Engineered and Mixed by Eric Rinker. Mastered by Jason Spears at Tainted Blue Studios, NYC. 'Although it would be easy to dismiss Augusta act Artemia as an arty excursion by musicians with their minds on metal and metal on their minds, that would be unfair. Sure, some of metal's basic elements -- the grinding guitars that chug and charge and vocals set to soar -- are in effect, but without any of the anger and affected angst that can make metal more of an acquired taste. Artemia could be written off as purely prog-rock practitioners. The essential ingredients -- odd and shifting time signatures, songs separated into suites and movements, a classical approach to technique -- are in full effect. But there's so much more. Carefully listening uncovers Artemia as a band full of texture and influence. Incredibly tight but still soulful, precise in it's arrangements but still capable of breaking loose, Artemia understands that while difficult, it is possible to find a place where technique, art and honest emotion can exist. [Vocalist] Blaine Prescott has, over the years, proven himself to be one of Augusta's most reliable and capable vocalists. He has the range, power and unique inflection to stand out from the pack.' ~Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, May 25, 2011 ----------------------- Artemia is band that will make you laugh, cry, ponder, fall in love, and be afraid of things of which we dare not speak. Formed in 2010 and hailing from Augusta, Georgia (home of the godfather of soul James Brown), Artemia is a conglomeration of experienced musicians with diverse backgrounds that produce memorable, edgy music with a timeless feel. While the band falls under the umbrella of rock, Artemia incorporate elements of metal, progressive rock, hardcore/punk, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and pop into their original music... and have covered artists as varied as Faith No More, Bonnie Raitt, CkY, and Linda Ronstadt. Artemia pay little attention to tired commercial formulas, bucking the trends followed by many of their contemporaries, and focus on making music that contrasts yet blends well with a variety of artists. Lyrically, Artemia is as clever and sundry as the music. Song themes include a musing on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the lack of originality in pop-culture, and how humans deal with their own mortal existence in a modern world. Never too serious, the lyrical content often contains subtle and occasionally pointed humor to give the songs an added flair. Ultimately, Artemia want to provide music fans with something different, something unique... 'something special.' -------------- 'You guys have such range. The diversity of your songs shows incredible talent.' -Lawless Entertainment 'Overall, you have a wonderful piece of art that I think most people in the general commercial public might not 'get'. Perhaps I'm underestimating the general public, but I do think that you have a great cut for an album!' -Kristen Cifelli.