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Atlas sign record deal with AOR Heaven


We are pleased to announce we have secured a deal with AOR Heaven for the release of our debut album 'In Pursuit of Memory' set for world wide physical release on the 28th of September.

Read an excerpt from the AOR Heaven press release below:

 

"The writing sessions for the debut album officially started in December 2017 and continued for 8 months. The band were given an opportunity in June to have a break from the album production when they were approached by UK Melodic Rock band Vega to open up for them and AOR Heaven rockers Midnite City in support of their latest album tour. Rob Evans of Powerplay Magazine had helped the band get in contact with Georg Siegl, the founder of AOR Heaven, and after discussions between the band and Siegl a contract was drawn up.

 

The album name ‘In Pursuit of Memory’ reflects the nature and themes of the songs heard throughout the album. With a common theme throughout the album being self-reflection, healing and learning from mistakes one has made; with lyricists Thorley, Moss and Wells all penning at least one track centered on those themes. The album was recorded and engineered by keyboard player James Thorley at his studio ‘The Woodshed”. Thorley also took on the role of the producer as he did on the bands previous self released EP.

 

Sam Millar of Bigfoot provided ‘guest vocals’ on the album as well; his vocal harmony contributions can be heard throughout most of the tracks and add a much desired AOR factor that the band often desire in their songs. Christoffer Borg (Taste, Art Nation) was chosen as the mixing and mastering engineer on ‘In Pursuit of Memory’. Borg’s credit’s, which include Anthrax, Evergrey & Kee Marcello gave the group confidence that he would be able to do the variety of songs they had written the justice it sonically deserved."

Full press release:
https://www.germusica.com/index.php/public-relations/1425-atlas-in-pursuit-of-memory

Track listing:

 

Samsara
Bad Habit
Breathe Me In
Flesh and Blood

As Time Goes By
In The Frame
Lock and Key
Seasons Change
Signal Of Hope
Letting Go
Supernova
Live and Forget


You can can preview samples of the first 3 tracks here:

http://www.metalheaven.net/soundbytes/AORH00172_ATLAS/Atlas_Samsara_edit.mp3

http://www.metalheaven.net/soundbytes/AORH00172_ATLAS/Atlas_Bad_Habit_edit.mp3

http://www.metalheaven.net/soundbytes/AORH00172_ATLAS/Atlas_Breathe_Me_In_edit.mp3

Last years EP is still available to purchase from our merch store (as well as shirt bundles!) grab them while you can!

https://atlasmusicuk.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/atlasprojectuk
https://www.aorheaven.com

 

 

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Great stuff! Like this full song A LOT!

Not totally sold yet on the other two soundbytes, especially in the vocal department, but I like their energy, harmony vocals and slightly progressive twist which could well make this a grower. Sounds like production is top shelf as well...

Looking forward to the next full song.

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Thanks man! We tried a lot of different approaches throughout the album, so there's certainly something for everyone I think.. some of the stuff we tried might not to be to everyone's taste but we wanted to try and bring something a little different to the table with some of the tracks.

We've finished up a full music video for the next track, which is very AOR.. can't wait to get that one out soon!

 

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Sounds good

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Super proud to share with you all our first music video for the track 'Flesh And Blood' from the debut album 'In Pursuit Of Memory'
 


It's one of our favourites from the album and we've been dying to get it out there! You can pre-order the album from us (we'll sign it if you leave a note on order) along with EP bundles via the link below, although we're running short now on the first run!

https://atlasmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/in-pursuit-of-memory

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