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Rocket Scientists was formed in the late 1980s by keyboardist Erik Norlander and vocalist / guitarist Mark McCrite. The two released their first CD, "Earthbound", in 1993 joined by then - session bassist Don Schiff. Schiff quickly became a part of the band for their second release in 1995, "Brutal Architecture", and the three toured in the US and Europe in 1997 culminating in the live CD, "Earth Below and Sky Above: Live in Europe and America". In 1999, Rocket Scientists released "Oblivion Days", raising the bar on already high expectations.

At the turn of the century, Norlander, Schiff and McCrite all worked on solo projects in addition to backing symphonic rock vocal icon Lana Lane on several tours around the world. After an eight year hiatus, Rocket Scientists released its fourth studio album "Revolution Road" in 2006 to high accolades from the press and fans worldwide. In January 2008, Rocket Scientists released their first box set entitled "Looking Backward", a 5-disc collection containing remastered versions of their first three studio albums, "Earthbound", "Brutal Architecture" and "Oblivion Days", along with a 4th audio CD of new recordings of classic Rocket Scientists songs reinterpreted by the band in 2007. The 5th disc is a DVD-9 containing video of the 2007 sessions along with extensive interviews and historical archive footage from sessions going back to 1993.

Rocket Scientists toured internationally in 2007-2009 to support the Revolution Road and Looking Backward releases performing at RoSFest, 3 Rivers Prog Festival, Bay Area Rock Fest, Baja Prog (MX) and Rotherham Rocks (UK) in addition to a long string of club dates. Authorized videos are on the Rocket Scientists YouTube channel.

Rocket Scientists' latest releases are Refuel, a 12-song full-length album mixing vocal and instrumental tracks,  and Supernatural Highways, a 30-minute all-instrumental Digipak EP.

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As pictured:

Don Schiff - NS/Stick, bass guitar, contrabass, cello, viola, mandolin

Erik Norlander - keyboards, vocals
Mark McCrite - vocals, acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars



Rocket Scientists canon:

Rocket Scientists - Refuel
Rocket Scientists - Supernatural Highways
Rocket Scientists - Looking Backward
Rocket Scientists - Revolution Road
Rocket Scientists - Oblivion Days
Rocket Scientists - Earth Below and Sky Above
Rocket Scientists - Brutal Architecture
Rocket Scientists - Earthbound
Refuel
(2014)

7th studio album, 2014 follow-up to Supernatural Highways with both vocal and instrumental tracks
Supernatural Highways
(2014)
30-minute all-instrumental Digipak CD
Looking Backward
(2007)
5-disc box set of the first 3 studio albums, a 4th disc of new 2007 recordings plus an in-studio DVD
Revolution Road
(2006)
fourth studio album (2CD)
Oblivion Days
(1999)
third studio album
original CD out print - album now included in the Looking Backward box set
Earth Below and Sky Above:
Live in Europe and America (1998)
live album with material from the first two albums
Brutal Architecture
(1995)
second studio album
original CD out print - album now included in the Looking Backward box set
Earthbound
(1993)
first studio album
original CD out print - album now included in the Looking Backward box set

Related albums: 

Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective
Erik Norlander - Hommage Symphonique
Erik Norlander - Music Machine
Erik Norlander - Threshold Special Edition
Don Schiff - Peering Over Clouds
Mark McCrite - Getting to the Point
Lana Lane - El Dorado Hotel
Lana Lane - Winter Sessions
Erik Norlander
The Galactic Collective - Definitive Edition
(2010, 2012)
Instrumental re-imaginings also featuring Mark McCrite
Erik Norlander
Hommage Symphonique
(2006)
prog rock covers album featuring Don Schiff, Mark McCrite and Gregg Bissonette
Erik Norlander
Music Machine
(2003)
2CD rock opera conept album featuring Don Schiff and Gregg Bissonette + many other guests
Erik Norlander
Threshold - Special Edition
(1997, reissued in 2004)
2CD instrumental prog rock album featuring Don Schiff and Greg Ellis
Don Schiff
Peering Over Clouds
(2005)
instrumental prog album with percussionist Greg Ellis produced by Erik Norlander
Mark McCrite
Getting To The Point
(2000)
vocal power pop album with Rocket Scientists alumni drummer Tommy Amato
Lana Lane
El Dorado Hotel
(2012)
prog rock vocal album featuring Mark McCrite, Erik Norlander and Don Schiff
Lana Lane
Winter Sessions
(2004)
atmospheric vocal album featuring Mark McCrite, Erik Norlander, Don Schiff and Gregg Bissonette


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