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Style of Prog
Neo-Prog, Symphonic Rock, Progressive Metal, Also a fan of other genres of music
Temple 8 is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, Kurt Tischer. It was in its fledgling, pre-production stages for some time before becoming fully born when Kurt and drummer/percussionist, David Clark met as unsuspecting members of an otherwise low-key demo recording project booked by another band at Kurt's home studio.
By October 2001, the first Temple 8 recordings were streaming from music web sites all over the Internet and garnering attention from fans in America and even moreso in Europe and Asia.
Temple 8 hits a home run with their apt titled debut CD "Enter The Temple", using poetic and politically charged lyrics to illustrate the stark state of world affairs, driving toward spiritual awakening, all laid out and wrapped around a superb, epic musical platform.
For an unsigned, independent release, Enter the Temple has sold more CDs in Europe and Asia than in the USA.
2004 - Endorsement with Dot-On-Shaft Guitars, Canada. (See photos section)
2005 - "Danger Zone" video and song from "Enter the Temple" each held top 100 chart positions at Neil Young's Living with War web site for several weeks.
The addition of original background video in 2008 for live performances has added visual impact to the performance. It also provides the perfect medium for sponsors and advertisers. Contact us if you would like to rent advertising space on our video screens.
In December 2008, the title track to "Enter The Temple" was featured on the compilation CD Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Soundscapes Vol. 1.
February 2009 - "Danger Zone" track from Enter the Temple was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 3rd Peacedriven Songwriting Award, part of the Peacedriven Campaign, a grassroots effort recognizing songwriters that use music to inspire social change.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Rush, Yes, Genesis, King's X, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Avantasia, Ayreon, Masterplan, Jorn Lande
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