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CD/DVD Releases: Akin Is Signed To ProgRock Records, Release ''The Way Things End''

Posted on Saturday, June 11 @ 15:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Akin's The Way Things End is an hour plus, 15 track adventure, mixing progressive rock, metal, pop music and a bit of jazz. A string quartet from the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Lyon performs on it along with a classical flute, percussion and some other exotic instruments, such as the dilruba. The result is, as recently noted by an English reviewer, "a work of harmonious contrasts, (...) a jazzy liveliness but with a melancholy gothic underbelly; delicate subtlety and driving power; catchy and melodic but with technical musicianship; adventurous, fascinating and absorbing but oh so easy to listen to; acoustic and electronic instrumentation; simplicity and sophistication; light and dark."

The band had this to say: "We are so pleased that our music has travelled across to America, home of Rock culture. With the help of ProgRock Records, we hope to bring a French touch to the ears of progressive rock and metal lovers. It's a new chapter in the life of Akin."

"When the band approached me with 'female fronted French band with string quartet,' I really couldn’t imagine what it would sound like, but WOW, I only needed to listen once to know I wanted to work with them," said Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records.

The Way Things End is the first release from Akin [at least on PRR -ed.] and is available for immediate ordering at a $2 discount till mid-June 2011 and will be shipped in mid-June, audio samples, information and ordering can be found at www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=155

Formed in 1998 in Lyon (France), Akin is a "Progressive Rock/Metal" band whose members worship bands like Anathema, The Porcupine Tree and Opeth. Their first demo CD, Stanzas enabled the band to sign up with Sacral Productions (FRA) to release Verse (2001), Akin's debut album based on the work of E.A.Poe, and then Forecast (EP - 2003), where both were honored by the French metal press as being top releases for their respective years. Such positive write-ups gave the band the opportunity to open for Within Temptation, Dark Tranquillity, Sinergy, The Old Dead Tree, and Epica in 2002 and 2003.

After a long off-peak period, Akin got back to work in 2009 with a string quartet at its side and is now proud to present its new album, The Way Things End.

More info and sound samples

[Source: ProgRock Records]

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