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“Nine Paths” is the fourth album from respected Dutch band KNIGHT AREA. They have garnered attention around the world, performing in North America multiple times as well as tours throughout Europe.
KNIGHT AREA was founded in 2004 after Gerben Klazinga released the first KNIGHT AREA album: “The Sun Also Rises“. This album was a project of Gerben, who wrote all the music, and many musicians participated in the recording of the album. The album was a worldwide success and a band was formed to play live. A new album was released in 2007 “Under a New Sign” after the band successfully played the European and American stages. Opposite to the first album, this second album was a real band effort which received very good reviews worldwide. In September 2009 their third album was released and a successful European festival tour followed soon after. KNIGHT AREA played main festivals like Nearfest (USA), FMPM (Canada), ProgPower Europe, Night of the Progs (Germany), ProgSud (France), Slottsskogen (Sweden), iO Pages festival (Holland), CRS Octoberfest (England) and ProgResiste (Belgium).
Not content to simply stick to a musical formula, KNIGHT AREA will surprise their fan base with Nine Paths. While remaining firmly faithful to the symphonic rock tradition, the band has gone one step further and added a harder edge to their sound. This transformation comes courtesy of noted producer NEIL KERNON (CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRYCHE, NILE) who’s mix has provided a more contemporary approach to progressive rock.
The track “Please Come Home” features a guest vocal appearance by CHARLOTTE WESSELS (DELAIN). The music of “Nine Paths” is perfectly complemented by the fantasy art of DENNIS SIBEIJN at Damn Engine.
1) Ever Since You Killed Me
3) Please Come Home
5) The River
6) Pride and Joy
7) The Balance
9) Angel’s Call
Gerben Klazinga – Keyboards
Mark Smit – Vocals
Pieter van Hoorn – Drums
Gijs Koopman – Bass and Taurus pedals
Mark Vermeule – Guitars