BRUCE IN THE STUDIO FOR FOR WORLD CATHEDRAL
COMING SPRING 2015
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(SEATTLE, WA) Bruce Burgess is back in the studio with Film Composer Ben Kopec, Classical Pianist Christopher Milo and Executive Producer Cyrus Rhodes for Drum Dynasty's much anticipated follow up release entitled World Cathedral. In a recent interview, Burgess described World Cathedral is a radical shift away from the debut Drum Dynasty's CD released in 2009., which showcased primarily African and Middle Eastern music. World Cathedral is much Orchestral and Classical in nature. This stunning 21 track collection showcases bold orchestral movements meshed with a dynamic classical drumming approach. According to Executive Producer Cyrus Rhodes, "World Cathedral is extremely suspenseful, full of soaring movements, blooming hooks, peaks and valleys, and of course world class drumming." According to Bruce: "Working with Ben, Christopher and Cyrus has proven to be a very ethereal experience for me both as a drummer, and a composer." Premier composer Ben Kopec has written musical scores for the likes of SONY, FOX Sports, A&E & MTV. Unofficial release date of World Cathedral is in the Winter 2014.
GEAR USED For World Cathedral Burgess used Roland, Simmons, Tama and Mapex drums. Zyljian, Wuhan, Paiste, Sabian and Meinl cymbals. Percussion: Steel Tongue Drum, Doumbek, Tabla, Udu, Timbale, Xylophone, Marimba, Glockenspiel and Congas.
Bruce Burgess Drums & Percussion Ben Kopec Musical Score Christopher Milo Piano
World Cathedral Unofficial track listing.
World Cathedral (prologue)
Curse of the Crescent Moon
The Witching Hour
Revolution Number Nine
Tale of two Cities
Standing next to a Sleeping Dragon
Song for Future Demigods
Kill the King
Eye of the Needle
World Cathedral (epilogue)
SEVEN AGAINST THEBES (7AT) RELEASES EQUILIBRIUM (EP)
(SEATTLE, WA) For those who don't know Bruce Burgess also plays drums for Progressive Rock band Seven Against Thebes (7AT) based out of Seattle, WA. www.7atband.com 7AT just recently released their their latest EP entitled Equilibrium in October 2010. According to Cyrus Rhodes "Equilibrium EP s a wild ride from start to finish." A full length album is scheduled to be released in January, 2011. Influences include Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains. FREE DOWNLOAD
DRUM DYNASTY DEBUT CD RELEASED AT WORLD RHYTHM FESTIVAL, SEATTLE, WA.
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(SEATTLE, WA) Seven Against Thebes www.7atband.com drummer Bruce Burgess recently teamed up with Seattle percussionists Arturo Rodriguez, Marco Zonka and film composer Kevin Christensen for Drum Dynasty. This stunning debut release is a radical drum CD that showcases advanced odd measure drum rhythms meshed against ambient world music and world class percussion. This double CD set combines two complete albums. DISC I (Mystic Sunrise) and DISC II (Dark Continent). Mystic Sunrise is more Arabic and Middle Eastern, while DISC II (Dark Continent) is more Tribal and African. According to Executive Producer Cyrus Rhodes, Drum Dynasty is cutting edge because it combines Ambient World Music with high-end drumming. In his own words: "The one thing I've always hated about good Ambient music are the robotic beats. Though the music is amazing the beats are mostly robotic, overly predictable lacking variety and depth. The vision of Drum Dynasty is to explore the best of both worlds. The end result is a highly dynamic and unique sonic experience altogether. Drum Dynasty was mixed by Sam Hofstedt of Studio-X who has worked with the likes of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and R.E.M. The CD was officially released in April 2009 at the World Rhythm Festival in Seattle, WA. CD can be purchased via the below links.
ABOUT THE COVER The Griffin amulet shown on the cover of the debut Drum Dynasty CD is called the Persian Roundel. Originally made around in 300BC by the Achaemenid goldsmiths this stunning piece depicts a snarling winged lion surrounded by a twisted cord that bears sixteen loops for attachment to a war garment or textile. It is presently on display at the Oriental Art Institute of Chicago. Greek writers often spoke of the tremendous wealth of the Persian empire, and noted that the troops of King Xerxes were always adorned with the greatest magnificence going into the battlefield.