Australian pop sensibilities combined with modern progressive heaviness – the cult force that is VOYAGER are back with their 6th album, entitled ‘GHOST MILE’.
VOYAGER’S sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best- huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals. The album was mixed by Matthew Templeman and mastered by Simon Strutters and maintains the production that was such a successful selling point for their album ‘V’.
You can check out the band’s last single ‘Misery Is Only Company’ HERE, which features on ‘Ghost Mile’. Fun fact – this track was played during the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2016.
Ashley Doodkorte (drummer) – says this about the band’s evolving sound on this record “The tracks on GHOST MILE embrace some of the more idiosyncratic aspects of our playing and songwriting – all of us are pushing our instrumentation to places they haven’t visited as much in the past, while still maintaining the hallmarks of our sound – and the results continually surprise and delight us! Like never before, this new album really feels like the sum of all of our influences, ideas and personalities.”
Maintaining their adamance for fan loyalty and interaction- VOYAGER have launched a Pledge Music campaign where fans can pre-order the new album, which is set for a May 12th release. Pledgers will have access to exclusive information and signed merchandise by the band. Any pledges will contribute to the completion of the production and manufacturing of the album which is set to be their best yet.
You can pledge here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/
The band say this about the campaign “We’re stoked to have a platform where people can not only contribute to the recording and production of the album, but can get their hands on some exclusive VOYAGER goodies! We’re also looking forward showcasing all the little videos and progress updates we have planned for this album production cycle with our Access Pass holders.”
Here are some examples of the things fans can pledge for as well as the album pre-order
Signed Exclusive Ghost Mile Poster
Signed Digipack CD and Digital Download
Handwritten Lyric Sheets
Ghost Mile Listening Party
Skype with Voyager
Private show at your house (Aus Only)
With a fiery red keytar, a feisty female guitarist and concerts described as “amazing chemistry blending pop with heavy, technical and progressive riffs”, Voyager are consistently a live force to be reckoned with. Deftones’ Chino Moreno recently likened singer Danny Estrin’s vocals to Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon.
In June 2014, Voyager released their fifth opus; the internationally critically acclaimed ‘V’. Their new album received incredible reviews from media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine and Revolver Magazine. In addition, ‘V’ entered the top 20 on the CMJ US Loud Rock Charts and led Voyager to receiving a nomination for the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award at the 2014 Prog Magazine Music Awards and an invitation to appear at Bigsound 2014.
‘V’ also saw Voyager perform at major festivals such as ProgPower USA, Euroblast Festival in Germany and the prestigious ProgPower Europe Festival in The Netherlands. They also shared the stage with the likes of Deftones, Opeth, Leprous, Protest The Hero, Nightwish, Epica, Oceans of Slumber and Coheed and Cambria over the course of V’s album cycle.
Having ended 2016 with a bang touring Australia with DEFTONES and KARNIVOOL, receiving a WAM award for ‘Best Heavy Act’, and already being invited to once again play Euroblast and headline Progpower EU in 2017, it’s looking to be their biggest year yet with the upcoming release of ‘GHOST MILE’.
Danny Estrin- Vocals/Keytar
Scott Kay- Guitars
Simone Dow- Guitars
Alex Canion- Bass
Ashley Doodkorte- Drums