Origin: Detroit, MI, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Tiles  


Formed in 1993, Detroit's Tiles has built a solid reputation as a premier prog band. Musically, there is the occasional nod to mid-period Rush (one of several connections to Geddy's gang -- Rush producer Terry Brown and cover artist Hugh Syme both perform similar roles here), maybe a bit of Dream Theater in the vocal department, along with Tiles' own unique stamp of originality. As with any good prog band, the musicianship is high but the players manage to show their chops without being overly indulgent or too flashy. Not a true progressive metal band, but perhaps more of a prog rock/metal band instead, Tiles is one of the more mature, professional bands making the rounds these days.

Current Members

Paul Rarick

vocals

Chris Herin

guitars/keyboards

Jeff Whittle

bass

Mark Evans

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pat Deleon

drums


Discography



Tiles 
1994
  1. Analysis Paralysis
  2. Token Pledge
  3. Retrospect
  4. Trading Places
  5. Bridges Of Grace
  6. Dancing Dogs
  7. Scattergram
  8. Dress Rehearsal
  9. Supply And Demand
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans




Fence The Clear 
1997
  1. Patterns
  2. Beneath The Surface
  3. Cactus Valley
  4. Another's Hand
  5. The Wading Pool
  6. Gameshow
  7. Fallen Pieces
  8. Changing The Guard
  9. Gabby's Happy Song
  10. Checkerboards
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans




Presents Of Mind 
1999
  1. Static
  2. Modification
  3. Crossing Swords
  4. Facing Failure
  5. The Learning Curve
  6. Ballad Of The Sacred Cows
  7. The Sandtrap Jig
  8. Taking Control
  9. Safe Procedures
  10. Reasonable Doubt
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans
  • Pat Deleon




Presence In Europe  LIVE
1999
  1. Introduction
  2. Patterns
  3. Token Pledge
  4. Static
  5. Modification
  6. Ballad Of The Sacred Cows
  7. Facing Failure
  8. Another's Hand
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Pat Deleon




Window Dressing 
2004
  1. Window Dressing
  2. Remember To Forget
  3. All She Knows
  4. Capture The Flag
  5. Stop Gap
  6. Tear-Water Tea
  7. Unincornicopia
  8. Paintings
  9. A.02
  10. Slippers In The Snow
  11. Spindrift
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Pat Deleon

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 



Fly Paper 
2008 Inside Out
  1. Hide In My Shadow
  2. Sacred & Mundane
  3. Back & Forth
  4. Landscrape
  5. Markers
  6. Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds
  7. Crowded Emptiness
  8. Hide & Seek
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Brave Words 



Off The Floor  LIVE
2012
  1. Landscrape
  2. Token Pledge
  3. Modification
  4. Capture the Flag
  5. Changing the Guard
  6. Segue / Window Dressing (Part IV)
  7. Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds
  8. Dress Rehearsal
  9. Hide in My Shadow
  10. A Minor Interlude
  11. Checkerboards
  12. The Wading Pool
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans




Off The Floor 2  LIVE
2014
  1. Patterns
  2. Hide & Seek
  3. Taking Control
  4. Remember To Forget
  5. Analysis Paralysis
  6. Cactus Valley
  7. Sacred & Mundane
  8. Dancing Dogs
  9. Safe Procedures
  10. Another's Hand
  11. Intro/Facing Failure
  12. Ballad Of The Sacred Cows
  13. Paintings
  14. Window Dressing
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans
  • Pat Deleon




Pretending To Run 
2016 Laser's Edge
  1. Pretending to Run
  2. Shelter in Place
  3. Stonewall
  4. Voir Dire
  5. Drops of Rain
  6. Taken by Surprise
  7. Refugium
  8. Small Fire Burning
  9. Midwinter
  10. Weightless
  11. Friend or Foe
  12. Battle Weary
  13. Meditatio
  14. Other Arrangements
  15. The Disappearing Floor
  16. Fait accompli
  17. Pretending to Run (Reprise 1)
  18. Uneasy Truce
  19. Pretending to Run (Reprise 2)
  20. The View from Here
  21. Backsliding
  • Paul Rarick
  • Chris Herin
  • Jeff Whittle
  • Mark Evans


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