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TITLE: Kingdom Of Ruin
CAT #: NMR-554
UPC : 734923006367
GENRE: Metal / Art / Rock
KEY MARKETS: USA, Oklahoma
North American Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
European Release Date Oct 28, 2011
VANGOUGH have taken their conceptual visions yet another step with their third album, the grandiose "Kingdom of Ruin". A story of a Rabbit Kingdom, by a man who is stepping through the veil of two realities. Through the course of the story he begins to realize his link to this other world and has to come to a difficult decision regarding his role in it. Musically influenced by classic prog rock acts like ELP, King Crimson & Genesis to modern day artists Pain of Salvation, Flower Kings and metal bands Evergrey, Mastodon, Pantera! The band is committed to drawing listeners into melodies then upending the tea table, like a contemporary "Alice in Wonderland" story, they spit fiery, acid drenching dreams that fill your ears with a violet sunrise of melodic madness.
VANGOUGH embraces it all with a duality between metal / rock and reality / fantasy "Kingdom Of Ruin" is sure to become a landmark for progressive music fans.
With their moniker after a post-impressionistic artist, the Oklahoma City based powerhouse VANGOUGH come from a conservative bastion of the U.S. drawing inspiration from heavy guitar driven metal bands by the lucid edge of the creative vocalist / guitarist Clay Withrow.
Originally formed around Withrow's well-received 2007 solo debut and evolving over two incredible discs, "Manikin Parade" from 2009 and "Game On!" from 2010, Vangough combines the groovy attitude of cinematic metal moments and vintage synth sounds giving them a slightly classic rock feel while retaining the freshness of a forward thinking contemporary band.
2. Choke Faint Drown
3. Abandon Me
5. Kingdom Of Ruin
7. The Transformation
8. The Rabbit Kingdom
10. Sounds Of Wonder
11. A Father's Love
12. Requiem For A Fallen King
13. An Empire Shattered
15. The Garden Time Forgot
2010 -- GAME ON -- Dissonance Rising Records
2009 -- MANIKIN PARADE -- Dissonance Rising Records
Clay Withrow - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Brandon Lopez - drums
Corey Mast - keyboards
Jeren Martin -- bass
http://www.officialvangough.com (Official Website)
http://www.last.fm/music/Vangough (Last FM)
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