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U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING continue to tour in support of their much praised latest release “Theories Of Flight” and are now announcing a first run of dates for the album in North America in June.
FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with the following comment:
“We are very excited to finally announce the first leg of the US tour for ‘Theories Of Flight’. We know that this news has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here and we are ready to once again hit the States in support of a new album. The European tour was amazing, and we are anticipating nothing less from our home crowd. We can’t wait to see our fans again. Get your tickets now. Thank you all!”

Here is a list of upcoming dates for FATES WARNING:

FATES WARNING – Live 2017:
Fri 02.06.2017 London (UK) – Underworld
Sat 03.06.2017 Vaureal (France) – Le Forum
Sun 04.06.2017 Gelsenkirchen (Germany) – Rock Hard Festival
Mon 05.06.2017 Berlin (Germany) – BiNuu
Tue 06.06.2017 Bremen (Germany) – Tivoli
Thu 08.06.2017 Solvesborg (Sweden) – Sweden Rock Festival
Sun 11.06.2017 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Tue 13.06.2017 Clifton Park. NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Fri 16.06.2017 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Sat 17.06.2017 Patchogue, NY – 89 North
Tue 20.06.2017 Buffalo, NY – Ironworks
Thu 22.06.2017 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Fri 23.06.2017 Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Sat 24.06.2017 Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sun 25.06.2017 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
Tue 27.06.2017 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
Fri 30.06.2017 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Sat 01.07.2017 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03.-05.08.2017 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
More to come soon!

FATES WARNING’s 12th studio album, “Theories Of Flight”, was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic and not only gathered critical acclaim (Some soundcheck results being:
Deaf Forever / Germany – # 1, Metal Hammer / Germany – # 2, Rock Hard / Germany – # 2,
Aardschok / The Netherlands – # 2, Eclipsed / Germany – # 4, Powermetal.de /Germany – # 1), but also entered the sales charts in several countries across the globe with the following highest positions: Germany: # 12, Italy: # 80, The Netherlands: # 70, Belgium (Flemish): # 175,
USA: # 2 Billboard Heatseekers / # 62 Current Top 200 Albums

Check out FATES WARNING’s “Theories Of Flight” here:
“SOS” video clip: https://youtu.be/bRXFODSZSxM
“Seven Stars” video clip: https://youtu.be/0hguUU-VYug
“White Flag” (Guitar play-through video): https://youtu.be/oIGnVSX1sT0
“White Flag” (Drum and bass play-through video): https://youtu.be/dwtknUNsCx0
“From The Rooftops” (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/8kkJ8qtgLBY
Album teaser clip (excerpts of all songs): https://youtu.be/q1O7W9PKMEE

Next to the standard CD and Digital Download, “Theories Of Flight” is also available as limited edition Mediabook 2CD (with 6 acoustic bonus tracks) and as Gatefold 2LP (with full standard album on CD and the 6 acoustic tracks as bonus on Side D!).

All physical album formats are available from the IOM webshop here:
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Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Arena), recently announced that their much-anticipated second studio album ‘The Big Dream’ will be released on 28th April 2017. Today they launch the first track from that album, titled ‘Everglow’, and you can listen to that now here:

John Mitchell had this to say: “Everglow is the first track I wrote for The Big Dream, it encapsulates the still present feeling that despite being surrounded en masse, we are a synthesised society barely truthfully communicating with each other on a less than superficial, soap box sermon level. Everglow is the hopeful ray of light when the phones go away and the eyes finally make contact. Coming from me, that’s almost ironic!”

You can also watch the first in a series of interview clips with John Mitchell, talking about Lonely Robot and the new album, here:

Following 2015’s acclaimed debut ‘Please Come Home’, ‘The Big Dream’ has a core theme running through it – one that sees The Astronaut, the central character in the Lonely Robot adventure, emerging from a long period in stasis.

Mitchell explains: “The Astronaut wakes up from a cryogenic sleep but finds he’s no longer in space, and is instead in a woodland area surrounded by a group of strange people with animal heads! It’s a little surreal, a little ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to some extent. This is something of a solipsistic haze, for want of a better description!”

Mitchell explains more about his Lonely Robot concept: “I have always envisaged the storyline of The Astronaut’s journey evolving over the course of three albums. And I always knew where I wanted to go with the second album – taking The Astronaut away from space and into a strange and unfamiliar environment. Right now, I have no thoughts of what will happen for the third one but I’d better start thinking about it now!”

“The key inspiration for Lonely Robot comes from my love of science fiction films, and the atmospheric soundtracks that often accompany them – such as Alan Silvestri’s compositions for ‘Contact’ and Clint Mansell’s work for ‘Moon’.”

The album once again features drums by Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), with all other instrumentation on the album delivered by Mitchell himself.

‘The Big Dream’ will be available as a special edition digipak CD (including 3 bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP + CD, and digital download. Pre-order now here: http://smarturl.it/LonelyRobotTBD

1. Prologue (Deep Sleep)
2. Awakenings
3. Sigma
4. In Floral Green
5. Everglow
6. False Lights
7. Symbolic
8. The Divine Art Of Being
9. The Big Dream
10. Hello World Goodbye
11. Epilogue (Sea Beams)

Bonus Tracks:
12. In Floral Green (Acoustic Version)
13. The Divine Art Of Being (Acoustic Version)
14. Why Do We Stay? (feat. Kim Seviour)

At the end of 2015, Lonely Robot played a triumphant show at The Scala in London, and Mitchell wants to play further live dates in 2017, with a few already confirmed. “The only condition is that I want them all to be special; and now we have two albums of material from which to choose the set.”

Lonely Robot will be brought to life on stage with Craig Blundell on drums, Steve Vantsis on bass & Liam Holmes on keyboards (pictured above). The following dates are currently confirmed:

Thu 27 April – Sub89, Reading, UK (album launch show)
Fri 28 April – Marillion Convention, Leicester, UK
Sat 27 May – Trinity Live, Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa, UK

Lonely Robot’s debut album Please Come Home received fantastic reviews upon release, with Prog calling it “one mighty statement of intent” and Fireworks stating it’s “one of the finest pieces of Prog Pop”.

Look out for more information in the coming weeks at John Mitchell’s brand new website:
http://www.johnmitchellhq.com

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Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, has announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Bride Said No’ for the 26th May 2017, on digipak CD, gatefold 2LP + CD & digital download. The album sees Nad joined by a myriad of guests including Roine Stolt, Steve Hackett, Guthrie Govan, Tony Levin, Jonas Reingold, Nick D’Virgilio, Doane Perry & more.

NadSylvanNad comments: “Last year, I was lucky to find a gap from all the hectic touring with Steve Hackett so that I could write and record a new album, all done in only six months. The music came very easily for me this time, which gives the album a slightly more coherent feel than that of my previous releases. Surrounded by top notch musicians, the delivery is more than one could ask for. They truly put their heart and soul into every single note sung and played. And so the Vampirate’s journey continues into modern times..
Hope you will enjoy this one as much as I did creating it!”

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:

1. Bridesmaids
2. The Quartermaster
3. When The Music Dies
4. The White Crown
5. What Have You Done
6. Crime Of Passion
7. A French Kiss In An Italian Café
8. The Bride Said No

In 2015, Nad Sylan impressed everyone with his fine conceptual solo album ‘Courting The Widow’. A vampiric tale wrapped in a 17th century atmosphere, this definitively marked out the talented Swede as a surging star in the progressive rock world.

Now, Sylvan is back with ‘The Bride Said No’, an album that continues the fascinating plot, albeit with a far more extravagant musical palette. “I didn’t originally have the idea of going on with this story on the new album. But what happened was that I revisited a song called ‘The Bride Said No’, which I began to write in 1989. I kept a few of the early ideas I had for the verses and also that title, but the rest of the song is brand new. However, the title itself got me thinking that it made sense if this were used in relation to the vampirate character from ‘Courting The Widow’. And the whole thing developed from there.”

On the creative side, what the new album does is to expand Sylvan’s horizons, as he explains. “Musically, the previous record was very much located in the 1970s, and you can still hear a little of that here. But this one is a lot more modern sounding and diverse. In fact, I would say it’s closer to musical theatre than anything else.”

‘The Bride Said No’ takes what Sylvan has done before and elevates it with a new creative sensibility. He has plans for a final chronicle of this ‘vampirate’ trilogy. But that’s for the future. Right now, we can all revel in the delights of this eight track masterpiece.
“I set out to take things even further than before. I believe I have succeeded.”

Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour, which continues across the world during 2017.

Look out for more info in the coming weeks.

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London-based psychedelic octet Knifeworld have confirmed their appearance on Cruise To The Edge 2018, taking place 3rd till the 8th February and sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya. They join the likes of Yes, Marillion, Gong, Anathema, Haken & more, on what will be the band’s first US visit.

Kavus Torabi comments: “Ahoy there. This will be the first real opportunity for our US fans to see Knifeworld live. We will be performing two full electric sets and an acoustic one. Over the three performances we will be plunging into the deep, reedy waters of our four albums and making seaworthy a few rarely heard gems. I’ll also be performing with Gong, so if the cut of my jib doesn’t resonate with you in the correct fashion you will have plenty of sunbathing time.

After one of the performances at least two members of Knifeworld will be walking the plank in real life. We hope you can join us for this, at least.”

The band have also launched a new live video, filmed at last year’s headline show at Bush Hall in London. Watch the live clip for ‘Me To The Future Of You’ here: https://youtu.be/Fe8EUGjoe-I

You can also watch a clip of ‘I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait’ here: https://youtu.be/Xpx11ujT2B4

‘Bottled Out Of Eden’ received much acclaim upon release, seeing them perform live in session on Marc Riley’s show on BBC 6 Music as well as nominated in two categories at the Progressive Music Awards 2016. You can find just a few of the great reviews of the album below:

“Bottled Out Of Eden is a vivid mix of soaring, curiously structured melodic songs”Mojo
“this is what truly progressive music sounds like in 2016.”Prog
“simply gorgeous pop songs”Louder Than War
“a big, vivid, lysergic joy.”The Guardian

Watch the promo videos for ‘High / Aflame’ and ‘The Germ Inside’ below:
‘High / Aflame’: https://youtu.be/WzXVxOT8an0
‘The Germ Inside’: https://youtu.be/mWRig5rV274

You can order ‘Bottled Out Of Eden’ from the links below:
http://smarturl.it/BOOEitunes
http://smarturl.it/BOOEamazonMP3
http://smarturl.it/BOOEamazon

The follow-up to 2014’s ‘The Unravelling’, described by The Guardian as “an ingenious, joyful exercise in exploratory zeal”, BOOE is a subtler but more immediate record than any other Knifeworld release. At times beautiful and uplifting & at others melancholic, haunting and otherworldly, the album remains surprisingly accessible and frontman Kavus Torabi had this to say:

“After The Unravelling, which took over a year to complete, we deliberately wanted to change the variables. To alter the approach in order to make something different. I love The Unravelling but it was a very difficult record to make. Rather than spending so long in the studio, constructing, arranging, recording, re-recording and adding layers of additional instruments and noises, this time round we wanted something rawer, more live sounding.”

Torabi continues:
“Once we had the title, ‘Bottled Out Of Eden’, the songs came very quickly. For me, the title has three possible interpretations and all the songs fall under at least one of them. I always like to have a definite theme, it allows you to map out the territory making it far easier to identify which songs that will or won’t fit with the overarching idea giving the record a far greater cohesion.”

‘Bottled Out Of Eden’ fuses elements of English psychedelic pop, folk and art rock, with NY minimalist inspired horn arrangements and typically unconventional song structures that take full advantage of the bands 8-piece line-up. The tail end of last year saw that full band out on tour in the UK with their friends in Vennart where they road-tested several songs from the album. Kavus continues:

“One aspect of Bottled Out Of Eden is the idea of a self-made Heaven or a self-imposed Hell, that agony or ecstasy are often a choice. I look back on the twenty five years of making the kind of music I do, particularly the last six with Knifeworld and just feel so fortunate for the friendships, experiences and absolute joy it has brought. I wanted the album to be as much about that, a celebration of this all too fleeting life, as it is a reflection on death and its impact on everyone that is left behind.”

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Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), is set to release his latest album ‘The Night Siren’ on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). As implied in the title, ‘The Night Siren’ is a wake-up call… the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division.

Today sees the release of a brand new video for the album’s opening track ‘Behind The Smoke’, which you can see now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjNNClccOI

Steve comments: “I’m thrilled with this video for the track ‘Behind the Smoke’ from my new album The Night Siren. Director Ivan and the I-Code team have created an extraordinary film here resembling an epic movie! It perfectly matches the song, which laments the predicament of refugees throughout the ages. More compassion is needed in this world for those escaping persecution and death.”

Steve Hackett discusses the new album in detail in an interview video which you can find here: https://youtu.be/nKSRel6HnHc

Listen to the previous track ‘In The Skeleton Gallery’ here: https://youtu.be/M2NnwWt138I

Steve had this to say about the song: “I’m excited by the imminent release of my new album, The Night Siren, which includes this track, “In The Skeleton Gallery”. You know that ancient childhood night terror which creeps up on you in a dark moment when you’re least expecting it… This track moves from a dream-like groove with a Middle Eastern tinged accompaniment through to a sinister march and on to an out-there nightmare ride, before the child’s box of tricks reclaims it and the lid is finally closed…”

Hackett returns to the UK with an exciting new show for a 15-date tour in April and May: Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album Wind and Wuthering, Steve and his band will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’ plus other Genesis numbers never performed before by Steve’s band including ‘Inside & Out,’ ‘One For The Vine’ and ‘Anyway’ as well as material from The Night Siren.

The Night Siren showcases Steve’s incredible guitar playing as strongly as ever, along with regular Hackett collaborators and also musicians from several different countries who Steve invited to join him in celebrating multicultural diversity and unity. This includes singers from Israel and Palestine, who both actively campaign to bring Jewish and Arabic people together. There are also instrumentals from the USA and Iraq and a multiplicity of sounds, including the exotic strains of Indian sitar and Middle Eastern tar and oud, the ethnic beauty of the Peruvian charango and the haunting Celtic Uilleann pipes.

Steve is widely travelled, making friends everywhere he goes and has always embraced multicultural diversity. In these times of unrest, he has been inspired to express his belief that the world needs more empathy and unity. His wish to involve a range of musical sounds, instruments, musicians and singers from different parts of the world is both a development of his eclectic approach to music and shows how people can be brought together, even from war torn regions.

Talking about his latest work, Steve says, “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world. From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake’.”

The musical journey takes us from ‘Behind the Smoke’, focusing on the plight of refugees throughout the ages, to the penultimate track ‘West to East’ which reflects on the damage of war and the hope for a better world. From personal to universal, the themes celebrate the life force, breaking free from chains of repression.

‘The Night Siren’ will be available as a special edition CD/Blu-Ray Mediabook featuring 5.1 surround sound & making of documentary, Standard jewelcase CD, Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD & digital download. Pre-order the album digitally from iTunes or Amazon and receive the track ‘In The Skeleton Gallery’ immediately: http://smarturl.it/SteveHackettTNS

01. Behind The Smoke
02. Martian Sea
03. Fifty Miles from the North Pole
04. El Niño
05. Other Side of the Wall
06. Anything But Love
07. Inca Terra
08. In Another Life
09. In The Skeleton Gallery
10. West to East
11. The Gift

The album features: Steve Hackett (guitar & vocals), Roger King (keyboards & programming), Nad Sylvan (vocals on Inca Terra), Rob Townsend (all things wind), Amanda Lehmann (vocals), Gary O’Toole (drums), and Benedict Fenner (additional keyboards & programming). Also featured are singers Kobi Farhi and Mira (Israeli and Palestinian), Nick D’Virgilio (drums) from the USA, Malik Mansurov (Tar) from Azerbaijan & Gulli Breim (drums & percussion) from Iceland. Additional musicians who add to the rich flavour of the album are Christine Townsend (violin & viola), Dick Driver (double bass), Troy Donockley (Celtic Uilleann) and Leslie Bennett (keyboards on The Gift).

Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett for both UK/European & US tour dates. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album ‘Wind and Wuthering’, Steve and his band will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’ and other Genesis numbers never performed before by Steve’s band including ‘Inside & Out’ and ‘Anyway’ as well as material from ‘The Night Siren’.

Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett 2017
23rd March – Gran Teatre De Liceu, Barcelona, Spain
24th March – Kursaal, Sala de Camara, San Sebastian, Spain
26th March – Trianon, Paris, France
27th March – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurm, Switzerland
29th March – Teatro Colosseo, Torino, Italy
30th March – Teatro Galleria, Legnano, Italy
31st March – Teatro Astro, Schia, Italy
1st April – Teatro della Conciliazione, Rome, Italy
3rd April – Posthalle, Wurzburg, Germany
4th April – Capitol, Offenbach, Germany
5th April – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
7th April – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway
8th April – Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden
10th April – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
11th April – Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
12th April – Ruhr Congress, Bochum, Germany
13th April – Haus Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
15th April – Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
16th April – Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26th April – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
28th April – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
30th April – Hexagon, Reading, UK
1st May – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
3rd May – City Hall, Sheffield, UK
4th May – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
5th May – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
7th May – Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
8th May – Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK
10th May – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
11th May – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
13th May – New Theatre, Oxford, UK
14th May – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
16th May – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
17th May – Sage, Gateshead, UK
19th May – Palladium, London, UK

Steve Hackett talks about his Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour – & celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Genesis Wind and Wuthering: https://youtu.be/EPczlmiZMjc

About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including ‘Selling England by the Pound’ (a favourite of John Lennon) and ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

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After a longer break from any live performances due to the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudzinski on February 21st, 2016, Progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE have just successfully completed their return to stages with two very special sold-out tribute shows in their hometown of Warsaw, Poland in front of more than 4,000 people.

The band has checked in with the following comment:
“Two amazing, cathartic, unforgettable, one-of-a-kind evenings with a one-of-a-kind audience. Now we know. We are definitely moving on. And our tour in April and May will also be cathartic and unforgettable – The opening of the new chapter.”

Next month RIVERSIDE will embark on a European tour dubbed “Towards The Blue Horizon”, consisting of the following dates:

RIVERSIDE – “Towards The Blue Horizon” Tour 2017:
20.04. Olsztyn (Poland) – Nowy Andegrant
21.04. Gdansk (Poland) – Stary Manez
22.04. Poznan (Poland) – B17
23.04. Wroclaw (Poland) – A2
26.04. Walbrzych (Poland) – Stara Kopalnia
27.04. Katowice (Poland) – Mega Club
28.04. Bielsko Biala (Poland) – Rude Boy
29.04. Bydgoszcz (Poland) – MCK
05.05. Berlin (Germany) – Columbia Theater
06.05. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
07.05. Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
09.05. Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
10.05. Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
12.05. Lyon (France) – MJC Ô Totem
13.05. Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
14.05. Madrid (Spain) – Teatro Barcelo
16.05. Bordeaux (France) – Krakatoa
17.05. Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
19.05. Edinburgh (UK) – Liquid Room
22.05. London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall
24.05. Maastricht, (The Netherlands) – Muziekgieterij
25.05. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
26.05. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
27.05. Uden (The Netherlands) – De Pul
28.05. Cologne (Germany) – Die Kantine
30.05. Kraków (Poland) – Laznia

Last October RIVERSIDE released a complementary instrumental album entitled “Eye Of The Soundscape”, including 13 experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase RIVERSIDE’s ambient electronic side. The release entered the sales charts in various European countries as follows: Germany # 69, Switzerland # 92, The Netherlands # 60, Belgium (Flemish) # 122, Belgium (Wallonia) # 112 and Poland # 4.

“Eye Of The Soundscape” compiles all the special instrumental RIVERSIDE tracks previously used as bonus material for the “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves” and “Love, Fear And The Time Machine” albums, alongside rare cuts as well as 4 new songs (“Where The River Flows”, “Shine”, “Sleepwalkers” and “Eye Of The Soundscape”) into a massive playing time of +100 minutes, available as 2CD-Mediabook, 3LP (With both CD’s as bonus and an etching on Side F!) or as Digital Download.
A video clip for the track “Shine” can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/poAk9XgK7Cs

The release’s opening track and first single, “Where The River Flows”, can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/tBTZJLXOptM
The album’s physical formats are available from the InsideOut Shop here: http://smarturl.it/eotsRiversideIOMshop

Or digitally here:
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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/riversideEOTSamazon

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Following last years disbanding of Sweden’s much-loved progressive rockers Beardfish, vocalist and driving force Rikard Sjöblom has turned his attention to his solo project Gungfly, and signed with InsideOutMusic for the release of their next album ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’ on 19th May 2017.
Rikard had this to say: “Gungfly was born out of necessity, songs came to life whenever there was downtime with Beardfish or if a song didn’t quite fit within Beardfish’s (otherwise quite broad and eclectic) frame of styles. I basically started recording songs, mainly pop-oriented material, but being the type of songwriter and musician I am, some prog slipped through the radar as well. With the break-up of Beardfish all of the prog-related material I write needed to go somewhere and Gungfly was ready and able for this step!”

Watch a teaser for the album here: https://youtu.be/zga0ZdGd-uc

“I recorded what was to become the first album between 2007 – 2008 and it was released in 2009. The name Gungfly is a Swedish word meaning unsecure ground, and it came from a novel I read where it was used to describe that someone didn’t have grounds to back up their statements, so I liked it and chose to call the project that!” Rikard continues: “I’ve always been writing and recording lots of music and when I formed the live band to perform these songs for the first time I got to pick some of my oldest friends to play with and thankfully they wanted to be part of it! Petter and Rasmus Diamant (yes, they’re brothers) on drums and bass have always been the backbone foundation in this line-up and sometimes we actually do gigs as the Gungfly trio. Sverker Magnusson has been behind the keys since the start and was recently joined by Martin Borgh too to be able to cover all of the keyboard work on the albums, so sometimes we do three keyboard players on stage at the same time! This is made possible by the fact that guitarist David Zackrisson (Beardfish) is in the band as well. Me then? I do what I’ve always done; sing, play guitars and a bunch of vintage keyboards (mainly Hammond organ) – and I have lots of fun.”

Rikard Sjöblom is perhaps best known as the multi-instrumentalist frontman of Beardfish, who established themselves as one of the most consistently brilliant modern-day progressive rock bands over the course of eight studio albums. In recent years, he has also become known for his work with English progressive collective Big Big Train, playing live with them as well as performing on their 2016 album ‘Folklore’. That year also marked the release of his most recent solo album under his own name, ‘The Unbendable Sleep’.

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