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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Journey: New Album, “Eclipse,” on May 24th

This release marks the second record with Arnel Pineda, following 2008’s“Revelation.”

Kevin Shirley-produced album is being billed by Journey guitaristNeal Schon as a rock record.

“It sounds amazing,” Schon told VH1. “I’m in love with the record, which I haven’t said for a long time. I really fought for this record to be the way it is. It’s a rock record. It’s built for the places we’re about to play.”

Pineda hooked up with the band in 2007 after Schon watched some of Arnel’s live videos with Flipino rock band The Zoo, on YouTube. Pineda is a virtual dead-ringer for the voice of former Journey singer Steve Perry, who sang on the band’s biggest hits.

"We like his energy,” keyboardist Jonathan Cain told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He's brought a lot of heart and soul to this band.”

Cain describes Eclipse as "a concept record with some spiritual themes to it. Pretty tough, hard-hitting stuff. This is Journey with big combat boots on. And helmet and a rifle."

Read more on Hennemusic.

A new book on Journey is due to hit stores May 3rd.

Don't Stop Believin': The Untold Story Of Journey is being billed as a definitive biography, tracing the band’s history since its formation in 1973.

Written by author Neil Daniels (“The Story Of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith,” and “Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years”), the book features original interviews and a wealth of research.

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