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Sci-fi fusion trio Consider the Source defy easy categorization. If intergalactic energy beings, upon their initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built a pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine powered by psychedelic math…it would sound like a cut-rate CTS cover band. With their blend of progressive rock and improvisatory jazz, soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate elements into an utterly original whole. A relentless touring schedule has earned them a fervent following around the world, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies to corpse-painted headbangers.

Their latest electric album, You Are Literally a Metaphor, is the culmination of a fifteen-year musical journey. Packed with the same fury and dazzling virtuosity of their previous work, Metaphor is also a portrait of three musicians reaching new levels of maturity.

From the bluesy swing of “When You’ve Loved and Lost Like Frankie Has” to the ethereal electro-synths of “Sketches From a Blind Man”, CTS’s minimalist pop instincts stand shoulder-to-shoulder with progressive metal and freewheeling improvisation in a true expression of their omnivorous musicality. Three of Metaphor’s nine songs are Eastern European traditionals, but could easily be mistaken for the band’s original tunes, so singular has their sound become. CTS retain their signature fiery maximalism while pushing the hooky, anthemic songwriting to the forefront. Bassist John Ferrara’s new Taurus bass pedals and guitarist Gabriel Marin’s new custom Vigier double-neck guitar add new dimensions to the band’s already diverse sound.

Consider the Source announces their fall "Maxx Power Tour" and release a cover of Opeth's "Death Whispered a Lullaby".

Opeth is one of the few bands who influenced the three of us individually during our adolescent years and later collectively as a group. They write extended compositions that are emotionally dark and brilliantly tie together sections of extreme heaviness with mellow acoustic passages. Their top-notch production, tight rhythms and catchy melodies have become something we strive for in our own original music.

We've wanted to cover one of their songs for a long time but couldn't pick just one favorite. We hope you enjoy our interpretation of “Death Whispered A Lullaby” with a couple of our favorite riffs added in at the end from “Closure” and “Deliverance”. - Consider the Source

The "Maxx Power Tour" will be their return to a fully electric performance too, earlier this year CTS toured behind their latest release "Hybrid Vol. 1: Such As A Mule" in a hybrid acoustic electric seated show format, but now it's time to get back to melting faces again! 

MAXX POWER TOUR DATES (full schedule further down):

11.04 Portland, ME - Bayside Bowl
11.05 Hartford, CT - Arch Street Tavern **
11.10 Saratoga Springs, NY - Putnam Place
11.11 Burlington, VT - Nectar's
11.12 Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar ***
11.17 Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater *
11.18 Pembroke, MA - Soundcheck Studios ****
11.19 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Made ***
12.01 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
12.02 Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall
12.03 Charlotte, NC - Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts
12.08 Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
12.09 Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
* w/ Chestnut Grove
** w/ The Mushroom Cloud
*** w/ Baked Shrimp
**** w/ Bella's Bartok

FULL SCHEDULE:

09.02 Millersville, PA - Phantom Power *
09.03 Stuart, VA - Front Porch Fest
10.13 Baltimore, MD - The 8x10 **
10.14 Abingdon, VA - Between the Vines
10.15 Pamplin, VA - Fly High CROPtober Fest
11.04 Portland, ME - Bayside Bowl
11.05 Hartford, CT - Arch Street Tavern ***
11.10 Saratoga Springs, NY - Putnam Place
11.11 Burlington, VT - Nectar's
11.12 Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar ****
11.17 Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater *
11.18 Pembroke, MA - Soundcheck Studios *****
11.19 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Made ****
12.01 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
12.02 Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall
12.03 Charlotte, NC - Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts
12.08 Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
12.09 Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
* w/ Chestnut Grove
** w/ Seven Teller
*** w/ The Mushroom Cloud
**** w/ Baked Shrimp
***** w/ Bella's Bartok