Great Leap Skyward, the band formerly known as Knightmare are a supergroup featuring members of 4Arm and Septerrus, have announced the follow-up to their 2014 debut In Death’s Shadow.
Set to be released on August 31, 2018, Great Leap Skyward take on an epic and progressive approach to their sound with Map Of Broken Dreams, in what has resulted in a sonic metal assault on the senses that could only be classified as “Cinematic Progressive Metal”. After years of writing, recording and touring, Great Leap Skyward look to leave their traditional roots behind and true to their name, forge a new sound devoid of any restrictions and limitations.
Written and produced by frontman Luke Besley and mastered by the legendary Ermin Hamidovic (Periphery, Plini, Animals As Leaders, Devin Townsend), Map Of Broken Dreams is a refreshing, yet aggressive take on progressive metal that is sure to turn a few heads.
Great Leap Skyward is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Luke Besley, bassist Matt McConaghy, drummer David Allen and guitarist Jim Munro (who is best known as the guitarist of Australia’s past premier thrash outfit 4Arm, who toured with Slayer and Gojira in 2013 across North America).
Luke Besley had this to say about Map Of Broken Dreams:
“Map of Broken Dreams is an intense, layered progressive metal album with instruments and influences from all walks of music, creating a unique aesthetic and atmosphere. The combination of sounds and features from across genres external to metal gives a unique experience, unlike any metal album you’ve previously heard and defies classification or bounds to one genre.”
Great Leap Skyward emerge as a modern, darker and deeply explorative metal act. Bringing together an immersive, transformative blend of unique musical styles and a sonic aesthetic they create a fusion of metal and atmospheric audio that continues to defy classification on the world stage. Incorporating sounds from modern and traditional acts they draw influences both from inside the metal world but also from eclectic outside tastes.
Map Of Broken Dreams will be out via Metalopolis Records and pre-orders available soon.