Thanks!

May 16th, 2009

I’d like to thank everybody that came out to the CD release party Friday evening, it was great fun and a huge success, especially given the early hour! I saw many familiar faces of course, and met a number of new fans as well. I don’t think I’ve ever talked so much to so many people in a single evening.

I’ve been told we have some decent video of this show, so I may be posting something from that in the next couple days, so check back right here.

And in the mean time, thanks to our long-time friends, Kevin Ehling, Dean Williams and Veronica Bradford, we have some pics from the show:

Now available on CDBaby

May 16th, 2009
TWENTY3FIFTY9: The Count, Act I - The Soul of a Prisoner

For those who missed the CD release party, the CD is now available on CDBaby! On our page there you can listen to track clips, and buy the CD either as an MP3 download, or have them ship you the actual CD package (which also gives you the incredible album artwork created for us by Ed Unitsky).

Check it out!

–jeff

CD Review on TheProgFiles.com

May 7th, 2009

TWENTY3FIFTY9 / The Count. Act I. The Soul Of A Prisoner review by DALE JUDAY

Twenty3Fifty9 is from Texas, where other prog bands have emerged (Tuner, Gollum, Hands). Taking their cue from the royal lineage of music, this band knows how to deliver a quality album. Impressive packaging & artwork for their debut release. Chock full of lyrics (although a bit difficult to read as it appears blurry against background art), and a very interesting storyline to follow. The album titled “[The Count, Act I - The Soul of a Prisoner]” is a feat of progressive glory.

The band is tight, the production (as far as instrumentation goes) is superb. They receive glowing reviews for their live shows. I can imagine why, as the music certainly comes across as unique and well composed. I presume the vocalist, who doubles as the band’s guitarist, can pull off the performance live – which would certainly set them apart from other gigging bands who tend to drop the ball on live performance when the pressure is on. Read the rest of this entry »

CD Release Party, May 15th at O’Riley’s

April 19th, 2009
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May 15th - CD Release Party

THE CD’S ARE FINALLY HERE, and Twenty3Fifty9 is planning a CD release party! So, if you’re one of the many who have eagerly awaited the release of Twenty3Fifty9′s debut album release, your wait is almost over.

Friday, May 15th at 8pm marks a landmark moment for the group, as this is the official release date for “The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner”, an album some 3 1/2 years in the making.  The band will be appearing at O’Riley’s on Forest Lane, with CD’s in hand!  Come on down and get your own copy, and help us celebrate this special moment in Twenty3Fifty9 history.

The band will be performing several tracks from the album, as well as debuting one as-yet unheard original song, slated for a second album.  If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this show!  Help us make this the biggest show yet.

The lineup for the evening also looks to be a good one, featuring tributes to both “The Who” and “Heart”.

  • 8pm – Twenty3Fifty9
  • 9pm – Modern Relic
  • 10pm - Heart Tribute, “Bebe Le Strange”
  • 11pm  - The Who Tribute, “Who are You?”

Saturday, March 28th at O’Riley’s

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”

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

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!

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

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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

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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