Former DEATH bassist Kelly Conlon has joined Boston-based progressive rock/metal act INFINITY MINUS ONE. The group, who recently released a full-length CD titled "Tales from the Mobius Strip", combine "elements of classical music, film scores, and video games within a rock context," according to an official press release. "Formed at the famous Berklee College of Music, INFINITY MINUS ONE represents the visions and effort of musicians, with music ranging from simple compositions to some of the most complex progressive."

Conlon's vast musical history begins with his embracing the baritone in school at age ten, later graduating to trombone and trumpet, while participating in both his school jazz and concert bands. Following his departure from DEATH, Kelly made appearances on MONSTROSITY's "Millennium" (1997) and "In Dark Purity" (1999) releases, which garnered him impressive endorsements with both DR Strings and Carvin music products.

Regarding his perspective on music, Conlon says, "I have always liked to play stuff that was interesting...I never really dug the stuff where you play a couple of chords...dan dan dan dan...too boring for me. I seem to like making things hard on myself, as I love to tap and make a song interesting to play." He also cites and credits such bass influences as Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Manring, Slam Stewart, Geddy Lee and Steve Harris.

For more information on INFINITY MINUS ONE — completed by Denis J. Lanza (lead vocals), Kairo Zentradi (guitar, vocals), Kevin Hammer (keyboards, vocals) and Libor Hadrava (drums, vocals) — visit the band's official web site at this location.


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