Guest Appearances by Sass Jordan, Steve Walsh (Kansas), Michael Sadler (ex-Saga)
Following up the success of the first effort, Kevin J. Anderson and ProgRock Records announce the second Terra Incognita CD, A Line in the Sand to coincide with the publication of the second novel, The Map Of All Things through Orbit Books.
"This CD features a different, grittier part of the story, focusing on the devastating generations-long war between continents, and it has an entirely different sound," said Anderson.
This time, the music is helmed by Henning Pauly (Frameshift, Chain, Shadows Mignon) and features some artists returning from the first CD as well as new performers.
"Henning is absolutely perfect for this type of music, with hard-driving guitars, passion, and thought-provoking complexity," said Shawn Gordon of PRR. "Kevin's been a fan of Henning's music for years, and this seemed to be a perfect match."
Terra Incognita: A Line in the Sand vocals are performed by rock legends Steve Walsh (Kansas), Michael Sadler (ex-Saga), and Sass Jordan (Album Rock's Female Vocalist of the Year) and Nick Storr (The Third Ending) with guest appearances by Charlie Dominici (solo, original Dream Theater vocalist), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon and many others), Alexander Froese (Frameshift) and Juan Roos (Shadow's Mignon).
Anderson and Moesta penned the lyrics/story again and even co-wrote two songs with multi Grammy winner Janis Ian ("Society's Child," "At Seventeen," etc.). Due to commitments to their own bands / projects, Erik Norlander and some of the original performers were unable to participate in the second CD.
"With two CDs and two novels, this takes Terra Incognita into unprecedented territory," said Anderson. "Progressive rock has always focused on story and ideas. The union of music and prose has never before been done on this scale."
The first volume, Beyond the Horizon, is now available on paper back. For more information on both releases: progrockrecords
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