Blanket Barricade Release Their Debut Album "Parade Bells"
Today marks the release of the Blanket Barricade's much anticipated debut release "Parade Bells". Having teased their audience with music video after music video, the goods have finally been delivered.
Full of textured riffs, and melodramatic ballads, "Parade Bells" blends theatrics with rock to form a truly epic sound. The project was lead by the vision of Wesley Krauss as he worked to create music with a sense of story, and a sound that deviates from the typical inde-rock band. Little does the average listener know that the songs on “Parade Bells” are actually comprised of 70-100 tracks, with up to 25 different guitars used in one song! Wesley calls this his ‘guitar choir’ which is clearly prominent on the chorus of "Sticks and Stones," while "X-In”, the album finale, features a 30-track choir of his own voice.
Blanket Barricade may be in the launch phase of their career, but Krauss is no stranger to music. He once created a Rock Opera in high school, and was also nominated for a best short film score Leo award in 2009. Their sound has the feel of a musical or a film score, and Krauss intends to expand the concept through more music videos. “My plan is to release a video for every track on our debut album to weave the saga of Parade Bells through artistic theatre,” said Krauss.