A Publishing First: Dream Theater, Saga, Kansas Members Form Super Group Roswell Six for Music CD Based on Best-selling Author’s New Fantasy Novel

June 4, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 4 /PRNewswire/ — New York Times and USA Today best-selling author and innovator Kevin J. Anderson is launching the first-of-its-kind music CD with lyrics written by Anderson and his author wife Rebecca Moesta, based on his new novel The Edge of the World from his Terra Incognita series (Orbit Books). Anderson, one of the fiction world’s most popular novelists who just launched the Superman-Batman thriller Enemies and Allies (HarperCollins) two weeks ago, is releasing music CD Terra Incognita: Beyond the Horizon (ProgRock Records) by Roswell Six, which includes performances from world-renowned musicians. Said Anderson, “My work has always been heavily influenced by music, but Terra Incognita truly takes this into new territory.”

The new CD includes music by keyboardist/composer Erik Norlander (Rocket Scientists), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Michael Sadler (ex-Saga), John Payne (Asia featuring John Payne) and Lana Lane (the “Queen of Symphonic Rock”). Additional artists performing on the CD are members of the groups Kansas, Shadow Gallery, IQ, Ghost Circus, Under the Sun, and Prymary. Together, this creative team has sold more than 45 million copies of their own works worldwide.

Said ProgRock Records Executive Producer Shawn Gordon, “This project checked off about half of the items on my bucket list. Imagine what kind of fantasy world I’m in when I get to work with one of my favorite authors, favorite vocalists, and favorite musicians. Hearing the story come to life is really an amazing experience. There’ll be a lot of new crossover fans from this project.”

The sample tracks on the Roswell Six MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/roswellsix) have had more than 40,000 plays in two months. Anderson, renowned for his marketing genius, had a widget created for distribution across the Web, containing animated cover art, a summary of the book, three sample chapters, a video interview with Anderson and two sample tracks from the CD. (See the widget at www.wordfire.com).

About Kevin J. Anderson:

Kevin J. Anderson is the award-winning author of more than 100 novels, 47 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages. By any measure, he is one of the most popular writers currently working in the science fiction genre.

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