Fleetburner – Fleetburner

The first raging fires started in Enschede, The Netherlands in 2018, when Kevin Storm recorded a full length album in a period of two months. A concept album on leaving everything behind, burning all ships in your wake, to sail towards…whatever it may turn out to be.

(Single artwork for Below The Waves)

Having met on a Vulture Industries tour, both session musicians, Kevin Storm and Tomas Myklebust ended the tour agreeing “they should totally start a band together’. This was the founding block of Fleetburner, after which Kevin completed the circle by adding the other members, most of whom he shared stages with.

The search for the one vocalist proved a long hard road. A nine-month period was spent in secrecy to the public with a complete line-up, headlined by a well-known unnamed Flemish pop singer and several songs were mixed and recorded, but family related matters prevented this line-up from ever going public. This major setback was set straight by the unexpected arrival of Ken Simerly. An unknown name in the scene, and his first full-length recording here sees the light.(Single artwork for Open Water) 

Having met on a Vulture Industries tour, both session musicians, Kevin Storm and Tomas Myklebust ended the tour agreeing “they should totally start a band together’. This was the founding block of Fleetburner, after which Kevin completed the circle by adding the other members, most of whom he shared stages with.

The search for the one vocalist proved a long hard road. A nine-month period was spent in secrecy to the public with a complete line-up, headlined by a well-known unnamed Flemish pop singer and several songs were mixed and recorded, but family related matters prevented this line-up from ever going public. This major setback was set straight by the unexpected arrival of Ken Simerly. An unknown name in the scene, and his first full-length recording here sees the light.

Ken’s voice harkens back to the glory days of dangerous rock, with an incredible vocal range and a complete lack of fear in showing his heart. The wide emotional range was precisely what was needed to bring the story of Fleetburner to life, as the storyline encompasses an entire lifespan, starting as an insecure child runaway into the voyage of man facing his inner demons. And those outside. And beyond.

Vocals: Ken Simerly
Bass: Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, ex-Cyrha)
Drums: Tomas Myklebust (Vulture Industries, Slegest)
Keys: Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah, One Morning Left)
Guitars / songwriting : Kevin Storm (session guitarist for Equilibrium, Shining, Vulture Industries, many more)

Guest appearances by various artists, among whom:
Christopher Amott (Dark Tranquillity, ex-Arch Enemy)
Nils Courbaron (Sirenia)
Masha “Scream” Arkiphova (Arkona)

Mixed and mastered by producer Hans Pieters (After Forever, Hail of Bullets)

Voices of the Fleet on “The Endless”
Maria Scream Arkhipova (Arkona), Joni Snoro (Ephemerald) , Nils Groth (Heretoir)

Mixed & mastered by Hans Pieters @ The Peoples Noise,
Vinyl edit Renzo van Riemsdijk @ Masterenzo.nl,
Produced by Kevin Storm @ Stormstudio
Drumedits by Daniel Medley @ Ten South Sounds
Artwork by instagram.com/stuz0r
Logo by Gustavo Sazes

Tracklist

I: The Land
II: The Beach
III: The Breakwater
IV: Open Water
V: The Fleet
VI: The Passenger
VII: The Deck
VIII: The Course
IX: Below the Waves
X: The Deep
XI: The Endless

 

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