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MINOR GIANT - On The Road

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MINOR GIANT - On The RoadFormat: CD / Cat No: 201407 / Released: 30/06/2014

Track Listing: 1. On The Road / 2. Dream With Eyes Wide Open: i) The Door / ii) The Old Road / iii) Upside Down / 3. Lead Me Home / 4. Hand In Hand / 5. We Are Strangers Here / 6. The Last Road

More information: 'On The Road' consists of six tracks varying in length from three to fifteen minutes. It is loosely a concept about the different roads people take in life. Main influences on this album include Neal Morse, Frost*, Transatlantic and Camel. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Gerben Klazinga (Knight Area). Vocals were recorded by Collin Leijenaar (Affector, ex-Neal Morse Band).

Rindert Lammers (composer and keyboard player) started composing, and recording demo versions of these songs in 2010 at the age of just 16. In 2011 he advertised for like-minded musicians to join him in his project. This led to the line-up of Roy Post (drums), Harry den Hartog (bass - ex-PBII), Jordi Repkes (guitars & vocals), Jos Heijmans (keyboards & vocals), with Rindert Lammers on keyboards. At the end of 2011 the project was given a name - Minor Giant and the project became a band!

After the album recording was finished, Harry den Hartog left, and was replaced by Rik van Dommelen.

The band has played a number of successful festival gigs in The Netherlands, including Progmotion Festival and Northern Prog Festival, and a headline gig at Parktheater in Alphen aan den Rijn in April 2013.

This release is for lovers of powerful, melodic Prog, and comes highly recommended!