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Advent expand
Latest News - Music News
Written by RogorMortis   
Monday, 06 November 2006
We're pleased to announce that the band has augmented to include its two newest talented members:

guitarist Greg Katona,

and Brett Bottomley on bass and Chapman Stick®.

Greg is known for his work w/ the Genesis tribute band, FOXTROT ( http://foxtrottheband.com/ ) and is also a guitar instructor at Monmouth Academy of the Musical Arts in Marlboro, New Jersey. He will be joining guitarist Alan Benjamin in creating the wonderful moods and complex arrangements of both the debut cd and Cantus Firmus.

Brett has an extensive jazz background and has attended the Berklee College of music. With Brett, and drummer Drew Siciliano (whose jazz background is also quite broad), Advent's newly formed rhythm section will no doubt be explosive, but it will also add a very appropriate touch of class that can only come from the likes of Brett and Drew.

More info on Greg may be found at Advent's bio page:
http://www.adventmusic.net/bio.html (and that link will also be updated in the near future to include Brett's bio - so, check back for that soon).

Congratulations to these two fine gentlemen, who have now made Advent a six-piece (w/o biscuit, as my wife likes to say...).

We're very glad to have them onboard.

Stairway to Heaven
Latest News - Music News
Written by RogorMortis   
Monday, 06 November 2006
Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that comedian Jack Black tried to use LED ZEPPELIN's most famous song title, "Stairway to Heaven", in his new movie "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny". Permission was granted by the band — but after the scene was filmed, the ZEPPELIN members demanded to pull their song title from the gag.

The scene is in a mock Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set in California. The deal was: All rock groups depicted in this faked museum had to give permission to use their name, likeness, music and/or song titles. Black and his "D" partner Kyle Gass have a moment when they climb a huge staircase with a flashing neon sign "Stairway to Heaven."

"THE BEATLES said yes to having their image in the scene. Many groups said no problem," says "D" director Liam Lynch. "ZEPPELIN was a problem. They gave us permission and withdrew it after we filmed the scene with a huge 'Stairway to Heaven.' They said no and we had to re-shoot that part of the movie."

"We ended up calling the staircase 'Guitarway to Heaven,' " says Lynch. "And we were like f--- you. I don't really want to get into it more. We also had problems with the SEX PISTOLS."

For his part, Black isn't upset with the rock legends. "We liked 'Guitarway to Heaven.' It sounded a little dumber, which made me happy," says the comic rocker.
Pasted from <http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/>

Cryptic Vision’s “In A World” Wins Album Of The Year
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Written by RogorMortis   
Monday, 06 November 2006

Florida–based Progressive Rock Band Cryptic Vision has won the prestigious “Album Of The Year” award from the Songwriter’s Showcase of America for their second studio release “In A World”. The Songwriters Showcase Of America is the largest one-day original music showcase in
the Southeastern United States and this year featured over 85 bands of all genres of original music. Immediately following the awards ceremony Cryptic Vision took the stage and delivered an energetic 40-minute set of original progressive music for appreciative fans including several songs from their latest album.

Cryptic Vision members are Rick Duncan (Drums), Todd Plant (Vocals,
Guitar), Sam Conable (Bass and Vocals), Timothy Keese (Guitar and
Vocals), and Howard Helm (Keyboards and Vocals).

Cryptic Vision is wrapping up a banner year for the band that included performances with the
Swedish progressive rock band The Flower Kings, Norwegian metal masters Kamelot, a highly successful performance at CalProg 2006 in Los Angeles, California, the completion and release
of the critically acclaimed CD “In a World”, and various other concert appearances in the
Southeastern United States. Cryptic Vision will be appearing Sunday, November 12th at Ribfest
2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida (www.ribfest.org). Other bands appearing at the
three-day festival include Cheap Trick, The Guess Who, The Family Stone, John Cafferty, The
Marshall Tucker Band, and Toto. Cryptic Vision is also busy in their Florida studio recording
new tracks for their upcoming 2007 release “Of Infinite Possibilities”.

Cryptic Vision Website- <http://www.crypticvision.net
Latest News - Concert News
Written by RogorMortis   
Monday, 06 November 2006

Polish progressive rockers Riverside will play a 2 hour gig in C.C. De Mortel in Ittervoort on March 30 in 2007.

This is an exclusive gig for Holland and the Euregion and it expected that one or two special guest will yet be added to the bill.

The venue is situated in the south of Holland and is near to Eindhoven, Roermond and Maastricht. It is also said to be convenient for fans coming from Germany (Aachen, Münchengladbach) and Belgium (Maaseik, Hasselt, Maasmechelen).

Riverside can also be heard in this coming weekend at Prockfest 2006 in Bunde, Germany (1½ hours from Bremen) together with Flamborough Head , Abarax , The Watch, The Flower Kings and Pendragon.
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