Magellan represents the second wave of sonic explorers, those who sailed in spirit with the most storied of the prog rock pioneers (e.g., Genesis, Kansas, Rush, Yes) during their youth and now seek to make the journey in practice.
There is more than one artist with this name:
1) Planet X are an American progressive fusion band that evolved in the USA from Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati's collaboration on Sherinian's 1999 solo album Planet X.
1) Platypus was a progressive rock supergroup that consisted of members from Dream Theater (John Myung, Derek Sherinian), King's X (Ty Tabor) and Dixie Dregs (Rod Morgenstein).
The group was formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2000. There are two follow-up projects: The Jelly Jam, effecively Platypus minus Sherinian and Jughead featuring Derek Sherinian, Ty Tabor and Matt & Gregg Bisonnette.
William 'Billy' Sheehan (born on March 19, 1953 in Buffalo, New York) is an American bassist known for his work with bands like Mr. Big, Niacin and Talas, Billy Sheehan is often referred to as the "Eddie Van Halen of the Bass".
Shadow Gallery is a five-piece progressive metal band formed in Pennsylvania in 1985. Their name is taken from the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore. They have a reputation among fans for complex song structures and virtuoso musicianship and have been compared to contemporaries Dream Theater and Queensrÿche.
Enchant is an American progressive rock band formed in the San Francisco Bay area in 1989. Members include Ted Leonard (vocals), Doug Ott (guitar), Ed Platt (bass), Bill Jenkins (keyboards) and Sean Flanegan (drums).
Frameshift is a progressive metal project created by Henning Pauly. Its first record, Unweaving the Rainbow, was recorded with Dream Theater's lead singer, James LaBrie. The CD features 15 tracks, which are basically 14 songs, framed by Above the Grass Parts I and II.
Dali's Dilemma was a five-piece progressive metal band formed San Jose, California in 1994. The band has a reputation for delivering technically demanding, high-velocity prog metal. Legitimate comparisons include DREAM THEATER, ENCHANT, FATES WARNING and SHADOW GALLERY as well as the more classic rockers such as RUSH and DEEP PURPLE.
The Jelly Jam consists of guitarist and singer Ty Tabor (King's X), bass player John Myung (Dream Theater) and drummer Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger). This project was a follow-up to Platypus, in which the trio played before with Derek Sherinian (former keyboardist for Dream Theater) on keyboards.