The roots of CATHEDRAL lie in a psychedelic band called Odyssey.
When that band broke up in 1975, bassist Fred Callan
and mellotronist Tom Doncourt ventured on to form CATHEDRAL.
The band was filled out by drummer Mercury Caronia IV,
guitarist Rudy Perrone, and vocalist Paul Seal.
They toured the Long Island club scene, and bravely decided
to play original music. Instead of Pschedelic,
they were taking more cues from the prog leaders of the time,
the likes of King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, and Gentle Giant.