Barely any other progressive rock band which started simultaneously to TS has survived as long, and thats why we are very proud and grateful to be some of the few musicians in this genre who were able to live through so many great experiences and wonderful years.
We want to say a heartfelt thank you to all our companions, partners, our label and, most importantly, all of our loyal fans!
Sadly that also means, that there will be no new album of TS anymore.
seven steps to the green door:
working on new album is much harder than we thought 😉 A lot of new characters, a new storyline by amazing George Andrade, who also wrote the lyrics… and musically its not even easy stuff. So – sadly we will need some time, but we are working hard to produce a stunning new album – release will be in 2019.
Most of the recordings are done now, Guy Manning already wrote the lyrics, first vocal recordings are done, too. Release of the third album will be in late 2018.
Manuel Schmid & Marek Arnold:
At the moment I`m working with Manuel on our “common” debut album – there will be only own compositions, some german adaption of my songs with Toxic Smile, new arrangements of CYRIl songs and completely new songs. Release planned for autumn – stay tuned!
And to be noticed:
second album of my band DAMANEK with Guy Manning & Dan Mash (UK) and Sean Timms (Australien) called “In Flight” will be released on 5th of oktober.