Alien Parachute Man is a 4-piece progressive hard rock hailing from Portland, OR. After months of frantic work, APM has released their highly-anticipated debut album "Heat of the Land". APM has existed in its current form since 2009, although some of the members have been playing together for over a decade. The band gleefully abandoned the rigidity of their previous incarnations and the music of "Heat of the Land" reflects this. The songs are diverse and range from folk ballads (Hymn for a Heathen) to space rock (The Words to Say) to pounding metal (Abstention).
The CD release contains gorgeous original artwork, eye-popping photography tied to the albums theme, as well as lyrics for all the tracks.
Dale and Rich have been playing together for over a decade; Britt joined in 2006. After multiple unexpected vocalist changes, the frustrated members moved Rich from drums to vocals. They quickly realized a drum machine wasn't going to cut it and added Mark to the line-up in late 2009; Alien Parachute Man has existed in that form ever since.
They've played a multitude of local clubs including the legendary Satyricon. Understanding that performance is both an auditory and a visual medium, Alien Parachute Mans shows often incorporate costumes (including a notorious zombie-infested Halloween set) and audience participation. Recently finishing work on their debut album in preparation for a regional tour planned for early 2012.
Alien Parachute Man's musical influences include Tool, Porcupine Tree, Failure, and Dredg.
Alien Parachute Man gleefully abandoned the rigidity of their previous incarnations and their music reflects this. Their songs are diverse and range from folk ballads (Hymn for a Heathen) to space rock (The Words to Say) to pounding metal (Abstention). Their live set even throws in a high speed double-bass fueled cover of Depeche Modes Enjoy the Silence. They use a variety of guitars and tunings and a wide range of percussion from timbales to the 808, courtesy of the drummers electronic kit.