Progressive metal artist Eric Francis is always trying something different. Experimenting with elements of many rock and metal subgenres, his discography is a sonic melting pot always open for expansion. Self-described as creating a sense of ‘musical whiplash,’ Francis’ music is characterized by complicated rhythm guitar parts and “airy”, ambient leads, using a contrast between light and heavy elements in his writing. Prior to releasing music as a solo artist, Francis collaborated with many bands local to his home in NY.
His new LP, ‘Under A Fake Sky,” (released August 28th) was created during the COVID-19 pandemic by Francis himself. Although the record was unplanned, Eric found himself inspired by the confines of quarantine to produce, write, record, mix, and master an album from his home. Lyrically, the LP tells the story of his personal experiences with quarantine, isolation, current events, and the COVID-19 pandemic. “Under A Fake Sky” is a mesh of progressive metal and djent sounds that blend together seamlessly.
Prior to "Under a Fake Sky", Eric has released three solo albums (Dreamstate, A Perfect Moment, Full Circle), an acoustic album (A Closer Look), and two albums with the band Maybe Later (Visions, Turning Points).