"Touchstone are proud and highly honoured to announce that the internationally-renowned actor Jeremy Irons is making a very special guest appearance on our new album, Wintercoast, due for release around the end of May.
"Jeremy Irons has won a raft of high profile awards, including an Academy Award? (Oscar) for Best Actor, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, among others. He also won an Annie Award for voice acting in The Lion King. He is shortly due to appear at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, having returned after 25 years, co-starring with Joan Allen in a new play Impressionism, written by Michael Jacobs.
"In addition to this very special appearance, we also have another special guest appearance by multi award winning guitarist John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Arena, Kino etc) who has yet again contributed a stunning guitar solo to our album.
"More details will be released closer to album launch.
"To tie in with this announcement, we are also pleased to announce that you can now pre-order Touchstone?s new album Wintercoast by clicking the link on the home page www.touchstonemusic.co.uk and not only will you receive the album some weeks before it hits the shops and online outlets, but you will also receive a limited-edition print which will include album artwork and narrative, autographed by the band.
"Please note numbers are strictly limited.
"The cost including post and packing:
UK only - ?10.99
EU only - ?11.99
Rest of the World ?please email Lycan Media at info (at) lycanmedia.co.uk ? our intention is to ensure that P&P charges are kept to a fair minimum.
Payments will be required in GBP sterling, please.
"You can pay via:
PayPal/Credit card/Debit card: Access the following Lycan Media link homepage.ntlworld.com/corky.h/touchstone.htm
Cheque: Please send a cheque made payable to ?C. Hughes? to:
Lycan Media Group
34 Croft Street
"Please also write your mail address on the reverse of the cheque, so we know where to send your album.
"If you have any questions about making payment for the album, please do not hesitate to contact Lycan Media ? they will be only too pleased to help.
"There is now a small taster up on our MySpace site: www.myspace.com/touchstonemusicuk.
Thank you all once again, as always, for your continued support of our band, it really is much appreciated. We're sure you're going to love our new album!"
Touchstone are the Sunday, May 3, openers for RoSFest 2009 -ed.