May 8th, 2011
After an unexpected hiatus, Twenty3Fifty9 returns to O’Rileys, Friday June 3rd with friends Cygnus X-3 and AOR, and more. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
Sharkbite Records will be releasing a Dream Theater tribute album in late May, featuring Twenty3Fifty9 — I’ll have a limited number to hand out to the first people who ask me about it …
Here’s the lineup for the evening:
8:00 — Cygnus X3
9:30 — AOR
10:45 — T3F9
12:00 — From Creation
April 1st, 2010
Saturday, the boys will be back at O’Riley’s for an all-original rock showcase–five bands, starting with Twenty3Fifty9 at 7pm. The lineup also includes Millennial Reign, Scrap Iron, Bombay Black, and Skyforged.
We hope to see you there
8989 Forest Lane
November 9th, 2009
Album: The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner
Genre: Symphonic/Progressive Metal
Release Date: Out Now!!!!
Formed in Texas,USA 2005
Jeff Beardsley-Guitars, Vocals
Brian Bradford -Keyboards
The debut album from American Symphonic/Progressive Metal act Twenty3Fifty9, “The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner” is based on the book by Alexandre Dumas-Count of Monte Cristo and the album is about his imprisonment in the Chateau D’if .
Epic story,epic songs and epic band.
The music fits the story perfect and band is impressive during the 10 track long album.
Jeff Beardsley is a brilliant singer and Kristine Rios guests as the voice of Mercedes on 3 tracks and is fantastic. The production is good but is the one thing that I really hope the band gets a bigger budget for an even bigger production. They sure have proven that they deserve this with their first amazing record. I’m already looking forward to The Count,Act II:Intermission that the band is currently working on.
BEST TRACK : Darkness
SOUNDS LIKE : Kansas,Dream Theater,Iron Maiden,Symphony X,Fates Warning,Savatage
November 9th, 2009
TWENTY3FIFTY9 ‘THE COUNT, ACT 1, THE SOUL OF A PRISONER’ (INDEPENDENT/TSM PROMOTIONS)
Here we have a high quality band from the Dallas area in the USA. TWENTY3FIFTY9 is playing Melodic Progressive Rock/Metal with some epic moments and actually their debut CD ‘The count, Act 1, The soul of a prisoner’ is a concept album that somehow reminds one of a mixture between SAVATAGE and DREAM THEATER. The band is already hard at work on a follow-up album, but fans of mentioned bands might wanna check out their first CD first. Not the best prog CD of 2009, but surely one to check out at: www.myspace.com/twenty3fifty9
(Points: 8.0 out of 10)
September 13th, 2009
If you think the only music that comes out of Texas may be blues, country, or death metal, then I’ve got some news for you. The Lone Star State is home to a very intriguing and impressive progressive rock band by the name of Twenty3Fifty9, an allusion to ‘one minute to midnight.’ Formed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2005, T3F9 has been developing and playing their first act of Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, a grand tale and certainly one of my favorites. When not playing The Count, Act I The Soul of a Prisoner during their shows, they fill the set with covers of Dream Theater, Kansas, and Iron Maiden. The influences are obvious within The Count bringing an epic sound to an epic tale of love, loss and political intrigue. Read the rest of this entry »
August 31st, 2009
Sept 4th, Prog Showcase
IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW LAST WEEKEND at The Rock Star in Fort Worth, then you’re in luck! The same core lineup will be appearing together again this Friday at O’Riley’s.
This past weekend’s show was a lot of fun. Twenty3Fifty9 debuted a new song, which we will play again this next weekend, and we got to see two great newer progressive projects: From Creation and Millennial Reign, both of which put on great shows.
9:00 – Hot Ash
10:00 – From Creation
11:00 – Millennial Reign
12:30 – Twenty3Fifty9
Come on down to O’Riley’s Friday night. It’s gonna ROCK!
8989 Forest Lane
August 9th, 2009
Like classic literature? After a bit of epic prog? This might just be the album for you.
The Count, Act I – The Soul of a Prisoner is an ambitious debut from Dallas based symphonic, melodic, prog rockers Twenty3Fifty9 and tells the story of Edmond Dantes, later to reinvent himself as the Count of Monte Cristo. Based on the book by Alexandre Dumas, this album covers his imprisonment in the Chateau D’if and by flashback tells the story of how he ended up in this predicament. A second album, due at a later date, will cover his escape, search for the lost treasure of Monte Cristo, and how he exacts his revenge on those who imprisoned him.
It’s a hugely theatrical piece, giving the impression it was designed as musical/operatic theatre rather than for straight live performance by a band, although I suppose that’s usually taken as read from a prog concept album. Singer Jeff Beardsley has apparently been singing since age 12 and I wondered whether there was classical training in his background, the quality of his voice is so good. Read the rest of this entry »
July 21st, 2009
It took a while before I knew how this band was called… But, I admit I was immediately under the spell of the awesome cover. The booklet easily shows that this is some kind of concept CD but what could I expect musically? I didn’t have a clue until I heard the intro; yes, this must be some Progressive Metal concept CD. Not the easiest music to write but if it works out you often have a masterpiece… I’m curious.
Damn, a pity that the production isn’t that good, not clear enough but I am impressed by the music that I hear. Not a bad singer, great guitar solos and very varied, call it some kind of creative high quality Metal with roots in the traditional Metal. And yes, there’s a strong epic touch present in all I hear in that very first song, called ‘Darkness’. I’m sure fans of epic US Metal will adore this opening track, although I warn you keyboards are making part of the songs. Does it bother me? No, not at all… Read the rest of this entry »
July 4th, 2009
Thanks to CDBaby, the album is available at lots of places, including those shown here. Be the first person on your block to own a copy of the album! And pass the word!
June 30th, 2009
Twenty3:Fifty9 – The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner
This Dallas-based symphonic metal quartet released their eagerly awaited, self-produced debut mid-May. Clearly influenced by some of metal’s most prestigious progressive powerhouses (most notably Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Savatage), Twenty3: Fifty9 avoids many of the genre’s clichés by carving out their own niche, with an Andrew Lloyd Webber theatricality and melodic sensibility. Their 60-minute concept album, revolving around the Count of Monte Cristo, is certainly the most ambitious slab of local music to come along in years. Pick it up on their website, or better yet at one of their shows! (Jason Robert)