"Hello phil, My name is Daniel Hall. I right-perform-and record all the music for Floodline. Randy george who plays with Neal morse and Mike portnoy, plays keyboards on my new album entitled "Beneath the waves". Ed unitsky did the cover…"
"Hello, My name is Daniel Hall. I right-perform-and record all the music for Floodline. Randy george who plays with Neal morse and Mike portnoy, plays keyboards on my new album entitled "Beneath the waves". Ed unitsky did the cover art. I…"
"Could you put my Floodline project on the christian prog links Please. You can link it to Floodline's myspace account. www.myspace.com/floodlinemusic I could really use some reveiews of my latest album "Beneath the waves",Thank you…"
Floodline was formed in 2003 by Daniel Hall (guitar, clean vocals & keyboards) and Jared Crabb (bass, throat vocals & drums) and are the primary members of this very promising and upcoming metal/prog band. Hailing from Spokane, WA USA, Floodline writes, records and produces all of their own music, which is done by the two founding members in their home studios in Spokane. Other musicians have participated in their recording process on a guest musician basis, and have included Keith Brown of Atomic Clock, and Randy George of Neal Morse (with Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater on Drums). Floodline's music is best described as a mix between hard driving metal rhythms and melancholy melodic interludes and breakdowns. The vocal lines switch from Daniel's thick, Alice In Chains like melodies and harmonies to Jared's brutalizing throat vocals, creating a mix of metal, prog, and melody that stands on it's own apart from the crowd of formulaic "hardcore" sub genres. Floodline's debut album "Passage To Dawn" was released in 2006 and can be described as a concept metal/prog album dealing with the inner struggles of ones conscience self, seen through to an ultimately liberating and enlightening end. It features 10 tracks of music ranging in style from their signature guitar & drum metal mixes, to soft instrumentals and melancholy interludes. Floodline's newest album "Beneath The Waves", due out Spring of 2009, will include 11 full length tracks. The music is much heavier overall, and was written with a straight forward and focused approach as apposed to their first album. The album's message is illustrated perfectly in the phenomenally expressive style of prog art genius Ed Unitsky. It is again somewhat of a concept, as was their first CD, but tells a story of soaring hope arising from the mire of deep disparity. The themes of each song do vary, but they, as do all Floodline songs, display a very positive attitude within the meaning. "There is way to much negativity around us, so we like to keep things positive. Even when all looks bleak, you can still find a light at the end of the tunnel and a silver lining along the edge of the darkest clouds. We want listeners to be uplifted by our music, and writing positive lyrics is one way that we try to do that." Floodline will be playing shows regionally through the Summer of 2009, and are planning to tour soon, so keep an eye on their Myspace site for details. They are also in the process of searching for the right record label to compliment their efforts. You can hear tracks from Floodline's album "Passage To Dawn", as well as two pre-released tracks from their upcoming album "Beneath The Waves", at www.myspace.com/floodlinemusic as well as at many popular on-line music vendors such as Amazon.com, Rhapsody.com, Itunes.com, and CDBaby.com to name a few. Fans of all genres have expressed their interest in Floodline's music, and they seem to have found a niche between metal, prog, and rock that could prove to help propel their career forward.
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Welcome Daniel and thanks for request. As you will have read in the Opeth group, I don't actually like them at all, but appreciate that others on this site do and so I started the group for them seeing as I was able to catch a bit of their set betwwen the bands I wanted to see on the various stages at the recent London/High voltage Festival, featuring the mighty gods of prog, Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Enjoy the group and I'll check out your stuff...you never know...?
I want welcome you to power of prog. Make yourself at home, and feel free to browse the site as there is much to do, see and listen to here and many new friends and fans to make.