November 2011

Great CD review in Guitar Player magazine

by Joe on November 5, 2011

Barry Cleveland published a very positive review of Cantus Firmus in the March 2007 issue of Guitar Player magazine—on page 66, in the “Rants & Raves” section. (Thanks a lot, Barry!)

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Formed in 1989, Advent began as a collaboration between Alan Benjamin and Henry Ptak, with Henry’s brother Mark joining very shortly thereafter. Leveraging diverse-yet-harmonious backgrounds and a common desire to create music that would, first and foremost, satisfy the members’ own progressive and somewhat eclectic musical desires, the band released its critically acclaimed (self-titled) debut CD on Mellow Records in 1997 and also contributed several pieces to both Gentle Giant and Procol Harum tribute-album projects around the same time. The group released its long-awaited follow-up album, Cantus Firmus, in 2006— to numerous rave reviews—and has since been developing a growing reputation as one of today’s most impressive live progressive-rock acts. Work is also well underway on a third Advent album, with a targeted release in late 2014.

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Advent to hit the NJ Proghouse stage once again

3 November 2011

After spending the better part of the year locked in the studio (writing, arranging, and recording material for the band’s third CD), Advent is very pleased to be hitting the stage at the NJ Proghouse once again on Sunday, December 11th. The Tea Club, south Jersey’s hottest up-and-coming progressive-rock act, will be joining us for this […]

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