March 1, 2012

Prog Rock Featured Artist: IOEarth

Dave Cureton and Adam Gough have been close friends for over 2 decades and over that time, their writing partnership has become one of the most talked about acts in Progressive Rock. Having received accolades such as "Best New Album", "Best Unsigned Act", "Album Of The Month" and others across many of the most respected Progressive Rock websites, their profile has been on the rise since their first appearance in late 2009.

Having received rave reviews for their debut album and the award for "Best New/Unsigned Band" in the Classic Rock Presents Prog Readers Poll 2010, the upcoming release of their second album is one of the most highly anticipated of 2011.

In writing the follow-up to their eponymous debut album, the duo behind IOEarth made one major decision. NOT to write a follow-up.

When IOEarth was released and became such a hot property within the progressive rock community from Europe to the USA and Asia, there was one fan question that became prevalent:

"The debut album contains movements for Water, Earth and Air ... will your next album be the "Fire" movement?"

The fact is that Dave and Adam always planned on writing a three movement album and so did not have a collection of songs written for a fourth. In addition, they had already started writing new material which was taking them in rather new and different directions creatively and they decided that breaking that "chain of thought" would not be a good idea.

So, IOEarth's second album was decided: Moments.


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