Kindler, an experimental/progressive rock band out of North Carolina, has followed up their successful EP “Afterglow” with a brand new album, “Cosmic Revelations.” The CD will be released on March 11, 2016. Like “Afterglow” the new CD is self engineered. The band’s bassist, Cameron Fitzpatrick, engineered and mixed all eleven tracks. Fitzpatrick expands:
“While we self-engineered both Cosmic Revelations and our EP, Afterglow, this album comes from a slightly different place than the EP. When we recorded Afterglow, we had a lot of concrete ideas about our music and our identity as a band and the material reflected that certainly. The music on the album, Cosmic Revelations, however, is punctuated by what we can an ‘ominous question mark.’ Things change, life is unpredictable, and very little remains certain, and these themes are present in nearly every song on the album.”
Kindler hopes to make its mark on the transient world of rock and roll, with a creation of something powerful and lasting. In addition to Fitzpatrick (formerly of TITAN We are Masked) on bass, the band consists of brothers Nick and Steve Wiley (formerly of Wake of Redemption). With this latest release fans can expect a new blend of the symphonic, emotional intensity, and raw power of a band like Mastodon. Add in a little complexity a la Tool, and the tonal intensity of Opeth, the band reaches their goal of producing a timeless piece of music, something intellectual and emotional, grandiose and personal. Fans should expect a single soon.
In 2013, the band self-¬produced and recorded the five-song EP “Afterglow.” The decision to self¬-produce and engineer the record was based on maintaining artistic integrity that allowed each member to oversee the recording process. This attention to detail and craft only added impact to their already powerful sound. Fitzpatrick adds, “The one thing we want more than anything is to bring our music to people who want to hear it.” The band toured off the EP in 2013 and opened for Balance and Composure, The Reign of Kindo, The Virgil Donati Band, and Tides of Man to name a few. The band also released a powerful song, “Shifting Ground” in honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, through partnerships with several local charities.