InsideOut Music is proud to announce the worldwide signing of progressive rock/metal act, AFFECTOR . This highly skilled act is comprised of musicians from across the globe: vocalist Ted Leonard [Spock’s Beard/Enchant/Thought Chamber] and bass player Mike LePond [Symphony X] from the United States, guitar player Daniel Fries from Germany and drummer Collin Leijenaar [Neal Morse/Dilemma] from The Netherlands.
Drummer Collin Leijenaar comments on the signing:
“We are thrilled to be signing with InsideOutMusic / Century Media. It is THE home for progressive rock & metal, and it feels very much like 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!”
AFFECTOR’s forthcoming debut album, Harmagedon, is set for a North American release on May 22 . The album was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House in Los Angeles by Rich Mouser [Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse]. The release features a number of special guests on keyboards including Alex Argento, Neal Morse [Transatlantic/Flying Colors], Jordan Rudess [Dream Theater] and Derek Sherinian [Planet X/Black Country communion]. Also showcased on the album is the Polish orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus.
This concept album ambitiously fuses dark, apocalyptic scenery with themes of hope and light. Heavy riffs and lightning fast solos beautifully offset more soft and fragile moments, throughout which the soulful singing of Ted Leonard embraces a wide spectrum of vocal harmonies. Drawing upon a diverse palette of musical influences, AFFECTOR seamlessly unites progressive rock/metal and orchestral minimalism. AFFECTOR is destined to appeal to fans of a multiplicity of forward-thinking acts – from Dream Theater, A.C.T., Symphony X and Darkwater, to Queen and Rush.
Additional details about AFFECTOR’s upcoming album, Harmagedon, will be announced in the coming weeks.