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Knight Area

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Below is our complete Knight Area news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Knight Area Announces New Album "Hyperdrive"

Dutch progressive rock act Knight Area will release the new album "Hyperdrive" on October 14th via Lasers Edge in North America. The album marks a new era for the band, which had previously released four studio albums and toured Europe and USA extensively. In 2012, the band welcomed guitarist Mark Bogert as well as legendary bassist Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, Ayreon) into the fold.

With the newcomers onboard, Knight Area introduced heavier elements for a fuller sound into the repertoire. All the classic symphonic rock traits of previous releases are clearly evident, but the songs on "Hyperdrive" are described as "more immediate and concise."

The band invited noted prog guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One) to participate as a special guest on one track. Joost van den Broek, who is known for his production work with Epica, Mayan, and After Forever, mixed the album. Rounding out the package is artwork by Gustavo Sazes (shown below).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Afraid of the Dark
2. The Lost World
3. Bubble
4. This Day
5. Crimson Skies
6. Avenue of Broken Dreams
7. Living in Confusion
8. Stepping Out
9. Running Away
10. Songs From the Past
11. Hypnotized More...

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Knight Area Streaming New Album

"Nine Paths" is the fourth album from Dutch act Knight Area, and the entire release is now available for streaming online courtesy of AOL Music. Head over to this location to check out "Nine Paths."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Ever Since You Killed Me
2. Summerland
3. Please Come Home
4. Clueless
5. The River
6. Pride and Joy
7. The Balance
8. Wakerun
9. Angel's Call

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Knight Area Streaming New Song "Summerland"

"Nine Paths," the fourth album from Dutch band Knight Area, will be released on October 25th, 2011. A track off the album, titled "Summerland," is now available for streaming through Prog Archives at this location.

Guitarist Mark Vermule commented on the track: "Summerland is the first track of the new album we recorded. We were full of energy and ready to record, and you can hear it. We played it live on several occasions and received good feedback on this song. The drums, bass guitar and guitar create this wall, and Mark really uses that energy in his vocals. Still, it's Knight Area with some good melodies; some parts where we take a step back, and at the end kick in with this climax guitar solo. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ever Since You Killed Me
2. Summerland
3. Please Come Home
4. Clueless
5. The River
6. Pride and Joy
7. The Balance
8. Wakerun
9. Angel's Call

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