French Progressive Metal band ATLANTYCA will release their debut album « To Nowhere And Beyond » on May 11th, 2012 via Brennus. This group was founded by brothers Julien and Maxime Putigny who handle the guitars and bass. The line-up is completed by French drummer Laurent Falso and four top class, international singers : Edu Falaschi (Angra), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot), Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas) and the great session singer David Steele. More detailed information can be found below.
We are in charge for the PR for this outstanding release all over Europe except for France. French media please shall get in touch with Brennus for requesting their promo CD there.
Due to the Easter holidays here in Germany from Friday to Monday, the shipment of the CD’s will be done on Thursday morning. When interested in receiving this release, please contact us until tomorrow evening the latest as we only have got limited amounts of CD’s available.
To have a listen in advance, please have a look on the band’s trailer which includes samples of some songs from the album : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSFkbP2npFo
release : Atlantyca – « To Nowhere And Beyond »
label : Brennus
release date : May 11, 2012
PR : Europe : firstname.lastname@example.org; France : Brennus
ATLANTYCA is a brand new band dedicated to progressive metal. Their forthcoming debut album « To Nowhere and Beyond » comprises 9 original tunes.
The project was initiated by Julien Putigny, a songwriter and guitarist based in Lyon, France, and his brother Maxime (bass). After years of playing the local club circuit of Lyon, the brothers started Atlantyca with the encouragement of top drummer Laurent Falso, who played with many French stars and progressive bands. The trio spent a lot of time in the studio, working constantly to develop their songs into demos. Their latest demo drew the attention of radio shows, Brennus Music and the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council who believed in this project. In September 2010, the band started to record its debut album, « To Nowhere and Beyond ».
After listening to demos, world-class singers were ready for the adventure, coming from four countries : Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah – Brazil), Paul Shortino (King Kobra, Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt – USA), Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas, Abydos – Germany) and David Steele (a professional session singer who has recorded with Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, The Cult and Def Leppard – Canada).
The band says : « We decided to only work with musicians who were excited about our music and wanted to get involved emotionally as if it were their own. » What Andy Kuntz said to the band speaks for itself and sums up the whole process : « I was convinced about what I did […]. I’m glad now and a little bit proud ! ».
Clear and dynamic, the production perfectly fits the sound of the band. Atlantyca wanted to achieve an organic and natural sound, which is the only way to stand the test of time. There’s no cheating on « To Nowhere and Beyond ». And the mastering was done by the great Andy VanDette (Rush, Porcupine Tree) at Masterdisk (NYC, USA).
Concerning the lyrics, Atlantyca wanted to get away from the usual science fiction and fantasy concept. The songs are linked to the inner journey : the secret of life and existence can’t be found by inspecting galaxies or watching supernovas. It lies deeper, Nowhere and Beyond .
On this album, you won’t find any compromises. The original compositions range from progressive tunes like « Standard Man » and « Underworlds » to rock anthems and catchy melodies like « Nowhere and Beyond » or « Beyond Inifinite ». « Eternity » and « My Road » are very emotional power ballads. The astonishing line-up of international top score singers gave the songs their trade.
Follow the band « on a road to a nowhereland »
We hope you’ll enjoy the ride !
For more information : www.atlantyca.eu