Bardic Compass
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Bardic Compass

Towson, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Towson, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Progressive




"General Press Release"

Bardic Compass crafts musical adventures for their listeners with the same throws of excitement and peril as the stories that inspired them. Having written, recorded, and released five singles and an EP on their own, with another full length album on the way, Bardic Compass is looking to bring their fantasy-themed rock experience to any live audience that's ready to roll the dice! -


Convergence (Single) - 2022
The Sorrow of the Hero (Single) - 2021
Blind (Single) - 2021
Meltdown (Single) - 2021
Beating Hearts (Single) - 2021
The Call (Single) - 2021
At Home - 2021



Largely formed out of the glorious geekdom that is Baltimore Marlyand's fantasy and tabletop gaming scene, Bardic Compass is the brainchild of Lead Vocalist Carl Hengen and Sound Engineer Artem Bank.

After first meeting in music production circles, and after co-creating/playing in a handful of roleplaying game circles together, the two decided to combine their creative forces towards a new progressive rock project.

After all, if time-honored stories of heroism, discovery, and beauty could be so improved by the introduction of fantasy, why could the same not be true of music? Inspired mostly by the detailed and powerful stylings of progressive rock bands like Coheed and Cambria, Tool, and others, Artem and Carl set off to create a sound that is altogether imaginatively intricate but excitingly approachable, much like the games and comics that draw them together.

With condensed direction and purpose, the group have since linked up with local psychedelic and progressive rock drummer David Wilson (ex: Greasy Hands, Spencer Joyce, Front Royal), and up-and-coming lead guitarist from Texas, Damian Silvas to bring their live show campaign to the East Coast rock circuits and beyond.

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