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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Pain of Salvation - Panther

"It’s always a surprise with every album Pain of Salvation has done. They have always experienced with different sounds and styles and that’s no different with ‘PANTHER’. The production quality is phenomenal and the attention to detail is outstanding. Listening with headphones, you can really tell how much love went into the making of the album. There’s no vocal track on its own without some subtle harmony in the background. You can also notice little sound effects to accentuate one particular line or phrase in a song – this elevates every track and builds the identity of the record.

‘PANTHER’ should be considered another successful output in Pain of Salvation’s excellent discography. Just like every one of their albums, it takes a few listens to truly appreciate the vision and concept of ‘PANTHER’. I believe I’ll find myself liking the album even more in the coming months and years, and for that, I highly recommend it" DL-TPR



Essential Track: "To close out the record, ICON introduces many of the albums greatest motifs. Opening up with its melancholic main theme and then transitioning to a heavy, static string of alternating notes that’s hard to follow upon first listen. Just like they did with ACCELERATOR, this theme stays on during a big portion of the song and adds great tension to its conclusion. ICON is a long song and explores a lot of different territory. The middle section of this song is a paralyzing and touching ballad that transitions into a heavy build-up to a breathtaking guitar solo. The finale is equally great and also features the only other guitar solo in ‘PANTHER’. Its soul crushing lyrics and different tones make ICON the perfect way to close out the record." DL-TPR



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New England Events

  • 2020-10-03
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at Supper & Soul Drive-In Series - Westport, CT at 07:00 PM
    $150 (car up to 5 people)

  • 2020-11-13
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $60

  • 2020-11-17
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at The Wilbur - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    Rescheduled to May 23, 2021

  • 2020-11-20
    The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2 at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $59

  • 2020-11-21
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at Wall Street Theater - Norwalk, CT at 07:00 PM
    $25.00 - $65.00

  • 2020-11-29
    The Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 07:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2020-12-27
    The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot Theatre - Beverly, MA at 07:00 PM
    TBD

  • 2021-02-07
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $90 - $150 VIP

  • 2021-02-08
    Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $90 - $150 VIP

  • 2021-03-21
    THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $50

  • 2021-04-21
    Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $49.50 - $104.50 (VIP)

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