Metal superportal, MetalSucks, has premiered a new track from top-tier Australian progressive rock/metal outfit ARCANE, in the form of “Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire,” as their two-part debut album, Known/Learned, is released in North America today via Sensory Records, and nears European release in the coming days.
Produced by Sam Vallen (Caligula’s Horse), ARCANE‘s massive, dual-part conceptual masterpiece, Known/Learned, delivers sixteen expansive tracks resulting in two hours of music; the first movement, Known, with a more traditionally-oriented progressive rock performance, and the second, Learned, a lighter, more acoustic/folk inspired path, both coalescing a central storyline. The recordings were mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering in Seattle, and the album’s cover art provided by Chris Stevenson-Mangos. A generous crowd funding campaign supported by passionate fans, organizations and fellow bands helped ARCANE produce Known/Learned, yet as the album was seeing completion, the band crossed paths with New Jersey-based progressive label, The Laser’s Edge, who now officially releases the album in North America via its Sensory Records imprint, and will follow suit in Europe on February 13th, in a deluxe 2xCD digipak and through all digital outlets.
MetalSucks has hosted a stream of “Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire” in commemoration of the stateside release of Known/Learned, noting, “Turn your speakers way, way, WAY up, and blow your brains out with ‘Keeping Stone – Sound on Fire.’ Then we can all be on the same page about how awesome ARCANE are the next time their name comes up!”
Listen to ARCANE’s “Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire” via MetalSucks now at THIS LOCATION.
Occupying a unique place in the Australian progressive music scene, ARCANE formed in 2006, and the following year issued their now out of print debut album, Ashes. Since, the band’s transcendental live performances have captivated fans across their home country, and their monumental recorded works draw in fans abroad. Their respectable success is largely to their immersive sound, and the vocals of Jim Grey, something that was immaculately portrayed in their 2009-released critically acclaimed, dark and enigmatic concept album Chronicles Of The Waking Dream, an album which has helped earn them an inimitable reputation as one of Australia’s premier progressive rock bands. On stage, the band has taken their craft to the maximum, having headlined the annual Progfest tour, providing touring support for Ne Obliviscaris, and performing to capacity crowds at Sonic Forge Festival in Melbourne, and has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Anathema, Soilwork, Queensryche, Dead Letter Circus and many more.