Age of Distraction – A Game Of Whispers
The Time is upon us – you are living in the Age of Distraction
Release date: May 30th, 2024

Age of Distraction is a thrilling new collaboration which spans across the contemporary UK progressive rock circuit. In 2023, founder member and guitarist John Cook (ex-This Winter Machine, ex-This Other Eden) began writing the songs that would shape the musical direction of this new band. He recruited rising-star Charlie Bramald (Ghost of the Machine, Shadows On Mercury) on vocals, gravity-defying bassist Mark Gatland (Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, IT), and multi- instrumentalist plus producer-extraordinaire Dom Bennison (Last Motion Picture, ex-This Winter Machine) to occupy the drum stool and handle production duties. Together, Age of Distraction has created a debut album which explores the boundaries of melodic, accessible progressive rock and metal, evoking a unique sonic atmosphere in the process.
The debut single “Compromised” burst through the speakers in June 2023. Listeners had their first opportunity to experience the bone-crunching riffs, melodic lead lines, propulsive grooves, and the densely layered, contemporary production style that characterise Age of Distraction’s signature sound.
This was followed by “Take Me Down” in July, a dark and brooding piece which features guests Philip Stuckey (Stuckfish) on lead vocals and Ruby Jones (The Exotic Ices Project) on piano and keys. These additional contributions further enhance the project with their superb singing and stellar musicianship respectively, with Phil also penning the lyrics.

A final taster appeared in the form of album title track “A Game Of Whispers”, released in September 2023. This melodic monster of a song made a splash by winning the popular Prog Tracks Of The Week poll, and whetted the appetites of prog fans for the album to come.
The time is now upon us. The Age of Distraction has arrived. The debut album A Game Of Whispers arrives on 31 May 2024.

Age of Distraction’s full-length debut album A Game of Whispers releases on 31 May 2024. It features 12 tracks epitomising the band’s contemporary progressive rock and melodic metal sound, including the singles “Compromised”, “Take Me Down” (featuring guests Philip Stuckey and Ruby Jones), and the eponymous “A Game of Whispers” (Prog Track Of The Week 8-15 September). The album explores the consequences of toxic relationships and communication breakdown, weaving those emotional beats into sonic tapestries which thread the lines between beauty and heaviness. A Game of Whispers boasts a powerful and pristine production courtesy of band member Dom Bennison, and is adorned by stunning artwork from Andjela Vujić.

A Game of Whispers will be available to purchase in digipack CD format from Gravity Dream Music, and digitally from Bandcamp.
The album will also be available to listen on all major streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and many more.

Line Up & Credits
John Cook – guitars and additional keyboards
Charlie Bramald – lead and backing vocals
Mark Gatland – bass and additional keyboards
Dom Bennison – drums, keyboards additional guitars

Also featuring:
Philip Stuckey – lead vocals on Take Me Down
Ruby Jones – piano and keyboards on The Uninvited and Take Me Down

All songs performed by Age of Distraction
Produced, mixed and mastered by Dom Bennison – Creative Media Producer
Songs written by John Cook
Arrangement on The Uninvited by Ruby Jones
Orchestral arrangements on Oceans and My Peace by Dom Bennison
Lyrics on A Game Of Whispers by Charlie Bramald and John Cook


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