Next To None will be releasing their forthcoming second album Phases on July 7, 2017 via EMP Label Group in North America and InsideOutMusic in Europe. The band will be joining Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress for a run of upcoming dates.
Formed in 2012, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the foursome released their well-received debut A Light In The Dark in 2015 via InsideOut, before setting out to work on Phases. The album features 12 tracks of powerful modern Metal, self-recorded by the band at singer/keyboardist Thomas Cuce’s home studio Battery Power Studios, and mixed by Grammy Nominated Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood.
Drummer Max Portnoy says,
“It’s a collective production, with all of the band having their say. We had strong ideas as to how we wanted this album to turn out, and if we’d brought in an outside producer, then this could have changed. So, it was best for us to stick together and follow our own vision.”
Phases marks the recording debut of new guitarist Derrick Schneider, who came on a recommendation from band friend and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, who guested on the band’s first album. Guitarist Ryland Holland departed the band last year to attend Berklee College of Music.
02: Answer Me
03: The Apple
09: Mr. Mime
12: The Wanderer
With Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress
Jun 28: Koko – London (UK)
Jul 01: Trianon – Paris (FR)
Jul 02: Slagthuset – Malmo (SE)
Jul 03: Kulturfabrik – Esch Sur Alzette (SE)
Jul 04: Teatro Della Luna – Milan (IT)
Jul 05: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
Jul 06: 013 – Tilburg (NT)
Sep 08: Prog Power USA – Atlanta, GA
Sep 10: El Plaza Condesa – Mexico City (MX)
Sep 24: Irving Plaza – New York City, NY