photo by Roy Somech
See ICE AGE’s “Riverflow” video HERE.
New York City progressive rock/metal quartet ICE AGEpresents a new video for the epic track “Riverflow,” the opus found on the band’s dynamic third album Waves Of Loss And Power, out now on Sensory Records.
ICE AGE’s first in twenty-two years, Waves Of Loss And Power showcases vocalist/keyboardist Josh Pincus, guitarist Jimmy Pappas, drummer Hal Aponte, and bassist Doug Odell wearing their varied influences confidently on their collective sleeve. The band conjures the spirits of Kansas and Genesis (“Riverflow”), fleeting shades of Queensrÿche, Rush, and Fates Warning (“The Needle’s Eye,” “Together Now”), and flexes their “hit song” muscle with the infectious hooks of “All My Years” and “Float Away.” In true prog tradition, ICE AGEcontinues the epic sagas begun on the first two albums with abiding narrative nods to the musical motifs and thematic tapestries of “Perpetual Child” (from The Great Divide) and “To Say Goodbye” (last visited on Liberation). In all respects, Waves Of Loss And Power is a seminal masterwork of catchy, thoughtful, and bonafide progressive songwriting.
Engineering for Waves Of Loss And Power was principally handled by Jimmy Pappas with mixing and mastering exquisitely dialed-in by auditory guru Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Dream Theater). The cover art concept and booklet design were brought to life by Bjorn GooBes of Killustrations, with a fresh new band logo by Thomas Ewerhard.
The video for the nearly eleven-minute “Riverflow” was conceived and edited by Wayne Joyner. With “Riverflow,” the band channels the spirits of their 1970s prog rock heroes while still maintaining a muscular, metallic edge. The song speaks of finding our way home, both individually and collectively, as we navigate the winding rapids of life, which often take us in unexpected and unfamiliar directions.
Watch ICE AGE’s epic “Riverflow” video now at THIS LOCATION.
Waves Of Loss And Power can be purchased at the Sensory Records web-shop HERE and the digital at Bandcamp – the standard version HERE and the 24-bit hi-res version HERE – as well as through all other digital outlets. Also watch the previously issued “The Needle’s Eye” video HERE.
ICE AGE is confirmed to perform at the 2023 edition of ProgPower USA. The massive festival runs from September 6th through 9th and will see the band sharing the stage with the likes of Kamelot, Caligula’s Horse, Myrath, Delain, Green Carnation, Doro, Cynic, Swallow The Sun, and many more. Watch for additional regional dates to post shortly.
ICE AGE Live:
9/06/2023 ProgPower USA @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA [info]
“…one of the best albums of the genre in recent years.” – Profil Prog
“These eight songs continue the fine depth of stellar musicianship, synchronizing interplay, tempo shifting, as well as executing killer hooks and melodies to cohesively express musical ideas in such a way that the appeal isn’t just for the trained set, but also the ardent progressive mavens… this feels like ICE AGE could be the comeback act of the year through this amazing album. 9.5/10” – Dead Rhetoric
“…a welcome return for ICE AGE. The band have managed to defy the years, sounding as good – if not better – than before.” – The Progressive Aspect
“…for those of us who have had our appetite for this genre embedded deep within us, and who get to satisfy it so rarely today, this album is a true blessing. It is a love letter to a sub-genre that is falsely maligned, and which has much of everything that’s great about progressive metal as its very bones. God bless you ICE AGE for this album! Thank you for keeping the flame of heavy, dark, progressive metal alive.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Despite the lengthy sabbatical, it seems like the band picked right up where they previously left off… This is great news for long-time ICE AGE followers as there is certainly no question as to whether or not the band’s still got it. Undeniably, the songs are strong and the performances remarkable. If anything, the band is more of a powerhouse than they were at the turn of the century.” – Sonic Perspectives
“Like these forefathers, ICE AGE is full of talent, both in songwriting and performance. In fact, I would go so far as to say that they have brought a bridge between the past and the present with this album. I don’t know how many albums the band has put out, but you can hear their mature seasoning here. Any fans of Progressive music will surely find a lot to love.” – Metal Temple