MAN ON FIRE Release 4th CD, CHRYSALIS, on 10T Records
Charleston, SC – August 1, 2011 (10T Records) - 10T Records is excited to announce the pending release of the newest full length CD by MAN ON FIRE, entitled Chrysalis, on September 20, 2011, with an official street date of October 18, 2011. Chrysalis marks the triumphant return of Man on Fire after a 6-year period following the release of their critically acclaimed concept CD, Habitat, which still stands as 10T’s biggest selling release to date.
Chrysalis songwriter & producer Jeff Hodges and lyricist Steve Carroll stayed quite busy during the hiatus, putting their collective efforts into the successful launch of 10T Records in late 2005. 10T has since grown into one of the leading progressive rock labels in the US. Additionally, Jeff launched Charleston Sound (www.charlestonsound.com) in 2009, which has quickly become one of the most in-demand commercial recording studios in the Southeast US. Hodges himself has also seen his skills as a producer expand, working with many independent and progressive acts such as From.UZ and Farpoint, to more established artists such as Band Of Horses, Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter, The Indigo Girls, and a host of others.
Chrysalis sees Man on Fire significantly stretching their sound, which has always been described as refreshingly free of obvious influences. For Chrysalis the band has expanded to a six-piece group. In addition to founding member Eric Sands, once again providing his signature and distinctive elastic fretless bass and dynamic guitar work, and vocalist keyboardist Jeff Hodges on grand piano, vintage organs, synths and samples, the new Man on Fire lineup features the soulful voice of Elise Testone on co-lead and backing vocals, percussion phenom Quentin Ravenel on drums, internationally renown trumpeter Cameron Harder Handel, and classically trained virtuoso violinist Jenny Hough. Together they create a sound that is more natural, yet ornate, organic and darkly cinematic than previous Man on Fire releases.
"Making this record with the caliber of musicians in the band has been a blast," says Jeff. "We worked hard through the entire creation, recording, and mixing stages to present all the instruments and tones in the most musical and pristine aural quality for the listener. In the end I think the emotion and feeling of the songs are able to shine through more powerfully because the listener can immerse him or herself more into the composition."
Chrysalis by Man on Fire is available for immediate pre-order through the 10T Records website. All orders received between now and the direct release sale date of September 20th will ship by the end of the week prior to the release.
Additionally, all tracks from Chrysalis are now available to preview in their entirety on the Man on Fire artist page at 10T Records:
After October 18th, Chrysalis will be available at your favorite online, digital download, or retail outlet.