ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label.

The album, which will be released under the band name CRYPTIC VISION, was recorded and primarily composed by Rick Duncan who owns Paradox City recording studios where all three NEUROTICA albums were recorded. Duncan has also recorded artists such as BALD DAISY (whose debut album, entitled "Ethereality", is to be released next month), THE CHASE THEORY, and AC/DC's Brian Johnson.

The CRYPTIC VISION CD was mixed down in Runcorn, England by Pete Coleman and has been compared to YES, KANSAS, and SPOCK'S BEARD. A live debut is tentatively scheduled to take place later this year.

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