IMAGES OF EDEN WELCOMES VICTOR MORELL ON LEAD GUITAR:
We are very proud to announce that our brother, Victor Morell, has taken over the lead guitar duty for IMAGES OF EDEN so please take a moment to give Victor a big IOE welcome!
Vic has a long history with us. Before joining IOE, he played guitar in Born Of Fire (where Gordon and Steve originally connected back in 2014). Before that, Steve had a 25 year band history with him in both Born of Fire and Psychic Pawn. We consider Victor a very close brother of many years and we cannot possibly be more proud to make this announcement. We are extremely excited to venture into this next chapter with him.
Victor actually toured with Images of Eden this past spring to help us out on the road with equipment and (specifically) merchandise. Those of you who saw us on tour may have met him at the merchandise booth. He also shared the stage with us at 3 tour stops as a fill-in keyboard player when Dean Harris was unavailable. Not a cooler, more uplifting brother to have on the road.
Welcome aboard, brother Vic!!!
May 28, 2019
SUCCESSFUL TOUR/ UPCOMING NEWS:
We had an amazingly successful US tour with Metal Church and Doro in support of our album, "Soulrise". Matter of fact, it exceeded our expectations. No matter how greuling and stressful it happened to be at times (and believe me, it WAS), touring IS everything that it is cracked up to be. We gained a lot of new fans, friends and really made some serious waves! We cannot wait to do it all again.
This being said, we are about to hit the studio in the next few weeks to start tracking the 5th IMAGES OF EDEN album, titled "Angel Born". However, before we track the new record, we are going to be doing a remake of a classic song (TBA). We will keep you posted.
(pic of Images of Eden with Metal Church at The Machine Shop- Flint, MI)
January 22, 2019
IMAGES OF EDEN SIGNS ON WITH METAL CHURCH & DORO FOR FULL US 2019 TOUR:
1/22/2019- Phoenix, AZ- Images of Eden is pleased to announce that we will be embarking on a full US tour in support of our album, “Soulrise” with 2 metal legends, Metal Church and Doro Pesch (from Warlock). We are extremely honored to have this opportunity to bring a positive message of hope and inspiration across this great nation. We will be on the road for almost 5 weeks/ 21 show dates (dates/ cities/ venues listed below). For more information/ tickets, etc, please visit our TOUR page.
***TOUR DATES (** indicates Metal Church-only, no Doro)***
Wed, Apr 17 - Las Vegas, NV (Count's Vamp'd)
Thurs, Apr 18 - Anaheim, CA (The Parish @ House of Blues)
Fri, Apr 19 - Los Angeles, CA (The Whisky A-Go-Go)
Sat, Apr 20 - Tempe, AZ (Club Red)
Tue, Apr 23 - **Lubbock, TX (Jake's)
Wed, Apr 24 - **Austin, TX (Come And Take It Live)
Thu, Apr 25 - **Houston, TX (Scout Bar)
Fri, Apr 26 - **San Antonio, TX (The Rock Box)
Sat, Apr 27 - **Dallas, TX (Tree's)
Sun, Apr 28 - **Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma City Limits)
Tue, Apr 30 - **St. Louis, MO (Fubar)
Wed, May 1 - **Indianapolis, IN (Black Circle Brewery)
Thu, May 2 - Chicago, IL (Reggie's)
Fri, May 3 - Racine, WI (Route 20)
Sat, May 4 - Flint, MI (Machine Shop)
Sun, May 5 - St Charles, IL (Arcada Theater)
Tue, May 7 - Brooklyn, NY (The Kingsland)
Wed, May 8 - Reading, PA (Reverb)
Thu, May 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance)
Fri, May 10 - Asbury Park, NJ (Asbury Lanes)
Sat, May 11 - New Bedford, MA (The Vault @ Greasy Luck)
November 16, 2018
"SHIELD ME" NOMINATE FOR BEST VIDEO- ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL:
Our music video "Shield Me" has been nominated for "BEST MUSIC VIDEO" at the 2018 Orlando Film Festival! Lets bring home a winner!!! If you have not seen this awarding winning video yet here it is...
October 28, 2018
"SOULRISE" LIMITED EDITION VINYL LP NOW AVAILABLE:
"Soulrise" is now available on Limited Edition "Angel White" Vinyl (Autographed & Non-Autographed versions). Our vinyl LP pressing is limited to 250 copies and is available while supplies last. A very special arrangement of tracks from the full length CD was implemented for this very cool special limited edition LP. To order, visit our ONLINE STORE & DISCOGRAPHY page.
September 13, 2018
IMAGES OF EDEN SUPPORTS STRYPER on OCTOBER 25, 2018:
Images of Eden is proud to announce they will be performing with the all time great rock/ metal act STRYPER at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ on Thursday October 25th. Both bands are in support of their new records- Stryper- "God Damn Evil" & Images of Eden- "Soulrise", with Images of Eden currently charting in the top 40 of metal radio in the US. This is an event you don't want to miss because it will be the last Images of Eden show in AZ for 2018. We hope to see you all there in support of our new album, "Soulrise"!
This is an ALL AGES event and doors open at 6:30.
August 24, 2018
LAUNCHING OF THE ONLINE STORE
Today we have officially launched our ONLINE STORE and are now selling men's and women's t-shirts as well as our entire back catalog of albums and single releases. We will also be releasing a limited edition "angel white" vinyl pressing of Soulrise in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for more info.
August 20, 2018
"SHIELD ME" VIDEO (Film Fesitval Update)
Our video for “Shield Me” has received awards of merit from the 2018 IndieFest Film Awards and the 2018 One-Reeler Short Film Competition. It has also been submitted to the 2018 Jerome Film Festival, the Austin Spotlight Film Festival and the Orlando Film Festival.
August 17, 2018
"SOULRISE" WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE as well as "HARVEST DAY" VIDEO PREMIERE
We are extremely pleased after several years of hard work and re-forming / re-branding, that our 4th studio album, "SOULRISE" is officially released worlwide. It has been a long time coming and a bit of a dream come true for us. This album is unlike anything any of us have ever done before and is extremely personal to us all. We hope you enjoy it and take something bigger away from it just as we did when we were writing/ recording it. For purchasing info, visit our ONLINE STORE.
July 30, 2018
OFFICIAL "SOULRISE" PRESS RELEASE DATE (BRAVEWORDS)
Check out the official press release from Pavement Entertainment posted on BRAVEWORDS.
June 5, 2018
AUGUST 3, 2018- IMAGES OF EDEN supports GEOFF TATE (30 Year Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime)***
We are extremely pleased to announce that Images of Eden will be opening for Geoff Tate on Friday, August 3 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ in support of the 30th Anniversary of "Operation: Mindcrime".
This is an amazing opportunity for us and we are so blessed to be a part of it.
May 11, 2018
JUNE 16, 2018- IMAGES OF EDEN to play ANNEFEST 2018:
Images of Eden will be playing with 13 other bands for the 12th annual AnneFest in Phoenix, AZ. Detals below:
May 3, 2018
JUNE 15, 2018- IMAGES OF EDEN supports THE IRON MAIDENS:
We are happy to announce that Images of Eden will be opening for The Iron Maidens on Friday, June 15 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ.
May 1, 2018
IMAGES OF EDEN - “SOULRISE” ALBUM RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED- AUGUST 17, 2018
Phoenix, AZ (5/2/18)- For Immediate Release- Images of Eden will officially be releasing their new album “Soulrise” on Friday, August 17, 2018 through Pavement Entertainment. Distribution will be both physical and digital formats and through all major worldwide outlets.“Soulrise” was mixed and mastered by legendary metal producer, Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Studios in Hollywood, CA. There will be a digital pre-sale release through iTunes on July 20, 2018. We will also be unveiling the cover art at a later date so stay tuned for more info.
Pavement Entertainment is home of bands such as Candlebox, SOiL, Powerman 5000, Tantric, Janet Gardner (from Vixen), Dishwalla, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw and Black Water Rising. They also have multiple albums included in the Billboard Magazine Top 200 Best Selling Debuts.
It has been a long time coming and we want to thank all of our fans and supporters for the patience while we work hard to deliver an amazing record and an unforgettable live show!
February 23, 2018
IMAGES OF EDEN SIGNS RECORD DEAL WITH PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT
Phoenix, AZ (2/23/18)- For Immediate Release- After an extensive label search, IMAGES OF EDEN has signed with Pavement Entertainment for the worldwide release of the upcoming CD, SOULRISE- physical and digital distribution through Sony music as well as an extensive promotional campaign, tour solicitations, etc. Pavement Entertainment is home of bands such as Candlebox, SOiL, Powerman 5000, Tantric, Janet Gardner (from Vixen), Dishwalla, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw and Black Water Rising. They also have multiple albums included in the Billboard Magazine Top 200 Best Selling Debuts.
Although SOULRISE is planned for a summer release (June/ July-ish), we will announce an official date as soon as one has been locked down. Beyond the release of SOULRISE, we will be looking to go out on the road in support of the release!
It has been a long time coming and we are extremely excited to be working with Pavement Entertainment. Special thanks to Bill Metoyer for getting us connected to this amazing label!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Images of Eden Releases “Shield Me” (Music Video & Digital Single)”
Phoenix, Arizona – 1/5/2018 – Today, Images of Eden releases their first single/ music video, “Shield Me” as an unsigned band while they shop record labels for a 2018 release of their full length CD, titled “Soulrise”, which was just recently completed in December, 2017. The album was mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer at Skull-Seven Studios in Hollywood, CA and is ready for pressing.
The single for “Shield Me” is available at all digital media outlets (iTunes, Amazon, etc). For more information, visit our ONLINE STORE.
We want to personally thank all of the amazing actors and production crew involved with the production of our music video who helped us bring this very personal vision to life. We could not have done this without you:
Actors: Anna Harr, Shelly Boucher, Kane Black, William Bill Connor, Rob Edwards, Jackie Marin, William Kenny, Madison Hubler
Production Crew: Steve Dorssom (Director & Producer), Christopher Sheffield (Director of Photography & Editor), Julian Lee Wynne (Camera Operator), Steve Wargo Dp of SwatHD (and all of his crew), our behind the scenes camera crew (Daniel McKernan and Ed Russell), Stephanie Sheffield (interviewer, production, etc). Major thanks to Bobby Chavez, Jonathan Gabriel Jr., Keith Heaney and Chelsea Wrathchild of the band, DemiAura, for helping us out with equipment & audio gear. Brandon Dorssom (lights/ production), Dania Blanco (hair/ makeup), M Kawika Banis (special effects), Phil Bradstock at the Phoenix Film Office, Toby Ehrler at the Phoenix Police Dept., Jeff Becker & staff at ReelMen Studios, Joseph Mbah (Gaffer), Jeff Dykes & Rich Dressman at Graybar Electric, Michael Ebner (for allowing us to film at his house), Glen Wacker (AZ Movie Props), Also, special thanks also to Brian Whitcell for his studio engineering contributions!
December 12, 2017
"Shield Me" Single to be released- 1/5/18
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Images of Eden Announces New Single Release & Music Video- “Shield Me”.
Phoenix, Arizona – 12/11/2017 – Images of Eden is releasing their first single, “Shield Me” on January 5, 2018 as an unsigned band while they shop record labels for a 2018 release of their full length CD, titled “Soulrise”, the long-awaited follow up to the 2011 release of “Rebuilding The Ruins” on Nightmare Records. The brand new album “Soulrise” was just recently completed December 2017 and was Produced by the legendary Bill Metoyer at Skull-Seven Studios in Hollywood, Ca. and is ready for pressing.
When asked why there was such a delay between releases, vocalist Gordon Tittsworth replied, “There were so many changes within Images of Eden, lineup and beyond, that it took some time to reform and regain our bearings. But, I can assure our fans that this is the strongest, most solid lineup ever and there will no longer be long delays in between releases. We even have the follow up album to ‘Soulrise’ well on its way.”
The music video is set to be unveiled at the same time of the track's release which will feature a new, fine-tuned lineup of Images of Eden with a huge video production as well as a more modern, updated sound. Tittsworth also states, “Our songwriting has evolved far beyond where I felt we were in 2011 and before. The earlier Images of Eden releases were primarily progressive hard rock/ metal, but our natural vibe/ feel has much more of a heavier, modern edge to it now, but still with our classic hard rock/ metal roots. We feel our sound is more accessible now to new fans and also to our current fan base. You will still know it is Images of Eden right away.”
Manager Steve Dorssom promises this latest news is only the tip of the iceberg with a new record label search underway, and that the band has already completed the writing for the 5th release, tentatively titled, “Angel Born” and will be recording the album over the course of 2018 alongside the release of “Soulrise” and 2018 supporting tour. Fans should expect to hear even bigger news from Images of Eden in the very near future, and should check in at the band's official website and social media for the latest announcements."
November 27, 2017
"Artists In Action" Article
Here is a great article on Images of Eden in Artists In Action by Stephanie Sheffield.
November 26, 2017
Video Production/ "Soulrise" Update
Images of Eden just completed filming the video for the upcoming single, "Shield Me" to be released in early 2018 while the band shops labels to officially release "Soulrise". At this time, the band also did a professional photo shoot and filmed interview (for later promotion). Also, Bill Metoyer is putting the final touches on the final mixes for "Soulrise". We will keep you posted.
October 26, 2017
Images of Eden CD #5
While Bill Metoyer has been wrapping up the mixing/ mastering of "Soulrise", all of the material for the follow up CD (tentatively titled, "Angel Born") has been completed and Gordon has already began tracking rhythm guitar. The band will be working on recording all instruments/ vocals for "Angel Born" in Q1/Q2 of 2018 so that it will be ready to go when the time comes.
New Material (for the 5th Images of Eden CD)
Writing has already begun on the 5th Images of Eden CD (follow up to "Soulrise"). The goal is to complete the writing of the follow up CD so that we are ready to "pull the trigger" in a timely manner after the release of Soulrise. There will no longer be any extensive delays in between Images of Eden releases as there had been in the past. The main reasons for any/all delays were due to a) the reforming of the Images of Eden lineup, and b) Gordon had taken time out to record a few side project releases (Born of Fire- "Dead Winter Sun", etc). From here on, there will be no more side projects and 100% of all focus will be on Images of Eden.
Legendary producer, Bill Metoyer, to mix Soulrise
Images of Eden is extremely pleased to have teamed up with legendary producer, Bill Metoyer (Skull Seven Studios) to mix and master "Soulrise". Bill is a 30 year veteran producer and worked for Metal Blade records for many years. He has worked with many well-known bands (Slayer, Fates Warning, WASP, Flotsam And Jetsam, etc). We are thrilled to have him on board!!
IMAGES OF EDEN is wraping up demos for SOULRISE
It has been a long time coming. After some member changes this past summer, everything started moving forward again with great momentum. I can honestly say that this is the absolute best Images of Eden lineup to date. All members finally share the same vision, direction and level of motivation/ dedication. So, the demos for Soulrise are tracked and now currently being mixed to be submitted for release. We will keep you posted.
August 3, 2016
*** OFFICIAL IMAGES OF EDEN LINEUP ***
We are very pleased to announce the newest full-time additions to Images of Eden:
STEVE DORSSOM on Drums- Steve never received a formal announcement but has actually been with Images of Eden for approx. 2 years. Steve has been in multiple bands in the Phoenix, AZ area and brings 30+ years of live, studio & management experience to the table. Steve is also a music video producer and director and has many music videos as well as a documentary that has received accolades and film festival invitations worldwide.
CARLOS URQUIDI PEREZ on Lead Guitar- Carlos has a diploma in Jazz Improvisation from Berklee College of Music and is also one of the founders/ guitar instructors at Blue Note Guitar Academy in Chihuahua, Mexico. He is a long-time veteran of the music scene with over 20+ years experience (live and studio) as well as a solo virtuoso CD called “A New Perspective”. His style ranges anywhere from jazz to metal with everything sounding very natural and effortless.
ERIC MULVAINE on Bass Guitar- Eric also has 30+ years experience (live and studio) and has been heavily influenced from the beginning by nearly every genre of music from Metal to Jazz. Eric and Steve go way back to the beginning of each others careers in music and it only seems fitting that they reunite once again under a new banner in Images of Eden.
Now that the full-time lineup is finally complete, we have already commenced the recording of Soulrise. All tracking should be complete by 4th quarter 2016. However, our official 4 song demo is almost complete and ready to send out for label solicitation. Stay tuned for more info.
July 25, 2016
*** DENNIS MULLIN LEAVES IMAGES OF EDEN***
After 15 years, 2 CD releases (Sunlight of the Spirit & Rebuilding The Ruins) and many live shows, Dennis Mullin is leaving Images of Eden. I can honestly say that he has been the most amazing band member I could ever have asked for and one of the most phenomenal/ versatile guitarists I have ever worked with. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to have worked with him for all of these years. Not to mention, one of the most laid back and funniest guys I have ever worked with.
Dennis, we wish you the absolute best in everything you do and know you will always be a part of the Images of Eden family. You have made a big mark on IOE and you will always be our brother-in-guitar-arms!