|04/07/2008 - SoS Confirmed for Bloodstock Open-Air 2008
UK prog-metallers Son of Science have been confirmed for the unsigned stage at 2008's Bloodstock Open-Air festival. The UK's premier metal festival is to be held at Catton Hall, Derby, on 15th-17th August. The exact date Son of Science are playing is to be confirmed.
|07/11/2007 - Tickets
Son of Science are main support for groove-laden
metallers Orange Goblin at the C2 this month (details on Live
page), and they've been given some tickets to sell at knock down
The boys will be performing a 45 minute set and playing material
from their debut EP, which will be available at the show.
If you would like cheap tickets (just £6) for this show then
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sort you out.
I'll have to confirm this with Adrian, but anyone purchasing a ticket
from him should get a free copy of the EP!
|07/11/2007 - EP Updates
Son of Science have finished recording material
for their debut EP. The band are now sorting out artwork and some
The EP features 4 rather than the planned 5 tracks:
- Age of Destruction
- Sound of Me
- Forever In A Day
I spoke to Lee C about the recording. "Recording and producing
this EP was a learning curve for me, and though we're all pleased
with the results, I'm looking forward to building on the skills
I gained and applying them to the next one".
I asked him if the 5th song left off this EP would surface anytime
soon, and he had this to say: "I've actually been writing lots
of material since finishing this EP. 2 tracks are finished, and
I have a few others in various stages. This mysterious "5th song"
will probably be available as a download at first, but I'd like
to bundle it with new tracks we have and put it on the next recording
More news soon!
|12/09/2007 - Gig Cancellation
As you may or may not have read on our Myspace
page, Rob has suffered an injury which has made it impossible
for him and the band to play at the Underworld on the 15th of this
month. We're really sorry for this, as not only does it let you
guys down, but also it was a show we were greatly looking forward
We did try to find a way to perform this gig still, but there's
just no way we could have gone ahead and put on the kind of show
we wanted to.
The only consolation we can ofer is that we'll be rescheduling a
date for London very soon.
The EP is almost finished, just some mixing to do (see the Myspace
page for a full song preview, and the forum
members get an extra clip) and we'll have new tracks and a CD
available. We'll be booking shows immediately after that.
Sorry again, guys. On behalf of the whole band, I want to apologise
for this. Hope this doesn't disappoint too many of you.
|04/06/2007 - Live Video
We've got some live footage from the recent
Underworld gig. It's available on Youtube
here and also on our Myspace
The video can also be watched on the Downloads
Thanks to Leah Holder for filming it for us :)
|04/06/2007 - Jake Steps Down
After playing a phenomenal set with us at the
ProgPower show Jake and the rest of the band have decided to part
ways. Previously we'd thought the band needed a second guitar, but
with the keyboards now becoming so much more prominent, it was felt
that the music just didn't need a second guitar, and to underutilise
a guitarist of Jake's calibre (check out his myspace
page for clips of his awesome playing) just doesn't make sense.
A very fond farewell to Jake, a great guy and amazing musician.
We hope you'll join us in wishing him all the best.
|04/06/2007 - Adrian Endorses Ibanez Prestige Basses
of Science bassist Adrian Lambert officially endorses Ibanez Soundgear
basses. At their recent London Underworld show on 28/05/2007 Adrian
used live for the first time his new Ibanez SR1006EFM Prestige 6-string
bass.Adrian said, "I've used Ibanez Soundgear basses for over
a decade now and have always found invaluable the versatility that
the onboard eq gives
you for adjusting your sound onstage, as well
as the speed of the slim necks. The Soundgear Prestige range takes
these features to a whole new level. The thru-neck makes
the notes sustain for what seems like forever! I've never sounded
so good and I'd like to thank Ibanez for allowing me to endorse
these great basses."
|04/06/2007 - 2 Shows Booked
We've got two shows booked for after we've recorded this summer. First up, we will be supporting UK prog-metallers Awake
at their Camden Underworld show on the 15th of September. Then in
November we will be playing with Orange Goblin at the Brighton Concorde
2. Tickets are already available, click here to order.
mentioned, we're going to record a small EP instead of demoing
everything, as it's about time we had some decent recordings. The
tracklist isn't finalised, but it's looking like a 3 track CD with no
instrumentals (!!) and at least 2 new songs.
|21/04/2007 - SoS At The Camden Underworld
Son of Science are confirmed as the opening
act for To-Mera's show at The Underworld, Camden - London on 28th
May 2007. Also on the bill are Octavia and Adastreia. Tickets available
|08/04/2007 - Cancelled Gig
Due to problems beyond our control, we've had
to pull out of the Bar Monsta 01/05/07 show. We're sorry for anyone
who was planning to make it to that gig. We were really looking
forward to playing in London.
But the promoters are going to organise a replacement show for another
date in the very near future, so we'll be taking the prog to Camden
|31/03/2007 - New Line-up
Things have changed drastically in the SoS line-up.
Greg has decided to leave the band to focus on his own material.
We have enormous respect for Greg as a musician and we wish him
all the best with it. We're good friends so we'll keep in close
in to the vocalist slot is Leon Muria, who blew us away with his
incredible range, control and approach to progressive music.
With just one week in the job Leon dominated the stage at PPUK's
pre-show party last weekend and impressed the hell out of everyone
in the band and audience!
also found a replacement keyboard player in the form of Phil Wickens.
Phil is an old friend of mine and Ade's from a band we used to play
in. Knowing what an incredible player he is, we'd often spoken about
asking him to join the band and finally got around to it, and he
With just 3 rehearsals Phil was sharing the PPUK stage with us and
but by no means least, we've also found a permanent guitarist! Jake
Willson auditioned with us at the same time as Phil, 2 weeks ago,
and after just 3 rehearsals played live with us. Jake's a fantastic
player and is into lots of great prog and fusion. He'll be bringing
a lot more shred to our songs.
So, here's the new Son of Science!
Look forward to seeing you all at some shows!
|02/02/2007 - New Track
We've added our latest song, The Path, to the
download page and to our myspace
For now, the version on the media page is 128kbps but I'll soon
switch it for a 160kbps version so you don't have to put up with
that nasty tinny sound.
The track will be featured on the ProgPower UK festival cd which
will be available at the festival. There's also another treat on
there for those who make it ;)
Check it out!
|17/01/2007 - New Year, New Shows
off, happy new year to all you science freaks! We received a really
cool response last year and 2007 looks like it's shaping up to be The
We have a truckload of offers and stuff pouring in and we'll
be announcing a lot of shows over the next few weeks. To kick off,
here's a quick two that've been planned:
up is a gig at Bar Monsta in Camden on the 1st of May. We're still
awaiting details, but it'll be a headline show.
Secondly, it's a long way off, but the Concorde 2 have asked us
to be main support for Orange Goblin when they hit Brighton in November.
More details on both of these shows as soon as we get them. But
stay tuned for more info.
|21/12/2006 - SoS Street Team!
friend of the band Leah Holder has set up a Myspace page for the Son of
Science Street Team. Members of the team will get discounts on merch,
tickets and other goodies.
Check out the page and add yourself at http://www.myspace.com/sonofsciencestreetteam.
|21/12/2006 - SoS Confirm Headline Show, Brighton
SoS have confirmed a headline show on 27th January 2007 @ Pressure Point, Brighton
|13/12/2006 - Son of Science Invade Juice FM 107.2
Son of Science will be performing a short acoustic
set on Brighton's Juice FM on Tuesday 19th December between 10pm
and midnight. There will also be an interview with the band discussing
their Concorde2 show with Skindred the following night and all things
metal. To listen on the internet click here.
|30/11/2006 - New Guitarist, New Song
Son of Science has recruited Tom Maclean of
dark-prog metallers TO-MERA as a stand-in guitarist for their upcoming
Adrian says, "TO-MERA remains Tom's main project but the fact
he's helping us out means we have more time to recruit a permanent
guitarist who we're 100% happy with. Tom's an incredible player
and he'll be bringing a ton of extra shred to our live show."
Anyone interested in auditioning for the second-guitarist spot should
for more info.
In other news, Son of Science has made available for streaming
its cover of the Backstreet Boys 2005 hit single "Incomplete"
on the SoS Myspace
This mix is unfinished and some parts are missing, and the solo
is not final.
|06/11/2006 - SoS Open For Skindred, Brighton
of Science have been confirmed as the opening act for UK ragga-metallers
Skindred's Brighton show on December 20th 2006 at the Concorde 2.
This is the bands debut UK show \m/
Tickets are available online from Ticket
|04/11/2006 - Guitarist Wanted
Son of Science are seeking a second guitarist.
The role will mainly be rhythm playing but there are harmony solos
which require good lead ability. You'll need to be able to rehearse
frequently in Brighton and have your own pro gear. Apply to email@example.com
|04/11/2006 - Audiostreet Page Added
of Science now have a page up on Audiostreet.net.
From that site you can stream high-quality versions of the tracks,
download high-quality mp3's, leave reviews, comments, link to us,
and all that good stuff.
|18/9/2006 - SoS Confirmed ProgPower UK 2007 Pre-Show
of Science are confirmed for the Prog Power UK pre-show party on
30th March 2007 @ The Hub, Cheltenham. They will be playing a 45
minute set. The band are also currently booking other shows for
late 2006 and 2007 www.progpoweruk.com/
|18/9/2006 - Track Updated
finally come up with a name for the instrumental. It's called E.M.P and
can now be found with a new bass solo added on the downloads page!
We've put it up at 160k to match the other tracks, so now you can hear it in decent quality.
We have added the song to our myspace page, but for some reason
it just won't play. It's been uploaded several times at various
bitrates, but no joy.
So for now, you'll have to download it :p
|18/9/2006 - New Track Available
band have put out a new song. This one is the band's instrumental,
which they're still working on a title for. For now, until the guys
send me a high quality version of the track, I've put the track up as
128kbps, but they'll b sending me a 160 version as soon as they get
Don't forget to leave your thoughts on the material if you like it, it's encouraging for the band and makes 'em work faster ;)
|25/8/2006 - Update
Recording punches on for the boys. They're busy
finishing off 3 more tracks. The instrumental is almost complete
and will be online either this weekend or next at the latest. Only
a few keyboard parts and guitar solos to go down.
The band have also laid down some scratch versions of My Dealer
and a cover track for Greg to work on his vocal ideas. They'll be
recording proper versions this weekend.
The cover won't be a typical metal band's choice, so expect something
If you want to be kept up to date on when the new tracks will be
made available for download, subscribe to the mailing list. Subscribers
get access to the songs first.
|13/8/2006 - Two New Songs Available
of Science have uploaded demo versions of two songs, "Sound of Me" and
"Not the End" which you can download from the downloads page for high
quality versions or from our MySpace page. Enjoy
|13/8/2006 - New Website Launched
hope you like the new look website which was designed by Son of
Science' very own Lee Cassidy. Close friend of the band Ivan Streaky
will be running the site with Lee. Join the Science Forum for friendly
discussion of all things metal. The band logo and symbols were designed
by Brazilian graphic designer Renato Faccini. Band photography is by
Sarah Bennett of Arachnid Designs. Enjoy
|13/8/2006 - Gareth Piper Departs Son of Science
Gareth Piper is no longer working with Son of Science. Although he
auditioned well it quickly became clear that Gareth didn't have the
time required for the band amidst his very busy academic and work
schedule. Son of Science wish Gareth all the best in the future.
|21/05/2006 -Interview with Adrian
Japanese DragonForce fansite Once
in a Lifetime has posted a new interview with former DragonForce
and current SoS bassist Adrian "Danger" Lambert. We've also posted
the interview text here.
|30/03/2006 -Sample of Instrumental
We've put up a short sample of another track.
For the moment we'll have to use a short section from the instrumental,
Theorists Of The New Paradigm, as none of the vocals are recorded
The quality is very basic, the clips we've used so far are taken
from demos of the songs, so everything is rough, and various instruments
and parts are missing from sections. Please be gentle with 'em.
The new clip can be downloaded
|26/03/2006 -Son of Science Announce Vocalist and
It is with great pride that Son of Science
can reveal two additions to the band's ranks.
Greg Pope, previously a solo artist, has filled the vocalist position
bringing a great combination of melodic and aggressive vocals
to the band. SoS bassist and mainman Adrian Lambert said, "Greg
performs the songs exactly the way I imagined they should be when
I started work on the SoS project back when I was supporting Iron
Maiden on their European 'Early Days' Tour last year. He has power,
melody, showmanship and a great understanding of harmony - everything
we need to front this collective of musical titans."
Also, guitarist Gareth Piper has stepped in to replace temporary
axeman Johnny Sinister. Adrian said, "Gareth turned up to
the audition having had 2 days to learn 3 songs. He nailed every
one of them with the casual impertinence you expect of a great
guitarist." Gareth is a student of music at ACM.
Son of Science Line-up -
Greg Pope - Vocals
Adrian Lambert (ex-DragonForce, ex-Intense) - Bass, Samples
Lee Cassidy (ex-The Clan Destined) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Samples
Rob Hicks (FourWayKill) - Drums
Jasper Welzel (Aileron) - Keys
Gareth Piper - Rhythm Guitar
|23/03/2006 - Quick update
Just a quick update to let people know things
Firstly, thanks once again to all the people signing up to the
mailing list. The first letter will go out in about 2-3 weeks,
and we might put a couple of samples online exclusively for those
who've signed up already, as a thankyou (lucky, lucky you!).
Also, 5 songs have now been completed and we're just finalising
a few things before we begin to record them.
We might put another sample of one of the demo recordings on
the website soon, so check back to hear a snippet of either the
instrumental or possibly a song with vocals!
For now, it's back to work...
|25/02/2006 - Mailing List
|Big thanks to everyone who already signed up to
the mailing list (if you haven't done so, do it now!). Once the
site is properly launched and all content added, we'll be mailing
out a notice to all subscribers. Until then, things will be a little
quiet as we work "behind the scenes".
We're currently auditioning vocalists for the band. If you're interested
in the position, we're holding auditions on March 18th in Brighton,
but we'll be doing another audition date shortly after. Send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you're interested.
|15/02/2006 - Song writing
|Song writing is proceeding at a fantastic pace.
1 song is complete, 2 songs are very near completion, an instrumental
is finished but just needs some patching, and there's the possibility
of a 20 minute epic!
When this site goes live (when you get to read this) we'll have
plenty of music available, and we're hoping to have some fairly
amusing things on the site, too.
|06/02/2006 - Line up confirmed!
|With only the vocalist position unfilled, Son
of Science are pleased to announce the following musicians are in
Adrian Lambert (ex-DragonForce,
ex-Intense) - Bass
Lee Cassidy (ex-The Clan
Destined) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Rob Hicks (FourWayKill)
Jasper Welzel (Aileron) - Keys
Sinister (ex-Butchers of Bakersfield) - Rhythm Guitar and samples
|01/02/06 - Son of Science Seek Vocalist
|Technical melodic metallers "Son of Science",
the new band formed by former DragonForce bassist Adrian Lambert,
are looking for a vocalist to complete their line-up.
The band are currently recording songs for internet release in early
2006, after which they will begin touring and seeking a record deal.
If you would like to audition for "Son of Science" or
want more info on the vocalist position email email@example.com