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Saturday, March 28th at O’Riley’s

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

This week the band has two announcements

promo3Album Release Announcement

This week Twenty3Fifty9 Twenty3fifty9 is proud to announce the release of their long awaited debut album, “The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner”, the first part of an ambitious progressive metal concept piece, with a guitar and keyboard driven sound that will invite comparisons with the likes of Dream Theater and Fates Warning, a song style that has been compared to both Kansas and Savatage, and beautifully illustrated with artworks by Ed Unitsky.  [read entire article]

We hope you will come check out our newly remodeled website, and interact with the band, and help spread the word…

Come see the band at Hopefest this Saturday

This Saturday, March 28th, Twenty3Fifty9 is participating in another Beaker event–Hopefest, a benefit concert to raise money for research into a cure for childrens Diabetes.  The show begins at 8pm with the Ramones Tribute Sedated, continuing with Rage against the Machine Tribute, Rip the System, Twenty3Fifty9 at 11pm, and Motorhead Tribute, Orgasmatron at 12:30am.

Come on down and celebrate the album release announcement with us, and help out a good cause.  We look forward to seeing you there!

–jeff

Twenty3Fifty9 releases “The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner”

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner

Twenty3fifty9 is proud to announce the release of their long awaited debut album, “The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner”, the first part of an ambitious progressive metal concept piece, with a guitar and keyboard driven sound that will invite comparisons with the likes of Dream Theater and Fates Warning, a song style that has been compared to both Kansas and Savatage, and beautifully illustrated with artworks by Ed Unitsky.

Twenty3Fifty9–an allusion to “One Minute to Midnight”–is a melodic, symphonic, progressive metal band that has been performing in Dallas/Fort Worth since late 2005, playing portions of “The Count” as the music evolved, and filling out their sets with covers of Dream Theater, Kansas and Iron Maiden, among others.  This eclectic selection of music has set them apart in a music scene filled largely with 80’s tribute bands and death metal.  Fans of the group have been clamoring for a release for some time, and so, three and one-half years after their first performance, the first release is upon us.

Combining a variety of influences, strong, melodic vocals, complex rhythms, frequent meter changes and dueling guitar and keyboard leads, “The Count” retells the classic revenge story, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, the tale of an innocent youth, caught in the gears of political intrigue by others jealous of his good fortune.  Told in epic format, the story begins and ends in the cell where our hero is imprisoned, most of the action taking the form of flashbacks to earlier events that lead Dantes to inevitable conclusions, and move him inexorably toward an eventual escape and revenge. Said one reviewer after seeing the live performance, “…This is epic rock at its greatest, and the powerful vocals sealed the deal… Bravo!” [Emergenza Music Festival News, May 2007].

The official release date for the album is May 15th, 2009.  

for more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact:

 

Jeff Beardsley
jeff@twenty3fifty9.com
or by cell 469-371-3455

http://twenty3fifty9.com
http://myspace.com/twenty3fifty9

HopeFest

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

O’Riley’s is the place to be, Saturday, March 28th for HOPEFEST – a benefit concert to raise money for research into a cure for childrens Diabetes.

The lineup for the evening

  • 08:00 – Ramones Tribute, SEDATED
  • 09:30 – Rage Against the Machine Tribute, RIP THE SYSTEM
  • 11:00 – Twenty3Fifty9
  • 12:30 – Motorhead Tribute, ORGASMATRON

Album News!

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

PROG FANS!

The long awaited Twenty3Fifty9 album is almost here! The album, entitled The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner, was recorded early this past summer, with final mastering completed on January 25th of this year, or 09-01-25. Prog fans may recall that “90125” is the title of one of the later albums by seminal prog-rockers ‘Yes’, one of the many influences shared by most of the members of Twenty3Fifty9.

With mastering complete, and several weeks behind us, all we’re waiting for is completion of the artwork for the CD cover and booklet, which we’re happy to say is being done by Ed Unitsky, a fantastic graphic artist from Belarus, who has done covers for numerous prog albums, including several for the Flower Kings.

October 11th – Prog-tober all-day-progshow at O’Riley’s

Thursday, October 9th, 2008
October 11th, 2008

October 11th, 2008

Though not quite a “festival”, as it kind of came together at the last minute, the show this saturday at O’Rileys bar and grill in Dallas will be an all-day musical journey into progressive, experimental, in some cases even avant garde music.

Early in the day, be sure to catch ICE-9, the new supergroup consisting of members from Twenty3Fifty9, SpaceTime and Element-X — performing material from Queensryche and Fates Warning to Crimson Glory.

Also — our good friends ASLAN will be at the show, be sure to catch their powerful set as well.

Twenty3Fifty9 will go on at 11pm

See you there!

September 13th–Beakerfest

Sunday, September 7th, 2008
Sept 13th, 2008

Sept 13th, 2008

Beakerfest is a yearly benefit for research into childrens diabetes. Come on down to O’Riley’s and help out with a good cause, while checking out some great music too. The lineup looks great!

Also, if you’ve been wanting to come out to a Twenty3Fifty9 show and found that it’s typically too late in the evening … This is the show for you! This time, we will be hitting the stage at 6pm.

–jeff

August 23 with Phantom-X

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
August 23rd, 2008

August 23rd, 2008

Come on down to O’Riley’s on August 23rd, to catch up on the latest 23:59 material — we will be debuting another new song this time around, the final addition to the album.

Speaking of the album …. This past weekend we finished up the vocal tracks so now it’s time to begin mix-down. We hope to have the finished product in hand some time in September–early enough to hand out a few at Prog-Power-IX, which Tom and I are attending. Look for a CD release party coming soon.

–jeff

Recording Progress

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Today, Tom and I spent a few hours finishing up the basic recordings for what will be tracks six through ten on the album. It’s all going fairly well, we’ve got all the drums, bass and guitars in place except for the solos, which I will work out with Brian after the basic keys are in place.

Keys are coming along as well–this afternoon I received the first three tracks of keys from Brian which I will incorporate into the mix later this evening. I’m hoping we can start working out our duel solos next weekend.

Stay Tuned!
–jeff

Recording Progress and a Road Trip

Saturday, May 17th, 2008
June 7th, 2008

June 7th, 2008

The final recordings are under way! Over the past two weekends, we recorded all of the drum tracks. Before mixing or EQ we can already hear that these will be the best drum recordings we’ve done. And of course Bill rocked like always!

Today and tomorrow we’ll be recording the basic song structures over the drum recordings–the keys, guitar and bass. Hopefully getting to the leads by next weekend. We’re looking forward to finally finishing this thing up…

ROAD TRIP

June marks our first out-of-town show, we’ll be playing two shows, June 6th and 7th, the first in our usual haunt O’Riley’s, the second at Lucy’s in San Marcos–we’re hoping to see some of our Austin friends make it to this show. I’ve already got some excited email from several of them.

June 6th, 2008

June 6th, 2008

June 6th lineup at O’Riley’s

  • Six Point Hollow
  • Twenty3Fifty9
  • Ethereal Architect
  • Parallax View
  • Memories Past

June 7th Lineup at Lucy’s

  • Ethereal Architect
  • Meyvn
  • Twenty3Fifty9
  • Hammer of the Gods

Dusting off the cobwebs

Sunday, April 6th, 2008
April 18th, 2008

April 18th, 2008

It’s springtime. And that means it’s time to dust off the website and put some new stuff up here. For the moment that means show announcements and a flyer for April 18th, but also be on the lookout for the final recordings for Act One.

The band has been busy writing new material while we’ve been off, and I’m happy to say we are compositionally complete at this point, with somewhere around 70 minutes of material for the album.

April 18th at O’Riley’s

I hope you’ll all be there for our first show of the year, Friday, April 18th. Opening the show will be Anthem, the Rush Tribute, to be followed by Ethereal Architect and Addnerim. Twenty3:Fifty9 will be the headliner for this show. It’s stacking up to be one killer show!

Anthem will start at 8:30 … BE THERE!