Temic, new band featuring Eric Gillette and Diego Tejeida, announce debut album and single “Count Your Losses”

Temic, new band featuring Eric Gillette and Diego Tejeida, announce debut album and single “Count Your Losses”

TEMIC, the new band featuring Eric Gillette (Neal Morse Band) and former Haken keyboardist Diego Tejeida, has just announced their debut album ‘Terror Management Theory’. Rounding out the lineup is Simen Sandness, who drums for Shining and Arkentype, while Fredrik Bergersen Klemp still shows off his vocal range as the singer for Maraton.

The first single “Count Your Losses” depicts the beginning of our journey,” says TEMIC. “It’s also the very first song that we wrote as a band. We’ve been anxiously waiting for this moment, and now it’s finally here!”

Watch the video for “Count Your Losses”:

‘Terror Management Theory’ is out November 17 on Season of Mist. Pre-order the album HERE. Pre-save the album HERE.

Clocking in at just shy of six minutes, “Count Your Losses” gives TEMIC plenty of time to show off. The band roll out an arena-ready guitar solo to go along with scatting drum fills, fretless bass runs and synths built for a rave. And just think – that only covers the bridge!

Add all of that together with Bergersen Klemp’s clean, melodic tenor, and you get the perfect introduction to progressive metal’s newest sensation.

Track list:
1. TMT (2:02)
2. Through the Sands of Time (7:00)
3. Falling Away (4:58)
4. Count Your Losses (6:13) [WATCH VIDEO]
5. Skeletons (7:00)
6. Acts of Violence (5:52)
7. Friendly Fire (5:57)
8. Paradigm (6:33)
9. Once More (5:45)
10. Mothallah (7:27)
Total: 58:54

The origins of TEMIC date back to 2017, when Tejeida and Gillette toured the world as band members of Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress. From the very first chords they exchanged, their musical chemistry both on and off stage was undeniable, leading them to discuss the prospect of starting a new band together. Unfortunately, conflicting tour and recording commitments forced them to turn their attention elsewhere for years—that is, until the world came to a standstill in 2020, and Tejeida called Gillette to ask a fateful question:
“Remember how we said we should make music together? Well, how about now?”

Thus, the first demos for what would later become TEMIC’s 2023 debut album, Terror Management Theory, began to emerge. Within a few weeks after that initial phone call, the musical vision of TEMIC had become clear: Let’s create progressive music that is heavily influenced by high-energy electronic music, but arranged and orchestrated for a 5-piece modern prog rock/metal band—where, at last, the pulse can be the focus, and the vocal melody can be king.

Eager to join forces with the very best bandmates, Tejeida and Gillette first summoned the rhythmic power of their friend and drummer Sandnes. With characteristic enthusiasm, Sandnes seized the opportunity, prepared to contribute his percussive prowess as the heartbeat of TEMIC. When it came time to find the singer that would carry TEMIC’s melodies to new heights, Sandnes recommended vocal powerhouse Klemp, whose emotive delivery and unmatched intensity left no doubt that he was destined to be the voice of TEMIC. Finally, to round out the rhythm section of Terror Management Theory, dynamic bassist Jacob Umansky (Intervals) was invited on board as a guest player, gracing the album with an unrivaled groove and a signature low-end sound.

Together, this mammoth lineup is TEMIC, a high-energy, electronic-inspired, modern melodic prog metal band for the next generation.

Fredrik Bergersen (Maraton, 22) – Vocals
Eric Gillette (The Neal Morse Band, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress) – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Simen Sandnes (Shining, Arkentype) – Drums and Percussion
Diego Tejeida (Devin Townsend, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, ex-Haken) – Keyboards and Sound Design

Guest musicians:
Jacob Umansky (USA) – Bass guitar on the whole album
Mosaic Gospel Choir (Norway) – Mothallah
Garden State Threshold Choir (USA) – Mothallah

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