U.S. Progressive Metallers THOUGHT CHAMBER are finally back with a new release, following up on their acclaimed debut album "Angular Perceptions" from 2007. Their sophomore album "Psykerion" will be released on September 16th, 2013 in Europe and on October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
A first audio sample from the new "Psykerion" album can be heard now via a static video launched on the website of UK's Prog Magazine. Check out a full stream of the track "Transcend" here:
THOUGHT CHAMBER's mastermind Michael Harris checked in to comment the track as follows:
"Musically, "Transcend" kind of epitomizes what Thought Chamber does: lots of melody while getting our "chops" in. And we exploit a lot of styles in it, from metal to acoustic to fusion. Lyrically, Avakus' mind has been awakened and inspired by this voyage to "Psykerion", and he gets philosophical about what makes humans "tick", from instinct to ego to the drive to succeed."
The album's tracklisting reads as follows:
THOUGHT CHAMBER - "Psykerion"
3. Psykerion: The Question
4. In the Words of Avakus
5. Light Year Time
7. The Black Hole Lounge
8. Circuits of O.D.D.
9. Behind the Eyes of Ikk
10. Isle of Bizen
11. Xyrethius II
13. Breath of Life
15. Planet Qwinkle
16. Inner Peace
The first pressing European CD edition of "Psykerion" will come with an O-Card packaging
and two additional bonus tracks.
Next to guitarist and composer Michael Harris as well as vocalist Ted Leonard (also in Enchant, Spock's Beard and Affector), THOUGHT CHAMBER's ranks of skilled players now also feature Bill Jenkins (also in Enchant) on keyboards, Jeff Plant on bass and Mike Haid on drums.
"Psykerion" contains 16 tracks / 64 minutes of superb true progressive metal with a technical sci-fi twist, likely to appeal to fans of Dream Theater, Yes, Rush or Planet X. The album's cover artwork, which can be seen above, was designed by John E. Holland / MistyMountainGraphics.com. The album was recorded in various locations between 2012 and 2013 and finally mixed and mastered by Tom Size (Y&T, Aerosmith, Mr. Big, Enchant) at Tomland Studios, Pacheco, CA.
More details about "Psykerion" will follow in the coming weeks...
THOUGHT CHAMBER Line-Up:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals
Michael Harris - Guitars, keyboards, harmony vocals
Jeff Plant - Bass
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards
Mike Haid - Drums
THOUGHT CHAMBER Online: https://www.facebook.com/ThoughtChamber
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