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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #175 on: November 23, 2017, 10:00:42 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

Congratulations on an awesome album! Keep up the good work!  :metal

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« Reply #176 on: November 23, 2017, 10:06:32 AM »
Great album... thanks.

Hope you come to Sweden on tour next year

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #177 on: November 23, 2017, 12:18:10 PM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

Congratulations on an awesome album! Keep up the good work!  :metal

Well, given that Marco Sfogli is also in JLB's solo band, maybe there will be a tour with both bands on the same bill.

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #178 on: November 23, 2017, 12:21:08 PM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

Congratulations on an awesome album! Keep up the good work!  :metal

Well, given that Marco Sfogli is also in JLB's solo band, maybe there will be a tour with both bands on the same bill.

B.Lee

That would be amazing!
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #179 on: November 23, 2017, 12:56:07 PM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

Congratulations on an awesome album! Keep up the good work!  :metal

Well, given that Marco Sfogli is also in JLB's solo band, maybe there will be a tour with both bands on the same bill.

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #180 on: November 23, 2017, 12:59:14 PM »
I honestly doubt Marco would want to pull double duty like that, it's a good amount of work. Maybe though, I'd definitely go.
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #181 on: November 23, 2017, 03:31:51 PM »
That would be an incredible tour.... would definiteley go se that

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #182 on: November 23, 2017, 07:50:43 PM »
How do we know of we're talking with the real Alex Argento here? :lol

Anyway, months ago, Donati had a very good interview. Thought you might want to read it:

http://drummagazine.com/virgil-donati-goes-full-prog-with-icefish/

Can't believe they wrote this album long distance. But hey, this shows you that good songwriting skill is really the key. It doesn't matter if you record out of a jam, or in an extended session, or long distance. If you know to write good songs, you will write good songs.

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« Reply #183 on: November 26, 2017, 03:28:20 PM »
How do we know of we're talking with the real Alex Argento here? :lol

Anyway, months ago, Donati had a very good interview. Thought you might want to read it:

http://drummagazine.com/virgil-donati-goes-full-prog-with-icefish/

Can't believe they wrote this album long distance. But hey, this shows you that good songwriting skill is really the key. It doesn't matter if you record out of a jam, or in an extended session, or long distance. If you know to write good songs, you will write good songs.

Is it enough to prove that? LOL

https://imgur.com/8BmxdQB
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 03:43:51 PM by AlexArgento »

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #184 on: November 26, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »
That's ok, Alex. Identity confirmed.  :rollin

Reading again through that interview, it's interesting that Donati considered Irwin of Southern Sons for vocals. Now I can't get out of my head that Icefish is a prog version of Southern Sons. :lol

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2017, 07:44:04 AM »
I came back to this album after a week or so, I'm liking it more than I was liking it before. As I said in earlier posts, I have drifted away from prog metal in the last few years with Haken being the exception but this album has made me remember what it is I liked about this genre so much. It's very well written, well executed, everything fits in to place, the prog doesn't seemed forced at all, it sounds so organic. I really want  to hear the follow up.


Is it enough to prove that? LOL

https://imgur.com/8BmxdQB

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #186 on: November 28, 2017, 07:49:00 AM »
I came back to this album after a week or so, I'm liking it more than I was liking it before. As I said in earlier posts, I have drifted away from prog metal in the last few years with Haken being the exception but this album has made me remember what it is I liked about this genre so much. It's very well written, well executed, everything fits in to place, the prog doesn't seemed forced at all, it sounds so organic. I really want  to hear the follow up.


Is it enough to prove that? LOL

https://imgur.com/8BmxdQB

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #187 on: November 28, 2017, 07:55:09 AM »

LMAO!  DT.net  Forum in the computer screen  :rollin


Well I mean, that's the proof.

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #188 on: November 28, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
Alex, do you have any link to a video of Andrea Casali's work before Icefish? I haven't found any in my Youtube sesrch.

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #189 on: November 28, 2017, 08:30:58 AM »
Alex, do you have any link to a video of Andrea Casali's work before Icefish? I haven't found any in my Youtube sesrch.

As a fun fact, Virgil, Alex and Andrea played on Marco Sfogli's 2nd solo album "reMarcoble". The album also features Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau and Matt Guillory. It's really good!
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #190 on: December 06, 2017, 02:52:50 AM »
Searching for Andrea Casali's background, I found this:

http://www.astrawebsite.com/home/bio/

Astra started as a Dream Theater cover band. Wow, that means Andrea must have serious bass playing chops.

Listening to their album, I find it funny that their keyboardist Emanuele Casali solos like Alex Argento. :p

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #191 on: December 20, 2017, 02:54:33 PM »
Playalongs versions of the album:

http://www.icefishband.com/discography/human-hardware/

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #192 on: December 20, 2017, 03:46:17 PM »
I forgot to mention that it will be a contest. From Facebook:
It's time to PLAY with ICEFISH! We just released five “play along” versions of our new album HUMAN HARDWARE.

Now available are

Play Along "Minus Guitars"

Play Along "Minus Bass"

Play Along "Minus Drums"

Play Along "Minus Keyboards"

Play Along "Minus Vocals"

Download one or all five and add your own performance to HUMAN HARDWARE. Each song consists of two separate tracks, the "minus" version (the song without one of the instruments) plus the metronome track. All files are hi-quality .wav files 44.1 kHz / 16 bit. Just load the stems in your preferred DAW software (Cubase, Logic, Protools...) and you're ready to go!

And... we would LOVE to hear your performance. Record a video of you playing along, post the video to YouTube and share it on our Facebook page. We will pick the best guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals play along and send each winner an ICEFISH t-shirt and the "Making Of Human Hardware" Blu-Ray!

 http://www.icefishband.com/discography/human-hardware/
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #193 on: December 20, 2017, 07:26:20 PM »
I'm not worthy to participate :lol
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #194 on: December 21, 2017, 10:53:30 AM »
Definitely interested in the drums one. 
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #195 on: December 21, 2017, 11:07:20 AM »
This didn't grab me from the first clips I heard.  But Paralyzed is changing my opinion.  I may have to get this.
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #196 on: December 21, 2017, 11:53:37 AM »
This didn't grab me from the first clips I heard.  But Paralyzed is changing my opinion.  I may have to get this.

It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #197 on: January 10, 2018, 06:50:56 PM »
Found these 2 videos today, they're from a few years ago, but here's Marco playing a couple of his tunes with Andrea and Alex, before IceFish was formed. It's cool to see they've been playing together for many years, and then decided to form their own band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_dcmWE59m8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPgNRpq8LxA
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."