The immensely respected cult-guitarist, Paul Roland, is back. Live and gigging again with his new band made up of some young, exciting musicians from Italy; their first appearance came out Denmark’s Metal Magic Festival in July earlier this year, where Roland has previously received high praise – with his last performance being called “one of the best five gigs in the history of the festival”. With plaudits everywhere they went, they soon found themselves flying to Italy and Greece to perform, with many of Roland’s dedicated and ecstatic fans in attendance that he has earned with a career spanning over 40 years. In the era of social media where fame will fade as quickly as it’ll rise, they don’t make musicians like this anymore – it’ll be difficult to find many artists who can hold onto an audience for as long as Roland.
A unique creative to his core, Paul Roland is an artist with more than 20 albums under his belt, with musical ability that is evident in each release he has put out over his lengthy career. With versatility to add, Roland has tried his hand at nearly everything you can imagine – most recently having composed a gothic ballet with ‘Nosferatu or The Strange Case of Johnathan Harker’, which saw instant success having sold-out its debut performance in April earlier this year, showing again that Paul Roland’s talent knows no bounds.
Previously managed by June Bolan, the widow of Marc Bolan of T. Rex fame, following the release of his 1980 album, ‘The Werewolf in London’, Paull Roland had praise from radio industry legend, John Peel, and his album featured at London’s legendary Bat Cave. With success at labels Bam Caruso and New Rose giving him the platform to go on a worldwide tour – since then, Roland has had a loyal cult following from all over the world that have supported him on his career that spans over 40 years – with releases in music, ballets and stories of the supernatural, Paul Roland routinely rewards his fanbase with unbelievable creativity.
Having received praise in 2016 from Rolling Stone, who named his 1987 album, ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ as “one of the best albums you’ve never heard”, it shows that Roland’s creativity has stood the test of time and absolutely fits in the modern day. And with British publications Uncut, Classis Rock and Vive Le Rock speaking highly on his 2016 release of ‘The Opium Den – The Early Recordings’, he shows no signs of stopping – with a plethora of creative, good music, it’d be a mistake to let Paul Roland pass you by!