First time posting on the board . . . Absolutely fantastic place you've got ! Cheers to Mr. McNeice and everyone for keeping "our music" alive and thriving !
A few weeks ago, I received the latest regular monthy promotional package from Lion Music (Thanks Lasse and Andy!). One of the discs inside was a band I'd not heard of before . . . Tomorrow's Eve out of Germany. Can't really place their sound, other than somewhat like their fellow countrymen Vanden Plas.
Absolutely fantastic, definitely heavy-edged, very wild storyline concept album that I can't stop playing (quite loudly too). Would love to see these gents play live, or at least some video of a show.
Just picked up today what is apparently the first part of the concept (Mirror Of Creation . . . from 2003) and listening as I type this . . . I'm one happy musical camper right now.
Back in early August, I got a surprise in the mail with the new release by Seventh Wonder, another Lion artist . . . . no, this isn't an advert for the label, I'm just a fan of incredible music with some real good fortune to receive material because of a hobby. Would really help if I kept up to date with the all news releases and other things, but I've gotten so involved in the business with my own clients, I can't catch up with allot of what's going on outside. That's where this place will come in really handy for me, btw. Awesome comprehensive news and info every day.
Anyway, Seventh Wonder is another amazing melodic, hard-edged band that absolutely blew me way with their album 'Become'. This follow-up called "Waiting In The Wings" has the band with a new lead vocalist that has tons of presence and the production is tops.
I'm not one for placing genre labels on music (too limiting for the market), but if you're into prog-metal and/or metal at any level and don't know either band, give 'em a go and you may end up as a fan too.