Symfo-band with, certainly in their start, with a layer metal from L.A. With great success in Japan.
Jacek Yerka is a Polish artist who's responsible for the artwork.
On Secrets Of Astrology there's Arjan Lucassen guest ('00) with bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm & Blue Murder) and smashing drumming of Ed Warby (Gorefest).
The Ballad Collection ('00) is a collection of ballads and covers of for example The NetherLands/ Daniel Fogelberg, Yellow Brick Road/ Elton John & Bernie Taupin and Seasons End/ Marrilion. This is album for me, not so heavy...
Covers Collection ('03)(Kansas, Argent, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Enuff ‘Z’ Nuff, Queen, Giant, Uriah Heep, Scorpions, Rainbow and more):
A live album of their tour in '02, with Arjen Lucassen, was released in '03.
Lady McBeth ('05):5>
White Room [4:58]
White Rabbit [2:25]
Long Long Way From Home [3:30]
You Can Never Go Home [6:02]
"Pink Moon Suite":
Breathe Introduction [1:15]
Johnny Moon [3:01]
Breathe in the Air [1:45]
On the Run [2:05]
Breathe Reprise [1:25]
Dream of the Archer [4:19]
Sunshine Of Your Love [4:55]
Wooden Ships [4:31]
Nights in White Satin [5:19]
Total running time . . . 56:45
ERIK NORLANDER HOMMAGE SYMPHONIQUE
1. Conquistador [4:08]
2. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight [7:20]
3. Turn of the Century [7:38]
4. Pirates [13:32]
5. Clasp [4:51]
6. King of the Universe [7:09]
7. Children of Sanchez Overture [9:24]
8. Starless [12:04]
Total running time . . . 66:25
With: Vinny Appice,
Mark McCrite and
Erik Norlander along with
Kelly Keeling providing additional duet and harmony vocals.
With: Erik along with
Mark McCrite with
Kelly Keeling - vocal duties.
Jon Pappenbrook - trumpets flugelhorn
Eric Jorgensen - trombones
Mike Alvarez - cello
David Schiff - woodwinds.
El Dorado Hotel release date: 25 January 2012.
SESSION / SOLO:
Lana Lane is from L.A. but she can talk a little Dutch, so it isn't strange that she came in contact with Arjan Lucassen (a Dutch symfo-wizard known as Ayreon). The Dark Side Of The Moon is one of her favourite albums.
Erik Norlander (yes he looks how is lastname suggested) and Lane are guest on a project of Arjan Lucassen called Ambeon (2001).
Solo with Into the Sunset ('00), with
One of his latest effort is called Music Machine ('03). With:
Norlander, Schiff, McCrite and Amato are playing in Rocket Scientist (fe Brutal Architecture Life ('97) with Lana Lane and Earth below and Sky Above). See a few line below for more info.
Niel Citron (Guitar Dreams '98) and Amato did some solo-work too.
Steve Vai: Fire Garden (1997).
The Tsunami Project with Spocks Beard ('05).
A side project of Norlander, Schiff, McCrite and Amato. It was formed in the late 1980s by keyboardist Erik Norlander and vocalist / guitarist Mark McCrite. The two released their first CD, "Earthbound", in 1993 joined by then - session bassist Don Schiff. Schiff quickly became a part of the band for their second release in 1995, "Brutal Architecture", and the three toured in the US and Europe in 1997 along with drummer Tommy Amato culminating in the live CD, "Earth Below and Sky Above: Live in Europe and America". In 1999, Rocket Scientists released "Oblivion Days", raising the bar on already high expectations. At the turn of the century, Norlander, Schiff and McCrite all worked on solo projects in addition to backing symphonic rock vocal icon, Lana Lane on several tours around the world. The band's fourth studio double album and latest effort, Revolution Road, is a bold statement from these accomplished artists.
Mark McCrite - guitars, vocals,
Erik Norlander - keyboards,
Don Schiff - NS/Stick,
Gregg Bissonette - drums on all tracks except "Better View",
Simon Phillips - drums on "Better View" (beginning and end),
Shaun Guerin - drums on "Better View" (middle),
David McBee - vocals on Disc One: 2, 3, 6 and Disc Two: 4, 5, 7,
Greg Phelps - accordion on "Enjoy the Weather".
Looking Backward - The 2007 Sessions ('07).
This album contains expertly remastered CD editions of the band's first three studio albums, EARTHBOUND (1993), BRUTAL ARCHITECTURE (1995) and OBLIVION DAYS (1999) along with bonus tracks on each disc. All of the original artwork is included in the package as part of a full-color 64-page 5x7 book. The LOOKING BACKWARD book also contains thorough liner notes and commentary from the musicians along with extensive photos by Raj Naik, Neil Zlozower and Scott Streble.
MARK McCRITE - vocals, guitars
ERIK NORLANDER - keyboards, vocals
DON SCHIFF - NS/Stick, Chapman Stick, bass guitars
GREG ELLIS - drums and percussions
TOMMY AMATO - drums
LANA LANE - vocals.
- Kracked Earth ('12)