|Darrin Goodman: Lead Guitar, Sebastian Martin: Guitar, Shane Provstgaard: Vocals, Jeff Dreher: Drums, Steve Bishop: Keyboards, Ray Opheikens: Bass|
After the first year, some songs were written and the band played their first live shows, opening for the mighty Tyr and Alestorm on the Pagan Knights Tour in 2009. Later in that year the first demo was released with positive feedback. They followed that up with many more live performances including big opening gigs, this time for the classic bands Ratt, Cinderella, Accept, Sabaton and performed on the Norwegian Invasion 2014 US Tour.
In mid 2010 Sonic Prophecy began the production of their debut album, “A Divine Act Of War”, which was released independently in mid 2011, receiving great reviews and solidifying a sound undeniably their own. During this time period, the band did some regional touring throughout California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho which included headlining Power Metal festivals in both Denver and Las Vegas as well as having their music used in the television series “Rock n’ Lock”, a video game “Volgarr The Viking”, and the Danny Trejo movie “Vengeance”.
In early 2012 Sonic Prophecy began the writing process for their second full length album, “Apocalyptic Promenade”, which was released in early 2015. This album combines the melody and beauty of symphonic power metal while maintaining the crunch, drive and power of traditional metal. The album was mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions (Rush, Triumph, Nine Inch Nails, Live). Album highlights include power metal tracks Temple Of The Sun and Born Of Steel And Fire, traditional metal tracks Apocalyptic Promenade and The Warrior's Heart, the power ballad track Fire Messiah, and the epic 12 minute track Oracle Of The Damned/The Fist Of God.
In January 2015 the band announced that they were signed by Maple Metal Records and that Apocalyptic Promenade would be released in March of that year and that “A Divine Act Of War” is would also be re-released at the same time. The band will be touring in support of “Apocalyptic Promenade” and branch into new markets. The band will also begin the writing process for the next album.
Apocalyptic Promenade was produced by Matt Hepworth and Sonic Prophecy members Shane Provstgaard and Darrin Goodman, at Studio Nu, and mastered at Mastermind Productions by Trevor Sadler (Rush, Triumph, Nine Inch Nails, Live). The cover art was designed by renowned artist Aldo Requena ‘Valgorth’ of Hammerblaze Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Videos of “Temple Of The Sun”, “Legendary” and "The Warrior's Heart" from Apocalyptic Promenade, together will all their other videos, can be viewed from here.
This great album can be purchased from here, here, here or here.