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Tiktaalika

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-06-2022
Genres:
Barcode:
194399966211
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
19439996621
Tiktaalika
Tiktaalika

Description

Charlie Griffiths, guitarist for British Progressive Metal band Haken, proudly presents his debut solo album 'Tiktaalika'. With musical roots still firmly in the progressive realm, Charlie draws from his love of old-school 80s thrash, 90s tech-metal and alternative rock. Running the gamut from melodic to avant-garde to straight-up heavy, you might say Tiktaalika bridges the gap between King Crimson and King Diamond! This concept album was 375 million years in the making, with the 9 tracks drawing inspiration from themes of geological time, fossilisation, transformation and humanity's connections with each other and the planet we inhabit. The Griffiths-penned lyrics are given voice by some of the best vocalists in the business: Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried And Me), Dan?el De Jongh (Textures), Vladimir Lali (Organised Chaos) and Neil Purdy (Luna's Call). The album also features a host of guest musicians: Drummer Darby Todd (Martin Barre, Frost, Devin Townsend), Keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Saxophonist Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett). The album was mixed by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic. The artwork was created by Dan Goldsworthy. Available as Limited CD, Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD & as Digital Album.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Prehistoric Prelude
  3. Dead in the Water
  4. Luminous Beings
  5. Crawl Walk Run
  6. Tiktaalika
  7. Prehistoric Prelude
  8. Arctic Cemetery
  9. Luminous Beings
  10. In Alluvium
  11. Dead in the Water
  12. Digging Deeper
  13. Tiktaalika
  14. Crawl Walk Run
  15. Under Polaris
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