Pendragon formed in 1978 and over the past 30 years have built up a fanatical fanbase around the world, releasing eight albums along with countless EPs, live and mini-albums, most of which have been available via their own Toff Records label. Their recent studio album, 2008’s Pure was named Album of the Year by Classic Rock Society and described by Classic Rock magazine as “Pendragon’s finest hour so far without a doubt” and they have returned this spring with their new album Passion, out now on Madfish, a division of Snapper Music.
Frontman Nick Barrett explains the decision to work with a label after all these years: “After the success of the last album, the obvious next step was to sign to with a label who could continue this success. Snapper/Madfish are currently the best in the field at releasing and promoting creative rock music so signing up with them seemed like the perfect option and it’s something I am very excited about.”
Passion promises to build on the exciting foundations created by Pure and further expand the band’s sound, following and profile. Nick explains: “Our new album is again another step forward for us musically, the mixes sound amazing. There has been so much activity since Pure and there are a lot of new fans now but I really think Passion will reach even more new fans too.”
The album, which will be packaged in a deluxe digibook, is accompanied by a DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes ‘Progumentary’ filmed by the band themselves while recording the album.
Following two weekend-long launch events in UK and Holland, the band will be embarking on an extensive European tour in April which will see them playing 38 dates in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the UK.