Australian progressive metal quintet, Voyager, will release its fifth studio album, V, digitally worldwide on 2nd June 2014. Physical releases will be June 2nd in Aus (Bandcamp exclusive)/UK (Code 7), North America (Nightmare Records) on June 3 and June 27th (MBM) in Europe. The 13- track, 54 minute album was recorded at Templeman Audio with producer, Matt Templeman.
The band calls the release “heavy, groovy and super-catchy. This is going to be pure, polished Voyager with a modern feel”and Classic Rock stats it as : “Polished collection of heavy, heavily polished anthems”
VOYAGER’s new album ‘V’; funded by a Kickstarter campaign, proves what the band does best: heavy, super-catchy, melodic, modern and progressive. From polished heavy grooves to driving riffs and unforgettable melodies, album ‘V’ contains 13 genre-defying tracks bound to be the absolute zenith of VOYAGER’s career. With a new look and a new album, this is the right time to say “I Am Voyager”.
VOYAGER’s “The Meaning Of I” has been gathering an incredible amount of
exceptional reviews worldwide.
Following up from the, “SEIZE THE DAY” video released in September 2012, is
the video clip to the jewel in the crown and title track of the album “THE
MEANING OF I”!
This new piece of VOYAGER brilliance has officially been released and is
online now at this location for your viewing please:
Founding member and lead vocalist, Danny Estrin comments “Here comes a dark
moment in Voyager’s history – but in an amazing way! The band is so excited
that this clip is finally seeing the light of day. It’s undoubtedly our most
intense and dark music video. All kudos to director Ben Berkhout and the
crew for setting a new benchmark for indie clips…we hope you enjoy what we
think is our best music video to date”.
“It’s coming… a dark disturbing journey into the mind” by acclaimed
director Ben Berkhout.
It is unlike anything seen before in the Australian music scene as Voyager’s
dark side is unveiled in four minutes of turmoil…
Here is another spectacular screenshot! View “THE MEANING OF I” now and
leave your comments!
The incredible upward spiral of Perth Prog Metal masters VOYAGER continues
as the band announces their “MEANING OF I” east coast tour of Australia in
November, venturing into familiar popular territories, some new ones & two
festival appearances! In support of their latest outstanding release ‘The
Meaning Of I’, VOYAGER are riding high on the crest of the wave that ceases
to lose momentum. With outstanding crowd reactions and rave review after
rave review, you could not possibly see VOYAGER at a better time than right
now! ‘The Meaning Of I’ is a culmination of the VOYAGER sound: polished yet
organic, heavy yet melodic, dark yet playful.
If you are yet to hear it, you should!
The ‘MEANING OF I’ Tour:
Nov 1st – Newcastle @ Hamilton Station Hotel
Nov 2nd – Sydney @ Steel Assasins Festival, Sandringham Hotel
Nov 3rd - Wollongong @ Perpetual Tides Festival, The Patch
Nov 4th – Sydney (West) @ Westfest, Lucky Australian Tavern (Lic/AA)
Western Australia’s progressive metal practitioners VOYAGER have unveiled a brand new fan-driven video for their track “Seize The Day,” one of the most charging anthems on their acclaimed full-length, The Meaning Of I, released in November 2011 via New Jersey-based Sensory Records.
Using a collection of smartphone recordings from fans on March 2nd in their hometown of Perth, Western Australia and from fans from across the globe, VOYAGER have put together the best footage submitted by these fans, to create this unique piece of music video creativity. Check out the awesome video and an informative statement about the creation of the video by director Ben Berkhout AT THIS LOCATION.
Following the release of The Meaning Of I, VOYAGER have been touring heavily in support of the brilliant album. In addition to previous national touring across Australia with Children of Bodom, a short US tour with labelmates Creation’s End including Progpower USA Festival, a full North American tour with Rhapsody of Fire and more, VOYAGER now confirm a new set of dates across their home country again this November.
VOYAGER The MEANING OF I Tour:
11/01/2012 Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle
11/02/2012 Sandringham Hotel – Sydney @ Steel Assasins Festival
11/03/2012 The Patch – Wollongong @ Perpetual Tides Festival
11/04/2012 Lucky Australian Tavern – West Sydney @ Westfest
Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus
The Gramercy – New York, NY
May 29th, 2012
RHAPSODY OF FIRE is a band that mostly passed me by. I couldn’t handle the demon-wizard dragon battles. Just couldn’t. So for years, I ignored a band that completely owns a self-created genre – “film-score metal.” Sure, I’d heard a few songs and read about their recent troubles with record labels and former bandmates, but I was busy learning the back-catalogues of MOONSORROW at the time. Then the opportunity came to see them live and even interview them, so I figured I’d better start doing my homework before I set foot into NYC’s Gramercy theater.
This May/June Australian prog-rock heavyweights VOYAGER will be heading to the US to tour as main support for iconic Italian symphonic power metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Fresh on the heels of releasing their latest album The Meaning Of I and after winning over US crowds at the prestigious Prog Power Fest USA 2011, the band are pumped to hit US shores once more to spread the ‘V’ message far and wide. The comprehensive tour will run from coast to coast and everywhere else in between.
Tour dates are as follows:
25 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
26 – Soundstage – Baltimore,MD
27 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
29 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
30 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
31 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
1 – Mod Club – Toronto, CA
3 – Peabody`s – Cleveland, OH
4 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
5 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
6 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
8 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, NJ
10 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
14 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
15 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
Perth, Australia-based progressive metal sorcerers, VOYAGER, this week release the confirmed artwork and track listing for their ambitious fourth full-length album, The Meaning of I. The bold cover art aptly fits the expansive concept album, which covers vast amounts of ’80s pop-infused, prog metal territory, encompasses nearly 53 minutes.
VOYAGER‘s peculiar and unique sound merges Amorphis’ thirst for melody, Soilwork’s heaviness and the crystal vocal clarity of A-Ha’s Morton Harket into a sound all their own. The Meaning of I is set for North American release October 11, 2011 via Sensory Records. But the album will be made available early to fans attending the band’s upcoming North American debut performances in September. Their first trip to the States will begin with a show in Brooklyn, New York, co-headlining the gig with labelmates Creation’s End. That will be the warm-up gig for VOYAGER‘s performance at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia the following week, where the band will share co-headline slots of the festival with Therion, Ihsahn, Sanctuary, Dream Evil, Labyrinth and more. Back home VOYAGER have also confirmed a record release show on October 15th, as well as five dates supporting Children Of Bodom across Australia!
VOYAGER’s Confirmed Live Performances:
9/11/2011 Matchless – Brooklyn, NY w/ Creation’s End, Suspyre
Western Australia’s masters of progressive metal experimentation VOYAGER have signed with the New Jersey-based prog metal pros at Sensory Records for the release of their upcoming fourth full-length album, The Meaning of I.
Conceived in 1999 by German-born musician Danny Estrin, VOYAGER are certainly well known throughout the prog metal circuit worldwide, having carved an incredible, diehard cult fanbase since inception. The unit’s previous three albums display their unique and even strange integration of symphonic, electronic and progressive elements crafted into a seamless, incredibly executed, multi-genre style all their own, bridging gaps between metal subgenres and even verging on 80′s pop.
The official street date for the incredibly layered fourth full-length The Meaning of I is set for October 11, 2011. But the band are also aiming this release to be available to fans in-person at their upcoming performance September 16 at the annual ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia, where VOYAGER will share co-headline slots of the massive festival with Therion, Ihsahn, Sanctuary, Dream Evil, Labyrinth and more. Just days prior to ProgPower, on September 11, VOYAGER will make their debut North American performance at a one-off show in New York City alongside now-labelmates Creation’s End.
VOYAGER’s Debut North American Live Performances:
9/11/2011 Matchless – Brooklyn, NY w/ Creation’s End, Suspyre
With an impressive history of Australian music awards, as well as many titles of “album of the month” in Romanian, Finnish, Italian, German and Belgian music press, VOYAGER‘s notoriety for their energetic live performances has captured audiences worldwide. The band have battled geographical isolation to tour Europe twice, perform at ProgPower Europe 2006 and share stages with diverse acts like Nightwish, Steve Vai, Soilwork and Alestorm.
VOYAGER are a great melodic prog/power metal band from Perth, Western Australia. The German-born Daniel Estrin formed the band in 1999. In this interview we talk to Daniel about the band and its formation, his background, their newest album "Ï am the reVolution", and more.