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Label: OOB Records

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Hard Rock


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  • 1Overture 0002:37
  • 2Zero One04:36
  • 3Aggressive Tendencies05:10
  • 4Blood Red Sun06:19
  • 5Fortress05:27
  • 6Kaleidoscope05:57
  • 7Paradigm07:44
  • 8Where Do We Go from Here04:39
  • 9Blood Red Sun (Epilogue)02:53
  • Total Runtime45:22

Info for Blood Red Sun

The debut album called 'Blood Red Sun' by the Texan trio Elevenwire, consisting of the brothers Ron Hughes (vocals, guitar, bass) and Jonathan Hughes (vocals, keyboards), together with Jim Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and the participation of Eric Gillette (NEAL MORSE BAND, TEMIC, etc.) on drums. Nine tracks of powerful, melodic progressive rock with a touch of hard rock. It all starts with an 'Overture', an orchestral introduction with slowly swinging and melancholic violins, which doesn't really represent the rest of the album, but prepares us for it. For the rest, the album relies on energetic music with addictive melodies, powerful riffs and sharp guitar solos. The most intense tracks are "Zero One", where hard rock meets dynamic prog, the self-titled "Blood Red Sun", where the drums form the skeleton for the multiple musical interventions of the vintage synthesiser (sometimes reminding me of the band Rainbow), while the guitar clings to the melody that winds in a tangled vortex, not forgetting the vocals that perfectly match the twitching of the numerous themes.

The highlight is "Paradigm", which lasts almost 8 minutes and in which Elevenwire combine all their influences in a multi-faceted composition. It starts slowly, going through a nervous instrumental section, some peaceful landscapes before plunging into a melodic but powerful climax.

Ron Hughes, vocals, guitars, bass
Jonathan Hughes, vocals, keyboards
Jim Armstrong, guitars, vocal stylings
Eric Gillette, drums

is a progressive rock band formed by brothers Ron HUGHES and Jonathan HUGHES together with their long-time friend and collaborator, Jim ARMSTRONG. Although they are a new band, their debut album 'Blood Red Sun' has been years in the making, and is a fusion of progressive rock, hard rock, and pop featuring sonic soundscapes and epic storytelling. The trio's main influences are stated to be '70s and '80s progressive rock and hard rock, and their debut album 'Blood Red Sun', featuring Eric GILLETTE (NEAL MORSE BAND, TEMIC, etc.) on drums, was released on November 30, 2023, being mixed and mastered at Eric GILLETTE's EKG studios in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The album has been described as powerful melodic prog with a twist of metal.

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