Between the Buried and Me, Oceansize, Scale the Summit
Brandon Mamata - Vocalist/Lead Guitarist William France - Guitarist Andrew van Der Horst - Drummer Luke Penman - Bassist Ben van Jole - Pianist
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A unique approach to modern progressive music is somewhat of a necessity in this age of musical mediocrity. Weightless In Orbit are a progressive metal quintet hailing from the Sunshine Coast, who aim to do just that. Inspired by groups such as Between the Buried and Me, Oceansize, and Animals As Leaders, whilst also having influences specific to each member, the resulting product is something that demands your full attention; an experience you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
As of 2014, Weightless In Orbit started recording a single for the first instalment of their double-album concept release; Fractures. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Joel Adams of Malice Audio, the nine-minute single gives insight into the album's concept; Elizabeth Kübler Ross' Five Stages of Grieving. The concept follows the protagonist who falls into a coma succeeding a violent accident. He is then subject to the personification of his greatest fears, brought to life in the dream-like environment that does not adhere to the conventional rules of time or space. An extensive concept, a strong work ethic and a captivating live show has so far helped to set the band apart from others.
This year will see Weightless In Orbit focus their time toward the stage, with the possibility of an east-coast tour in the later months as well as finishing off the recording process for their first album; Fractures. While still relatively new to the Australian heavy music scene, the band's growing popularity thus far paints a bright and prosperous future; Weightless in Orbit will help to reinstate the importance of progressive music.