InsideOut Music has teamed up with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian & Sixthman to bring Progressive Nation to the high seas in 2014!
Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE
“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed) Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of
PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014
In the time leading up to pre-production and the recording of their forthcoming album, Masks, Eyes Set To Kill decided instead of pandering or worrying about expectations, they would hunker down and demo two of their strongest new songs, the irresistibly “True Colors” and “Nothing Left to Say”. Both merged anthemic scope and jarring metallic elegance, making for some of the group’s catchiest fare and as a result, they joined forces with Century Media Records for their fifth studio album.
“Those two songs served as a blueprint for the entire record,” explains singer, songwriter, guitarist Alexia Rodriguez. “When we were writing, I didn’t try to do what everybody else does. We didn’t need to throw a ton of riffs into one song or get overly technical. I wanted to make music that was catchy.”
With that mindset, the group retreated to a Southern California studio with producer Steve Evetts [The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura]. In the process, Alexia evolved immensely as the band’s songwriter, and the band’s patented sound expanded. For the first time, Cisko added staggering screams and vocals, building the harmonies and everything became amplified from the heaviness to the hooks.
Check out this sneak peek into the recording process:
Masks will be in stores September 17 on Century Media Records.