American progressive rock band IZZ has released one of its finest
albums in recent years. Don’t Panic makes multiple references to science in its
lyrics and the album cover.
IZZ has the best female vocals in the American progressive scene. Don’t Panic contains superb choruses, hooks and interactions that skillfully bring together the female and male vocalists (4 in total). Undoubtedly, the best lead vocals on Don’t Panic are provided by Annmarie Byrnes and Laura Meade.
On the instrumental side, IZZ is a powerhouse as well, featuring outstanding guitar work, incredibly beautiful modern synths, propelling bass and the creative beats of two formidable drummers.
The lineup includes guitarist Paul Bremner on electric and acoustic guitars; Anmarie Byrnes on vocals; Brian Coralian on acoustic and electronic drums, percussion; Greg DiMiceli on acoustic drums and percussion; John Galgano on bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, additional keyboards and vocals; Tom Galgano on keyboards and vocals; and Laura Meade on vocals.
Don’t Panic is first-rate progressive rock, masterfully-arranged
and performed. It’s modern in the sense of technology and draws inspiration
from progressive-era Yes, Genesis and ELP, and fusion as well.
IZZ will be performing in support of the new album at the New Jersey Proghouse the weekend of June 15-16.
The NJProghouse will be hosting a two-day event Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2019 to celebrate 20 years of bringing progressive rock acts to the stage. the lineup includes regional and international acts.
Saturday, June 15
The Tea Club
Brett Kull & Ray Weston of Echolyn
NDV (Nick D’Virgilio)
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly
Sunday, June 16
No More Pain
The Devil’s Staircase (feat. Mattias Olsson)
Progressive rock band IZZ is set to perform at the Music at the Mansion music series in Westchester, New York on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. This will be IZZ’s first live concert of 2017 and the band will present new music as well as songs they have not performed live in a long time.
IZZ is known for its captivating vocals and memorable guitar and synthesizer solos.
IZZ was formed by brothers Tom and John Galgano in 1996. The lineup includes percussionist Greg DiMiceli, guitarist Paul Bremner, vocalist Anmarie Byrnes, vocalist Laura Meade, and drummer Brian Coralian.