North American Release Confirmed For THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT Debut; Tracklisting Revealed
February 8, 2013, a year ago
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Michigan-based prog metal mongers THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT's self-titled debut album will be released on CD in Europe via Listenable on February 25th. The album will be available in North America on April 9th. The Omega Experiment was mastered by Acle Kahney (TESSERACT) and originally made available digitally via Bandcamp and iTunes.
The Omega Experiment is a concise yet detailed introduction to their sound; heavy guitars, euphoric synths and richly layered vocals are bound together with adventurous arrangements to create a wall of progressive lushness.
Check out the track 'Furor' below:
Like many fellow modern prog artists, The Omega Experiment (duo Dan Wieten and Ryan Aldridge) create a massive sound with home equipment and have no fear of experimentation and rule breaking. Big and technical guitars are coupled with keyboards ranging from atmospheric layers to soaring leads, reminiscent of DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE. The vocals are driven by powerful melodies, big harmonies and demonic screams in the vein of DEVIN TOWNSEND and MIKE PATTON. Rounded off with a uniquely heavy and yet positive vibe, and catchy hooks aplenty, the end result is a hugely infectious listen that boldly sticks out from the crowd.
The Omega Experiment have had their praises sung by many esteemed prog and metal artists, and most notably Devin Townsend, who commented via twitter on the self-released Karma EP, "listening now...great great work man! Seriously great stuff Dan, I fully back it and appreciate the effort you've invested, I wish all luck!". The EP then went on to receive over 2,000 downloads.
The band toured the US a number of times in 2012 and also landed support slots with the likes of Devin Townsend and PERIPHERY, where they quickly gained a great live reputation and recognition as a highly unique and exciting addition to the modern prog ranks.
The Omega Experiment are expected to hit the European live circuit and make appearances at a number of progressive music festivals in the latter half of 2013.
More on The Omega Experiment at this location.