Fragile-era Yes meets Kamelot. Frank Zappa meets Fiona Apple. It’s hard to summarize the diverse array of sounds Cabinets of Curiosity puts down, but guitarist and songwriter James Naprawa definitely has his own ideas.
“There are so many talented prog metal bands out there, but we really wanted to touch on what made the classic era of prog so magical,” says Naprawa. “Sometimes that means getting super technical and torturing my bandmates with insane time signatures, but one thing I love about bands like Yes, Rush, and Genesis, is that it’s always musical. It’s always hummable. That’s what we want to bring to the table, but with a fresh, 21st century twist.” What would become Cabinets of Curiosity formed over the course of several months in 2015. Long-time friends and bandmates James Naprawa (guitar) and Jared Hirst (bass) decided they wanted to turn their attentions from metal to a more classic progressive rock sound, a la Yes, King Crimson, and Jethro Tull, whom they recently had gotten into in a big way.Gradually, the lineup grew to include Anthony Warga on saxophone, Kristina Bacich on flute, Nat Hornyak on vocals, Justin Jones on keyboards, and Bran Blackmire — another long-time friend of James’ and Jared’s — on guitar.In May of 2016, Cabinets of Curiosity released their first EP, EPonymous. A milestone for the band, the EP contained four diverse tracks that served as a wide sampling of what was to come.For more info: http://www.cabinets-of-curiosity.com