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Formed: 2001
From: Flemington, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Suspyre 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.

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Myrath Canceled for ProgPower Europe 2008

Tunisian Progressive Metal band Myrath have announced today that their position on the line-up for this years ProgPower Europe show has been forfeited. The ProgPower Europe Organizers have released the following statement:

"Well, as surprised as you probably are, yesterday we received a cancellation from Myrath. We were completely surprised, everything was arranged as we thought. Let’s keep it to unforseen circumstances that the band forced them to cancel their appearance at ProgPower Europe.

"Anyway, we immediately contacted The Aurora Project, the band that opened ProgPower Europe a few years ago and we are glad they have accepted our invitation. We knew that some of the members would have been here as visitors, but now they will enter the stage once more.

"With a new album coming, this will be a perfect chance to hear some of the new stuff. The band will play right before the diner break, and Suspyre will now play after the break".

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Alarum To Play ProgPower Fest With Cynic

Australian prog death metallers Alarum have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place from the 3rd to the 5th of October at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. It will be a very special performance as it is a one-off European show. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Friday, October 3:

PAGAN'S MIND (NOR)
ATROX (NOR)
DIVISION BY ZERO (POL)

Saturday, October 4:

CYNIC (USA)
ZERO HOUR (USA)
ALARUM (AUS)
WOLVERINE (SWE) *
[to be announced]
CILICE (HOL)

Sunday, October 5:

THRESHOLD (UK)
WOLVERINE (SWE) **
MYRATH (TUN)
SUSPYRE (USA)
PATHOSRAY (IT)
21 EYES OF RUBY (HOL)

* 1999 setlist (when WOLVERINE played the first-ever ProgPower Europe)
** Regular setlist

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Suspyre Announces New Keyboardist, April Sese

New Jersey progressive metallers, SUSPYRE, have announced this weekend after months of auditions that they have a new member, keyboardist APRIL SESE.

Suspyre welcomes the new keyboardist and discuss her musical background:

"April Sese was born into a musical family. Her grandfather founded a professional 7 piece band in the 70s that included her mother on drums, father on guitar, aunt on vocals, uncle on sax and keys, plus family friends on bass and male vocals. Her family exposed her to a wide range of musical genres. Needless to say, she has been an eclectic music lover her entire life. She began her classical training on piano at the age of 7 and continued on for thirteen years under Yoomi Choi from the Manhattan School of Music. During high school she accompanied choral groups, sang for jazz band and participated in various music-related competitions and events. She currently takes private music theory lessons at The Collective in New York City under Hernando Fernandez and Bob Quaranta." More...

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Suspyre Announces East Coast Shows, Release Party

The first weekend of August 2008, Suspyre will be joining Odin's Court and Dark Empire for two nights of prog metal. The shows are open to all ages (21+ to drink). The shows are as follows:

08/01/2008 The Knitting Factory (Old Office Room) - New York, NY
08/02/2008 Crocodile Rock Cafe - Allentown, PA

Additionally, the band will play their record release show for their upcoming Sensory Records debut "When Time Fades" in September. This exclusive set will be comprised of 90 minutes of material from all three of the band's albums with special guest drummer Charlie Zeleny. The release party details are as follows:

09/20/2008 The Community Center @ First Presyterian Church - Metuchen, NJ

Suspyre will be releasing its third album, "When Time Fades," on September 30, 2008 through Sensory Records. You can now preview the first track, "Possession," on their MySpace page.

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Skies Devoured Goes on Hiatus

New Jersey melodic metallers, Skies Devoured, have issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"What's new in the world of Skies Devoured? Well, for one, we're taking a break."

"Skies Devoured is officially on hold at the moment in order to pursue other projects. Our future is vague. We hope to reunite and begin writing again, as well as play shows. Thanks to everyone who came out to a show, listened to/downloaded our music, supported, sang along, headbanged, hung out, partied, got wasted, chilled, and generally just acknowledged our presence. We cherish all the fun we've had with our friends and family--you guys!" More...

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Suspyre Signs to Sensory Records

Sensory Records is proud to announce the signing of New Jersey prog metal band Suspyre. The band's new album, "When Time Fades...," has a release date of September 30, 2008.

"We are all very excited about signing to Sensory Records," says Gregg Rossetti, guitarist and founder/composer of Suspyre. "The high-caliber musicians on this label have inspired our band to become what it is and we are now proud to be a part of their family."

"When Time Fades…" has artwork done by Gustavo Sazes (Firewind, Dark Empire, Mystic Prophecy), and featured guest artists that include drummer Charlie Zeleny (Behold the Arctopus, Blotted Science, Jordan Rudess), and female vocalist Trisha O'Keefe (Amaran's Plight).

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Suspyre Announces New Album Title, Track Listing

New Jersey-based progressive metallers SUSPYRE announced live Saturday, February 16th the title and track listing of their new album, “When Time Fades…” on the Metallicious Mania online radio show with DJ ProgPowerGrrl. Their new single, “Possession” debut was on the radio show. To listen to the interview and song you can go to their myspace page. Cover art for “When Times Fades…” can be seen here. The album will be released in late Summer 2008.

The track listing for Suspyre's "When Time Fades..." is as follows:

01. Possession
02. Evolutions
03. Lighted Endrhyme
04. Maniac Main Point Check
05. Siren
06. Reign
07. Fallen Stars
08. A World With No Measures
09. The Light of the Fire
10. Apparitions
11. Let Freedom Ring
12. Kirtî Dombulî Kumuda

Gregg Rossetti, main composer, says about the album, “[This album] is groovier and the songs are diverse. There is less obnoxious double bass. It is more about colors and sounds and groove, rather than in your face metal. The guitars are more down tuned and heavier riffs, rather than epic. The other stuff we’ve done is more orchestral. There are orchestral parts to this album; it’s just not dominating the songs. It is there for color rather than being bombastic.”

The album was recorded and mixed at Erypsus Studios in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Album artwork was done by Brazilian designer Gustavo Sazes (FIREWIND, NIGHTRAGE, MYSTIC PROPHECY).

SUSPYRE released its second album, "A Great Divide", in March 2007 on Lance King's (BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE) label Nightmare Records, but due to the buyout of Navarre Distribution by Koch International, the CD's release date in the USA was delayed until September 11, 2007. SUSPYRE will be releasing a special edition of their first album, “The Silvery Image” on March 4, 2008, which will include the bonus track, “Crimson Shade.”

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Suspyre Seek New Drummer

New Jersey-based progressive metallers SUSPYRE are seeking a talented and committed drummer to complete the band's permanent lineup. Their current drummer Jeff Willet has left the band due to scheduling conflicts and previously unforeseen circumstances. Auditions will be held until mid-March.

Applicants MUST possess the following:

1. A demonstrated ability to play with impeccable timing and accuracy. Knowledge of music theory is a plus.
3. Confidence in themselves but also a willingness to be a team player.
4. Proficiency in playing double bass and songs with odd time signatures.
5. Residency in the United States (NJ/PA/NY residency is preferred).
6. At least 21 years old.
7. A familiarity with the SUSPYRE catalog.
8. A flexible work schedule, since should you land the gig you will be asked to do extensive touring with the band and weekend recording sessions.

Applicants should submit the following:

1. A recording (on CD audio or DVD video) of yourself playing these two SUSPYRE songs: "April in the Fall" and "Last of the Survivors". They must be raw live recordings. If you need sheet music or a click track of the songs, please send an e-mail requesting it. Do not send us clips of songs previously recorded in other bands.

2. A photo of yourself and links to your MySpace or web site.
3. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.
4. Contact address, e-mail address, and phone number should the band wish to audition you further.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/suspyre.

SUSPYRE released its second album, "A Great Divide", in April 2007 on Lance King's (BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE) label Nightmare Records, but due to the buyout of Navarre Distribution by Koch International, the CD's release date in the USA was delayed until September 11, 2007. SUSPYRE is currently working the follow-up effort, tentatively due later in the year.

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Suspyre Added to ProgPower Europe 2008

SUSPYRE, from the US, has been confirmed to play ProgPower Europe 2008. They join Poland’s DIVISION BY ZERO as the next year’s event starts to take shape. The festival will take place from October 3 through 5 in Baarlo, Holland.

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Suspyre Announce New Drummer

SUSPYRE, a progressive metal band from New Jersey, has announced the addition of drummer Jeff Willet (ex-ELLIPSE, AWAKENINGS, ABORTED EXISTENCE) to the group's ranks.

Commented Jeff, "This is the type of band I've been looking to be in for awhile now, and it's an honor to play with such talented and knowledgeable musicians. At the same time, as hard and demanding as the music is, it's still very fun and exciting to play."

Gregg Rossetti, co-founder of SUSPYRE, says, "We are all very excited to have Jeff as our newest member. He's an incredible musician and his talents will show through in new SUSPYRE music."

SUSPYRE released its second album, "A Great Divide", in April 2007 on Lance King's (BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE) label Nightmare Records, but due to the buyout of Navarre Distribution by Koch International, the CD's release date in the USA was delayed until September 11, 2007. SUSPYRE is currently working the follow-up effort, tentatively due in early 2008.

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Suspyre Announces New Drummer

Suspyre, a progressive metal band from New Jersey, would like to announce their new drummer, Jeff Willet.

Jeff Willet has been playing drums since middle school. He stayed in the school band all throughout high school, and gained a lot from playing in the Rolling Thunder Drum Line while there. Besides the drum line, Jeff draws his influences from such drummers as Danny Carey, Sean Reinert, Jason Rullo, Thomas Haake, Mike Portnoy, Marco Minneman, Gavin Harrison, and Virgil Donati. Jeff played in a band right from the start of his drumming career, but during high school was when it really started picking up. His prog/rock band at the time, Ellipse, was playing at a local coffee house called The Common Grounds. From this came many more opportunities and he then joined another prog band, Awakenings. From there, he joined up with the technical death metal/"grindcore" band Aborted Existence, and recorded 2 CDs and played many shows.

Jeff has also played with guitar shred-master Chris Gordon and keyboardist Joe Trainor for a few shows varying in styles from prog rock to instrumental guitar shred metal to funk/fusion/jazz. He recently attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and is teaching at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts during the summer of 2007. The following semesters will be spent at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, where he will study Music Recording Technology.

Jeff says, “This is the type of band I've been looking to be in for awhile now, and it’s an honor to play with such talented and knowledgeable musicians. At the same time, as hard and demanding as the music is, it’s still very fun and exciting to play.”

Jeff exclusively uses TAMA Starclassic Performer EFX Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, DW Pedals, and is endorsed by GRINDSTIX. He is featured on SickDrummer.com as well as Grindstix.com.

Gregg Rossetti, co-founder of Suspyre, says, “We are all very excited to have Jeff as our drummer. He's an incredible musician and his talents will show through Suspyre's music.”

Suspyre is currently working on their 3rd album, and will be touring the U.S. East Coast starting in December. You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.

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Suspyre Drummer Leaves To Focus On Other Projects

Ex-Suspyre, and current Dark Empire and Mutiny drummer Sam Paulicelli updated on the progress of his current projects through his myspace blog:

Mutiny will be playing The Bamboozle Festival this year at the Meadowlands! (Giants Stadium) with My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Weird Al, and many other huge bands! Holy shit...I'm fucking excited, haha. It's a 2-day festival...May 5th and 6th. We aren't sure which day we will be performing, or which stage we will be on, but as soon as we find out, we will post another bulletin and let you all know. Any questions besides that, just ask!

On another note, I am leaving Suspyre. Mutiny is the best thing that's ever happened to me, and we are moving forward very fast. I just don't have time for anything else right now. But, I will still be performing with Dark Empire at Texas Madfest in July. Once again, any questions? Feel free to ask me!

ROCK!!!!

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Suspyre Guitarist Checks In


Composer and Suspyre guitarist Gregg Rosetti updated on the band's progress via the Suspyre Blog:

Hello everyone. It's been a while since any of us have written. What I wanted to say is THANK YOU to everyone that is giving us comments and reviews regarding our new album, "A Great Divide." I wish I had more time to respond to our Myspace messages but things are pretty hectic right now. Your comments mean so much and really keep us going. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have as much ambition to keep making music.

The album is available for sale nationwide now. You can read reviews and purchase the album on Amazon.com. It is also available from many online stores such as The Laser's Edge, and our label, Nightmare Records.

Right now we're preparing for the Chicago PowerFest. We're all looking forward to it and hope to see many of you there.

-Gregg

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Suspyre on Myspace

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Suspyre Set Tentative Release For 'A Great Divide'

Progressive metal outfit Suspyre have set a tentative release date of March 20th, 2007 for their sophmore album. The effort, titled 'A Great Divide,' will be released via Nightmare Records. You can preorder a copy here.

The tracklisting for A Great Divide is as follows:

Total time (70:21):
Opus II: The Alignment of Galaxies (34:16)
I. 1. Forever the Voices (1:12)
2. The Singer (9:00)
II. 3. The Spirit (3:19)
III. 4. Galactic Backward Movements (9:50)
IV. 5. Manipulation in Time (8:44)
6. Resolution (2:11)
Opus III: The Origin of a Curse (36:05)
I. 7. April in the Fall (5:43)
8. Subliminal Delusions (6:37)
II. 9. Bending the Violet (2:31)
10. The Piano Plays At Last (6:02)
III. 11. Alterations of the Ivory (7:42)
IV. 12. Blood and Passion (7:30)

All tracks listed will be released on a single disc.

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Suspyre Post New Song Online

Progressive metal band, Suspyre, have posted a new song on their myspace page entitled "Subliminal Delusions". The song comes off their upcoming album, "The Great Divide."

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Suspyre Ready "A Great Divide"

Suspyre were recently signed to the metal label Nightmare Records. They posted the following about their sophmore effort:

The tentative release date for our next album, "A Great Divide" is November 21st, 2006. It will be released on Nightmare Records. The only thing we're waiting for is the artwork, which is currently being painted by Rainer Kalwitz.

You can pre-order your copy here.

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Suspyre Post New Song and Samples Online

New Jersey progressive metal band, Suspyre, have posted two new samples on their discography section of their website.
The songs posted are:
The Singer
Blood and Passion

Suspyre also have a new song on their Myspace page entitled "April in the Fall". This track comes off of their upcomming album "A Great Divide" due out in 2007. More...

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