Kinematic Music, a new division of Kinematic Entertainment, will launch this fall with the September 17 release of "Our Own Devices" from Florida-based progressive metallers MINDCAGE.
Mixed and mastered by rock legend Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH), "Our Own Devices" is a fantasy storybook set to music. Combining cultural and literary elements of steampunk, dystopian society and futuristic technologies with highly articulate progressive metal music, the album transports the listener to a world broken and needing a hero. That oppressive world is devoid of arts, creativity, light, and ultimately, humanity. But from it springs an enigmatic character, Arabella Vash, who is called to The One Constant, a group of rebels who maintain the history and teachings of the last free society.
The core members of MINDCAGE — Dietrick Hardwick (guitar), Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) — have been connected personally and through music for almost thirty years. The significance of this project, for them, is that a lifelong goal has come to fruition. With the addition of power vocalist Jeff Hignite, the intense and unique synergy of writing and performing became apparent.
The band will debut "Our Own Devices" to the public this September at the ProgPower USA XIV festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Our Own Devices" track listing:
01. Cadence March
02. For All Mankind (The Dark Design)
03. Our Own Devices
04. The Human Race
05. At Full Steam
07. The One Constant
08. Arabella’s Arc
09. The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)
10. The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)
"Our Own Devices" will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and at your favorite record store.