Artension is a progressive metal band made of up five very talented and well trained musicians: Vitalij Kuprij (Ring Of Fire) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (Magnitude 9, Tiles) on bass, Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell) on drums, John West (Royal Hunt) on vocals and Roger Staffelbach on guitar. In 1996 Artension released their first album "Into The Eye Of The Storm" which got amazing responses from both the public and critics, especially in Japan. More records followed: "Phoenix Rising"; "The Forces Of Nature" and "Machine". Eventually, the band members started to do a lot of different things in order to explore the world of music even further, and it was many years before the members of the original lineup were finally able to get together again. This immediately interested Italy's Frontiers Records, which had always admired the talent of these amazing musicians, and the end result is "Sacred Pathways", an intense and diverse album which showcases all the songwriting sides of this band: melody, intensity, technicality but above all, great songs and breathtaking performances.
|00:57||Voyage To Nasca||Instrumental|
|04:40||Running Out Of Time||Vocal|
|06:22||The Calm Before The Storm||Vocal|
|06:49||March To Ruin||Instrumental|
|05:58||Flower Of The Orient||Vocal|
|04:04||Nightmare (Radio Edit)||Vocal|
|Roger Staffelbach||Guitars, Viking Choir|
|Vitalij Kuprij||Keyboards, Production, Viking Choir|
|John West||Vocals, Backing Vocals, Production, Viking Choir|
|Kevin Chown||6 String Bass|
|Lonnie Park||Production, Engineering, Backing Vocals|
|Matt Barnes||Engineering Assistance|
|Eric Philippe||Logo, Artwork, Cover Design|
|David Feinstein||Viking Choir|
|Bob Twining||Viking Choir|
|Rick Harris||Viking Choir|
|Rehearsed, tracked, mixed and mastered at Ultimate Music Center, Cortland, NY.
Styling by Lisa Allen.