|A new album of melodic prog-doom with Mike Portnoy on drums!
Format: CD / Cat No: 506768 / Released: 03/03/2014
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Incredible Time Machine (03:58) / 2. Hypersleep (05:37) / 3. Already Gone (03:28) / 4. Alien Frequency (04:14) / 5. The Professor & The Madman (05:59) / 6. Mr. Harry McQuhae (06:13) / 7. Vertigod (03:58) / 8. Control Freak (02:51) / 9. High (07:10) / 10. Edge Of Oblivion (06:33) / 11. Theater Of Dreams (04:01) / 12. ITM (08:09): i. Destination Unknown / ii. Harbinger Of Death / iii. Memories / CD 2: 1. Control Freak (freak mix) (03:11) / 2. Control Freak (remix) (02:50) / 3. Alien Frequency (remix) (04:14) / 4. Hypersleep (demo) (02:45) / 5. Mr. Harry McQuhae (demo) (03:23) / 6. Alien Frequency (demo) (03:21) / 7. Theater Of Dreams (demo) (02:49)
More information: Having made the impact that Bigelf did in 2010 with their fourth album ‘Cheat The Gallows’ and the subsequent tour, it’s inevitable that people expected the highly rated band from Los Angeles to hit hard in 2011. But instead there was just silence! However, all that is about to change with the arrival of ‘Into The Maelstrom’, a new album of melodic prog-doom that eccentric frontman Damon Fox believes will take Bigelf to new heights.
The album was also produced by Fox (who also handles all the vocals), and believes this album proves that Bigelf are now exploring a new musical landscape. “There’s a fresh aura and energy on there that’s completely different to our previous releases, but it also sounds like Bigelf. I view this album as being very psychedelic cinematic. It has a ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalyptic feel – a futuristic world that’s rather dirty and desolate filled with chaos and despair. The bludgeoning Sabbath guitars and “Karn-Evil” keys are still there, but the modern setting is what makes the record have a creative edge."
Line-Up: Damon Fox: Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar / Luis Maldonado: Vocals, Guitar / Duffy Snowhill: Bass / Mike Portnoy: Drums