P:O:B - 2007 - Crossing Over [VBR HQ]
Genre: Progressive / Melodic hardrock
Web: http://www.pedestriansofblue.com and http://www.myspace.com/pedestriansofblue
Norwegian melodic and progressive hardrock band P:O:B (Pedestrians of Blue) has devoloped a unique style that has been descibed as mix of bands like Queensrÿche, Black Sabbath and Toto.
The band has recorded two EP's which both received great reviews and spawned interest from various record companies around the world. The band, however, decided to finish their first full-length album without signing to anyone and now the first full length album is about to be released in Norway on their own FishFarm label. The official release date of "Crossing Over" in Norway is June 4. and the album will be distributed by Mudi Musikkdistribusjon.
"Crossing Over" was produced by the founding band members Torfinn Sirnes (guitars) and Johannes Støle (vocals) and was mixed by Daniel Flores and mastered by Mika Jussila. The concept album tells the story of young man's dramatic journey between family, love and religion - and takes the listener on a varied musical journey - from the straightforward and radio friendly "Promises" to the epic and progressive "Out of the Rain".
FishFarm Records, 2007
Johannes Stole - vocals, keyboards, pipe organ, percussion and programming
Torfinn Sirnes - guitars and programming
Rudolf Fredly - bass
Daniel Flores - drums
Harald Levang - drums on "Father & Son" , "The Garden" and "World of Things"
Daniel Palmqvist - second guitar solo on "The Other Side" and acoustic guitars on "Out of the Rain"
Paul Hansen - harmony vocals on "How Much More Than a Dream
Thomas Nilsson - cello on "Father & Son" and "Out of the Rain"
Kjetil Lundø - double bass on "Father & Son"
01 - Father & Son (05:06)
02 - Promises (03:39)
03 - The Garden (04:18)
04 - Where The Rain Falls (03:52)
05 - Crossing Over (04:23)
06 - The Line (03:06)
07 - World Of Things (04:39)
08 - The Other Side (04:24)
09 - How Much More Than A Dream (03:04)
10 - The Altar Of Love (05:04)
11 - Why (04:41)
12 - Out Of The Rain (08:24)