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OF EARTH, UFO Update From Rob De Luca


OF EARTH, UFO Update From Rob De Luca
Apr 15, 2015

Some first-hand news from Rob De Luca concerning OF EARTH and UFO:

Hello everyone, it's been a while. First I want to thank all UFO fans in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. Sold out shows and amazing crowds! It was an incredible tour and we're honored by the distances some traveled to see us.

Ufo Band
UFO (left to right) Rob De Luca, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Vinnie Moore, Paul Raymond

"The overall rave reviews of our new album "A Conspiracy Of Stars" make us very proud." Some examples:

"their best offering since at least 1995s ‘Walk On Water’. sets the bar at stratospheric levels for heavy rock in 2015."- Get Ready to ROCK!

"The godfathers of UK hard rock, alongside Sabbath, Purple and Priest. Live and on record: UFO simply rock." 10/10- Musipedia Of Metal

"the best UFO album of the Vinnie Moore era"- Martin Popoff/Bravewords

"A Conspiracy Of Stars lead off track 'The Killing  Kind' is everything you want from UFO in the 21st century: meaty without being indigestible, anthemic without being cheesy, seductive without being undignified. There are a few bands out there who could learn a lesson from them"- Classic Rock magazine

"solid, energetic, sounds much better than a lot of what they recorded after 70s." 4 stars- Rolling Stone

"A Conspiracy of Stars never falters and it's telling of UFO's doggedness in modern times that needs this kind of reminder of what damned fine hard rock sounds like." Rating 8.5/10- Blabbermouth.net

Reactions like that will inspire us to make the next album even better.

While on a busy tour, there's little time for sightseeing. However I was lucky enough to have a day off in Ulm, Germany. I visited the Ulmer Münster, a church with the highest steeple in the world. Impressive and beautiful in architecture, so rich in history. The view from the top is breathtaking! If you ever visit Ulm, I highly (no pun intended) recommend it.

The steeple
The steeple
That window is incredible.
That window is incredible.

While back at home between tours, OF EARTH started tracking our third record. The new songs stand up tall to the material on our first two records. The band has grown immensely in our recording abilities, namely our instrument sounds and studio playing. I've never walked out of an OF EARTH session feeling this happy! Grammy winning long-time engineer Tom Camuso is again at the desk and his vast experience is a huge help! We live busy lives, so it'll take awhile until it's finished. Until then enjoy the final songs being released from the second album "The Monarch".

The steeple
Tom Camuso in action
That window is incredible.
Rik De Luca enjoying a well deserved break after drum tracking

Today I'm headed off to UK for the next leg of the tour. The first leg of the "A Conspiracy Of Stars" tour was such a great experience and I'm SOOO excited to play on UFO's home turf again!
See you out there, somewhere....! Rob

Find OF EARTH's second album "The Monarch" HERE and stay tuned for the last songs to go online.

Newest OF EARTH songs online: Queen Of The Apocalypse and Further Than Rome

See Rob with UFO live in the UK and Ireland (details on the UFO homepage):
UFO live 2015 - Try Me

UFO UK tour dates:

APRIL
16 - England - Norwich - Waterfront
17 - England - Cambridge - Junction
18 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
19 - England - Manchester - Ritz
21 - Ireland - Dublin - The Academy
22 - Northern Ireland - Belfast - The Limelight
24 - Scotland - Glasgow - O2 ABC
25 - England - Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 - England - Leeds - O2 Academy
28 - England - Nottingham - Rock City
30 - England - Bristol - O2 Academy

MAY
01 - England - Falmouth - Pavilion
02 - England - Exeter - Phoenix
03 - England - Salisbury - City Hall
05 - England - Brighton - Concorde 2
06 - England - Oxford - O2 Academy
07 - England - London - HMV Forum



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