Video teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpGPShm_GCY
After the great success of "Three Wise Monkeys" which featured
amazing contributions from legendary musicians such as Kevin
Moore (ex-Dream Theater), Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie
Malmsteen), Italian bassist and prog rock composer Alberto
Rigoni releases his fourth album entitled "Overloaded". More
heavy and progressive than its predecessors, the new album,
fully instrumental, is inspired by Alberto's vision of our
contemporary society. "I think that everything is going too fast
today and one of the reasons is technology: hyper fast
communications (mostly through social networks), multitasking
activities, tons of information as well as misinformation,
products, services... In a couple of words - we are OVERLOADED!
The Internet has changed our lives, and even though it is indeed
a great tool we have to be careful and use it judiciously. Excessive
use may cause several diseases such as stress, depression, and
social isolation." explains Alberto.
Spanning genres from progressive metal to rock to ambient and
atmospheric, the album also features top class Italian musicians:
drummer Denis Novello, keyboard player Federico Solazzo,
guitarists Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Marco Sfogli
(James LaBrie), and Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo.
OVERLOADED is a solid progressive rock/metal "journey" and
not a bass player's ego trip!"
"This album is dedicated to the great bassist Randy Coven who
sadly passed away on May 2oth 2014. R.I.P. Randy, you will always
inspire my music!" – Alberto Rigoni