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Formed: 2000
From: Perth, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Voyager News

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.

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Voyager Gearing Up For Tour

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager will hit the road later this month for a Revolver Magazine sponsored North American tour with Swedish outfit Evergrey, as well as Borealis and Oceans of Slumber in support.

The summer trek will kick off in Chicago on August 26 before wrapping up at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA on September 11. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

"We're beyond excited to be hitting North America again," commented Voyager frontman, Daniel Estrin. "We have some of the most amazing, dedicated fans there and we can't wait to deliver some Aussie action. With such a stellar lineup, you won't want to miss a note."

Voyager guitarist Scott Kay and bassist Alex Canion will also be offering guitar and bass lessons to fans on the road. Spots are limited, so email: voyagerlessons@gmail.com to reserve a personal lesson today.

Voyager will be playing songs from fifth album, "V" (reviewed here), which released in June 2014. More...

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Persefone Dropped From ProgPower USA

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Andorra's Persefone is the latest band to be cancelled from the 2015 roster, in part due to visa issues. The USCIS has reared its ugly head causing the most issues since 2009 for the annual festival.

Harveston explains: "Unfortunately, this situation is not a simple as the Morgana Lefay cancellation, although the visa process is once again at the root of things. It is no secret now the USCIS center in Vermont is running 4-6 weeks behind their normal schedule assuming there is no RFE (request for evidence). We technically still have three weeks we can wait to receive these visas and then schedule the mandatory interviews. However, Persefone booked a European tour in June with the assumption they would have completed the interviews prior to kicking off their tour. They cannot complete any interviews while on tour. I requested they wait until after the tour and then complete the interviews as there was still possibly time. I was informed the day job of one of the band members prevents him from traveling to Madrid during that time frame, especially with no specific date to schedule currently. Thus, I am left with no choice but to cancel the band now.

"I know these types of explanations are frustrating to you, the fans. There is simply nothing that can be done. In the immortal words of the great American poet, Jimmy Buffett, 'Breathe in..Breathe Out..Move On.' Please know that there is no animosity between the band and myself. I truly understand and empathize with their situation. I wish the band nothing but the best and will continue to support them in the future."

Within hours of the announcement, Canada's Unleash the Archers was added to the bill. The latest roster list is as follows: More...

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Jeff Scott Soto To Replace Morgana Lefay At PPUSA

Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January. More...

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Voyager Releases "Seasons Of Age" Music Video

Australian progressive metal act Voyager released a premiered a new music video for the track "Seasons of Age" over at Heavy Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the latest album "V," which was independently issued last year after a successful crowd funding campaign. A review for the album can be found at this location.

The band is set to embark on a U.S. tour with Sweden's Evergrey, Canada's Borealis and Oceans of Clumber, culminating with its performances at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, at both the mid-week mayhem show and main festival this September. For dates, head on over here.

Check out "Seasons of Age" here:

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Evergrey Announces North American Tour

Sweden's Evergrey announced a tour of North America this Summer with Australia's Voyager, Canada's Borealis and Houston's Oceans of Slumber. The tour begins in Chicago and winds up in Atlanta as part of the Mid-Week Mayhem show (which features Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way) to kick off ProgPower USA in September.

Evergrey is supporting the latest album "Hymns For the Broken." A review for the album can be found at this location.

The tour is presented by Revolver Magazine and Infinity Concerts. Confirmed Dates are as follows:

Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Aug 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
Aug 28 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Aug 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Aug 30 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
Sep 1 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
Sep 3 – New York, NY – The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Sep 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Sep 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep 6 – Springfield, VA – Empire
Sep 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Sep 9 – Atlanta, GA – Midweek Mayhem @ ProgPower USA (The Loft) **

**Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way More...

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Voyager Streaming Entire New Album

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager has teamed up with Revolver to stream the band's fifth studio album, "V," before it drops tomorrow in North America.

Stream the new release, which the band calls "heavy, groovy and super-catchy" in the player below. The Kickstarter-funded, 13- track album can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

"This is going to be pure, polished Voyager with a modern feel; we are insanely excited about unleashing this," added the band.

"V" was recorded at Templeman Audio with producer, Matt Templeman, and will see distribution through Nightmare Records. Check out the music video for the "Hyperventilating" track at this location. More...

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Voyager Releases "Hyperventilating" Music Video

Australian progressive metal act Voyager released a music video for the new track "Hyperventilating." The song is the opening track of the new release "V," which is set for release on June 2nd (EU) and June 3rd in North America via Nightmare Records. The video was created by A Storyhorse Production, produced by Natalie Lewis and directed by Ben Berkhout.

The track list for the album is:

1. Hyperventilating
2. Breaking Down (see lyric video)
3. A Beautiful Mistake
4. Fortune Favours the Blind
5. You the Shallow
6. Embrace the Limitless
7. Orpheus
8. The Domination Game
9. Peacekeeper
10. It's a Wonder
11. The Morning Light
12. Summers Always Come Again
13. Seasons of Age

Check out the video here: More...

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Voyager Posts New Guitar Footage

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager has launched a guitar demonstration video, titled "Riffing with Simone & Scott" via GearGods.net.

In this new video available below guitarists Simone Dow and Scott Kay spend some quality time together playing riffs from the band's upcoming fifth studio album, "V," out June 3 in North America with distribution through Nightmare Records.

The Kickstarter-funded, 13- track album can be pre-ordered now at this location.

"V" was recorded at Templeman Audio with producer, Matt Templeman. The band calls the release "heavy, groovy and super-catchy. This is going to be pure, polished Voyager with a modern feel; we are insanely excited about unleashing this."

The track listing is:

1. Hyperventilating
2. Breaking Down
3. Beautiful Mistake
4. Fortune Favours the Blind
5. You, the Shallow
6. Embrace the Limitless
7. Orpheus
8. Domination Game
9. Peacekeeper
10. It's a Wonder
11. The Morning Light
12. Summer Always Comes Again
13. Seasons of Age More...

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Voyager Posts Guitar Playthrough

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager has launched a guitar playthrough video for the new song, "Breaking Down," taken from the band's upcoming album, "V," which is due out June 3rd (with distribution through Nightmare Records). The video is streaming below, courtesy of Guitar World.

"Scott [Kay, rhythm guitar] and I just sat down and picked out the meatiest riffs and our best solos on the album to share with all our guitar-loving fans out there," lead guitarist, Simone Dow, told GuitarWorld.com. "Good melody, build-up/anticipation and a lot of wide vibrato is my key to writing solos. Hope you all enjoy!"

The Kickstarter-funded, 13- track album "V" can be pre-ordered now at Bandcamp here. "V" was recorded at Templeman Audio with producer Matt Templeman. The band calls the release "heavy, groovy and super-catchy. This is going to be pure, polished Voyager with a modern feel; we are insanely excited about unleashing this." More...

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Voyager Reveals "V" Details

Australian progressive metal quintet Voyager will release fifth studio album, "V," in North America on June 3rd with distribution through Nightmare Records. The Kickstarter-funded, 13- track album was recorded at Templeman Audio with producer Matt Templeman.

The band calls the release "heavy, groovy and super-catchy," going on to say "This is going to be pure, polished Voyager with a modern feel; we are insanely excited about unleashing this."

V can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hyperventilating
2. Breaking Down
3. Beautiful Mistake
4. Fortune Favours the Blind
5. You, the Shallow
6. Embrace the Limitless
7. Orpheus
8. Domination Game
9. Peacekeeper
10. It's a Wonder
11. The Morning Light
12. Summer Always Comes Again
13. Seasons of Age More...

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Voyager Releases "Breaking Down" Lyric Video

Australian progressive metal act Voyager released a lyric video for the band's new single "Breaking Down." The song will appear on the band's fifth studio album, which is targeted for release this year via the band's own label IAV Records. The album was successfully funded at the tail end of January via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

"Breaking Down" was recorded by vocalist Daniel Estrin and guitarist Scott Kay, mixed by Matthew Templeman at Templeman Audio and mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.

Check out the single here:

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Voyager Issues Crowd Funding Update

Australian outfit Voyager recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an upcoming album and follow-up to 2011's "The Meaning of I." The band has now checked in with the following udpate:

"Three awesome bits of news for our amazing fans: Our Kickstarter campaign met its target in 3(!!!) days. THREE DAYS! How good is THAT! Anyway, the campaign ends in ten days and you can still make awesome pledges for things like vinyl, a listening party, pledge T-shirts and other goodies!

"Australia's TripleJ radio station have secured an exclusive premiere airing of the new single 'Breaking Down' by Voyager. Listen here tonight from 10pm.

"Voyager will also be launching the single officially at Amplifier on 21 February 2014, featuring the mighty Caligula's Horse (Qld), This Other Eden, and Morphica." More...

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Voyager Posts New Music Video Online

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
4. Broken
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...

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Voyager Posts "Seize The Day" Music Video

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...

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Voyager Posts Video Tour Blog #2 Footage

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:

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Voyager Confirmed As Support For Rhapsody Of Fire

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:

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ProgPower USA XII: Day One

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...

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Voyager Reveals "The Meaning Of I" Artwork

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
4. Broken
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?

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Voyager Signs To Sensory Records

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

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Voyager Posts New Music Video For "Lost" Online

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.

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