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Morpheus Rising / Press

“‘Fighting Man’ is truly epic classic rock that if given the chance could really see MR challenging peers like Iron Maiden and The Mission on an international stage...”

“...the tightest guitar duo I've ever had on the show!”

Matt Seymour - BBC Introducing

“So if you fancy good-mood-Rock/Metal in the tradition of some Late-NWOBHM-combos with special emphasis on meaningful songwriting and very good work on the Guitar (just listen to the solo in 'save the day'), remember the name MORPHEUS RISING.”

Michael Kohsiek - ROCK HARD Magazine

“The chorus guitars are some of the best and most creative work I have heard in a long time. The chug riff is simply shredding. The solo is nothing short of perfection.”

musiclove7729 - GarageBand Review of Fighting Man

“The new material came over very strongly, possibly slightly more riff-orientated than before, and whets the appetite for the forthcoming album.”

“I absolutely love Morpheus Rising, a proper rock band and in Simon Wright they have a real "old school" rock singer - there are very few of them around these days it seems!”

Mike Palmer - Facebook

“…an impressive album for those who haven’t forgotten their metal roots and who like powerful and well-played music with an outstanding vocalist.”

“York’s Morpheus Rising deliver a substantial album true to classic British metal, while adding elements of the modern, harder American approach.”

“At the heart of this northern quintet is an influence born from the fiery depths of metal, in particular the NWoBHM-era. The twin guitar work feels reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and the usual suspects, though an encompassing layer of chordal synthesizers pulls them into proggier realms. As a result we have here something that sounds not far off early Dream Theater, which is never a bad thing.”

Classic Rock Presents Prog

“If you think the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Saxon are dated then let me introduce you to Morpheus Rising, a York based traditional metal band with a 21st century kick to it.”

“On first hearing, the new songs were strong and in a similar vein to the material on their debut. If anything, the riffs are catchier and the twin-guitar leadwork of Harwood and Damian Sweeting was more refined and melodic.”