Kyros to release debut double album “Vox Humana” in November 2016

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Multi-national Alternative / Progressive Rock outfit Kyros, formerly known as Synaesthesia — are set to return later this Fall with a release of their independently produced and engineered double album entitled “Vox Humana”, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed eponymous debut album, “Synaesthesia”, released in 2014 through GEP Records.

A culmination of approximately three years of writing, recording and mixing with efforts from all members; Adam Warne on vocals, keyboards and mixing, Joey Frevola on guitars and programming, Sam Higgins on vocals, guitars and additional programming, Peter Episcopo on vocals and bass guitar and Robin Johnson on drums and percussion, are proud to present “Vox Humana” as Kyros' first professional release as a band since transitioning from a solo studio project whilst signed to GEP Records. The album also features a full live brass section with parts arranged by Raymond Hearne, more known as the drummer in the progressive metal band, Haken. Mastering of the album was expertly undertaken by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios (Haken, DragonForce and Opeth) in Sweden.

Guitarist and singer Sam Higgins says: “"Vox Humana" has been the catalyst for a huge amount of change, and I feel that it is a tremendous step forward for us as a band. It has led us to go independent, something we decided on for a great number of reasons, but the big one is that when push comes to shove, we know exactly what we want from our music and we needed control of that. Maybe it's naive and maybe it's arrogant, but ultimately we need the decisions to be ours, that way the end product is something that is a true expression of our vision as a band. The end result is a concept double album, spanning a broad range of sounds, with a narrative that explores themes around what it is to be human. Looking back, it almost seems inevitable that such an ambitious project would have a profound effect on our outlook as a band”.

Accompanying the release of the double album is the independent release of the band's first maxi-single, entitled “Cloudburst”. This release includes the album mix of the track, as well as a special edition single edit, instrumental mix and newly written extended version of “Cloudburst”. This maxi single release also features mastering efforts from Jens Bogren.

“As well as the album, we will be releasing a maxi single, inspired by the 12" singles of the 80's. We are all huge fans of Trevor Horn, so it was an easy decision to make. Taking "Cloudburst" as the single was another easy decision, the song is heavily synth- driven, and has quite a 'poppy' sound to it, which made it the perfect choice. Hopefully the alternate versions of the song will give people a deeper insight into the track”, Higgins commented.

The double album, “Vox Humana” will be released through KMG Music in November as a physical premium double-CD package available from the band's online merch store and Amazon and digitally through online outlets such as iTunes, Napster, Tidal, Amazon MP3 and Spotify.

The maxi-single, “Cloudburst” will also be released through KMG Music as a physical and digital release within the coming weeks.

Weblinks:
www.kyrosmusic.com
www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/