The songs have it all, clever compositions with interesting arrangements, a superb sense of melody, with odd time signatures and rhythms mixed in, suites with numerous sections, superb harmonies throughout. The execution is brilliant and flawless.” - Peter Thelen

Expose.org

Demo it may be but the recordings’ quality is quite brilliant as befits a concept album where the siblings’ progressive leanings meet folk sensibilities on a stunning array of mini-epics whose motifs flow into each other logically and melodically...” - Dmitry Epstein

DMME.net

...while the musicianship is very much of the highest order, it is the songs which really makes this...an incredibly enjoyable album which certainly would have done well if it had seen the light of day and been given the right promotion back in the day. Any fan of “traditional” prog would do very well indeed to seek this out.” - Progtector

Progressor.net

...completely realized songs on an epic scale. “The Spirit” and “All the People” clock in at nearly seven minutes and more than ten minutes, respectively, and both share features with the golden-era output of UK band Renaissance, who made several albums of delicate chamber prog in the mid-70s: harpsichord, Mellotron, spindly fuzz-guitar guitar leads, and lovely harmonies that blend male and female voices. The sprawling “Only the Children Know” starts acoustic before taking off for the stars with a massive Moog solo, and “The Castle” highlights Gail’s beautiful violin before stepping off into thick, distorted keys and expanding into a sprawling suite worthy of comparison to 70s Genesis.” - Steve Krakow (Plastic Crimewave)

The Chicago Reader

The Castle

Apocalypse

Apocalypse 1976 Demo Album Reissue - LP Released on Vinyl and Digital March 25, 2022 on Guerssen's Out-Sider Record Label. For a list of record stores that carry Apocalypse "The Castle" LP please visit our Apocalypse Artist Page here: https://salvatoriproductions.com/apocalypse

Michael Salvatori - Band Leader, Composer, Lead Vocals, Acoustic and

Apocalypse 1976 Demo Album Reissue - LP Released on Vinyl and Digital March 25, 2022 on Guerssen's Out-Sider Record Label. For a list of record stores that carry Apocalypse "The Castle" LP please visit our Apocalypse Artist Page here: https://salvatoriproductions.com/apocalypse

Michael Salvatori - Band Leader, Composer, Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Recorder

Gail Salvatori - Keyboards, Synths, Violin, Backing Vocals

Tom Salvatori - Bass, Electric and Classical Guitar, Recorder

Scott Magnesen - Drums, Percussion

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Please patronize the Record Stores that carry the Apocalypse LP!! They truly need our support. 

Here's a list of locations that carry Apocalypse "The Castle":

GuerssenRecords.com           Barnesandnoble.com 

BilocationRecords.com          Bullmoose.com  

Juno.co.uk                             ShinyBeast.nl 

Clear-spot.nl                          hhv.de 

jbsrecordlounge.com             importcds.com 

downinthevalley.com            sirenrecords.com 

blowitoutahere.com              vinyljunkies.net 

redyetirecords.com               deepdiscount.com 

theriverunchosen.com           digcityrecords.com 

easystreetonline.com            recordstoreday.com 

tuneshoboken.com                millsrecordcompany.com  

thegreatescapeonline.com    strictlydiscs.com 

vinyl.com.au                           wowhd.co.uk 

Discogs.com                           PopMarket.com

RoughTrade.com                    Walmart.com

Oldies.com                             RecordShopX.com

RevolutionMusicCompany.com  

VinylDestination.com.au 

RELEASED March 25, 2022 - Apocalypse music, after 46 years in a dusty old storage bin, FINALLY sees the light of day thanks to Steve Krakow (Music Writer/Historian aka Plastic Crimewave), Sara Gossett (Dreamscapes and Nostalgia Artist) and the expert Folk/Prog Rock curating team at Guerssen and Out-Sider Records.

The fresh, new vinyl release (mastered for LP directly from the original demo master recording by Javier Roldon at Vacuum Mastering) means you'll be right there in the studio with us as we played through our set list (no overdubs!) on that day in September, 1976. Our goal for going into the studio was to simply produce a demo of our live show with the intent on sending it out to try and book concert dates on the college circuit, which was the most important thing for a band to do back then. 

Enjoy reading some of the positive reviews that have been coming in:  

SomethingElseReviews.com  

ProgressoR.com  

DMME.net  

Expose.org  

AnneCarlini.com  

MusicStreetJournal.com  

RockLiquias.com  

ProgressiveRockCentral.com  

mwe3.com  

PsychedelicBabyMag.com

Shindig! UK Magazine

Enjoy in-depth interviews that will help frame the era, time and place along with the pocketful of miracles that were involved with bringing this release to the light of day:  

PsychedelicBabyMag.com - Thanks Klemen!   

mwe3.com - Thanks Robert! (to enjoy the interview, scroll down past Robert's review)

ChicagoReader.com - Thanks Steve Krakow (Plastic Crimewave) 

Outside the Loop Radio - Mike Stephen and Steve Krakow discuss the Apocalypse release

YouTube Videos:   

The Spirit (Excerpt) - posted as a Guerssen promotion   

The Spirit - full length song - posted by our friends at Guerssen 

The Castle - full length song - posted by our friends at Guerssen  

Only the Children Know  - full length song - posted by our friends at RockRoseMusic (Robert Silverstein)