Seventh Avenue

Silence Is Madness
SEVENTH AVENUE DISCOGRAPHY

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31-08-12 - BIG NEWS!! SAD NEWS!!
Seventh Avenue is no more! Please read the email below and it will explain more...

Hi, this will be the final Avenue newsletter. Why the final? Why, one thing is: I have left the band and another is:
Seventh Avenue is not any longer in the way you know it. T
his is heavy news, I know. But let me explain. We haven’t
parted badly. I just came clear with the knowing that I don’t have the same goals with the music as Herbie, Flo and Markus have.

We discussed a lot about our music and about Seventh Avenue. It came out, that the name “Seventh Avenue” is
associated with white metal. And this is not wrong at all. But it is prejudicial to have commercial success, to be booked
for „regular“ festivals and shows. Many people, and more important: many reviewers are not impartial if they know
about our Christian background. That’s why there will be a new band which enters the music scene with a “clean
image”. Of course, this doesn’t changes our attitude to the belief.

The last sixteen years have been a good and an important period for me. And I regret almost nothing.
Herbie, Flo and Markus will find a new drummer and keep on rocking under a new name.

I thank you all for your loyalty to Seventh Avenue.
Mike


11-03-12

No new news to report, but as soon as something happens I'll let you know!


13-09-11

News album should be out this year some time.


SEVENTH
AVENUE

Rainbowland

(1993)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Louis Schock
Vocals - Herbie Langhans


DEMO ALBUM

Style: Classic European Metal

TRACKS:

1. "Pray"
2. "Father"
3. "Die"
4. "In My Dreams"
5. "Abyss Intro"
6. "Near The Abyss" (Part 1)
7. "Wisdom"
8. "Loving You"

Notes:
Haven't heard this album so can't comment on it.


Score out of 5
N/A
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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Rainbowland


(1995)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Louis Schock
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

INDEPENDENT ALBUM

Style: Progressive Metal

TRACKS:
1. "Theme from Rainbowland" (2:44)
2. "Rainbowland" (4:59)
3. "Way to Paradise" ('95 version) (5:26)
4. "Pray" (4:21)
5. "Loving You" (4:38)
6. "On the RoadAgain" (6:03)
7. "Funeral Speech" (2:37)
8. "Rest in Peace" (4:59)
9. "Die" (4:36)
10. "Just Believe" (8:04)
11. "Love Goes" (5:55)
12. "Children" (5:05)
13. "Prince of Peace" (6:21)
BONUS TRACK
14. "Loving You" (Metal Version) (3:25)


Notes:


Score out of 5


This is a good album. Not a classic by any means but very good for a first album. It's speed metal which bascially is what Seventh Avenue are all about. For a first album though, you can tell that Seventh Avenue are by no means novices! It's good to know that even the worst Seventh Avenue album is better than most other albums I can think of. The song called "Children" is a great ballad track with lots of passion and that turned into their single which they released the same year.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Children


(1995)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Louis Schock
Vocals - Herbie Langhans


INDEPENDENT ALBUM

Style: Glam Metal

TRACKS:

1. "Children" (Original) (05:13)
2. "Children" (Rough Ballad) (04:12)
3. "Pray" (04:23)
4. "Love Goes" (05:57)
5. "Loving You" (04:33)


Notes:

Score out of 5

Haven't heard this album, so can't really give it a mark, but as all the songs are on Rainbowland and I've got Rainbowland then I feel that I can give it a mark of sorts.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Tale Of Tales


(1996)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Louis Schock
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

Free Downloads

Style: Progressive Metal

TRACKS:
1. "Prolog" -instrumental (2:08)
2. "Tale of Tales" (6:05)
3. "Heavens Tears" (4:41)
4. "Time" (4:46)
5. "Temptation" (5:37)
6. "Where Are You?" (7:24)
7. "Grave of Heart" (6:31)
8. "Iron Man" (4:06)
9. "Pink Elephant" (4:50)
10. "This Night" (4:29)
11. "Sailing" (4:21)


Notes:



Score out of 5

The first Seventh Avenue album to have a fantasy feel to it. Another good speed metal album, not as intense as some of their other albums but a worthy edition to my collection. There's a great cover of 'Sailing' on here.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Southgate


(1998)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Guitars - Andi Gutjahr
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Mike Pfluger
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

STUDIO ALBUM

Style: Blues Hard Rock

TRACKS:
1. "Introduce" [instrumental] (2:30)
2. "Southgate" (10:00)
3. "Protection of Fool" (4:53)
4. "Carol" (5:48)
5. "Father" (5:31)
6. "May The Best One Win" (6:21)
7. "Puppet of the Mighty" (6:43)
8. "Storm 1" -instrumental (1:24)
9. "Heart in Your Hand" (5:20)
10. "Nameless Child" (5:33)
11. "Big City Sharks" (5:08)
12. "Goodbye" (7:37)

Notes:

Score out of 5

This album just feels epic. Seventh Avenue do really good speed metal, and Herbie's vocals have improved again on this album. The reason this album feels so big is the length of each song. With the expection of the instrumentals the shortest track is just under 5 minutes long! Everything seems to be better than 'Tale Of Tales', including the writing skills.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Goodbye


(1999)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Bass - William Hieb
Drums - Mike Pfluger
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

STUDIO ALBUM

Style: Blues Hard Rock

TRACKS:
1. "Goodbye" (Acoustic Version) (6:27)
2. "Where You Belong" (7:26)
3. "Gone With The Summer" (6:50)
4. "Southgate" (16:39)
5. "Boat On The River" (3:14)
BONUS TRACKS
6. "Goodbye" (Radio Version) (3:39)
7. "Goodbye" (Piano Version) (6:13)


Notes:

Score out of 5

Is it an EP? Yes, or No? I would say it is an EP as (on the release that I've got at least) there's only 7 tracks and 3 of those are the same track just done in a different style. Although of the 7 tracks only 3 of them are 'new' and one of those is a cover this still is a very enjoyable album. Goodbye, the title track has done in three different ways 'acoustic' 'piano' and 'radio' versions, all of which are different enough from one another to enjoy listening to them. My personal favourite would be the piano version. There is a longer version of Southgate on here (from the previous album) which is a mammoth 16 minutes long, which is great if you like that sort of thing!!! My favourite track is the cover 'Boat On The River' which has a great rhythm to it. Musically this album is very similar to their previous album Southgate, but I put it slightly ahead of that album as the songs have more staying power (for me, at least)

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Between The Worlds


(2002)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Guitars - Florian Gottsleben
Bass - Geronimo Stade
Drums - Mike Pfluger
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

STUDIO ALBUM

Style: Blues Hard Rock

TRACKS:
1. "Beyond the Ocean" (1:55)
2. "A Step Between the Worlds" (7:18)
3. "Levy Your Soul From Hate" (4:51)
4. "Tales Of The Forgotten Dreams" (6:08)
5. "Angel Eyes" (5:23)
6. "Open Your Mind" (6:49)
7. "Storm II" [instrumental] (4:30)
8. "Until You Come Again" (5:51)
9. "Wings of Dawn" (5:58)
10. "Touch Of Your Love" (5:24)
11. "Burning Heart" (3:25)
12. "One Life Ends" (8:57)

Notes:

Score out of 5

My favourite album of 2002. Some of the tracks
aren't to my style but others are super fast and awesome. Mike writes a number of the songs lyrics and the christian message is clearer now than it's every been. Yet again Seventh Avenue get better, faster and tighter.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Eternals


(2004)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Guitars - Florian Gottsleben
Bass - Geronimo Stade
Drums - Mike Pfluger
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

STUDIO ALBUM

Style: Blues Hard Rock

TRACKS:
1. "Battle for Destinty" (1:13)
2. "Eternals" (6:19)
3. "Future Tale" (5:58)
4. "Raging Fire" (6:17)
5. "Juggler of Words" (6:04)
6. "Remission" (5:29)
7. "Infinite King" (5:40)
8. "Storm III" (3:25)
9. "Hunger for Life" (6:50)
10. "Heaven Can't Wait" (5:22)
11. "Voices" (5:10)
12. "Domination of Sin" (4:52)


Notes:

Score out of 5

My favourite album of 2004. Every track is a winner. The song writing has improved and the vocals of Herbie seem to work brilliantly. Guitars are impressive as always with some truly blistering solos inbetween the songs. Even though Between The Worlds was my favourite album of 2002, Eternals is a big improvement, as all the songs are memorable and catchy. Seventh Avenue are STILL the only band to improve with every album. I've seen many bands have great albums then poor albums, but none have improved every time. Seventh Avenue are the only one that has. There are some great hooks in this album, that'll keep the songs buzzing round your head for ages. My favourite song will probably have to be the last song "Domination Of Sin", but they are indeed all great songs.

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SEVENTH
AVENUE

Terium


(2008)
Musicians
Guitars - Herbie Langhans
Guitars - Florian Gottsleben
Bass - Markus Beck
Drums - Mike Pfluger
Vocals - Herbie Langhans

STUDIO ALBUM

Style: Blues Hard Rock

TRACKS:
1. "Under the Surface"
2. "Crowd in the Dark"
3. "Terium"
4. "Authorities"
5. "Future's Dawn"
6. "Brigther than the Sun"
7. "Needs"
8. "Two Masters"
9. "Hands of the King"
10. "Priests and Servants"
11. "Trail of Blood"
12. "Betrayal"
13. "Way to the Stars"
14. "Innocence"
15. "New Era"

Notes:

Score out of 5

Only time will tell if it's better than Eternals, but at present it feels like it is! I started listening to it and didn't press the skip button once! And that is quite an amazing feat for an album over 70 minutes long with 15 different tracks! For those who haven't heard of SA before, both this album and Eternals are the best places to start.
Terium is a concept based album which basically goes for the story of Jesus coming down from heaven, but this time it has a Sci Fi slant on it. It's all done very well and Mike who wrote all the lyrics proves yet again that he's the man for the job. Herbie concentrates on the music side of it, and like Eternals shows us that he knows how to write some stonking tunes! It's my album of 2008! Nothing can seemingly stop the SA advance! Long may they reign!!!!
My favourite song is incredibly tricky to decide, but at the moment it'll have to be either Futures Dawn or New Era, but when the songs are this good, I don't really care. Hey, they're all brilliant!
(and it seems to me that SA are STILL the only band to continually improve with each album.)

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