Digitally remastered reissue of Artizan's debut album Curse Of The Artizan. In 2011, the first complete album Curse Of The Artizan was released, which consistently continued the class of the progressive, pathos-dripping and extremely melodic US metal sound. It caused some euphoric reactions from the press and fans, because the band has a completely independent sound. Artizan is a five piece melodic power metal band from Jacksonville, Fl. Founded by drummer Ty Tammeus in 2008, Artizan crafts powerful, melodic metal. Dynamic song structure, dominant rhythms and melodic hooks are key ingredients to the Artizan formula. Singer Tom Braden's vocals have been described by Metal Maniacs magazine as "pure and towering." His distinctive tone, strength and range are fundamental elements that personify the Artizan sound. Hit Parader describes Tom as "a combination of Geoff Tate and John Arch." Ty Tammeus is famous for his intense drumming. He applies a creative energy and is the driving impetus of Artizan.Ty has garnered favorable reviews in numerous publications including Modern Drummer and Metal Maniacs. Guitarist Shamus McConney applies rhythms and transcending harmonies. Churning riffs, melodic phrases and searing solos are woven throughout the tapestry of Artizan.