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    Posted: February 22 2012 at 12:30
AFFECTOR is a highly skilled, new international band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse/Dilemma) as well as bass player Mike LePond (Symphony X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (Spock's Beard/Enchant/Thought Chamber) - both from the United States.
 
 
On their debut album, "Harmagedon", AFFECTOR are joined by four very special guests on keyboards:
Alex Argento, Neal Morse (Transatlantic/Flying Colors), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Derek Sherinian (Planet X/Black Country communion). Also featured on the album is the Polish orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus. This concept album fuses a dark, apocalyptic scenery with themes of hope and light and features heavy riffs and lightning fast solos, but also has softer and more fragile moments, where the soulful singing of Ted Leonard opens a wide spectrum of vocal harmonies.
 
Citing broad musical influences and diverse inspirations between prog and classic as well as modern rock acts, AFFECTOR is like an open marriage between progressive rock/metal and orchestral minimalism, destined to appeal to everyone into bands ranging from Dream Theater, A.C.T., Symphony X, Darkwater to Queen or Rush.
 
 
Affector's debut album, "Harmagedon", which was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House in Los Angeles by Rich Mouser (Spock's Beard/Transatlantic/Neal Morse), will be released via InsideOutMusic on May 21st, 2012 in Europe and May 22nd, 2012 in North America: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=11007&IdCompany=8
 
Expectations are high for this one - there are four 'yes' votes already for them on progfreak, despite only one sample (a 'teaser') ever being posted to the best of my knowledge (and since removed by the user). More samples are promised soon though - this YouTube channel was set up on 6th Feb for this purpose, but so far no vids have been uploaded:
 
Official website: http://www.affector.net/
Looking forward to this album much....! Thumbs Up


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2012 at 11:27
And here's the 13-minute title track in full, courtesy of the UK glossy mag 'Prog' (scroll down to the embedded soundcloud player): http://www.progrockmag.com/news/affector-premier-title-track-of-forthcoming-debut-album/. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2012 at 13:44
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

And here's the 13-minute title track in full, courtesy of the UK glossy mag 'Prog' (scroll down to the embedded soundcloud player): http://www.progrockmag.com/news/affector-premier-title-track-of-forthcoming-debut-album/. Thumbs Up


Is it me or does the promo picture on that page seem that they tried to look "metallish" but well.. didn't quite succeed Big smile Anyway, the track sounds very nice, I'm looking forward to this one Tongue I wonder if this is coming to spotify, as I've heard InsideOut doesn't release their album there anymore? Would be nice if they put it to progstreaming, etc. I'm thinking of buying it after I've heard it completely once or twice.
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