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No Restraints Releases Second Progressive Rock Indie CD Xout

Tulsa, Oklahoma-April 23, 2009- Broken Arrow Oklahoma is not where you would typically find a progressive rock band, not until No Restraints came along.

Mark Smith (Keyboards / Vocals), Mitch Parker (Bass), Christina Terry (vocals), Ron Wood (Drums) are No Restraints. The band fits their name well, never holding back on the creative process while recording their progressive rock music.

Xout, which is an acronym and the definition of external output, will officially release May 1, 2009. Xout features outstanding musicianship and solid writing, making for a complete listening experience.

Xout represents today what prog rock used to be and music played with literally No Restraints. This is music that travels through your soul and finds a way to tickle your brain instead, it is everything you would expect progressive rock to be and more. Besides offering complex musical arrangements No Restraints is also very accessible, crossing over seamlessly to the listeners that populate the rock and pop genres. This versatility and uniqueness separates them from their contemporaries.

Tracks like the opener “She’s A Tsunami” are very expressive and fitting to it’s title while “Cauldera (3rd Variation)” epitomizes its namesake, a crater filled with sounds getting ready to churn out a new volcano of expression and vision at every turn. This is typical of the No Restraint approach and a sure bet that all prog rock enthusiasts will enjoy the new recording.

The music of No Restraints has been referred to as Euro Progressive Music meets American Prog Rock with Classical influences; although in the end it is each individual listener that will have to decide. While that is not a simple task, listening to their music is a joyful experience beyond clarification.

Lovers of traditional progressive rock and alternative rock will find a home inside the music of No Restraints.

Visit the No Restraints website for more information on the band, updates and details on the new release. Xout will be available at the band’s website, CD Baby, and iTunes.

Contact: Mark Smith
Company: Forward Slip Productions, Inc.
Tel: 918-451-3288
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