EPK – Jupiter Hollow – Distant Shadow (single) (2023)
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Band: Jupiter Hollow
Release Date: February 24, 2023
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“Distant Shadow is an anthemic overture of what’s to be expected on Jupiter Hollow’s 3rd album. This song represents acceptance and the beginning of one’s process of finding happiness. Sometimes, the negative habits of individuals go unnoticed to themselves. These behaviors cause complications in one’s relationships, professional endeavors, and physical and mental health. Recognizing that it is you that brings on your own winter is the most crucial first step in changing one’s life for the better. From here we can pick apart the aspects of what makes this negative landscape and learn to fight the negative environment that it propagates.” – Jupiter Hollow
PROG Magazine Top #9 Unsigned band 2020
“If Jupiter Hollow are emblematic of the next generation of progressive metal bands, a bright tomorrow lies ahead. Hugely impressive.” – Prog Magazine.
“Comparisons to bands like Tool, Live, A Perfect Circle and Nine Inch Nails come easy and for good reason. This is the new generation of players who are putting their spin on all things progressive, industrial and synthy. The grandsons of Genesis and Yes, this is progressive rock for the youth of today who find the originators a bit to baroque for their tastes… Their sound is built to appeal to fans of so many genres and preferences it should be a slam dunk.” – Skulls n’ Bones
“JUPITER HOLLOW just produced the best prog metal album of all time this year, condensing, mixing and forging a hot musical steel here.” – Prog Archives
“Each track displays plenty of musicianship from this young duo, with vocals continuing to strengthen and songwriting solidifying.” – Heavy Music Headquarters
“A young Canadian duo ready to bring fans of complex music a spacey, experimental and refreshing experience… bursting with high-quality heaviness and progressiveness.” – The Headbanging Moose
(Left to right) John-Ryan Godfrey (bass), Kenny Parry (vocals), Grant MacKenzie (guitar), Nathaniel Reynolds Welsh (drums)
Photographer: Marlin Devilliers at Studio 204
Jupiter Hollow is rock music taken to a whole new level. Led by the fearless Grant MacKenzie and Kenny Parry, this powerhouse duo and live quartet featuring John-Ryan Godfrey and Nathaniel Reynolds-Welsh have been making waves in Canada since 2015 with their unique brand of progressive rock.
With thought-provoking lyrics, unique vocal melodies, harmonies, powerful guitar riffs, unyielded songwriting, and the duo’s incessant desire to bring fans on a journey, there’s always something new to explore. Thus far they have two full-length albums under their belts: 2020’s “Bereavement”, 2018’s “AHDOMN”, and have another one in the works. Working slowly and methodically, Jupiter Hollow takes their time to ensure a polished, impressive offering and will be releasing this next one, song by song. The first song is “Distant Shadow”, which they explain:
“Distant Shadow is an anthemic overture of what’s to be expected on Jupiter Hollow’s 3rd album. This song represents acceptance and the beginning of one’s process of finding happiness. Sometimes, the negative habits of individuals go unnoticed to themselves. These behaviors cause complications in one’s relationships, professional endeavors, and physical and mental health. Recognizing that it is you that brings on your own winter is the most crucial first step in changing one’s life for the better. From here we can pick apart the aspects of what makes this negative landscape and learn to fight the negative environment that it propagates.”
Jupiter Hollow’s approach is deliberate so that each track can be digested separately and then consumed as a cohesive piece in the future, designed to maximize activity and continuously give listeners a small piece of the puzzle to look forward to instead of waiting to see the entire finished picture at once. According to them, as a relatively unknown band, it’s more beneficial to create a trail of treats to follow to the final prize instead of overwhelming everyone with a dense meal like the “Ahdomn”-“Bereavement” saga.
Relentless, explorative, and intriguing, Jupiter Hollow continues to push the limits of progressive rock and is recommended for fans of Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, and Protest The Hero.
Artist Endorsements: Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Music Man, JH Audio
2023 – Distant Shadow (single)
2020 – Bereavement – LP
2018 – Ahdomn – LP
Shared Stage with:
Protest the Hero, Bearings, Texas King, Hawking, I See Aura, Taking Balfour, Sky Caught Fire, Glass Lung, Chasing Shadows, Dizzy Mystics, Young Critters, We Are Human
2022 – Ontario CAN Headline Tour
2022 – GAINFEST – Guelph, ON
2021 – Kronik Kristmas Fest – Guelph, ON
2020-2021 – Bereavement Live-Stream Tour
2019 – Kronik Fest – Guelph, ON
2018-2019 – Ahdomn Tour
2018 – Kronik Kristmas Fest – Guelph, ON
Fun Facts – Story Angles:
1. We had our income confiscated at a show in Quebec by the local police and our performance was cut short due to the venue being illegal.
2. All official album drums are tracked in one take for each song and completely unedited, all recorded for video proof.
3. Our live performances feature focus diverting visuals and conceptual and captivating costuming by vocalist Kenny Parry.
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Band: Jupiter Hollow
Release Date: February 24, 2023
All parts written and performed by Grant MacKenzie and Kenny Parry
Produced by Grant MacKenzie and Kenny Parry
Mixed by Zane Hawley
Mastered by João Carvalh
Single Artwork by Studio204
Members of SOCAN
Music is Canadian Content
Single Recording Band Lineup:
Grant MacKenzie – Guitar, Bass, Keys
Kenny Parry – Drums, Vocals, Keys, Piano, Lyrics
Live Band Lineup:
Grant MacKenzie – Guitar
Kenny Parry – Vocals, Keys, Piano
Nathaniel Reynolds-Welsh – Drums
John-Ryan Godfrey – Bass