Almost 50 years after their dissolution PARZIVAL present a brilliant concept album

25. October 2021


Knapp 50 Jahre nach ihrer Auflösung legen PARZIVAL ein fulminantes Konzeptalbum vor

They don't spill the beans here, but rather make a massive splash: The Bremen formation Parzival presents 23 songs on the double CD "David - The Hymn", 130 participants from 23 countries are on board. But who is Parzival anyway, many will rightly ask themselves. The band's career was short-lived, lasting just over two years between the end of 1970 and the beginning of 1973. Two "official" albums called "Legend" and "BaRock" were produced. But they were bursting with innovation, bringing together - especially for the time - highly diverse influences from classical music, jazz, minstrelsy and rock. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung fabulated about "castles of sound of discreet elegance and beauty".

Parzival then disappeared from the scene as quickly as they had come. And now they rise like a phoenix from the ashes with their new production: a mega-project that not only seems musically bombastic, but is also sprawling in terms of content. "The whole story behind 'David - The Hymn' came together over the course of 20 years," explains singer, drummer and composer Thomas Olivier. "I was arranging pieces that became more and more musically powerful. At some point I decided I wanted to put something really opulent into the world. It suited me that musicians from all over the world would drop by my in-house studio every now and then ...

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