13 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skyharbor have called their first album in four years a labor of love, a fortuitous result after weathering the loss of two core members. On the evocatively titled Sunshine Dust, the quintet maintains their hard-rock roots, thanks to their thundering grooves, duelling guitars and agile percussion from new drummer Aditya Ashok. Meanwhile, new vocalist Eric Emery is at his emotive best when he sings about politics (“Dim”), instills courage (“Blind Side”) or confronts mortality (“Sunshine Dust”). Whether singing a delicate lyric or raging through a sonic mayhem, Skyharbor remains a destination for prog-metal fans.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skyharbor have called their first album in four years a labor of love, a fortuitous result after weathering the loss of two core members. On the evocatively titled Sunshine Dust, the quintet maintains their hard-rock roots, thanks to their thundering grooves, duelling guitars and agile percussion from new drummer Aditya Ashok. Meanwhile, new vocalist Eric Emery is at his emotive best when he sings about politics (“Dim”), instills courage (“Blind Side”) or confronts mortality (“Sunshine Dust”). Whether singing a delicate lyric or raging through a sonic mayhem, Skyharbor remains a destination for prog-metal fans.

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About Skyharbor

A hard-hitting, cosmopolitan progressive metal unit with roots in both the United States and India, Skyharbor began as a bedroom studio project for guitarist Keshav Dhar before blossoming into one of the international metal community's hottest new prospects. Formed in 2010 as a result of Dhar and TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins' desire to collaborate, the band made its live debut in 2011 at the Indian multi-city music festival NH7 Weekender. Skyharbor inked a deal with Basick Records the following year and released their debut, two-disc studio album Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos. The double album featured vocalists Tompkins and Sunneith Revankar (Bhayanak Maut) each getting their own side, as well as a guest appearance by ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. The band toured heavily in 2012 and 2013 before heading back to the studio to record their sophomore outing, Guiding Lights, which was released in 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
New Delhi, India
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2010

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