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HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, recently completed a hugely successful tour of Europe in support of their latest album ‘Vector’. Now they can reveal they will return to Europe for some select festival & headline dates.

The band comments: “Back by popular demand! Our recent European Vector Studies tour went so well that we’re heading out again to play some headliner shows between our summer festival appearances.
It promises to be a fun couple of weeks and a perfect stop-gap for our amazing European fans in need of some Vector curricular activities!

The list of dates are as follows:
28th June – Provinssirock, Seinajoki, Finland
29th June – Vainstream Rockfest, Münster, Germany
30th June – Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany
2nd July – Hirsh, Nürnberg, Germany
3rd July – Halle 02, Heidelberg, Germany
5th July – Rock The Castle, Verona, Italy
6th July – Cavea Del Teatro Del Maggio, Florence, Italy
7th July – Rock In Rome, Rome, Italy
9th July – PPC, Graz, Austria
10th July – Melodka, Brno, Czech Republic
11th July – Randall, Bratislava, Slovakia
12th July – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
13th July – Prog In Park, Warsaw, Poland


They also recently announced they will join their label-mate, the legendary Devin Townsend, as special guest on his headlining EMPATH European tour this Winter:

15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
18th November – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
23rd November – Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
24th November – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
25th November – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th November – Astra, Berlin, Germany
28th November – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
29th November – A2, Wroclaw, Poland
30th November – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
2nd December – Simm City, Vienna, Austria
3rd December – X Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
5th December – Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
6th December – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
7th December – Limelight, Belfast, UK
9th December – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow, UK
10th December – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
12th December – Roundhouse, London, UK
13th December – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Ticket links & details here: https://www.hevydevy.com/tourdates/

Find some of the media reactions to Vector below:
heart-stopping hails of metallic riff bullets, dizzying instrumental and rhythmic complexity, alongside an intriguing lyrical tale.” – Prog Magazine
Haken’s most invigorating disc.” – Metal Hammer
Bewildering, impressive and satisfying, all at the same time.” – The Prog Report

The album is available as Limited edition 2CD Mediabook (including instrumental versions of the album tracks), as Gatefold vinyl 2LP + CD, as Standard CD Jewelcase & as digital download. Order now here: https://haken.lnk.to/Vector

Following the release of ‘Vector’ in October 2018, the band went out on a co-headline tour of North America alongside Leprous & Bent Knee, before heading to South America for the first time at the beginning of 2019 and on to Europe, marking the bands most successful shows to date.

Watch promo videos for the 3 singles taken from the album below:
A Cell Divides: https://youtu.be/XNT_9mmQaS8
Puzzle Box: https://youtu.be/2oCD4Wk1bwo
The Good Doctor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3v8w57_lU


Since their inception in 2007, Haken have shown over four previous studio albums, one EP and a live release that they never stand still, merely satisfied to rely on past triumphs. Rather, Haken always look for ways to challenge themselves as musicians and artists, and also to keep the listeners on their collective toes. “We don’t like to make simple music,” laughs vocalist Ross Jennings. “We always aim to defy expectations, and I believe we’ve surpassed what we aimed to achieve with our new album.

HAKEN are:
Ross Jennings
Richard Henshall
Charlie Griffiths
Diego Tejeida
Conner Green
Ray Hearne

HAKEN online:
www.hakenmusic.com
www.twitter.com/Haken_Official
http://www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band has signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

Of the musical direction, Boegehold comments: “My goal was to produce music that’s progressive and intricate while keeping things immediate and melodic. Whether a song is four minutes or ten minutes long, I didn’t want more than a few bars go by without some kind of instrumental or vocal hook.

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.”

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.


The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album.

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.

Stay tuned for a first taste of music from Pattern-Seeking Animals in the coming weeks!

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS online:
http://PSAnimals1.com  
http://Facebook.com/psanimals1
https://twitter.com/psanimals1
https://www.instagram.com/psanimals1/

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Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, recently announced the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music / Sony Music group. Their new record ‘Transiberiana’ will be the first studio album in 25 years and is scheduled to be released on 10th May 2019.

Following the release of the brilliantly received ‘I ruderi del gulag’, the band are pleased to launch the next track taken from the album. ‘L’assalto dei lupi’ tells the story of travellers who, having left the train in the tundra, go and seek help and are suddenly surrounded and attacked by wolves. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/7VFys4FI-FA
 
‘L’assalto dei lupi’ was composed by Vittorio Nocenzi together with his son Michelangelo Nocenzi, and the lyrics were written by Nocenzi himself with Paolo Logli, writer and screenwriter close to Banco del Mutuo Soccorso since the 70’s. It is a song that brings the band back to some of the themes of their concept album ‘Come in un’ultima cena’, which included classic Banco songs such as ‘Slogan’ and ‘Il ragno’.

Vittorio Nocenzi comments: “The lyrics of ‘L’assalto dei lupi’ express the ferocity of the wolf pack, that is the cowardice of those individuals who force themselves with the strength of others to lash out against those who are different from them. The mediocre who are jealous of excellence, the envious, the intolerant, the violent in general. The polyrhythm of the arrangement creates an urgent general rhythm pattern up to paroxysm.

Listen to the previously released track ‘I ruderi del gulag’here : https://youtu.be/iqul4IGkTv4

Of the album and signing, founding member Vittorio Nocenzi states: “I’m happy after working such a long time on this new Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album for Inside Out. It fills me with joy and satisfaction as I was truly inspired from the very beginning! For too many years, the band was only dedicated to live performances, so it was about time we would go back to composing, playing and producing new stuff! By choosing the ‘Transiberiana’ concept for this new piece of work, there are two main issues I’d like to point out: first the new Banco line up consisting of great musicians and great people, secondly, the presence of my two sons in the project: Michelangelo co-writing the album and Mario Valerio, who took care of a marketing and communication strategy related to it. These two elements have been the best gifts I could possibly imagine to receive! And this is an extra motivation if ever needed to do my best for reaching our goals.
I can only wish fans will enjoy this incredible project and look forward to see them live when we will go out to perform the album and classic Banco-tracks around the globe with Filippo Marcheggiani (lead guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums), Marco Capozi (bass), our singer Tony D’Alessio and myself!

The last Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album, ‘13’, was released back in 1994 and after all those years and the loss of two historical former members, the band is back to confirm its place in the international progressive music scene.


‘Transiberiana’ will be available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with 44 page booklet, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP Booklet, and as digital download. Pre-order now here: https://BancodelMutuoSoccorso.lnk.to/Transiberiana
 



  1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
    2. L’imprevisto     (3:29)
    3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
    4. L’assalto dei lupi (5:35)
    5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
    6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
    7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
    8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
    9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
    10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
    11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)



Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to “Bank of Mutual Relief”) were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969. In 2019, ‘Transiberiana’ will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an “autobiographical journey” lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. ‘Transiberiana’ is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D’Alessio (lead vocal)

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO online:
www.bancodelmutuosoccorso.it
https://www.facebook.com/Banco-del-Mutuo-Soccorso-Official-113069095557933/
https://twitter.com/BancoOfficial


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www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
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Swedish alternative rockers PORT NOIR are set to release their new album, ‘The New Routine’ on the 10th May 2019, their first for InsideOutMusic and the beginning of a new sound for the band.

Today they are pleased to launch the latest single, ‘Champagne’, the third track to be taken from the album. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/thi2YpAhKgw

The band comments: “For a long time we’ve been wanting to do something in the way of Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore’s project One Day as a Lion. Confident and powerful yet minimalistic with distorted analog synthesizers and pushy drums taking the lead role. However, we wanted to change things up with some melodic vocals and do our own thing. We believe we created something unique with ‘Champagne’ and it is just what this scene needs.

The band recently launched a video for the track ‘Young Bloods’. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/57iP20jBEh8

The new album sees the trio blending old-school rock with contemporary pop, R&B and hip-hop in a creative and minimalistic fashion. Inspired by bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Death from Above 1979, The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, ‘The New Routine’ is direct, energetic and intense.

‘The New Routine’ will be available as CD, LP + CD & as digital album, and is now available to pre-order here: https://portnoir.lnk.to/TheNewRoutine


1. Old Fashioned
2. Flawless
3. Blow
4. Champagne
5. Low Lights
6. 13
7. Young Bloods
8. Define Us
9. Drive
10. Down For Delight
11. Out Of Line

Watch the video for the track ‘Old Fashioned’ (the album’s opening track) here:
https://youtu.be/tZ6BiRnTol8

Stream / download the single here: https://PortNoir.lnk.to/OldFashioned

Consisting of Love Andersson (bass, vocals), AW Wiberg (drums) and Andreas Hollstrand (guitar, keys and backing vocals) they’re a band that’s been around since 2011. During the years they’ve toured and played extensively through Europe supporting In Flames, Pain of Salvation, and Karnivool to name a few.

Their last album ‘Any Way The Wind Carries’ was released in 2016, with Metal Hammer UK commenting that it combined “aching melody with shuddering depth.” Recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, at a small mountain village in southern Spain instead of their native Sweden, ‘Any Way the Wind Carries’ was another bold statement from a band that defies pigeonholing in favour of embracing a vast array of influences and distilling these into smartly arranged, concise songs.

PORT NOIR is:
Andreas Wiberg
Love Andersson
Andreas Hollstrand

PORT NOIR online:
www.portnoir.com
https://www.facebook.com/portnoirofficial/
https://twitter.com/portnoir
https://www.instagram.com/portnoir/

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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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Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), is set to release their new album ‘Under Stars’ – due out 26th April 2019. Today sees the launch of the video for the albums second single, ‘How Bright Is the Sun ?’, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/T0OxJxEWtqM 


John comments: “How Bright Is The Sun? A cheery lament to our beautiful star. How much longer will she burn for? Will we even be around for half that time? Questions within questions. I hope you like it.”


It was recently announced that Lonely Robot will be teaming up with Space Rocks for a special launch event to celebrate the release of the new studio album. The event will take place on the 23rd April at the Everyman Cinema in King’s Cross, London, and will see John take part in a special Q&A session with Space Rocks co-founder Alexander Milas, discussing the influence of space and science fiction on his trilogy of albums under the Lonely Robot name. This will be followed by a talk by Space Rocks partner and European Space Agency (ESA) Senior Advisor for Science & Exploration, Mark McCaughrean. The event will feature an exclusive advance playback of the new album in full, accompanied by special imagery created using visuals inspired by the work of the European Space Agency. 


John comments: “Space and science fiction permeate throughout the trilogy of Lonely Robot albums and with Space Rocks, I can’t think of better people to team up with to celebrate the release of the final part of the astronaut’s story. It should be a very special evening.” 


Space Rocks co-founder Alexander Milas adds: “As headliners of our inaugural Space Rocks event in London last year, Lonely Robot and John are the personification of that inexorable link between art, music, and the great beyond. His music is the perfect bridge between those worlds. Roll on the 23rd!”


For more info head to www.spacerocksofficial.com 


Lonely Robot recently launched a video for ‘Ancient Ascendant’, the first single from the new album. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/zwf-bm-sd3Y 


The album once again features drums by long-time collaborator Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), plus bass contributions from Steve Vantsis (Fish). All other instrumentation on the album is performed by Mitchell himself.


John comments of the album: “It is the final part in the astronaut trilogy, and was recorded over an intensive month and a half period. This time I wanted to reference my love of 80s synthwave pop a little more – so beware the 808! The title is derived from the belief that we as humans spend far too much time not noticing the beauty around us and far too much time tethered to technology.” 

‘Under Stars’ will be released as a limited edition digipak CD (featuring 3 bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order now here:
https://lonelyrobot.lnk.to/UnderStars/ 

The track-listing is as follows:

  1. Terminal Earth
  2. Ancient Ascendant
  3. Icarus
  4. Under Stars
  5. Authorship Of Our Lives
  6. The Signal
  7. The Only Time I Don’t Belong Is Now
  8. When Gravity Fails
  9. How Bright Is The Sun?
  10. Inside This Machine
  11. An Ending
  12. How Bright Is The Sun? (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
  13. Under Stars (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
  14. Lonely Robot – Chapter One – Airlock* CD / digital bonus track

‘Under Stars’ is the final album in a trilogy for Lonely Robot, John Mitchell’s visionary project. This began in 2015 with the ‘Please Come Home’ album and continued two years later with ”The Big Dream’.

“I always saw this as a trilogy, and it feels like the third part of the Lonely Robot master plan has reached a natural conclusion.”

As with the two previous albums, there is a theme running across the songs here, as Mitchell explains. “On ‘Please Come Home’, the theme was about the idea that life on Earth didn’t originate from this planet, while for ‘The Big Dream’, I was really giving everyone the benefit of Zen musings according to John Mitchell. This time things are a little more down to earth. What I am doing is looking the millennial generation, and the fact that kids today are so tied to their phones and to technology. They really have no clue what is actually going on around them, and I find that worrying.”

John Mitchell is a man with a rich musical heritage and history – from musician and vocalist, to songwriter and producer. With bands like Arena, Frost*, Kino, It Bites and Lonely Robot, to name but a few, Mitchell has left his mark on the current progressive rock scene and has been involved in dozens of recordings. He is also a respected producer & mixer, running Outhouse Studios in the UK and working with artists as diverse as You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Alter Bridge, Asia, Don Broco, Funeral For A Friend, McFly & much more.

LONELY ROBOT online:
https://www.facebook.com/LonelyRobotband/
https://twitter.com/LonelyRobot_UK 
www.johnmitchellhq.com 

SPACE ROCKS online:
http://spacerocksofficial.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/spacerocksofficial/ 
https://twitter.com/spacerockslive 

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www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
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Swedish progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA continue to promote their 5th studio album “ET EX”, released via InsideOutMusic worldwide last October. 


Therefore, GBS are releasing a new digital single of the non-album track “Ornament and Crime” today, which can be heard here: 
https://GostaBerlingsSaga.lnk.to/OrnamentandCrime


GBS checked in with the following comment about the track:
“The basic idea for the song ‘Ornament and Crime‘ was written over 10 years ago but never really made it to tape. For the ‘ET EX‘ recording we tried some new ideas around the song and it turned out really good. The song did not find its place on the album mostly due to LP length constraints but it is now instead a perfectly weird instrumental smash hit for Spring 2019.”


Next up, GBS are set to appear at Roadburn Festival, taking place April 11-14th, 2019 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The band is part of “The Burning Darkness“ event, curated At The Gates/Disfear frontman Tomas Lindberg. More details 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:
April 12, 2019 – Tilburg, The Netherlands – 013 / Roadburn Festival
August 9,2019 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Kulturhus / Øya Nights


And 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 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 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


And a rehearsal video of the track “Square 5” can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/-4HLHvQe58g


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.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.insideoutshop.de

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SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), recently announced signing a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.


Now they are pleased to reveal their new, third studio album ‘Origami‘ which will be released May 24th, 2019, and to celebrate they have launched the records first Single. 


Watch the lyric video (Created by Cloud Music Typography) for ‘BeLie‘ now here:
https://youtu.be/WyndXHNFaqM


SOTO comment about “BeLie“ from JSS as follows: “This is a song co-written with a long time collaborator of mine in Brazil, Leo Mancini, along with my drummer Edu Cominato. It had a very ‘Operation Mindcrime’ vibe to it musically when they presented me with the song so I knew I had to really think outside the box in making it not sound like a Queensryche song in the end. I love the middle section as it presents our new bassist, Tony Dickinson, to the world as a much needed entity in the band after losing our boy David Z. It serves as a great launching pad for ‘Origami’.”


‘Origami’ will be released as a limited digipak CD with a set of 3 stickers and a bonus track, 180g vinyl LP including the entire album on CD, and as digital download. The album comes packaged with classy artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy).
Pre-order now here: https://SOTO.lnk.to/Origami


The full track-listing of ’Origami‘ is as follows:



  1. HyperMania
  2. Origami
  3. BeLie
  4. World Gone Colder
  5. Detonate
  6. Torn
  7. Dance With The Devil
  8. AfterGlow
  9. Vanity Lane
  10. Give In To Me
  11. KMAG * (Bonus Track)


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. The new album “Origami“ contains material that continues to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.


SOTO will hit South America for live dates in May and intend to be touring worldwide throughout 2019 following the release of the new album.


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


INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.insideoutshop.de


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The Mute Gods, featuring Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, The Sea Within), are set to release their third studio album ‘Atheists and Believers’ on the 22nd March 2019.

Today they launch a video for the track ‘One Day’, which features Alex Lifeson of Rush as guest, and you can watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/9oO4PQDemQE

Nick comments: “Possibly my favourite Mute Gods song so far? I hope you enjoy it too. If not, Jog on.

Watch Nick & Roger sit down to discuss the new album over a pint at the pub in these two new interview clips.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/lMaZFsLhfII
Part 2: https://youtu.be/6DDgFsSKjBY

Listen to the album’s title track here: https://youtu.be/yCMGNS9XmuE

‘Atheists and Believers’ is featured as the lead review in the latest issue of Prog Magazine where they comment that the band “make the incredible sound accessible”.

Arriving just over 2 years after its predecessor ‘Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth’, Beggs once again turns his attention to the state of the world as we know it now, focussing on universal topics such as politics, humanity & love over the course of 10 tracks that run from turbulent rock compositions to more sentimental pieces of music.

Nick comments: “The album’s key message is that we now empower stupid people and don’t listen to educated, informed experts anymore because truth is no longer fashionable.”

For ‘Atheists and Believers’, Beggs has enlisted some very special guests, including Alex Lifeson, Rush’s legendary guitarist; Craig Blundell, renowned drummer currently playing with Steven Wilson’s band; multi-instrumentalist Rob Townsend with whom Beggs worked in Steve Hackett’s band and his vocalist daughter, Lula Beggs.

‘Atheists and Believers’ will be released on Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD & as a digital album. Pre-order now here: https://themutegods.lnk.to/AtheistsAndBelievers

You can find the full track-listing below:
1. Atheists and Believers
2. One Day
3. Knucklehead
4. Envy the Dead
5. Sonic Boom
6. Old Men
7. The House Where Love Once Lived
8. Iridium Heart
9. Twisted World, Godless Universe
10. I Think Of You


The Mute Gods is the musical vehicle Beggs created in 2015 to channel his song writing. It was conceived while he was embarking on an intensive period of almost continuous touring, firstly with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and then latterly, Steven Wilson, the prolific, widely-acclaimed composer, musician and record producer with whom Beggs still records and tours.

Beggs’ career spans nearly four decades, working with artists across a broad musical spectrum. Bassist, stick player, composer and vocalist, Beggs has sold more than three million records with his own groups, including Kajagoogoo, as well as contributing to genres such as pop, rock, funk, soul, Celtic and latterly, progressive rock.

Among the artists with whom he has collaborated are rock and pop legends John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde, Gary Numan, Seal and Engelbert Humperdink, as well as progressive rock’s Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Iona and Lifesigns.  

Alongside Beggs in The Mute Gods are his regular collaborators Roger King and Marco Minnemann. King is the keyboards player, guitarist and producer of Atheists and Believers, and Steve Hackett’s right-hand man for more than 20 years. Minneman, who has also played with Joe Satriani, is regarded as one of rock’s most exciting drummers and has worked with Beggs on Wilson tours and recordings.

The Mute Gods Online:
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Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend is set to release his forthcoming new album ‘EMPATH’ on the 29th March 2019, and today sees the launch of the second single from the album. Watch the video for ‘Evermore’ here: https://youtu.be/-zIxPUPWVq8

Devin comments:

So with the release of Empath fast approaching, and people having had various chances to hear the album, the reactions are pretty much what I expected: Those interested in the more artistic and free form side of what I do really seem to like and understand it, and those looking for the more commercial or rocking side of what I do are maybe not so convinced 🙂

The initial plan was to release a more commercial song next (the sole one on the album, ‘Spirits Will Collide’) but the video we’ve been working on for that is hilariously ambitious and we needed a bit more time. Therefore, we opted to release this song, ‘Evermore’, as a way to bridge that gap. It’s slightly in the same vein as Genesis on some level I suppose, but a little more groovy and a bit less fractured in terms of structure.

The lyrics are not as much about a bored space cat crash landing on ‘planet fear’ in a literal sense, but I guess that’s easier to articulate with visuals at this stage than ‘yet another song about trying to work through one’s own mid-life bullshit to find some sense of self-actualization’, though perhaps with more time, it will resonate further with that. Thanks to Wayne, Josh and Miles for the tag team animations.

The drums on this particular track are all Anup Sastry, (who is a great guy who loves his dog) and the Elektra choir helps out a lot again. I’ve got a strange relationship with singing at this stage of my career so I really appreciated the support.

I encourage you, (if you like this sort of stuff, that is) to check it out in headphones. There’s a fair amount of candy in this song I spent a long time on. I think it’s streaming now too…

Thank you sincerely. The album is meant to be of some help in a weird way.

Dev”

Watch the video for the previously released track ‘Genesis’, which has reached nearly half a million plays in just over 2 weeks, here: https://youtu.be/1n7uvokARQ4

‘Empath’ is already receiving incredible reactions in the press, find a select few below:

Strap yourselves in and say hello to one of your albums of the year, folks.” – Prog Magazine

Devin Townsend has created with ‘Empath’ a work that is unconventional, far from mainstream, and a work of genius.” – Metal Wani

The ‘EMPATH Europe – Volume 1’ tour begins in November & the full list of dates are as follows:

15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
18th November – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
20th November – Logomo, Turku, Finland
21st November – Cirkus, Helsinki, Finland
23rd November – Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
24th November – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
25th November – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th November – Astra, Berlin, Germany
28th November – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
29th November – A2, Wroclaw, Poland
30th November – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
2nd December – Simm City, Vienna, Austria
3rd December – X Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
6th December – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
7th December – Limelight, Belfast, UK
9th December – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow, UK
10th December – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
12th December – Roundhouse, London, UK
13th December – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Tickets available here: https://www.hevydevy.com/tourdates/

In the lead up to the album’s release, Devin is walking fans through how ‘EMPATH’ came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch the first episode of that series here: https://youtu.be/y4sJ8odko2Y

Two days prior to the release of ‘EMPATH’, on 27th March, a special cinema screening of the documentary will take place in London at the Everyman Screen on the Green. Devin will be in attendance to give a live commentary to the film, and to answer fans questions afterwards. Tickets for this special event are now sold out.

Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD from a sold-out Royal Albert hall, or his 2012 ‘Retinal Circus’, or last year’s ‘Ocean Machine’ live DVD with the Orchestra and Choir of State Opera Plovdiv has put him in a position where with the new album ‘EMPATH’, he will once and for all define himself as a musical force outside of any particular genre classification.

On this album Devin has decided to see what would happen if all the styles that make up his current interests were finally represented in one place. To finally shake the fear of expectation, and just do what it is he was meant to do creatively, ‘EMPATH’, true to the name, is about allowing the audience a feeling for a variety of musical emotions. The musical dynamics represented on this single album are broad, challenging, and immense. To approach this sort of work with a long history of what makes heavy music ‘heavy’, allows this to be done with a type of power rarely heard.

Joining Devin on this album is Frank Zappa alumni Mike Keneally as music director, as well as Morgan Ågren (Mats And Morgan, Frank Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal), Anup Sastry (Monuments, Periphery), Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams), Nathan Navarro, Elliot Desagnes, Steve Vai, Chad Kroeger, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Ché Aimee Dorval, Ryan Dhale and the Elektra Women’s Choir.

A bold statement with massive production values and dynamic, uncompromised musicality. This is a statement about not only pursuing creative freedom in a conservative scene, but also trying to show that heavy music is truly a valid musical tool.


‘EMPATH’ will be released on Limited 2 CD Digipak in O-Card (including an entire disc of bonus material), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180G 2LP Vinyl + CD + LP-booklet & as digital album. Pre-order now here: https://devin-townsend.lnk.to/Empath

The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Castaway
2. Genesis
3. Spirits Will Collide
4. Evermore
5. Sprite
6. Hear Me
7. Why
8. Borderlands
9. Requiem
10. Singularity
Part 1 – Adrift
Part 2 – I Am I
Part 3 – There Be Monsters
Part 4 – Curious Gods
Part 5 – Silicon Scientists
Part 6 – Here Comes The Sun

Last year Devin announced a special ‘An Evening With’ tour that would see him performing acoustically, as well as taking part in a fan Q&A at each show.

The full list of dates are as follows, many of which are already sold out:
7th March – The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi, India SOLD OUT
8th March – Levi’s Lounge, Mumbai, India SOLD OUT
22nd March – Prognosis Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands – Guitar Clinic
23rd March – Prognosis Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands – Production Clinic & performance
29th March – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland SOLD OUT
30th March – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland SOLD OUT
31st March – Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden SOLD OUT
1st April – Edderkoppen, Oslo, Norway SOLD OUT
2nd April – Bremen Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark SOLD OUT
4th April – PassionKirchhe, Berlin, Germany
5th April – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
6th April – La Fabrica, Prague, Czech Republic SOLD OUT
7th April – Freiheiz, Munich, Germany SOLD OUT
9th April – Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany SOLD OUT
10th April – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany SOLD OUT
11th April – Bravo Kerk, Haarlem, Netherlands SOLD OUT
13th April – Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
24th April – Bush Hall, London, UK SOLD OUT
25th April – Bush Hall, London, UK SOLD OUT
26th April – St George’s, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT
27th April – City Varieties, Leeds, UK SOLD OUT
29th April – Jam House, Edinburgh, UK SOLD OUT
30th April – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK SOLD OUT
Remaining tickets can be found here: https://bnds.us/hotp9q

DEVIN TOWNSEND online:
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http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com
https://twitter.com/dvntownsend
https://www.instagram.com/dvntownsend/
https://www.youtube.com/user/poopynuggeteer/featured

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‘Transiberiana’ will be available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with 44 page booklet, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP Booklet, and as digital download. Pre-order now here: https://BancodelMutuoSoccorso.lnk.to/Transiberiana

1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L’imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L’assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to “Bank of Mutual Relief”) were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969 and under the influence of British greats Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer forged a truly original sound equally complex, melodic and dynamic. In 2019, ‘Transiberiana’ will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an “autobiographical journey” lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. ‘Transiberiana’ is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D’Alessio (lead vocal)

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO online:
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