Into The Eye Of The Storm
Artension is centered around twenty-two year old Ukrainian keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij and Swiss guitarist Roger Staffelbach. On their debut, "Into The Eye Of The Storm", incredible vocals by John West help create a progressive metal sound inspired by bands such as Rainbow and Dream Theater, complete with wailing solo trade-offs. Artension was born when Shrapenl label head Mike Varney evaluated a demo from Vitalij Kuprij and Roger Staffelbach (called Atlantis Rising) and decided to put them in a studio with John West, bassist Kevin Chown and drummer Mike Terrana, whom Varney had known from previous projects. The restul is a neo-classically inspired version of progressive metal on tracks such as "World Of Illusion", "The Key" and the title track.
|05:31||World Of Illusion||Vocal|
|04:36||Into The Eye Of The Storm||Vocal|
|05:12||Smoke And Fire||Vocal|
|06:14||The Wind And The Rain||Vocal|
|03:34||Song Of The Desert||Vocal|
|05:06||Let It Ride||Vocal|
|02:28||I Don't Care||Vocal|
|Roger Staffelbach||Guitars, Production|
|Vitalij Kuprij||Keyboards, Production|
|James Murphy||Final Guitar Solo (First Half) on "Red's Recovery", Guitar Overdub Engineering|
|Larry Brewer||Engineering (Basic Tracks), Keyboard and Vocal Overdub Engineering|
|Dylan Champagne||Engineering Assistance|
|Joe Marquez||Keyboard and Vocal Overdub Engineering|
|Scott Johnson||Keyboard and Vocal Overdub Engineering|
|Lovell Moorer III||Additional Bass Overdubs|
|Tim Gennert||Digital Editing on "World Of Illusion"|
|Steve Fontano||Mixing on Songs 2, 3, 5, 6, 7|
|Jim Dean||Mixing on Songs 1, 4, 8, 10|
|Mark Robertson||Acoustic Piano Engineering|
|Recorded and mixed at Prairie Sun Studios. Guitars recorded at Sound Temple Studios. Acoustic Piano recorded at Cairo West Studios. Bass recorded at Number 5 Music.
Mastered at Cryrock.