Multinational symphonic prog metal band REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT will release its debut album, "Rise", later this year. Yuval Kramer's (AMASEFFER) brand new sci-fi project features guest appearances by Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY) and Joost van den Broek (AYREON), among others.The second single from "Rise", "We Must Retaliate", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Comments the band: "It was an unbelievable pleasure to work on the material with Jeff, who provides not only an amazing vocal performance, but exhibits powerful and theatrical abilities. He was the perfect choice for this role and we are happy that the opportunity to work with him went through!" REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT will make its live debut on June 6 at Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv as the support act for SYMPHONY X. A European tour will follow later in the year. REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT was formed in 2007 as a collaboration between Kramer and Mexican drummer Mauricio Bustamante. In 2010, Mauricio joined Yuval in Jerusalem, Israel to finally begin recording their debut effort. The story, which the band has yet to reveal, will unfold over the course of two albums. Joining Mauricio (drums) and Yuval (guitars), are Israeli vocalists Yotam Avni (PREY FOR NOTHING), Tom Gefen, Davidavi "Vidi" Dolev, Adva Kramer and Grace Hannah Woolf.
"Even though we had the chance to collaborate with some of our favorite musicians out there," Mauricio and Yuval state, "we wanted to introduce fresh and unknown artists, both instrumentalists and vocalists, to the world. Artists we can guarantee will blow your mind!"
REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT's debut CD will feature "a plentitude of layers consisting, among others, multiple guitar and vocal layers, and multitudes of orchestral and exotic instruments," according to a press release. For more information, visit www.reignofthearchitect.com.