Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, the new LP from Olÿphant, finds our heroes expanding on their unique blend of classic metal and thrash via elements of prog, and stoner/doom. These 8 songs feature heavy riffage, soaring melodic vocals, shredding guitar leads, an explosive rhythm section, atmospheric touches and interludes, and a fantastical and macabre lyrical bent. For fans of Iron Maiden, early-Metallica, Mastodon, and early-The Sword.
released October 7, 2016
Written, produced, mixed, and engineered by Olÿphant.
Mastered at New Alliance East, Cambridge - MA (www.newallianceeast.com
All original artwork and packaging by William Collins (www.walkercreek.com/thamber
Brett C. Hess
Jeff Clarkson – Bass guitars, backing vocals
Steve Dowsett – Drums, backing vocals
Scott Randall – Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Andy Small – Vocals, synthesizers
Brett C. Hess – Guitar solo on Incidents in the Butterfly Garden, backing vocals
Rachel Tuckman-Small – Vocals on The Expedition
Liz Blanton – Backing vocals
Alexander Blanton – Backing vocals
Dave Belleville – Backing vocals
Olÿphant would like to thank our fans, friends, and families, and all of the bands that we’ve played with and all of the promoters that have booked us over the years.
Special thanks to Dave and Ellen Clarkson, Rachel Tuckman-Small, Eva Small, Kimberly Clarkson, Liz Blanton, Alexander Blanton, Katy Dowsett, Kimber Hess, William Collins, Gary Gygax, Bohdan Kupka, Chris Harvey, Dante Gaeta, Dave Pycocsz and the staff at Major Magleashes, Chris at Metal Thursday, Joe Anzalone, Dave Belleville, Steve Belleville, Ben Schad, Mike Clayton, Joe and Tom from Riding Shotgun, The Good Captain, and H.P. Lovecraft.
© 2016 Olÿphant Music Ltd.