product: Great Leap Skywards - Map Of Broken Dreams
release date: 31.08.2018
Out of the ashes of KNIGHTMARE, GREAT LEAP SKYWARD is an Australian supergroup featuring members of KNIGHTMARE, 4 ARM and SEPTERRUS. After the release of KNIGHTMARE's debut album “In Death’s Shadow“ in 2014 and the departure of their vocalist in 2015, the band decided to make a new start with a new name and brand. The band was looking for a new singer for a while, not knowing that the whole time their new vocalist was already in their ranks. Taking two years during the production of the album to train his voice, guitarist Luke Besley stepped up and delivered a more than album worthy performance.
Great Leap Skyward takes on an epic and progressive approach to their sound with “Map Of Broken Dreams“, in what has resulted in a sonic metal assault on the senses that could only be classified as “Cinematic Progressive Metal”. After years of writing, recording and touring, Great Leap Skyward look to leave their traditional roots behind and true to their name, forge a new sound devoid of any restrictions and limitations. Written and produced by new frontman Luke Besley and mastered by the legendary Ermin Hamidovic (PERIPHERY, PLINI, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND), “Map Of Broken Dreams” is a refreshing, yet aggressive take on progressive metal that is sure to turn a few heads. GREAT LEAP SKYWARD is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Luke Besley, bassist Matt McConaghy, drummer David Allen and guitarist Jim Munro (who is best known as the guitarist of Australia’s past premier thrash outfit 4ARM, who toured with Slayer and Gojira in 2013 across North America). Forget everything you've heard before. This album will show you a never heard side of progressive metal and opens up new dimensions!