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MOVING ATLAS / Press

“Machina, one of the best EP's in 2011, according to The Music Enthusiast himself, Jordan Buford.”

“The band’s latest EP, a 5-track affair titled Machina, has them “moving” toward more anthemic arena rock and away from anything resembling emo (as a couple 2008 reviews described). The arrangements are still amazing – on par with any professional songwriting team- and the musicianship and recording (Indian Trails, Alex Gerst) are stellar. Soaring vocals, Earth shaking rhythms and sky-scorching guitars blend like colors on the canvas of a modern day Michelangelo. Every song on the EP is iPod worthy, but it’s tracks like “Muse Accuser” that show just how deep and self-assured this group is.”

“Moving Atlas has been rocking the local Dallas scene since 2005 and have definitely paid their dues to be recognized as one of the top talents not just of Texas, but on the verge of taking that next step.”

“They´ve got a big sound, they´re a supertight band, they´re influenced by Karnivool, Tool and A Perfect Circle. They are the Dallas rockers Moving Atlas! I have followed this band from the start and their massive 2008 EP "The Elephant Gun" through the excellent follow up "Red shelter" in 2009 and they do not disappoint with their new 5 track EP "Machina". I love their artwork on all releases and the new album cover ain´t no exception, we´re talking classy progressive alternative modern rock here and these new songs should put them on the map of modern rock forever. The 3rd track "Welcome home" is a classic, the song "Crawl out in the cold" is available as free download and if you love that song, the rest is nothing but an armada of high quality modern rock songs to save the day. ”

"Moving Atlas brought a progressive rock sound resembling Sikth and Rush as vocalist Dunagin Gains gave the band a musical mold that fit well with the headliners".

“Moving Atlas - The Elephant Gun EP This five-song EP showcases an ultra-modern musical style that fits neatly between emo and metal. Moving Atlas use tight vocal harmonies tinged with primal screams atop heavy guitars and thick, powerful drums to create a very listenable, memorable record. Tracks like “How We’re Infected,” the highlight, “Elephant Gun” and a haunting (and most unexpected) cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” display this band’s versatility and musical prowess well. The lead track, “Parachute” has even been selected for the soundtrack of an upcoming game on the Nintendo Wii platform. Looks like Moving Atlas are moving on up very quickly indeed. Peep them at myspace.com/movingatlas. ”

“MOVING ATLAS: "Cerebral, crafty, radiant – thinking man's hard rock." ”

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“Writing and dedicating a disc to American troops is risky, given the potential for a perception of exploitation. This disc stands up to any and all scrutiny, however. Et al is a powerful blend of metal, prog and emo that accomplishes something unusual - it has songs that are strong, important and catchy at the same time. A dark, Tool-like vibe runs throughout the disc (the result of some incredible percussion), but songs like “Bread and Meat,” “Lay Down and Die” and “Smooth as Ivory Tongue” affirm that all darkness will pass. The recording (Crystal Clear Sound) is primo, getting the band some notice from Dallas’ KDGE, along with 15,000 MySpace friends. Moving Atlas has delivered some of the best, well-written rock music of the year. **** (Mark Beneventi) ”

“Myspace is a jungle if you don't know what to look for so tips from friends regarding new bands is a big step on the way to find a new favorite band.Dallas based Moving Atlas are no newcomers, they released their debut album "Et Al" in 2006 so this new 5 track EP is their 2nd release. However, they sound like they have been around for much longer than a few years, these new songs has the same strength and punch as from a new hungry band but also with the same experience as a band that's been around for more than a decade. Expect groovy riffs, soulful melodies and in your face rock on "The elephant gun" EP. Their cover of Sade's "No ordinary love" gives the laid back song new life while the explosive "Year of the rat" is the song P.O.D wished they'd written on their latest album. Moving Atlas got a sound somewhere between P.O.D and Ra, you have to look hard to find a better EP in 2008.This EP is available from June 7. ”

“Melodic.net is pleased to present a brand new EP from Dallas hard rockers Moving Atlas, the 6 track EP "Red shelter" will be out in September and new music will be posted on their myspace page real soon. For those who purchased a copy of their previous "The Elephant Gun" EP, knows exactly what type of stunning and hard hitting rock Moving Atlas plays. They don't disappoint with these new songs because this band are experts of delivering rhythmic and soulful hardrock, I come to think about these songs as simply great timeless songs that could be performed as R&B or singer/songwriter tracks. No matter what style, Moving Atlas do what they do best and we get to hear an explosion of riffs and creative musicianship. I have nothing to complain about, you will be hooked from the first track "5280" to the closing track "Sonata non gratis" but my personal fave is "Becoming blue". Super strong is the word! ”

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