The self titled debut album “Epic – The Iron Philharmonic” (AKA “Epic TIP”) has received a lot of attention. Since it\'s release, the band’s critically acclaimed, dramatic, instrumental music has received placement as the theme music of a current national TV series on Dish Network (with hundreds of plays on prime-time TV) and an award winning, full length motion picture which aired on national TV. Recognitions (including official entries in two categories for the 2007 Grammy Awards), acclamations, interviews, and national press followed.
Epic TIP’s 2007 sophomore release “Aurora Australis” stays true to the band’s focus of blending classical, timeless, piano oriented melody with powerful, virtuosic guitar fueled energy. And the result is once again decidedly dramatic! As was true with the debut CD, “Aurora Australis” is 100% real music. No computer generated music or drum machines are ever involved. The cast remains the same as well. All music was written, performed, and co-produced by Edward Pszeniczka (piano, guitars) and Jay Jurcenko (drums and percussion). Also, Charles Mulvey, who appeared on the debut CD as a guest lead guitarist, returns for “Aurora Australis”. His soaring lead guitar solos are featured on six of the eight tracks. New to the team for this CD is ace producer Steve Plump. Steve’s dedication to the band’s sound is evident from the first note to the last.
Please take a moment to experience “Aurora Australis” via the sound clips on this webpage. And for additional information (history, news, reviews, press, etc.) about the band, sound clips from the original debut CD, and a TV series video clip (featuring the music of Epic TIP), please visit the “Epic TIP homepage” (www.cdbaby.com/epicrock) via the link on this webpage.
New!!! (8/07) The film “Kings and Queens” (which features “Tribal” from Epic TIP\'s new album \"Aurora Australis\") has been officially nominated for the coveted “Best of the Fest” award at the “2007 Great Lakes Film Festival”. (Check it out via our \"Kings and Queens on You Tube\" link on the left side of this webpage!!)
(7/07) The film “King and Queens” has been chosen as an official selection for the “2007 Independents Film Festival” showcase and the \"2007 Great Lakes Film Festival\", and will be televised on the “Education Channel” during the month of September 2007. Also, Kings & Queens took 4th Place in the \"Drama Short\" category for the \"2007 Indie Gathering Awards\" (www.theindiegathering.com).
(5/07) New music by Epic TIP (a song titled “Tribal”) from the upcoming album “Aurora Australis” has been featured in a new short film called “King and Queens”. The film has been released on DVD and is scheduled to appear at several film festivals.
\"I can definitely see the guys from Trans-Siberian Orchestra sitting up and taking notice.....perhaps signing these talented guys when the next TSO goes out touring.\" - Terry Jackson, Prognaut.com - January, 2008
\"Aurora Australis, the latest collection of instrumentals from Epic – The Iron Philharmonic, finds the duo once again mixing blazing guitars with lush keyboards.\" - Terrence Flamm, THE ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER (The Midwest\'s Largest Monthly Music Publication) - January 2008 issue