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NYC Prog Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album “Ampersand, Volume 2”

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NYC Prog Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album “Ampersand, Volume 2”

IZZ set to release their new album, “Ampersand, Volume 2”, on October 11th, 2016. Comprised of 12 brand new studio tracks, “Ampersand, Volume 2” contains songs that highlight the band’s passion for songwriting, melody and diversity of styles and sounds.

From the band:

Sometimes music is just music. Songwriters and artists create works about which they are passionate. Sometimes these works fall into a certain category; sometimes they don’t.

Ampersand, Volume 2 is a brand new IZZ album. These are songs that reflect our passion for songwriting and our exploration of music created at once from both the heart and the head.

Ampersand, Volume 2 is the perfect vehicle for these songs because, until now, they have been orphans. Just as the tracks on the first volume of Ampersand did not find a home on any previous IZZ album, these songs have been biding their time, waiting for their moment. Now they have it.

We hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoyed crafting, arranging and recording them. While these songs may not fit into a specific category, we trust that you will agree that they fit into the category known as IZZ.

“Ampersand, Volume 2” will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon.com and all other digital download retailers on October 11th. Physical copies of the “Ampersand, Volume 2” CD, (including a limited amount of autographed copies of the CD) will be available starting the week of October 24th in North America directly from the IZZ website: http://www.izzmusic.com. For international purchase of the CD, please visit http://www.izzmusic.com for a listing of international vendors.

“Ampersand, Volume 2” Track Listing:

1. Penelope
2. Fine
3. Burn (If You Let It)
4. Take Me by the Hand
5. The Telephone
6. Forever
7. Hail Double Knob, Children of Mars
8. Again and Again
9. 84th and Amsterdam
10. Ascension in Time
11. Spellbound in the Vortex
12. Ready to Go

Watch the lyric video for “Fine”: https://youtu.be/OwZdfzRh8_4

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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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IZZ Guitarist Paul Bremner Set to Release New Studio Album “The Witness”

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IZZ Guitarist Paul Bremner Set to Release New Studio Album “The Witness”

New York, NY – IZZ guitarist, Paul Bremner’s new studio album, The Witness, is scheduled for release on April 26, 2016. IZZ fans have grown to associate Paul’s distinctive and melodic guitar playing with the “IZZ Sound”. Paul has earned the respect of the progressive rock community by writing such memorable songs as “Light From Your Eyes”, “Illuminata” and co-writing the IZZ classics “Late Night Salvation” and “Can’t Feel the Earth, Part II,” among many others. Paul’s new studio album of 10 songs showcases both his dynamic guitar playing and his penchant for writing emotional music and lyrics.

“I am thrilled to release this collection of songs” says Bremner. “They feature a wide range of moods and emotions and I think IZZ fans will find them intriguing and satisfying.”

The first track of the album “From Here I Can See the Horizon” features a powerful and exciting lead vocal performance from Anmarie Byrnes while the emotionally charged “Warm” spotlights a hauntingly beautiful lead vocal from Laura Meade. The energetic fury of the title track “The Witness” features Brian Coralian on drums while Greg DiMiceli is showcased on several tracks including the jazz/funk-inspired “No Remorse”.

Tom Galgano, who sings lead vocals on several tracks and who engineered and co-produced the album with Bremner notes, “Every song on this album is different and yet they are all connected by Paul’s unique guitar sound and songwriting. It’s been an absolute pleasure working on this album – in fact in many ways it’s been like working on an ‘alternate’ IZZ record.”

The last track on the album, “Last Exit Before Toll” comes in at over 20 minutes and encompasses the full range of Bremner’s musical palette. “I am very happy to include this extended piece which I hope will take the listener on a journey; and I am happy that it features all of my IZZ band mates.”

Paul Bremner’s The Witness will be available for purchase on iTunes, at Amazon.com and at your favorite online retailer on April 26, 2016.

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NY Prog Ensemble IZZ Set To Release New Studio Album, Everlasting Instant

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NY Prog Ensemble IZZ Set To Release New Studio Album, Everlasting Instant

New York, NY – IZZ’s new studio album, Everlasting Instant, is scheduled for release on April 7, 2015 and serves as the final installment of a three-part series of albums that began with The Darkened Room in 2009 and continued with Crush of Night in 2012. Everlasting Instant concludes this epic thematic arc with a fresh palette of sounds, all the while maintaining the sharp and memorable melodies that have become a hallmark of the band.

From the syncopated rhythms and unpredictable meter changes of Can’t Feel the Earth, Part IV, to the through-composed nature of Keep Away, to the uplifting drama of Sincerest Life, the fearlessly modern sound of IZZ continues to surprise at every turn.

Tom Galgano, IZZ’s keyboardist and vocalist who continues his roles as producer and engineer for this album, regards Everlasting Instant as a fitting culmination of the musical themes presented throughout the last two IZZ albums, “Many of the melodies, rhythms and lyrics on Everlasting Instant began as seeds on the two previous albums and they have undoubtedly come to fruition on this new release. Listeners will recognize these subtle variations on prior themes and will also be presented with an exciting new collection of musical ideas.”

The stunning voices of Anmarie Byrnes (lead vocals on “Like a Straight Line”) and Laura Meade (lead vocals on “If It’s True”) are the most present they have ever been on an IZZ release. Contributing lead and harmony vocals throughout the entire album, Byrnes and Meade add a color that makes the IZZ sound on Everlasting Instant even more unique.

Tom Galgano’s keyboard prowess is in full force as he takes masterful solos in “Start Again” and “Own the Mystery” as well as exhibiting superb classical piano work in “The Three Seers.” Guitarist Paul Bremner’s inimitable style continues to be on display in Everlasting Instant as he takes hold of the listener’s attention in tracks such as “Can’t Feel the Earth, Part IV” where his acrobatic style is in firm focus.

John Galgano’s bass provides solid footing to “Sincerest Life” and “Can’t Feel the Earth, Part IV” where his melodic approach to the bass is brought to the fore. The drumming/percussion team of Brian Coralian and Greg DiMiceli, well-known for their unique, yet complementary playing styles, continue to create a one-of-a-kind rhythm section as evidenced in songs like “The Everlasting Instant” (featuring Brian Coralian) and “Sincerest Life” (featuring Greg DiMiceli).

The IZZ line-up for Everlasting Instant is:

Paul Bremner: electric and acoustic guitar
Anmarie Byrnes: lead and backing vocals
Brian Coralian: electronic and acoustic drums and percussion
Greg DiMiceli: drums and percussion
John Galgano: bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, lead and backing vocals
Tom Galgano: keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Laura Meade: lead and backing vocals

IZZ’s Everlasting Instant will be available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes and all online music retailers.

In other news, IZZ will kick off the release of Everlasting Instant with a live performance at the New Jersey Proghouse on April 19. IZZ plans to announce more shows in support of Everlasting Instant during the Summer/Fall of 2015. The band also has plans to return to the studio to continue work on their next studio album. In addition, guitarist Paul Bremner is mixing his new solo album. For more information on Everlasting Instant and for the most updated information about IZZ, please visit:

http://www.izzmusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/izzmusic
twitter: @izzmusic
Email: info@doonerecords.com

IZZ Discography:
Sliver of a Sun, 1999
I Move, 2002
Ampersand, Vol. 1, 2004
IZZ, Live at NEARFest (CD), 2007
The Darkened Room, 2009
IZZ Live (DVD), 2011
Crush of Night, 2012
Everlasting Instant, 2015

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com