Forum Home Forum Home > Other music related lounges > Get The Word Out
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Dropshard - Anywhere But Home - The Debut Album
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedDropshard - Anywhere But Home - The Debut Album

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
tribeca View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: March 12 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 56
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Dropshard - Anywhere But Home - The Debut Album
    Posted: January 15 2011 at 07:22


After several years of rehearsals and concerts, Sebastiano Benatti, Tommaso Mangione and Alex Stucchi (ex Antares) decided to set up the prog/alternative project  Dropshard.

Based in Milan, Italy they recorded 2 demo sessions DS1 and DSII and evolved through several line-up changes before taking to the road to debut songs from their ‘suite’ of music called Anywhere But Home. Following a fantastic response from audiences which found the band in the finals of many Italian unsigned band events they were spotted by the UK’s Sonic Vista Music and recording of the debut album began.

Following a storming performance at EXPROG 2010 the band have been featured on the seminal European Perspective Progressive Rock Radio show and are appearing at Electric Garden the north west UK’s first progressive rock festival in May 2011 along with fellow Italians The Watch and UK’s The Tangent. The debut album recorded at Frequenze Studios in Monza is an ambitious but ultimately triumphant concept album comprising the ‘Anywhere But Home Suite’ and the bonus track Freedom Supermarket.

Taking inspiration from early Genesis and contemporary prog metal bands such as Riverside, Dropshard have honed an absolutely stunning piece of work which drifts from Choral harmonies through to blistering chunks of powerful but complex metal riffs using interesting time signatures and high levels of technical proficiency.

The album is a story of life and social framework exploring the idea that what we are searching for maybe just under our noses. Available on February 15th, 2011 as a retail CD and also digital download, the album is a statement of intention from a nation which respects progressive rock music as the most valid medium of creative expression.

Dropshard Website


Life should be like a Wim Wenders soundtrack remixed by aliens
Back to Top
UMUR View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 19 2007
Location: Denmark
Status: Offline
Points: 2933
Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2011 at 15:51
Back to Top
tribeca View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: March 12 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 56
Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 09:24
Another 4 star review from Sea of Tranquility here.
Life should be like a Wim Wenders soundtrack remixed by aliens
Back to Top
Atavachron View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: September 30 2006
Location: Pearland
Status: Offline
Points: 60696
Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2011 at 00:18
really good band, will likely be adding to HeavyProg assuming another subgenre is not interested








Edited by Atavachron - March 13 2011 at 00:20
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.156 seconds.

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.