Steve Hackett Announces 2017 Tour including tracks from Wind and Wuthering, new album & Genesis revisited

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Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show for a 15 date UK tour next spring after his outstanding performance at this year’s inaugural Stone Free Festival.

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 such as ‘Inside & Out’ and ‘Anyway’.

“I’m excited to bring my latest show involving a new set of Genesis and Hackett numbers to the UK in 2017!” – Steve Hackett

 With an established solo career spanning over 40 years, Steve will also be performing some of his popular hits such as ‘The Steppes’, ‘Serpentine’, ‘Every Day’ and the first ever live performance of ‘Rise Again’ from his 1999 album Darktown. Steve will also be introducing fans to new music from his forthcoming album, which is due out early spring 2017.

Joining Steve on the tour are musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.

Since the 1970’s Steve has had a remarkable musical career, releasing more than 30 solo albums, seven Genesis albums and working alongside Steve Howe of YES with supergroup GTR. Renowned for being one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame.

Continuing to impress with his outstanding live shows ‘Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett’ is a tour not to missed in 2017.

Tickets for UK shows go on sale on Friday 7th October at 10am from myticket.co.uk and venue box offices.    Dublin tickets go onsale on the same day at 9am.

2017 TOUR DATES

 April

 Wed 26th        Dublin, Vicar Street

Fri 28th            Cardiff, St. David’s Hall

Sun 30th         Reading, Hexagon

May

 Mon 1st           Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Wed 3rd          Sheffield, City Hall

Thurs 4th        Bristol, Colston Hall

Fri 5th              Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Sun 7th           Liverpool, Philharmonic

Mon 8th           Portsmouth, Guildhall

Wed 10th        Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

Thurs 11th      Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

Sat 13th          Oxford, New Theatre

Sun 14th         Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Tues16th        Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

Wed17th         Sage, Gateshead

Fri 19th            London, Palladium

www.hackettsongs.com

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BE PROG! MY FRIEND NOW ADDS ANATHEMA, ANIMALS AS LEADERS AND CALIGULA’S HORSE.

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Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief, Magma, Agent Fresco, Camel, Meshuggah, Katatonia, Riverside, Isahn and Alcest.

Taking place in the beautiful open air surroundings of Poble Espanyol – a huge stone built architectural museum – the site is one of the most important and striking landmarks of tourism in Barcelona. Whilst by day the Catalonian hotspot may play host to some of Barcelona’s most interesting historical articles, by the end of June to the start of July it will instead play host to some of the world’s finest progressive bands.

This year saw the festival co-headlined by Steven Wilson and fellow progressive heavy weights Opeth. So far for 2017 Be Prog! My Friend have announnced the legendary Jethro Tull alongside Norwegian music collective Ulver.

Now the festival have added another 3 incredible bands to the line-up. The festival comment:

Anathema, who formed in the mid 90s, have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. With their star rising ever higher, Anathema returned in 2014 with ‘Distant Satellites’, another assertive step into the realm of miraculous songwriting.

Animals as Leaders incorporate influences from jazz, electronic, progressive, classical and fusion. After amazing releases like “Weightless” and “The Joy of Motion”, Animals As Leaders continue to explore their musical endeavours with the highly anticipated fourth album “The Madness of Many”, to be released this next November. Be Prog! invites you to forget all musical boundaries for an instrumental act that will blow your mind.

Caligula’s Horse channel the raw honesty of rock and the skill of progressive metal into a seamless voice at once energetic, grand and forthright, They offer devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something unique. Be Prog! My Friend are confident that this for this charismatic band will become a big success in the progressive metal scene. Caligula’s Horse, Welcome to Be Prog!’

Tickets are on sale now priced at 100 Euros for a limited time:

http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=.127248&origin=TTT&codIdioma=ING

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(Anathema pic by Scarlet Page)

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Be Prog! My Friend takes place in the heart of Barcelona and with an airport only 12km away, regular, cheap flights make it an easy festival to get and from the UK. Bands will start playing from mid/late afternoon each day which will also mean visitors have plenty of time to explore the stunning city of Barcelona while they are there.

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF – ANNOUNCE HEADLINE YOUR WILDERNESS TOUR FEATURING GAVIN HARRISON

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The Pineapple Thief have announced a string of European dates for early 2017 in support of their highly acclaimed new album, ‘Your Wilderness’. The band will be joined by virtuoso Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums.  

 “We always said that we couldn’t imagine touring the material live without Gavin on stage’, explains band leader Bruce Soord, ”We’re so excited that we have made it happen. It’s a real once in a lifetime event.” 

20.01 Patronaat, Haarlem NL
21.01 Uden, De Pul NL
22.01 Zwolle, Hedon NL
24.01 Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal DE
25.01 Oberhausen, Eisenlager DE
26.01 Berlin, Frannz club DE
27.01 Prague, Futurum Music Bar CZ
28.01 Dresden, Tante Ju DE
29.01 Hamburg, Knust DE
31.01 Maastricht, Muziekgieterij NL
01.02 Paris, Le Divan Du Monde FR
09.02 Glasgow, ABC2 UK
10.02 Manchester, Sound Control UK
11.02 London, Islington Assembly Hall UK

For more information and ticket details – http://pineapplethief.com/tour

The band will be performing Your Wilderness plus a string of re-imagined favourites from their back catalogue, and with an expanded 5-piece line-up including Darran Charles on additional guitar duties, this will be a live show not to be missed.  Special guest support is from Kscope label mates Godsticks.

Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief. 

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief brought in several special guest performers: Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) contributed drums throughout the album, John Helliwell (Supertramp) some beautiful clarinet parts, and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. They were also joined by a 4-piece choir and to cap it all off, Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing. 

Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch vital ingredients to the unmistakable TPT sound.

Your Wilderness has been released by Kscope on CD / LP / Digital and as a Deluxe hardback book 2 CD+DVD set: www.kscopemusic.com/store

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN EXILE ” HERE

The Pineapple Thief – In Exile (from Your Wilderness) – YouTube

The Pineapple Thief – In Exile (from Your Wilderness) on Vimeo

WATCH AN  ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “TEAR YOU UP ” RECORDED AT SOORD STUDIOS HERE:

https://youtu.be/l-1awi26pBs

https://vimeo.com/181043820

The Pineapple Thief online:

Website: www.thepineapplethief.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pineapplethief

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772

BE PROG! MY FRIEND – FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JETHRO TULL FOR 2017 LINE-UP

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Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief, Magma, Agent Fresco, Camel, Meshuggah, Katatonia, Riverside, Isahn and Alcest.

Taking place in the beautiful open air surroundings of Poble Espanyol – a huge stone built architectural museum – the site is one of the most important and striking landmarks of tourism in Barcelona. Whilst by day the Catalonian hotspot may play host to some of Barcelona’s most interesting historical articles, by the end of June to the start of July it will instead play host to some of the world’s finest progressive bands.

This year saw the festival co-headlined by Steven Wilson and fellow progressive heavy weights Opeth. Now following Be Prog! My Friend‘s recent news that Ulver will play in 2017, comes the announcement of multi-genre progressive giants Jethro Tull, bringing their ever-famous presence to the Catalonion open air surroundings.

The festival organisers comment: Jethro Tull remain unstoppable thanks to the relentless spirit of charismatic frontman Ian Anderson. After more than forty years, Tull continue to delight audiences with their variety and depth of experience, giving fans – young and old – the best of folk, jazz and classically-inspired progressive rock music”.

Tickets are currently on sale now at the reduced price of 75 Euros for a limited time only –

http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=.127248&origin=TTT&codIdioma=ING

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Be Prog! My Friend takes place in the heart of Barcelona and with an airport only 12km away, regular, cheap flights make it an easy festival to get and from the UK. Bands will start playing from mid/late afternoon each day which will also mean visitors have plenty of time to explore the stunning city of Barcelona while they are there.

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com

Kadavar Announce Belfast and Cardiff headline shows

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Berlin-based trio KADAVAR have announced they will play two UK headline shows alongside their Autumn tour supporting label-mates Blues Pills.

Both shows are on sale now – ticket links available below:

Nov 3rd – Belfast, Voodoo
https://www.voodoobelfast.com/events.php?&actID=438

Nov 7th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
http://www.seetickets.com/event/kadavar/clwb-ifor-bach/992117

Kadavar released their latest album ‘Berlin’ last year, a compelling fusion of psychedelic rock and heavy fuzz that was acclaimed world-wide. This year together with long-time friend and collaborator Nathini van der Meer (http://nathinivandermeer.com), who has created artwork and videos for them in the past, the band have been working on their first “Visual Album”- 12 short films accompanying each of the albums’ songs, to be released once a month throughout the entirety of the year.

The band recently released the fourth video for the Berlin visual album concept. Watch‘Reich der Träume’ here: https://youtu.be/dGdcXgqWcGM
The third video, ‘Lord Of The Sky’, is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPqR5k0C_u4
The second video, ‘Filthy Illusion’, can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8at3OCtiqxM
The first video, ‘Pale Blue Eyes’, can be watched here: http://smarturl.it/PaleBlueEyes

KADAVAR‘s Berlin can be ordered in various formats from the Nuclear Blast store: 
http://bit.ly/NBUKKADAVAR
Pick up a signed copy of the album from Recordstore.co.uk:http://bit.ly/KADAVARSIGNED
Alternatively, order a digital copy from iTunes: http://bit.ly/BerliniTunes

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Lady In Gold UK & IRL Tour 2016 w/ KADAVAR
Tickets on sale now, available from the links below: 
1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
http://t-s.co/blu00
4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
www.ticketmaster.ie
5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
6th November – London – Koko
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets

OPETH RELEASE EIGHTH STUDIO BLOG VIDEO FOR ‘SORCERESS’

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Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released the eighth instalment, “Studio Report – Episode 8,” of their in-depth, behind the scenes series on the making of their 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress’. In this new trailer, keyboardist Joakim Svalberg talks about the recordings for ‘Sorceress’ and his love for vintage instruments. The highly-anticipated record is out on September 30th via the band’s imprint labelModerbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Catch up on the previous episodes here:
Mikael leads you through the Rockfield Studios
Mikael speaks about the guitar recordings
Axe speaks about the drum recordings
Martin speaks about the bass recordings
Mikael speaks about the songwriting
Fredrik speaks about the guitar recordings
Mikael talks about the lyrical concept

OPETH also released a lyric video to ‘Will O The Wisp‘ last week. Listen to the melancholic, Jethro-Tull-like single now:

The record will be available in an array of formats and editions including CD, 2CD Digipak, 2LP Vinyl (in various colours at 180 gram) from the Nuclear Blast Store: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressNB and Recordstore.co.uk (orders come with signed inserts – whilst stocks last): http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressRS

Pre-order ‘Sorceress‘ digitally and receive both “Will O the Wisp” and the band’s previously released title track, “Sorceress”: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressIT

OPETH will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November.  Tickets are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk.

Full tour dates as follows:
05.11.  S         Stockholm – Annexet
06.11.  N         Oslo – Konserthus
07.11.  DK       Copenhagen – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen
08.11.  D         Hamburg – Docks
10.11.  A          Vienna – Arena
11.11.  D         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
12.11.  D         Munich – Theaterfabrik
13.11.  CH       Zurich – Volkshaus
14.11.  I           Milan – Alcatraz
16.11.  D         Cologne – E-Werk
17.11.  B          Brussels – AB
18.11.  NL        Tilburg – 013
19.11.  UK       London – SSE Arena Wembley
21.11.  F          Paris – Le Trianon
23.11.  LUX      Luxemburg – Den Atelier
24.11.  D         Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus

OPETH North American Tour:
24.09.  USA      San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest
29.09.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
30.09.  USA     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
01.10.  USA     New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
02.10.  USA     Boston, MA – House Of Blues
04.10.  CDN     Montreal, QC – Metropolis
05.10.  CDN     Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
07.10.  USA     Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
08.10.  USA     Akron, OH – Good Year Theater @ East End
09.10.  USA     Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
10.10.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12.10.  USA     Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
13.10.  USA     Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
14.10.  USA     Austin, TX – Emo‘s
15.10.  USA     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
18.10.  USA     Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
19.10.  USA     Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
21.10.  USA     Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
22.10.  USA     San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
24.10.  USA     Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
25.10.  USA     Seattle, WA – The Moore
26.10.  CDN     Vancouver, BC – Orpheum

MORE INFO:

AMORPHIS – 360° VIDEOS OF SPECIAL SHOWS LAUNCHED!

Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, recently played special shows (‘An Evening With Friends’) in Helsinki. The band performed ‘Under The Red Cloud‘ in its entirety among others. These shows were filmed with a 360 degree camera.

Watch them now on AMORPHISYouTube channel.

More on ‘Under The Red Cloud‘:
‘Death Of A King’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc-gEds3eTM
‘Sacrifice’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiOX2axSWvg
‘Death Of A King’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ql4Xe6MxQ4
‘Under The Red Cloud’ OFFICIAL TRACK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juj4d5NlMCI

AMORPHIS live 2016:

10.09.  FIN       Nivala – Tuiskala
03.10.  RC       Beijing – Yu Gong Yi Shan
05.10.  RC       Mao Livehouse
07.10.  HK       Hongkong – Hidden Agenda
09.10.  J           Saitama Shi – Loud Park

»Eclipse« – 10th Anniversary Shows
05.11.  FIN       Helsinki – Nosturi
26.11.  FIN       Terminaali Areena – Oulu
29.11.  D         Herford – Club X
30.11.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
01.12.  NL        Tilburg – 013
02.12.  D         Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling
03.12.  D         Dresden – Reithalle
04.12.  CH       Zurich – Komplex 457
08.12.  FIN       Jyväskylä – Lutakko
09.12.  FIN       Joensuu – Kerubi
10.12.  FIN       Kouvola – House Of Rock
16.12.  FIN       Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
17.12.  FIN       Himos – Himos Areena
30.12.  FIN       Tampere – Pakkahuone
31.12.  FIN       Helsinki – Virgin Oil

AMORPHIS live 2017:

02. – 06.02.     USA     Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 70000 Tons Of Metal

w/ OVERKILL, NILE, SWALLOW THE SUN

06.03.  USA     Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07.03.  USA     Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
08.03.  USA     Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
09.03.  USA     Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

10.03.  USA     Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
12.03.  USA     Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
14.03.  USA     New York, NY – Stage 48
15.03.  CDN     Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
16.03.  CDN     Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
17.03.  CDN     Montreal, QC – Foufones Electriques
18.03.  USA     Toronto, ON – Mod Club
19.03.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
21.03.  USA     Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
22.03.  USA     Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
23.03.  USA     Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub And Billiards
24.03.  USA     Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
25.03.  USA     Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
26.03.  USA     Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
28.03.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
29.03.  CDN     Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
30.03.  CDN     Regina, SK – Exchange
31.03.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
01.04.  CDN     Calgary, AB – Dickens
02.04.  CDN     Kelowna, BC – Level
03.04.  CDN     North Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04.04.  USA     Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07.04.  USA     Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
08.04.  USA     Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09.04.  USA     Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11.04.  USA     Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12.04.  USA     Merriam, KS – Aftershock
14.04.  USA     Dallas, TX – Trees
15.04.  USA     San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
16.04.  USA     Houston, TX – Scout Bar
17.04.  USA     Jefferson, LA – Southport Hall
18.04.  USA     Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
19.04.  USA     Winter Park, FL – The Haven
20.04.  USA     Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
21.04.  USA     Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
23.04.  USA     Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall


More info:
www.amorphis.net
www.facebook.com/amorphis
www.nuclearblast.de/amorphis

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Be Prog! My Friend Returns For 2017 – Ulver Are First Band Announced!

30th June – 1st JULY 2017 – BARCELONA

THE FESTIVAL WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE WORLD’S BEST PROGRESSIVE BANDS RETURNS IN 2017 WITH ULVER…

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Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief, Magma, Agent Fresco, Camel, Meshuggah, Katatonia, Riverside, Ihsahn and Alcest.

Taking place in the beautiful open air surroundings of Poble Espanyol the site is one of the most important landmarks of tourism in Barcelona. By day the Catalonian hotspot is an architectural museum and at the end of June, start of July it will play host to some of the world’s finest progressive bands.

This year saw the festival co-headlined by Steven Wilson and fellow progressive heavy weights Opeth. Now Be Prog! My Friend have announced that it will return in 2017 on 30st June and 1st July with Norwegian experimental music collective Ulver.

The festivlal organsiers comment: Ulver are a fresh triumph of modern music, music that catches your heart and captures your soul. Ulver create music that cult festival Be Prog! My Friend must bring to Barcelona in its fourth edition in 2017.’

Tickets are currently on sale now at the reduced price of 75 Euros for a limited time only – http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=.127248&origin=TTT&codIdioma=ING

Press for Be Prog! My Friend festival 2016:

‘And so Prog finds itself in love with Barcelona, the delightful weather and everything that Be Prog! My Friend has to offer’ – Prog Magazine

‘The leading festival for progressive music in Spain, showcased avant-garde music in a magnificent location’ – The Independent

‘Set in the hazy sunlit square of Barcelona’s historic and quite stunning Poble Espanyol, it certainly beats the sodden mud of the British festival season’ – Total Guitar Magazine

‘If nothing else, it proves that prog is alive and kicking. Especially in Catalonia’ – Classic Rock Magazine

http://www.beprogmyfriend.com/

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Be Prog! My Friend takes place in the heart of Barcelona and with an airport only 12km away, regular, cheap flights make it an easy festival to get and from the UK. Bands will start playing from mid/late afternoon each day which will also mean visitors have plenty of time to explore the stunning city of Barcelona while they are there.

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com

 

The Fierce And The Dead confirmed for RoSfest 2017 – article by Progradar

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The Fierce and the Dead have been announced as the opening band for Sunday at Rosfest 2017. This slot at the festival is often dubbed The Church of Prog; the truly dedicated audience filling these chairs on an early Sunday morning, receptive to good music and eager to spread the word about it, is the equivalent of a congregation in progressive rock circles.

I dubbed them ‘A soundtrack for the current generation’. Purveyors of ‘lovingly crafted noise’ and pioneers of what they call ‘Funny Music’, this cult band saw their latest, limited edition, E.P. ‘Magnet’ sell out before its release date on August 14th last year. The Fierce and the Dead are as hot as it gets in the underground, small label and independent world at the moment.

Blake Carpenter of RoSfest said,

“We can’t wait to see this band make their live US debut at ROSfest 2017, and we’re certain that our first-rate audience will give Matt Stevens, Kev Feazey, Stuart Marshall and Steve Cleaton a warm welcome.”

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I spoke to the band about their first visit to America…

“We’re so pleased to be playing in America and to play our first show at RoSfest is very exciting. Everyone I’ve spoken to who has been has said what a great festival it is and we’re really happy be involved” says guitarist Matt Stevens.

“Events like RoSfest are willing to take chances and invest in the global scene they represent – we are beyond stoked to have been asked to play, a real honour” adds bass player Kevin Feazey.

“Getting the chance to play our material to a new audience in a new country is a really exciting opportunity for us, and we can’t wait to get over there and pick up the audience so they can join us on our sonic journey!”  continues guitar player Steve Cleaton.

“And all that remained were The Fierce And The Dead…..”

The three day festival begins on Friday, 5th May 2017

Tickets and information can be found at the RoSfest website.

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(TFATD at The ArcTangent Festival, photo credit Ed Sprake)

EPICA RELEASE THIRD TRAILER FOR ‘THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE’

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are ready to release the third studio trailer for their upcoming masterpiece ‘The Holographic Principle‘. This new clip reveals a glimpse into the drum and vocal recordings and a detailed look behind the scenes.

“Only one month to go until the release!!!,” the band states. “Here is the 3rd part of the EPICA documentary. Dealing with the acoustic sessions, artwork and the concept behind ‘The Holographic Principle’! We hope you’ll enjoy watching it as much as we did by making the album.”

Catch up on the first two trailers:
Epica talk about the songwriting process: https://youtu.be/LSlEVPjG7rg
The band showcase the different instruments they worked with: https://youtu.be/HzqHyRu1oSc

Pre-order ‘The Holographic Principle’ here:
Limited Edition Earbook, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, Limited Edition Bi-Coloured Vinyl, Limited Edition Mail Order Boxset from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://nblast.de/EpicaNBUK
iTunes + ‘Universal Death Squad’ instant grat: http://nblast.de/EpicaTHPiTunes
Listen in the NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF
2CD Digipack, CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert) from Recordstore.co.uk : http://nblast.de/EpicaRecordstore

Track listing as follows:
01. Eidola
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Don’t miss EPICA on tour!
10.08.-12.08.  Leyendas del Rock festival XII Vilenna, Spanien

The band’s own EPIC METAL FEST:
01.10.  NL        Tilburg – Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10.  BR       Sao Paulo – Epic Metal Fest Brazil

EPICA + POWERWOLF + BEYOND THE BLACK
12.01.  D         Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
13.01.  D         Cologne – Palladium
14.01.  D         Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena
16.01.  CH       Geneve – Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
17.01.  CH       Zurich – Volkshaus
18.01.  IT         Milan – Live Club
20.01.  D         Munich – Tonhalle
21.01.  A          Vienna – Gasometer
24.01.  PL        Warsaw – Progresja
25.01.  D         Berlin – Huxley’s
27.01.  D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
28.01.  CZ        Prague – Forum Karlin
29.01.  D          Hannover – Capitol
31.01.  D          Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
01.02.  BE        Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
03.02.  UK       London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
04.02.  F          Paris – Le Zénith

London tickets available from myticket.co.uk / seetickets.com
VIP-upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com

More on EPICA:
Lyric video for the first single, “Universal Death Squad“: https://youtu.be/P_Ys_W7ySkM

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