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40 Watt Sun

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40 Watt Sun Reveals 'Wider Than The Sky"

40 Watt Sun has unveiled details on second album "Wider Than The Sky," which is is thefollow-up to 2011’s "The Inside Room." Once again self-produced by the band, the new songs were recorded over five days at Giant Wafer Studios, isolated deep in the heart of the mid-Wales countryside.

The band has elected to self-release this album via its own label, Radiance Records. Finland's Svart Records will release the album on 2LP vinyl. Artwork for the release was created by Rebecca Freeman, a Falmouth-based mixed media artist. Due out October 14th, the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Stages (16:20)
2. Beyond You (09:42)
3. Another Room (11:56)
4. Pictures (09:50)
5. Craven Road (10:31)
6. Marazion (03:56) More...

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Crippled Black Phoenix Joining Converge Shows

After signing with Season Of Mist back in October, Crippled Black Phoenix will be joining the three Converge "Blood Moon" shows in Europe this coming year.

Crippled Black Phoenix - founded by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves - is in turn supported by 40 Watt Sun and in London only also by The Body and Full Of Hell. Please see below for details.

Converge's "Blood Moon" is a collaboration between members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve von Till. Together as a multi-instrumental group, they will create renditions of existing Converge material focusing on the band’s slower, more ambitious work. Dates are as follows:

11 Apr 16 Berlin (DE) Postbahnhof
12 Apr 16 Reims (FR) La Cartonnerie
13 Apr 16 London (UK) Electric Brixton More...

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40 Watt Sun Album To Be Released Via Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records has announced it will release the new 40 Watt Sun album "The Inside Room" in partnership with European label Cyclone Empire Records. The album will see its Metal Blade release on July 19th, 2011.

40 Watt Sun is the new music project of singer/guitarist/songwriter Patrick Walker, best known for his previous band, Warning. 40 Watt Sun sees Patrick Walker accompanied by drummer/percussionist Christian Leitch, known as the guitarist and founder-member of London-based band The River, and bass player William Spong.

40 Watt Sun's debut album, "The Inside Room," was recorded over three days and nights at The Library Studio in London, produced entirely by the band and engineered and mixed by bassist William Spong. It features five new songs of original material.

The band is in the process of confirming North American tour dates for September. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed. Additional details on the band are available here.

The "Inside Room" track listing is as follows:

1. Restless (10:46)
2. Open My Eyes (10:44)
3. Between Times (6:55)
4. Carry Me Home (9:39)
5. This Alone (9:31)

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