Jul 092018
 

Lance King, known as the former voice of Pyramaze, Balance Of Power, Avian and Gemini, has announced his new album, “ReProgram,” coming soon.

He has also released two promo videos. These initial video trailers illuminate the album theme narrated with a killer voice over by “The Movie Trailer Guy” with a cyberpunk / sci-fi cinematic feel this album has.

Now calling his style “celestial metal”, Lance challenges the very fabric of who we are as humans with ReProgram. Lance returns with bombast on the new album, once again calling on the talents of musician friends and the amazing talents of co-producer Jacob Hansen. Continue reading »

Jun 272018
 

The progressive metalband Pyramaze (DK/USA) will come to the 11th edition of the Brainstorm Festival. Last year the band performed at ProgPower Europe, and that convincing show was reason enough to invite the gentlemen to the Brainstorm Festival this time.

Their highly anticipated album “Contingent” has been released on April 28th 2017 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings

With their milestone fifth album “Contingent,” Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey]. Continue reading »

Dec 202017
 

Pyramaze fans can rejoice as the band has re-released their hard to find 2004 album Melancholy Beast in an enhanced package with notes from ex-guitarist Michael Kammeyer and a bonus track previously found only on the Japanese release.

Pyramaze was formed by Michael Kammeyer back in 2002 and released their debut album Melancholy Beast in 2004 followed by Legend of the Bone Carver in 2006. Not long after the band underwent some changes as original vocalist Lance King was replaced by Matt Barlow (Iced Earth, Ashes to Ares) for their 2008 album Immortal.  After Immortal, Matt returned to Iced Earth, Kammeyer retired, and bassist Niels Kvist also departed, leaving Jonah, Toke, and Morten who convinced longtime producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe) to join on guitars.  Singer Terje Harøy joined in 2013 and the band released Disciples of the Sun in 2015 to critical acclaim and then began work on the concept album Contingent which was released in April 2017. Continue reading »

Sep 222017
 

“Melancholy Beast”, the classic debut album from Pyramaze will be re-issued on CD/digital on November 24th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The album was originally released in 2004.

The re-issue includes an extended 20 page booklet that features track commentary and album history written by Pyramaze guitarist and founder Michael Kammeyer. The re-issue also includes the bonus track ‘The Wizard’ that was originally only included on the Japanese edition of the album.

Michael Kammeyer comments: “Dear fans of Pyramaze and all things metal! It’s time for the old to become the new! Our highly praised debut album Melancholy Beast is up for a re-release. Originally released back in 2004, the album has had a good run, but has become increasingly hard to obtain in the stores over the last years, due to obsolete record contracts and label changes. While the new Pyramaze stuff continues to gather new fans around the world, the old album(s) have also become highly coveted by the growing Pyramaze fanbase. Therefore it is with great pride and joy that I can announce the signing for a re-release with Inner Wound Recordings. The album has been updated with track commentary, album history and new band photos inside the booklet. Also for the first time outside of Japan with the bonus track ‘The Wizard’. Continue reading »

Aug 182017
 

The 2LP edition of the new Pyramaze album “Contingent” will be released on September 29th in Europe and on October 13th in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The 2LP edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

With their milestone fifth album “Contingent,” Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey].
Continue reading »