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    Posted: December 14 2011 at 09:39
Formed in 1980, Stencil Forest was centered around the influences of English progressive rock, with a strong melodic feel and song structure. In 2005, the band embarked on an ambitious new project, "The Abyss", released in 2006. True to the genre, the opening and closing pieces, "Lifeline Suite", and "The Abyss", clock in at 11:00, and 24:00, respectively, weaving musical themes together that are found throughout the album. The current lineup, Frank Cassella, Doug Andresen, and Ron Perron, are looking forward to recording a new offering in 2010. Frank has begun writing new music for the project, and with Doug's help, demos are in the early stages.

They remind me a bit of Glass Hammer but I don't know if they're really strong enough for symphonic so crossover might be their thing, or maybe neo.

This is from "Opening Act" 1983.



That's the only sample from the first one that I could find. And this is from the last album "The Abyss".



More samples can be found here: http://www.reverbnation.com/frankcassellastencilforest





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Post Options Post Options   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 15 2011 at 00:58
definetly belong to PA
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2011 at 19:06
Another nice find. I'll notify the Symphonic Prog team. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ivan_Melgar_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 21:36
APPROVED for SYMPHONIC

Please send the material to Scott for addition.

Sorry for the unusual delay, but I was out of Lima for almost a month

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2012 at 02:42
I am happy to add them right now - but i need info so just let me know what you can and I will type it up tonight.

Cheers

and excellent find for the site!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2012 at 03:10

I rephrased the info above and will add more later


adding band now

Stencil Forest was formed in 1980, with a strong melodic structure and clearly influenced by English progressive rock. After many years together performing live gigs, the band embarked on an ambitious new project in 2005. This project was "The Abyss", an innovative album released in 2006 to some acclaim. Some of the tracks were rather lengthy in true prog rock style, the opening track “Lifeline Suite" with a running time of 11 minutes, and the epic closing track “The Abyss” clocking a mammoth 24 minutes. This closing piece weaves many of the musical ideas peppered throughout the album and works as a type of multi movement suite as heard in traditional classical music.

The current lineup of Stencil Forest is Doug Andresen - Vocals; Frank Cassella - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals; Jim Cassella - Drums; Rick Cassella - Keyboards; Ron Perron - Bass; Frank writes the music, and Ron records. Frank Cassella, Doug Andresen, and Ron Perron are recording new material in continuation of their musical direction.

The band’s influences are Yes, Kansas, Ambrosia, Genesis, Moody Blues, Beatles, PFM, Happy the Man. Likely to appeal to fans of Ambrosia, Yes, Kansas and ELP.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2012 at 03:23
Stencil Forest are added!


Please add albums 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote historian9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2012 at 08:54
Cool, I can add the 1983 album as soon as rateyourmusic comes back up again (awareness about SOPA and PIPA). I think they had the info on exact line-up on the old album, track listing I will get from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stencilforest .


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ivan_Melgar_M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2012 at 09:02
Sh!t Scott, we are getting faster with time, I am back for less than 24 hours and already checked two bands, accepted one and you added them

GREAT WORK AMIGO

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