“I’m crashing inside the madness. Is this such a bad place to be?” is the last line of the chorus to the number 1 track Bad Place off of the San Francisco Bay Area hard rockers’ Lipshok newest CD To Haunt a Quiet Realm. It is their 3rd CD in 6 years, and the band has delved more deeply into their heavier musical style. The result is a mix of progressive metal and symphonic rock with layers of vocal harmonies, melodic keyboards and technical guitar shredding driving the tracks.
Most noteworthy on this CD is the help of good friend Glen Avelais playing all the guitar parts. Glen is a Northern California phenom known for his playing in and touring with Forbidden and Testament and he brings his guitar style to the music making To Haunt a Quiet Realm truly the most intense, creative and unforgettable CD Lipshok has done to date (Lipshok now has that intensity and style with their new guitarist Scott Bullerwell). Along with Scarlett is Scott Bullerwell on guitar, Phil Jameson on bass and Joe Londeree on drums. The CDs’ #1 track Bad Place opens with acapella vocals and makes Scarlett your guide into a deep and mysterious world of frightening thoughts and eerie presences and has been made into a great lyric video. More of You is a song about obsessive love and loss. The CD also includes 8 other mesmerizing, hard-to-forget tracks including an environmental message and a thought-provoking symphony.
To Haunt A Quiet Realm | Original release October 31, 2016
01. Bad Place | 02. A Soul That Dreams | 03. Crawl Back Home | 04. The Unwinding | 05. Wanderer | 06. More of You | 07. Through It All | 08. Carry On | 09. You’re Not Alone | 10. To Haunt a Quiet Realm
Scarlett Dark – Keyboards/Lead Vocals | Scott Bullerwell – Guitar | Phil Jameson – Bass | Joe Londeree – Drums