The name Michael Palace sure rings a bell for yours truly. I can’t put my finger on where I have heard that name before but it sounds very familiar. Some quick research (yes, I read the press release…) shows that Michael Palace has been working as a song writer for Frontiers Records and that he was involved in projects such as the Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) fronted First Signal also as a guitar player. He has also been involved in projects like Cry Of Dawn (with Göran Edman of Yngwie Malmsteen, Madison, Glory and a million other acts), Kryptonite (with Jacob Samuel from Poodles) and Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions) and he also fronted the now defunct Swedish melodic hard rock band Big Time. No wonder his name rang a bell. Since working close to the Frontiers label guys, it’s not that strange that they heard his demos and offered him a deal – according to Frontiers, the material was too strong not to sign him.