THE STORIES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT is an inspired and exciting musical journey through "weird fiction" as explored by twenty modern Progressive rock bands from around the globe ! Jointly published by Colossus and Musea, this boxset includes three discs and a gorgeous sixty-four-page booklet. H.P. LOVECRAFT was one of the most influential writers of the XXth Century. A pioneer of "weird fiction", he influenced Stephen KING and helped create the subgenre which includes "The Twilight Zone", "The X-Files" and "Fringe". Each participating band chose a different novel, and then composed a musical piece based on, or inspired by, the story. These weird tales proved to be a fantastic launching pad for the bands' imaginations, as this project contains track after track of fantastic and creative Progressive rock. The bands and compositions are quite diverse, spanning many countries and Progressive rock styles. Yet "A SyNphonic Collection" feels surprisingly cohesive, as the fantastical realm of H.P. LOVECRAFT's imaginative writings drew the composers in a unified direction, all watching in awe and contemplating the horror of creatures and supernatural events from beyond our earthly realm. Of interest to all fans of modern Progressive rock, and essential to fans who love science fantasy with a dark twist !