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End Of Year Update 2017

By Paul Wardingham

Merry Christmas everyone!

Another year about to come to a close. I hope it was a great one for you.

If I could sum up my thoughts about 2017, it would be: patience is progress.

For me, 2017 has been a big year of creativity, study, experimentation and ultimately self-discovery. It’s caused me to be a bit of a studio recluse which at times has been frustrating, but a necessary step in order for me to pursue new musical adventures in 2018 and beyond.

2018 is set to be a big year of change, with the release of Electromancer on 12th March and Spiritual Machines 2.0, a remixed, remastered alternate version featuring additional production and including 2 new tracks. Plus, there will be an unprecedented amount of new online content and promotion and very likely a new studio location. Exciting times ahead!

I wish you all a happy and safe holidays and I will be back early next year with the first single from Electromancer and other goodies.

Stay cyber!
– PW

December 2017

Paul Wardingham: Electromancer Artwork, Release Date and Track Listing Revealed!

By Paul Wardingham

After making waves in the metal guitar community in 2011 with his debut album Assimilate Regenerate, and fresh take on instrumental guitar music, Paul Wardingham will release his 4th completely self-produced instrumental solo album Electromancer in 2018.

Electromancer is a totally self-indulgent, cyberpunk movie inspired, synthesizer infused, futuristic shred-fest, that brings together my favourite music genres: metal and electronic music, closer than ever before! I can’t wait for people to hear it and see the reaction.

Like Wardingham’s sophomore effort The Human Affliction, Electromancer is a concept album inspired by an original story set on Earth in the year 2217.

The story follows “Electromancer” a cyborg anti-hero and his biomech protector called “MX-106” as they evade enemies and authorities to get to Mars with the “Cyber Drive”. The “Cyber Drive is a weapon that could be used to destroy life on either Earth or Mars, both of whom are on the verge of war. My previous albums have been inspired by technology and the affect it has on us right now and in the future, but “Electromancer” is pure fantasy! I whole-heartedly embraced my inner sci-fi nerd on this album.”

Electromancer features stunning cover artwork by Light The Torch (ex-Devil You Know) and former All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato.

The Human Affliction story was character based, but nobody got to meet those characters. This time I wanted the characters to be at the forefront of the visual aspect of the album. As a fan of Francesco’s music I was amazed when I came across his artwork on instagram. He liked my concept, and we started throwing ideas back and forth. He absolutely nailed the vision I had for the artwork and then took it to another level.

Electromancer is set for release March 12th 2018 on Enigmatic Records.

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Electromancer Track list:

01. 2217

02. Electromancer

03. Cyber Drive

04. Interstellar Desert Racer

05. Disconnected

06. Activate

07. Biomech MX-106

08. Pursuit Of The Weapon

09. Escape

10. Cryosleeper

11. Mars City One

12. Fight For The Future

13. Point Of No Return

14. Into The Outlands

Paul Wardingham is the creator of future metal shred and to date has released 3 solo albums: Assimilate Regenerate (2011), The Human Affliction (2015), Spiritual Machines (2016)

November 2017


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