Canada’s The Wring is gearing up to release a third album next month, which is an expansive progressive metal offering that gives plenty of attention to different styles, making it diverse enough for metalheads of all kinds. The band was brought together by solo artist Don Dewulf, who has enlisted an impressive group of professional musicians that includes Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats), Chandler Mogel, Reggie Hache, and Isamu McGregor to bring the project to life. Now, there is a third single “From Mars” available that will show another side of the album “Spectra”. Dewulf comments on the single:
“This is one of my favourite songs on the record. Somewhat autobiographical, I think. As a younger person, I really struggled in crowds, especially ones in which I did not belong; which was most. If you’ve ever felt like a complete alien in a room full of people, you will relate! I am very proud of the middle breakdown. Some cool chords and a very fun solo. Another great performance by Chandler and by Reggie who played some killer bass and also came up with the spooky little piano line in the verses.”
The music video for “From Mars”‘ featuring Marco Minnemann can be seen and heard via its premiere on TheProgSpace HERE.
Digital single – https://orcd.co/frommars
The last album “Project Cipher” (2021), was very well received globally, garnering great reviews and lots of positive feedback. “Spectra” carries on in the same tradition and headspace as its predecessor, but according to Dewulf, the songs are a bit fuller and more cohesive. He is hoping it brings new excitement to the listener.
He continues to explain that “Spectra” is maybe a bit like a 1970’s King Crimson album, but without any ethereal soliloquies and certainly with a more significant hard rock/metal influence. It is a cauldron of hard rock, jazz, metal, classical, 80’s rock, 70’s rock, and probably a few other things. It is recommended for fans of Dream Theatre, Opeth, and Porcupine Tree.
“Spectra” is due out on December 16, 2022, via WormHoleDeath Records.
The album teaser can be heard at https://youtu.be/FBbV-FngKG0
Album digital pre-save available at https://orcd.co/spectrapreorder
Music Video – “Stiletto” ft. Marco Minnemann – https://youtu.be/vX__TLpYZGo
1. Stiletto 4:40
2. Stones & Bones 4:58
3. The Prince 3.54
4. The Wolf 5:00
5. Tin Man 5:25
6. From Mars 4:43
7. Sins 4:43
8. Fallen 5:05
Album Length: 38:28
Album Recording Line Up:
Don Dewulf – Guitars
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Chandler Mogel – Vocals
Reggie Hache – Bass & Keyboards
Isamu McGregor – Keyboards