Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Neal Morse Goes On Solo With "Life & Times" And Zack Zalon Heads "Into The Great Divide"

One of the busiest men in music has to be Neal Morse, whether fronting his own band or working along side Mike Portnoy in the bands, Transatlantic or Flying Colors. Not to mention, Neal Morse runs his own festival called "Morsefest." During all that, Neal Morse found time to record a new solo album titled "Life & Times." It will be released on February 16th through Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records. The new 12-song release shows Morse taking a break from the long, progressive-rock of his other bands to concentrate on a more pop sound as he begins with the smooth, country-like feel of "Livin' Lightly." He continues with the more up-lifting tones of "Good Love Is On The Way" and "Selfie In The Square." Emotions run high on the acoustic-based ballad "He Died At Home" as the words tell the story of a mother's grief over the death of her soldier son. Morse lightens the mood with the fun in the sun, island-flair of "Wave On The Ocean" and the sixties-pop vibe of "Manchester, " before closing his new album with the thoughtful lyrics of "If I Only Had A Day." To find out more about Neal Morse and his latest solo release "Life & Times," please visit

Guitarist Zack Zalon is preparing to release his debut album as Into The Great Divide on January 26th. Zalon wanted to change the idea of instrumental albums and make them into a more progressive rock piece, inspired by the works of Kansas, Rush and Dream Theater. The new album is broken down into spoken word chapters, followed by some amazing instrumental pieces that incorporate classical music, as well as heavy metal vibes. Helping out this album is current Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini and producer Rick Chycki. Zalon considers this new release a "rock novel" and it will certainly have you following this album from beginning to end. To find out more about "Into The Great Divide," please visit

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