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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Masterplan announces “Time To Be King” vinyl reissue

Originally released 12 years ago, Masterplan’s epic, fourth studio album “Time To Be King”, long gone out of print, is finally back on stock! For the first time ever as coloured, red LP Gatefold, the re-release of this highly collectable vinyl edition is now available via the AFM Records store.

“We are very proud; that our Time To Be King album will be released in celebration of our 20th band anniversary“, guitarist and band mastermind Roland Grapow comments. “As a big vinyl fan, I am particularly very happy about it!”

“Time To Be King” was released on May 21st, 2010, after Masterplan’s original singer Jorn Lande rejoined forces with the band. The masters of their craft gained a new energy and were set to continue their impressive career from a place of strength. The Masterplan magic was back!

With a perfect combination of catchy and challenging songs, the band attracted the attention of the listener from start to finish. Epic, melodic, masterful songs full of beauty and grace; the result of extensive songwriting sessions, re-awakened by the old spirit, were all there to be counted! While the only LP edition was released on black vinyl back in the day, finally, Time To Be King is available as a red LP Gatefold reissue; a must have that belongs into every well-sorted power and melodic metal record collection! Furthermore, AFM Records also reissued the band’s second album, the pathbreaking “Aeronautics”. 

Looking to the future, Grapow reveals:

“Our new studio album is almost written, just the vocals and some lyrics are still missing. We will also release a live DVD soon, which was recorded in Gothenburg in 2003. We have already booked a few festivals for 2023 and hope to come back full force with Masterplan!”

Stay tuned for many more news and details to follow soon!