I think this is the first time that I am part of a musical news story that I’ve posted here on Rock And Roll, and I’m still sort of blown away by this.
Australian guitarist Graham Greene has just released a new single, and it was inspired by one of my short stories: ‘The Gates of Balawat’ from my science fiction short story collection ‘Odin’s Eye’. You can read more about it on Graham Greene’s Facebook page:
While every story in Odin’s Eye left an after-image, The Gates of Balawat stuck with me and became the catalyst (and title) for what was to become my new single. This is the first time that I have based a composition on a piece of literature, and I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
You can read my take on this over on my website:
I’ve been a fan of Graham’s work for years, and his instrumental rock and metal albums are often my go-to music while I’m writing. Releases like Gaia Rising, Down Devils Road, and last year’s jaw-droppingly good The Guitar Vinci Code are all superb, and I’m just floored that he’s written this track.
The single ‘The Gates of Balawat’ is available (or will soon be available) from CD Baby, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and Groove. Get all the details on Graham Greene’s official website. ‘Odin’s Eye’ is available from Amazon, Apple iBooks, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.
If you’re in Perth, you can check out Graham Greene and Graham Greene Band at The Boston on June 18th.
You can also see them in action in the video below.