Realm Of Shadows is the third studio album from the Dutch masters of symphonic rock. Knight Area creates harder edged progressive rock in the vein of Arena, Marillion and Dream Theater. This latest effort is a conceptual work about a metaphysical journey that finds their music and themes taking a decidedly darker turn. Worldwide release: September 26th.
Knight Area was founded in 2004 by the brothers Gerben and Joop Klazinga who recorded the first album The Sun Also Rises. This album was a project of Gerben and Joop with many musicians participating in the recordings of the album. It was a worldwide success and as a consequence Gerben formed a band to play live.
Their second album, Under A New Sign, was released in 2007 after the band successfully played European and American stages including a performance at NEARfest 2005. The album was a real band effort receiving superb reviews worldwide. A subsequent tour found the band performing in the UK, Germany and Canada. The band will support the release of Realm Of Shadows with a European tour including appearances at ProgPower Europe in The Nethertlands, pRockFest in Germany, The Classic Rock Society's Octoberfest in England and a double concert with Riverside in Germany.
Knight Area uses a full sonic palette that will stir the soul of any old or new school symphonic rock fan. Mellotrons, Hammond organ, fluid lead synth and soaring guitar solos - it?s all here! Dramatic vocals and a dynamic mix propel the music. Grammy winning mastering engineer Bob Katz gave the music an expansive and epic feel. Release date: September 26th 2009 [via Laser's Edge].
1. Ethereal (6:51) (listen to mp3)
2. Antagony (7:52) (listen to mp3)
3. Two Of A Kind (5:11)
4. Momentum (2:21) (listen to mp3
5. Awakening (2:50)
6. Dark Souls (5:29)
7. Realm Of Shadows (5:51)
8. A Million Lives (6:52)
9. Occlusion (11:15)
[Source: Knight Area]