The Non-Playable Characters, a progressive rock band from Rio de Janeiro, have just released a new lyric video. “Chaotic Line Between Two Points, Pt. 2” has the amazing participation of Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Planet X, ex-Dream Theater) who created some ground-breaking keyboard solos for the song.

This single closes off their debut album “Post Earth Episode 1: Autosaving”, which tells the story of Replica – a videogame character who awakens under the influence of a computer virus. With no memories about his past, Replica is taken on a journey to find out who he is and why he is there. The lyrics are full of good humor and even break the fourth wall a few times.

We tried to create music that is technical, almost frantic, but still heavily rooted on earlier sonorities, intentionally far from modern metal tones”, said producer and guitarist Matheus Manente. In the end, the album is a love letter to classic video games and progressive rock, a must for those who enjoy Ayreon, Sons of Apollo and Rush.

The band consists of Fabricio Fabro (drums), Rodrigo Cezar (keyboards) and Caio Hardt (vocals), as well as Matheus Manente – who produced the lyric video and is known for playing with other progressive acts like The Vicious Head Society, Drift Into Black and Ricardo Cruz. Last but not least, the album has many voice actors that brought life to different characters in the story.

Post Earth Episode 1: Autosaving” is now available on all streaming apps and digital services. Compact disc and vinyl versions are also available for a very limited time, exclusively through Premium Edition Games.

ABOUT THE BAND: Drummer Fabricio Fabro and keyboardist Rodrigo Cezar first met in 1999 at Rio de Janeiro, when they started a Rush tribute band. A year later, they started writing material and kept working on it for years, interrupted by common life matters from time to time – until they finally started producing and recording in 2018, with Caio Hardt adding voices to the music. The process, however, was only concluded after Matheus Manente embarked on the production in 2021, adding guitars and basses to the project and finishing the album. As Fabro said in an open letter, “All that jazz of keeping up to your dreams and not giving up just happened to become true for me. And it might also become true for you”. Post Earth will eventually become a trilogy of albums telling its dystopian story from beginning to end.

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