Spock's Beard - 'The Oblivion Particle' out now!
'The Oblivion Particle,' the brand new album from legendary Prog Rock group
Spock's Beard is out now.
The band have made a video message for their fans, which you can see here:
The 12th studio album by the band features the tracks "Bennett Built a Time Machine" and "Minion". You can see the lyric videos for both at these links:
"Bennett Built a Time Machine"
You can purchase the album at the following links:
Record Store Day: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Item/9007553468
"The band's own time machine remains happily set to deploy the best of what's been, and also of what's beyond." - Prog
"With this new album, Spock's Beard up their game again and show that this lineup is here to stay." - The Prog Report
You can see Spock's Beard live in Los Angeles on August 29th when they play Shannon Performing Arts Center at Whittier College together with Enchant. On top of that, the band is confirmed to appear at Cruise To The Edge from Nov 15th to 19th this year, starting out in Miami, FL.
The band also recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. They'll be
joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.
The full list of dates are as follows:
9-16 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
9-17 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
9-18 - Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
9-19 - Progresja, Warschau, Poland
9-20 - Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
9-21 - Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
9-23 - Legend, Milan, Italy
9-24 - Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
9-25- Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
9-26 - Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
9-27 - Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
9-29 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
9-30 - Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
10-1 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
10-2 - O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
10-3 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK
The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013's 'Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep.' The album finds the band answering the needs of their creations by utilizing the considerable versatility of each member. In addition to Ted Leonard's soaring vocals and Dave Meros' distinctive bass, Alan Morse adds autoharp, banjolele, electric sitar and mandolin to his array of instruments, drummer Jimmy Keegan takes over lead vocals on "Bennett Built a Time Machine" and Ryo expands his arsenal of keyboard sounds throughout the album. In addition, virtuoso Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album's majestic closer, "Disappear."
As with the previous album 'Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep', 'The Oblivion Particle' was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.
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