View Full Version : Virgil on Erik Norlander's album.

07-28-2003, 01:05 PM
Some of you prog lovers may know about this, but Virgil finished his tracks not too long ago on Erik Norlander's latest solo double CD called Music Machine.

Here's a quick link to the breakdown of the record:


Gregg Bissonnette and Vinnie Appice are on this album. It's truly a great listen, that's for sure!

I just thought I should let you guys know of what's going on.


07-28-2003, 01:24 PM
Thanks, Christopher.

I'll have to get that one!

07-28-2003, 03:28 PM
Totally. I'm personally a keyboard music buff. Especially the works of Vince DiCola (Rocky and Transformers soundtracks). I also dig Mark Shreeve but prefer DiCola's work much more. It's too bad that we don't hear of him anymore..

But anyway, this is also a great album with an added plus : Virgil is on it! :)


08-05-2003, 09:45 AM
I didn't include this originally, but here are some sound samples from the album:


And here are the reviews and tracklistings with the corresponding artists that appear on every track.

Really amazing work!

Erik Norlander
08-05-2003, 11:58 AM
Hello Virgil fans!

Thanks to Christopher for the nice post about my 'Erik Norlander - Music Machine' album. It is an honor to have Virgil appear on that album. There are two pieces in particular that open and close Disc One called "Prologue: Project Blue Prince" and "Reprise: Project Blue Prince" that have this high-speed ultra-technical double kick part. When I wrote that, I immediately thought of Virgil. When I sang it to him over the phone, Virgil's reply was, of course, "No problem, mate". When you hear him play the part on the record, he makes it sound easy. I assure you that it isn't!!! Virgil also did a fantastic job on "The Fall of the Idol" which almost has a 'Ring of Fire' sound to it (I guess the fact that Mark Boals sings it pushes it in that direction as well) and also "Metamorphosis", which is basically a wild-assed Moog synthesizer solo with equally wild-assed drumming!

And if Virgil wasn't enough of a superhero during the session for this album, immediately after recording the last track, he asked for directions to the nearest gym. Oh man, this guy is SERIOUS!

Best wishes,

Erik Norlander

08-05-2003, 05:42 PM
I've downloaded some sound samples where Virgil playerd, and I really liked it.

The main problem is that I believe I won't be able to buy that album here in Argentina.... mmmhh, maybe in two or three years it arrives here... who knows? :)

Btw, congratulations and thank you for the SOBERVIO (excellent) job you've done with the album.

08-11-2003, 12:47 PM
The name Erik Norlander sounds like a swedish or norway name...
...does anyone know where this guy is from??

08-11-2003, 01:46 PM
He's born and raised in LA it looks like.

Check out his bio: