This new release is an ambitious undertaking that unites the Fraternity in the recording of two CDs worth of material that will delve deeper into the environmental issues that we all
face as a united world. The albums, titled 'Planetary Overload 'Part 1: Loss' (Apr. 2019) & 'Part 2: Hope' (late 2019/early 2020), will focus on the problems we are already beginning to encounter on a troubled planet and expected to face with increasing
severity in the near future, and taking immediate positive action to mitigate those effects to ensure humanity’s survival.
Led by great singer Mark Trueack (Unitopia), who's
voice is in my opinion a cross between Chris Thompson and Guy Garvey, the band further consist of Steve Unruth (violin, guitars, flute, vocals), a.o.), Mark Franco (bass), Joe Toscano (drums), Marek Arnold (sax), Matthew Atherton (synths), Dan Mash (bass),
Christophe Lebled (keys), Cornel Wilczek (orchestration). Again loads of guest appearances on the album by the likes of Michel St-Père (Mystery), Jon Davison (Glass Hammer/Yes), Nick Magnus (Steve Hackett), Michelle Young (Glass Hammer), Hasse
Fröberg (Flower Kings), Steve Hackett, Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) a.o.