Leaving Eden: The Agony of Affliction
Boston-based hard-rock band Leaving Eden launch heir new album, The Agony of Affliction (DARKSTAR RECORDS\SONY), released on August 9, 2019, represents the 7th studio release by this multi award-winning, female-fronted powerhouse of a band, featuring the incredible vocal spectrum and range of lead vocalist “Eve.” The members of Leaving Eden are available for interviews. Please let me know if you are interested in booking an interview and I will get back to you about date and time availability. If you are interested in doing a review, please send us a link to it and we will share it on our social media pages.
The Agony of Affliction contains a minefield of compositional ingenuity infused with the spirit of hard rock. Showcasing ten bold pieces of precision songcraft, Leaving Eden weaves a dynamic tapestry of organized chaos and unbridled harmony throughout the album. The mixed pacing of “Pacing Dogs” sets a lingering, dramatic tone for everything that follows as the band escorts waves of heavy melody through tuneful bursts of vibrantly crunchy guitar.
From “Deep” ballads with tender harmonies to post-punk “Pothead” party songs; From the anthemically thick axe on the title track to their whimsical take on Aha’s “Take On Me,” Leaving Eden is a sound decision indeed. Marrying the intensity of technique with unmoored experimentation, The Agony of Affliction flirts with ferocity and delivers the masterstroke of catchy hooks, sharp starts, and ambitious riffs plucked directly from the Tree of Knowledge.
Spotlighting the formidable vocal phenomenon that is “Eve,” Leaving Eden’s female-fronted formula isn’t lacking in the testosterone zone. Brewed in Boston, Mass, Leaving Eden also features Jake Gynan on drums and Eric Gynan on guitar and vocals, as well as Alyssa Bailey White on keys and backing vocals and David Amato on bass.
For well over a decade, Leaving Eden has been taking rock to the extreme on stages and in studios, both nationally and internationally. Breaking musical boundaries and bridging genres, Leaving Eden has always traversed the extremities of the rock spectrum with a steady barrage of fierce vocals, meaty lyrical hooks, and distinctive harmonies.
The band has rocked stages coast-to-coast and across the pond, Leaving Eden’s list of accomplishments is extensive. They have won numerous regional music awards in various categories, and have been featured in several musical publications as well as on television. Leaving Eden’s music has been heard on channels such as Destination America, The Discovery Channel, and the Fox 25 Morning Show in Boston, and has been featured on Coast to Coast Worldwide Radio as well as on Radio Worldwide, where they reached the Top 10 on CMJ Charts.
Leaving Eden has toured the U.S., the U.K. and Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest bands in the world including Z.Z. Top, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Queensryche, Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath on their Heaven & Hell Tour and many others.
Co-founder Eric Gynan’s skill-set as an accomplished writer and exceptional guitarist is the formidable rock upon which Leaving Eden is built. Having worked with the likes of Johnny K. (Disturbed, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down) and Brad Blackwood (Korn, Evanescence, Three Days Grace) has only helped further Gynan’s own uncompromising production chops. Along with Alyssa White on keys, as well as bassist David Amato and drummer Jake Gynan’s backbeat rhythm from the subterrane (to paraphrase Steven Tyler, with whom they once shared a stage and an engineer (Bob St.John (Duran Duran, Extreme, Collective Soul, and Steven Tyler) in communion with “Eve’s” piercing of the upper registers with her signature soprano, Leaving Eden is an effervescent blend of musical brains and brawn, through and throughout. Singing never sounded so good!
Having shared stages the world-over with hundreds of the biggest names in the music industry, such as: Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Halestorm, Alice in Chains, Queensryche, and many more, it should surprise no one that Leaving Eden recently inked a world-wide deal with Dark Star Records, in association with Sony Music. Their catalog is also being featured in several upcoming and recent films. In fact, Eric Gynan explained, “We are excited about this new album, not only because of the production value, but the entire album will also be featured in a new fake reality comedy movie, titled “The Nitwit,” which will be released in 2020.
The CD, The Agony of Affliction, along with their entire catalog, is now available at Amazon and on Google Play, Spotify, and ITunes for digital download. Much like sinking your teeth into a Red Delicious – one bite and you’ll be hooked!
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