Band recently inked a deal with the Los Angeles based label Cleopatra Records
With just five years of career and one album released, the Brazilian
prog rock/metal band IMAGERY already has much to be proud of.
In march of last year, they did the opening-act show for FOCUS, the
progressive rock worldwide legend.
The Inner Journey, its debut album, was nominated as "Best Heavy Metal
Album from 2012" for "Premio Dynamite", the most important prize of
the Brazilian independent music scene.
The debut was very well received by the entire Brazilian press and got
maximum rate in some magazines and sites, among them, Rock On Stage.
They declared that IMAGERY "owes nothing to bands like Dream Theater
and Fates Warning in terms of quality".
Among these and other achievements, perhaps the most important was the
already announced signing of a distribution deal with the american
label Cleopatra Records that now will make available the album The
Inner Journey for North America, Europe and Asia.
The album arrives in stores from these three continents on November, 19th.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Cleopatra Records is for 20 years in
the music industry and is one of the biggest references in the prog
rock camp. Legendary progressive bands like Tangerine Dream, Hawkwind
and Nektar are also on the roster of the label.
Brian Perera, president of Cleopatra Records, wrote recently a
statement where he explains why they did decide to offer IMAGERY a
"Imagery skillfully mixes classic progressive rock with modern heavy
metal. It's been awhile since we've come across a new band that can
seamlessly blend genres. After years of working with prog masters
Billy Sherwood, Nektar and Brainticket we see potential in the band
and would like to help them expand into the major markets of North
America, Europe, and Japan".
IMAGERY is currently formed by Joceir Bertoni (vocal/guitar), Ricardo
Fanucchi (bass), Bruno Pamplona (drums) andHenrique Loureiro
The band has also launched its first video clip for the song "Start
The War": http://youtu.be/hHrpSPFaZ2Y
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