A hard rock & heavy metal legacy project
33 years in the making arrives at last
“If you like Iron Maiden, Rush, Ozzy - heavy music with complex arrangements, great musicality, thunderous drumming and searing guitar licks - please go have a listen and see for yourself how good it is … it deserves to be heard and enjoyed!” - Melanie Schaffner, past publicist (Capitol Records, Concrete Marketing & Management)
“...will transpose you back in time, no DeLorean required. The highlights on this album include the title track with the cool intro, the Eddie Van Halen inspired tapped harmonics at the start of The Chemical Zone and the awesome big party anthem of Rock Time in Your Town. So, pull out your jean jacket, throw your horns up and get ready for the wind of rock coming your way, which is Nor’easter and the album Calm Before the Storm.” - Randy Helms, Host, "Ouch You're on My Hair" Metal Podcast
There will be no shows and no new music; our time came and went during the 80s. But there IS this miraculous time capsule...
In the mid-80s, Nor’easter were one of thousands of hungry young original bands, inspired by the guitar-driven heavy metal of Ozzy Osbourne & Iron Maiden yet deeply rooted in 70s legends like Rush & Led Zeppelin. In 1989, two years after their final show and without a record label, the three founding members recorded an album in a friend's basement studio, but ran out of time and money before they could finish mixing. In autumn 2002 guitarist Andrew McKnight got those tapes back in digital form, but drummer and lifelong friend Matt Bouley's untimely death just two weeks later again put the project on indefinite hold.
Restoring the album became McKnight’s passion project during his pandemic-imposed touring hiatus. Thanks to the technical wizardry of producer and engineer Dustin Delage in overcoming corrupted files and countless obstacles to finish that long journey of heartbreak and miracles, Calm Before the Storm has made landfall at last.