Welcome to the world of Transcend; a progressive-metal band from Montreal. Formed out of the suburbs of Montreal with a raging passion to abolish formulaic and simplified popular music of all genres, Transcend persevered for over five years before finally completing their first album, The Mind. These musical goals could not have been achieved without an extremely proficient line-up of musicians: Costa Damoulianos on Guitar and Vocals, Alexi Lagogianis on Keyboards, Nico Damoulianos on Bass
and Jake Shamash on Drums. How four such talented individuals end up in the same town in the same band remains a fated mystery, though it should be clear; these guys will rip up the stage live without hesitation, and with as much precision as in the studio.
Although they do indeed fall into the category of Metal, one will quickly learn that Transcend brings a whole new musical world to the table in the epic masterpiece: The Mind. Ranging from the heaviest riffs and odd-time extended instrumental sections to soft male-female vocal duets and Greek Bouzouki parts, we are taken on an inspiring journey by these young virtuosos. Although Transcend echoes with originality, their influences remain clear and often intentionally obvious to any fans of Progressive Metal. Their music screams; Dream Theater, Symphony X, Pain of Salvation, Devin Townsend and Opeth – but also takes us to dreamier worlds like those of Pink Floyd, King Crimson and at times even Elton John and The Tea Party.
Get ready to be taken on one of the most exciting musical adventures of the year. The Mind starts in the simple and immature reality of a child, moving through lessons of life and love, and finally an epic 40 minute track to complete the journey as a free and open mind. Welcome to the world of Transcend!