THE ERA OF, the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based progressive rock quartet featuring CRYPTOPSY frontman Matt McGachy, has completed work on its debut album, “Pelican Beach”. Independently produced, the effort will be available for free download via the group’s official web site, TheEraOf.com, in September.
Comprised of members of established bands — including CRYPTOPSY, A TEXAS FUNERAL and DOWNLINE — THE ERA OF has been described as a combination of 30 SECONDS TO MARS, A PERFECT CIRCLE and RUSH. Matt states, “We have blended epic build-ups, soaring choruses and uplifting rock outs into our own eclectic style. From a lyrical standpoint, our album explores the impact of an apocalyptic disaster through the eyes of different inhabitants of the city of Pelican Beach.
“Although music is the driving force behind our creative process, THE ERA OF has expanded upon our narrative concept by writing a compilation of short stories to be released alongside the album. These stories were conceived in fonction of the length of the songs to enhance the listener’s experience.”
Regarding how the launch of THE ERA OF affects his standing with CRYPTOPSY, McGachy states, “CRYPTOPSY fans need not worry: With the return of Jon Levasseur [guitar], we have been writing some of the most brutal material I have ever heard. Jon has been a pleasure to play with, and the connection between him and Flo [Mounier, drums] is undeniable. We are now hard at work preparing a new CRYPTOPSY album, to be released in 2012.”
THE ERA OF will perform at the “Pelican Beach” CD-release party on September 9 at L’Alizé in Montreal.
THE ERA OF is:
Matt McGachy – Vocals
Pavlo Haikalis – Guitar
Chris Brandel – Bass
MOS Mark-Olivier Spenard – Drums