NEWS

October 8th

 

 

 

 

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
:

 

Teaser video

October 1st

Hey everyone,
Today we are proudly present our first full video from the upcoming album:

Better Days video


“The Penrose Triangle” will be available from October 22nd.
Pre-order has started on Bandcamp

 

Pre-order "The Penrose Triangle"

 

September 24th

 

DONE!

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.

August 29th

 

 

8 out of 9
E x c i t e m e n t !


This week the majority of songs from the new album has been mastered.
Friedeman has done a terrific job.
Chances are good, that we can stick with the planned release date end of October.
We're Looking forward to that ;-)

NEW ALBUM OUT AUTUMN 2021

 

August 8th

 

Hi everyone, 
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, Liza and Jake Livgren,

keyboards Frank Us. 
Boarding completed ;-)

 

Title of the album and estimated release date will be announced soon.
So, see you next week.

July 1st

 

A little update:
We doin' progress and right now we're

working on a quite large piece,

called  "A CHANGE OF MIND".
 

We will have some more news, coming soon ;-)

June 14th
 
Dear Passengers,
it is our great pleasure to announce that for the upcoming flight, a pilot from the first album will be with us again.
The wonderful Steven Rothery and his guitar will accompany us on the next trip.
 
Fresh from the Studio: The shown snippet features Todd Sucherman, Lars Slowak, Finally George and Steven Rothery
 
 
 

March 27th

 

Things are moving forward. And Todd has brought his invaluable creativity to this piece. Have fun.

 

Video excerpt

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

December 23rd

 

Dear Pilots friends,
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy in the new year.
You will hear from us again in January and we think we will have good news. 
Until then,
Legacy Pilots

October 8th

Dear friends,

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!

 

INNOCENT - The video

September 19th

 

Hey folks,

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.

US online shop

 

.... and, we ave a new video to share. Enjoy:

LEGACY PILOTS - "Dreamers"

 

 

August 13th

WIDE WIDE WORLD single will be released today

 

Hey folks,

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.

Enjoy!

 

WIDE WIDE WORLD video

 

July 27th

AVIATION NOW ON iTUNES & Apple Music

Hi everyone,

Today the release of AVIATION on iTunes takes place.

Finally.

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:

Tunes / Apple Music

 

and here to the video:

TO THE STARS

 

July 23rd

YES, WE'RE OPEN!

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)

Bandcamp

 

CD order for German speaking and nearby countries:

Just for Kicks

 

CD order United States & Canada:

http://calliopia.org


It is also the day, where we release our first single “A Different League” 
Here you will find the corrosponding video:
A DIFFERENT LEAGUE

Enjoy!

July 16th

Hey everyone,
We are happy to anounce, that pre-order has started as of today on Apple Music:

iTUNES

JULY 9th 

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)

Bandcamp
 
CD pre-order for German speaking and nearby countries:
Just for Kicks

 

CD pre-order United States here:
http://calliopia.org

 

Digital album can be pre-orderd here (worldwide of course)

Legacy Pilots / Bandcamp

 

Please note that,due to the corona pandemic, shipping of physical items like the CD, can take quite some time.

June 29th

 

Hi everyone,
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

June 13th

We're excited to disclose the squad for "Aviation”.

If everything goes well, release will be end of July, beginning of August.

See the video here:

 

https://youtu.be/CEl2zyCFchw

 

June 1st
Hey folks, production diary No.6 .
IWe would like to share another snippet from our recordings.
This is a pop song. Shocking, we know.
But beside the eight and ten minute pieces, there was room for some "lighter" music ?

Videp can be found here:

https://youtu.be/gBEXWKuwMpw

 

 

May 1st

A PICTURE AND THE STORY BEHIND

When it comes to the mix of a song or album, it does not matter, how many monitor systems you have in your studio. Your mix will sound everywhere different.
Often the moment of truth is, when you listen to the mix in your car the first time.
This time it was not different. The bass drum kicked me out of my socks.
Far to massive.
Since I can’t get my car into my little studio, I had the idea to bring the studio into my car. Nowadays with a DAW’s on a laptop it is possible to do a final touch on the mix while your car becomes the control room.
Here is a little video that shows that it is possible, after I have copied the project to a laptop, to listen and correct the mix, while you’re sitting in the car.
The first section is a track that features, beside others, Marco Minnemann and Pete Trewavas, and the second one features Todd Suchermann on the drums. For both snippets I’ve blended over from the video sound to the current state of the Mix.
Here is a little video how it went -You might like it ;-)

https://youtu.be/zJXKdW5aSC4

Frank

APRIL 4th 2020

 

We're happy to disclose the title of our new album:
AVIATION
Furthermore we are happy to announce the first official promo video for the new album for end of April.
The flight crew and the planned release date will be announced soon.

 

 

January 5th 2020

Production Diary Part 3 is here

Hi everybody, here is the link to the latest production diary video:

https://youtu.be/2FPCwg4ijN0

 

It is less about playing or production techniques but rather giving audible examples.

Again, the amazing Marco Minnemann has come up with a mind-blowing performance.

And he is not alone -  We are proud to announce, that another legend has joined the Pilots. The latest member offers a spectacular bass-performance.
And there is also a scientific description  about, "what is a progressive song?" ;-) In case you didn't know...

December 31st

 

We wish all our friends a prosperous, healthy and happy new year.
We're looking with much excitement into 2020, as we will release our second album in the next couple of months.

 

Love and Peace from the Pilots

 

November 24th

Production Diary Part 2 is available:

Frank Us is talking about progress of the next Legacy Pilots album.

He share's several excerpts from a piece of music and talks about the idea behind that extensive instrumental.

"Adventurous Journey" features Todd Sucherman and also Steve Morse.

 

https://youtu.be/z1tLFRnuLtc

November 3rd

Are there any news about the Album?

PRODUCTION DIARY PART 1

 

Recently we have received a few questions about the new album we want to share with you. And the answers to it as well of course.


A) Will be the same musicians performing on the new album?
Yes & no. Quite some from the last squad as well as new, but known faces will join for the new album.

 

B) What are the differences to the last album? Are there any?

Yes
1) We have for example more “real” songs.
Does this mean we lack of long & epic tracks?
Not at all. The new album will simply have more tracks and a longer run time


2) There will be songs that we will compose and produce together.

Over the last weeks we have made some progress and so far we are more than happy with the results...

 

 

Marco Minnemann has already made several incredible recording sessions.

Drums for three songs are already taped and premixed.

... which is also true for Todd Sucherman recordings and his awesome drum kit!

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