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Progressive power metal outfit Steel Prophet has made public today the cover artwork for "Omniscient," the album that marks the band's come back ten years after the previous studio release.
The artwork was created by German artist Timo Würz and represents one of the central themes of the album: “The Tree of Knowledge." According to a press release, “Omniscient” is a concept-album based on an original story written by lead guitarist and founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor, and the tree of knowledge of the cover represents a very important character in the plot.
Following Steve’s suggestions, Timo Würz has also created 12 additional original panels that will guide the listener through the whole story. On this regards, Steve adds “It was great to work with Timo. His sense of form, color and space are impeccable. He has great imagination, and his familiarity with the concepts we wanted to work with made it a perfect fit in bringing the story ideas to life.”
“Omniscient” will be released this summer via Cruz Del Sur Music. More...
In the first time in nine years ("Beware" 2004), Steel Prophet will return with the new studio release entitled "Omniscient," which is targeted for a June 2014 release via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album will be made available on CD and vinyl formats.
A living reference for all fans of American Heavy Metal, Steel Prophet needs no introduction to the metal world. With a long history, the band is particularly known for the technical and versatile guitar work of founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. Let's not forget the soaring vocals of Rick Mythiasin, who has returned to sing with the band for the first time since 2002's "Unseen."
"Omniscient" is a conceptual, sci-fi themed album, textured with with a heavy dose of unusual philosophies and ideas that will appeal to fans of early Steel Prophet material, especially the "Dark Hallucinations" era. "Omniscient" will have a visually-striking package that will read like a graphic novel to highlight the story that underlines the music.
Steel Prophet is currently planning a European tour to coincide with the album's release. Stay tuned for more updates as the release of "Omniscient" nears!
U.S. metal act Steel Prophet has signed a vinyl record contract with German label Pure Steel Records. The band will issue the complete works via vinyl through the label beginning with 1995's "The Goddess Principle," which will be remastered and targeted for an end of 2013/beginning of 2014 release date.
Steel Prophet was founded in 1983 by Steve Kachinsky on guitars and Gary Stocking on vocals in Middletown, Connecticut. By the late 80's, the band moved to Los Angeles. The band's latest album is "Beware," which was released in 2004 via Massacre Records.
The current lineup is:
Vince Du Juan Dennis - bass
James Schultz - drums
Chris Schleyer - guitar
Rick Mythiasin - vocals
Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor – guitar More...
Seven years after parting ways with PROTOTYPE in 2002, Pat Magrath (ex-Killing Kulture, ex-Steel Prophet) returns to the drum throne for the Los Angeles based progressive thrash band. Guitarist Kragen Lum commented, “We are stoked to have Pat playing with us again! His performance on our ‘Trinity’ album was repeatedly praised by both fans and reviewers, and it’s been great working with him again. We’d also like to thank Nic Ritter for his drum work on our 2008 pre-production demo. His tour schedule is packed with Warbringer through the end of the year and we wish him all the best with the new album and tours.” More...
California metallers STEEL PROPHET — who were rejoined by vocalist Rick Mythiasin a year ago — have issued the following update:
"The band has finished all instrumental and vocal tracks for two songs. The songs are tentatively titled 'Transformation Staircase' and 'Trickery of the Scourge'. Sessions took place at Horacio's [Colmenares, guitar] studio in La Puente and the band was very pleased with the results."
"A preliminary mix of one of the songs will be made available on the band's MySpace site in the near future. The songs are similar in nature to material from 'The Goddess Principle' and 'Dark Hallucinations'. The band is also starting rehearsals for their appearance at the 2008 Swordbrothers Festival September 13th in Andernach, Germany. STEEL PROPHET is the headline act for the festival." More...
After completing a successful trip to Switzerland and Germany in February, UK power metallers CONQUEST OF STEEL once again prepare to hit the continent as they embark on a tour taking in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland. The tour kicks off on the 20th March at The Ship in Croyden (London). Full details as follows:
20 - Croyden, UK - The Ship
21 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Rots
22 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo Café
23 - Berlin, Germany - Kopi
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Ghent, Belgium - The Frontline
28 - Amsterdam, Holland - The Cave supprt Jinx
29 - Leeuwarden, Holland - Mukkes
30 - Tilburg, Holland - Little Devil More...
STEEL PROPHET are the latest confirmations for the 2004 edition of LA's Gates Of Metal Festival which is slated for June 6th, 2004 at the Ibiza Theater in Whittier, CA.
Headlined by PRIMAL FEAR (their first southern California performance), other acts on the bill include AGENT STEEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, INTO ETERNITY, PROTOTYPE, RESISTANCE, SCARRED, WATCH THEM DIE.
More bands will be announced soon.