What If Never Was

by Scarlet Hollow

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distant planet Generally categorised as metallic prog there is more than enough here to keep fans of both genres happy. Similar to a slightly heavier Stream of Passion blended with the melodic integrity of Genesis maybe ??
All fans of prog rock will love this, buy without hesitation !!
Gregg Olson - my thoughts are with you, get well soon !! Favorite track: Around The Bend.
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Shreddy Mercury This album pulls from so many areas of music however it melds into progressively glorious album. Allison Vonbuelow has one of the most unique voices I've ever heard and it fits perfectly with every track. Can't wait for the new album! Favorite track: Thermal Winds.
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Following up on their well received 2010 EP "Sanctuary," Ventura California based progressive rock band Scarlet Hollow has spent the last 2 years working on an epic concept album titled "What If Never Was."

Lead vocalist and lyricist Allison Vonbuelow states, "Its 10 individual songs that completely stand on their own, but the first 9 are part of a larger picture that tell the tale of a person’s spiritual and emotional journey as they try to heal from the after effects of war."  
Guitarist Gregg Olson says, "We actually didn't even realize we had a concept album going until we played a few of the early demos for some friends and they pointed it out. They also said the music reminded them of scenes form The Game of Thrones books and movies. It really just took on a life of its own, as we never set out to make a concept album. It just kind of happened that way." " There is also a lot of Norse, Celtic, and Pagan blood flowing in our band, and I think we tapped into all that," says Scarlet's bassist Jeff Mack.

“The level of musicianship is super high in Scarlet Hollow, but never at the expense of emotion or the music. It sounds new and fresh, but at the same time familiar. We are all super into the classic 70's prog rock, hard rock, and even some folk bands. But we are also huge fans of the modern progressive metal bands like Meshugga and Opeth, so it all comes out in this hybrid kind of thing that I hope fans of both old and new, mellow and heavy, light and dark, and decay and beauty will appreciate," says Drummer Diego Grom Meraviglia.

“Along with one of the best album titles I’ve ever heard “What If Never Was,” these guys have just about everything else going for them. Beautiful, honest vocals and emotionally charged intuitive music with no elements lacking. It’s the perfect mix of beauty and tension. Fans of Porcupine Tree will especially enjoy." 
- James Moore, independentmusicpromotions.com

"I have been listening to your album "What If Never Was" all morning, and I do have to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT ! This is my 4th time through and I'm sure it will only keep opening up the more I listen to it. You all have created an amazing experience. The production on this is super impressive.You have made something that is timeless!"
- Adam Johnston, multiple Emmy award winning sound Engineer

"What If Never Was" will be released in physical CD or high bit rate digital download through Melodic Revolution Records.


released November 15, 2012

Allison Vonbuelow: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, synths.
Gregg Olson: Electric Guitars.
Jeff Mack: Bass Guitars.
Diego Grom Meravigliea: Drums and Percussion.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Gregg Olson at the Alien Workshop
Mastered by Ian Shepherd and Gregg Olson at Mastering Media in the U.K.



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Scarlet Hollow Ventura, California

With an emphasis on the rock in progressive rock. Scarlet Hollow's music combines hauntingly beautiful and textural sections of music, with very heavy, powerful sections. They have created a sound that is all their own but also familiar.

Allison Vonbuelow: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, synths.
Gregg Olson: Electric Guitars.
Jeff Mack: Bass Guitars.
Diego Grom Meravigliea: Drums and Percussion.
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