GEP are delighted to announce the signing of Australian band Southern Empire. Formed by Sean Timms following the dissolution of his previous band Unitopia, Southern Empire claim influences from the likes of Dream Theater, IQ, Transatlantic, Karnivool and Steven Wilson, bringing a harder, more edgy sound to their music whilst displaying a knack for catchy songs and great melodic hooks.
Their first album ‘SOUTHERN EMPIRE’ is released through GEP on 22 February 2016 and features a bonus DVD of footage of the album material. The band plan to tour internationally to support the album. Take a look a the Southern Empire band page for more information and check out this YouTube video with footage from the DVD:
GEP are very happy to announce that the debut album from Purposeful Porpoise 'The Water Games' is now available from the GEP store
Founder and lead guitarist/vocalist/composer Alex Cora envisioned something different for this Los Angeles- based, progressive rock, concept band. With influences ranging from Genesis and Frank Zappa to Jeff Beck and Joni Mitchell, Purposeful Porpoise’s double CD debut was recorded live in-studio with some of the best musicians in the world jamming and creating music that has a live, organic feel that can only be created when artists play live together.
Assembling what can only be called an ‘all star’ line up of musicians, Purposeful Porpoise was conceived not only as a stand-alone record, but as part of a larger, three-album project telling the saga of ‘Jeux D’eau’, which translates literally, as ‘Water Games’. Featuring legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting/Frank Zappa); keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Yngwie Malmsteen); bassist Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea/Dave Weckl) and violinist Ginny Luke (Meatloaf/Dave Matthews) Purposeful Porpoise is a fully evolved, melodic masterpiece full of adventure, ambition and awe-inspiring musicianship.