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Four Trips Ahead


FOUR TRIPS AHEAD
Remnants
Dr. Music Records
Release: 10 September 2021

FOUR TRIPS AHEAD defy fate with new Progressive Power Rock EP “Remnants”

FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s brand new EP “Remnants” drops via Dr. Music Records. Driven by their motto ‘Reclaim Rock Music’, the New York City-based Progressive Power Rock band revives the original spirit of hard, honest Rock and defies the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this has also affected the US-Americans personally hard, not only because they could not finish recording their planned album but also because they had to cope with some strokes of fate in the band environment. But real rockers don’t bury their heads in the sand, instead they make the best of the situation. More united and focused than ever before, the NYC band has taken a firm, uncompromising stance, keeping their unique, poignant heavy, melodic signature sound that marks FOUR TRIPS AHEAD as a force to be reckoned with in the modern Rock music landscape. Musically, the four musicians present a mature Progressive Modern Rock sound with the five new songs, combining refined, playful and sophisticated passages with straight riffs and extraordinary harmonies that makes “Remnants” become an exceptional listening experience. This is also proven by the two already released singles “Remnants” and “It’s Alright”, which are accompanied by brilliant lyric videos directed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Primal Fear, Ayreon). Produced by lead vocalist Peter Wilson, the tracks were engineered by Nik Chinboukas (Metal Allegiance, Testament, Chris Caffery) and mixed by Grammy and Emmy award-winning engineer Nick Cipriano (Dream Theater, Twisted Sister, Erasure) once again at the Spin Recording Studios, as well as mastered by Roger Lian (Rush, Muse, Slayer, Pantera, Coheed and Cambria). Peter Wilson, in his own words, comments on the unusual state of the admissions process amid the political imbroglio in the U.S. at the end of 2019, as well as the onset of the pandemic: «We were in a highly creative period thus we rushed into the studio to track the strongest new songs to capture the powerful vibe. The five songs had similar urgent themes and were road-tested, so to speak. It was impossible not to be inspired by the anger, frustration and social unrest, which we were all witnessing and feeling. As we started mixing, the world turned completely upside down.»

FOUR TRIPS AHEAD continue their path unswervingly with “Remnants”, an exciting, modern and fresh sounding EP that thrills with a fat Heavy Rock sound full of creaking, distorted guitars colliding a powerful drumming and the intensely energetic vocals of Peter Wilson. Rock fans of any era should definitely check out these five modern Power Rock anthems. Fans of Black Stone Cherry, Alter Bridge, Tremonti or The Brew will have a damn good time with FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s EP “Remnants”, whose artwork was designed by Debbie Allen. “Remnants” is now available digitally from all major music platforms: Amazon (DE) | Amazon (US) | SMStracks | Spotify | Apple Music & iTunes | Deezer | Tidal | YouTube Music

FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s roots date back to 2003 when the seasoned New York City musicians first came together in search of a new creative outlet. Vocalist Peter Wilson, guitarist Brian Eisenpresser, bassist Dan Cassidy and drummer Ken Candelas instantly recognized their common musical interests, composing sophisticated Heavy Rock sounds with strong melodies and progressive dynamics. The quartet soon brought their energetic music to the US East Coast and across the United States. Also, in Europe, they have left first scent marks with interviews and sampler contributions in renowned Rock magazines for the album “…And The Fire Within”. Furthermore, FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s album “…And The Fire Within” is still available at all well-known record stores, as well as all major digital stores and streaming services!

For the latest news and future tour dates of this energetic NYC Progressive Power Rock band, head over to www.facebook.com/fourtripsaheadwww.instagram.com/fourtripsahead or their website www.fourtripsahead.com. To get more information about FOUR TRIPS AHEAD and their motto #ReclaimRockMusic, check out www.dr-music-promotion.de.

1. Remnants
2. It’s Alright
3. Higher
4. I’m Calling
5. Follow Me

Line-Up:
Peter Wilson: Vocals

Brian Eisenpresser: Guitar, Keyboard, Background Vocals
Dan Cassidy: Bass, Background Vocals
Ken Candelas: Drums

Four Trips Ahead – It’s Alright

Four Trips Ahead – Remnants

Four Trips Ahead – December

Four Trips Ahead – Step Into My World

Four Trips Ahead – Bring Me Down

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