Artist: ENOCHIAN THEORY
Album: "LIFE... AND ALL IT ENTAILS (CD)"
- This band is the future of Progressive Rock & Metal! Progressive Rock & Metal meets Postrock. Critics so far are overwhelming! Remastered version of ‘The Fire Around The Lotus’ [!]
Cat. No.: WIZ00013950
Genre: Progressive/ NEO Progressive/ Instrumental Rock
Formed at the end of 2004, the fledgling audio entity entitled ENOCHIAN THEORY (Pronounced E-KNOW-KEY-AN) began to work hard, practice harder and progressed quickly from the start, with the aim of pushing themselves as musicians and expanding their sound as far as possible.
Enochian Theory recorded, mixed and co-produced their 1st release in June 2006 titled 'A Monument To The Death Of An Idea’, the band also created the records artwork, aiming to deliver a high quality yet faithful representation of the Enochian Theory's current creative efforts. After some careful thinking, the band decided to combine their industry knowledge and form their own Record Label and Promotions Company for the sole reason of supporting the band's interests. 'Anomalousz Music Records' was officially formed In January 2007, signing a distribution deal 7 months later with CODE 7/Plastic Head Distribution.
When it came for Enochian Theory to start work on their 2nd release in August 2008, the band teamed up with friends Josh Eaves, Ross Gill and Rich Tamblym for the engineering, working at their own studios in the UK. During this time Enochian Theory had arranged for the project to be mixed by Swedish producer "David Castillo" who’s other notable works include – “Katatonia”, “Opeth”, “Bloodbath” and “InMe”. David Castillo introduced the band to Swedish artist "Robin Portnoff" who immediately found a connection with the project and began working on the albums visual direction closely with the band
Once the album “Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio” was completed, it was released in Europe only during August 2009. Again on the bands own Record Label, it received a very warm reception within the media, gaining many Magazine & Webzine reviews with coverage over Europe, including high praise from Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). This same year the band played at the prestigious Progressive event “ProgPower Europe” held in The Netherlands with headline act “Evergrey” and was nominated for 2 awards at The Prog Awards Italy.
To finish off the year Enochian Theory played a show with Swedish Rockers “Katatonia” in November 2009. At the start of 2010 Enochian Theory entered talks with Mascot Records about re-releasing “Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio”, taking the band to the next level and building the future career of Enochian Theory. The band signed the final contract in May 2010 joining the Mascot Family with artists such as Black Country Communion, Spock's Beard, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather, Beth Hart and many more.In July 2010 Enochian Theory headlined the 2nd stage at Metal Camp Festival in Slovenia, which was shortly followed by a full European Tour during September 2010 with label mates Spock’s Beard. “Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio” was officially re-released on 27th September 2010.
The album received many more great reviews across Europe, and featured tracks on top German Magazines such as Eclipsed and Rock Hard Germany. The band also did new feature interviews with Metal Hammer Magazine Germany, Sweden Rock Magazine, Classic Rock Prog Magazine and many more. In December 2010 Enochian Theory was voted Number 25 in the Eclipsed Magazine Germany Top 100 Bands Of 2010 yearly poll
in March 2011 the band embarked on a UK Tour, part of which was sponsored by Classic Rock Prog Magazine. Enochian Theory were chosen for the tour by the Magazine’s editor along with another two up and coming UK Prog bands “Jurojin” and “Touchstone”.
Enochian Theory had been working on their 3rd release since they returned from touring in late 2010, and the composing was completed and ready for production in August 2011. The band entered Aubitt Studios in Southampton UK to record the new album with Producer Rob Aubrey who they had met and worked with the previous year on the Spock’s Beard Tour. Rob’s previous history with artists such as “IQ”, “Tony Levin” and “Transatlantic” only helped with the decision for the band to work with him on this important record. Enochian Theory together with Rob Aubrey recorded, mixed and produced the album together which was then mastered by Andy Vandette at Masterdisk USA. Andy was brought to the attention to the band by his work on the “Porcupine Tree” albums “Deadwing” & “In Absentia” along with many others.
Since the connection and amazing creation artist “Robin Portnoff” did on the bands previous album Enochian Theory had always considered Robin as a very important part of the band and it was only right he completed the artwork for the new album, taking the “World” they had created to the next level and exploring it further.
“The Fire Around The Lotus”, taken from the bands previous album has slowly been turning into a special visual animated short film since the end of 2010. Enochian Theory put together an incredible team consisting of Matt Howard, Adam Wozinak, Jack Fairclough with Robin Portnoff providing the art direction. The team worked every spare minute they had over 12 months bringing this amazing visual project to life. With the new album “Life... And All It Entails” and the animated short film for “The Fire Around The Lotus”, Enochian Theory is ready for an explosive and successful 2012
0. Zero Is Also A Number
1. This Aching Isolation
3. Non Sum Qualis Eram
6. Creatio Ex Nihilio
7. In Times Of Silence
8. For Your Glory, Great Deceiver
9. Nisi Credideritis, Non Intelligetis
10. The Motives Of The Machine
13. The Fire Around The Lotus - (Remastered)