New breakout album from the pioneers of Epic Rock
The sound is unmistakable. The songs are powerful and poignant. The passion....undeniable. Put simply, “Break From This World” is an epic listening experience, journeying through the complex tapestry of the human condition.
Hailing from Southern California, Globus impeccably blends the impactful sounds of large orchestra, choir and six piece rock band with powerful melodies and edgy, modern sounds to create “Break From This World”, an album that draws us in, compels us to listen in a different way, to allow ourselves to be touched by the power and the emotion of music......to break away from conventional norms and find new meaning in ourselves and the world around us.
Globus was formed by award-winning composer Yoav Goren, best known for penning and producing the epic trailer music for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of all time: Lord of the Rings, Spiderman 2 & 3, Pirates of the Caribbean series and the Harry Potter series among many others. In 2006, Globus debuted its first full length LP “Epicon." The critically acclaimed album included the hit single “Orchard Of Mines” which spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, peaking at number 12. Globus’ world premiere live performance was held at Wembley Grand Hall and released as a concert fi lm on DVD in 2009’s “Globus: Live at Wembley."
“Break From This World” offers a full-throttle dose of Globus’ vision of epic rock. The first single, “Wyatt Earth”, opens with a mesmerizing orchestral arpeggio, featuring a soaring solo trumpet melody, that then crashes into a driving, dynamic rock track. The anthemic “Save Me” features lead vocalist Ryan Hanifl ’s inspired Freddy Mercury-esque performance layered over a majestic orchestral and choral arrangement. The lead track, “The Promise," opens with
a somber piano and solo cello (Tina Guo) supporting a stirring duet by vocalists Lisbeth Scott (Avatar, Passion of the Christ) and Anneke Van Giersbergen (Dutch band The Gathering) - and quickly builds to an intensely gripping story fueled by heavy guitars, brass and powerful percussion.
The globally diverse spirit of Globus’ music is exemplified by the track “Black Parade”. This song is the result of an international songwriting contest promoted by Globus to their fan base in 2010. Presaging the events of the Arab Spring of 2011, “Black Parade” merges the writing talents of a naturalized Israeli living in Los Angeles, a young amateur British programmer and an Iranian dissident who has protested against the authoritarian regime in Iran, all working separately using the same background tracks, their independent creations combined into a powerful composite work denouncing dictatorships. The song demonstrates a common passion for the power of music to cross traditionally unbreakable lines of religion and culture, and effect true unity in our shared human struggles.
“Globus embodies the spirit of truly global, truly epic rock”, says Globus’ lead songwriter and producer Goren. Globus is currently performing and recording in the LA area and preparing for touring. The band is Ryan Hanifl (lead vocals), Yoav Goren (keys), Ariel Mann (guitars), Kfir Melamed (bass), Hiro Goto (violin) and Mike Horick (drums).
Produced by Yoav Goren and Greg Townley
© 2011 Globus Music Inc. Under exclusive license to Imperativa Records.
Distributed by Sumthing Distribution
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Album: Break From This World
CD/12 tracks/ 70 minutes
Retail List $14.99
Label: Imperativa Records
Catalogue number: IMP-00208
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