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All Your Heroes Become Villains

All Your Heroes Become Villains
Release DateNovember 15, 2011
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All Your Heroes Become Villains

All Your Heroes Become Villains
| November 15, 2011

With each and every Transcendence album, one is never quite sure what to expect. During the nine years since their genre-defying breakout debut Rise and Shine, Ed Hale and the Transcendence have been musical shape-shifters, willing to assume whatever form and go in whatever direction their music demands. On their latest release, their fourth album, entitled All Your Heroes Become Villains, they harness the best of their previous efforts and multiply it by a gazillion. It was the result of a long, grueling recording process, appropriate for an album as equally accessible as it is complex and eclectic. Haunting melodies, rock-God guitar riffs, rhythmic adventurousness, bold sonic experimentation, inspired songwriting and Ed Hale’s impassioned vocals create a highly memorable experience for the listener that could easily be called a concept album. Each song seems integral to the work as a whole.

All Your Heroes Become Villains comes off like an instant classic – stylistically and lyrically unified and thematic and by far their most ambitious work to date. This masterpiece is dark and heavy, and yet every bit the catchy ear candy that fans of the band have come to expect. Hale sings of hope, victory, loss, suffering and blind idealism on a personal and global level in his signature tortured baritone while the band weaves together their trademark post-modern rock meets Brit pop creating an aural soundscape that is truly unforgettable. Features the hit singles “Blind Eye,” “Waiting for Godot,” and “Solaris.”

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Credits:

Transcendence is:
Ed Hale: lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion
Roger Houdaille: bass guitar, background vocals
Fernando Perdomo: guitars, electric sitar, mellotron, percussion, background vocals
Allan Gabay: piano and keyboards
Ricardo Mazzi: drums, percussion
Karen Feldner: background vocals
Additional Musicians
Kamran Aghaiepour: keyboards and remixing
Zach Ziskin: additional lead and rhythm guitar
Leor Manellis: additional drums
Matthew Sabatella: background harmony vocals
Dee Dee Wilde: lead vocals on All Your Heroes Become Villains — Main Theme
Emiliano Torres: trumpet Alex Zapata: trombone
Produced by: Ed Hale and Fred Freeman
Co-production and remixing by: Kamran Aghaiepour
Songs Arranged by: Transcendence
Lead Engineer: Joe Syring
Assistant Engineer: Rudi Meeuwen
Recorded at Criteria Hit Factory Studios, Miami, FL and
Dungeon Recording Studios, Miami, FL
Mixed by: Fred Freeman and Ed Hale
Mastered by: Zach Ziskin
All Your Heroes Become Villains album cover painting by: Gina Rowland
CD packaging artwork by: Gina Rowland and Susie Aminian
CD packaging layout by: Susie Aminian and Roger Houdaille
Photography by: Jill Kahn and Ron Roman
Photo editing and touch-up by: Flavia Molinari
A&R by: Dying Van Gogh Records

All selections published by Transcendent Music Publishing (ASCAP), Baby Joon Music (BMI), Think Like A Key (SESAC). ©2011 Dying Van Gogh Records, a division of Transcendent Media Group Inc.

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