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by Froskull

Nashville's premier progressive rock band captures a technical eloquence, a dynamic caprice, and an aggressively cosmopolitan style that defies easy classification.
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1. A Thousand Years
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2. Wait
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3. Alabaster
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4. Should Have Known
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5. Bardo 1
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6. The Road to Sto-Vo-Kor
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7. Bardo 2
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8. Report from Ganymede
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9. Paramatman
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10. Bardo 3
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11. Perihelion
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Album Notes
"...A four piece that speaks some sort of long-lost language from another time via two electric guitars, a drum kit decked out with plenty of bells and whistles, and a bass player lost in his drummer's beat. Talk about technically proficient. Talk about musical. Their set opened with syncopated chiming bells and then slashed through your ears with a traditional four piece that has firmly lost any interest in doing less than blowing your mind. Classic rock meets heavy metal meets triple guitar tapping meets the Klingon Afterlife. These guys sound like they could be hired to play entrance music for The God of Tarantulas. I mean, every guitar solo was another journey to the top of Mt. Everest on fast forward."
- Dave Armstrong, Neoteric Nashville (Mar 20, 2013)

"How awesome is this? A band from Nashville that doesn’t play country. These guys play progressive technical rock and do it in such a fashion that my ears just went HELL YEAH! And not a country style hell yeah either… After the interesting 30 second intro of shredding guitar, the thunder cracks, and in comes a haunting track that is so beautifully laced with industrial/electronic sounds, acoustic and electric guitar, and a vocal track that reminds me a little of Filter crossed with Ministry. The other tracks that these guys have available to listen to are well worth checking out too. This is a really interesting band who will find a mainstream audience hard to come by, but those who do discover them will surely enjoy what is on offer and rate them highly. Heading down a different path can be very rewarding for music lovers sometimes."
- The Truth Reviews (Oct 12, 2012)

Blazing A Trail For Progressive Rock In Music City

“It's a very inclusive genre.... You can use your imagination on a much broader scale and draw from all sorts of influences that you might have as a musician.” - Brett Hammond, Froskull
Previously named Stephen Rockford Hammond Band, Froskull is the new moniker for Hammond's current lineup featuring Jason Schond, Brett Hammond, and Adam Dennis.
Born and raised in Nashville, Stephen grew up at the very intersection of American musical culture. The spell of Music City ascended nascent childhood interest to wizardry as a performer, composer, and producer. In 2008, Stephen released his first full-length album, Flux Punch, named for the dissolved band in which he wrote the material.
Shortly after the album release, Stephen recruited bass guitarist Jason Schond and founded the Stephen Rockford Hammond Band. While the group began performing songs from the critically acclaimed Flux Punch, Stephen brought a new and even higher level of sophistication to his songwriting. His newer material subsequently transformed the band's set lists into complex mosaics of electrifying fantasia.
In 2011 Stephen recruited his brother, guitarist Brett Hammond. Adam Dennis took over drums in 2012, and Stephen renamed the band Froskull.
As the band's new image spread to the Internet community, music lovers worldwide engaged with Froskull's demo recordings. Froskull's holistic musical style placed them in the spotlight of Jazz, Fusion, and Rock talk shows. They shared the stage with a spectrum of artists: from Nashville country stars Chris Young and Lee Brice to Rock and Roll legend Derek St. Holmes. A 2013 episode of 6minor Films' Songwriter was dedicated to a glimpse inside the band's process for writing, rehearsing, and performing.
A long-anticipated tour de force, Froskull's 2014 full-length album is a shining dose of captivating euphony. A self-titled release, Froskull hallmarks the band's technical eloquence, dynamic caprice, and aggressively cosmopolitan style.
Though nothing short of a fastidious progressive rock band, Froskull defies easy classification. Froskull's wild expressiveness and "pan-genre" feel emote with average listeners while provoking more particular music lovers to lend an ear.

Album Credits:
Composed, produced, engineered, and mixed by Stephen Rockford Hammond
Performed by Froskull. Froskull is Adam Dennis, Brett Hammond, Jason Schond, and Stephen Rockford Hammond
Recorded at Castle Froskull, Nashville
Published by Groovestand Compendium Music Publishing Company (ASCAP)
Mastering engineer, Don Cobb at Independent Mastering, Nashville
Art concept, photography, and design by Stephen Rockford Hammond



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