19 June 2013
James LaBrie: New album's opening track launched online; Tracklisting revealed!
Dream Theater's Jame LaBrie is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled
"Impermanent Resonance", to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe
and August 6th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
The new album's dynamic opening track, "Agony", is now available to be checked out via the website of UK's Metal Hammer magazine HERE!
James LaBrie comments about "Agony" as follows:
"I am completely over the top with 'Impermanent Resonance' and here is its first single, 'Agony'. I am more than sure that you will be banging your head and your blood will be coursing through you like jet fuel. As far as I am concerned this is only a teaser to 11 other tracks that will take you for a dynamic and emotional ride.
Crank this song and Raaaaaaaawk!"
Matt Guillory, LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years now and keyboardist / background vocalist on "Impermanent Resonance" added as follows:
"Stylistically, I think 'Agony' is an interesting blend of melodic death metal and pop - from the riffing and blast beats interspersed in the intro, to where it really opens up melodically in the chorus. I like the pop-influenced interplay of the lead vocal and the keyboards that occur in the verse and chorus. This was a real fun collaboration with Peter Wichers. It's got a little bit of everything."
Next to James LaBrie and Matt Guillory, the line-up on this diverse and extremely entertaining new album also features Marco Sfogli from Italy on guitar, Ray Riendeau (Halford, Machines of Loving Grace) on bass and Dream Theater audition's finalist Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, Arch Enemy, etc.) from Sweden on drums, making it the same line-up for the group as on the previous, much acclaimed album, "Static Impulse", from 2010. Furthermore, former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers was also added to the fold for songwriting and guitar recording contributions.
"Impermanent Resonance" was once again mixed and mastered at Sweden's Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren, while artwork duties were handled by Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Kamelot, etc.).
The album's tracklisting will be the following:
James LaBrie - "Impermanent Resonance"
3. Slight Of Hand
4. Back On The Ground
5. I Got You
6. Holding On
7. Lost In The Fire
8. Letting Go
9. Destined To Burn
10. Say You're Still Mine
12. I Will Not Break
More details about "Impermanent Resonance" will be available soon...
"Impermanent Resonance" Line-Up
James LaBrie - Lead Vocals
Matt Guillory - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marco Sfogli - Guitars
Ray Riendeau - Bass
Peter Wildoer - Drums, Screams
Selected James LaBrie Solo Discography
Keep It To Yourself (MullMuzzler) - 1999
MullMuzzler 2 (MullMuzzler) - 2001
Elements Of Persuasion - 2005
Static Impulse - 2010
Impermanent Resonance - 2013
James LaBrie online