The band project Horizontal Ascension unites musicians of the bands Flaming Bess (one of the oldest German prog rock bands) and Marquette (modern melodic prog). The multi-instrumentalists Achim Wierschem (also known under the alias Mindmovie) and Markus Roth join forces with US singer Mike Hartmann. The result is an ambitious album with many longtracks that clearly points to the future of progressive music. Classical prog, harder prog metal and jazzy elements are condensed into a kind of fusion of the 21st century.
eclipsed: You are very versatile and active in several projects. Can you explain at the beginning where you come from musically?
US vocalist Mike Hartman, multi-instrumentalist Achim Wierschem (known from Flaming Bess and Mindmovie) and multi-instrumentalist Markus Roth from the band Marquette are all in on it. Their debut album "Horizontal Ascension" combines classical prog, progmetal and jazzy elements to a fusion of the 21st century.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.