Los Angeles progressive rock group PERFECT BEINGS has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of its new album, due in January 2018. The band's current lineup includes Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) alongside new drummer Sean Reinert (pictured; ex-CYNIC, DEATH).
PERFECT BEINGS commented: "We are very excited to announce we have joined forces with renowned prog label InsideOut. We are also so proud to announce that we have a new drummer. And not just any drummer, mind you. Joining the band is modern progressive drumming phenom Sean Reinert, whose innovation has been heard with DEATH, GORDIAN KNOT and as a founding member of CYNIC!"
PERFECT BEINGS has also announced that it will perform at RoSfest 2018 on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p,m. RoSfest takes place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and will run May 4-6, 2018.
"Get yourself to RoSfest in May 2018, as we will be performing material from all three of our albums!" the band states.
In November of 2012, Luley approached Hurtgen about collaborating on a progressive rock project. It was Luley's intention to create an album that honored the style and live musicality in traditional prog-rock mediums. Hurtgen, a fresh songwriter transplant to California via Nashville, agreed and began writing sketches for a concept album based on author Suhail Rafidi's novel, "TJ & Tosc". Over the course of 2012 and 2013, Luley and Hurtgen composed and orchestrated the PERFECT BEINGS project.
With the help of drummer Dicki Fliszar, keyboardist Jesse Nason and bassist Chris Tristram, the five players began rehearsing the songs to record a live record in the same fashion as the progressive rock acts of the golden era. In April 2013, the band recorded "Perfect Beings" in a span of three weeks at My Sonic Temple studio in Los Angeles. In late 2015, the band's sophomore album was released to high critical acclaim.
PERFECT BEINGS 2017 is:
Ryan Hurtgen - vocals, piano
Johannes Luley - guitars, bass
Jesse Nason - keyboards
Sean Reinert - drums, percussion