Iamthemorning share new video for ‘Libretto Horror’ following Album Of The Year award win

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St.Peterburg based progressive rock band Iamthemorning have shared a new video to accompany their song “Libretto Horror.”

The song is taken from the band’s most recent album, Lighthouse, released earlier this year via Kscope. Described by Skin Back Alley as “…a heartbreaking work of staggering beauty”, Lighthouse was recipient of the Album Of The Year award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, organised by UK based Prog Magazine and held at London’s Globe Theatre last week.

Upon receiving the award, Iamthemorning songwriter and vocalist Marjana Semkina said: “Even being nominated for the Album Of The Year among the best of the best is such a beautiful thing, a humbling thing, too. To actually win was completely unexpected, and we are very thankful.

“We’ve worked so hard for such a long time to make an album that would make us proud, and I think we can say we succeeded with ‘Lighthouse’. And since the album is dedicated to the subject of mental illness, it’s important for us to know that it is not being rejected by the listeners because of being heavy. People seem to disregard the matter of mental health far too often, refuse to talk about it, and this is damaging for those who need help. The more people who face these struggles and hear the album and, hopefully, find help in it, the better.”

You can watch the video for “Libretto Horror” below.

Connect with Iamthemorning at:
Facebook: facebook.com/iamthemorningpage
Twitter: twitter.com/themorningband
Bandcamp: iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com

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TesseracT announce details of new album ‘Polaris’

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UK progressive metal band TesseracT have announced details of their new album.

Polaris is scheduled for release on the 18th of September via new label Kscope, and in North America via partnership with eOne Music.

The new album is the follow up to 2013’s Altered State and sees the return of vocalist Dan Tompkins, who was replaced by Ashe O’Hara for the previous LP.

“TesseracT has been through a roller coaster of a ride since our first EP,” says the band. “We seemed to always have been filling the holes in our ship’s hull to stop this ship from sinking, as we raced around the world time and time again.”

“Polaris, is a different scenario. The first chance for us as a group to stop and take stock of what we are right now, to explore a TesseracT of melody, dynamics, and singular focus. For the first time, too, we feel free from the bounds of genre specific expectations.”

The full track list for Polaris is:

Tesseract-Polaris-Album-Cover1. “Dystopia”
2. “Hexes”
3. “Survival”
4. “Tourniquet”
5. “Utopia”
6. “Phoenix”
7. “Messenger”
8. “Cages”
9. “Seven Names”

You can check out a teaser for the album below:

Pre-orders for the album are now live with physical editions here and digital here.

Connect with TesseracT at:
Website: tesseractband.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/tesseractband
Twitter: twitter.com/tesseractband

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Steven Wilson details new album “Hand. Cannot. Erase.”

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Steven Wilson has confirmed details of his new album.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. will be released in March 2015 via Kscope. Wilson will support the release with a series of dates across the UK and Europe, also beginning in March.

Said Wilson of the news: “We’re currently developing a show that I hope will raise the bar musically and visually from my previous tours. The setlist will be based around the new album, of course, as well as casting the net further back into my past for a few surprises.”

Hand. Cannot. Erase. follows Wilson’s acclaimed 2013 album The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories.

Confirmed tour dates in March next year are as follows, with more to be confirmed in due course:

Mar 12th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mar 13th: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mar 14th: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Mar 16th: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Mar 17th: London Troxy
Mar 18th: Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Tickets will go on sale this Friday the 21st of November at 10am.

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TesseracT sign new deal with Kscope

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UK prog-metal masters TesseracT have inked a new record deal with Kscope.

Amos Williams, TesseracT bassist, commented of the news: “Really looking forward to discovering the possibilities of working with such a creative label. We admire everything Kscope’s done with bands like Anathema, Katatonia and Steven Wilson, and can’t wait to see where they will guide TesseracT in this new chapter of the band. Very excited!”

The band recently reunited with Singer Dan Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow up to 2013’s Altered State, slated for a 2015 release.

The band embark on an extensive European tour today with co-headliners Animals As Leaders. The two bands will play:

30/09 NL – Zoetermeer – De Boerderij – SOLD OUT
01/10 DE – Hamburg – LOGO
02/10 DE – Cologne – EUROBLAST FESTIVAL 2014 – X
05/10 NO – Oslo – John Dee
06/10 SWE – Gothenburg – Fangelset – SOLD OUT
07/10 DEK – Indre By – Pumpehuset
08/10 DE – Berlin – SO36
09/10 PL – Warsaw – Proxima
10/10 PL – Krakow – Fabryka
11/10 HU – Budapest – A38 – SOLD OUT
12/10 CZ – Prague – Rock Cafe
13/10 DE – Munich – Backstage Halle
14/10 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
15/10 AU – Bezirk-Simmering – Szene Wien
16/10 CH – Aarau – Kiff
17/10 IT – Roncade – New Age
18/10 IT – Roma – Traffic Club
19/10 IT – Sesia – R’N’R Arena
20/10 CH – Geneve – USINE
21/10 FR – Luynes – Le Korigan
22/10 FR – – Rillieux La Pape – MJC Ô Totem
23/10 FR – Nimes – Paloma
24/10 FR – Bordeaux – Bootleg
25/10 FR – Nantes – Ferrailleur – SOLD OUT
26/10 FR _ Paris – Damage Festival
27/10 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
28/10 DE – Mannheim – Alte Seilerei
29/10 DE – Jena – F-Haus
30/10 DE – Hannover – Musikzentrum
31/10 DE – Osnabruk – Kleine Freiheit
01/11 BE – Brussels – AB Club – SOLD OUT
02/11 NL – Nijmegen – Doornroosje
03/11 UK – Southampton – Talking Heads
04/11 UK – Birmingham – O2 Academy Birmingham
05/11 UK – Manchester Sound Control
06/11 UK – London Scala – SOLD OUT
07/11 UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
08/11 UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
09/11 UK – Bristol – Thekla
Plus headline shows in Russia
15/11 – RU – St Petersburg – Club Zal
16/11 – RU – Moscow – Volta

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