ZONDER WEHRKAMP, featuring drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD) and guitarist/keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY, AMARAN’S PLIGHT), released their debut album “If It’s Real” on May 24, 2019! Today the band has unveiled Marks’s new video for “The Making of …Next Big Thing”. Watch it below.
“Here is another indepth video I did with the always inspirational Alex Solca. Gives a behind the scenes look at how I created and recorded the drums for the song “Next Big Thing” off the debut album from Zonder/Wehrkamp.”
In case you missed Mark’s “The Making of …Too Late”. Watch it here.
“If It’s Real” album is available on all digital download and streaming platforms worldwide. Get an autographed copy at https://www.zwband.com/shop. Also available at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/zonderwehrkamp.
Mark Zonder comments on “If It’s Real” album:
“Please listen to the Zonder/Wehrkamp album as new music, a new experience. Yes, it is Gary Wehrkamp and myself doing the entire record ourselves and artists trademark sounds usually come through the music, but this is not a Warlord, Shadow Gallery or Fates record. This is just Gary and I being creative in a dark, moody and atmospheric way. Enjoy the journey.”
While ZONDER WEHRKAMP takes the two musicians on a different path, their musical pasts are very much influences on their current project. “If It’s Real” resonates with a tenebrous emotional intensity wrapped in a more melodic, ethereal sound and philosophical take on progressive hard rock.
“If It’s Real” tracklisting:
I Can’t Believe
If It’s Real
I’d Do Anything
Where Are The Children Going?
The Next Big Thing
It’s Not The End
Produced by Gary Wehrkamp.
All songs written by Gary Wehrkamp and Mark Zonder except “Last Place” and “Goodnight” written by Gary Wehrkamp.
Mixed by Gary Wehrkamp.
Mastered by Rich Mouser at Mousehouse Studios, Altadena – California.
Front/Back cover and band photos by Alex Solca Photography.
“Where Are The Children Going?” (audio): https://soundcloud.com/mark-zonder/where-are-the-children-going
“The Next Big Thing” video: https://youtu.be/J71VaKXgsg4
“Do Anything” video: https://youtu.be/B9UkmgC5qjg
“If It’s Real” album medley video here: https://youtu.be/JWve5E-CehY
“If it’s Real” video: https://youtu.be/qGhzFVSy89A
“Two Years” visual slideshow video: https://youtu.be/tVUt7yOZ0hY
What Media says about ZONDER WEHRKAMP’s album “If it’s Real”:
“Stands out far from the crowd. 9 out of 10.” – Stefan Glas, Rock Hard Magazine
“They are just amazing , and this is an album you need to own in your collection as it will leave a trace for generations to come! A masterpiece 100/100.” – The Metalmag.com
“This kind of music requires all your attention, but the elegance of this Prog Rock record provides a huge pay-off.” – Fabiana Spinelli, Fireworks
“Seriously, I would declare: Welcome to a new and powerful songwriting team”. – Geoff Penn, Prog Planet
“This is an album that deserves all the attention (and sales) it can get. “If It’s Real” is one of the top releases of 2019–a musical masterpiece which requires foreground listening and thought. The rewards are immense.” – Mark Boardman, Sonic Perspectives
“If It’s Real is a different album, full of emotions, that should get a lot of attention, not only among prog rock fans but among everyone interested in good music. I’m sure it is going to be a personal favourite this year for many of you.” – http://www.dprp.net
“If It’s Real’ is not an easy album, as it is an album about introspection and discovery; it is a musical trip which you will and can enjoy over and over again and every time you listen to this album you discover something new and different.” – by Martien Koolen/Headbangers Lifestyle
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