In the music world it isn't often that you hear of many bands or artists coming out of the sleepy state of Maine. I mean let's face it, Maine isn't exactly known as being a hotbed for culture and creativity. If anything, most people just think of our country's northernmost state as the place where lobsters, blueberries and coffee brandy comes from. And as delicious as these things are (especially the coffee brandy), Maine has been known from time to time to deliver more then just the exports that reinforce its unwanted stereotypes. That said, the Portland based, prog-rock quintet aptly known as Five of the Eye's just so happens to be a shining example of one of those rare but wildly significant exports. In recent years, few bands have made as big of an impact on the Maine music scene as 5OTE. Now with the bands highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album The Venus Transit it has become abundantly clear that Portland's honorary ambassadors of rock are in it for the long haul and have set their sights on greener pastures, bigger stages, and the beautiful burden and privilege of being a full-time touring act.
The album which was produced and engineered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo Studio in Portland, ME musically picks-up where the band left off with their self-produced sophomore EP Hierophantasm.