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Montreal, QC – July 16, 2019
For fans of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Miosis, Karnivool, Alpha Galates
Prog-Sphere Premiere One-Man Prog Band SURFACE OF THE SUN’s New Single ‘Oblivion’
New EP “Panacea” Out Sept 6, 2019
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Devon Eggers and his solo project SURFACE OF THE SUN have announced a new single ‘Oblivion’ taken from the upcoming album “Panacea”, which will be released on September 6, 2019.
Since his first recording in 2011. Eggers has worked hard to make a more polished, detailed, and refined second effort and the result, “Panacea” definitely brings that aspiration alive with more elaborate song arrangements that still have the SURFACE OF THE SUN feel.
The EP consists of four songs, each providing a unique element and feel to the release. They all have their own character, but are complementary to each other. Eggers outlines the details in the single ‘Oblivion’:
“’Oblivion’ starts with a unique bass guitar riff, which is one of the few songs primarily written on the instrument. It’s a little lighter than the others and builds through a series of verses and breakdowns supplemented with Asian instruments until bursting into the first chorus. ‘Oblivion’ also has an elaborate bridge section with energy that ebbs and flows, before ramping up into an explosive ending.”
All vocals and music are written, performed and recorded by Devon Eggers except for the drums, which were performed and composed by Chris Warunki (Omnisight).
Heavy, creative and catchy, SURFACE OF THE SUN is appealing for all fans of progressive metal, especially those with an interest in Tool, Karnivool, and Chevelle.
Listen to ‘Oblivion’ via its premiere on Prog-Sphere.com at the following link: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/surface-of-the-sun-premiere/
1. The Science Says (5:03)
2. Oblivion (5:22)
3. The Silence (6:16)
4. Panacea (8:52)
EP Length: 25:34
Surface of the Sun is a one-man project spawned from the mind of Devon Eggers. Working on music over the years in the capacity of a recording engineer, he decided to complete a few of his musical ideas on his own. He manifests the subjects for the catchy and melodic songs, and then writes, performs and records all the instruments and vocals save for the drums. He does his own mixing but usually outsources the mastering and has two completed albums to date.Surface of the Sun is a listening experience that people can get lost in; it is dynamic with a rollercoaster of energy, melodies and heaviness. Each song stands out on its own while still complimenting the others.
Unrestricted by any other creative influence, Eggers can focus on his sole vision for progressive metal that he hopes will inspire others in some way, especially to think outside the box, to question, to be open, or to better themselves and others. While many of the lyrics may be aggressive and highlight an issue, Eggers usually writes in a way that focuses on correcting or improving whatever that problem may be.
In 2011, he released the debut full length ‘A Dying Star’ which is being followed up in 2019 with the EP ‘Panacea’ that will show further maturation and how Eggers has grown as an artist, writer, producer and engineer.
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