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January 6th, 2014

Chicago based Alternative Rock band “Ideamen” are releasing a new album Tuesday, February 4th 2014 entitled “Schemata” on Rotten Records. This is the bands second full length release under the Los Angeles label and it comes after a 3 year period of touring, 2 years of recording, a summers worth of remixing an otherwise finished album and a 6 month label push back.

The band refines their brand of Experimental Alt Metal meets Pop & Progressive Rock. Each song has its own identity with lead vocalist Dave Solar taking turns w/ keyboardist Tim Swanson as each songs’ lead voice. The vocal approach on “Schemata” is nearly a complete 180 from the bands objective in their 2009 debut album “May You Live In Interesting Times” where most of the songs were entirely harmonized by 3 singers.

While all 12 tracks have the bands signature “formula”, there are some very experimental moments new to Ideamen musically. There are also more than a few songs seemingly crafted for radio. Two videos have been filmed and will be released in January 2014.

The Schemata CD Release Show is Friday, January 31st at Beat Kitchen in Chicago’s Roscoe Village Neighborhood. On the bill is a lineup of bands representing Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland. Purchase the “Schemata” CD, discounted tickets to the release show at Beat Kitchen, other merchandise & Ideamen’s back catalog at .


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  • MultiverseMann

    ! Instantly favourite !

    3 May 9:53pm Reply
  • Landen_13

    Просто отлично! Schemata порадовала)

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Possibly the most accessible avant-garde metal band I've heard, I like that

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • sixteenvolt420

    Oh, and i'm loving the hell out of the new album.

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • sixteenvolt420

    Enough people have to vote for the pic for it to replace the current one. So i guess if everybody would vote a thumbs up for the new pic and a thumbs down for the others, the new pic would take over. Kinda weird how it seems to work like that on here.

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • freakydude91

    New album is nice, but I prefer Interesting Times by far.

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • trsmecp

    Schemata would have made a proper debut full length. May You Live in Interesting Times was very disappointing after the stellar Progress EP. Schemata is about on par with Progress. So now I'm happy.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Soulvasq

    Having a hell of a time updating that photo. I've tried a few times now. No luck.

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • SelffawSDivad

    As cool as the current picture is, we should probably get one that has everyone that's actually in the band as their main display.

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
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  • Soulvasq

    Ideamen will be performing a live acoustic set on Rock In Chicago Radio Show Sunday, Jan 26th, 2014. Listen in at

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Soulvasq

    On All Hallows Eve, you can officially PRE-ORDER the new album from Ideamen entitled "Schemata". Just visit on 10/31/13 & Be sure to check out our other merch selections as well! MUCH MORE INFO TO COME. Please stay tuned in to Ideamen for more information.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Soulvasq

    TONIGHT, internet radio program "Rock In Chicago" will be interviewing members of ideamen, discussing our new album "Schemata". 8pm CST.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
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  • sixteenvolt420

    I don't use Twitter, just this and Facebook.

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • sixteenvolt420

    Dying for a new album.

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • StuffedBird

    RetroVertigoidAndroid is great ! Thank you.

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  • trsmecp

    Progress is just perfect.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • redgrave9

    "RetroVertigoidAndroid" I love it.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
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