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Man On Fire

Although Man On Fire was officially introduced to the world through the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut CD in 1998, it was their sophomore effort, The Undefined Design (2003) which took the modern progressive rock community by storm (Sea of Tranquility: 5 out of 5, Prog4You.com: 9.9 out of 10). This release also featured special guest David Ragsdale (Kansas, Smashing Pumpkins) on violin.

In 2005 Man on Fire released the concept CD, Habitat based around the lives and experiences of the inhabitants of a single urban city block. The CD featured Adrian Be ...read more

Although Man On Fire was officially introduced to the world through the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut CD in 1998, it was their sophomore effort, The Undefined Design (2003) which took the modern progressive rock community by storm (Sea of Tranquility: 5 out of 5, Prog4You.com: 9.9 out of 10). This release also featured special guest David Ragsdale (Kansas, Smashing Pumpkins) on violin.

In 2005 Man on Fire released the concept CD, Habitat based around the lives and experiences of the inhabitants of a single urban city block. The CD featured Adrian Belew (King Crimson) as primary guitarist, along with a return by David Ragsdale on violin. Habitat would become the band’s best-selling release, as well as their most critically acclaimed.

Built around the keyboards and vocals of producer Jeff Hodges, Man on Fire also includes the elastic fretless bass and muscular guitar work of Eric Sands, and the vivid word imagery of lyricist Steve Carroll. Collectively they knit together the signature Man on Fire sound, which has been described as unique, modern and adventurous with a refreshing lack of obvious influences.

Chrysalis sees Man on Fire significantly stretching their sound. For this release the band has expanded to a six-piece group. In addition to founding members Eric Sands, once again providing his signature and distinctive elastic fretless bass and dynamic guitar work, and vocalist/keyboardist Jeff Hodges on grand piano, vintage organs, synths and samples, the new Man on Fire lineup features the soulful voice of Elise Testone as a guest on vocals, percussion phenom Quentin Ravenel on drums, internationally renown trumpeter Cameron Harder Handel, and classically trained virtuoso violinist Jenny Hugh. Together they create a sound that is more natural, yet ornate, organic and darkly cinematic than previous Man on Fire releases. « hide


Chrysalis
2011

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Habitat
2005

The Undefined Design
2003

Man On Fire
1998

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