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The Release

by Dream Quest

Adventure Metal. Fast, energetic, bursting with life, featuring incredible musicianship and unforgettable melodies. No ballads.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Facekicker
4:01 $0.99
2. The Release
5:49 $0.99
3. I Am Commander
6:32 $0.99
4. Wonder
4:32 $0.99
5. Doppelganger
2:47 $0.99
6. Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today
6:15 $0.99
7. 11th Hour
5:46 $0.99
8. Subvenio
2:50 $0.99
9. Anthem of the World
6:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
From across the snowy wastelands and sunny plains of Manitoba, Canada, comes the Adventure Metal of Dream Quest! Bursting with energy and fun, hard to erase from your mind (though, why would you want to?), this is music written for the soundtrack to everyone's personal adventures!

Dream Quest is currently supporting their sensational debut album, "The Release", with the fury of a thousand angry boars! Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun says, "the adventure begins with the galloping double-bass beats, chugging riffs, harmonized highwire solos and epic, soaring anthems of classic 80s speed metal. But lest you think you've wandered in on an Iron Maiden tribute band, [Dream Quest] eschews the testosterone aggression and pompous bluster for proggier free-wheeling arrangements, playful flourishes, and the acrobatic techno-shred prowess of Rush or Yes" (November 12, 2004). The band is also working on new material, getting ready for the next recording.

Founded in 2001 by Steve and Mark Doerksen, and Phil Janzen, the three originally performed and recorded some demos under several different names. Though show dates were few and far between in the early days, the response to the raw talent and creativity in the band was overwhelming. This encouragement prompted more writing, more shows, and - combined with the band's own insatiable love of their craft - led to the present push to get themselves out of the pond and into the ocean.

Unable to easily define their style of play using common vernacular, the band coined the term Adventure Metal. Combining blazing fast drums, mesmerising guitars, soaring melodies, and cascades of harmonies, it's catchier than speed metal, heavier than pop-punk, and more innovative than hard rock. Adventure Metal is also fun. Part of the reason Dream Quest exists is simply to make people happy, whether by over-the-top stage theatrics or by the sensations of the music itself.

Fast. Fun. Furious. If Indiana Jones, Conan the Barbarian, and a ninja wearing a jetpack joined forces, even they could not match the excitement that is Dream Quest!



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Damn Good!
I really like this! This is definatly a band that will
appeal to both fans of metal and pop punk.
As I listened to this I couldn't stop my head from bobbing up and down to every song. two thumbs up!


I know these guys personnally because they all had roots from this summer camp i go too, They played in the band there and Steve was amazing on the drums and phils guitar and singing was and is missed. These guys are top notch! I reccommend them to everyone. I could see them at the top of the charts if they didn't grow up in Manitoba.

Ken Martin

Great energetic metal
Great Production, tight riffing and unique vocals make Dream Quest a must have in any collection of metal CD's. The feel is rather upbeat but different from the growing number of "happy" power metal bands from Europe. Adventure metal is a most appropriate moniker. Loved listening to this and can't wait for the next relaese.

Greg Brewer

It rocks hard. Bang your head goodness.
This CD is great. It rocks with the best of German speed metal and proves that here in North America we can get it right. The excuse that passes for metal nowadays in the mainstream is a joke. This band is not a joke. As a 48 year old metalhead into hard/heavy/metal since 1969 and before there was a *metal* I should know the real thing when I hear it. These guys are the real thing. Cannot wait for a second release because there's already space for it in the vault.


Great CD, one of the best I've heard in the past year. Fast metal with brillian
One of those choice finds that you get once in a blue moon. These 3 guys certainly know their stuff and have produced a top quality album which should sell by the thousands if there's any justice in this world....


WoW !!
Amazing !! It's different but so GOOOOOODDDD !!! Power Metal at it's finest with an unusual singer. I love it !! It is different , great, worth the money to have it . Definitly a strong buy !!!!

Kaevin S. Night

What an awsome piece of organized sound!
The Release is a really enjoyable album, with awsome composition and both intelligent and truthful lyrics. My particular favorites are Anthem, Elventh Hour and Wonder. Check out the cd, it is worth it!

Hugh Montgomery

Classic metal ain't dead!
It's great to hear classic melodic metal well done- as in this CD! Fast riffing and great vocals made me warm up my air guitar to join in the fest! More proof that much of the best music these days is made by indie bands, and thanks to CDBaby available to all! Mark- keep rockin' 4 the Rock, brother!


Sandman (inside joke)
Cedarwood rocks. Phil you are the best. When's the next cd comming out. Talk to u later.


What can I say this CD.....INCREDIBLE I absolutely loved it it is by far my favorite cd ever.

Steve, Mark, Phil I salute you
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