The Danish jazz-rock legend Secret Oyster has recently reformed and played at the NEARFest festival, which took place in Bethlehem, Pa, USA, on June 22, 2007. The band's current lineup is as follows: Karsten Vogel (saxophones & keyboards, the founder of both Secret Oyster and Burnin Red Ivanhoe), Claus Bohling (guitars, Secret Oyster), Ole Streenberg (drums, Secret Oyster), Assi Roar (bass, Burnin Red Ivanhoe) and Daniel Fridell (keyboards). Next in turn is Secret Oyster's tour in Denmark and Sweden. Short Bio: Secret Oyster was founded in 1972 by Karsten Vogel. One of the most successful Scandinavian bands back in the '70s, Secret Oyster had a very good reputation on the international prog rock scene. They played more than a hundred concerts a year at that time and toured with Herbie Hancock, Captain Beefheart, Weather Report and Shakti, among others. The legendary status of the group since its break-up in 1977 was the reason why the American record label Laser's Edge Records two years ago began re-issuing all their albums, namely "Secret Oyster" (1973), "Sea Son" (1974), "Vidunderlige Kaelling" (1975) and "Straight to the Krankenhaus" (1976). The first three CDs are already available, and the fourth one is scheduled for release in September.
Torman Maxt has just released their new CD entitled "The Problem of Pain: Part 1". This is the first of a two-album set and is a rock opera based upon the book of Job from the Old Testament that investigates why God allows evil and human suffering on earth. Most of Part 2 is already recorded and is committed to a 2008 release.
"The Divine Tree" is the forth album by Norwegian veterans Lucifer Was. It consists of six numbers, ranging in time from five to close to eleven minutes. The music is at the same time both weird and normal, and makes for an accessible, but still challenging, listening pleasure. It's progressive, cathedral, heavy, bluesy and melodic. This album is oddly weird, oddly normal! The Lucifer Was trademarks, screaming guitars, the flutes, occasional mellotron and Jon Ruders enchanting vocals, are all present. This time the band also features a lot of the B3 Hammond organ, and it works perfectly in this setting. "The Divine Tree" is a challenging album with some intriguing lyrics of heaven and hell that leaves a lot for the imagination. An album for all, who like good music.
Legacy Records is proud to present the 20th Anniversary reissue of Joe Satriani's "Surfing With the Alien" in stores August 7th! "Surfing with the Alien" was the album that ignited Joe Satriani's career as a solo performer. The acclaimed guitarist's second full-length release, "Surfing with the Alien" was originally issued in October 1987 on Relativity Records. It became a leftfield bestseller that reached No. 29 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified Platinum for US sales of over one million copies. It was the first rock guitar instrumental album to reach Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. It includes the charting hits Satch Boogie and Surfing With The Alien, plus the Grammy-nominated Always With Me, Always With You. "Surfing with the Alien" launched Satriani on an ever-evolving creative path: eighteen further audio and video releases (nine of them certified gold and/or platinum) totaling over 10 million albums sold worldwide, fourteen Grammy Award nominations, and multiple world tours both as a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. On August 7th, 2007, Epic/Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking album with the release of a new expanded edition of "Surfing with the Alien". This meticulously restored two-disc set includes the newly remastered album and a previously never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988. It will also feature new liner notes written by Joe and special deluxe packaging featuring photos, notes and other memorabilia from Joe's personal archive.
It has been a long journey since Dutch progressive metal band Cirrha Niva began writing songs for a new album. Since their latest album "Liaison De La Morte" (a rock opera, released in 2001) the band had their share of problems. When the "Liaison De La Morte" Tour ended in 2002, they immediately started working on new ideas. Halfway 2003 band members Liselotte Hegt (bass & vocals) and Rommert van der Meer (guitar) left the band. It wasn't until 2004 that the band found new musicians to replace them. With Carlo Heefer on guitar and Daniel Huijben on bass guitar, the band kicked off 2004. They continued writing songs, but faced difficulties with the vocal melodies. In 2006 it became clear that singer Arnold and the band were having musical differences. Although they tried to resolve whatever the problem was, it was inevitable that Arnold was leaving the band. Arnold has been Cirrha Niva's vocalist since 1998. After 2 months of searching, the band has found a new vocalist to replace the recently departed Arnold. The new singer's name is Legrand and he did an amazing 5-song audition. He learned the songs in only a few weeks and was very convincing while performing for and with the band. The minute they started playing the first song, it felt so good that the band offered Legrand the job right after the audition. Luckily Cirrha Niva has found a great new singer in Legrand and with him they hope to start recording a new album by the end of this year. Besides, the band has recently written some more new songs which still needs to have vocal melodies and lyrics.
Aziola Cry is an instrumental trio from Chicago consisting of Chapman Stick, guitar, and drums. They have just released their new EP, "Ghost Conversations", - a follow up to the band's successful debut album "Ellipsis". The numerous time-signature changes and moody tempo shifts in their sometimes ambient, metal-infused compositions are all part of the overall goal of telling a story through music.
Norwegian progressive hard rock band POB (Pedestrians of Blue) has just released their debut CD "Crossing Over". This is a concept album, with the sound combining the band's own vision of heavy progressive music and their influences, namely Queensryche, Toto and Black Sabbath. The album has been mixed by Daniel Flores (Mind's Eye) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Masterplan, Nightwish). Tracklist: Father & Son / Promises / The Garden / Where the Rain Falls / Crossing Over / The Line / World of Things / The Other Side / How Much More Than a Dream / The Altar of Love / Why / Out of the Rain.
There are some changes in the lineup of SBB. The group's founders, Jozef Skrzek and Apostolis Anthimos, are now joined by Gabor Nemeth, who is known for his work with Hungarian bands Scorpio and P Mobil. Next month the trio will enter Zbigniew Preisner's studio to record material for their new studio album. A follow-up to the "New Century" album from 2005, it is scheduled for release in October.
Graveyard is at the moment in the final stages of finishing their upcoming debut CD "Last Supper" on Record Heaven / Transubstans (August). The album will offer some very fine heavy psychedelic 70's influenced hard rock.
Oresund Space Collective will release their third album "The Black Tomato" in August.
Burning Savious, another great 70's doom / hard rock band, has signed a contract with Transubstans and will release an album (TBA) during the autumn. Expect some amazing music in the vein of early Pentagram, Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull.
Track list (DVD): 1. Scent of Death, 2. Haunting the Obscure, 3. Mental Pictures, 4. Destiny Falls to Ruin, 5. Sightless, 6. 9th Day, 7. Phantoms, 8. Is There, 9. Pawns of Anger, 10. Waiting For the Light, 11. Days of Prayer, 12. Falling; Bonus video: 1. Live at On the Rocks 1992,
Live at Joe's Garage 1987.
Zappa Plays Zappa, the concert experience that brings the music of the late Frank Zappa to the stage, under the direction of Dweezil Zappa, will this summer again embark on a North American tour. The tour starts July 18 at Winnipeg's Centennial Hall with a total of 30 performance dates set for the tour's first leg, which concludes in Los Angeles at the end of August. Following a break, Zappa Plays Zappa embarks on a 17 city European tour including dates in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In concept and performance, Zappa Plays Zappa offers audiences an opportunity to spend an evening with Frank Zappa's music, performed meticulously by a group of topflight musicians who have been schooled in its subtleties. Far from a "tribute band", Zappa Plays Zappa is more of a vehicle that underscores the compositional genius of Frank Zappa much as a symphony orchestra would perform pieces by a master composer. Nate Chenen, writing about Zappa Plays Zappa in the New York Times, recognized this when he wrote that the show fully realized Dweezil's intent for it to be "an argument for Frank Zappa's legitimacy as a composer".
Frank Zappa died in 1993 after a career that saw him record over 80 albums. Today, the younger Zappa and his band mates are taking full advantage of the wealth and breadth of the material contained therein. "What we're preparing to do for this tour is perhaps even more complex than what we did on the first tour", says Dweezil. "Last year we learned about 40 songs from a very popular period of Frank's career and this year we will be learning about 30 more new ones that are somewhat more obscure. The tour will include material from "We're Only In It For The Money", "Absolutely Free", "Weasels Ripped My Flesh", "Joe's Garage", "You Are What You Is", "The Yellow Shark" and much more, including orchestral works". Frank Zappa will be, quite literally, visible during the Zappa Plays Zappa concerts. Large screen video of Zappa will be accompanied musically by the band enabling concert goers who might never had the opportunity to see Frank Zappa on stage in person to have this experience first-hand. Dweezil will rotate Frank Zappa video performances over the course of the tour.
The band Dweezil (lead guitar) has assembled for this year's Zappa Plays Zappa is composed of veterans of last year's tour including Joe Travers (drums), Billy Hulting (percussion), Scheila Gonzalez (keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Aaron Arntz (keyboards/trumpet), Peter Griffin (bass) and Jaime Kime (rhythm guitar). Joining the tour this year is Ray White, the vocalist who toured and recorded with Frank Zappa during the period of such albums as "Tinsel Town Rebellion," "You Are What You Is" and "Zappa in New York" (his is the lead vocal on beloved song "The Illinois Enema Bandit"). Dweezil is also working on bringing Zappa Plays Zappa into the home with a feature length performance DVD that documents the 2006 tour. It is expected to be released early this summer, concurrent with the 2007 tour.
Zappa Plays Zappa is an undertaking with a higher purpose in mind beyond filling seats with concert goers. Dweezil Zappa explains, "I think my Dad's music deserves to be heard by a wider audience. I really think he's been misunderstood for far too long, which brings me back to why I'm doing this: I'm so in awe of his accomplishments and want more and more people to know about him, and I think the best way for people to first discover his music is on a visceral level in a live situation. I think you have to be confronted with the complexity and the beautiful subtlety of all of it to fully appreciate the artistry of it".
18 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Centennial Concert Hall
19 - Detroit Lakes, MN - 10,000 Lakes Festival
20 - Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House
21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
22 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
24 - Cincinnati, OH - Moonlite Gardens
25 - Erie, PA - Warner Theatre
26 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
27 - Detroit, MI - Meadow Brook Festival
28 - Cleveland, OH - Cain Park
30 - Toronto, Ontario - Hummingbird
31 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
1 - Quebec City, Quebec - Albert Rousseau Hall
2 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
4 - Boston, MA - Fleet Boston Pavilion
5 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
6 - Westbury, NY - North Fork Theatre at Westbury
8 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9 - Baltimore, MA - Ram's Head Tavern
10 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
11 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
15 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
16 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Theatre
17 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
20 - Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theatre
21 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
23 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
25 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
26 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Koncerthus
27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - New Melkweg
29 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Le Fri-Son
30 - Munich, Germany Circus Krone
1 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
3 - Stuttgart, Germany - Beethovensaal
4 - Erfurt, Germany - Messehalle
5 - Paris, France - Grand Rex
6 - Antwerp, Belgium - Elisabeth Hall
8 - Arhus, Denmark - The Music House
9 - Stavanger, Norway - Koncerthus
10 - Bergen, Norway - Peer Gynt
12 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
13 - Lund, Sweden - Olympen
14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
The Delta Saxophone Quartet (UK) - "Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening"
The Delta Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1984. The group aims to present British and international new music in a dynamic and thought provoking way. A sample of its repertoire may include works by Gavin Bryars, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen or jazz composer Mike Westbrook to re-workings from the 70's Jazz/Rock group The Soft Machine. The quartet has performed widely within the United Kingdom and overseas including in 2002, a groundbreaking tour of Uzbekistan, performing in Tashkent, Ferghana (the first overseas group to perform there for 25 years) and Samarkand. This led to the commissioning of three works by Uzbek composers for the quartet and subsequently to a second visit to Tashkent, performing at the Ilkhom Music Festival in April 2005. The quartet has undertaken two tours of Taiwan, the second during 2003 and has also performed in Russia (Moscow), Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. The British Council has supported the DSQ in Taiwan, China, Italy and Uzbekistan. UK Festival performances include, Huddersfield, Brighton, Meltdown (RFH London), London 'Oris' Jazz Festival, Bradford, Almeida, plus workshop residencies in Aberdeen, Nottingham, Wavendon, Brandenburg,St Poelten and Catania. In September 2005 the quartet performed in Beijing, China, as part of the EU/China trade celebrations. The quartet performed for over 1,000 people at the Europe Street venue plus an informal evening at the British Ambassador's residency. This trip was sponsored by the British Council. To end the year of 2005 with a bang, the quartet was invited to perform at Classic FM's Chiller Cabinet Christmas party at the hip Notting Hill Arts Club, London. Over a number of years the DSQ has developed its own innovative educational and outreach programme, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to share in the experience of group improvisation and composition. The workshops have been much in demand, recent projects include a week long residency in Brandenburg, Germany and a compositional project with music conservatoire students in Catania, Sicily. The DSQ is currently ensemble in residence at Kingston University in West London, where the professional work of the quartet is combined with creating and performing works by students, leading classes and directing workshops dealing with all aspects of musical performance and interpretation. As part of its work there the quartet has performed at The Albert Hall and the Barbican hall in London plus the Kingston Jazz Futures Festival and Autumn Festival. In the autumn of 2006 this residency was extended to the summer of 2008. In the spring of 2006 the quartet presented quartets by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Steve Reich as part of their 70th anniversary years plus the world premiere of Steve Goss's Uneasy Dreams, which will be recorded for release later in 2007. January 2007 was a busy month for the quartet with its association with Etnafest in Italy continuing with a three day creative workshop followed by the workshop performance, two special Italian Etnafest commissions plus the new Delta Sax Qt project which features the spirit and music of the Soft Machine - Dedicated to you but you weren't listening with Hugh Hopper as their special guest. In summer 2007 the quartet is set to release its fourth CD titled "Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening". Via the quartet's extensive International contacts, composers from Berlin,Tokyo and the UK (Steve Martland, Udo Agnesens, Paul Englishby, Morgan Fisher, Issie Barratt and Barbara Thompson- to name a few), will be adding an exciting mix to what should be another evocative release from the Deltas. As part of its commitment to British new music and in celebration of its Kingston Connection,an album of 6 world premieres featuring the in-house composers at Kingston University will be recorded In the summer of 2007. In the autumn of 2007 the quartet will run a creative workshop with the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Netherlands. Performances of "Dedicated For You But You Weren"t Listening" are scheduled for Milan (+3 day workshop), London, Stafford (+workshop), Bristol (+workshop), and Southend with others under discussion. Plans for 2008 see the start of work on a new saxophone quartet commission from Mike Westbrook for quartet and jazz vocalist (funded by Kingston University) and the possibility of a Delta commission from the UK composer Fraser Trainer.
Ian Parry Consortium (USA) - "Children of Tomorrow"
Ian Parry - "Visions"
ProgRock Records is proud to announce the signing of producer/vocalist Ian Parry for both his solo album "Visions" and his forth Consortium Project offering "Children of Tomorrow". Unlike previous albums C IV is a more diverse rock metal production with progressive elements reminiscent of Ian's earlier productions. Ian has
spent more than a year on this epic, co-producing, writing, recording and mixing with colleague Elegy keyboard player Joshua Dutrieux. As on the previous Consortium 3 album, the songwriting has been shared with Joshua and Ian plus contributions from newcomer to the
Consortium family, drummer Ivar De Graaf (ex-Within Temptation). Ian plans to put the Consortium show on the road later in 2007, as a prelude to an Elegy reunion. Also as an extra special item for the fans Ian is in the process of filming a video clip. The track for the clip from C IV will be "Enigma". The full line-up of Consortium Project 4 is: Ian Parry on vocals; Joshua Dutrieux on keyboards; Ivar De Graaf on drums; and Henk Van Der Laars (Elegy guitarist) on additional guitars. Ian has shared some of the lead vocals with newcomer Erna Auf Der Haar female vocals and additional choirs by Judith Rijnveld (C3 and lead vocalist from the newly formed Dutch band Kingfisher Sky). Special guest Lou St.Paul (Winter's Bane) adds guitars to the project as well. "Children of Tomorrow" and "Visions" are the ProgRock Records debut release from Consortium Project and Ian Parry. They can be found here. The album is available for immediate order and will ship in late June and be available at your favorite brick and mortar retailer on July 31, 2007. Presales are discounted $2 on the ProgRock Records site until the album starts shipping.
Franck Balestracci's second album, "Modified Reality", well reflects its maker's very personal approach to music. Structurally complex, this recording develops contrasts at different levels, where each new level is announced by a short transition piece that brings the listener to a new horizon. Here, Franck continues to pursue his investigations, interpreting the world of today with sounds. His music doesn't separate us from reality; it just modifies it. This way, reality appears to be a successive wave of images, a picture made of sounds that never stop to modify themselves. The contribution of the three guest musicians (see above), all of whom are inseparably linked with the work of both Univers Zero and Present (founders of the Belgian RIO school!), gives a new color and, sometimes, even a new direction to the music. No doubt, Franck's talent has grown since his first album and reached a new level.
You can now buy all Carbon 7 Records CDs directly from the label's website.
Clandestine Music are proud to be able to offer the new solo album from Devin Townsend, who recently decided to put Strapping Young Lad on indefinite hold while he focuses on his solo career. His first subsequent release, "Ziltoid The Omniscient" is the kind of mind-bending conceptual record that only Townsend could possible create, let alone realize, about a fourth dimensional all-knowing alien named Ziltoid who gives the earth an ultimatum: provide me with your best cup of coffee, or be destroyed! The material, however, contains all the distinct trademark Townsend elements that have been present throughout Strapping Young Lad and his other projects (Ocean Machine, Physicist, Terria and the Devin Townsend Band), namely grand, orchestrated metal epics, mixing in waves of melodies and vocal choirs, moments both extreme and subdued, and giving any listener with headphones more than their money's worth. Townsend is a consummate musician and performed the guitars, bass and vocals himself, and utilized the Drumkit From Hell (DKH) program designed by Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal to give the album its significant punch.
"Ziltoid The Omniscient" (53:46) track-listing: 1. ZTO, 2. By Your Command, 3. Ziltoidia Attaxx, 4. Solar Winds, 5. Hyperdrive, 6. N9, 7. Planet Smasher, 8. Omnidimensional Creator, 9. Colour Your World, 10. The Greys, 11. Tall Latte.
The bonus DVD contains: Don't Know Why (audio song), Travelling Salesman (audio song - making-of), 5 Ziltoid featurettes and a Devin Townsend instructional guitar video.
The very talented Dutch newcomers Another Messiah are about to release their debut album "Dark Dreams, My Child". A mixture of atmospheric doom and death metal that draws comparisons to the likes of Amorphis, Opeth, with the heaviness of vintage Moonspell and Tiamat.
Kosmos (Canada) - "Kosmos" (Psychedelic Space Rock)
Winds (Norway) - "Prominence and Demise" (Prog-Metal)
Release date for Kosmos eponymous debut CD pushed back to September 4th, 2007. This Canadian prog/psych quartet, which features Voivod's Michel 'Away' Langevin on drums, is rounded out by guitarist Jetphil (Paradise), bassist Vincent Peake (Groovy Aardvark/Grim Skunk) and keyboardist Alex Crow. Says Langevin about Kosmos: "We're a progrock collective from Montreal and we're influenced by the 70's Krautrock scene and avant-garde music". The 12 tracks found on "Kosmos" offer journeys through cosmic prog psychedelia, a spaceship built for fans of Hawkwind, Amon Duul II, Zombi and Monster Magnet. Kosmos bio (coming from Michel): Our cosmological investigations have always ended with the same hypothesis: there must be a self-causing prime mover. If this is true of our world, then it is even truer for the world of Kosmos, where our prime mover is a synthesis of one idea, and four single-minded musicians. The idea first appeared as ideas usually do: nascent and uncertain, yet brimming with potential. With the meticulous working and re-working of the project, the idea became a reality of post-punk melodies and 70's Kraut-rock, which thereby allowed the musical landscape of Kosmos to stretch its evolutionary goal toward the stars. The band formed as bands usually do: a friend, a roommate, another friend. But this equation was unique in one crucial aspect - all four musicians had been around the musical block more than a few times and met at the corner of Gong street and Amon Duul 2 avenue with the resolute conviction to form an innovative band where fantasy has a chance at reality in the Kosmos. The band is comprised of Michel Langevin, a founding member of the internationally renowned and legendary Voivod, which already occupies an indispensable place in music history, JetPhil also known as the flamboyant member of Paradise, who delivers atmospheric and sensitive guitar playing on the album, Vincent Peake, a founding member of Groovy Aardvark and current member of Quebec punk pioneers Grim Skunk, and Alex Crow, the multi-talented guitar player in some of Montreal's most important rock bands, completes the group by offering beautiful and elegant keyboard playing. Contributions by notable musicians such as Xavier Cafeine and Lucien Francoeur deepen the album's already sensitive and profound textures. Although the four artists have their respective accolades, with Kosmos they desired more than to be considered four recognized members from other bands. They were determined to write an album, which represents their particular musical interests as one united, interwoven entity infused with transcendent spirit. The product was the eponymous album Kosmos, slated for international release on The End Records by fall 2007. It is a sincere album, bearing a clear and simple message: This is Kosmos. Welcome to our universe.
Norway's classical/progressive metal supergroup Winds will release their anticipated new album, entitled "Prominence and Demise", on September 4th 2007 via "The End Records. On this their new opus, the four talented musicians of Winds - vocalist Lars E. Si (Age of Silence), guitarist Carl August Tidemann (Tritonus, ex. Arcturus), drummer Jan Axel von Blomberg (Arcturus, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir) and keyboardist Andy Winter (Age of Silence, Sculptured, ex. Subterranean Masquerade) - have explored new ideas to help strengthen and further develop their unique music. "Prominence and Demise" took three years to record, and the band has utilized all their talents and perseverance to bring their musical creativity to new heights. For the first time ever, the band was also joined by several respected guests - Agnete M. Kirkevaag (Madder Mortem), Lars Nedland (Borknagar, Solefald), Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, ex. Bloodbath) and Oystein Moe (ex. Tritonus, Ulver) - who have each brought their own artistic touch to the album. The band has yet again recorded with musicians from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Andre Orvik (violin), Vegard Johnsen (violin), Dorthe Dreier (viola) and Hans Josef Groh (cello)) for this release. The beautiful cover art that adorns the album and captures the album's magnificent momentum was created by none other than renowned cover artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Amorphis, Devin Townsend), who has been collaborating with Winds on all of their artwork since their first full-length album. "Prominence and Demise" is easily the most complex recording experience of this established band's near 10 year long career. Winds is a band known for their eloquent classical passages and virtuoso guitar work, and the new album provides the listener with bold arrangements, lengthier songs, powerful vocals and an edgier sound.
Capharnaum (Canada) - "Le Soleil Est Une Bombe Atomique"
Hamadryad (Canada) - "Live in France"
Junk Farm (Germany) - "Ugly Little Thing"
Best selling Unicorn Digital artist Hamadryad is back with their first live CD, "Live in France" , recorded during their appearance at the Crescendo Festival-2006 in France. The CD is produced by Michel St-Pere and Hamadryad and contains 12 songs (from the band's first CD "Conservation of Mass" and its follow-up "Safe in Conformity").
Capharnaum was founded in the Quebec City area in 1991. According to the musicians, the title of their new album, "Lesoleilestunebombeatomique", reflects a sense of both danger and hope that they are trying to communicate whenever they play together, compose or perform live. It is slightly demented heavy music with a touch of prog and a lot of rhythms. The instruments come together as a machine, a motor to push forward and have the audience experience.
Junk Farm, who call themselves "Fusion-Trio-From-Hell", was founded in 2001 by keyboardist Berthold Fehmer and guitarist Benjamin Schippritt. Drummer Michael Sticken joined the guys a few months later. Junk Farm combines Jazz and Funk with heavy metal riffs, alternating melodies and dissonant harmonies. "Ugly Little Thing" is their first output.