Baltimore, Maryland-based progressive metal band Images Of Eden will release its third album, Rebuilding The Ruins, on March 1.
According to a press release, Images Of Eden boasts "a very dynamic sound with a wide range of metal / hard rock styles, ranging anywhere from progressive rock to power metal. They combine thought-provoking, inspirational lyrics, stellar musicianship with complex compositions and an honest and powerful vocal delivery, keeping the technical and unpredictable aspect of prog-metal but with very accessible hooks and melodies."
Rebuilding The Ruins is a 74-minute concept CD, mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Eric Zimmermann (Fates Warning, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Buckcherry, Suicidal Tendencies). The title track, "Rebuilding The Ruins," was also selected by an indie film company to be used as a soundtrack for an upcoming short film to debut at Cannes/Tribeca film festivals next year.
Inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche, Fates Warning and Symphony X, as well as other progressive metal bands, Images Of Eden's songwriting walks the line between accessibility and unpredictability, thus appealing to more than just a prog-metal audience.
"I would say that most of my influences are more prog-metal or 'old-school' British metal rather than new," says Images Of Eden vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Gordon Tittsworth. "However, I actually have some old thrash influences as well. They range from Fates Warning (all, but more specifically the John Arch era), Queensrÿche, Badlands, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Type O Negative to Slayer, Running Wild, Motörhead and various European metal, among many others. I'm sure you can imagine that my writing should be a bit heavier than it is, but the influences of the rest of the band are more on the prog-rock side -- bands like Rush, Kansas, ELP, Genesis, Marillion, Porcupine Tree, etc. These influences added more dimension and melody to an initial heavier sound, but the chemistry really worked well, I think."
Images Of Eden previously released two full-length CDs -- Chapter I (independent, 2001) and Sunlight Of The Spirit (Nightmare Records, 2006).