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Mass Sky Raid release video for new single Breakthrough

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Australian alt.prog quartet Mass Sky Raid have premiered the video for their new single Breakthrough. It's the first new material from the Gold Coast-based band since their 2017 debut album Science Of Fiction and it's resultant singles. Breakthrough is released on Friday December 4.

"Breakthrough sonically creates a musical intensity through the use of ambient guitar layers supported by a driving rhythm section," says vocalist Adam Lomas. "Light and shades, both instrumentally and vocally, are explored to create a progressive journey for the listener from melodic progressive verses to anthemic reaching choruses."

"Lyrically Breakthrough explores the challenges we have in our everyday life as we attempt to break away from a systemised existence living with society’s expectations that are sometimes organically inbuilt and unfulfilling. It looks at the impact of each decision we make which brings its own consequence and provokes the listener to find their own truth."

Mass Sky Raid (Lomas is joined by Alex Kewley (guitar) and new faces drummer Nic Ross and bassist Joshua Whitney) formed in 2011 and released their debut EP, Courage Under Fire’ in mid 2013. The band have toured with the likes of Australian proggers Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.