Here we are: our first Music Feature blog. These will take place every other Wednesday, consisting of an artist or band from Southern Ontario, and will span a wide variety of genres. It’s a short blurb about the artist/band showcasing their previous and future releases and upcoming show dates.
Today’s inaugural feature is a progressive rock band based out of Toronto: Pyramid Theorem
For Fans of: Rush, Dream Theater, Fate’s Warning, Symphony X, Yes
Fresh off a Toronto show with Fate’s Warning and Infinite Spectrum at the Mod Club, Pyramid Theorem are about to grace our ears with their much anticipated new record, Element of Surprise on July 14th.
Of what they’ve released so far, their Live off the Floor series seriously stands out. Not only is the songwriting excellent to a prog standard, their musicianship is what is absolutely most impressive. Having had the opportunity to see them live a handful of times over the past few years, I can’t say there was much of an element of surprise there (heh, see what I did there?). Each one of them is excellent at their craft, resulting in a very entertaining and mind-melting show.
Check out Toxic Holocaust (Live off the Floor) here to see what I mean:
Because I imagine that’s made you hungry for some more, here’s their official music video (and official audio) for their instrumental track Tornado:
Anyone looking to dive back further into the band’s history should have a look at their 2012 self-titled release which includes a nearly 30-minute epic entitled The Dream. Prog fans brace yourselves for a journey.
Pyramid Theorem’s Element of Surprise comes out Friday, July 14th and is available on their website (currently for pre-order).
Pyramid Theorem is: Christian Di Mambro – bass/vocals // Sam Ermellini – keyboards/guitar/vocals // Stephan Di Mambro – guitar/vocals // Vic Dee - drums