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Unique time signatures, atmospheric riffs, and song titles like “Atmosphere,” “Space Is,” and “Passenger,” indicate you’re about to be launched into a cosmic aerial of an auditory landscape the moment you cue up Portland, Maine’s Five of The Eyes excellent new LP The Venus Transit. Since early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind, prog rock with cosmic inclinations has been near omnipresent in the world of rock music, but.... [Read the full review on Shutter 16]
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. I know you all must be busy with the gearing up for the release of the upcoming LP.
1. Up until now you have only released two EPs, and those were independently released. What made you feel that the time was right to not only record a full album, but to also spend the money for professional producing and mastering?
None of us had ever made a pro LP before, so it was just something we wanted really badly to do. Also we made the decision in the middle of a pretty prolific writing period, so for the first time we felt like we had enough good material to put out a full-length.
With their debut LP The Venus Transit, progressive rock/post-hardcore quintet Five of the Eyes have put forth an ambitious, hard-hitting starting point. With a wide array of technical skills possessed by each musician and an unrelenting energy behind each track, Five of the Eyes have put together one of the more memorable progressive rock.... [Read More At MusicExistence]
The band’s new album, The Venus Transit, showcases the different sounds Five of the Eyes brings to the table with powerful vocals, frenzied drumming, and powerful guitars. Produced and engineered by Jonathan Wyman and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Adam Ayan, the album is set to be released this Friday, September 29th. However, today fans can get a first listen of the album on HuffPost.
If I had a criticism prepared for The Venus Transit, the first full-length by Five of the Eyes, it would have been that the band registered too studiously as disciples of The Mars Volta, that cultish, amazing, inscrutable El Paso band. Based on a couple years-old live shows and scattered tracks online, I expected a total sonic fealty to the aughties post-punk prog group, maybe with a little At the Drive-In sprinkled in.
But that wouldn’t be fair, because the debut album by the Portland-based quintet covers a hell of a lot more ground. These nine songs have a lineage, both personally and musico-historically, and on Venus, expertly recorded by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo in Portland, the band play as if they’re rewriting the form..... Read More
Five of the Eyes vocalist Darrell Foster sat down with Vents Magazine to talk about the bands new album, upcoming tour, and inspiration behind their recent single "Mirrors". It's an insightful interview and well worth the read.
Five of the Eyes are back and this time they are sharing an amazing in-studio video of their latest single "Wasteland"! Shot by media masterminds Herman Mantis at The Halo, the video provides fans with a behind the scenes look at the Portland five piece tearing it up live in the studio. "Wasteland" premiered earlier this week via Pure Grain Audio, and the single will be available as a free download on 9/20.
Saturday, 9.30.2017, join Five of the Eyes in celebration of their forthcoming full-length album The Venus Transit at Portland House Of Music and Events! Joining us for the evening will be Mirth, KGFREEZE, and In The Presence Of Wolves. Click the post to hear tracks from these incredible acts and pre-order your tickets to reserve your spot at this ground breaking point in the FOTE journey.
"The album which was produced and engineered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo Studio in Portland, ME musically picks-up where the band left off with their self-produced sophomore EP Hierophantasm. However with Wyman acting as both producer and engineer, the songs off The Venus Transit soar to stunning new heights, previously unachievable in the confines of the bands home studio.
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We invite YOU to join us and STAND with Standing Rock! 50% of the ticket proceeds will be directly donated to the STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE - DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE DONATION FUND. There will also be a donation jar at the door to directly contribute to the Standing Rock fund.
OTTO has kindly contributed to the cause by donating some of their incredibly delicious pizzas. The first 50 people in the door will get a free slice!
"From the north a black snake will come. It will cross our lands, slowly killing all that it touches, and in its passing the water will become poison.”
Here's is our second video we filmed with Knack Factory for the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. We never submitted this video, as we decided to go with the other one. But, here it is for your earholes and virtual boxes, 5OTE acoustic like you'll probably never see again.