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Montreal, QC – April 30, 2019
For fans of Rush, Dream Theater, Gojira, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Animals As Leaders
Soar Through The Planets With Spacey Prog Playthrough of PHAETON’s ‘March of The Synthetics’
L-R: Kevin Thiessen – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards, Daniel Airth – Lead & Rhythm Guitars,
Ferdy Belland – Electric & Fretless Bass, Colin Righton – Drums & Percussion
Photo Credit: Image by Dark Days Design & Julian Bueckert Photo
Taking off towards the stars from the small town of Kimberly, Canada, PHAETON is bringing a new kind of instrumental spacey prog metal to listeners across the galaxy. They have been toiling away on their debut self-titled album, which will be released this past December.
In support of the debut album, they have released a guitar and bass playthrough for ‘March of the Synthetics’, a six and a half minute sojourn through delicate prog riffs and heavy pronounced bass work.
They quote that they anticipated taking their listeners “through space and time and feel a complete visceral release that can only be found through prog metal”.
Fans looking for something fresh and relaxing that is reminiscent of Rush, Dream Theater, and King Crimson should check out ‘March of The Synthetics’ via TheCirclePit‘s YouTube Channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/0K_9duq7vZw
1. Siege Engine (5:27)
2. Voyage Eternal (4:24)
3. March of the Synthetics (6:39)
4. Phantasm (3:56)
5. Crossing the Divide (6:48)
6. Labyrinth (3:46)
7. Vortex (5:13)
Album Length: 36:16
In the wilderness of Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada, with a fascination for astronomy, Kevin Thiessen (guitar), Daniel Airth (guitar), Colin Righton (percussion), and Ferdy Belland (bass) united to create the interplanetary, instrumental prog metal that would come to be known as Phaeton.
Since 2017, they have been working quickly as a collaborative unit, honing their skills and orchestrating an attention-focused listening experience. One drenched in joy and wonder and the emotional, visceral release that only prog-metal can deliver. And the lack of lyrical interference only allows the listener the better opportunity to let their imaginations run wild with the music, drifting emotionally away on the solar winds to wherever they wish to soar.
Phaeton can be experienced with the release of the self-titled debut album out now as of December 21, 2018.
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“The sound on all seven tracks is huge and if there was a “best sounding hammer-ons” award then March of the Synthetics could be a contender.” – Stuart Derdeyn (The Vancouver Sun)
“An epic Progressive Metal listening experience.” – Trevor Hatter (BeatRoute Magazine)
“This badass band makes a devastating impact with their high velocity musical assault.” – Time Lord (Progarchy)
“A sparkling, sizzling debut from PHAETON, taking us on a futuristic musical journey, with deep roots in the ancient past.” – Stephen Conrad (Progressive Rock Fanatics)