terça-feira, 20 de maio de 2014
Final Conflict (FC) - A British Neo Prog Rock Band
Mais uma grande banda, mais uma grande descoberta do colaborador Peter Hammil. E acho que esta é a melhor de todas. Uma banda que lembra Marillion com Fish, Genesis com Peter Gabriel... Teclados e guitarra distortion, batera pesada. Sonzeira!
Resenha: ( https://www.facebook.com/finalconflict/info )
Final Conflict are an internationally acclaimed progressive rock band based in Stoke-On-Trent, in the heart of The Potteries. Formed in 1985 by founder members Andy Lawton and Brian Donkin, FC have established their own distinctive style of music and have been recognised for this worldwide. The band’s line up of experienced musicians features the dual guitar and vocals of Andy Lawton and Brian Donkin, the magical keyboard skills of Steve Lipiec, and the two newest recruits to the band – Barry Elwood on his six string bass guitar and the very talented Henry Rogers on drums & percussion. FC now feel that they are able to boast the youngest rhythm section on the progressive rock scene at the moment!
The band’s debut album was Channel 8 released in 1987, closely followed by “The Time Has Arrived” in 1989. These were released on the band’s own Future Records label. They then signed to GAIA records label and released “Redress The Balance” in 1991, followed by the concept album “Quest” in 1992.The band then signed to Angular records in Germany and in October 1997 the next album “Stand Up” was released. In 2002 the band invested in its own “Gaolhouse” recording studio, which has been used for all of the subsequent records. The 4th CD album “Hindsight” was released on the bands own Gaolhouse label at the end of 2003, and was widely reviewed as the best FC album yet. FC then started work on the next album “Simple”. A celebration of 21 years making progressive music, it features completely new recordings of the highlights from the first two cassettes and CD albums, along with much new material intended for release in 2005. “Simple” was sadly delayed due to the unfortunate death of drummer Chris Moyden after losing a long battle with cancer. His loss was a great blow to FC both personally and musically. “Simple” was eventually released in December 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. “Simple” features all the FC trademarks – Twin vocals and guitar work – the progressive and melodic keyboards – the intricate yet solid interplay of bass guitar and drums – the exciting melodic arrangements. FC believes that “Simple” embodies the musical. Artistic and technical development of the band that has been aptly dubbed “More than Progressive”.
Return of the Artisan is a music studio album recording by FINAL CONFLICT (Neo-Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 2012... And that's all!