Electric Violinist & Singer Joe Deninzon Amplifies Muse’s Passionate Song
HYSTERIA is a Wagnerian/Queen-esque cover of Muse’s 2003 hit. The song is going to be on the upcoming Stratospheerius album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE, out September 29 on Melodic Revolution Records, the leading North American progressive rock record label.
The Video was Directed by musician Dave Milone (of Radio 4), the video for HYSTERIA features a dramatic performance of the band punctuated with explosions. Deninzon says the explosions represent “Someone who has had enough! Feeling hopeless frustration with the current state of the world, breaking out of a bad relationship, or someone held back from their dreams and ambitions, a prisoner in their mind or in a literal sense…or both!”
Joe is a huge Muse and Queen fan, and pays tribute to both bands in their version of this song, “The original was so perfect that we wanted to reimagine the song entirely!” The single features singer Melanie Mitrano, the first time Stratospheerius has ever had an operatic soprano guesting on any of their recordings.
Fusing influences by artists as diverse as Tool, Tom Morello, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Jack Bruce, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are contenders for being the biggest deal in prog that you’ve never heard! Writes Cleveland.com’s Peter Chakerian, “He may not be a ‘household name’ (yet) but he’s kind of a big deal.” Adds Progressive Rock Central’s Angel Romero, the group “combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.”
Special guests on GUILTY OF INNOCENCE include guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, TSO), keyboardist Rave Tesar (Renaissance), and vocalist/guitarist Randy McStine (The Fringe, Stu Hamm).
For updates on digital store links such as iTunes, Amazon, visit both the Melodic Revolution Records and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ Facebook and YouTube pages.
Listen on Spotify http://spoti.fi/2v3J6re
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Rizengard Release Their 1st Video, ‘Tanger’, the song Tanger was the 2nd place winner in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2016 in the Instrumental category, with judges like Pat Metheny, Bill Withers, Jean Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke amongst others., Huge thanks to NPR productions, Niche Hinojosa, Aldo Valenzuela, Jorge ‘Flaco Diaz’ of Garrets Productions, Rulo Garcia, Toño Ferrer and all the people involved in its realization! Rizengard are a Progressive Rock Band from Monterrey, Mexico founded in 2011.
Tanger is the 2nd track from album Chapter 21
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(photo by Deborah Anderson)
Asheville, NC – Featuring the unique song writing and vocal talent of legendary YES singer/songwriter, Jon Anderson, his 2005 debut solo concept DVD “Tour Of The Universe” is a musical passage through life, time and the world beyond, featuring many new songs as well as classic hits from his work with YES and his collaborations with Vangelis. Recorded live at XM Radio Studios, Jon’s inimitable performance has been crafted with dramatic animation and innovative visuals to create this pioneering concept DVD. Now for the very first time, much to the excitement of Jon’s fans worldwide, the audio soundtrack to “Tour Of The Universe” is available digitally!
“Not many people know how this concert was created…FYI, I controlled all the music/ sound effects/backing vocals through my midi guitar, using a Roland GR 30…4 small Yamaha rack mounts..with all the musical sounds and effects needed …I controlled it all with five foot pedals fading in the sounds for each song…which was a very crazy musical ‘dance’ as I did the show…plus some harp ideas…with birds helping….it still sounds wild and magical to me….have fun listening…love and ‘light’ – Jon”
Bring On The Day
You Life Me Up
Long Distance Runaround
State Of Independence
Who Could Imagine
The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)
Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
And You And I
Change We Must
Yours Is No Disgrace
To purchase Jon Anderson’s “Tour Of The Universe”: https://www.amazon.com/Tour-Universe-Jon-Anderson/dp/B01IIIGY50/
Jon Anderson was recently presented with the Prog God award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, in association with, which was held at London’s Underglobe on September 1, 2016! This very special honor is awarded to musical innovators within the world of progressive rock music and sees Anderson joining such music luminaries as Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks, in collecting the prestigious award.
YES’s original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. Jon recently joined musical forces with jazz violin legend Jean Luc Ponty to form the AndersonPonty Band. The duo released their critically acclaimed CD/DVD titled “Better Late Than Never” in 2015 and have completed two successful tours of North America. Jon’s new album with Swedish guitarist Roine Stolt titled “Invention of Knowledge” was released to overwhelming critical acclaim on InsideOut Records in 2016.
Jon recently formed a new band with former YES members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman called ARW. The new group will be commencing a worldwide tour in October 2016.
Watch the new Anderson/Stolt video “The Knowing”: https://youtu.be/scVF-gF3pIM
For more information:
Jon Anderson official website: http://www.jonanderson.com
AndersonPonty Band official website: http://www.andersonpontyband.com/
Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonStolt/
Jon Anderson press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), [email protected]