Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Four Trips Ahead Will Release New Album, "...And The Fire Within" November 18th; Pre-order Now
HiFi Records Limited Edition Colored Vinyl pressing of FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s new album, “…And The Fire Within”. The record marks the culmination of a highly creative and fulfilling period for the band that Good Times Magazine recognized as among “The Best of ReverbNation: Long Island and New York City.” Combining their exciting, adventurous trademark sound and poignant lyrics with fully realized production, FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s new songs possess the urgency and maturity that mark the band as a force to be reckoned with in the modern rock music landscape.
FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s roots date back to 2003 when the seasoned New York City musicians first came together in search of a new creative outlet. Instantly, the quartet recognized their common musical interests -- creating heavy, progressive sounds with strong melodies and dynamics. The band soon brought their high-energy music to audiences on the East Coast and throughout the United States, including the CMJ Music Marathon (NYC) and Organic Entertainment’s showcase at the WE Festival in North Carolina, as well as overseas, being featured in notable UK rock publication, Fireworks UK, appearing on several of its issues and music samplers while garnering great reviews and international radio airplay in England, Germany, France and Belgium. With four EPs and a full length album in the band’s repertoire, their last EP, “Love and Rebellion” debuted at #6 “Most Added” on the CMJ Hard Rock/Metal charts in February 2015, received heavy rotation on American college, commercial and specialty Hard Rock/Metal radio formats including top-ten placements on various major stations such as WBAB, WHFR and WLVR.
With this album, the band has created their strongest, most cohesive work to date without compromising their artistic integrity. “...And The Fire Within” is produced by lead vocalist Peter Wilson, with tracks mixed by Johnny Nice (Amy Lee, Joel Hoekstra, Rihanna) and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning engineer Nick Cipriano (Dream Theater, Twisted Sister, Erasure, Donald Fagen) at Spin Recording Studios and mastered by legendary mastering engineer Roger Lian (Rush, Muse, Slayer, Pantera, Coheed and Cambria). FOUR TRIPS AHEAD’s, “...And The Fire Within” explores the struggle for identity, self-reliance and faith in the midst of chaos and conflict, standing apart from much of today's contrived rock releases. Musically, its bold, dynamic and memorable while lyrically exploring the aforementioned themes within various characters, trying to make sense of their given lot. Now step into their world.
"…And The Fire Within" is the hard-hitting, gritty new vinyl full-length release from NYC’s FOUR TRIPS AHEAD, the first record put out on our own label - HiFi Records. Pre-orders available now!
“Four Trips Ahead fetches classic prog-rock the likes of Rush and Porcupine Tree, mixing it with modern alt-rock sound and big catchy choruses…it allows the band a broader audience not usually friendly to the genre.”
— Bootleg Magazine
"Heavy and snarling distorted guitar collides with vigorous percussion and forceful vocals to result in a captivating beginning, with Four Trips Ahead showing themselves as a band gets to the point.”
---Mike Mineo, Obscure Sounds
“Great guitar work, great vocals and some hi-energy drumming and, what’s more, it’s got proper songs.”
“FTA plays a nice melodic (modern, but with some nostalgic feel nevertheless) heavy rock with catchy grooves…here’s the kind of stuff a broad range of music lovers might call out for.”