|Impressive new album from progressive rock band with an excellent guest line-up!
Format: CD / Cat No: OOS10CD / Released: 06/11/2020
Track Listing: 1. Nightmare of My Dreams / 2. Future History / 3. Eternal Life / 4. A Frozen War / 5. Another Year
More information: DarWin is a progressive rock infused exploration into the future of humanity and the challenging world around us.
With DarWin as songwriter and Simon Phillips as production extraordinaire, the dynamic duo brought on Matt Bissonette to complete the DarWin sound. Collaborating with a virtual hall of fame of musicians, the line-up includes Simon Phillips - drums (Toto / The Who / Jeff Beck), Matt Bissonette (Elton John, David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr), Billy Sheehan - bass (Mr Big / Steve Vai / Winery Dogs), Guthrie Govan - guitar (Aristocrats / Asia / Hans Zimmer / Steven Wilson), Greg Howe- guitar (Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake), Derek Sherinian - keyboards (Dream Theater / Alice Cooper / Black Country Communion).
The second album builds on the themes of their debut with tracks building on DarWin’s sound - drawing the best elements of progressive rock with a depth of vocal soundscapes and songwriting. There is a generous amount of guitar shred and heavy grooves on display for the rock faithful who demand athletic performances. The five track album is a rock tour de force with melody, shredding, and orchestral flourishes.
Line-up: DarWin - guitars, string arrangements / Simon Phillips - drums, percussion, keyboards / Matt Bissonette - vocals / Greg Howe - guitar / Billy Sheehan - bass / Guthrie Govan - guitar / Derek Sherinian - keyboards / Alex Sill - acoustic guitar / Jeff Babko - keyboards / Peter Nickalls - string arrangements
Reykjavik String Quartet: Helga Thora Bjorgvinsdottir - violin / Una Sveinbjarnardottir - violin / Thorunn Osk Marinosdottir - viola / Sigurdur Bjarki Gunnarsson - cello