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NewEARS Album Of The Month

IZZ - Collapse The Wave

"For years, IZZ has been releasing quality albums. Yet, the music created is constantly evolving and new nuggets are introduced to keep things fresh. They are one of the rare bands that improve with every release. On "Collapse the Wave" IZZ play with an enthusiastic energy to give us what could be their heaviest and most excellent album to date." Gpf-PA

"Collapse the Wave is their brand new album and it is one of the best of their career. Like on the previous album, there is a palpable Yes influence on the guitar, bass and keys (which is great to me), and this time there is more variation and dynamism. You can find soft melodic pieces such as Deep Inside, which could have been on a Laura Meade solo work, more experimental ones such as Brace for Impact, short ambient tracks like Brethren or true prog rock epics like We Are the 3rd or the title track, that are my absolute favourites here." S2C-PA

"The message is clear, so there is no need to procrastinate and discover this extremely stimulating "Collapse The Wave", but above all perfectly written and performed by a group of high-level musicians. Simply excellent American-style symphonic progressive rock." P-PC



Essential Track: "The opening, 'We Are 3rd', is an expansive track that covers a lot of prog ground in its eight and a half minutes running. The keys and drums harken to mid-era Genesis with the guitars and melody lines more-styled on Yes's similar mid-era work. The bass lines offer an excellent grounding to the dense textures and carry wonderful counter-melodies. And then about two-thirds of the way into it the tune opens up to expose a piano ostinato and glockenspiel in tandem and highlights the lyric:" K-SoC
 


Read the full reviews on Prog Archives and ProgCritique.

Listen and watch the videos on the band's YouTube Channel.

Buy the Album directly from the band at izzmusic.bandcamp.com or wherever great Prog music is sold.
 
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New England Events

07/24/24John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Colonial Theatre - Laconia, NH
07/26/24John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed The Wilbur - Boston, MA
07/26/24Banned From Utopia (BFU) - the Zappa tribute act featuring the most former band members Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
07/27/24John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT
07/27/24Banned From Utopia (BFU) - the Zappa tribute act featuring the most former band members The Met - Providence, RI
08/01/24Remain in Light - Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew State Theatre - Portland, ME
08/01/24Banned From Utopia (BFU) - the Zappa tribute act featuring the most former band members The Westport Library - Westport, CT
08/02/24Styx & Foreigner - with John Waite: Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
08/02/24Remain in Light - Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH
08/02/24Banned From Utopia (BFU) - the Zappa tribute act featuring the most former band members City Winery - Boston, MA
08/03/24The Aristocrats - The Duck Tour Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA
08/03/24Styx & Foreigner - with John Waite: Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor, ME
08/03/24Mastodon & Lamb of God - Ashes of Leviathan Tour Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
08/03/24Banned From Utopia (BFU) - the Zappa tribute act featuring the most former band members The Stone Church - Brattleboro, VT
08/04/24The Aristocrats - The Duck Tour Portland House of Music - Portland, ME
08/04/24Styx & Foreigner - with John Waite: Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour BankNH Pavillion - Gilford, NH
08/04/24Mastodon & Lamb of God - Ashes of Leviathan Tour SNHU Arena - Manchester, NH
08/06/24Mastodon & Lamb of God - Ashes of Leviathan Tour Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor, ME
08/24/24Dweezil Zappa - Rox(Postroph)y Tour - Celebrating 50 Years of Roxy & Elsewhere and Apostrophe State Theatre - Portland, ME


Featured Show:
 
8/3 - Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA
8/4 - House of Music, Portland ME



Having recently wrapped an exclusive run of completely sold out dates on the west coast of the United States (the "Duckling" tour) around the DUCK album's release, guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann will now bring their trademark musical virtuosity and inherent absurdity back to stages all across the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. They'll be playing (and perhaps even explaining) a sizeable chunk of their new album DUCK, as well as classic cuts from their five-album catalogue.

Of the upcoming tour, Guthrie commented, "Our new concept album tells the tale of a Duck who travels thousands of miles from his home on a small island and ultimately finds himself in the US... As the sole UK-based member of The Aristocrats, I'm particularly looking forward to retracing his anatine steps this summer!". Marco adds, "It was exciting experiencing the great response and equally great fun we had taking our newest 'Duck' material briefly out on the road for a test drive. I cannot express more how much I look forward to presenting our most recent offerings to all of you wonderful people around the globe." Bryan concludes, "We're extremely proud of the DUCK album, but live onstage is where our music always truly comes alive. With that said: North America, we'll see you soon!".



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