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The Calm

Progressive Metal
Manassas, Virginia, USA

PJ Bussey and Daniel Wilkinson were both members of Taker and Armageddon before forming The Calm. They also went on to form Attic Symphony after The Calm.

Ellyn Bussey played in many bands before joining Kevin Gutierrez (better known as Kevin 131) in Sorrow of Seven from 1991-1992 (which later became known as Aleixa). During this time, she also wrote some more songs and recorded them with Kevin. In 1991, she did backing vocals on a gothic metal recording project by The Drowning Season.

In 1993 she married and joined musical forces with guitarist PJ Bussey. Together they formed The Calm, releasing three recordings that stretched over a time span from 1993-1998. They also had steady club gigs during that time.

Discography

1993 Demo
1994 Demo
1995 The Calm
1998 Confessions of a Thirsty Tongue

Demo

1993 Independent

  1. The Choice
  2. Burned Out in Babylon
  3. Reality

Demo

1994 Independent

Ellyn Bussey: Vocals
PJ Bussey - Guitars
Daniel Wilkinson - Bass
Tim Shoemaker - Drums

  1. The Calm That Rules the Storm
  2. Down in the Valley (Again)
  3. Interlude / Into the Calm
  4. The Choice

The Calm

1995 independent

Ellyn Bussey: Vocals
PJ Bussey - Guitars
Daniel Wilkinson - Bass
Tim Shoemaker - Drums

  1. Time Divider (5:55)
  2. Purity (5:44)
  3. Then (5:41)
  4. The Calm That Rules the Storm (4:23)
  5. What of the Night (06:18)

Confessions of a Thirsty Tongue

1998 Independent

Ellyn Bussey: Vocals
PJ Bussey - Guitars, programming
Daniel Wilkinson - Bass
Tim Shoemaker - Drums

  1. Riddle in Red
  2. Plight of a Hypocrite
  3. Inner Mission
  4. Letter to a Long Lost Friend
  5. The Raging Calm
  6. Shadow's Hold
  7. Out from the Shadows
  8. A Breath of Fresh Spirit
  9. Gift Giving

Note: “Out from the Shadows” is a re-recorded version of “The Choice” from the 1994 demo. It was included on HM Magazine's Hard Music Sampler 73 (September/October 1998).