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New Progressive Rock Single – ‘Serenity’ by Picasso’s Dream featuring the Cleveland legend Rick Ray.

Progressive Rock Single - Serenity

PRESS RELEASE – COLUMBUS OHIO – Picasso’s Dream Central Ohio’s premier progressive rock band, releases new single “Serenity,” featuring Cleveland legend Rick Ray. “Serenity” was originally written and recorded by Cleveland-based progressive rock band Gravity on their 2010 album Midnight Sonata. Picasso’s Dream is excited to pay tribute to this inspiring band from the rock and roll capital of the world.

Progressive Rock at its Finest!

The song features guest guitarist Rick Ray from the Rick Ray Orbital Transmitter. Rick Ray has been a Cleveland staple for over 50 years. He’s has played to numerous Cleveland crowds and opening for popular groups such as Blue Oyster Cult, Fates Warning, and Kansas.

“It’s an absolute thrill to have Rick star with us on this effort! I could think of no better talent for a Cleveland cover than one of the great legends of Cleveland shredding on this track,” says Anthony Anselmo, Producer and Keyboardist of Picasso’s Dream.

Along for the ride are regulars Vincent Simon on Drums, Max Bigalow on Bass, and Tony Kertis on Saxophone. “Serenity” was recorded at Blue Moon Studios in Columbus, Ohio, with Grammy Award-winning producer Paris Hollins mixing and mastering.

“Gravity was one of my major influences as I began my musical career. I would drive up to Cleveland several times a year to see these talented individuals play. They were a major inspiration for me to start my own band. Now it’s great to come full circle and pay tribute to them,” continued Anselmo.

With all the chaos going on in the world right now, Picasso’s Dream hopes the song will bring some peace and “serenity” to fans everywhere. The band is offering the track for FREE to download off their BandCamp page.

“In these current times we’re living in, I hope this song works to bring people together and help those going through turbulent times. It truly is an honor to cover this great masterpiece,” says Anselmo.

More information about Picasso’s Dream can be found at www.PicassosDream.com.

 

New Progressive Rock Single from The Anselmo Project – A Child’s Dream

Progressive Rock - The Anselmo Project - A Child's Dream

PRESS RELEASE – COLUMBUS OHIO – The Anselmo Project re-releases Progressive Rock single A Child’s Dream from the upcoming David the Elder album.

The Anselmo Project the solo project of Picasso’s Dream keyboardist Anthony  S. Anselmo has re-released A Child’s Dream, a remixed and remastered version of the song.

The single is from the upcoming Progressive Rock Concept album David the Elder. The song is an instrumental rock epic with multiple tapestries of sound. Combining both Synthwave and Progressive elements the song is a feast for musically inclined ears.

The Progressive Rock Story

After a lifetime of adventures in a world of his own creation, the Boy settles into a season of rest. However, it would not be for soon he would face his greatest challenge. An outsider appears in his otherworld. A Man of mystery, who is familiar to the Boy, had he the opportunity to know the man.

The song features brilliant guitar work from XterraBill who has worked with Anselmo throughout the album. Also, Prog-veteran Alex Lazcano adds the heavy bass and Logan Wrainright is once again featured on drums.

“In preparation for the full album Tony Thompson has remixed the song to provide better clarity for each of the instruments. He really made the drums really ‘pop’ now and the clarity of the overall instruments can be heard.” says Anselmo.

The upcoming Progressive Rock concept album is based upon a story from Anselmo’s long-time partner Daniel Noland and features numerous talented individuals from all over the world.

A Child’s Dream is available via The Anselmo Project bandcamp page and soon to be available on all streaming platforms. More information can be found at www.AnthonyAnselmo.com.

Modern Rock Band Fifth Bridge is Born!

Fifth Bridge - Modern Rock Columbus Ohio

PRESS RELEASE – COLUMBUS OHIO – Two of the greatest Modern Rock bands in Columbus Ohio join together to form Fifth Bridge

Fifth Bridge –  The combination of members from both Picasso’s Dream and Blue August have joined together to create new music for the next decade and years to come.

Modern Rock at its finest.

Merged through the efforts of Keyboardist Anthony S. Anselmo who worked in both bands, Fifth Bridge is a combination of members from two amazing powerhouses from Columbus Ohio. Stephen Jones (Bass) and Jay Ott (Guitar) from Blue August and Vincent Simon from Picasso’s Dream.

The band is currently working on new music as well as a collection of classic favorites for upcoming performance later this year, once the Covid 19 Pandemic dies down.

“I am really excited to be working with this collection of amazing and talented individuals,” says Anselmo. “It really it the best merge of both worlds to really take things forward.”

Joining them on vocals is the incredible David Peace from Cleveland Ohio (also Anthony’s hometown.) David has been seen in various bands in the Columbus area (100 Proof and Stadium 11)

“David is an incredible find and we are really excited to have him included with this effort.” says Stephen Jones.

More information is available via the band’s Facebook page.

New Progressive Rock single from The Anselmo Project – “The Visitor”

The Anselmo Project releases new Progressive Rock single 'The Visitor' from the upcoming David the Elder album.

PRESS RELEASE – COLUMBUS OHIO – The Anselmo Project releases Progressive Rock single The Visitor from the upcoming David the Elder album.

The Anselmo Project the solo project of Picasso’s Dream keyboardist Anthony  S. Anselmo has released a new single featuring the talented Louis A. Marchena and Cam Stark (No Rest.)

The new single The Visitor is from the upcoming Progressive Rock Concept album David the Elder. The song features the discussion between the protagonist and antagonist as they discuss the events around them. 

The Progressive Rock Story

“Louis plays David the Elder, who is an average working man mysteriously thrown into a world of strange weird creatures. He finds himself in a world where he has the ability to create anything his heart desires. And he encounters a young boy who has been living in this world and has these same powers as he does,” says Anselmo. “Cam plays the part of the boy who can not understand the adult nature of the man.”

The song features brilliant and elegant acoustic guitar work from Francesco Mega who has worked with Anselmo on previous efforts. The song takes an acoustic approach to the story shaping as if it were a theatrical presentation.

“So I really wanted to make you feel as you were watching a grand opera on stage for this, ” says Anselmo.

 The Progressive Rock concept album is based upon a story from Anselmo’s long-time partner Daniel Noland and features numerous talented individuals from all over the world.

“Daniel had this amazing story he had written and is planning to turn into a series of books. Meanwhile I quickly realized this could become an amazing concept album similar to the likes of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, or Metropolis Part II.” says Anselmo.

Artwork for the album is created by the talented Jason Bascom, known for his comics and album artwork from Something Involving A Monkey.

The Visitor is available via The Anselmo Project bandcamp page and soon to be available on all streaming platforms. More information can be found at www.AnthonyAnselmo.com.

New Progressive Rock Single from The Anselmo Project – ‘The Battle of the Minds’

Battle of the Minds Single

PRESS RELEASE – COLUMBUS OHIO  – New Progressive Rock Single from The Anselmo Project – The Battle of the Minds.

The Anselmo Project the side project of Picasso’s Dream keyboardist Anthony  S. Anselmo has released a new single. This new single features a cavalcade of famous individuals, with singers all from the Central Ohio area.

Talent from Columbus Ohio and then some…

The Battle of the Minds features talent stemming from numerous bands that Anselmo has worked with over the past seven years. Stephen Jones (Blue August), Max Bigelow (Picasso’s Dream), Brian Randolph (Picasso’s Dream) and Ethan Kitchen (Still First in Space.)

The talented Pat Waldorf provides amazing guitar work,  prog-veteran Alex Lazcano on bass and the incredible Logan Wrainright on drums.

The song is part of an story that is revealed on the soon to be released David the Elder album. In the Battle of the Minds, four characters play the part of the world elementals as they debate the upcoming crisis.

The Progressive Rock concept album is based upon a story from Anthony’s long-time partner Daniel Noland. The album paints a story of a man, trapped in a world and the strange events that occur around him.

“Daniel had this amazing story he had written that he is planning to turn into a series of books one-day. In the meantime, I quickly realized this could become an amazing concept album similar to the likes of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, or Metropolis Part II.” says Anselmo.

The Battle of the Minds is available via The Anselmo Project bandcamp page and soon to be available on all streaming platforms. More information can be found at www.AnthonyAnselmo.com

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Blue August Launches New EP

Blue August II - Local Rock Band Columbus Ohio

Local Rock Band – COLUMBUS OHIO – Pioneers Blue August Launch New EP – Blue August II

Blue August – the award winning local independent rock band is releasing their debut EP to all digital store locations on Friday Sept 30th.

Originating from Columbus Ohio, Blue August is hard hitting rock songs with amazing musicianship. The two Stephen’s, Stephen Davy and Stephen Jones trade off on vocals as they perform songs with soul and passion; rarely seen on the local scene. Jay Ott provides amazing guitar skills to help paint the artwork while Anthony S. Anselmo‘s synths provides the grounding for the tapestries. Blue August has become one of Premier Local Rock Bands in Columbus Ohio.

With such richness, combined with imaginative and thoughtful lyrics, Blue August combines a bit of the old with the new. With elements of Classic and Modern rock, Blue August‘s sound transverses through the ages of Rock history.

Continuing the emotional storytelling through music.

The new EP provides a great example of the more reflective Blue August sound. Produced by Jim Cummings of Soundstage Productions in Climax Michigan, “the new EP literally jumps out of the headphones!” says Drummer Stephen Davy.

“We feel this new EP really reflects what we are capable of doing and are extremely proud of the sound quality.” continues Davy. “Jim did an amazing job of capturing our unique sound.”

Two singles Promise and Heart like Stone have been released to the public and already received critical acclaim. Likewise a documentary of the making of the EP will be released later this year.

“We’re working on a throughly funny and entertaining documentary of the progress of coming together as a band and making the album,” says Keyboardist Anthony S. Anselmo. “I think it is a great insight to the hard work and effort that goes into a band and the dedication one has.”

The album can be found at the BandCamp site for digital download. The album will be available for purchase and download on Oct 30th from Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify.

More information about the band and upcoming performances can be reached at www.blueaugustband.com.