Panic Room (band)
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|Genres||Rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, folk rock, electronica, progressive rock|
|Associated acts||Luna Rossa, Mostly Autumn, Karnataka, Steve Rothery Band|
|Past members||Paul Davies
PANIC ROOM released their debut album Visionary Position in early 2008. In August 2009, it was announced that pre-orders were being taken for their upcoming second studio album Satellite. A UK tour followed through September, October and November 2009 supporting the upcoming release of Satellite. The pre-release version was released in December 2009 with the retail copy released in early 2010. On July 28, 2010 it was announced on the band's website that founding bass player Alun Vaughan had left the band and had been replaced by Yatim Halimi.
On March 4, 2013, Panic room revealed that Paul Davies was leaving the band for personal reasons. Touring commitments were fulfilled with Morpheus Rising guitarist Pete Harwood filling the void left by Davies. Following the culmination of the tour, Swansea musician, Adam O'Sullivan, was drafted in as a session guitarist for the recording of the band's fourth album, entitled "Incarnate", and the subsequent tour.
In 2015 Steve Rothery Band and Mr So&So guitarist, Dave Foster, appeared onstage with PANIC ROOM as a session player on their Wildfire Tour and also played on their Kickstarter funded acoustic album 'Essence', before subsequently joining the band as a full member.
Following a successful Pledge Campaign the band filmed a special concert 16 October 2016 at Islington Assembly Hall for a live DVD which is due for release in early 2017. The DVD will be produced by award winning company, Toward Infinity, who have filmed and produced live concert films for Marillion, Jon Lord, Bullet For My Valentine, Lisa Stansfield and Bring Me The Horizon among others.
Panic Room's principle songwriters, Anne-Marie Helder and Jonathan Edwards also write and perform together outside of Panic Room with their acoustic project, Luna Rossa and Helder also records and performs as a solo artist.
Dave Foster has also released 2 solo albums under his own name ('Gravity' and 'Dreamless') and performs this material as The Dave Foster Band.
Both Helder and Griffiths have previously been members of Mostly Autumn since 2007.
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