Kinematic Music, a new division of Kinematic Entertainment, launches this fall with the September 17, 2013 release of OUR OWN DEVICES from Florida-based progressive metallers Mindcage, mixed and mastered by rock legend Michael Wagener.
OUR OWN DEVICES is a fantasy storybook set to music. Combining cultural and literary elements of steampunk, dystopian society and futuristic technologies with highly articulate progressive metal music, the album transports the listener to a world broken and needing a hero. That oppressive world is devoid of arts, creativity, light, and ultimately, humanity. But from it springs an enigmatic character, Arabella Vash, who is called to The One Constant, a group of rebels who maintain the history and teachings of the last free society.
The clock is ticking
there’s no time to think
Her mission now…
wake them all from sleep
“The Human Race”
The story says “Arabella is the key,” but will she unlock the future in time?
The core members of Mindcage – Dietrick Hardwick (writer, guitarist), Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) – have been connected personally and through music for almost thirty years. The significance of this project, for them, is that a lifelong goal has come to fruition. With the addition of power vocalist Jeff Hignite, the intense and unique synergy of writing and performing became apparent. The band is proudly debuting OUR OWN DEVICES to the public this September at ProgPower USA XIV.
1. Cadence March
2. For All Mankind (The Dark Design)
3. Our Own Devices
4. The Human Race
5. At Full Steam
7. The One Constant
8. Arabella’s Arc
9. The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)
10. The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)
Michael Wagener’s works have sold more than 94 million records. His production and mixing credits include Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Dokken, and Overkill. Hardwick produced OUR OWN DEVICES and Kinematic Entertainment president, Ben Galecki, executive produced.
OUR OWN DEVICES will be available on iTunes, amazon.com, and at your favorite record store.