AUTUMN HOUR as individuals have been involved with the recording, touring and teaching aspects of the music industry for many years. Vocalist Alan Tecchio forged – as already mentioned - his career touring and recording seven CDs with 80’s thrash/power metalheads HADES, two of which also featured Lescinsky on drums. The origins of the band can be traced back to the summer of 2003 when Tecchio and Jurman wrote about a dozen somber, acoustic songs together. It took until 2008, but eventually these songs morphed into a group dynamic with the addition of Lescinsky and Arent. The quartet deconstructed some of the 2003 material and also wrote new, heavier songs. The results transcend genre but the majority of the songs have strong metal music roots. At the same time, “dethroned” is an album that boasts many textures, tones and ideas. A concept CD, the premise of the story is based around ideas developed by Ray Kurzweil in his ground-breaking book “The Singularity Is Near.” Taking forward-thinking concepts like strong artificial intelligence, exponential technological development, and nanotechnology, AH has woven their own shadowy, sorrowful tale of a potential future. “dethroned” is a songbook of utter, worldwide devastation, and an aftermath in which technology tries to save the human race from extinction. The story is told in three parts: Part I: Singularity In The Making, Part II: Endgame, and Part III: The Machine Kind. The crushingly clear sound of this musical tale was devised through the keen production talents of Jon “Jonny Rod” Ciorciari (Exodus, Six Foot Sissy, Forman, Sicks Deep). Ciorciari helmed the tracking and mixing of “dethroned” at his J-Rod Productions facility in New City, New York. He perfectly captured the dark, haunting, and, at times, brutal moods of the story itself.
Part I – Singularity In The Making
2. END USER
3. TECHCCELERATION (THE MACHINE SPEAKS)
4. HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN (EURYTHMICS-Cover)
Part II – Endgame
5. FADE OUT
6. UNBELIEVABLE (THE MIND SPEAKS)
8. HOW WERE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW?
Part III – The Machine Kind
9. EVERY DAY (THE BODY SPEAKS)
11. THE PAST (THE HEART SPEAKS)
14. HOW WERE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW? (Acoustic)