Please join us in welcoming bassist Tom Hyatt into the Advent fold! An amazing musician and all-around great person, who many will probably know from his outstanding work with echolyn and Valdez, it’s a great pleasure having Tom on board. We couldn’t be happier and are looking most forward to what the future will bring with our newly energized full-band lineup!

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Around the beginning of this year, while in the midst of working on Advent’s upcoming new single (which we hope will be finished early this coming year), Alan Benjamin was invited to contribute guitar work for a nearly 12-minute track on the second album by the Italian group/project Ellesmere. The tune is called “Marine Extravaganza” and, a week ago today, Ellesmere II – From Sea and Beyond, was officially released (on the AMS label in Italy). In addition to the very talented core members of the project, other notable guest performers on the release include Brett Kull, Davy O’List, David Jackson, Trey Gunn, and Robert Berry.

For additional information, please see the official Ellesmere website. Additionally, the CD can be purchased through AMS’s official distributor here (with vinyl coming soon as well). For those who prefer digital—or just want to check out the album via streaming—please click on this Bandcamp link.

Congratulations to the Ellesmere folks and we wish them much success with this great new album!

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Advent interview on UNITED in PROG

29 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015 at 1pm EDT: Advent will be “UNITED in PROG” with host Tony Romero. We hope you’ll join us for this very special radio feature. All six Advent members are scheduled to be on board, so we hope you’ll listen and meet us all! Missed it? Listen to the complete interview. Listen to House of […]

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“Silent Sentinel” officially released!

11 August 2015

Advent is proud to announce that the official release of Silent Sentinel is finally here! You can now stream the entire 77.5-minute album on our STREAM/PURCHASE page (please click on the first track of the top Bandcamp album to start from the beginning) and, if desired, purchase the album in CD and/or download form there via Bandcamp or CD […]

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Brad Birzer publishes first official review of “Silent Sentinel”

4 August 2015

A most sincere thank-you to Brad Birzer for publishing the first official review of Silent Sentinel. We couldn’t have asked for kinder or more encouraging commentary!

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Thanks for the amazing pre-sale response (official album release on August 11th)

1 August 2015

Advent would like to extend a most sincere and enthusiastic thank-you to everyone who purchased our limited-time pre-sale Silent Sentinel CD bundle! Between the strong showing of support and all the wonderfully kind feedback already received, you have really touched our hearts. The general release of Silent Sentinel will take place on Tuesday, August 11th. Between now and then, we will be […]

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New album pre-sale launch on July 15th/official release a month from now!

11 July 2015

Advent is very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our new album, Silent Sentinel. The official street date is scheduled for August 11th, however the band will be offering a special pre-sale bundle for purchase beginning on July 15th. This limited-time offer will include: A copy of the 77.5-minute Silent Sentinel CD 24-bit/96-kHz audiophile […]

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New album fully mixed/pre-sale offer soon

2 July 2015

Advent’s new album is now fully mixed and has been sent off to Bob Katz for mastering. It will be called Silent Sentinel and, at this point, we’re probably looking at a street date in early August. Please stay tuned for a special pre-sale offer that should be announced shortly as well. In the interim, we hope you’ll enjoy […]

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New album update

18 May 2015

After some unexpected delays, the band is very happy to report that 11 of the new album’s 14 tracks are now fully mixed. It’s also a great pleasure to announce that the new album will, once again, feature cover art by the very talented Michael Phipps. Additionally, the group has already reengaged Bob Katz to provide his […]

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Album review archive (from old Advent website)

8 September 2014

Cantus Firmus reviews: Guitar Player (Barry Cleveland) as seen in the March 2007 (magazine) issue Fire of Unknown Origin (Raffaella Berry) Prog Archives (Torodd Fuglesteg) Progressive Ears (Floyd Bledsoe) (Tom Karr) Progwereld (Dick van der Heijde) [Dutch] (Douwe Fledderus) Sea of Tranquility (Pete Pardo) USA Progressive Music (Mark Elliot)   Excerpts from additional […]

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