Rock supergroup Orbs have released the visuals for their single, "Giving Tree Hanging Me." Watch the video HERE via New Noise Magazine. The original track comes from the band's new album Past Life Regression, released on July 15th. Fans can purchase the album HERE or stream it in full HERE via Team Rock. The band will be touring the east coast in support of the new project, marking their first live performances in over five years.
"It was really important to us to find a way to bring some of the reincarnation story from the album to life," bassist Dan Briggs told New Noise Magazine. The remorseful, piano-driven "Giving Tree Hanging Me" is one of the more emotional songs on the band's new album. Briggs explained that, "The tree man plays an important visual in the album and we found a way to bring it to life with mixed media and great drawings." The drawings, created by Thomas Sara, fuel the creative vision developed by Briggs and director Richie Valdez (All Shall Perish, The Red Chord). "Valdez is a true creative warrior, I couldn't be happier with the result."
"I wanted to convey the guilt we carry when we affect someone with our selfish actions," vocalist Adam Fisher told Substream Magazine on the original track, "The main character can't forgive himself and though he keeps travelling he can't seem to move on." On the composition of the track, bassist Dan Briggs added that, "the big blowout at the end of the song does feel like a funeral dirge, with the character accepting his place in the forest as his final resting place."
Orbs is the creative brainchild of Dan Briggs (of Between The Buried and Me), Ashley Ellyllon and Adam Fisher (of Fear Before The March of Flames). The trio first joined forces in 2010, releasing their debut project, Asleep Next To Science, with Equal Vision Records. In the six years since their inception, ORBS gained a steady fan base and released a two-track EP, These People Are Animals mixed by Ken Andrews whose previous collaborations include Failure and Paramore. Past Life Regression, self-produced by Dan Briggs, was released on his own imprint called Hogweed & Fugue Record, via Equal Vision Records. With this project, ORBS re-enters the music scene ready to perform for their fans for the first time in five years.
Intercontinental post-progressive rock quintet, VLY, has just issued an official video through an exclusive premiere through Prog Magazine. The video has been created for the track "Silver Beaches," which hails from the band's Laser's Edge-released "I / (Time)" debut album.
Filmed in several locations the South of England, VLY's new "Silver Beaches" video resumes the ongoing collaboration with director and "digital nomad" Felix Brassier. The song itself highlights the more acoustic, lyrical, and introspective elements of the band's sound with lush string arrangements and vocal harmonies, which bear stark contrast with the first video released from "I / (Time)", created for the song "Circles," which was also created by Brassier.
Immerse yourself in VLY's "Silver Beaches" video via Prog Magazine here.
Also view the previously-released "Circles" video HERE, and stream the hi-res 24 bit/96 khz version of I / (Time) HERE. The standard digital version of I / (Time) is available HERE and the CD HERE.
VLY is comprised of a varied team of multi-instrumentalists fusing their talents into an incredibly vibrant new entity, including guitarist/keyboardist/programmer Karl Demata (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix), vocalist Keith Gladysz (Diet Kong, Typical Reptiles), keyboardist/synth programmer Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio Delle Clessidre), bassist Chris Heilmann (ex-Crippled Black Phoenix, Bernie Torme', Shark Island), and drummer/keyboardist Mattias Olsson (ex-Änglagård. White Willow, Necromonkey). Once united by the internet and phone lines across the Atlantic with each other, VLY carved a sound which blends elements of progressive rock, classic rock, folk, early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, walls of epic guitars, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music. And it's the diverse background of the members that lead to the breadth of their sound. Their electrifying debut album, I / (Time),was engineered and produced by members of the outfit and mastered by Bob Katz, presenting an entire hour of crisp, adventurous music.
VLY is currently at work on new material and projects to be unveiled in the very near future.
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