The members of White Arms of Athena, a progressive metal act from Mesquite, are checking out studios in order to complete their debut recording.
“The full-length will be called Astrodrama and it shouldn’t take longer than a month or two to complete,” says guitarist Colin McDonnell.
The band just played a high-profile gig at the Plano center and is setting up shows throughout the summer. The 19-year-old McDonnell is excited about the band’s growth over the past couple of months:
”We’ve redone and written many songs and we’re ready to showcase them,” says McDonnell. “People aren’t going to expect the progression we’ve made as band and as individual musicians.”
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Brave talk to be sure. Yet the band’s Myspace page offer songs like “Confrontations with a Ghost” and “Inhale in Exile,” cuts that show a band more advanced than their tender years would imply. Although White Arms of Athena has been around for a couple of years, one member is still finishing up high school and McDonnell envisions a time soon to come when the band can be a completely full-time act. Says the obviously giddy guitarist: “It’s like our new coming out.” --Darryl Smyers