Thought Chamber present first song from new album

The Prog Magazine was chosen to present Transcend, a nine-minute epic song from the new upcoming Thought Chamber album Psykerion. Hear it below.

Vocalist Ted Leonard, now with Spock’s Beard, has reunited with multi-instrumentalist Michael Harris for the long-awaited follow-up to debut album Angular Perceptions. They’re joined by bassist Jeff Plant, keyboardist Bill Jenkins and drummer Mike Haid on the 16-track title.

Harris tells Prog Magazine: “Transcend kind of epitomises what Thought Chamber does: lots of melody, while getting our chops in, and we exploit a lot of styles in it, from metal to acoustic to fusion.”

He says of the lyrics: “Avakus’ mind has been awakened and inspired by his voyage to Psykerion, and he gets philosophical about what makes humans tick, from instinct to ego to the drive to succeed.”

Psykerion is released on September 16 via InsideOut.

Tracklist

01.    Inceptus
02.    Exodus
03.    Psykerion: The Question
04.    In The Words of Avakus
05.    Light Year Time
06.    Kerakryps
07.    The Black Hole Lounge
08.    Circuits of ODD
09.    Behind the Eyes of Ikk
10.    Isle of Bizen
11.    Xyrethius II
12.    Recoil
13.    Breath of Life
14.    Transcend
15.    Planet Qwinkle
16.    Inner Peace

Source: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/thought-chamber-premiere-transcend/?utm_source=G%2FS%2FA&utm_campaign=0cc5ed9576-Pirate_Smile_DEVIN+TOWNSEND+PROJECT&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fc664ea316-0cc5ed9576-57311037

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Thought Chamber

Thought Chamber is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2006. The band was formed by guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard of Spock’s Beard. The bands first full-length album, Angular Perceptions was released in 2007
Thought Chamber Cover Art
Tracklisting:
Premonition
Sacred Treasure
A Legend’s Avalon
Balance Of One
Mr Qwinkle’s Therapy
Transmigration Of Souls
God Of Oblique
Silent Shore
Accidently On Purpose
A Mind Beyond
Thought Chamber is currently working on their second full-length opus, a concept album entitled “Psykerion”, which is due for a 2013 release, and which will feature founding members, guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard, along with new drummer Mike Haid, bassist Jeff Plant, and keyboardist Bill Jenkins.

Ted Leonard – Vocals (Spock’s Beard, Enchant)
Michael Harris – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (Darkology, Arch Rival and Vitalij Kuprij)
Mike Haid – Drums (Michael Harris, David T. Chastain, Joe Stump)
Jeff Plant – Bass (Jimi Tunnell’s Trilateral Commission)
Bill Jenkins – Keyboards (Enchant)

Past Members
Derek Blakley – Bass (of Haji’s Kitchen and Michael Harris)
Rob Stankiewicz – Drums (of Haji’s Kitchen and Michael Harris)
Bobby Williamson – Keyboards (of Eumeria and Outworld)

http://www.facebook.com/ThoughtChamber

Affector

Affector is another supergroup of power- and prog metal musicians, members of Neil Morse, Spock’s Beard and Symphony X have been active together here.

The album Harmagedon rather delivers what you expect, excellent musicianship, superb production and great songs, definitely check it out, though I must say, maybe I expected even more, hearing all those big names dropped.

Line-up

– Daniel Fries / guitars
– Collin Leijenaar / drums
– Mike LePond / bass guitars
– Ted Leonard / vocals

Plus they have four special guests on keyboards: Jordan Rudess, Derek Sherinian, Neal Morse, and Alex Argento, also featured on the album is the Polish orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus.

The lyrical concept is about the Biblical Apocalypse, or End Times, timed for release now in early 2012 just before the world is coming to an end – well thought out boys 🙂

Now go find out for yourself what you think!

Tracklist

1. Overture pt.1: Introduction
2. Overture pt.2: Prologue
3. Salvation
4. The Rapture
5. Cry Song
6. Falling Away & The Rise Of The Beast
7. Harmagedon
8. New Jerusalem

http://www.affector.net/