Roswell Six project

Started by RWA, February 05, 2009, 11:58:19 AM

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Just in case you hadn't heard about this yet... read on and see who's involved in this!  :shock:

TERRA INCOGNITA—Epic Fantasy novel, Epic Rock CD

Rancho Santa Margarita, California. ProgRock Records has joined forces with internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson for a groundbreaking crossover novel and progressive rock project, TERRA INCOGNITA. Anderson has created an incredible fantasy universe with sailing ships, sea monsters, and the crusades. The first novel, TERRA INCOGNITA: THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, hits stores in June from Orbit Books.

Anderson says, "My work has always been heavily influenced by music, especially progressive rock -- but TERRA INCOGNITA truly takes this into new territory." Anderson developed and expanded one of the novel's storylines to form the basis of an epic rock CD, TERRA INCOGNITA: BEYOND THE HORIZON, under the band name "Roswell Six." He and his wife, bestselling author Rebecca Moesta, wrote all the lyrics to the songs.

Accomplished keyboardist/composer Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS) came aboard at the beginning of the project to write the music and produce the recordings. His wife Lana Lane, the "Queen of Symphonic Rock," provides the female lead vocals. Bassist Kurt Barabas (UNDER THE SUN) and Executive Producer Shawn Gordon from ProgRock Records round out the members of "Roswell Six."

"This project checked off about half the items on my bucket list," said Gordon. "Imagine what kind of fantasy world I feel like I'm in when I get to work with one of my favorite authors, favorite vocalists, and favorite musicians. Hearing the story come to life is really an amazing experience and I think there are going to be a lot of new crossover fans from this project."

The CD's male vocals are by James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Michael Sadler (ex-SAGA), and John Payne (ex-ASIA). Additional artists on the CD include David Ragsdale (KANSAS), Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY), Chris Quirarte (PRYMARY) and Chris Brown (GHOST CIRCUS), and Mike Alvarez on cello. Together, the creative team has sold over 45 million copies worldwide.

TERRA INCOGNITA is a synergistic project unlike anything ever seen in the publishing and music business -- an original novel and original CD from the same author. Kevin J. Anderson is currently writing the second novel in the epic trilogy, TERRA INCOGNITA: THE MAP OF ALL THINGS." He is best known for his bestselling DUNE novels with Brian Herbert, his many Star Wars and X-Files novels, and his original epic "The Saga of Seven Suns."

The completed CD will ship in April, and the novel will be released in trade paperback in June. We have arranged for you to preorder signed copies of the book, the CD, and the combined set at


How cool is that, huh?!  8-)  I'm very happy for my buddy CB.  :mrgreen:


Kin'ell. That's right interesting. I hope Chris put in a good word for you Ronald.


Didn't the Tangent get there first, with "Not as Good as the Book"?


Quote from: "catherine"Didn't the Tangent get there first, with "Not as Good as the Book"?
I have no clue and frankly I couldn't care less!  :lol:
Chris'll be on a CD together with James LaBrie and other big shots.  :mrgreen:



Decent Eric Norlander Interview

Tom - Warning, this may contain ASIA references  :D ... analog-kid
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