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Below is our complete Voyager 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.
Australian act Voyager has released a new music video for the title track off the band's latest album "The Meaning of I," which was directed by Ben Berkhout and can be viewed below. The full album can also be streamed over at bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. Momentary Relapse of Pain
2. Stare Into the Night
3. Seize the Day
5. The Pensive Disarray
6. He Will Remain
7. The Meaning of I
8. Iron Dream (In Memoriam: Peter Steele)
9. Feuer Meiner Zeit
10. Fire of the Times
11. She Takes Me (Into the Morning Light)
12. It’s Time to Know
13. Are You Shaded? More...
Australian progressive metal band Voyager posted a new music video for the song "Seize the Day." The video was created entirely by fan footage of either themselves or of the band in its recent live performances on the successful North American tour with Rhapsody of Fire. The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Meaning of I," available now through Sensory Records.
The concept for the video was by director Ben Berkhout the band. Berkhout commented:
"This video began as a viral campaign where Voyager fans where offered the opportunity to film the band live at The Amplifier. The catch was, it could to only be shot on a 'Smartphone' and thus began the Seize The Day 'Smartphone' Video Shoot in early March 2012.
"We got such a great response from the fans and with the confirmation of a North American Tour with Rhapsody Of Fire, we thought we'd harness the power of social media and the gift of Danny's gab to open up an invitation to the rest of the world to enter their own videos.
"It could be lip-sync, some crazy interpretive dance, driving, eating, swimming, juggling, star jumping, head-banging, rocking out or simply lying on a bed wearing a wrestling mask threatening a cat with a water pistol...... Anything! As long as you had a good time making it! And so it evolved into..... Voyager - Seize The Day (Official 'BY THE FANS' Video) More...
Australian progressive metal act Voyager posted a second installment in a video blog series shot as the band currently tours North America with Italy's Rhapsody of Fire. The tour is in its final week with the following dates remaining:
June 11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
June 12: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
June 14: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 15: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Check out the tour blog here:
Australian prog-rock/metal band Voyager have confirmed that the band will provide the main support for the upcoming Rhapsody of Fire North American Tour commencing on May 25, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. For complete dates of the tour head over to this location or check out the tour poster here:
Friday began early in the day for the ProgPower crowd when US-based Creation’s End took the stage at around 2:40. Italian Guitarist Marco Sfogli got the crowd warmed up with some serious movement on his fretboard. Rhythm guitarist Rudy Albert and bassist Joe Black pulled on their best game faces for the early crowd. Vocalist Mike DiMeo had a nice stage presence and belted it out there. The set was a bit short, but as an opener, it had to be. Nevertheless, the band opened the day well without a hitch.
After the band wrapped its set, the reunited US band Sanctuary, featuring Warrell Dane and Jim Sheppard from Nevermore, was immediately in the lobby for a signing. Unfortunately, the band schedule and the signing schedule (both published in the very cool ProgPower program book given to attendees) did not see eye to eye. The bands reached a half-hour to forty-five minutes behind schedule throughout the day, so the signing sessions often took place during a band’s set. This made for tough decisions like: “Do I stay through the end of Voyager’s set or do I go get Ihsahn’s autograph?”
Darkwater had taken the stage shortly after. The Swedish group was well-received and performed their variety of progressive melodic metal to a crowd that obviously appreciated, judging by their reaction to Evergrey the night before. The band had an aesthetic that begged to be watched closely as the purple lights fell on them for certain songs. Just after, I met with Red Circuit’s keyboardist, Marcus Teske, for an interview in the adjacent club, Vinyl. For the ProgPower show, Vinyl was converted into a merchandise room with everything a progressive fan could want. I was to go broke a few hours later because of this. More...
Perth, Australia-based act Voyager has release the confirmed artwork and track listing for the band's upcoming fourth full-length album, "The Meaning of I." You can check out the artwork below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Momentary Relapse Of Pain
2. Stare Into The Night
3. Seize The Day
5. The Pensive Disarray
6. He Will Remain
7. The Meaning Of I
8. Iron Dream (In Memoriam: Peter Steele)
9. Feuer Meiner Zeit
10. Fire Of The Times
11. She Takes Me (Into The Morning Light)
12. It’s Time To Know
13. Are You Shaded?
Western Australia’s Voyager has signed with the New Jersey-based Sensory Records for the release of the band's upcoming fourth full-length album, "The Meaning of I." A statement about the band's history from Voyager's publicist reads as follows:
"Conceived in 1999 by German-born musician Danny Estrin, Voyager certainly well known throughout the prog metal circuit worldwide, having carved an incredible, diehard cult fanbase since inception. The unit’s previous three albums display their unique and even strange integration of symphonic, electronic and progressive elements crafted into a seamless, incredibly executed, multi-genre style all their own, bridging gaps between metal subgenres and even verging on 80’s pop."
The official street date for "The Meaning of I" is set for October 11th, 2011. The band is also aiming this release to be available to fans in-person at an upcoming performance on September 16th at the annual ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia. Voyager will share co-headline slots of the massive festival with Therion, Ihsahn, Sanctuary, Dream Evil, Labyrinth and more. Just days prior to ProgPower, on September 11th, VOYAGER will make its debut North American performance at a one-off show in New York City alongside now-labelmates Creation’s End.
The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
9/11/2011 Matchless – Brooklyn, NY w/ Creation’s End, Suspyre
9/16/2011 ProgPower USA – Atlanta, GA
10/15/2011 Amplifier – Perth, Western Australia
West Australian prog metallers VOYAGER have recenly released their second video single, "Lost," off their highly praised "I am the ReVolution" album. The video clip was officially released on Friday, June 18th at the Amplifer Bar in Perth. The new video clip is now available on the band’s official Youtube channel, and can be viewed below.
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. I’ve already put the spotlight on some Perth death metal bands - this week I am checking out some Perth bands that don’t quite fit in with any other group. More...
Australian prog metal band Voyager is set to release their latest video clip for "Lost" from their highly acclaimed new album "I am the Revolution." Voyager will be show casing the new video clip on Friday the 18th of June at the Amplifier Bar in Perth. Special guests include Eleventh he reaches London, Lacrymae and Bend the Sky.
The new video clip was directed by Ben Berkout and stars rising Asian actor Keagan Kang.
Voyager - w/ Eleventh he reaches London, Lacrymae & Bend the Sky
Friday June 18
393 Murray Street Perth
West Australian prog metallers VOYAGER has posted an update on their new music video, reactions to Peter Steele's death and more:
Voyager has announced that Singapore actor KEAGAN KANG will star in the band’s new music video for the song “LOST.” Working together with cinematographer Ben Berkhout, this video promises to be a dark journey through the information age and will be launched on June 18, 2010 at the Amplifier Bar in Perth, WA.
Keyboard and lead vocalist, Danny has posted a step by step tutorial on Youtube showing off how to shred on a keyboard.
Danny has also paid his respects to Peter Steele (Type O Negative, Carnivore) who passed away last week.
Finally, the band has a few shows coming up:
Friday 30th, April 2010 - Voyager @ The Enigma Bar, Adelaide w/ LORD, Truth Corroded and Universum
Saturday 1st, May 2010 - Voyager @ The Central Club, Melbourne w/Toehider, Iotah and 79 Revisited
West Australian band Voyager has released the first video clip from their new album "I am the reVolution." The video for “The Devil In Me” can be seen below. The new album hit Aussie stores on October 12th via Riot! Entertainment.
The band is also hitting the road in support of their new album, with the following dates announced so far:
Friday November 13th – The Lewisham Hotel, 497 Parramatta Road, Lewisham, Sydney
Voyager w/ Darker Half, Thundasteel and Celephai
Saturday November 14th – The Chilli Lounge, 110 Pacific Highway, Wyong, Sydney (Next to Tacoma Station)
Voyager w/ Grim Demise, Empirical and One Day at Horrorland
Friday November 20th – The Central Club, 293 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne
Voyager w/ TBA
In other news, the band recently won the 2009 West Australian Music award in the metal category for their song “Total Existence Failure.”
Conducting a world tour on the back of their latest release, “American Soldier,” Queensrÿche has included Australia on its itinerary and will perform what will be known as Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire.
The support acts for the upcoming Queensrÿche tour have also been announced and they are:
Perth - 27th August - Capitol (over 18) w/ Voyager (WA), Darker Half (NSW)
Brisbane - 29 th August - HI FI Bar ( over 18) w/ Arcane (Qld), Darker Half (NSW)
Melbourne - 30 th August - BIllboards (over 18) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Sydney - 31st August - Metro Theatre (All Ages) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Tickets are now available from www.JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).
Forgotten Empire Records has announced the signing of Boston progressive metal band Voyager. The label will be releasing their upcoming EP in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out a track or two from Voyager's upcoming EP on their MySpace page.