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HOLDING PATTERN was formed in 1981 and quickly gained notoriety as being one of the most exciting new progressive rock bands hailing from the U.S. Through the release of their debut album, videos,radio air play and performances with Steve Morse, Kansas, Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe of YES to name a few. HOLDING PATTERN’S debut album was released in 1981 and the band  quickly built a loyal following of prog rock fans from around the globe.

Upon the release of  "MAJESTIC" guitarist/composer  Tony Spada’s split with HP  prompted him to start a new band to support the release of his critically acclaimed solo album “BALANCE OF POWER” and a chance to return to a more progressive and
guitaristic style of music.

BALANCE OF POWER was enjoyed not only by fans of  HP but helped create a solo career to a growing audience in just about every country.

Spada’s next solo album “THE HUMAN ELEMENT” was released January 2005, and created a buzz in the prog community based on reviews, requests for advance orders and strong coverage in various media. Some writers and fans calling it “the guitar album of the year”  landing him an induction to”The Progessive Rock Hall of Fame” and an artist endorsement with Ernie Ball/MusicMan of California.

The record featured a new streamlined lineup, comprised of Tony Spada- guitars/synth guitar, ace session man Rob “The Drummer”Gottfried- on drums, and the multi-talented Tony Castellano on bass/keyboards. Although basically a power trio, “THE HUMAN ELEMENT”stretched out in many directions, from classical guitar music, to  heavy prog fusion,Celtic and old style symphonic prog with heavy emphasis on the guitar.
Due to an elevated interest in his back catalog of releases and a recent Holding Pattern reunion tour of Japan ,an album seemed to be the obvious next step.

HOLDING PATTERN’S "BREAKING THE SILENCE" released worldwide on Surveillance Records January 2008 is the new reunion album featuring original band members cranking out virtuosic performances throughout just about every facet of progressive rock’s finest qualities.
The album also features a live bonus track from their performance at Tokyo’s Poseidon Festival 2005 and cover art by GENESIS album artist Paul Whitehead.
Holding Pattern’s “Breaking the Silence” tour 2008 will begin on August 30th at Progday Festival ( in Chapel Hill,N.C . followed by dates in Holland ,Belgium,Boston,Toronto, Italy,Portugal and Lithuania.

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