Roswell Six – Terra Incognita “Beyond the Horizon
Roswell Six Internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson has created an incredible fantasy universe with sailing ships, sea monsters, and the crusades. Anderson’s works have always been heavily influenced by music, especially progressive rock — but TERRA INCOGNITA truly takes this into new territory.
In a groundbreaking crossover project, Anderson developed and expanded one of the novel’s storylines to form the basis of an epic rock CD under the band name “Roswell Six.” Anderson and his wife, bestselling author Rebecca Moesta, wrote all the lyrics to the songs.
Accomplished keyboardist Erik Norlander, well known for his band ROCKET SCIENTISTS as well as his solo CDs, came aboard at the beginning of the project to write the music and to helm the production chores.
His wife Lana Lane, the “Queen of Symphonic Rock,” provides the female lead vocals, male vocals are by James Labrie (DREAM THEATER), Michael Sadler (SAGA), and John Payne (ex-ASIA).
Among the accomplished musicians contributing their talents to the project are David Ragsdale (KANSAS), Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY), Chris Quirarte (PRYMARY) and Chris Brown (GHOST CIRCUS). Together, the creative team has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
TERRA INCOGNITA is a synergistic project unlike anything ever seen in the publishing and music business an original novel and original CD from the same author. He has created an incredible fantasy universe with sailing ships,sea monsters, a clash of religions and a love that will reach to the edge of the world.
The Cd has 13 tracks and a booklet with original connecting prose by Kevin J. Anderson. This will appeal to the huge crossover audience of SF/Fantasy fans and devotees of Progressive Rock.
“After the sacred city of Ishalem burns tot the ground, a holy war breaks out between the world’s two major religions. But this is also a time of exploration and discovery. The young sailor Criston Vora (Michael Sadler) feels the call of the sea and signs aboard the Luminara, a sailing ship that will explotre beyond the horizon. After listening to, Captain Shay (John Payne) tell glorious stories about the wonders of the world, he says goodbye to, his wife Adrea (Lana Lane), promising to return home. Meanwhile, Soldan-Shah Omr (James labrie) follows the drive for vengeance demanded of his faith and raids ‘enemy’ villages. He captures Adrea,taking her away with him……While Chrsiton himself survives sea monster attacks and the sinking of the Luminara. The two lovers, swept apart, must cling to their love and try to finf each other.
Each of the 13 tracks,including two major instrumentals,stand alone; they are snapshots of the epic story, with connective prose. This Project—Novel and CD written by the same autor—is a unique musical experience. Read the Novel, Listen tot the Music.
One thing comes in mind and one thing ONLY- H.G. Wells – Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds”.
This is a magnificiant Record/Book Nuff said.
You Should all get your hands on a copy and be amazed.
An Epic Progressive Fantasy Journey
Ron “thedoorwaymaster” Vermulst