Artension return with "Phoenix Rising", their follow-up to 1996's international success "Eye Of The Storm." Once again twenty-two year old Ukrainian keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, Swiss guitarist Roger Staffelbach and world-class vocalist John West are the driving force, with drummer Mike Terrana and bassist Kevin Chown completing the band. This CD will push the boundaries while remaining true to Artension's progressive metal influences. As you might expect, brilliant neo-classical ensemble sections and furious solo trade-offs augment some dynamic progressive metal songwriting. 'Phoenix Rising' is the second album by progressive metal band Artension.
1. Area 51 (7:30) 2. Through The Gate (6:43) 3. Valley Of The Kings (8:47) 4. Blood Brother (4:44) 5. Into The Blue (4:59) 6. Phoenix Rising (7:45) 7. Forbidden Love (4:52) 8. The City Is Lost (7:38) 9. Goin' Home (6:08) 10. I Really Don't Care (2:14)
Produced by Mike Varney Co-Produced by Vitalij Kuprij and Roger Staffelbach
Artension - Phoenix Rising (Japanese Ed.) (1997)
John West: Vocals ~Emir Hot, John West, Sun Red Sun, ex-Destiny, ex-Feinstein, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Lynch Mob~ Roger Staffelbach: Guitar ~Roger Staffelbach's Angel of Eden~ Vitalij Kuprij: Keyboard ~Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, Mark Boals, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vitalij Kuprij, ex-Adagio, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Ring of Fire, ex-Stygia~ Kevin Chown: Bass ~Edwin Dare, Mike Terrana, Tarja~ Mike Terrana: Drums ~Axel Rudi Pell, Emir Hot, Empire, Mike Terrana, Razorback, Tarja, Zillion, Roland Grapow, ex-Hanover Fist, ex-Zillion, Beau Nasty, Taboo Voodoo, ex-Downhell, ex-John West, ex-Kiko Loureiro, ex-Masterplan, ex-Not Fragile, ex-Rage, ex-Savage Circus, ex-Squealer, ex-Tony MacAlpine, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Gamma Ray (live), ex-Iron Mask (live), ex-Metalium~