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) ProgressiveWorld.net (Tom Karr) Progwereld (Dick van der Heijde) [Dutch] progVisions.net (Douwe Fledderus) Sea of Tranquility (Pete Pardo) USA Progressive Music (Mark Elliot)   Excerpts from additional […]

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Album update

22 August 2014

We’re very happy to report that recording for the third Advent album is now about 90% complete, along with a good part of the mixing as well. If all goes as planned from this point forward, we expect to have the CD released by (or near) the end of the year. Please stay tuned!

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Great CD review in Guitar Player magazine

5 November 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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Welcome to the official website of the progressive-rock band Advent

4 November 2011

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 […]

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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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