Anyone in the music business will tell you that the second album is always the one everyone dreads, but Norway’s D’AccorD are tackling the “curse” of the sophomore head on. Rather than playing it safe, the Prog Rockers have chosen to release an ambitious two-track concept album titled “Helike” which is based on the story of the real Atlantis. Preferring to let the music tell the story, the two tracks, each coming in at over 20 minutes in length, are titled simply “Helike Part 1” and ”Helike Part 2”. Mastered by Grammy nominated Andy Jackson who has worked with Pink Floyd amongst others, with cover art by Man In The Mountain (Keith Emerson, Neal Morse, Transatlantic etc), “Helike” is set for release on Karisma Records on the 5th of September.
Formed in Stord in 2008 D’AccorD ‘s lineup is comprised of charismatic frontman Daniel Maage (Vocals, Flute & various instruments), Årstein “Yearstone” Tislevoll (Keyboards, Violin, Guitar, Mandolin), Fredrik Errol Horn (Keyboards & Saxophone), Martin Sjøen (Bass) and Bjarte Rossehaug (Drums), Stig Are S(o)und (Guitar). Drawing inspiration from 70’s bands like Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull, D’AccorD self-released their Prog Awards nominated debut album in 2009, and played extensively both at home and at various festivals, generating a lot of interest amongst Prog Rock fans and press. Having used the intervening years to extract the best from 70’s Prog Rock and give it a fresh, up to date, approach, “Helike” is without a doubt a big leap forward for the band, both in terms of growth and substance. More information about D’AccorD can be found at http://daccord-music.com
Below you can see the official video teaser for “Helike”
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