Canada’s Hunting Giants are proud to announce their new record “Mythos”, a progressive, high-caliber album that will grab listeners and amaze them with intricate woven stories, energetic riffs, and distinctive vocals. Their first presentation from the new offering will be the single “Ancient Text” and its music video.
The single is a story about a doomsday prophecy from a long-forgotten culture. While lyrically referencing both archaeological discoveries as well as age-old myths, the listener gets to experience how a shaman from the distant past might interpret a meteor shower that destroys his tribe. The band explains further:
“Ancient Text weaves an auditory puzzle in the ear of the listener while it tells the tale. It was inspired by the Taurid meteor stream, a stretch of space densely packed with astral debris which the Earth passes through twice a year, as well as the unknown catalyst which initiated the previous ice age 12,500 years ago. This adrenaline-pumping track plays host to a soft and sensual breakdown where our shamanic protagonist bears witness to the coming end of days.”
Referencing both scientific discovery and age-old myth, “Ancient Text” is a wild ride that maintains engagement and leaves one breathless. Full of tension, and raging riffs, Hunting Giants ends the song with a rhythmic labyrinth of guitar, bass, and percussion framing the climax of their tale.
Hunting Giants is confident that new listeners, as well as those familiar with them through their previous release “Skyward Eyes”, will find an accomplished intensity and listenability in “Mythos”,which represents their musical growth and evolution. Each of the thirteen songs was specially picked for the album to contribute to the overarching story in a theatrical and energetic manner.
With riffs that will inspire and lyrics that will mystify, Hunting Giants is recommended for those who enjoy a 90s vibe and progressive elements, especially fans of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Audioslave.
The music video for the first single “Ancient Text” can be seen and heard via its premiere on Spaceuntravel at https://youtu.be/NkEQ6m8bzx4
Hunting Giants was started in 2017 with Bradley Trivett assembling the first musical themes and combining the percussive expertise of Daniel Beavington with the explosive rhythmic prowess of Corey J. Wharton into the foundation of a team set to discover and dominate the most enormous sounds and daunting massive ideas they could find. Led by the visionary passion and styling of frontman Stephen Atkey, Hunting Giants is poised to deliver an incredible auditory and visual experience.
“Hunting Giants stake their claim as a powerful new force in the Pacific Northwest metal scene…this band is absolutely one you’ll want to keep an eye on.” – Wail Magazine
Discography: 2022 – Mythos – LP 2018 – Skyward Eyes – EP Shared Stage with: Unleash the Archers, Wednesday 13, Ophelia Falling, Kayas, Vessel, Sick Logic, Dark Stone
Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce that Potters’ Daughter will return on August 19, with a new 3-track Art-rock, pop EP “Weighted Keys” a compilation of three songs that were dear to Dyanne during three different phases of her life:
1. “Night of the Swallow” – a semi-acoustic version of Kate Bush’s dramatic song from her album, “The Dreaming” (from Dyanne’s time in NYC, when she first discovered Kate Bush)
2. “Catherine” – a solo piano rendition of Tom Kelly’s elegant song from his album, “Spinning Through Eternity” (from the present time, in honor of Nickie Harte Kelly and the entire prog community who so warmly welcomed Potter’s Daughter and Octarine Sky)
3. “That Song About the Midway” – a semi-acoustic version of Joni Mitchell’s beautiful song from her 1969 album, “Clouds.” (Dyanne first heard the song at age 16, right after joining her first professional band, and has loved the song since)
The band will debut the release live at the 2022 NJ Proghouse Summer Day Camp on August 6th Doors open at 11:00 AM
Releases Date: August 19, 2022 Catalog No. MRRCD 22214 Format: CD, Digital & Streaming Barcode No. 7 55491 24666 5
1. Night of the Swallow (Kate Bush) Dyanne Potter Voegtlin – piano, keyboards, vocals Jan Christiana – bass, percussion
2. Catherine (Tom Kelly) Dyanne Potter Voegtlin – piano
3. That Song About the Midway (Joni Mitchell) Dyanne Potter Voegtlin –piano, keyboards, vocals Jan Christiana – bass, guitar, percussion
Tracks 1 and 3: Recorded at Euphoria Labs, Recording Engineer: Jan Christiana Track 2: Recorded at SI Studios, Recording Engineer: Joseph “Wiggy” Wegleski
Produced by Jan Christiana Mixing Engineer: Jan Christiana Mastering Engineer: Tom Borthwick
Album Cover Art: Pink Glasses Girl by Joe Ganech
Releases Potter’s Daughter – The Blind Side (Full-Length Album) Self Released – 2018 Potter’s Daughter – Blood and Water (2-track Single) featuring Annie Haslam (Renaissance) Self-released – 2019 Potter’s Daughter – This Winter’s Child (Holiday Single) Melodic Revolution Records – 2019 Potter’s Daughter – Casually Containing Rage (3 Track EP) Melodic Revolution Records – 2010 Troubleshooting Pandora’s Box – Pyrrha’s Song (Single) Melodic Revolution Records – 2021 Octarine Sky – Close to Nearby (Side-project) Self-released 2021 Potter’s Daughter – Weighted Keys (3-track EP) Melodic Revolution Records – 2021
A ProgStock 5-Year Patron may select any available seat within our theater and reserve it for 5 years, starting with this year’s festival. Patrons receive a three-day pass to the festival and are also entitled to these amazing perks:
Earliest access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before all others)
First-in-line access to all artist meet-and-greets each day (before all others)
Highly-valuable merchandise packages (unique each year, with cool freebies from us and our artists)
An exclusive ProgStock 5-Year Patron badge (new and unique each year)
Great perks throughout the year when opportunities arise from our alums and friends.
You know you want to join the club!
Pre-show will be Thursday, October 6 We wanted to alert everyone already making travel arrangements that there will be a pre-show on Thursday, October 6.
We are hoping this show will be the grand re-opening of the Hamilton Stage Building. You will recall, the Hamilton Stage Building was flooded by Hurricane Ida last year. Tickets for the show will go on sale in the next couple of weeks, but for now, we want to put it on your radar, so you can plan travel accordingly.
The lineup for this show currently includes Mile Marker Zero We will have at least one more surprise for you, maybe more! Stay tuned!
We know we just announced them in the last newsletter, however, Dauzat St. Marie will not be able to make it this year due to last-minute rescheduling of some previously canceled shows, but they are officially booked for our pre-show in 2023
The official merchandise from ProgStock 2021 is now available in the ProgStock Store.
You will find the t-shirts, posters, programs, shot glasses, and wristbands from ProgStock 2021 in there, alongside the same from previous years.
We even have a set of the glassware from all five years: the pint glass, stemless wine glass, glass beer mug, and both shot glasses (because you needed two shots), all for only $50 for the whole set.
PLUS ProgStock hats, water bottles, coffee mugs, stickers, car clings, jewelry, key rings, and guitar picks that don’t have a year on them at all.
On July 15th the rock band Evership publishes the second single from their eagerly awaited conclusion to the explosive 2021 Rock Opera The Uncrowned King! This single features Michael Sadler of the iconic band SAGA, as The Voice of the New Day! This dramatic and energetic piece is the perfect length and should sit easily in any classic, symphonic, art, or prog rock-oriented playlist or radio spot!
On October 14th, 2022 Evership will release part two of their rock opera based on the 1910 book by Harold BelWright. The 1rst single Coronation was released on June 22nd.
Story Synopsis: A pilgrim arrives at the Temple of Truth with questions about the journey. In response, the Keeper of the Temple retires him to The Quiet Room, overlooking The Beautiful Sea, where he is visited by the Four Voices of Life. Each Voice tells him a piece of a story entitled “The Uncrowned King”, to give answers to his questions. The Uncrowned King is an allegory of life and the nature of truth.
About the band Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to mainstage performances at the largest of US Art/Progrock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King-Act 1 was astounding. Highland Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape “and UK’s Prog Radar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.
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