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Baltimore, MD - USA based progressive rock and metal band Odin's Court's announced a crowd sourcing campaign to release 2 albums: Deathanity (R3) and Turtles All the Way Down Vol, II. Deathanity (R3) is a "reboot" of the original ProgRock Records album released in 2008, consisting of a remix (original recording), new recording (e.g., vocals), and a re-master. Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues the concept started in 2015's album by the same name.
Rewards for campaign backers include CDs, digital releases, shirts, signed drum heads, vinyl banners, coasters, picks, an invitation to a listening party, and more. Samples and more details may be found at the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/odinscourt/odins-court-deathanity-reboot-and-turtles-ii
By launching this crowd sourcing campaign, the band wishes to continue the momentum gained from the positive press received on their latest album Turtles All the Way Down (2015):
"Odin's Court has quietly become one of the best bands in the American Progressive Rock scene, and this album is a perfect example of why that is the case." – Hard Rock Haven
"Terrific melodic prog/metal that gets better with every listen!" – USA Progressive Music
"The strengths are undoubtedly the singing, orchestration, and the work on the guitars. It is highly recommended listening!" – MusicInBelguim.Net
Band leader Matt Brookins commented on the decision to revisit Deathanity: "This was an important album to the band – we worked hard independently, and then shopped it to labels. It was picked up by ProgRock Records (2008), and to date remains our best selling and most popular release. While we were, and still are, proud of what we did, there are some factors that made us want to revisit and improve the quality of the album…mainly, the addition of Dimetrius LaFavors (lead vocals), but also my improvements as an engineer and producer. Additionally, the concept of the album is becoming increasingly important in today's world, so hopefully we will reach even more ears with this re-release. Stylistically, this album is heavy, progressive, and artsy."
Deathanity was well received when originally released:
"There's wonderful variety from section to section, the instrumentation and the songwriting are clearly the album's strengths." – Sea of Tranquility
"The sound of the group is quite personal with a lot of quality, and fantastic production for their music, very pleasant to the ear, nothing strident, with guitars and smooth refining where all instruments are in a place where you can distinguish each of them with complete ease." – Hall of Metal
"Matt Brookins has succeeded in serving a fantastic album to the inclined listener. From the first minute until the last there is insanely much to discover, and the protagonists are true masters of their instruments." – Rock Times
Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues where the last album left off, exploring the concept of infinite regression and individuals' methods of finding their place and coping in such a vast universe. Brookins comments: "The creation of 2015's album was therapeutic to me. I was so enthusiastic about the concept, that I ended up writing two albums worth of music and lyrics. While we discussed putting out a double album, our financial situation and time constraints prohibited it at the time. Rather than letting these 'extra' songs go unheard, we thought it would be nice to complete them. While some songs didn't make the final cut, many did – and I wrote some new ones as well. We also have a couple of alternate versions of songs from the 2015 album. Stylistically, this album strikes me as a bit AOR with a hard edge."
Matt Brookins – Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist
Rick Pierpont – Guitarist and Backing Vocalist
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocalist
Gary Raub – Drummer, Percussionist, and Backing Vocalist
Jason Pierpont – Bassist