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Affector

Formed: 2011
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Affector News

Below is our complete Affector 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.

Affector Posts Guitar Playthrough Clip

International progressive rock/metal act Affector released debut album "Harmagedon" earlier this year via InsideOut Music. In support of the new album, Affector has launched a guitar play-through video with guitarist Daniel Fries performing the song "Overture Pt. 2: Prologue." Check out the clip below.

"Harmagedon" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House in Los Angeles by Rich Mouser [Spock's Beard/Transatlantic/Neal Morse]. The album also showcases four very special guests on keyboards: Alex 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.

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Affector Streaming New Album's Title Track

Progressive rock/metal act Affector is gearing up for the release of the band's debut album, "Harmagedon," which is due out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe) via InsideOut Music.

Affector has now teamed up with Progrockmag.com to stream the album's title track. Check out "Harmagedon" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Overture pt.1: Introduction
2. Overture pt.2: Prologue
3. Salvation
4. The Rapture
5. Cry Song
6. Falling Away & The Rise Of The Beast
7. Harmagedon
8. New Jerusalem More...

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Affector Streaming New Song

Affector, the new international progressive rock/metal act, has been preparing for the release of debut album "Harmagedon," due out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe) via InsideOut Music.

In anticipation of the release, Affector has made a special "radio edit" version available of the song "New Jerusalem." The song can be heard on Affector's official Facebook page.

Affector's Collin Leijenaar commented on the release of the new song: "As we move closer to the release of 'Harmagedon', I'm excited to be able to stream a full song on our Facebook page. We chose 'New Jerusalem' in the radio-edit version. This song is a bit more straight-forward than some of our other songs, but still contains the 'Affector-sound'. I'm curious if this will ever hit a radio station, but we thought it would be fun to at least have the option :)" More...

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Affector Posts New Album Teaser

New international progressive rock/metal act Affector has been preparing for the release of debut album, "Harmagedon," which will be out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe) via InsideOut Music. A first listen is now available with the release of a 5-minute online album teaser including excepts from various songs off of "Harmagedon." The album teaser can be found below.

Affector's Collin Leijenaar commented on the teaser and the album artwork: "With this teaser we hope to give the listener a bit of an idea what 'Harmagedon' sounds like - but since these are only small excerpts of an album that contains about 65 minutes of music, there is much more music to explore, so the best way to really experience it, is to buy it :)

"The album cover has been made by designer Daniel Latsch. After he heard parts of the demos when we were writing the album and we told him our story concept he made this beautiful artwork. We are very proud of it. It really adds something to the complete package. Especially with the vinyl version; one of the benefits of being able to release our album on vinyl also - the artwork is just stunning!" More...

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Affector Signs With InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music is proud to announce the worldwide signing of progressive rock/metal act, Affector. This 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!" More...

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Affector Posts Debut Album Teaser

Progressive rock/metal act Affector is streaming a preview of the debut album "Harmagedon." The album is scheduled for release on May 21, 2012 (EU) and May 22, 2012 (North America) through InsideOut Music.

Affector features an all star lineup of progressive rock/metal musicians as follows:

Collin Leijenaar (touring drummer for Neal Morse)
Daniel Fries
Ted Leonard (Enchant, Spock's Beard, Thought Chamber)
Mike LePond (Symphony X)
Guest keyboardists: Neal Morse, Alex Argento, Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Planet X, ex-Dream Theater) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).

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