[News] Arena to release live album “Lifian Tour MMXXII” and the remastered LP “Songs From The Lions Cage”

Legendary Progressive Rock band Arena to release live album “Lifian Tour MMXXII” and the remastered LP “Songs From The Lions Cage.”

The band states on their official Facebook page:

Following one of our best-received tours to date, it’s our pleasure to announce Arena’s new live album: LIFIAN. 2022’s acclaimed European tour mixed and mastered by our very own John Mitchell; with nineteen tracks of greatest-hits and new fan-favourites, each three-leaf album contains two discs and a twenty-four page booklet bursting with pictures from the band and crew, behind-the-scenes and concert photography. Featuring Damian Wilson, John Mitchell, Kylan Amos, Clive Nolan and Mick Pointer.

Available to pre-order now for early arrival on CD here: https://www.arenaband.co.uk/product/lifian-tour-mmxxii-digipack/

Alternatively, Lifian will be on sale from the merch stand at all concerts this coming Autumn in Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. Tickets are in high demand and with only five dates this year, should be booked early to avoid disappointment. These are also available through the website.



Time Capsule
Bedlam Fayre
How Did It Come To This?
The Butterfly Man
Paradise Of Thieves
The Equation
A Crack In The Ice
A State Of Grace
The Ghost Walks
Life Goes On


(Don’t Forget To) Breathe
The Tinder box
The Visitor
Enemy Without
Crying For Help VII

Arena to release the Opaque Yellow Vinyl for their 1995 album “Songs From The Lions Cage.”

1995 is the year it all begins. The first album of Arena was released, featuring Clive Nolan (keyboards) and Mick Pointer (drums), with Cliff Orsi (bass), Keith More (guitar) and John Carson (vocals). This excellent piece of work entitled “Songs From The Lions Cage” and released on Arena’s own Verglas label, is very well received and a new Progressive Rock legend has been born.

A few critics react by saying that Arena clearly reflects shades of a Fish-era-Marillion, with Mick (ex-Marillion) on drums and a vocalist whose voice resembles elements of Fish’s voice. However, the music is vibrant and fresh, and the album contains instant classics like Jericho, the epic Solomon and the emotional Crying For Help IV. Typical for the album are the short instrumental interludes (the Crying For Help-series) that separate the non-instrumental tracks: a format that returns on their next album.

Originally Released in 1995
Sleeve Design and Artwork by John Gosler

The band states on their official Facebook page:

As if one new release wasn’t enough for the day, Arena is delighted to present for the first time – Songs From The Lions Cage, remastered and finally on vinyl. After 28 years of waiting (sorry about that), we’re pleased to offer a very limited pressing of only 500 copies. Gatefold sleeve with 2x180g opaque yellow vinyl discs.

To make sure you get yours, Pre-Order today at https://www.arenaband.co.uk/product/songs-from-the-lions-cage-vinyl/

Double gatefold 2xdiscs in yellow 180g vinyl
Full colour artwork with stiff cardboard inner sleeves
Remastered by John Mitchell


Out of the wilderness
Crying for help I
Valley of the kings


Crying for help II
Crying for help III
Midas Vision


Crying for help IV



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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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