LUNAR Presents Power Metal Inspired “Showtime” ft. PALADIN’s Taylor Washington Off Magical Concept Album “The Illusionist”
New Album “The Illusionist” Out March 2023
ft. members from Witherfall, Helion Prime, Planeswalker, Novareign, Mokili Wa, Nordic Frost, Outloud, Double Vision
Album Guests Jørgen Munkeby (Shining), Christian Münzner (Obscura), Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est),Taylor Washington (Paladin), Sam Vallen (Caligula’s Horse), Ben Karas (Thank You Scientist), Gleb Kanasevich, Patrick Corona
Lunar is a riveting progressive metal band from Sacramento, USA. They are eager to be releasing their third album “The Illusionist” this March and with that anticipation, proudly present the third single “Showtime” featuring a guest guitar solo from PALADIN’s Taylor Washington. The nine-track concept album tells the story of a magician that questions his entire life’s work. He’s spent his entire life devoting himself to his craft and now he questions if it was worth it. The band expects that the underlying theme is one many people can relate to, especially those who have careers in some kind of artistic field. The single follows the main character as he gets ready to perform, it is high energy and a bit more power metal inspired as the band explains:
“Not letting anyone have a breather from the last single, here’s another fast, high-energy song from the album! This song was actually written last for the album and almost wasn’t included. I thought the album was finished, but something early in the track listing felt like it was missing to me, so I threw this one in and it turned out to be, in my opinion, one of the strongest and most unique songs on the album. This one features an amazing guest guitar solo from Taylor Washington (PALADIN), who is now the only guest who has appeared on all 3 Lunar full-length albums.”
Optimistically, Lunar expects this full-length to be the fan favorite and they consider it the best album they have ever done, the songwriting is stronger, the production is stronger, and every song sounds different, but it’s a strong cohesive record to listen to from front to back.
With lyrics that are based on real-life experiences complemented by proggy riffs, they are recommended listening for fans of Katatonia, Haken, and Caligula’s Horse.
Track Listing:1. Prestidigitation – 6:16 2. The Illusionist – 10:04 3. Showtime – 3:45 4. Worship The Sun – 5:23 5. Turn Off The World – 7:14 6. Disassembled – 5:53 7. Juggling Chainsaws – 7:30 8. For My Next Trick – 3:57 9 . Now You See Me – 8:39 Album Length: 58:46
Album Credits: – Album Produced by: Alex Bosson – Album Mixed by: Linus Coreliusson – Album Mastered by: Jens Bogren – Album artwork by: Travis Smith – Album layout / design by: Brian Lewis – Member of ASCAP Recording Lineup: Drums & Percussion – Alex Bosson (Music – Track 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8,9) (Lyrics – Track 2, 3, 5, 6,9) Guitars – Balmore Lemus (Music – Track 4) (Lyrics – Track 4, 7 Bass – Ryan Price (Music – Track 8) Keyboards & Synthesizers – Alex Nasla Lead Vocals – Chandler Mogel Growl Vocals – Brian Lewis Clarinet – Gleb Kanasevich (Track 1) Saxophone – Patrick Corona (Track 2) Flute & Saxophone – Jørgen Munkeby (Track 6) Violin & Viola – Ben Karas (Track 9) Additional Guitar Solo – Andy Gillion (Track 2) Additional Guitar Solo – Taylor Washington (Track 3) Additional Guitar Solo – Sam Vallen (Track 5) Additional Guitar Solo – Christian Münzner (Track 7)