Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce that Unified Past has been confirmed to play the 14th Annual Rites of Spring Festival.
According to a posting on the festival website, US band UNIFIED PAST signed for ROSfest 2017
We’re excited to announce that veteran US band Unified Past will be the second band to play on Saturday at ROSfest 2017.
This New York-based band formed in 1998, with roots going back to early 1990’s band Labyrinth. Although the band was originally aligned towards a progressive metal-oriented sound with inspiration from bands like Rush, in the last few years their style has morphed due to a changing line-up. These days, veteran members Stephen Speelman (guitars, keyboards) and Victor Tassone (drums) have been joined by Dave Mickelson (bass) and Phil Naro (vocals).
Cue the band’s seventh album “Shifting the Equilibrium,” released on US label Melodic Revolution Records in 2015. The bite of progressive metal is still present, with traces of bands such as Rush and possibly even Dream Theater, but it’s now paired with sounds of a more vintage nature that could be compared to bands like Yes. With the excellent lead vocals of Phil Naro as the proverbial icing on the cake, “Shifting the Equilibrium” has been a true-to-life game changer for this band.
Unified Past is a veteran act that has transformed in the last couple years from relative obscurity into a group that could really be going places, and we’re sure that they are one of the bands that will make a really strong impression at RoSfest in 2017. We were surprised and amazed by their latest album, and we’re certain that this fantastic group will surprise and amaze us all on stage as well!
Phil Naro: Vocals
Stephen Speelman: Vocals, Guitar & Keys
Dave Mickelson: Bass
Victor Tassone: Drums
Jason Hanley: Keyboards
Unified Past Official Website: http://www.unifiedpast.com/Unified_Past/Welcome.html
Unified Past Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Unifiedpast
MRR Profile Page: http://mrrmusic.com/unified-past/
In related News: Jason Hanley will make his debut with Unified Past who will be performing live with Special Guest The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on August 11th at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY. Other live dates are in the works, stay tuned for more news!