The debut album by Next To None, "A Light in the Dark" is out today, June 29th on InsideOut Music. The album features 9 songs of intense Progressive metal with Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.
The album is already receiving great reviews:
"It's not brilliant because of someone having a famous father. It's brilliant because it's just about the best Prog Metal album released so far this year, and on so many levels that is incredible." Maximum Volume Music, 9.5/10
"If you want something to bang your head to, this is it." The Prog Report
Get the album here:
Radiant Records: http://tinyurl.com/mua9j9bÂ Â
The band just released a lyric video for the album's epic closer "Blood On My Hands."
Vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Cuce had this to say about the track:
"At the time [I wrote the lyrics] it seemed like every day there was a different person going crazy somewhere and shooting up a building or whatever, and I would ask my self 'Why does this keep happening? What was that person thinking? What led them to do this?' So I tried to put myself in this person's head. I created a character and started from the aftermath of the event, which is where we first hear about it in the news." Of the song's extended arrangement, he says, "It took us months to write this song and then months to learn it. We had a big dry erase board that we used to chart out all the parts with the time signatures until we had them memorized."
You can see the lyric video here:
You can also listen to a stream of the track 'You Are Not Me' here:
Check out Next To None's EPK video here:
'A Light in the Dark' also features guest appearances on the track "A Lonely Walk" from Bumblefoot on guitar (Guns N Roses) and Prog legend Neal Morse on Mellotron.
'A Light in the Dark' tracklist:
1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
4. A Lonely Walk
7. Social Anxiety
9. Blood On My Hands
Digital-only bonus tracks:
10. Fortune Cookie
Next To None online:
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