AFFECTOR – Sign worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic
Wrap up work on debut album “Harmagedon”; Release date confirmed for May 21st, 2012!
InsideOutMusic is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the progressive rock/metal band band AFFECTOR.
is a highly skilled, new international band consisting of German
guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (Neal
Morse/Dilemma) as well bass player Mike LePond (Symphony X) and vocalist
Ted Leonard (Spock's Beard/Enchant/Thought Chamber) - both from the
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.
AFFECTOR’s Collin Leijenaar comments on the signing as follows:
“We are thrilled to be signing with InsideOutMusic / Century Media. It is THE home for progressive rock & metal, and it feels very much home to us! It has always been a personal dream of mine to release something on this label, and with AFFECTOR this dream has come true! I'm stoked about the future of AFFECTOR, and I hope the audience is too!?”
On their debut album, “Harmagedon”, AFFECTOR are joined by four very special guests on keyboards:
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.
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.
Daniel Fries – guitars
Collin Leijenaar – drums
Mike LePond – bass guitars
Ted Leonard – vocals
More details about AFFECTOR and “Harmagedon” will be launched in the coming weeks…