Mohawk Bomb Records announced today the release of the debut EP from Ascending to Avalon, whose Soundgarden-meets-Minus-the-Bear throwback riff rock and psychedelic sensibility make them a prime choice to fans of Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Foo Fighters and Open Hand.
"Wake the Sleeping Sun" is a 7-song eclectic blend of styles that shows the band's talent and diversity. Ascending to Avalon was started in March 2008, when Ryen Gerson (vocals, guitar) started jamming with Lance Miller (drums) and Eric Bourne (guitar) on some material that sat around in the depths of his mind. The trio quickly formed a bond which led them to record over 20 original songs and put forth a rough demo recorded in Ryens basement. In October 2008, producer Ivan Pena started working with the band and the result was Wake the Sleeping Sun, an eclectic display of the bands range of influences, full of radio rock appeal.
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