Baliset To Release New EP, Exordium, July 1, 2013
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Topic: Baliset To Release New EP, Exordium, July 1, 2013
Posted: June 10 2013 at 18:05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Massachusetts-based prog rockers Baliset are pleased to announce the release of their new EP Exordium on July 1, 2013. The EP serves as an introduction to a larger concept story being developed for their forthcoming 2nd album, tentatively titled Vespers For A Starless Night, due in late 2013 or early 2014. It will be the first new music from the band since 2009’s “A Time For Rust” and will feature new band members Shannon Kelly (ex-Avariel) on vocals and Rob Macleod (ex-A Dark In The Light) on bass.
The band is also using the EP’s release as a chance to start a charity campaign. From July 1- December 1, 2013, they will be donating $2 from each sale towards Manes and Motions, http://hfsc.org/manes-motions, a non-profit therapeutic riding organization started by Jerri Massi, mother of guitarist Greg Massi. The band’s goal is to raise $1000 for the charity over the five month campaign.
1. Moon And River
2. Ever A Relentless Tide
The three songs show Baliset’s growth and development as songwriters over the last few years. Opening track “Moon And River” is a dense rock song with distinct movements. Countering the bombast of the opening track, “Ever A Relentless Tide” is a moody acoustic ballad which is built with subtle mellotron choirs, ambient drums, and Morricone-esque guitars. Rounding out the EP is “Colour” which is a folk-influenced Zeppelin-like rocker set to a stomping drum beat with grooving bass lines, soaring vocals, blistering guitar work, and culminating in a group vocal with lush vocals and harmonies submitted by fans and friends.
The EP was recorded concurrently with tracks for the upcoming album between May 2010-May 2013. It was primarily engineered and mixed by Eric Arena at Zing Recording Studios (Killswitch Engage, All That Remains) in Westfield, MA with additional tracking done by Glenn Smith at Amps Vs. Ohms in Cambridge, MA and the band’s home studio in Marlborough, MA. The EP was mastered by Maor Applebaum (Cynic, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen) in Los Angeles, CA. The artwork and layout was designed by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Atheist) and band photography was done by Courtney Lucas.
Exordium will be released digitally via the band’s own Ret Con Recordings and distributed throughwww.retconrecordings.com.
Shannon Kelly – vocals
Greg Massi – guitars, vocals, keyboards
Rob Macleod – bass
Adam Letourneau – drums, percussion, backing vocals
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