photo credit: Cristian Buitron
Pat “the Panther” Reilly ofÂ ERAMNESIA
Premieres Playthrough Video for
“Alone Under Neon Lights”
atÂ Ultimate GuitarÂ Today
Watch Pat Reilly’s playthrough video for “Alone Under the Neon Lights”
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Pat ReillyÂ AKAÂ “Pat the Panther”Â is an international touring guitarist, session guitarist, and songwriter. Born and raised in Queens New York, PatÂ started playing guitar at the age of 16, drawing influence from renowned guitarists such as Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) to name a few. Although Pat’s musical passions lie in the metal genre, his songwriting is quite diverse, ranging from classically composed intros to full-fledged groove-based metal compositions. Many listeners may considerÂ Pat ReillyÂ a “shredder” but he shies from the term as he prides himself on the emotional element of songwriting and guitar playing, not so much on being purposely technical. Pat’s songwriting philosophy is “Write for the song not for the ego”. On the touring side of music, Pat’s experience is fairly extensive. He has toured with bands such asÂ Tengger Cavalry,Â Through the Discipline,Â Vajra,Â Fellahin FallÂ and progressive metal bandÂ Awaken, playing several hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and most notably performing at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. As a solo artist, Pat has numerous instrumental tracks, One full length albumÂ Path to TranscendenceÂ and in December of 2021 released a single titledÂ âThe ChaseâÂ in collaboration withÂ Evergreyâs Tom S. Englund. In 2022, Pat partnered with vocalistÂ Aimee ZambranaÂ to formÂ Eramnesia.
Pat ReillyÂ andÂ Aimee ZambranaÂ share, âEramnesiaÂ merges influences from the past with inspiration from the supposed future.Â ‘Alone Under Neon Lights’Â has a ‘classic’ rock sound reminiscent of bands such as Pink Floyd, but updated with modern elements. We hope this fusion of sounds will not only make our music feel current, but even futuristic at times.Â EramnesiaÂ aims to create music that evokes the feeling of being in a alternate time altogether, and each song will achieve that in a different way.â
Watch “Alone Under the Neon Lights”
Pat ReillyÂ states, “We knew the vibe we wanted to create with this video; Dark, retro, and atmospheric with twist of sexiness.Â DirectorÂ Eric Taylor ParkerÂ did an amazing job not only shooting with that idea in mind, but also in the editing of the video.Â Shout out to my wifeÂ KarenÂ for being that twist of sexiness, this video shoot was truly a great time!”
Aimee ZambranaÂ adds “I had a lot of nerves leading up to our first shoot, but filming was a blast.Â EricÂ implemented the retro-meets-futuristic feeling we were looking for, and the gorgeousÂ KarenÂ acted as a personification of the song’s theme of forbidden desires. The video isÂ our official introduction asÂ Eramnesia, so I know it will have a special place in my heart for years to come.”
cover art Giannis Nakos ofÂ @remedyartdesign
“Alone Under the Neon Lights” (released January 27, 2023)
About ERAMNESIA (written by Michael Centrone, Music Journalist)
The eternal battle of darkness versus light requires a musical medium, andÂ EramnesiaÂ are valiantly answering the call. Comprised of two dynamic solo artistsâguitaristÂ Patrick ReillyÂ (TenggerÂ Cavalry,Â Fellahin Fall) and vocalistÂ Aimee ZambranaÂ (formerly gone by theÂ Van RoxanneÂ moniker)âthis newly-formed synth rock duo is channeling emotions from the spiritual battlefield, fiercely holding the line by composing ultra poetic hymns.
Eramnesia’sÂ first singleÂ âAlone Under Neon Lights,âÂ showcasesÂ Zambranaâs seductive and haunting vocal delivery borne of church choir beginnings and Celtic influences. Her introspective lyrical themes rattle the psyche.Â ReillyÂ taps his instrumental mastermind and gives the track a dark, retro ambience along with fiery guitar leads. Heâs fresh off collaborating withÂ Tom S. EnglundÂ (vocalist/guitarist ofÂ Evergrey), so heâs no stranger to laying down a vivacious foundation for a passionate voice.
A major goal of their budding project is to share a deep, cathartic experience with listeners, unifying souls under neon lights. In the early stages, their sound is comparable to highly touted acts such as Aviators, Evanescence, and the aforementioned Evergrey. And with their prime members being exceptionally seasoned and intuitive,Â EramnesiaÂ holds much promise of creating a plethora of visceral sermons.