Some news for Prog-Metal fans: Images of Eden will be releasing their third album 'Rebuilding The Ruins' on March 1, 2011
Known for their own unique breed of universal, uplifting progressive metal, Images of Eden is a passion-based, melodic metal band originating from the Baltimore, MD/ York, PA-USA region. IOE combines 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. Images of Eden is unique in that each CD release is a chapter of a story, portraying an ongoing journey through life, with each release picking up where the previous one has left off.
Images of Eden's 'Rebuilding the Ruins', is a 74-minute concept CD, mastered by Grammy-nominated producer, Eric Zimmermann (Fates Warning, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Buckcherry, Suicidal Tendencies, etc.) who adds top notch production to the release. 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 later next year.
Inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Fates Warning, 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 vocalist, guitarist, 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), Queensryche, Badlands, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Type O Negative to Slayer, Running Wild, Motorhead 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."