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SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hardrock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are pleased to announce the signing of a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

 

Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about the signing:“I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOutMusic & their partners at Century Media Records and Sony Music. Having seen what we did together with Sons Of Apollo, I am thrilled to see what we’ll do to further my own vanity band SOTO into the future. It‘s a very exciting time in our lives and career!”.


SOTO started in 2015 derived from the ideal of Jeff Scott Soto wanting to return to his heavier roots. So far they released 2 albums, “Inside The Vertigo“ (2015) and “DIVAK“ (2016), taking a short break while Jeff embarked on the supergroup Sons Of Apollo, alongside Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Bumblefoot.

 

Now SOTO are returning under the same umbrella as Sons Of Apollo, signing with InsideOutMusic. A new album is currently being worked on and its material will continue to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.

 

SOTO also recently announced the newest member of the band, bassist Tony Dickinson, who coincidentally replaced the late David Z in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jeff explains, “It was the one, and only natural choice for us after losing our brother David in a horrific accident in 2017. Tony wrote, and played on two Singles for the first two SOTO albums, “The Fall“ and “FreakShow“. He is phenomenally talented, and a great friend. He’ll fit right in with us and I cannot wait to showcase more of his contributions as we move the band forward!”.

 

SOTO, which includes other members Jorge Salan (guitar), Edu Cominato (drums) and BJ (keys/guitar), will be touring throughout 2019 following the release of the still untitled new album as well as its corresponding singles and video clips.

 

Here are the next dates announced for SOTO in 2019:

 

SOTO – Live 2019:

17.02.2019 San Juan (Puerto Rico) – Handlebar

21.02.2019 Tampa (USA) – The Orpheum

24.-28.02.2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise / https://monstersofrockcruise.com

More dates coming soon…

 

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming SOTO album to be announced soon…

 

SOTO Line-Up:

Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals

Jorge Salan – Guitar

Tony Dickinson – Bass

BJ – Keys/Guitar

Edu Cominato – Drums

 

SOTO online:

www.sototheband.com

www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial

www.twitter.com/SOTOtheBand

www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto

www.twitter.com/jeffscottsoto

 

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www.insideoutmusic.com

www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV

www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic

www.twitter.com/insideouteu

www.insideoutshop.de

 

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Following the release of 2017’s Prog Award-winning album ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’, Tim Bowness returns with his fifth solo album ‘Flowers At The Scene’ on the 1st March 2019. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Tim comments: “’Lost In The Ghost Light – which was always intended as a one-off – felt like a perfect conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, ‘Flowers At The Scene’ very much feels like a press reset.

It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with old sparring partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly he was doing far more and developing production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as ‘Not Married Anymore’, ‘Borderline’ and ‘The War On Me’, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.

Elsewhere, the likes of Fates Warning’s Jim Matheos, Colin Edwin, Dylan Howe and Tom Atherton delivered some incredible performances and it was a delight to get Peter Hammill, Kevin Godley, Andy Partridge and David Longdon involved.

Peter and Kevin were two of my favourite singers growing up and I’ve been a long-term fan of XTC, so it was genuinely a thrill to hear their excellent contributions.”

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning/OSI), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), the album’s artwork is once again by Jarrod Gosling. ‘Flowers At The Scene’ will be available as CD, LP + CD & as a digital album.

The full track-listing is as follows:
1) I Go Deeper (4.15)
2) The Train That Pulled Away (4.04)
3) Rainmark (4.15)
4) Not Married Anymore (3.30)
5) Flowers At The Scene (3.04)
6) It’s The World (3.03)
7) Borderline (3.45)
8) Ghostlike (5.08)
9) The War On Me (3.47)
10) Killing To Survive (3.59)
11) What Lies Here (4.00)


Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson.

In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera (amongst many others).

Tim recorded the album Flame (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), and co-produced/co-wrote Talking With Strangers (2009) for Judy Dyble (ex-Fairport Convention).

Tim Bowness released his fourth solo album, ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’ last year through InsideOutMusic, garnering the best solo reviews he has ever received and reaching #5 in the official UK rock chart. It also picked up Best Cover Artwork at the prestigious annual Progressive Music Awards 2017.

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https://www.facebook.com/timbowness
https://twitter.com/TimBowness

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Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. “Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album slated for worldwide release on 22nd February, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a musical journey that cements the band’s place as the premier progressive metal band around today.

Watch the video for the new single here: https://youtu.be/gylxuO6dKOw

“During the writing and recording process of D/T, ‘Untethered Angel’ was known as ‘Song 4’ to all of us as it was the 4th song written during the sessions. However, there has always been something about this track that just begged for it to be the album opener, even long before all of the songs were written,” explains John Petrucci. “Fear is something that rears it’s ugly head at some point or another in all of our lives. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking chances, fear of making mistakes. If we are not careful, it can be debilitating and sadly prevent us from realizing our true potential. The world we live in can be a scary place and the thought of an uncertain future a terrifying notion, especially for today’s young people. Untethering from that fear and giving yourself up to the future’s countless possibilities is what will ultimately set you free.’”

Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.

The latest addition to Dream Theater’s impressive catalog is now available for pre-order in various configurations at: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistanceOverTime 

Distance Over Time will be available as: Standard CD Jewel Case, Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track), 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the entire album on CD), Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity) and as Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track).

The tracklisting for Distance Over Time is as follows:
1. Untethered Angel 06:14
2. Paralyzed 04:17
3. Fall Into The Light 07:04
4. Barstool Warrior 06:43
5. Room 137 04:23
6. S2N 06:21
7. At Wit’s End 09:20
8. Out Of Reach 04:04
9. Pale Blue Dot 08:25
10. Viper King (Bonus Track) 04:00

In June 2018, Dream Theater secluded themselves in a private location in upstate New York to begin writing for the new record. While spending the summer living together in the property’s adjacent residence, the band spent their days and nights crafting the music that would make up the new album in the ‘Yonderbarn’; a beautiful and spacious barn that had been meticulously transformed into a state-of-the art film and recording studio. Following an intense & extremely productive period of group writing sessions and wanting to retain the magic that was captured in this scenic and inspiring location, they decided to record the album in the very room they had all convened to write together in. Living together during the writing and recording for Distance Over Time marked another first for the band’s 33-year career. The result is a heavier collection of songs that showcases the early roots of the band while exploring new territory as musicians and as friends.

Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over Time Tour of North America was recently announced and kicks off on March 20, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will run for seven weeks before wrapping up in Mexico City on May 4, 2019.
Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

European Summer festival dates for 2019 have also been announced, and you can find a list of confirmed shows below:
14-16th June – Download Festival, Donington Park, UK
15th June – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
19th June – Gasklockorna Gavle, Brynäs, Sweden
21st June – Hellfest Open Air Festival, Clisson, France
29th June – Tons Of Rock, Oslo, Norway
5th July – Rock the Castle, Verona, Italy
7th July – Barcelona Rock, Barcelona, Spain
13th July – Prog in Park, Warsaw, Poland
14th July – Masters of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
20th July – Zitadell, Mainz, Germany
21st July – Zeltspektakel, Winterbach, Germany
23rd July – MetalDays, Tolmin, Slovenia
26th-27th July – ARTMania Festival, Sibiu, Romania

Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater— James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass), and Mike Mangini (Drums) — share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations and 15 million records sold worldwide. The 1992 opus Images & Words received a gold certification and landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time.” Guitar World placed the follow-up Awake at #1 on “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.” 1996’s A Change of Seasons notably soundtracked NBC’s coverage of Downhill Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Fans voted the 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory the “Number One All-Time Progressive Rock Album” in a 2012 Rolling Stone poll. Not to mention, it ranked as the “15th Greatest Concept Album” by Classic Rock. 2009 saw Black Clouds & Silver Linings crash the Billboard Top 200 at #6 as A Dramatic Turn of Events [2011] and Dream Theater [2013] maintained a three-peat in the chart’s Top 10. Consequence of Sound dubbed 2016’s The Astonishing, “An absolutely unique experience.” Beyond three platinum and two gold videos, the group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. On its 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s Dream Theater at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive.

In 2018, InsideOutMusic have been celebrating 25 years as one of the leading labels worldwide for progressive music and is part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music.

Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
John Petrucci – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jordan Rudess – Keyboards
John Myung – Bass Guitars
Mike Mangini – Drums, Percussion

Find Dream Theater online:
www.dreamtheater.net
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater
http://twitter.com/dreamtheaternet
http://instagram.com/dtimages

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Swedish progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA have recently released their 5th studio album “ET EX” via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

Now, the group has launched a rehearsal video of the track “Square 5”, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/-4HLHvQe58g

Next up, GBS will be playing a special Stockholm hometown show at the classic Södra Teatern venue together with Henrik Palm this weekend on Sunday, December 2nd. 
More info: https://sodrateatern.com/magiskt-med-gosta-berlings-saga-och-henrik-palm/ 

Additionally, GBS have also been announced to appear at the next edition of Roadburn Festival, taking place April 11-14th, 2019 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. 

The band will appear there as part of “The Burning Darkness“, an event curated At The Gates/Disfear frontman Tomas Lindberg, who commented about the addition of GBS as follows:

Nordic darkness. Desperate, melancholic Nordic darkness. Gösta Berlings Saga can be described as a complex, yet dynamic, very dark Swedish progressive band. Their soundscapes are challenging, yet still memorable. And, live they are a total beast, a heavy prog beast from the North. Their use of Fender Rhodes pianos, Moog Taurus bass pedals and Mellotron sounds root them in the prog tradition, but their special brand is deeply rooted in Swedish melancholy and the avant-garde RIO tradition of Universe zero and the like. Hypnotic, soulful, captivating, beautiful, yet dissonant, there are many ways to describe the mystery of their unique greatness. For me it is the emotional heaviness that strikes me as their speciality, not over using their technical abilities (read: not showing off with mind-twisting time changes and long solos), but focusing on the soul of the songs. If you are familiar with other Swedish prog greats such as Änglagård and Landberk, you won´t be disappointed. For me, they were a no-brainer for my curation, as I see them as one of the most interesting bands in Sweden today. Get ready to be blown away!

More details about the event can be found here:
https://roadburn.com/ & https://roadburn.com/band/gosta-berlings-saga/

Here is a list of the group’s upcoming shows:

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Live:
Jan 18, 2019 – Malmö, Sweden – Plan B
Jan 19, 2019 – Göteborg, Sweden – Folk
April 11-14, 2019 – Tilburg, The Netherlands – 013 / Roadburn Festival
More dates to be announced soon…

Media quotes on “ET EX“:
They might just get the attention their uniquely cinematic visions deserve.” – Prog Magazine
Creating soundscape that conjure up visions of the icy clarity of their homeland, the quartet visit the melodic and dramatically cinematic.” – Louder Than War

Next to an initial Digipak CD format and the Digital Album format, “ET EX“ is also be available as 180gr. LP (with the entire album on CD as bonus) on black vinyl, but also as strictly limited runs on clear vinyl (100x copies via IOM webshop / CM Distro) and on silver vinyl (200x copies via the band directly).

Order “ET EX“ it its various formats here: https://gostaberlingssaga.lnk.to/ETEX

Or here from the IOM shop:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Category/ET_EX/231?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Check out the two singles released so far for “ET EX” here:
“Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat“: https://youtu.be/C9114EuateI
“The Shortcomings of Efficiency”: https://youtu.be/aUuGW9GWsnU

Also check out an introductory interview with GBS as well as a teaser for “ET EX“ here:
Album teaser: https://youtu.be/lDwCWVYfD-k
GBS interview: https://youtu.be/xwfvL3u5yDI

The music of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA is an incredibly dynamic Nordic instrumental adventure, tilting from melodic, starkly beautiful lines shimmering like an aurora borealis over the desolate Arctic tundra, to powerful and aggressive riffs reminiscent of glacier calves crashing into rugged Scandinavian fjords. Over the years the band’s music has been compared to King Crimson, Goblin and Radiohead, mixed into their very own and peculiar sonic universe.

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA was formed in 2000 in the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby, taking its bandname from one of the most famous works in Swedish literature, the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, which was published in 1891. To date GBS had released 4 albums as follows: “Tid Är Ljud” (translated “Time Is Sound”) in 2006, “Detta Har Hänt” (translated “This Has Happened”) in 2009, “Glue Works“ in 2011 and most recentlly “Sersophane” in late 2016 via the band’s own label Icosahedron Music.

GBS have teamed up with InsideOutMusic as worldwide label partner for the launch their fifth studio album entitled “ET EX”, which was recorded throughout a year-long period from May 2017 until May 2018 in various studios with the help of producer Daniel Fagerström and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering (Björk, The Mars Volta). 

Stay tuned for more news on GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA coming soon…

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Line-Up:
Alexander Skepp – Drums & Percussion
David Lundberg – Fender Rhodes, Mellotron & Synthesizers
Gabriel Tapper – Bass Guitar & Moog Taurus
Rasmus Booberg – Guitars & Synthesizers

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA Online:
https://www.gostaberlingssaga.com
http://www.facebook.com/gostaberlingssaga
http://www.instagram.com/gostaberlingssaga
http://www.twitter.com/gbs_sthlm

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www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
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Having just completed a first and highly successful European touring run in support of their seventh and much acclaimed studio album “Wasteland”, Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are now announcing next touring runs for Europe and North America, as well as some festival appearances for 2019 as follows:

RIVERSIDE – Wasteland European Tour 2019
06.03. Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
07.03. Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic
09.03. Budapest (Hungary) – A38
10.03. Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club / Soundart Festival
12.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) – City Stage
13.03. Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
14.03. Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Šiška
16.03. Rome (Italy) – Largo
17.03. Milan (Italy) – Magnolia
18.03. Toulouse (France) – Le Rex
19.03. Cognac (France) – Les Abattoirs
21.03. Bristol (UK) – SWX
22.03. Leeds (UK) – Stylus
23.03. Glasgow (UK) – SWG3
24.03. Birmingham (UK) – The Mill
26.03. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
28.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Viften
29.03. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Stenhammarsalen
30.03. Oslo (Norway) – Cosmopolite
31.03. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken
02.04. Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
03.04. Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko
04.04. Tampere (Finland) – Olympia
05.04. Tallinn (Estonia) – Rock Cafe

You can find tickets for all European shows as well as all the dates of Riverside’s upcoming North American Tour 2019 here: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigs

RIVERSIDE – Live 2019:
04.-09.02. Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge
20.07. Maidstone (UK) – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival
24.07. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
25.07. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
27.07. Breitenbach (Germany) – Burg Herzberg Festival
17.08. Bonn (Germany) – KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night Festival + Jethro Tull & Fish

RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment:
The ‘Wasteland Tour‘ promoting our latest release has turned out to be our greatest turnout success to date and it is our great pleasure to announce that in 2019 we are going places we haven’t visited this year. We will be very happy to meet you and thank you for such wonderful support and loyalty. See you soon!

Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, “Wasteland“ is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of “River Down Below“ and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).

Order “Wasteland“ in various formats from the IOM webstore here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Riverside/20863?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
Or from other locations here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland

Check out the three singles launched so far for “Wasteland”:
“Lament”: https://youtu.be/4Wqlts7QWA8
“River Down Below”: https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc
“Vale Of Tears”: https://youtu.be/001IMO53JwY


“Wasteland” entered various international charts upon release, including the following highest positions:


“Wasteland” – international charts


Poland: # 1, Poland / Vinyl: # 1
Germany: # 13, Germany / Download: # 42
The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands / Vinyl: # 12
Switzerland: # 23
Austria: # 39
UK: # 83, UK / Rock: # 2, UK / Vinyl: # 38
Finland: # 30
France: # 97
Czech Republic: # 59
Belgium / Wallonia: # 79
Sweden / Physical: # 13, Sweden / Vinyl: # 8
USA / Current: # 106, USA / New Artist: # 17 and USA / Overall: # 147



RIVERSIDE online:
http://www.riversideband.pl
http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl
https://www.instagram.com/riversideband.pl

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www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
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Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on the 25th January 2019. The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.

Today sees the release of the first track taken from the new album, and you can watch the video for ‘Under The Eye of the Sun’ here: https://youtu.be/IGt0GXb4PTg

Steve comments: “Under the Eye of the Sun celebrates the wonder and spirit of the amazing rock-scapes I’ve experienced: Monument Valley, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Uluru and Arabian desert. This picture video by Leigh Harris and Franck Avril along with the song captures the sharp contrasts of bright light and mysterious darkness through the Shamanic heartbeat of these awe-inspiring places… Enjoy!”

Of the new album Steve adds: “In these dangerous times, deep shadows feel even sharper than usual and we find ourselves standing at the edge of light… The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ways, from the sense of good fighting evil through to the interplay of dark and light opposites magically combining in cultures, including the heartbeat of India and primal tribal rhythms. Ultimately, this album embraces the need for all musical forms and cultures to connect and celebrate the wonder of unity in this divided world.”

At The Edge Of Light is released in a number of formats including a Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewelcase CD and digital album. Pre-order now here: https://stevehackett.lnk.to/AtTheEdgeOfLight

Steve Hackett has established himself as one of Rock music’s finest and recognisable guitarists through his time with the legendary Genesis who he joined in 1971 and a solo career following his departure from Genesis in 1977 and is a hugely influential guitarist particularly in the Progressive Rock genre. ‘At The Edge Of Light’ will be Hackett’s 26th studio album in a solo career that began in 1975 with the release of his debut solo album Voyage Of The Acolyte.

‘At The Edge Of Light’ was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world. The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold… This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend… All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.

The full track-listing is as follows:
01. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
02. Beasts In Our Time
03. Under The Eye of the Sun
04. Underground Railroad
05. Those Golden Wings
06. Shadow and Flame
07. Hungry Years
08. Descent
09. Conflict
10. Peace

The album is released shortly before Steve performs as special guest on the Cruise To The Edge in February 2019 and the On The Blue cruise featuring Justin Hayward, also in February.

Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will perform two UK dates with acoustic sets in early December before touring Europe in April/May 2019 and has just announced a UK tour in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set. You can find a full list of upcoming tour dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html

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, Classical music and Blues.

 
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www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589
www.twitter.com/HackettOfficial

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Roine Stolt, known as the guitarist, singer, writer and at times band leader of the groups The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa DC, as well as from his work with prog icon Jon Anderson and the new super-group The Sea Within, has released ‘Manifest of an Alchemist’, his brand new studio album. Under the moniker ROINE STOLT’S THE FLOWER KING, this album offers 10 songs and almost 70 minutes of playing time celebrating the style Roine is most revered for: progressive rock, richly orchestrated with all the trademark elements from four decades of the genre.

To celebrate he is pleased to launch a stream of the new track ‘High Road’, which you can listen to here: https://youtu.be/GkIX3WJ6rHA 

Roine comments: “Today marks the day, “Manifesto Of An Alchemist” is released worldwide and I’m glad to be able to celebrate this and The Flower Kings’ music with our fans in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is a truly special ‘release day’ for me and I hope you will all enjoy this album as it offers an extensive prog rock journey that I consider a wonderful contrast to the haste and hectic pace of this age. So, enjoy the 12 minutes of ‘High Road’ on this day, get the album and see you on our European tour with Spock’s Beard kicking off November 30!”

Manifesto of an Alchemist has been receiving great reviews, find a selection below:

“immediate and energetic, gaining in grit”Prog Magazine

“Stolt’s virtuous musicianship and songwriting abilities shine throughout this masterpiece.”Daily Sport

“The Flower King at his very best.”The Prog Report

Watch Stolt discuss how the album together in this recently launched interview video here:
https://youtu.be/K2bxqEAx3PI 

A lyric video for the track ‘Lost America’ was released recently. Watch it now here:
https://youtu.be/y919myxnMAc 

‘Manifesto Of An Alchemist’ is a celebration of all the styles that have been part of the colourful, daring and dynamic songwriting and arrangements that Roine masters like no other, yet also offers a more immediate, more hands on approach. “Like that first TFK album, I’m the main lead vocalist here again – it works as these lyrics are important to me and resonate with my view of the world. A lot of the guitar work is actually my spontaneous ‘demo’ guitars” and that goes for much of the synth work, too. I didn’t want to ‘process’ ideas too much as there is much power in the initial creation – I wanted to keep it that way.”

The album features a host of other musicians, including long-time collaborators Jones Reingold, Hans Froberg & Michael Stolt, as well as fellow The Sea Within member Marco Minnemann, Max Lorentz, Zach Kamins, Rob Townsend & Nad Sylvan.

‘Manifesto Of An Alchemist’ features stunning artwork from Shaun Beyond
(https://www.instagram.com/shaunbeyond/), and will arrive as a limited edition CD digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD & as digital download. 

Order limited coloured vinyl at the InsideOutMusic store:
https://roinestoltstheflowerking.lnk.to/Manifesto/Insideoutshop

Order the album at Roine Stolt’s store: https://www.roinestolt.com

Order all formats here: https://roinestoltstheflowerking.lnk.to/Manifesto 

  1. Rainsong
  2. Lost America
  3. Ze Pawns
  4. High Road
  5. Rio Grande
  6. Next To A Hurricane
  7. The Alchemist
  8. Baby Angels
  9. Six Thirty Wake-Up
  10. The Spell Of Money

As previously announced, Roine will take The Flower Kings catalogue on tour later this year, as well as playing tracks from this new album. He comments: “I am excited that the album will be released in November this year and at the same time will be in South America playing The Flower Kings music with a band that also includes Hasse Froberg & Jonas Reingold and also introduces two younger friends; Zach Kamins on keyboards and Mirko DiMaio on drums – both fabulous musicians. We will also bring this to Europe where we join forces with legends Spocks Beard.”

South America 2018

16th November – Carioca Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
18th November – El Teatrito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
19th November – Teatro Nescafe, Santiago, Chile
21st November – Teatro Del Patronato Peruano Chino, Lima, Peru
23rd November – C3 Stage, Guadalajara, Mexico
24th November – Auditoria Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico

InsideOutMusic 25th Anniversary European Tour feat. Spock’s Beard & Roine Stolt’s The Flower King 2018

30th November – Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway
1st December – Kulturhuset Studion, Stockholm, Sweden
2nd December – KB, Malmo, Sweden
4th December – Zeche, Bochum, Germany
5th December – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
6th December – La Machine, Paris, France
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
9th December – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
10th December – Academy Club, Manchester, UK

CANADA – North America 2019

28th February – Club Soda, Montreal, Canada 
1st March – Salle Jean – Paul Tardif, Quebec City, Canada

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http://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings
http://www.reverbnation.com/theflowerkings

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