With Contingent, PYRAMAZE has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless!
Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, Contingent is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies therein.
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA, and EVERGREY, among others.
Contingent track listing;
01. Land Of Information
02. Kingdom Of Solace
03. Star Men
04. A World Divided
06. Contingent – Part I: The Campaign
07. 20 Second Century
09. Heir Apparent
10. Contingent – Part II: The Hammer Of Remnant
11. Under Restraint
12. The Tides That Won’t Change
13. Symphony Of Tears
Terje Harøy – Vocals
Jacob Hansen – Guitar, Bass
Jonah W. – Keyboards
Toke Skjønnemand – Guitar
Morten Gade Sørensen – Drums
Originally formed by guitarist Michael Kammeyer in 2002, Pyramaze came out of the gate with the solid and classic Lance King fronted releases of Melancholy Beast (2004) and Legend of the Bone Carver (2006). The band parted ways with Lance in 2006 and Matt Barlow (Iced Earth, Ashes of Aries) joined as the new frontman in 2007, albeit only to see the release of Immortal (2008). With Matt headed back to Iced Earth and Kammeyer deciding to retire from the band as well, the remaining members were left at a crossroads (bassist Niels Qvist also decided to part ways at this time).
Jonah, Toke, and Morten rallied together and decided that the legacy of Pyramaze must go on. They asked longtime producer and good friend of the band, Jacob Hansen, to join as the new guitarist and he graciously accepted. A suitable vocalist for the band was also needed, queuing singer Terje Haroy to join in 2013.
This new incarnation of the group resulted in 2015’s Disciples of the Sun, which was met with great critical acclaim and reinvigorated both the band and the fans of Pyramaze. Terje, Jacob, Jonah, Morten and Toke began working on the follow-up to Disciples of the Sun in late 2015, entitled Contingent. Set to be released in spring of 2017, and hot off the heels of their legendary performance at Prog Power USA 2016, Contingent is the manifestation of Pyramaze firing on all cylinders, gathering from the best elements of their musical influences, and coming together to show the world that Pyramaze is indeed back again! (adapted from website)