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|Origin||San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, United States|
|Members|| Ted Leonard |
|Past members||Rob Stankiewicz|
Thought Chamber is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2006. The band was formed by guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard of Enchant. The band's first full-length album, "Angular Perceptions" was released in 2007 on progressive label InsideOut and received critical acclaim, including Honorable Mention from drum legend Mike Portnoy in his Top 10 Albums of 2007. Thought Chamber released their second full-length opus, a concept album entitled "Psykerion", in 2013 featuring founding members, guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard, along with new drummer Mike Haid, bassist Jeff Plant, and keyboardist Bill Jenkins (Enchant). Progressive Metal web site, Grande Rock, voted "Psykerion" Best Album of 2013, and voted "Transcend" Best Song of 2013. In early 2014, Mike Portnoy invited Thought Chamber vocalist, Ted Leonard, to tour with his progressive band, Transatlantic, to fill in for Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation) who was recovering from unexpected health issues. Ted also performed with Transatlantic, and Spock's Beard in Feb 2014 on the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise. In March 2014, InsideOut Music released the first-ever Thought Chamber video, "Transcend" which was filmed in Dallas, TX in September 2013.
Thought Chamber has been invited to perform at the Sold Out ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta in September 2014.
Pyskerion was released on October 1, 2013.
Transatlantic is a multinational progressive rock supergroup consisting of Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy. They formed in 1999 as a side project to their full-time bands, but disbanded in 2002. They then reunited in 2009. Typical of the genre, the band's songs can range from very long epics that regularly exceed 15-20 minutes in length, to 'normal length' songs that each last five to ten minutes.
Spock's Beard is an American progressive rock band formed in Los Angeles.
Neal Morse is an American singer, musician and composer based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1992, he formed the progressive rock band Spock's Beard with his brother Alan and released an album which was moderately successful. In 1999, he joined former Dream Theater drummer and co-founder Mike Portnoy, together with Flower Kings' Roine Stolt and Marillion's Pete Trewavas they formed the super-group Transatlantic. In 2002, Neal Morse became a born again Christian, left Spock's Beard and began a Christian rock solo career, releasing many progressive rock concept albums about his new religious faith. In the meantime, he continued to play with Transatlantic and formed three new bands with Portnoy, Yellow Matter Custard, Flying Colors and The Neal Morse Band.
Michael Stephen Portnoy is an American musician and songwriter who is the current drummer for the Neal Morse Band and supergroups Flying Colors, Transatlantic, The Winery Dogs, Liquid Tension Experiment, Metal Allegiance and Sons of Apollo. Portnoy is primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. In September 2010, Portnoy announced his departure from Dream Theater after 25 years, with Mike Mangini taking his place as drummer of the band. Since his departure, Portnoy has formed a variety of new bands and projects, including Adrenaline Mob, Flying Colors, The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, Metal Allegiance, and BPMD.
? is a Christian progressive rock concept album by multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse, his fifth studio album. Released in 2005, this single-CD album is about the tabernacle in the wilderness. Morse has stated that this album should be considered one long epic track rather than twelve separate tracks.
Inside Out Music is a German independent record label originally based in Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia, and dedicated to the publication of progressive rock, progressive metal and related styles. In 2009, it formed a partnership with Century Media Records and moved its base of operations to Dortmund, also in North Rhine-Westphalia. In August 2015, Century Media was acquired by Sony Music and became its premier label for progressive music.
Beware of Darkness is the second studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard, released in January 1996. The album was the band's first release following the addition of keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. The album was named after the song of the same name, originally written and performed by George Harrison.
Enchant is an American neo-progressive rock band, formed in 1989. Their music is characterized by ambitious lyrics and melodies along with harmonic experimentation.
Nick 'n Neal live in Europe – Two Separate Gorillas is a double live acoustic album by Neal Morse and Nick D'Virgilio of progressive rock band Spock's Beard, featuring three members of Dream Theater. It was recorded at the Slattery in Oldenburg, Irland's Own in Pforzheim and Thomas Reid in Hamburg and finally released by Morse's own label, Radiant Records, in October 2000. The album's title is taken from a line in the Spock's Beard song "Time Has Come", off the Beware of Darkness album, which in turn is taken from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band song "Mr. Apollo".
Collin Leijenaar is the drummer for progressive rock/metal bands Affector, Dusk, Dilemma, Kayak and the former live drummer for Neal Morse.
Angular Perceptions is the debut album by the American progressive metal supergroup Thought Chamber. The album received high praise from Sea of Tranquility webzine. Reviewer Murat Batmaz voted it the best debut album of 2007, comparing Ted Leonard's vocal style to Kansas and describing the music as " whimsical, with plenty of slap bass a la King's X, and [...]intense groove-inflected riffage and vintage '70s prog, throwing in eastern scales and eerie minor chord progressions."
This is a timeline of artists, albums, and events in progressive rock and its subgenres. This article contains the timeline for the period 2010–2019.
Flying Colors is an American supergroup composed of Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. The band's mission, chartered by executive producer Bill Evans, is to combine complex music with accessible songwriting. Flying Colors, on Mascot Label Group, has released three studio albums, and three live albums, to commercial success and critical acclaim.
Momentum is the ninth progressive rock album by Neal Morse, released in September 2012. The album features Mike Portnoy on drums, and Randy George on bass. The title track "Momentum" was released in late July 2012, along with a music video. Guests include Eric Gillette on backing vocals, along with Paul Gilbert and Adson Sodré on electric guitar.
Theodore Michael "Ted" Leonard is an American vocalist and guitarist, best known as the lead singer for the progressive rock band Enchant. He has also provided lead vocals for Thought Chamber and Spock's Beard.
Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep is the eleventh studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. It is their first album with new singer Ted Leonard and drummer Jimmy Keegan in place of Nick D'Virgilio, while former member Neal Morse co-wrote two tracks, including "Waiting for Me", on which he plays guitar.
Eumeria is a multi-national Progressive Metal band, formed in 2009 by American keyboardist Bobby Williamson, and British musicians Jonny Tatum (vocals) and Reece Fullwood (guitars). The band name is rumored to be derived from a cross between the words "Europe" and "America".
Psykerion is the second album by the progressive metal band Thought Chamber. The album is the first new album in 6 years for the band, due to the other parties involvements in other projects, such as Ted Leonard performing with Spock's Beard. The album is composed of many instrumental interludes and contains 16 songs. The album touches on a scientific twist into their lyrics. The album is also the first to feature new members Bill Jenkins on keyboards, Jeff Plant on bass and Mike Haid on drums. Psykerion is a concept album. Michael Harris stated: "The story is told from the eyes of a young boy genius named Avakus. He is able to witness a mission aboard a ship (Kerakryps-One) through the galaxy of Psykerion, and his life is forever altered, causing him to reflect on and question his own life, as well as the objectives & destiny of mankind".
The First Twenty Years is a compilation album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. The 2-CD and DVD set features tracks from each of the band's first twelve studio albums, as well as one newly recorded song, "Falling for Forever", which features all current and past members of the band. The DVD contains live and archival footage of the band. All tracks have been remastered by Rich Mouser. It was released on November 20, 2015
Noise Floor is the thirteenth studio album by American progressive rock band Spock's Beard. It is the band's first full album of original material to feature original drummer Nick D'Virgilio since X in 2010. D'Virgilio had previously recorded a new song with the band for the compilation album The First Twenty Years and a bonus track for the band's previous album The Oblivion Particle, both released in 2015. Noise Floor was released on 25 May 2018.