New Music Releases, 30th March 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 30th March 2015:

Quireboys St Cecilia etc
St Cecilia & The Gypsy Soul, The Quireboys

The Day Is My Enemy, The Prodigy
Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Nightwish
Asunder Sweet & Other Distress, Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Wolflight, Steve Hackett
Tokyo Dome Live, Van Halen
Kintsugi, Death Cab For Cutie
Day Of The Dead, Hollywood Undead
We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot
New Day Rising, Von Hertzen Brothers
New York Before The War, Jesse Malin
Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt
On Lonely Towers, Barren Earth
Ungod, Morgoth
Generation Steel, Majesty
The Valiant Fire, Damnation Angels
Frogstomp (20th Anniversary Edition), Silverchair

All of the above – and many more – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Steve Hackett reveals new Wolflight details

Steve Hackett Head Shot

Steve Hackett has shared further details of his new solo album, Wolflight.

The album is scheduled for release in Europe on the 30th of March next year, with Hackett revealing the new details in a short video message.

Says the musician: “My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody’s struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space.

“It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond – from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past.”

Other musicians on the album include Roger King, Gary O’Toole, Nick Beggs, Rob Townsend, Amanda Lehmann, Malik Mansurov and Sara Kovaks. Yes bassist Chris Squire makes an appearance on “Love Song To A Vampire”, while Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on “Dust And Dreams”.

The full tracklist for Wolflight is as follows:

01. “Out Of The Body”
02. “Wolflight”
03. “Love Song To A Vampire”
04. “The Wheel’s Turning”
05. “Corycian Fire”
06. “Earthshine”
07. “Loving Sea”
08. “Black Thunder”
09. “Dust And Dreams”
10. “Heart Song”

You can watch Steve’s video update below:

Hackett revealed last week that he will play a 19 date tour across the UK next year, taking in material from across his solo career as well as “a sprinkling of Genesis” material.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct 06th: Guildford GLive
Oct 07th: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Oct 09th: Northampton Derngate
Oct 10th: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Oct 11th: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Oct 13th: Basingstoke Anvil
Oct 14th: York Barbican
Oct 16th: Aberdeen Music Hall
Oct 17th: Gateshead Sage
Oct 18th: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 20th: Leeds Town Hall
Oct 21st: Llandudno Venue Cymru
Oct 23rd: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 24th: Leicester De Montford Hall
Oct 25th: Salford Lowry
Oct 27th: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct 28th: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 30th: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct 31st: Southend Cliffs Pavilion

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Steve Hackett details 19 date 2015 UK tour

Steve Hackett Head Shot

Steve Hackett has confirmed a 19 date tour of the UK for October 2015.

The shows will follow the release of the guitarists new solo LP Wolflight, scheduled for release in the Spring.

Says Hackett via his website: “I’m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year’s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises.”

The shows are set to feature material from the entirety of Hackett’s 40 year career, all the way from his first solo album, up to and including Wolflight. The musician has also confirmed that the tour will feature “a sprinkling of Genesis.”

The Acolyte To Wolflight UK Tour will take in the following confirmed dates:

Oct 06th: Guildford GLive
Oct 07th: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct 09th: Northampton Derngate
Oct 10th: Cardiff St Davids Hall
Oct 11th: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Oct 13th: Basingstoke Anvil
Oct 14th: York Barbican
Oct 16th: Aberdeen Music Hall
Oct 17th: Gateshead Sage
Oct 18th: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 20th: Leeds Town Hall
Oct 21st: Llandudno Venue Cymru
Oct 23rd: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 24th: Leicester De Montford Hall
Oct 25th: Salford Lowry
Oct 27th: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct 28th: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 30th: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct 31st: Southen Cliffs Pavilion

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