Pays : United States
Genre : Métal Progressif
Dates : 1992
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In the early 1980's Mike Baker, Carl Cadden-James, Ron Evans, and John Coonie played in the well respected Lehigh Valley band, "SORCERER". Covering many songs that most bands wouldn't attempt, they proved their musicianship, flawlessly tributing a variety of Yngwie Malmsteen songs, some of the more difficult RUSH tunes and hosted a collection of many favorite classic rock songs.
In 1985 guitarist Chris Ingles was added to the fold, only to take over keyboard duties when soon after, Brendt Allman, new to the Eastern Pennsylvania area also came to join.
It was around this time the band took a hiatus from the club scene and put it's efforts into crafting guitar orientated metal original music. Chris Ingles left to pursue higher Education, studying theology and music.
Drummer John Cooney sent a demo tape to Mike Varney who was interested in hearing more. As the bands original material progressed, incorporating more thought out arrangements, Varney's interest continued.
Brendt Allman and Carl Cadden-James continued to work on a piece called "The Queen of the City of Ice" which showcased a long, involved more progressive direction. This piece fit perfectly into what Varney and business manager Pete Morticelli's new record label was looking for. The record label was MAGNA CARTA, whose objective was to bring a fresh breath of progressive rock to an audience who was subdued by larger record companies quest for typical commercial music.
At this time, Ron Evans found himself more interested in the straight ahead rock approach of the bands earlier days and left to pursue a direction more suited to his personal tastes.
The band changed their name to SHADOW GALLERY and put together an 8-track demo of material, recorded in Cadden-James basement. One day when Carl bumped into Chris, he asked him if he was interested in adding his keyboard talents to the new project. Chris did more than this, adding some of his compositions to th ...
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