Posted in MP3 | metal | music | tour dates on September 17, 2010

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Titan - "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire" (MP3)


There was a time when "prog" was short for progressive, as in furthering an idea... in this case, a theme or a riff. Nowadays the name "prog" can just be slapped on any band that wants to riff for 30 minutes, which just makes "prog" a synonym for "boring". Brooklyn's Titan specializes in the right kind of prog that builds and evolves upon their heavy guitar and keyboard riffs without seeming like a crew of musicians freshly out of music class ("Hey Mom! Look at this uber-complex scale I can play!")

Titan recently signed to Relapse Records, and will release their new LP Sweet Dreams via the label on 10/12. The LP was recorded at Translator Audio in Brooklyn with Brendan Tobin (of Made Out of Babies), and is the first to feature ivory-tickler extraordinaire (and Maserati member) Steve Moore on bass and synth. Dig on the third burner "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander" above and preorder the LP or CD.

The band will celebrate the release of Sweet Dreams with a pair of shows in Philadelphia and NYC, with Union Pool on 10/24 getting the nod and support coming from some serious badasses in Royal Thunder and Dark Vibes. Ticket info is forthcoming.

Atlanta badasses Royal Thunder recently signed with the label as well, and will re-release their debut EP via the label. The x-track EP will see a re-release on LP and CD in November, and will feature "Mouth of Fire" available for download above.

Titan dates, as well as some recent Royal Thunder videos, is below...

Royal Thunder - Low

Royal Thunder - Mouth of Fire

Royal Thunder @ the North River Tavern 4/3/10

October 22nd @ Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA w/ Royal Thunder, Serpent Throne, Snake Sustain
October 24th @ Union Pool Brooklyn, NY w/ Royal Thunder, Dark Vibes



Comments (9)

A scale is 7 notes. Therefor, inherently, no scale is more complicated than another. Please music critics (or should I say, publicists), refrain from using musical terminology if you have no idea what it means.

Posted by koooooolllllllllll | September 17, 2010 9:47 PM

I have played guitar for close to 10 years. Thanks

Posted by BBG | September 17, 2010 11:43 PM

A scale is 7 notes

A chromatic scale is 12.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 11:58 PM

a pentatonic scale is 5
a whole tone scale is 6

Please brooklyn vegan article critics, refrain from correcting people with false music theory

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 2:00 AM

actually a melodic minor scale could be trickier than most other scales since you have to remember to flat the 7 when it's descending

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 2:03 AM

koooollllll trying to look cool and failing

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 2:10 AM

not to mention that "therefor" means something different than "therefore," which is what this genius was thying to say. brooklyn vegan critics shouldn't correct people with words they see in a legal document when they aren't attorneys.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 11:36 AM

"thying" - i'm a genius too, obv.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 11:36 AM

The only scale I'm familiar with is the one I use when measuring chickpeas. Does that count for anything?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2010 12:13 PM

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