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NEW SOLO COLLABORATION VIDEO
New video online featuring performances over a fusion metal style track from me, Marco Sfogli, Antti Karhumaa, Roy Marchbank, Sami Järvinen, Jere Lahti, Janne Karhunen, Ivan Jacquin, Ville Karhu, Ari Katajamäki, Jukka Turunen & Toni Jokinen. Track mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers.
SECOND JAMES LABRIE SINGLE!
Second James Labrie single is out and it is one of my favourite tracks off the album! It is called “Give & Take”, and you can watch the Wayne Joyner-produced video underneath!
James comments: “This track is a take on the coercive manipulation between the corporate elite and the proletariat class. An atmospheric soundscape with beautiful feel and scope.”
Co-Wrier Paul Logue adds: “Musically Give & Take is a nice balance of Dream Theater, Eden's Curse and a even little Queensrÿche thrown in for good measure. The dark musical undertones allow James’ vocals to really shine whilst his lyrics take the listener on a journey through the classic tale of good versus evil.”
‘Beautiful Shade of Grey’ will be released on 20th May 2022 by Inside Out Music as a Limited CD Digipak, 180g LP + CD & as Digital Album, with artwork by Thomas Ewerhard Artwork. Pre-order now here: https://jameslabrie.lnk.to/BeautifulShadeOfGrey
FIRST JAMES LABRIE SINGLE RELEASED!
James Labrie, known internationally as the vocalist for progressive metal icons Dream Theater, embarks on uncharted waters with his fourth solo album, titled ‘Beautiful Shade of Grey’, out 20th May 2022 via Inside Out Music. Today, sees the launch of the album’s first single and opening track, “Devil In Drag”, and you can watch the Wayne Joyner-produced video underneath!
‘Beautiful Shade of Grey’ will be released as a Limited CD Digipak, 180g LP + CD & as Digital Album, with artwork by Thomas Ewerhard. Pre-order now here: https://jameslabrie.lnk.to/BeautifulShadeOfGrey
On the album, Logue plays acoustic rhythm guitar (both six & twelve string) and acoustic bass, while guitarist Marco Sfogli, who’s contributed on all of LaBrie’s solo albums since 2005’s ‘Elements of Persuasion’, handled the leads and solos. Logue recruited Eden’s Curse keyboardist Christian Pulkkinen to lend his playing on the record, while the suggestion to recruit James’s son Chance LaBrie to play drums would also come from Paul.
Read full press release HERE and be sure to share the track with your friends and loved ones!
"DEEP PURPLE - BURN" COLLABORATION
I'm excited to present you this collaboration with some of the finest musicians that I've worked with... Girish Pradhan, Mohini Dey (Steve Vai), Brandon Khoo, Rowan Robertson (ex-DIO) & Raz Azraai. Mixed and Mastered by Yiannis Manopoulos. With our own feel and rendition of signature fills and solos within the song, this is a tribute to one of the most iconic rock bands, that has influenced musicians through the decades!
ENDORSEMENT BY STEINBERG
I am thrilled to be a member of the Steinberg family! I have been using their products since I was a teenager and do all my recording and mixing work using Cubase and Nuendo. It was very natural for me to start a collaboration with them when the opportunity arose, and I am looking forward to all the cool stuff we can do together in the future! Check out the company at www.steinberg.net
Hello all and sorry for the delay in any news.I have been very busy lately working both as a musician and as a producer/sound engineer. Here is shortly what is going on in my life:
THIRD SINGLE AND ALBUM RELEASE!
Genesis, Simulacrum's third album and final single, Scorched Earth, is now released via Frontiers Music srl and the initial reviews have been very positive, lifting the band in several articles into the same category as Symphony X, Dream Theater Haken and Periphery! Here are some of those reviews:
Album press release: https://bit.ly/2Iy0k9r
SECOND SIMULACRUM SINGLE RELEASED
'Arrhythmic Distortions' is the second single off Simulacrum's upcoming album 'Genesis', out via Frontiers Music srl on the 12th of February 2021. I hope you enjoy, like and share!
Album can be pre-ordered here: https://orcd.co/simulacrum
JAMES LABRIE ALBUM COLLABORATION
Chrism has been chosen as the keyboard player for the upcoming album by JAMES LABRIE, legendary singer of DREAM THEATER!
The core idea of the album lies deep in the acoustic soundscapes of LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE, PINK FLOYD, and RUSH, but this won’t be an album of ballads, as the sound is turning out to be quite bombastic. The core of each song is centered around the acoustic guitar with the arrangements built around it. Labrie has entrusted Chrism with a great deal of freedom to do the keyboard arrangements as he wishes. “This is a great honor and responsibility,” Chrism says.
The album’s full line-up is James LaBrie (vocals), Paul Logue (bass & guitar), Chrism (keyboards & orchestrations), Chance LaBrie (drums & percussion) and Marco Sfogli (guitar). At this point, the album is in it’s recording phase and the band members are swapping ideas in a very modern fashion: over the internet.
Watch Chrism’s video announcement:
NEW SIMULACRUM MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE
First single and video, 'Nothing Remains', from the upcoming album titled 'Genesis', due for release 12th of February 2021 via Frontiers Music srl...
Pre-orde here: https://orcd.co/simulacrum
Full press release: https://bit.ly/2Iy0k9r
TRVE CVLT CLVB RELEASE LIVE SINGLE
The band performed their version of the song 'Saeed' (originally by Infected Mushroom) live at Sonic Pump Studios and filmed and recorded the whole thing.
TRVE CVLT CLVB: TWO MORE SONGS
Chrism's newest musical adventure, True Cult Club, has released two singles for people to go crazy over! Check out below 'Touch Me' & 'Take Off'.
NEW ENDORSEMENT... IK MULTIMEDIA!
Chrism has a new endorsement deal with IK Multimedia and launching this collaboration with the B-3X Hammond organ emulator and MixBox studio plugin package! Chrism will be filming video from a couple of album projects he is working on during the Autumn and at some point the material will be released. In the meantime check out the Hammond B-3X presentation video here: https://youtu.be/GfOBxJQrjBo
TRVE CVLT CLVB RELEASE FIRST SINGLE
Chrism has joined a new and exciting band called True Cult Club featuring members from Stratovarius, Wintersun, Essence of Sorrow & Creinium. You can watch the first single 'Empty Alley' underneath! First live show is scheduled for the 26th of August 2020 at On The Rocks, Helsinki. Event link >HERE<
SIMULACRUM SIGNED TO FRONTIERS
Chrism's statement: "Frontiers has always been the top label for us to sign to and we are very happy in this point of our career to have found such a great partner in crime. With a large record company in our corner that believes in what we do, we can continue to produce the high quality music we all love: strong harmonies and melodies without letting the listener off too easy. As a band, we strive to make music that compels the listener long after the first spin of the album. The new album we are diligently working on, will be hard hitting melodic progressive metal. It will pay homage to the great vintage prog bands we all love, without forgetting to blend in the best elements the modern bands are doing. You will find influences by such bands as Dream Theater, Kansas, Symphony X, ELP, Periphery, and Haken, but our music has a very strong self-identity and most of all sounds like Simulacrum. We can't wait to release the new album and we are delighted to do it in collaboration with Frontiers! Read the full press release at Frontiers' website: http://www.frontiers.it/news/11103"