Quo Vadis - Biography




The year 2004 brought a new chapter to the history of Quo Vadis. The long awaited follow-up to the albums "Day Into Night" [2000] and "Passage In Time" [2001] demonstrates mature songwriting by a band constantly pushing the limits. Just as with the release of previous albums, both of which have been critically acclaimed - nominated as "Best new Canadian Talent" by the 2001 Canadian Music Network Awards, quo Vadis refused to simply clone the sounds and ideas that brought previous efforts their recognition. Instead their new offering, like its predecessors, is an evolution, a step forward and a challenge to the status quo.

Musically, the album will impress both the fans of Death and Prog Metal. The band manages to balance odd time signatures and tempo changes with an exceptional sense of melody and power - an equilibrium achievable only by the combination of Frydrychowicz and Bercier's playing styles. DiGiorgio's fretless meanderings compliment the rhythm section with counter melodies not heard since Death's "Individual Thought Patterns". Imposing vocals, solos, as well as the tasteful use of piano, cellos and choirs complete the offering for an unforgettable experience.

This uncompromising attitude has pushed Quo Vadis to part ways with long time members, Arie Itman and Remy Beauchamp, and to enlist a full time vocalist Stéphane Paré as well as Steve DiGiorgio, Roxanne Constantin and William Seghers as session musicians to complete the album lineup. Mixed and mastered at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida by Jim Morris, this album is unlike any other release of 2004.

Source: Quo Vadis official website [http://www.quovadis.qc.ca/]