FOUR TRIPS AHEAD: The New York Progressive Power Rock band releases today the title track of the upcoming EP “Remnants” as a single along with a stunning lyric video
The COVID-19 pandemic has also wrecked the plans of New York City-based Progressive Power Rock band FOUR TRIPS AHEAD, which was actually in the process of recording their next album in early 2020. Due to the shocking events in New York with thousands of Corona deaths and the resulting lockdowns and curfews, the extraordinary musicians around vocalist and bandleader Peter Wilson were not able to rehearse or record for many months. 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. Therefore, today, coinciding with the release of their new single “Remnants”, they announce the EP of the same title for September 10, 2021, once again in partnership with Dr. Music Records. The first single, which deals with current affairs, provides a musical consensus from the emotional state of each band member. “Remnants” is accompanied by a stunning lyric video produced by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Primal Fear, Ayreon), which perfectly underscores the drive and expressiveness of the song: https://youtu.be/o9mE78bvqVw
The brand-new FOUR TRIPS AHEAD single “Remnants” is now available at all digital music providers: Amazon (DE) | Amazon (US) | SMStracks | Spotify | Apple Music & iTunes | Deezer | Tidal | YouTube Music
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. 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.»
Fans of Black Stone Cherry, Alter Bridge, Tremonti or The Brew will have a damn good time with FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s EP “Remnants”. Today, the New Yorkers also announce the tracklist as well as the cover artwork designed by Debbie Allen:
2. It’s Alright
4. I’m Calling
5. Follow Me
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”.
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!
Furthermore, FOUR TRIPS AHEAD are featured with a cover of “Drop Dead Legs” on “The Long Island Van Halen Tribute Album” charity sampler which the New York scene dedicated to the guitar genius Eddie Van Halen, who died of cancer last year. Proceeds are going to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation in New York: www.facebook.com/livanhalentribute
For the latest news and future tour dates of this energetic NYC Progressive Power Rock band, head over to www.facebook.com/fourtripsahead, www.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.