Originally released in 2000, Lars Eric
Mattsson has gone back to the master tapes
and remixed the sound for a new digital
version of the eponymous Condition Red debut
album which sees release on all leading
digital platforms on 15 January 2014.
Red is a progressive rock/metal project
originally a dream child of keyboardist
Alexander King and guitarist Lars Eric Mattsson.
The first album was composed in 1999 and
released 2000 and featured a 7 piece band which
included guitarist Alex Masi (Masi, MCM) and
guest Derek Sherinian (Solo, ex Dream Theater,
Billy Idol etc) on some blistering keyboard
Condition Red mixes progressive metal with hard
rock, neoclassical and fusion.
contains eight long-form tracks, of which three
("Bach On The Streets Again", "Lighthouse",
"Final Words") are all instrumental. Complex
arrangements with symphonic orchestra and full
blast solos from some of today’s greatest
musicians are taken to a new level on this
concept album. Alex Masi, Derek Sherinian and
Lars Eric Mattsson need no further introduction
and the newcomers have no problem fitting in.
Red was written in late 1999 and recorded
between January and April 2000. The band
explored and developed new ground rather than
following in the steps of others, and its
complicated rhythms and arrangements are not
like any other releases that we know of. Ella
Grussner's violin and vocals are an essential
part of this project, as well as the two amazing
keyboardists, Derek Sherinian, and newcomer
Red is music for people with open minds.