Io Earth + Aeon Zen at Robin 2 in Wolverhampton
|Doors Open||Sunday 02 June 2013 at 7:30 PM|
|Starts||Sunday 02 June 2013 at 8:00 PM|
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
IOEarth and Prog metallers Aeon Zen, bring their music to the Robin 2.
IOEarth & Aeon Zen are 2 of most talked about bands in Progressive rock today.
The brainchild of long time friends and writing duo Dave Cureton and Adam Gough, IOEarth came into being as a challenge they gave themselves to write an album of music that was truly unique. That album exploded onto the progressive rock scene in 2009 and was instantly branded one of the most important releases of the decade.
Truly genre defying and impossible to categorise, IOEarth blended styles, ideas and emotions seamlessly into almost 100 minutes of music the likes of which had never been heard before. Starting with a seven minute piano and string piece entitled simply "Introduction", this debut album is set to surprise the listener with each new track. Immediately following the first piece is a guitar melody based tune reminiscent of Vai and Satriani, although the way in which Cureton approaches the performance sidesteps with ease the usual overplaying that can be found in any piece with such influences. The rest of the album continues on a journey of musical discovery, calling upon rock, jazz, dance, ambient, electronica, classical and other styles and blending them together into one cohesive and innovative whole.
Whether you are a fan of the power ballad, the guitar instrumental, ambient dance or orchestral pieces, there is something for you. Moreover, once you are pulled in, you'll begin to understand what Dave and Adam mean when they say that all styles and genres can contain interesting and provocative elements and you will find yourself enjoying even the pieces that are outside of your usual tastes.
With the release of their second album in 2012, it is obvious that their unique style is still growing and maturing and it is hard to think of anywhere that they cannot go with it.
With songs again ranging from powerful rock ballads to ambient dance grooves, mashed up with sweeping orchestral soundscapes and elements of Jazz to name but a few, it seems that these two artists have perfected their unique ability to blend the most unusual groups of genres and produce something that somehow still makes sense and remains pleasing to the ear and true to their own sound. Every new track comes with a sense of curiosity and excitement, the likes of which you experience with very few acts. You experience first hand that curiosity and sense of fun in their creative process and are drawn into the music with a constant need to know where they are going next.
IOEarth are very much the "band of the moment", (pun most certainly intended) and the whole music industry, regardless of genre lies helpless before them! With recent gigs across Europe and in the United States gaining them more and more followers, their time is definitely upon us.
Once again in 2013 IOEarth will take on the world. Performing in Europe with bands such as Hawkwind, Uli Jon Roth... and more in March as part of the 'Cruise To The Edge' festival in the USA with bands like YES, Steve Hackett, Tangerine Dream, Carl Palmer, UK and more.
UK based progressive metallers AEON ZEN are a rising force in the UK's progressive metal scene, continuing to grow and mature musically while building a solid and increasing fanbase. They bring their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows. Four years after their formation, and having released two albums, Aeon Zen are continuing from strength to strength into 2013.
The band’s influences are widespread, with some early influences being Dream Theater, Opeth, Symphony X, Genesis and Megadeth, to more recent influences such as Between The Buried And Me, Cynic, Periphery, Jørn Lande and Scar Symmetry.
Aeon Zen are a progressive metal band formed in 2008 and released their debut album “A Mind’s Portrait” in 2009, followed soon after by their second album “The Face of the Unknown” in 2010. The success of these albums with both fans and critics alike resulted in a European tour in 2011 with the Devin Townsend Project, bringing Aeon Zen to fans in 12 different countries.
With their new line-up, and also featuring a number of guest appearances alongside them, the band release their new album "Enigma”, produced by the band's own Rich Hinks, which is set to push Aeon Zen's sound to new limits, creating their own unique sound and identity.
On the live stage Aeon Zen are second to none, creating sonically immaculate performances infused with huge amounts of personality and energy. From huge, memorable songs that will defy anyone from singing and clapping along, to stunning musical wizardry, Aeon Zen are a live force to be reckoned with and are not to be missed!