Affector, the highly skilled new international progressive rock/metal band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse/Dilemma) as well as the US based bass player Mike LePond (Symphony X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (Spock’s Beard/Enchant/Thought Chamber), have announced the release date for their debut album, “Harmagedon”, to be May 21st, 2012 in Europe and May 22nd, 2012 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Collin Leijenaar checked in to comment on the teaser and the album’s artwork as follows:
“With this teaser we hope to give the listener a bit of an idea what ‘Harmagedon’ sounds like – but since these are only small excerpts of an album that contains about 65 minutes of music, there is much more music to explore, so the best way to really experience it, is to buy it :).”
“The album cover has been made by designer Daniel Latsch. After he heard parts of the demo’s when we were writing the album and we told him our story concept he made this beautiful artwork. We are very proud of it. It really adds something to the complete package. Especially with the vinyl version; one of the benefits of being able to release our album on vinyl also – the artwork is just stunning!”
To further introduce the band’s elaborated and atmospheric songs, a 5-minute online teaser compilation with excerpts from various songs off the “Harmagedon” album has now been launched via the InsideOutMusic YouTube channel.