(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Portland, Maine’s metallic-tinged progressive rockers Five Of The Eyes are poised to issue their full-length debut album, “The Venus Transit“, near month’s end. The nine-song offering will be an independent release and was produced, recorded, and mixed at Windham, Maine’s Halo Studio by Jonathan Wyman. It can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp and is due out on September 29th.
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The Venus Transit is the follow-up to two previous EPs self-recorded and released from Five Of The Eyes, FOTE and Hierophantasm. Just check out the brand new music video for the single “Wasteland” below. It was created by Herman Mantis and was shot on location at the same studio where the album was recorded.
The new “Wasteland” single and official video comes on the heels of the previously shared track, “Mirrors“, also included below.
Guitarist Ned Rich commented on the video: “The video was filmed while we were cutting basic tracks for the record at The Halo. We had such a blast making this record there and this video is a great snapshot of what was pretty much the highlight of our year so far. We decided to use that footage for a music video so we could share a little of that experience with our fans, friends, and family.”
Singer Darrell Foster added, “We’re great friends with the brothers Sam and Will that founded Herman Mantis and filmed this video with us. Just before filming the vocal takes Sam lined up a few shots of this limited edition whiskey, ‘Rye or Die’. He said a few shots of this will loosen me up. I think it did the trick.”
Five Of The Eyes will hit the road in support of The Venus Transit in mid-October joined by their friends In The Presence of Wolves. The itinerary for the tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
Five Of The Eyes tour with In The Presence Of Wolves:
9/30 Portland, ME – House Of Music (Album release show!)
10/13 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Showcase
10/14 Philadelphia, PA – Graperoom
10/15 College Park, MD – Whytestone Creative
10/16 Lancaster, PA – Kaleidoscope
10/17 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
10/18 Cincinnati, OH – The Hub
10/19 Lafayette, IN – House Party “The Doom Room”
10/20 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Progtoberfest III
10/23 Muncie, IN – Be Here Now
10/24 Buffalo, NY – Evening Star
10/26 Burlington, VT – Radio Bean
10/27 Lowell, MA – Uncharted
10/29 Hamden, CT – The Space