Iconic vocalist LANCE KING – the original voice behind Pyramaze, Avian, Balance of Power and Gemini – is set to release his second solo album, “ReProgram”, on March 29, 2019 via his own Nightmare Records. Featuring a powerful progressive metal style that he has fittingly dubbed “celestial metal”, “ReProgram” is available for pre-order/pre-save via digital retailers listed below:
ReProgram delivers stadium-worthy metal grooves topped with King’s epic vocal chops and heady content. Today, fans can get second sample of “ReProgram” via an potent new video, “Pointing Fingers”. Watch/Listen now, exclusively via Nightmare Records MEGALOUD YouTube channel HERE!
LANCE KING says, “Pointing Fingers is about an explosive relationship where love, and emotional abuse have created a dysfunctional cycle that never finds a happy ending for long… the protagonist is waking up to the fact that only he can end it… that his partner either cannot break the cycle because of her own insecurities… or that she actually thrives on the drama like an emotional vampire”
Fans can check out another new track from the album, entitled “Limitless”, here: https://youtu.be/InwDTnN3QyE
“ReProgram” was co-produced by LANCE KING and renowned producer/guitarist Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Evergrey, Epica, Amaranthe). The album features an array of established co-writers and talented featured performers, including Kim Olesen (Anubis Gate), Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater/Harmony), Matt Hodsdon (Chaos Frame), Rich Hinks (Annihilator/Aeon Zen), Morten Gade Sørensen (Pyramaze/Anubis Gate), Fred Columbo (Spheric Universe Experience), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), and Jakob Riis (L Wood Joy).
Lyrically, the album explores themes including societal ills and the subjective nature of truth. Lance dives further into the human psyche than any rock performer in recent memory and this intellectual but soul-centered approach sets LANCE KING apart from his peers in the global metal community. There is a constant dissonance in our lives, and ReProgram looks to find harmony in the dissonant world that we have created. An album for the seekers of truth.
LANCE KING adds, “The single most powerful thing you can do is unlearn the limiting beliefs you have accepted as truths in your youth. This frees you from the chains that bind, the chains of the subconscious mind.”
LANCE KING is best-known to metal fans as the owner US-based metal label Nightmare Records and for singing with Danish/American power prog metal band Pyramaze from 2003 to 2007. He was also part of the British/American prog power band Balance of Power from 1997 to 2003 and the American hair/prog power metal band Gemini from 1985 to 1993. He has worked with other labels as well, including Pony Canyon, Point Music, Massacre, King, Replica, Melodic Heaven, Metal Heaven, Avalon/Marquee, Toshiba/EMI, Rubicon, Advantage, Frontline Rock, Silent and CD Maximum.
See what the press is saying about ReProgram: “Expansive and muscular, King lays before us an ocean of sonic lustre.”- Bruce EJ. Atkinson – Fireworks Magazine – UK
“ReProgram is a progressive metal masterpiece… in my top 10 list for the year!” – Alex Fähnrich – DarkScene – Austria / Germany
“With ’ReProgram’, Lance King has set the bar for this genre very, VERY high.” -Dr. Rainer Kerber – Keep-on-Rocking.com -Germany
“I knew it was going to be great, but I didn’t know it would be a game changer!” – Chris Martin – MyGlobalMind.com USA
“Lance King has ‘reprogrammed’ his futuristic vision in a spectacle of power metal intrigue.” – Metal Tim – BWBK / BraveWords.com – Canada
“Anyone talking about progressive metal this year has to talk about Lance King, in 2019 there is only one King!” – MICHAEL HAIFL – StreetClip ‘Zine – Germany
“King has recorded a strong album…beautifully elaborated theme…think of bands such as Queensryche, Hittman and early Kamelot.” – Diederick Bosman – Aardschok Magazine – The Netherlands