Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Augusta, Maine-based, experimental prog-metal sextet LAST CHANCE TO REASON. The band's second full-length album, "Level 2", is scheduled for release in early 2011. The CD was produced by Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT) and is described in a press release as LAST CHANCE TO REASON's "modern take on the classic progressive concept album. Drawing influence from the '70s prog of KING CRIMSON and YES, composers Steve Reich and Schoenberg as well as prog-metal masters OPETH, DREAM THEATER and CYNIC, 'Level 2' takes the band in awe-inspiring new directions."
Set in a Tron-like virtual world, "Level 2"'s concept revolves around the relationship between man and technology, our move from physical reality to virtual spaces and what these changes mean to our lives and our art. The lyrics are expressed from the point of view of an artificial intelligence facing the violent reality of a videogame world.
Commented drummer Evan Sammons: "We're super-pumped for the signing with Prosthetic as they understand what we do as a band and they are actively involved with a lot of other bands that influence us and our music including as ANIMALS AS LEADERS, GOJIRA, and many more."
Since forming in 2005, LAST CHANCE TO REASON has shared the stage with BORN OF OSIRIS, GENGHIS TRON, PERIPHERY, THE RED CHORD, DAATH, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, UNEARTH and many more. Look for the band to hit the road in early 2011.
LAST CHANCE TO REASON will play the MetalSucks/Metal Injection/1000 Knives joint showcase at CMJ this Wednesday night at Europa in Brooklyn, New York.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/lastchancetoreason.
Photo credit: Jessica Harvey