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AISLES: Chilean Prog Acclaimed Worldwide

The sextet is getting ready to release their fifth studio album, the follow up of their highly successful concept album “Hawaii”.

The Chilean band has become a name that is synonymous with quality: throughout their career, publications from all over the world have praised their studio albums and live shows. Their latest record, “Hawaii” (2016), was chosen one of the best albums of that year in local and international media outlets, and the band toured Chile, Mexico, the United States and Europe, taking part in a number of festivals and opening the Santiago shows of prog legends Marillion and Focus.

After a recess caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Aisles have resuned their activities with a new lineup and a refreshed sound. Currently the band is promoting their new singles ‘Fast’, ‘Disobedience’, ‘Megalomania’, and ‘Thanks to Kafka’,  snippets of “Beyond Drama”, an album to be released in the second half of 2022, described by the band as “charged with complex emotions and a heavier sound”. In these new songs, Aisles take a stylistic turn, departing from the standards of progressive rock and displaying elements that remind of current artists such as Steven Wilson, Muse, and Radiohead. Additionally, the band has released three music videos that have been awarded in a number of international film festivals. See the complete list of awards and nominations below.

Last November the band went back to performing live in Santiago, and will continue to promote “Beyond Drama” in 2022 and 2023.

Watch Aisles’ latest music videos:

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Recent press

El video clip de Megalomania de Aisles ha sido premiado en dos festivales. Radio Futuro (Chile) LEER 

Aisles: Días del futuro presente. Rockaxis (Chile) LEER

Banda Aisles, referência em rock progressivo na América Latina. Diario de Shows (Brasil) LEER.

Entrevista con Aisles sobre su nuevo single y regreso a los escenarios. Nación Progresiva (Chile) LEER

Aisles Interview: New Album Beyond Drama. Psychedelic Baby (Eslovenia). LEER 

Interview with Germán Vergara (Aisles) About new Album and Singles. Proglodytes (EEUU). LEER 

El Sonido Progresivo de Aisles en Sesiones Íntimas de Culto . La Tercera (Chile) VER

Aisles release eye-catching video for new single Megalomania. PROG (Inglaterra) LEER

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Awards and Nominations

MEGALOMANIA:
– Best Music Video. Toronto Short Film Festival. Canada.
– Best Music Video. Seviff, Sevilla Indie Film Festival 2022. Spain.
– Best Music Video. Hollywood Arts and Music 2022. USA.
– Best Music Video. International Music Video Underground 2022. France.
– Best Production. 4th Amazing Shorts and movies! Film Festival 2002. Spain
– Best Music Video. Lake City International Film Festival 2022. India
– Best music video. New York International Film Awards 2021. USA.
– Best music video. Oniros Film Awards 2021. USA.
– Best music video. Lake City International Film Festival. 2022. India
– Best music video. Mumbai International Film Awards 2021. India.
– Best music video (viewer’s choice). International Golden Mirror Film Festival 2021. India.
– Madriff Official Selection, Madrid Indie Film Festival. 2021. Spain

FAST:
– Best animation. Festival In-Edit 2021. Chile

HAWAII
– Best Chilean album of 2016. Rockaxis. Chile

IN SUDDEN WALKS
– Best international album.  Prog Awards 2009. Italy

BIOGRAPHY

Based in Santiago, Chile, and having released four highly acclaimed studio albums, Aisles have become South America’s most important progressive band of the past two decades. Their intricate melodies and sonic openness reflect their unique musical approach. The group has played in the Americas, Europe, and done extensive touring cycles in Chile, opening for household names such as Marillion and Focus.

In 2005 they released their debut album, “The Yearning”, published in Chile and the United States, and was immediately recognized by its elegant and delicate melodic character, especially in epics such as “The Wharf that Holds his Vessel” and “Grey”. Their sophomore effort, “In Sudden Walks”, inspired by existentialist literature and drama, was nominated for Best Foreign Album in Italy’s Prog Awards. Furthermore, the band played the 11th edition of Festival de Rock Progressif Crescendo in France. Their third album, “4:45 AM” (2013) explored the loneliness of human kind, and was praised by several publications specialized in progressive rock.  

“Hawaii” (July, 2016), a double concept album narrating the life of humanity in space after the destruction of the Earth, was chosen among the best albums of the year by media outlets such as Prog (England), NeoProg (France), Headbangers Latinos (Mexico), Aural Moon (USA) and Chile’s premiere rock magazine, Rockaxis. The success of the album allowed the band to tour in Europe, United States and Mexico. In 2018, closing the “Hawaii” cycle Aisles released the “Live from Estudio del Sur” EP, accompanied by four videos that are available on YouTube.

After parting ways with long-time vocalist Sebastián Vergara in late 2018, Aisles introduced their new singer, Israel Gil, in September 2020, with whom they have continued their artistic evolution releasing “Smile of Tears”, a new version of a song originally included on “In Sudden Walks”. In 2021 Aisles released four new songs, and will release their fifth studio album, “Beyond Dama”, in the second half of 2022.

Aisles are:
Israel Gil: lead vocals
Germán Vergara: guitar, vocals
Rodrigo Sepúlveda: guitar, vocals
Daniel Concha: bass
Juan Pablo Gaete: keyboards
Felipe Candia: drums & percussion

CONTACT
Booking and Management
Unai García – [email protected]

Press
Ángeles Cerda – [email protected]

Sales and Distribution
Álvaro Rojas – [email protected]

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