29 April 2011
Above Symmetry: “Ripples” album out now all over Europe; Video clip for “Traces Inside” launched on YouTube; Full album streamed online!
Above Symmetry:  “Ripples” album out now all over Europe; Video clip for “Traces Inside” launched on YouTube; Full album streamed online!
Norway’s acclaimed Prog Metal youngsters ABOVE SYMMETRY have just re-released their impressing 2010 “Ripples” debut all over Europe via InsideOutMusic on April 25th, 2011. This re-launched version of the album includes slightly modified artwork with the stellar original 10 songs as well as 3 special additional audio tracks and a video clip enhancement as bonus. Here is the exact tracklisting:

ABOVE SYMMETRY – “Ripples” CD (69:24)
1. Intro (1:30)
2. Ripples (6:33)
3. Do I Dare? (5:31)
4. Remorse (6:21)
5. Between Black & White (8:12)
6. Catatonic Coma (5:44)
7. Torn Apart (4:58)
8. Traces Inside (7:51)
9. Reflections (2:03)
10. The Purpose (5:58)
11. Trails Of Clarity (5:42) *
12. Traces Inside [Edit] (4:13) *
13. Ripples [Edit] (4:48) *
+ Traces Inside [Video-Clip Enhancement] (4:20) *
*Bonus Tracks

The full “Ripples” album can be currently streamed and checked out via AOL’s music website here:

Goldmine Magazine is offering a free download of the album’s main promotional song “Traces Inside” as their special “download of the week” here: http://www.goldminemag.com/about/downloads

Additionally, the video clip for “Traces Inside” has now been launched online at InsideOutMusic’s Youtube channel for everyone to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz82uwSBfiM

ABOVE SYMMETRY’s debut full-length album “Ripples” was recorded in their home-studio in Skien, Norway, and later on mixed and mastered to sonic perfection at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Jens Bogren, who has previously produced bands such as Opeth, Paradise Lost, Hammerfall or Symphony X. Bogren was obviously impressed by the potential of the young musicians and comments on “Ripples” as follows: “The debut album from these guys is one of the best progressive metal albums I've heard in a looong time! Since 1992, to be exact! It was an honor helping the band getting the album the way they deserve."

By the end of 2010, the band’s energetic front man had entered the “X Factor Norway” TV show / contest, which was broadcasted with large national buzz and despite the massive amount of competition in talent shows such as this, Atle was runner-up on the show’s finals, a testament to what a great singer and performer he is. “I never expected to do so well,” he commented after the results were announced. “It’s been a lot of hard work but a lot of fun though, and the publicity surrounding the show has also been helpful in raising the band’s profile in our home country.

ABOVE SYMMETRY additionally checked in with a status report on their current activities as follows:

"It’s been a busy year for our front man Atle since he finished X-Factor in Dec 2010 with a fantastic 2nd place. He is working hard and constantly booked on TV shows and various other projects. Of course we are proud of him, as it will introduce our band and our music to a far bigger new audience. Nevertheless we are already starting to work on new material as we speak and plan to have the follow-up album written and ready by end of the year. For now we are also very excited that Atle will sing with Kamelot in Oslo in front of thousands of fans - another step to get our music heard! We would like to play a one-off show in Oslo in summer and are working on a few festival appearances, so fans have a chance to see us live again at last."

Atle’s guest appearance with Kamelot takes place on May 14th, 2011 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway.

Atle Pettersen – Vocals
Robin Ognedal – Guitars
Rein T. Blomquist – Bass
Nickolas Main Henriksen – Keyboards
Joachim Strøm Ekelund – Drums

Further information on ABOVE SYMMETRY and “Ripples” can be found on: