To all our friends and fans:
The pilots wish you a wonderful new year!
Peace and Love.
Here is a link to our FB page, showing another snippet of the upcoming LEGACY PILOTS album.
It shows the beautiful work of our friend and world class drummer Todd Sucherman.
As so often in life, plans are the idea of how things should go. But then things turn out differently.
And with our new album it is no different. Actually, we wanted to be much further, but it is difficult when commitments can not be kept or illnesses come in between.
Nevertheless, there was progress and we had promised to post something from time to time.
This is a small excerpt of our 17 minute suite, and based on the pictures we can confirm, that Todd played through the whole piece in one go. And of course as a first take. Hats off to one of the bests in his guild.
Here is the link to the video:
We plan to share every month a little video from the recordings sessions until the new album is ready for release.
What you will hear is far from being ready. Some instruments might be missing or will be replaced, of course it is not finally mixed nor mastered but it could give you a certain impression what is it all about.
Today we start with a drum recording session of Marco Minnemann.
One or the other question has already come up and we don't want to make a big secret out of it,
but yes, there will be at least one new Legacy Pilots album.
With us will be definitely Todd Sucherman, Marco Minnemann, Pete Trewavas, Steven Rothery,
John Mitchell, Lars, Finally George and many other "usual suspects".
The writing of new music has begun and some recording has already taken place.
However, there is still a long way to go and if asked for a release date we would roughly say end of this year, beginning of next year.
We really looking forward to our next production.
With today's video, the last official one from our "Penrose-Album", it's not about Dickens' Christmas ghosts, but about the ghosts of the sea.
John's wonderful voice, Marco's powerful drumming, Lars' congenial bass playing and the brilliant guitar solo by Steven Rothery give the song its special touch.
Have fun watching.
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Another strange year is coming to an end, another year with hopes of finally getting rid of the pandemic, a year in which we had to learn that not all hopes come true.
For the pilots, someting in 2021 will nevertheless be remembered in a positive way .
The reactions to our latest album are so positive that we just want to say thank you. Especially thanks to all who bought our album as a CD or digitally, because that
allows us to keep the project cost-covering alive in the future.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Legacy Pilots!
IIt is time, to discover the beautiful face behind the wonderful voice: With our “Coast Cards”video lead singer LIZA becomes
Furthermore, the congenial rhythm section Todd Sucherman and Lars Slowak can be heard and seen, offering their art again on the highest level.
Though wie have filmed nearly every recording session for “Penrose", it is most unlikely that we will see a complete video of “As Dominos Fall”.
Therefore we share just this excerpt which hopefully gives you two minutes of fun.
The track features Marco Minnemann, Pete Trewavas, Ricky Garcia & Frank Us.
First class drumming by Todd Sucherman, an awesome solo from Steven Rothery, a splendid bass playing from Lars and marvellous backing vocals by Finally George.
How time flies...
Three weeks ago today we released THE Penrose Triangle.
And it's time to say thank you to everyone who has supportet us.
Here is the link to our latest video, featuring the amazing Marco Minnemann:
Today we release our third video from the new album. Wonderful drumming by Marco Minnemann, a great bass by Pete Trewavas and great vocals by my best friend Finally
It's done... Penrose has just been released. Thanks to all the wonderful friends who made this album so special.
At the same time we officially release our next video for the new album:
Have fun watching it!
We're counting down… two weeks to go…
To make the time not too long, today we release the official teaser video for "The Penrose Triangle”.
And there are a few excerpts from the new album to listen to:
Today we are proudly present our first full video from the upcoming album:
“The Penrose Triangle” will be available from October 22nd.
Pre-order has started on Bandcamp
It feels a little odd, but the matter of fact is, that the last track from the new album has been returned from the mastering studio.
Composition, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering... A year and a half of work is finished. At least as far as the music is concerned. Now the “real” fun stuff begins... all the paperwork,
registering tracks, preparing DDP for the pressing plant, finalising print documents... the list goes on.
If nothing goes wrong in the CD production later on, the release date at the end of October is safe.
We have made a lot of film material while we worked on the album (as visible in the collage) which will end up in several music videos.
All pilots looking forward to this release and can’t wait for your reaction.
NEW ALBUM OUT AUTUMN 2021
Today we would like to disclose the crew for the next Legacy Pilots flight.
On the drums we have Todd Sucherman and Marco Minnemann,
bass Lars Slowak and Pete Trewavas,
solo guitars Steven Rothery, Eric Gillette and Ricky Garcia,
vocals John Mitchell, Finally George, Jake Livgren, Liza,
keyboards Frank Us.
Boarding completed ;-)
Title of the album and estimated release date will be announced soon.
So, see you next week.
Things are moving forward. And Todd has brought his invaluable creativity to this piece. Have fun.
January 30th 2021
We are very happy to announce the first 50 seconds of audio, recorded for the third album.
Of course the album is far from being finished, but we think this little excerpt sounds already promising.
Drum recording session
Following our graphic announcement that we can expect something new from the Pilots in summer 2021, we would like to give you a bit more info.
Not only the process of writing new material has taken place, we have had already several recording sessions. The results so far are more than promising. Summer sounds a bit vague for a release date, but with several months in front of us with many more recordings, mixing and mastering a more definite schedule is impossible.
Nevertheless, we're going full steam ahead and we thought we share the good news. Attached here is a little screen shot from an actual session and if you spot the tracks on the left, you can already discover who again is on board
Today we release our latest and at the same time the last video from our AVIATION album.
"Innocent" is a mid-tempo piece with many calm sections. It's nevertheless worth watching, especially if you look how elegant Todd's play in this is. The fills he's playing are just brilliant. Which is also true for Lars' bass performance. Simply wonderful - even though he is not in the picture.
Thanks for all the support we've got!
Many thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last couple of weeks?
We’re grateful for all the very good reviews AVAITION has got and of course we are especially grateful to the people who bought our album.
In this regard - finally all problems are solved with the online shop in the US: delivery and shipping now works as expected.
.... and, we ave a new video to share. Enjoy:
WIDE WIDE WORLD single will be released today
We’re happy to announce the release of our latest single “WIDE WIDE WORLD” on iTunes today as well as the corrosponding video.
Beside the wonderful performances of John Mitchell and Marco Minnemann, the video features also spectacular drone filming of our friend Ricky Garcia, that is worth watching.
AVIATION NOW ON iTUNES & Apple Music
Today the release of AVIATION on iTunes takes place.
To celebrate this a little bit, we share this little video with you, in which Finally George performs a beautiful solo.
Here is the link to the album:
and here to the video:
Today’s the day! After one and half year working on the album we have finally the official release day.
CD order national/ international at the Bandcamp site - (Europe & US)
CD order for German speaking and nearby countries:
It is also the day, where we release our first single “A Different League”
Here you will find the corrosponding video:
A DIFFERENT LEAGUE
We are happy to anounce, that pre-order has started as of today on Apple Music:
Album ready for pre-order
We’re happy to announce, that our new album “AVIATION” is in production and that pre-order starts today.
CD pre-order national/ international at the Bandcamp site - (Europe & Canada)
Digital album can be pre-orderd here (worldwide of course)
Please note that,due to the corona pandemic, shipping of physical items like the CD, can take quite some time.
I can’t believe it, but yesterday the last track has been delivered to the mastering studio.
After 1 1/2 years of composing, recording, producing and mixing we are close to the finish line.
To celebrate this day I would like to share another video. While the track we shared last time was clearly pop oriented, this song is a rocker. In this excerpt, Marco shows an explosive performance, full of energy.
The full video will be released later, as it is in need of a final touch.
The whole team behind the new Legacy Pilots release, is damn excited :-)
Frank Us from Legacy Pilots
Find the Video here: Production Diary No.7