10T Records is excited to announce the signing of The Rebel Wheel and the release of the band's second full-length CD, "Diagramma." Containing a total of seven tracks totaling over an hour of music, with the largest piece (the 20 minute epic "Diagramma" suite) in the middle, acting as the fulcrum, "Diagramma" is dark, cinematic and dense; a complex slice of modern progressive rock that never sacrifices melody while sustaining unrelenting waves of mounting tension and euphoric release. Angular twists and riffs morph into ambient soundscapes with soft, emotional vocals seamlessly binding the diverse elements together.
Owing as much to modern influences as progressive legends of the past, The Rebel Wheel's sound on Diagramma is unique and urgent, blending cutting-edge production techniques with diverse musicality and technical precision. "Diagramma" features tracks alternating between hard-edged vocal tunes, and instrumentals that range from the quiet pastoral 12-string of "Three Valley Gap," to the hard-edged fusion of "Tempra".
Originally formed in 1991 as a fusion-based midi ensemble, the floating lineup of The Rebel Wheel has gradually solidified to the current five piece featuring guitars, keyboards, sax, drums and bass, and the music has focused more on modern, genre-blending Progressive Rock. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the band consists of producer David Campbell on guitars, keyboards and vocals; Alain Bergeron (formerly of Nathan Mahl) on drums, percussion, and keyboards; Paul Joannis on guitars and keyboards; Gary Lauzon on bass, bass pedals, and keyboards; and Angie MacIvoron on saxes, vocals, and keyboards.
"The Rebel Wheel is very excited about our deal with 10T Records. We were searching around for a label that specializes in progressive rock but also one that was modern sounding and innovative. When we realized that some of our favorite bands were on the same label, we sought 10T out specifically," says bandleader David Campbell. "We feel being on the label is a perfect fit as 10T is artist-run and puts a premium on artistic creativity and band autonomy. It also has an incredible roster of artists who have fused progressive rock with modern technology and production techniques."
10T Records president, Steve Carroll, says, "We instantly fell for The Rebel Wheel's unique blend of old and new school progressive rock. The more we listened to it, the more we clicked with it. I'm really glad that we've been able to not only expose this great band to a wider audience, but also that we were able to expand the release with even more great music."
"Diagramma" is available for immediate pre-order through the 10T Records website. All orders received between now and the official release date will ship by the end of the week prior to the official release. Additionally, all tracks from "Diagramma" are available to listen to in their entirety through www.10trecords.com After August 14, "Diagramma" will be available at your favorite retail outlet for immediate purchase.