Transcending old school fusion and new age progressive metal stylings, COSMOSQUAD truly live up to their galactic moniker. Three years after their acclaimed eponymous debut album, this L.A.-based triumvirate is ready to unleash its sophomore release, "Squadrophenia", and make another out-of-this-world statement.
Retaining the multidimensional approach the band developed on their debut album, COSMOSQUAD have successfully managed to explore new musical territory and expand their sonic parameters on "Squadrophenia". Displays of upbeat, funky outbursts give way to dark, hypnotic grooves, spastic madness meets ethereal beauty, and African tribal flavors intersect with melodic flurries to complete a perfectly balanced mosaic of shadow and light.
COSMOSQUAD are that rare three-pronged constellation of stellar musicianship, unique songwriting and forward thinking attitude that allows for great musical things to happen. "Squadrophenia" is bound to establish the Kollman / Sparks / Gaalaas alliance as one of the Front-runners of the New Millennium hard fusion movement for years to come.
Jeff Kollman-guitar, Barry Sparks-bass, shane gaalaas-drums