AFFECTOR, the new international progressive rock/metal act, has been preparing for the release of their debut album Harmagedon, due out on May 22 (North America, May 21 Europe) via InsideOut Music. In anticipation of the release, AFFECTOR has made a special “radio edit” version of their song “New Jerusalem”. The radio edit version can be heard on AFFECTOR’s official Facebook page, here, under the ‘listen to our music’ tab.
AFFECTOR’s Collin Leijenaar and Daniel Fries commented on the release of the new song:
“As we move closer to the release of ‘Harmagedon’, I’m excited to be able to stream a full song on our Facebook page. We chose ‘New Jerusalem’ in the radio-edit version. This song is a bit more straight-forward than some of our other songs, but still contains the ‘AFFECTOR-sound’. I’m curious if this will ever hit a radio station, but we thought it would be fun to at least have the option :)”
“I’m thrilled about the upcoming release of ‘Harmagedon’, this is like a dream come true for me and an honor to have worked with those prog stars! Every time I listen to ‘New Jerusalem’ I’m blown away by the vocals of Ted Leonard. I hope the listener will feel the same way.”
To further introduce the band’s elaborate and atmospheric songs, they have released a 5-minute online album teaser including excepts from various songs off of Harmagedon. The album teaser has launched via InsideOut Music’s YouTube channel and can be seen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyOAmukTy9g
Drawing upon a diverse palette of musical influences, AFFECTOR seamlessly unites progressive rock/metal and orchestral minimalism. AFFECTOR is destined to appeal to fans of a multiplicity of forward-thinking acts – from Dream Theater, A.C.T., Symphony X and Darkwater, to Queen and Rush.
“AFFECTOR’s ‘Harmagedon’ is a solid blast of PROG metal complete with burning solos, odd time signatures, orchestral highlights, and Rock riffs that will tear your head off! Excited that I could be a part of this album!”
– Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
“I think AFFECTOR is amazing! Great playing, composition and production…and you can’t beat the lyrics! Congratulations to Daniel and the gang. Excellent work!”
– Neal Morse
“If you are a fan of Dream Theater and progressive hard rock, this is an essential addition to your collection…you will love it!”
– Mike Portnoy (ex Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob)
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