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Prognostication


Prognostication
‘Collapse’
(Progressive Metal)

Release Date: July 23, 2021
FFO: Between the Buried and Me, Opeth, The Contortionist
Location: Missouri

Prognostication is a one-man progressive metal project based in Mid Missouri, the sole member being guitarist and vocalist Allen Gingerich. Originally formed as an instrumental project while he was in high school with some friends Allen wanted to push the boundaries of the music that he was writing and wanted to step outside of conventional metal form and thus continued on by himself writing to his true musical vision. Heavily influenced by progressive bands such as Between the Buried and Me, Opeth, The Contortionist, and lots of tech death bands, Prognostication has music that utilizes odd time signatures, very technical riffs, long song structures, jazz breaks, shreddy guitar solos, and many other elements taken from the influences mentioned. Collapse was written, recorded, and performed all by Allen Gingerich with the sole exception of a vocal feature by a good friend Mark Sullivan in the title track. In the future Allen hopes to find members to bring the music he’s written to play live and collaborate on future material as well. A follow up to Collapse is already being written and will have much more tech death influence taking notes from bands such as Necrophagist, and The Faceless and will be a concept album.

Prognostication – Collapse (feat. Mark Sullivan)

Prognostication – Eclipse

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Band/Artist location – Kirksville, Missouri
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