Some fantastic news has come from the InsideOut Music Facebook page! There is a new supergroup coming to town. And though that term seems to be overused, it describes this band very well. Their name is The Sea Within, and their debut self-titled album will be released on June 22nd, 2018.
Let’s get to the fun stuff: exactly who is in The Sea Within? Guitarist/vocalist Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), bassist Jonas Reingold (Steve Hackett, The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin (Camel, Yes Symphonic, Renaissance, Spiraling, Deborah Harry, Meatloaf), and drummer/vocalist Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani). So we can all agree that these dudes can be classified as a superband, right? Some serious heavy hitters.
The Sea Within call themselves an art-rock collective. The idea was conceived in the autumn of 2016 when Roine Stolt contacted the boss at InsideOut Music about putting together a new band, which was green lit. From there, Stolt handpicked the musicians which make up the group. The album took about six months to record and there are some big name artists featured throughout. These include keyboardist Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater and sax/flute player Rob Townsend from Steve Hackett.
The Sea Within have already set up some live shows, which unfortunately Daniel Gildenlöw can not participate in due to his commitment to his main band Pain of Salvation. In his absence, vocalist/guitarist Casey McPherson of Flying Colors and Alpha Rev will fill in for Gildenlöw. McPherson also sings on a few numbers on the upcoming album, so he fits right in with the band. Their first planned concert will be at ‘Night of the Prog’ in Loreley, Germany, which will take place from July 13th to 15th. They plan on touring to support the new album beginning this summer and onward.
The album will be available as a special edition 2CD digipak, gatefold 2LP vinyl and 2CD as digital download. You can find the full track listing below:
1. Ashes of Dawn
2. They Know My Name
3. The Void
4. An Eye for an Eye for an Eye
6. Sea Without
7. Broken Cord
8. The Hiding of the Truth
1. The Roaring Silence
2. Where Are You Going?