(NB: their album The Garden has been reviewed HERE.)
(Press release): In a first for an Australian band, Unitopia have signed a three album deal with Inside Out Music, the largest progressive rock and metal music label in the world.
Their 2nd album, a double CD package titled The Garden with artwork by internationally renowned cover artist Ed Unitsky, will be released world-wide by the German based record company in October - November 2008.
Their signing is a result of Unitopia’s initial success with their debut CD More Than a Dream.
Asked what the signing means to the band, keyboard player and co-song writer Sean Timms said, “It means that Unitopia will now be part of the world stage, recognized as a high quality progressive rock act from Australia..... We’ll be able to tour and perform overseas with the support of a major international record label.”
Vocalist and co writer Mark Trueack stated, “We now have a greater sense of belonging and we can concentrate on excelling in the style of music that we create. We’re very proud to be the 1st Aussie act to be connected to Inside Out. Personally I had few expectations on anything we had done. It’s been all about the enjoyment of what we do, not the economic aspect. If you focus purely on the music, things will happen. I’m pleasantly surprised but as they say…the sky’s the limit.”
Unitopia will launch The Garden with a live showcase performance TBA.