Byzantine were always a bit of an anomaly to me. I was under the impression that there were no good bands coming out of Kentucky (my home state) or West Virginia (from which I am about 15 minutes away). I know it must not be a big deal to those living in and around big cities, but the local music scene in this part of the US blows, so knowing that a band as universally acclaimed in the metal world as Byzantine and I sharing the same local news station (WSAZ, News Channel 3!) is a new concept to me. Weird.

Anyhow, after much anticipation, the progressive groove metal band have announced that they’ve reunited, complete with their original “definitive” lineup, and are working on a new album! This is some exciting news! The band needs some help however in funding their new record. They’ve set up a Kickstarter program so fans can pledge money for various packages. If you can, pledge a few dollars for the new Byz record, why don’t you?

– JR

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