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New York power metal act Shadowstrike announced that the band has tapped Optic keyboardist Ryan Patane for the upcoming opening night performance at the upcoming Metal Underground.com sponsored DeLand Rock & Metal Festival, which takes place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. Information on the festival and where to purchase tickets, head on over to this location. Shadowstrike released its debut EP "Infinite Power" earlier this year. Long Island's Optic released its debut album "Iris In" in 2013.
Patane commented on the upcoming performance: "I'm very psyched to be joining ShadowStrike on this festival! For a long time, power metal has had a dedicated spot on my long list of musical interests and it certainly shows in my keyboard playing from time to time. I'm pumped that ShadowStrike invited me to join them on this epic endeavor and I hope everyone is excited to see us perform! Cheers and May The Force....well, you know the rest..."
Shadowstrike's Matt Krais stated: "This is something we are very excited about and will remember for a long time. We are good friends with the the guys in Optic, and we love their music and especially Ryan's style of playing. Rehearsals have begun, and this is one ShadowStrike experience you do not want to miss!" More...
Optic has checked in with the following year-end message to fans:
"New Years Eve 2014 has come! We just want to say thank you all for such a fantastic year! We had some good shows, an increased fan base, and finally released our debut album which will also go down as a milestone in our career, 'Iris In.'
"We are so glad with the feedback we were (and still are) receiving from reviews, purchases, and of course, THE FANS! THAT'S YOU GUYS!
"Once again, we thank each and every one of you for making this such a spectacular year for us and we are strongly looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
"Until then, commence forth with 2014......." More...
Optic released the band's new album "Iris In" today - September 26th, 2013. In celebration of the release, the full album is now available for streaming online.
Check out the album stream in the SoundCloud player available below. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.
Optic has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new album online via Bandcamp:
"We are happy to finally announce the release date of our debut album 'Iris In' is Thursday, September 26th! To satiate your desires in the meantime, here is the album's cover art. Hope you enjoy, and thank you to everyone for your patience in the face of our lolly-gagging."
2. Blind Apathy
3. Falling From The Sky
4. Breathe New Life
5. Moment of Impact
6. Withhold The Sun
7. Drown The Earth
8. Etched In Grey More...
New York's Optic has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to release a new album:
"Optic's debut album set to be released this summer will be entitled 'Iris In.' Tune in to The Metal Massacre with Grizzly Adams for his last radio show at 10:15pm tonight at this location to hear the new track 'Withhold The Sun.' The 'Drown The Earth' EP will be played in full as well. We're likely not releasing this track for a few more months, so here is your chance to hear what we've been doing! Call Grizzly Adams at 716-878-5104 to voice your thoughts. We'll be listening! Thank you all for your time... We hope to hear from you tonight!" More...
Long Island's Optic has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"Hey everyone! While there is still plenty of work to be done for the album, we'd like to take a moment to give you some insight into what to expect from it.
"It will have 8 tracks, and will likely have a running time of about an hour. of these 8, there are 3 we have yet to record, including our 16 minute song 'Echoes in a Solemn Chamber,' you know, our short one.
"Check out our videos section for an early, pre-Kenny version of the song, as well as some other neat stuff. Better yet, the youtube page.
"We'll be knocking those out soon enough, and once that's over with the album will be released. In the meantime, keep checking our page for updates, videos, and maybe, just maybe, if you're done with your homework in time for dinner, a little surprise."
Long Island based metal act Optic has issued the following update about recording new material for an upcoming release:
"Day 13 (yesterday): A lot of progress and leeway on vocal tracks with Kenny Mahoney, Steve Christopher, and Ryan Patane! The clean vocals are done and are coming out great! We can't wait for you all to hear them!
"Day 14 (today): We continue vocal tracks with death vocals, so more work to be done. Stay tuned...."
For more details on Optic, head over to the band's Facebook profile. Optic is:
Steve Christopher - Guitars, Vocals
Scott Genovese - Drums, Percussion
Mike Intrieri - Bass Guitar
Kenny Mahoney - Lead Vocals
Ryan Patane - Keyboards/synths, Vocals, additional guitars.