We are Jupiter Hollow. Some people consider us to be alternative metal, some people consider us to be progressive rock, and some people just like what they hear. We don’t believe in genre; we believe genre is an excuse to pigeonhole our sound. For us, we prefer to keep our options open.
When you hear Jupiter Hollow you may feel an overwhelming sense of space, arrangement and instrumentation. However, behind the music there are just 2 humans: Kenny Parry and Grant MacKenzie. We met on Earth in the year of 2015 at a musical gathering, where the universe inevitably conceived Jupiter Hollow. Since then, we’ve expressed 2 parts of a conceptual endeavor called “AHDOMN” (pt. 1) and “Bereavement” (pt. 2).
As for what Jupiter Hollow sounds like, that's for you to determine. We don't care what we sound like, since we don't have control over our destiny. Our path is written, but we must walk it. Therefore, the music has already been created in the future, and we are messengers of the present.
WHAT DOES THE media THINK?
"This is simply an incredible album and an incredible achievement. It may well be one of the best albums of 2020; probably the decade."
- Loud Enough? Magazine
"If Jupiter Hollow are emblematic of the next generation of progressive metal bands, a bright tomorrow lies ahead. Hugely impressive."
- DW, Prog Magazine
“If TOOL and RUSH had a baby, its name would be Jupiter Hollow!!”
– Yul Vazquez, Hollywood Actor
“Grant MacKenzie and his band Jupiter Hollow are a hard playing impressive band that has emerged out of the Ontario music scene in the last year. I was very pleased when I could include Grant in my Ernie Ball Brotherhood of the Guitar program, and know they are now on the path to much wider discovery of their music. Grant is extremely driven and that is what it takes to make it these days!”
– Robert M. Knight, Legendary Rock Photographer
"Jupiter Hollow's songs and performances on their upcoming record AHDOMN are BEASTS! It's a true masterpiece. These 2 guys are taking the Prog world by storm."
- Jamie King, Producer (The Contortionist, Between the Buried & Me, etc.)
“Jupiter Hollow warps the landscape of progressive rock for 2016. With youth on their side, Grant and Kenny venture into unknown musical realms and take the listener on the journey of a lifetime! Executed with precision, they prove rock is alive and has a place in our future, present and past. Perhaps it was always with us. Simply put Jupiter Hollow makes the world a better place.”
– Pat Gillett, Down With Webster (Guitar/Vocals)
“I’ve had a real pleasure of working with Jupiter Hollow on their upcoming EP titled ODYSSEY. Watching these two guys so young creating music at such a high level of passion, professionalism and talent blows me away. These guys are so unique, and truly are the real deal. I have no doubt the world will know of them very soon!”
– Taylor Abram, James Barker Band (Guitarist/Backup Vocals)
"When a prog duo emerges with as much talent as Jupiter Hollow you are entitled to feel excited about the future…A band this brimming with ideas will at some point in their careers deliver a masterpiece. This is an incredible start.”
– Maximum Volume Music
"I clearly recognize the stamp of Jupiter Hollow again, which in every possible way wriggles from possible metal genres and in which the idiosyncrasy of the duo reigns supreme. That's why a Jupiter Hollow album always convinces. At first you cannot make sense of it, but they still know exactly how to hit you where it belongs. The whole is quite complete experimenting from a stable basis and, just like on AHDOMN, I am amazed again at how much 'noise' a duo can make."
- Maurice van der Zalm, Rock Portal
"Bereavement is the ideal new record for the Canadian duo of Jupiter Hollow. This band once again shows to have a lot of talent in both the instruments and the writing of strong progressive metal."
- Ralph W, White Room Reviews
“An album that finds itself squaring up confidently to the likes of prog metal pioneers and heavyweights such as Haken and Caligula’s Horse. Bereavement is where Jupiter’s Hollow starts to play with the big boys.”
– Mike Ainscoe, At The Barrier
“Jupiter Hollow is not a band that shrinks from challenges. Their musical techniques are plentiful and their experimentations are still young and impetuous. Their level of multi-instrumentation is a rare commodity. Bereavement is not for the faint heart/ I think that is a fair statement to start off with. It will challenge you intellectually, emotionally, and technically. It is as if you become part of this onslaught.”
– Joe Taylor, Blast Toronto
"I am completely confident in saying this is the greatest album Jupiter Hollow have made. Even at its most complex it can sound formulaic. Jupiter Hollow create intelligent, challenging, and enjoyable compositions that are both powerful and emotive. Bereavement is the duo's best release yet, but if Jupiter Hollow continue on this upward trajectory there will be far greater albums ahead."
- Nick, Prog Archives
"JUPITER HOLLOW just produced the best prog metal album of all time this year, condensing, mixing and forging a hot musical steel here."
- Alain, Prog Archives
"Overall, this was quite a very well thought out album that the guys poured their hearts and souls into. I wasn’t sure what to expect after the first track, but I got everything but the kitchen sink here. Perhaps it lacks a clear vision. Nah, that’s what an inexperienced listener would say. But dig deeper and you will find a ton of nuances and other little things that connect to the overall vision…in a somewhat odd way. But that’s what I like about Progressive music…all the surprises you get along the way. One thing is for sure, this duo is immensely talented, and created a completely unique listening experience here."
- Dave "That Metal Guy" Campbell, Metal Temple
"Regardless of what you define Jupiter Hollow as, Bereavement produces a sound that is sure to please the ear drums of all rock fans. Bereavement is yet another successful, complex project by Jupiter Hollow. The young Canadian duo is 3-for-3 and continue to grow with their sound and technicality. With Jupiter Hollow continually producing an exciting future for progressive rock, er…alternative metal, er… you know what I mean."
- Mark Radlund, Super Metal World
"I have been a champion of Canada’s Jupiter Hollow since they first hit the scene three years ago, so right up front, I fucking love these guys. It’s been a few years since we have heard from them, but it’s been worth the wait. With the release of their new album, Bereavement, they are back, both literally and figuratively. If they capture a wide enough audience, Jupiter Hollow can be contenders. Their sound is built to appeal to fans of so many genres and preferences it should be a slam dunk. So, as I said to Brother Jamie when I got my copy of the album, “Finally, something awesome happened in 2020.”
- King Rhino, SkullsNBones
"Where they go from here will be the more interesting question as with Bereavement, they’ve set the bar high for whatever they do next."
- Laurence Todd, Ramzine
"Wow, listening to Jupiter Hollow brings back the feeling I had when I started listening to my new discovery Rush as a fourteen year old. Bereavement is fresh, powerful and intriguing. Something I was looking for, since a long time. You have to listen to this album; this is the next level of progressive music. Thank you guys!"
- Pedro Bekkers, Background Magazine
"By what I could tell, Jupiter Hollow was the reason Prog Rock is still around to this day. Theirs is the music that keeps listeners on their toes, not knowing what to expect next. The blend of many genres here is highly uncommon: elegant piano, thrashing guitars, acoustic guitars, and shimmering fluidity of synthesizers all in one unpredictable album. Throw in some chirping birds and random crowd atmosphere, this is Bereavement in all its glory, continuing the musical saga that started with their 2016 release Odyssey followed by 2018’s AHODMN."
- JD Rich, Boston Rock Radio
"What to say about Jupiter Hollow … In the first place, it is an incredible group which makes fun of musical codes and other precepts as of the year 40. Relatively unclassifiable, even if we have a dominant progressive metal, the two lads delight in break the conventions and immerse you in sweet musical nuances according to their creative follies. Grant and Kenny are very good musicians with limitless creativity, and I took great pleasure in listening to their album many times while writing this review. For discerning musicians, 'your good ear' will show you the details that make the difference. A galette that goes with me on my desert island!"
- Jipé Yoda, Prog Critique
"This is an album that has to be experienced to be truly understood. As always, they go beyond simply being a ‘prog-metal’ band, with influences from many other genres included in their songwriting, intricately woven into what will certainly become a pivotal album for them - defining them as a delightfully unpredictable and enigmatic band worth keeping an eye on. With the future of the music industry so uncertain, hope can be found in bands continuing to create and release new material; adapting to the current climate and persevering with their art. The future is bright for this young duo, and already it is clear they are just getting started!"
- Chris Harrington, Screams Media
"Overall, I’d say that this album is a grower not a shower. I’ll admit that the first couple of tracks left me reconsidering my album choice at first, but persevering through to be able to appreciate the album as a whole I could see that those tracks fit perfectly with the rest of the story. On second and third listens, I began to appreciate this even more and really started to get a handle on the story and movements within it. This is what I would call more of an “intellectual” album as it requires a fair amount of concentration to really appreciate what’s going on, and you certainly couldn’t listen to this on shuffle! So if that’s not your thing, then this isn’t going to be for you. For me, I could find myself picking this up again from time to time but it’ll be one of those things that I listen to in order to satisfy a very particular mood I think!"
- Uber Rock
“Jupiter Hollow are starting curves in the rock space that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Dynamic, progressive compositions; with vocals that pull and soar; giving me satisfaction that is hard to come by in this space.”
– Arthur Kalimidis, Landmark Showcase Festival (Founder)
“Jupiter Hollow is one definite up and coming band! Their music is not only progressive but well executed and some great vibes! The vocals are strong and rich. It has been a pleasure to have them on my playlist at http://www.rock-fm.ca and the positive response from listeners only proves there’s a great future ahead of them! I look forward to more of their tracks in the future.”
– Bernadette Barter, Rock-FM.ca (Radio Host)
“Jupiter Hollow consists of only two guys; there’s a Grant, and there’s a Kenny. They put all of the music together themselves, and it’s pretty spectacular if you ask me!”
– Noah Campbell, Rock 95.7FM (Radio Host)
"I really enjoyed the Odyssey Experience. I think it was a great way to introduce yourselves and the music to folks that weren’t familiar with you. The behind the scenes, studio snips and everything really made me feel like I got to know you. Looking forward for my CD's to arrive so I can check out Odyssey and AHDOMN at full volume!"
- Keith Schultz, Fan
“Without a doubt, Jupiter Hollow are elite musicians. Grant and Kenny know exactly how to captivate an audience with their music. This theory is proven through the artistic journey that is their record, Odyssey. Their music is tasteful. This is one of the few records that I have been able to sit down and listen to the entire record without skipping a single track. You might think progressive music isn’t for everyone but Jupiter Hollow, makes listening to a genre of music that can be classified as challenging to listen to, rather easy. Every song on Odyssey is an emotional journey, musically and lyrically. Let the music take you by the hand and embrace the emotion in its purest form. Listen to Jupiter Hollow. Now. There’s a reason why they’re being noticed. It’s because they love what they do and they’re good at it!”
– Alex CrazyAce, Host/Executive Producer of ‘The Rush’ on VIBE105 FM
“Jupiter Hollow have given the world five songs of progressive brilliance. For such a young duo hailing from Barrie, Ontario they pack a serious punch. They are great musicians and have crafted an amazing voice which touches on a range of progressive cliches but with a twist of more ambient music. Their music shows maturity beyond their age…”
– The Independent Voice
“When I read the description for Jupiter Hollow, I will admit I was somewhat skeptical and intrigued at the same time…I honestly wasn’t sure how a Prog duo, whose sound has been compared to bands such as Pink Floyd, Tool, A Perfect Circle, and RUSH, could pull that off with only two members…..I was completely blown away by the talent of these two young men, 21 and 18 respectively. Odyssey is strong both musically and lyrically which is a testament to their talent at their ages. The EP has everything a prog fan could ask for. There are time changes, tempo changes, a story-like feel, and tons of emotions.”
– Shockwave Mag
“Impossibly young Canadian duo deliver quite a trip. When a prog band emerges with their debut EP and the two people in it are 18 and 21 respectively, you are more than entitled to feel old. When a prog duo emerges with as much talent as Jupiter Hollow you are entitled to feel excited about the future…A band this brimming with ideas will at some point in their careers deliver a masterpiece. This is an incredible start.”
– Maximum Volume Music
“I’m very impressed by this EP on any level. Sounding, to my mind, like a cross between Rush, Zombi, and Mastodon, this is progressive metal as it should be. Grant MacKenzie and Kenny Parry, the two men that make up Jupiter Hollow, can be proud of this EP. It features strong playing, excellent song-writing, and above all, it is most uplifting, something we really need in this day and age. A band to look out for in the future.”
“It goes without saying that Canada is THE hotbed for top-quality Progressive Rock / Metal, and Jupiter Hollow is the the rising star in that stratosphere…Jupiter Hollow has delivered one very complete and competent set of songs that nicely blends atmospheres and technicality.”
– Manic Mosh Mag
“New listeners can expect to go on a musical journey when hearing Jupiter Hollow.”
– Barrie Advance
“Teen duo Jupiter Hollow deserve props for valuing virtuosity and going against the grain. Rock on!”
– Power of Pop
“This [AHDOMN] is a great first impression.”
– Heavy Music HQ
“A young Canadian duo ready to bring fans of complex music a spacey, experimental and refreshing experience with their excellent debut EP, bursting with high-quality heaviness and progressiveness.”
– The Headbanging Moose
“An adventurous duo that isn’t afraid to experiment with sound as well as influences, which range from Rush to A Perfect Circle to newer Leprous. ”
– Lords of Metal
“Forget Tool, forget A Perfect Circle, forget The Mars Volta, here is Jupiter Hollow.”
– White Room Reviews
“If you are a fan of Rush in anyway then your are definitely going to be able to relate and enjoy this album. Think of Odyssey as a 2017 version of Rush, but with heavier guitar riffs and more psychedelic attributes.”
– Kingston Music Reviews
“What these two guys accomplish both live and on this five-track album is simply mind blowing. The fact that a duo can write and perform music of this quality at their age simply says the future for Jupiter Hollow could be stellar. Imagine the combination of Rush, Tool, Yes, with a live show that captures everything you could want to experience and see in a performance…I can honestly say that only a week into 2017, I have already pegged this as one of my faves of the year. To know that Odyssey will soon be followed by the full length album, AHDOMN has me salivating for more Jupiter Hollow.”
“Odyssey is technically outstanding with great riffs and solos and some cool drum work that is already halfway to nirvana. Let me also point out Kenny Parry and his astonishing set of pipes, hitting impossible notes that will make some of the Heavy Metal blasters go red with envy. ”
– Rock Music Raider
“I went into this open minded but Jupiter Hollow truly shocked me with this EP. The guys have a refreshing sound, very different to what I usually listen to. Musically, it’s written really well and I can definitely tell that the duo are going places.”
– Broken Arrow Magazine