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Archaeologist exclusive premiere: ‘Aggressor’

Archaeologist exclusive premiere: ‘Aggressor’

California’s Archaeologist are presenting the exclusive premiere of ‘Aggressor’ today here on The Progspace. ‘Aggressor’ is the first single leading up to the release of a remixed and remastered version of Archaeologists 2015 EP “Vol. 2”, that will be released on the band’s Bandcamp page on August 21st.

Says Archaeologist mastermind Kyle Schaefer:

“Five years ago, I wrote and recorded Archaeologist’s second collection of original music: the aptly titled “Vol II EP”.  I still consider this to be some of my strongest material in my discography, but since I did the original mix alone in my bedroom I’ve felt that the production has not aged as well as the music.  Well, this album’s 5-year anniversary seemed like the perfect time to change that!  Now rebuilt from the ground up by producer/engineer Nick Loiacono (who we worked with on 2019’s full-band Archaeologist releases “Winter’s Wake” & “Serpentine”), Vol. II is finally getting the professional audio treatment it deserves.  This new version will be available everywhere on August 21st.

This first single “Aggressor” includes some of the EP’s most intense moments (including a guest solo from Spanish guitar virtuoso Avi of The Raven Autarchy), and benefits greatly from Nick’s overhauled production.  It’s a staple of our live set and an excellent introduction for new listeners to the Vol. II EP.”  

Archaeologist – Aggressor (feat Avi of The Raven Autarchy) (click here if the video doesn’t play)

Album credits:

Mixed/mastered by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA

Guitar solo in “Aggressor” by Avi of The Raven Autarchy

Guest vocal in “Beyond The Edge” by Steven Ostroske of Coronado

All other music written & performed by Kyle Schaefer
Album artwork by Kyle Schaefer
“Aggressor” video by Michael Alvarez

Follow Archaeologist here:
Archaeologist YouTube channel
Archaeologist on Spotify


Archaeologist 2020

Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist)

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Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

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