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.
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