Tuesday, February 11, 2003 @ 2:21 PM
Magellan, Freshly Signed To In
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For Immediate Release:
Progressive Rock Specialists MAGELLAN Sign To InsideOut Music America
New Studio Effort Impossible Figures Scheduled For Springtime Release
Sacramento-based progressive rock trio MAGELLAN have announced a multi-album signing to InsideOut Music America. The band, featuring Trent Gardner (vocals, keyboards), and his brother Wayne Gardner (guitars and bass), developed a style of music that nods to the classic progressive rock era of the 70s while experimenting with cutting edge writing techniques, giving their sound a modern and (at times) a futuristic connotation. Magellan's first release for InsideOut will be entitled 'Impossible Figures' and released this spring!
Band leader Trent Gardner comments on the door that has been opened with this development:
"My new signing with InsideOut reflects an important move for my future and the likelihood of me ever reaching my own goals for both personal achievement and musical fulfillment. Because I am a musician that has patiently worked hard for a very long time, finding such an opportunity to work with a company that respects their artists on such a profound level was an enormous blessing for me. InsideOut is not tring to do 'stereotype progressive rock'...but instead, they are simply promoting good music!"
Over the years, Trent and Magellan have released 4 albums as a band and worked with numerous notable musicians, including Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Kansas' Steve Walsh & Kerry Livgren, journeyman Tony Levin, and Dream Theater members James Labrie & John Myung. The experiences culminate in Magellan's ever-progressing artform.
The upcoming release of Impossible Figures marks a turning point in the band's career, and yet brings their sonic ingenuity to a new plateau. Says Trent, The album is a fresh start for Magellan! I haven't felt this good about my music since 1991. I hope the music will truly 'speak for itself'.
Indeed it shall. With an aggressive new label behind them, and a bold new album in the wings, Magellan is a band honestly looking to the future.