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Daydream XI

From: Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Daydream XI 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.

Daydream XI Signs With Sensory Records

Laser's Edge branch Sensory Records today confirms the label's signing of Brazilian outfit Daydream XI, issuing info for the band's second album, "The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn," which is now set for release in September alongside a performance at ProgPower USA.

Previous debut album "The Grand Disguise: was produced by Jens Bogren, head of the world-class Fascination Street studio in Sweden and released in September of 2014 via Power Prog. For follow-up album "The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn," Daydreamm XI embraces the progressive side of music in a dark concept album.

The concept is a metaphor to express that we are drawn to each other more by our weaknesses and our flaws than our strengths and virtues. It's portrayed through a journey, where Phillip, the Circus master, takes his new apprentice, Circe, across the various acts of this Circus. Each song represents a feeling or aspect of human life, channeled by the storyline of each character. More...

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Sunburst Out Of ProgPower USA XVIII

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Greek power/progressive act Sunburst was dropped from the XVIII roster, due to a VISA issues, in which a particular USCIS agent made an unusual and specific "all-encompassing" request for evidence that was impossible to satisfy in the time left. Harveston also announced that Brazil's Daydream XI will replace Sunburst.

Harveston posted the following announcement: "It is with extreme frustration and disappointment I must announce that Sunburst (Greece) will not be performing at ProgPower USA XVIII. Despite having provided the same type and kind of evidence that has obtained approvals for not only ProgPower USA bands over the last decade, but for well over one hundred other bands submitted by Marc/Play America, one agent at the USCIS (United States Customs & Immigration Services) has deemed our evidence insufficient. Given the all-encompassing breadth of that specific agent's demands (more than ever have been seen by either Marc or myself) in an RFE (Request for Evidence) in our careers, there is literally no hope of satisfying those demands. Sunburst, Marc, & I have all agreed it would be pointless to continue to fight this hopeless battle.

"Rest assured I have every intention of having Sunburst back as soon as possible. They are an amazing band and deserve to be on the ProgPower USA stage. The band is understandably disappointed, but also understand the circumstances cannot be helped.

"I want to calm the fears of those concerned about other bands performing this year. I have already obtained visa approvals for all bands I am specifically responsible for performing on Friday and Saturday. Sunburst was the last band we were waiting on for visa approval. All bands that have been submitted for Wednesday and Thursday so far have also been approved. More...

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Daydream XI Posts Playthrough Video

Brazilian progressive/power metal outfit Daydream XI has launched a live instrumental video of the new song "Painted Smile," which will appear on the band's upcoming concept double album "The Circus of the Tattered and Torn."

The video, filmed at a recent full-band rehearsal, is released in conjunction with an ongoing PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign for the new album. Stream the "Painted Smile" playthrough video below.

Commented guitarist/vocalist Tiago Masseti: "As a thankful message to everyone who's been supporting the band and the PledgeMusic campaign, we decided to capture a live studio performance of a new song. It's instrumental for now, not to spoil too much. This song is one of the first ones I've written for the new album, and it really helped to establish the tone for the new record. It's got some fast power metal drums as in the older songs, but on top of heavier and darker riffs. It's also pretty responsible for the whole circus theme of the album. The lyrics to come are about the classic irony of the clown who makes people laugh but is broken on the inside."

The Daydream XI PledgeMusic campaign will continue for another 30-plus days, offering fans access to exclusive items including personalized postcards, signed CDs, songbooks, music lessons, personalized ring tones, intimate concert experiences and more. More...

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Daydream XI Launches PledgeMusic Campaign

Brazilian progressive/power metal outfit Daydream XI has launched a PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming concept double album titled "The Circus of the Tattered and Torn."

The campaign - available here - will span the next 60 days, giving fans access to exclusive PledgeMusic items including personalized postcards, signed CDs, songbooks, music lessons, personalized ring tones, intimate concert experiences and more.

The new music will be delivered to Pledgers in June, months before the general album release. 5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will benefit The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the world's largest carnivore sanctuary, home to hundreds of wildlife rescued from captivity.

Daydream XI commented: "We are launching a PledgeMusic campaign so that we can connect with the fans directly, with exclusive materials and some really cool items for anyone who pledges. From Skype lessons to personalized ringtones, from a barbershop choir thank-you-message to even songbooks entirely transcribed by ourselves, we have put a lot of effort in creating this so that all Daydreamers can have a one-of-a-kind experience with Daydream XI and get to be a part of this circus of freaks. And you can get your hands on the album before everyone else does. More...

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Daydream XI Posts Drum Playthrough

Brazilian progressive metal outfit Daydream XI just launched a drum playthrough video for the track "The Guts of Hell." Check it out below.

"On this recording we wanted to showcase what the drums are really doing underneath the wall of guitars and vocals by making the drums louder in the mix," drummer Bruno Giordan told DrumMagazine.com. "There are a lot of cool double bass pedal patterns, some very heavy sections as well as a very wide usage of the drum kit on this song."

"The Guts of Hell" comes from the band's debut album, "The Grand Disguise," which released in September 2014 on Power Prog. Daydream XI is currently at Monostereo Studios recording the follow-up to "The Grand Disguise."

"The recording process of our second album has gone really well," added Giordano. "This time I brought some new influences to my playing and sought inspiration in different places. Even though the arrangements are harder to play and way more technical than on our first album, the recordings ran easier because I was much more prepared this time. It was a fun process in a very light environment at Monostereo Studios and, despite the difficulty of some sections, I think I was able to take my drumming to another level this time." More...

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Daydream XI Releases "Wings Of Destruction" Video

Brazilian power/progressive act Daydream XI released a new music video for the track "Wings of Destruction." The video was filmed at the band's performance at Bar Opiniao on November 9, 2014. The song appears on the Power Prog Records debut full length release "The Grand Disguise."

The video was filmed by Johnny Marco, edited by Marcelo Pereira and colorized by Tiago Masseti. Check it out here:

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Daydream XI Streams New Track

Daydream XI is gearing up to release new album "The Grand Disguise," and now the band has released a track, which can be heard below. Daydream XI also comments:

"Hey Daydreamers!! We are very proud to finally present you the studio version of 'Watch Me Rise,' the first single off 'The Grand Disguise!'

"And we can also tell you that the album is coming out on all digital formats on September 27th, 2014. Let us know what you think and what are your expectations for the album." More...

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Daydream XI Signs To Power Prog

Power Prog is proud to announce the signing of Brazilian progressive metal band Daydream XI. The label comments:

"They have already gained their first bigger international experiences through the participation at the latest 'Progressive Nation At Sea' last February and by sharing the stage with acts like Transatlantic, Devin Townsend Project, King's X, Pain Of Salvation, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Anathema, Riverside, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Bigelf, Haken, Eumeria ... only to name a few ones.

"Now our first common goal is the preparation of their debut longplayer for a release in late summer this year. The album was mixed by André Alvinzi and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, best know for their work with acts like Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, James LaBrie, Katatonia, Hammerfall, Turisas, Leprous, Orphaned Land and many more and thus best guarantors for an extraordinary listening experience and a world-class production! More details will be announced shortly!"

Daydream XI consists of:

Tiago Masseti (Vocals/Guitars)
Marcelo Pereira (Guitars)
Tomás Gonzaga (Bass)
Bruno Giordano (Drums)

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Daydream XI Album To Be Produced By Jens Bogren

Brazilian prog metal act Daydream XI recently announced that the swedish producer/engineer Jens Bogren (Symphony X, James Labrie, Opeth, Soilwork, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Amon Amarth, etc) will be in charge of the production of the band's debut album. Jens Bogren is the head of the world class Fascination Street studio, in Örebro, Sweden.

"We've been off the stages for a while now, but all this time was entirely dedicated to writing and pre producing this album. The band sounds more progressive, more epic and much heavier!" said the lead singer Tiago Masseti. "Jens Bogren's production and mixing and mastering at Fascination Street, will bring a contemporary approach to this songs. It will be worth the wait!"

The band will keep the fans updated via YouTube with an upcoming video blog showing the recording process. The album is set to be released during the first semester of 2013.

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