PROSPEKT Inks Deal With Sensory RecordsMonday, 29th July 2013
Oxford, England-based progressive metal quartet PROSPEKT has signed with New Jersey’s Sensory Records.
According to a press release, “Coalescing the fierce technicality of progressive metal with the symphonic elements of contemporary prog through brutal riffs, odd time-signatures, and majestic melodies, PROSPEKT’s sound is influenced by bands such as DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X, and OPETH, as well as film scores and fusion. The band’s intent is to create an intelligent and atmospheric mix of melodic, modern progressive metal, incorporating passionate high-range vocals, frenetic guitar work, haunting orchestration and solid grooves, every composition remaining interesting and original.”
Formed in 2008 by guitarist Lee Luland and drummer Blake Richardson, PROSPEKT began as an experimental project, with the focus on complex instrumentation. Through incessant amounts of writing and rehearsing, the duo forged a sound that would epitomize their technical, melodic and progressive methodology. With the addition of bassist Phil Wicker and vocalist Matt Winchester in 2009, the band released their self-titled debut EP in March 2011.
In the Fall of that year Richard Marshall joined the band on keyboards and lead vocals (replacing Matt), adding a new dimension to the music. With his smooth, powerful voice the compositions became more epic and charismatic. Soon after the lineup shift PROSPEKT hit the studio and recorded their debut full-length, The Colourless Sunrise, and hired producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, SYMPHONY X) and Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood of PERIPHERY to mix and master the epic, sixty-five minute album.
The Colourless Sunrise is scheduled for an October 2013 release via Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge.