After the release of seven solo albums between 2008 and 2018, Italian bassist and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (soloist, BAD AS band, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project, ex Twinspirits) is now going to release “Prog Injection”, an instrumental heavy progressive album which features worldwide known drummer Thomas Lang (Peter Gabriel, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes etc.) and Alessandro Bertoni on keyboards (Ric Fierabracci, Craig Blundell, Brett Garsed etc.)
Alberto: “Again … I tried to bring my composition and bass to another level and, together with Thomas’ drumming and Alessandro’s keys, I think (and hope) we created a unique sound that I would call heavy prog!”
Thomas Lang: “This album is a gritty, riff-heavy and progressive instrumental album that draws inspiration both from classic 70's Prog and 21st century Rock and Metal music. This fusion of styles makes for an interesting combination and I enjoyed driving these songs with heavy grooves that are rooted in traditional Rock, Funk and Metal. The album is full of hooky bass riffs, muscular beats and ethereal keyboards played with tons of personality and attitude.”
released June 7, 2019
Alberto Rigoni: bass and stick
Thomas Lang: drums
Alessandro Bertoni: keyboards
Jeff Hughell: bass on track 4
The "Prog Injection" album has been made possible thanks to the support from the following wonderful people: Mark Barrett, Valentin Magnenat, Susanna Jämtgren, Dennis Roode, Martti Pesso, Jerome Escande, David Perrussel, Robert, Derr, Jeff Roller, Scott Bennett, Takashi Oguchi, Andrea Weiss, Daniel Wolff, Anja Schiefer, Arnold Brandenburg, Andrew Curtis, KAREL JURÁŠ, Cameron Hons, Luca Scotto di Carlo, Vaughn Hall, Azariah Desbleds, Andre Jaschik, Gomibuchi Kazuhiko 五味渕 一彦, Jan Wild, Joseph William Alvarez, Joe Mis, Rheingold Music, Roland Leicht, Daniel J. Fries, Terry Thompson, Wouter van Hal, Tobias Horst, Stefan Ullrich, Michael Ostrich and www.progscape.com
, Simona Rongione, Erik Bécart.
“Thanks so much to all my friend and supporters! It's because of you if I still compose new music!! YOU ROCK \m/” - Alberto
All tracks composed, mixed and mastered by Alberto Rigoni
All rights reserved SIAE Italy
Drums recorded by Thomas Lang at Nine Beats USA/Westlake Village/CA.
Keyboards recorded and engineered by Alessandro Bertoni at Keystone Studio and California College Of Music,Los Angeles, CA
"No quantization, no drum samples, heavy and wild!!!!" A.R.
Alberto's live pic by Anima Nigra Photography
Artwork by Devrim Erdoğan
Digipack design by Mark Barrett at elmtreecreative.com
For the recordings of this album Alberto used: Cort GB74Gig 4 string, G&L L-2500 5 string, Spector Bantam 4 string, Spector Euro Bolt 5 string, Chapman Stick Railboard 10 string, Ibanez GWB35 5 string fretless, D'Addario EXL170 strings (one set has been sent to fundraising campaign supporter Andrew Curtis), RM-500-EVO II head, Darkglass Electronics Duality, Vintage Microtubes, Alpha Omega and B3K pedals, Ashdown, BOSS Phaser, Chorus, Delay pedals and GT-1B pedalboard, Digitech Whammy, EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath, Electro-Harmonix Mel9 and Synth9, Rheingold-Music cables, Waves Audio plugins, Empirical Labs Distressor, Dynaudio monitors.
Thomas Lang uses DW drums, Meinl cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drum sticks, Roland electronics and Audix microphones.
Alessandro Bertoni uses Nord Keyboards and Lounsberry Pedals.