Costa Rican band Time’s Forgotten sign with Melodic Revolution Records

Time’s Forgotten is a progressive rock/metal band from San Jose, Costa Rica that has its origins back in 2004 when they formed under founder and keyboardist Juan Pablo Calvo. After that, they’ve released three studio albums as a proper band: A Relative Moment of Peace (2006), Dandelion (2009) and The Book of Lost Words (2012) co-written by Calvo and Ari Lotringer, the band’s lead guitarist. During that time, they played the most important theaters in the country, ranging from 500 to 1000 in attendance, quite an accomplishment for a band in a very small country. They have opened for Angra and Avantasia and played the acclaimed Baja Prog Fest back in 2007.

They have also won the ACAM award two times for prog record of the year and Juan Pablo won the best audio engineer in 2018. They have had great national and international reviews of their work, during the years, including being on the cover of Costa Rica’s most important newspaper twice.

In 2015, due to burning out, they decided to go on hiatus for a short time and returned in 2019 to start a new chapter in the band, this time changing vocalist from male to female. Former vocalist Francisco Longhi was replaced by newcomer Priscilla Ruiz, who brings more versatility and vocal tools to the mix.

The band is working very hard on a fourth album which they hope to release in the second half of 2020 and are already setting up live dates for the whole of next year.

in a post from the bands social me page reads:
We’re extremely happy to announce that we are now part of the record label Melodic Revolution Records! This is a very important part of our career and we couldn’t be happier! They will be releasing our forthcoming album. Have a wonderful weekend!

Estamos extremadamente felices de anunciar que somos parte de la disquera Melodic Revolutions Records!. Este es un paso super importante en nuestra carrera y no podríamos estar más felices! Ellos lanzaran nuestro próximo album. Tengan un chuzo de fin de semana!

A Statement from the label:
We are thrilled to be working with Time’s Forgotten on their upcoming release, it will be the band’s fourth album and the first with lead vocalist Priscilla Ruiz. Time’s Forgotten has created a sound that seems familiar at first glance yet their sound is very distinctive and original. We believe this album and line up will help propel the band onto the Progressive Rock/Metal world stage.

Time’s Forgotten recently released their first single CITY from their upcoming album

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Somerville has written and recorded with bands such as After Forever, Edguy, Kamelot, Epica, Avantasia, and Mayan, and this is her second release as Trillium. ‘Alloy’ was released in 2011 when it was credited to just Trillium, so it appears that there are views somewhere that she needs to be pushed more to the fore, yet keep a link to the last album. Either way, whenever I see a band name extended with the name of a member I do ask, why bother? Anyway, there is no doubt that Amanda has an amazing voice, and it is no surprise that she has appeared on other people’s albums as well. She is a strong alto, which allows her to go sing in a slightly lower register than many other female singers, with power and control, yet still hit higher notes when the need arises without going to the very heights of sopranos.

It may have been seven years since her last solo album, but as well as being in demand in the symphonic metal world she has also got married and had a baby, so life has been rather full on. Musically this is a symphonic metal album, which to be honest doesn’t really stand out too much from many of the other albums around, but what makes the real difference are Amanda’s vocals which are direct, and contain such incredible power that it cuts through like a hot knife. The album has been designed as a vehicle for her voice, so even though the songs aren’t as rich and as expressive as I would wish them to be, the album is still far superior to what it would be with many other singers. Perhaps her forte does lie with other bands, such as the mighty Kamelot or Epica, but fans of the genre should still try and hear this at least.


Kev Rowland