Listenable Records have announced that the U.S. prog sensation THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT are back from a successful and amazing European tour!
The band comments:
“The Omega Experiment Euro Tour 2013 was a triumph in many regards. In addition to being afforded the opportunity to bring their music to the masses on a grand stage, the band also personally expanded their cultural horizons with their first ever trip to Europe. This tour was a testament to the tenaciousness of the band, with members enduring school, work, and family pressures, all the while setting the wheels in motion and putting in the necessary work to get them overseas. The tour launched at ProgPower in Baarlo, Netherlands, pitting the band onstage with the likes of Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, The Ocean, Wolverine, and many more. The band then hooked up with Fates Warning and Norwegian powerhouses Divided Multitude for a few shows around Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland, making new friends and fans each night. These shows were broken up by a trek to Berlin, where they did a one-off date with Twelve Foot Ninja, Skyharbor, and Ever Forthright. Following the last date with Fates Warning and Divided Multitude, the band closed out their journey in Cologne, Germany at Euroblast, playing on the same day with none other than Meshuggah, Monuments, Hacride, Feared, and more. This tour was a lifetime dream for every member, and the band eagerly anticipates the opportunity to return.”
THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT is the quirky, epic, gritty and uplifting prog creation from Muskegon ( Michigan, US ) duo Dan Wieten and Ryan Aldridge. The “The Omega Experiment” is a concise yet detailed introduction to their sound; heavy guitars, euphoric synths and rich layered vocals come together to create a wall of progressive rock lushness.
Like their fellow modern prog artists, THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT create a massive sound with home equipment and have no fear of experimentation and rule breaking.
The guitars are big and technical and layered with keyboard sounds reminiscent of DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRYCHE. The vocals range from powerful lead lines, big harmonies and demonic screams in the vein of Devin Townsend and Mike Patton.
The band’s inspiration comes from Guitarist and Vocalist Dan addressing the last 10 years of his life, focusing on his excess and drug abuse which took him to a dark place and his determination to move onto a brighter future.
THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT has been lucky enough to receive public praise from Devin Townsend on multiple occasions, most notably on his Twitter account the night they unleashed their “Karma EP” to the masses for free on Bandcamp, saying, “Actually listening now…great great work man! Seriously great stuff Dan, I fully back it and appreciate the effort you’ve invested I wish all luck!” The EP later went on to receive over 2000 downloads.
THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT released their debut album on Listenable in early 2013 to much critical acclaim.