Invicta

by The Enid

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Invicta is the 13th studio album from cult symphonic rock band, The Enid. Maintaining the band's tradition for narrative, the record will mark the second edition in a planned trilogy of releases, building upon musical motifs of 2010 predecessor, Journey's End.

Exploring the relationship between one and the many, the record aims to interpret wider themes of what humanity is able to achieve as a collective; celebrating greatness yet acknowledging adverse extremes. From the immense choral arrangements of "The Whispering", featuring over 200 vocal layers, contrasted with the hauntingly beautiful solo tones of "One and the Many", Invicta laments on the power of the whole. Individually we are all alone but together we are invincible.

Formed in 1974 by acclaimed composer and pianist, Robert John Godfrey, The Enid are renowned for their large-scale, myth and fantasy-inspired instrumental pieces. In the early 80s The Enid became the first band ever to self-fund their recordings with contributions from fans in advance; a revolutionary concept that has since led to bands as diverse as Marillion and Radiohead taking lead from their approach. Following a break in 1988, Godfrey rediscovered his musical muse five years ago and has since lovingly reformed The Enid with original drummer Dave Storey plus new young recruits, Jason Ducker on guitars, Max Read on vocals and keyboards, Nicholas Willes on bass and percussion and Joe Payne on lead vocals – a line up that spans three generations.

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released January 28, 2013

Robert John Godfrey on piano
Dave Storey on drums
Jason Ducker on guitar
Max Read on vocals and keyboard
Nicholas Willes on bass and percussion
Joe Payne on lead vocals

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The Enid Northampton, UK

Formed in 1974 by acclaimed composer Robert John Godfrey, The Enid are renowned for their large-scale instrumental pieces. In the early 80s The Enid became the first band to self-fund their recordings with contributions from fans. Following a break in 1988, Godfrey lovingly reformed The Enid with original drummer Dave Storey plus new recruits, Jason Ducker, Max Read, Nicholas Willes and Joe Payne. ... more

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