Posts Tagged ‘Alpha Flood’

Alpha Flood – Richard West (League of Lights) / I’m Alive
01 Jan. 2013

Alpha Flood – Richard West (League of Lights) / I’m Alive


I have been introducing you to the the members of Alpha Flood and today I am finishing up with the talented keyboardist Richard West. 

Any fans of Threshold are well aware the band produces some pretty aggressive guitar riffs and solos.  However, what is often over-looked is the contributions that keyboardist Richard West offers.  Threshold has never used keyboards in abundance, but when West does jump in front of the parade, it’s a welcome and refreshing change that enhances the song each and every time.

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Alpha Flood – Simon Andersson (Darkwater) / A Fools Utopia
01 Jan. 2013

Alpha Flood – Simon Andersson (Darkwater) / A Fools Utopia


Part 4 of the introductions to the members of Alpha Flood brings us to the gee-tars, and Simon Andersson.  At 22 years old (and just, as of a month ago), this kid has a pretty impressive resume under his belt already.  He took over the bass duties for Pain of Salvation after Gildenlow’s departure, and performed on the live album/DVD The Second Death of Pain of Salvation.  However, it’s his playing on Darkwater’s Where Stories End that we want to focus on today.

Simon Andersson

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Alpha Flood- Affector (Collin Leijenaar)/Harmagedon
01 Jan. 2013

Alpha Flood- Affector (Collin Leijenaar)/Harmagedon


Alpha Flood is one of my most anticipated releases of 2013 – just a few short months away.  Last year (which was only a couple of weeks ago), we started with introductions to Dec Burke (guitars/vocals) and Kris Gildenlow (bass).  Continuing on with this 5-part overview to all the members, let’s complete the rhythm section with Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar.

Collin Leijenaar

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Alpha Flood – Shadow Theory (Kris Gildenlow)/A Symphony of Shadows
12 Dec. 2012

Alpha Flood – Shadow Theory (Kris Gildenlow)/A Symphony of Shadows


Shadow Theory

Kris Gildenlow is no stranger to ladyobscure.com.  He’s been a regular around here.  Contributing to such projects as Samuel Arkan’s Epysode (along with wife Liselotte Hegt; review here) and Ian Parry’s Consortium Project V (review here).  And of course the prog world probably knows him best from Pain of Salvation.  However, his contributions go far and wide, mostly for obscure acts such as Arcana, Dial and Dark Suns.  Today, let’s talk about Shadow Theory.

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Alpha Flood
11 Nov. 2012

Alpha Flood


Hey folks!

I am here today to let you in on a development that made Lady a very happy camper! From the minds of great musicians, Alpha Flood emerges!
Now, “who are these great musicians?” you ask. Get ready for it… Alpha Flood features musicians from – Frost*, Pain of Salvation, Threshold, Darkwater and The Neal Morse Band… What?!!
Yes, indeed… I was literally jumping up and down from excitement first I saw the line up! We’re in for a treat! Aaaah, 2013 is looking pretty sweet already…

So, specifically, who is going to blow our minds?

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