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Articles Home » 2001 Articles » Kotsev, Nikolo - 2001 Nostradamus
Kotsev, Nikolo - 2001 Nostradamus

Nikolo Kotsev - author, producer, guitars; keyboards; violins, percussion
John Leven - bass
Mic Michaeli - keyboards, organ
Ian Haughland - drums

Vocal Cast:
Alannah Myles
Sass Jordan
Goran Edman
Glenn Hughes
Jorn Lande
Doogie White
Joe Lynn Turner as Nostradamus

We have been waiting for this one for a long time. It's taken a while, and we've seen the project develop as news and events surrounding it's progress were published on the Internet. This website even interviewed Nikolo back as far as February 2000, and now that it's out, all I can say is WOW! What a concept, and my how the integration of classical and modern day heavy rock has fused together so well. Nostradamus as a subject has fascinated myself and many people over the years, as it has Nikolo Kotsev. To put together a rock opera based on aspects of his life is not only brave, but inspirational in todays musical treadmill, very much like Nostradamus' life no doubt. Only a guy like Nikolo Kotsev and his merry band of players could pull off a project like this and go against the grain. Combined with a 35 piece Orchestra, the results are spectacular. With music encompassing two CD's, the various episodes of Nostradamus life which Kotsev thought would be interesting lyrically, have been converted into chapters of music, from his birthright through to his death. This is not a stop start collection of songs, but a throughput of music, which ebbs and flows throughout the chapters. In fact Act I is a prelude to his controversial years, while Act II drops us right into it. Act III covers off his more recent prophecies such as WWII, WWIII and the supposed end of the world. All interesting stuff, with a heavy melodic backdrop, both rock and classical, to boot.

The Songs
Focusing on the music and the cast for a moment.. Some of the choices are again inspired. Joe Lynn Turner makes a fine choice for the lead role, while Jorn Lande is particularly devilish in his role as The Inquisitor. The many bodies making up the Varna Orchestra (many of them unsung heroes) contribute greatly to the project, while the band made up of ex Europe members, are as tight as Kotsev can make them.

In Summary
If for whatever reason this piece of music eventually becomes a proper theatrical opera, I am sure it will be absolutely mindblowing. The concept is killer, as is the music, now all it needs is the wherewithall to get it onto the stage. How about it Nik? Meanwhile to all prospective buyers of this CD, do yourself a favor, get lost in a piece of history, and get absorbed in the tale that is Nostradamus.

URL: www.nostramusic.com

Track Listing:

Disc 1
01 Overture (instr)
02 Pieces Of A Dream
03 Desecration
04 Introduction
05 Home Again (instr)
06 Henriette
07 Caught Up In A Rush
08 The Eagle
09 Plague
10 Inquisition
11 The King Will Die
12 I Don't Believe
13 Try To Live Again

Disc 2
01 War Of Religion
02 The Inquisitors Rage
03 Chosen Man
04 World War II
05 World War III
06 Because Of You
07 The End Of The World
08 I'll Remember You

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#1 | dangerzone on January 14 2016 19:52:58
I wonder if Judas Priest were aware of this album when they conjured up their own Nostradamus flop.
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