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Caligula's Horse

Formed: 2010
From: Gold Coast, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Caligula's Horse news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Caligula's Horse Release New Video Clip

Australia's Caligula's Horse released the new album "In Contact" today via InsideOutMusic. In celebration, the band issued a new video clip for the song "Songs For No One," which you can check out in the player at the bottom.

Guitarist and director of photography/editor Adrian Goleby comments: "'Songs for No One' is by far the most complex and ambitious music video I've attempted for Caligula's Horse - and also for myself. I've worked alongside all of the guys for years now and the creative trust involved is what pushes all of us to find and conquer the next bastion of artistic development. We're also at a stage where we can come in and make these sorts of videos with confidence in making something distinct and memorable, as well as exciting for any audience.

"Working with (Director) Daniel Grey was also a treat for me. His ability to turn a metaphor into a story is remarkable in its own right. He definitely brought his best to the table, (and then flipped it).

"I hope everyone that watches this is able to connect with the joy that we bring into Caligula's Horse, as well as the heart thumping excitement that I can't help but feel when I play it."

The track list for "In Contact" is:

1. Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run) (see music video here)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves

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Caligula's Horse Streams "Songs For No One"

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, posted another new song from the stunning forthcoming album "In Contact," which is expected to drop via InsideOutMusic on September 15th. Check out "Songs For No One" in the player below.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: "'Songs for No One' carries great emotional weight for me personally - the ideal to be a force of positivity in the world is an enormous challenge, but one that we should all strive for. At its core, this track is about the value of having passion, whether publicly displayed or not. Creations or work completed for yourself alone have just as much value as work seen or heard by many, for the experience, growth, and joy it brings to you alone."

The track list for "In Contact" is:

1. Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run) (see music video here)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves More...

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Caligula's Horse Issues "Will's Song" Video Clip

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, recently debuted the track "Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)," the first track taken from the forthcoming new album "In Contact" out September 15th. Now the band has issued the music video for the track, directed by the band's guitarist Adrian Goleby.

Vocalist Jim Grey explains: "The story of 'Will's Song' is centred around pride and ambition, the human tendency toward self-destruction, the last demand of a proud old man that time is not decay and he is 'that young man still'." Goleby has mirrored this in the clouded performances, obscured figures either silhouetted in smoke and colourful light or dissolving into nothing, and the frenetic visuals truly capture the kinetic energy of the song.

The clip was filmed in Northgate, Brisbane as well as the heritage listed (built in 1888) Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.

Drummer Josh Griffin had this to say: "With this video being mine and Adrian's first clip with Caligula's Horse, it's great to finally have the new line up out there!"

Guitarist Sam Vallen adds: "Will's Song might take some fans by surprise, its heavy and technical, certainly more than anything we've created in the past. Adrian has done an incredible job conveying that frenetic power in the clip; it captures the energy we aspire to in concert, but also, through its languid and constantly shifting imagery, reinforces the dark atmosphere hidden below the punctuation of the drums and guitars. Speaking of which, check out the drums and guitar! It's great to show the new guys off to the world at last."

The track list for "In Contact" is: More...

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Caligula's Horse Posts "Will's Song"

Caligula's Horse recently announced the release of upcoming fourth studio album, "In Contact," due out September 15th, 2017 via Inside Out Music.

Now the band is pleased to reveal the first track from that album, a riff-heavy, progressive metal tour-de-force titled "Will's Song (Let The Colours Run)." Listen in below.

Guitarist Sam Vallen comments: "'Will's Song' is something special for us. It's dark and heavy, especially by C Horse standards, but it never feels like a compromise between those traits and the melody and colour we strive for.

"This track embodies the possibilities of our new line-up. Josh and Adrian have toured with us for a while now, but Will's Song finally shows what they're capable of, and how much we've all grown as a group through the changes. It's a massive step forward for Caligula's Horse." More...

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Caligula's Horse Announces New Album "In Contact"

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, has announced the release of the fourth studio album "In Contact," which is set for release on September 15th via Inside Out Music. A teaser clip is available below.

As with the band's acclaimed album "Bloom" before it, "In Contact" sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments: "In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We're one another's harshest critic, but fortunately we've done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction - we can finish each other's musical sentences, so to speak. And we're lucky that's the case, since 'In Contact' proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we'd conceived of in the past."

Vocalist Jim Grey adds: "'In Contact' has been an enormous proposition - the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we've never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous - but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing Bloom."

As with the band's second album "The Tide, the Thief & River's End," the band decided to hang a concept around the entire record, taking it in a direction that would end up being the opposite of its predecessor. "We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place: one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us" Vallen continues. "The broader concept is based around the nature of art - of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences."

Taking in four separate chapters, each one is dedicated to an individual and their own personal journey and how they express themselves through art. "Each of these artists are reaching for something more in their lives, and while disconnected entirely from one another, they are united by that reach: for a better life, but also for something intangible."

Written between late 2016 and May 2017, "In Contact" went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on 'In Contact' stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of "Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)" to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, "Graves." This is Caligula's Horse at its most ambitious and progressive. More...

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Caligula's Horse To Reissue First Two Albums

Caligula's Horse, one of Australia's most exciting and innovative progressive bands, is set to return to Europe in June 2017 for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema & Pain of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances at Midsummer Prog Festival (Valkenburg, Netherlands) and the Be Prog! My Friend Festival (Barcelona, Spain). To coincide with that, InsideOutMusic will reissue the band's first two albums "Moments From Ephemeral City" and "The Tide, the Thief & River's End" on June 16th in both CD and digital download formats.

"Moments From Ephemeral City" was released in 2011, and is the band's debut album. Originally intended as a solo album by Sam Vallen, it quickly became the start of the story for Caligula's Horse once vocalist Jim Grey became involved. Recorded entirely by the duo, it presents a vision that is colourful, eclectic and vivid.

"The Tide, the Thief & River's End" followed in 2013, and was a concept album that explored themes of oppression, exodus, and the inexorable survival of the human spirit. The album saw them perform with the likes of Protest The Hero, Mastodon & Opeth, as well as garnering the attention of current label InsideOutMusic.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: "We're thrilled that our first two albums will be far easier to get a hold of around the world now through Inside Out Music. 'Moments' and 'River's End' are an integral part of the Caligula's Horse journey - we learned a lot creating them and though it's been some years since their release, we're as proud of them as ever.

"We're looking forward to sharing fan favorites from our whole back catalogue with our friends in Europe in June!" More...

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Caligula's Horse Announces New Drummer

Caligula's Horse, one of Australia's most exciting and innovative progressive bands, recently announced the departure of long-time drummer Geoff Irish and have revealed his replacement as Josh Griffin. As an introduction, he has recorded a drum play-through video for the track 'Rust', taken from the bands most recent album "Bloom." Watch it below.

"Bloom" was released last year and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band's momentum build so steadily and confidently.

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Caligula's Horse Releases "Rust" Video Clip

Australian progressive act Caligula's Horse released a new music video for the track "Rust." The song is taken from the band's third and latest release "Bloom," which is available via InsideOutMusic.

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Caligula's Horse Releases "Turntail" Video Clip

Australian progressive act Caligula's Horse released a new music video for the track "Turntail." The song is taken from the band's third and latest release "Bloom," which is available via InsideOutMusic.

On the video, the band commented: "After much hype, mystery and general social media nonsense, 'Turntail' is here! This song, and this clip, is all about taking a stand against external and internal pressure - it's a song of courage, defiance, and resistance.

"There was never a more appropriate time for 'Turntail' in our country. We should all take courage, and show the compassion the world needs, today.

"Many thanks to our incredible crew - our amazing dancer and choreographer Clare Burton, our *literally everything guy* Adrian Goleby, Camera Operator Luke McClean, and of course our incredible make-up artist Shanyn Patten for her hours of tireless work bringing our dream to life."

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Caligula's Horse Premieres "Firelight" Music Video

Australia's prog sensation Caligula's Horse premiered a music video for the new track "Firelight" over at Billboard.com at this location (also in the player below). The song will appear on the upcoming third album "Bloom," which will be issued via InsideOutMusic on October 16th (EU) and October 30th (USA).

The full track listing for "Bloom" is:

1. Bloom
2. Marigold streaming here)
3. Firelight
4. Dragonfly
5. Rust
6. Turntail
7. Daughter Of The Mountain
8. Undergrowth

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Caligula's Horse Streaming New Track "Marigold"

Brisbane progressive metal act Caligula's Horse is streaming the new track "Mairgold." The song will appear on the upcoming third album "Bloom," which will be issued via InsideOutMusic on October 16, 2015 in EU and October 30, 2015 in the U.S.

The full track listing for "Bloom" is:

1. Bloom
2. Marigold
3. Firelight
4. Dragonfly
5. Rust
6. Turntail
7. Daughter Of The Mountain
8. Undergrowth

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Caligula's Horse Reveals Album Details

Melding the forthright intensity of rock with the skill and inventiveness of progressive metal, Brisbane outfit Caligula's Horse has announced the release of 3rd record "Bloom" through InsideOutMusic on October 16, 2015 in EU & October 30, 2015 in the United States.

Caligula's Horse has posted a special video message below, telling you a little bit about the album and introducing the band, while the new album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Bloom
2. Marigold
3. Firelight
4. Dragonfly
5. Rust
6. Turntail
7. Daughter Of The Mountain
8. Undergrowth More...

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Caligula's Horse Posts "Bloom" Album Teaser

On the heels of signing with InsideOut Music, Brisbane based progressive alternative act Caligula's Horse released a teaser for the upcoming new release "Bloom." The album is set to drop on October 16th (AUS/NZ/EU/UK) and October 20th (USA) via the label.

"Bloom" follows 2011's colorful and dynamic debut "Moments From Ephemeral City," and 2013's critically acclaimed dark narrative concept album "The Tide, the Thief & River's End.

"'Bloom' is very special to all of us - it's an album full of color and life, vibrancy and energy, but one that breathes in and out with a natural ebb and flow," says lead vocalist Jim Grey. "It's exactly what we hoped to achieve with Caligula's Horse. To us, this album has a life of its own."

More information is expected soon, but check out the clip, which features the unveiling of the album's artwork and samples of some of the music, here:

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Caligula's Horse Signs With InsideOut Music

Brisbane based progressive alternative tour-de-force Caligula's Horse are on course for a stellar finish to 2015, with the huge announcement that they have signed with record label InsideOut Music (of the Century Media family). The band's latest release is "The Tide, the Thief, and River's End," released in October 2013 via Welkin Records.

Founder and CEO of InsideOut Music, Thomas Waber had this to say about the signing: "Australia is home to many great bands and we are thrilled and excited to start working with Caligula's Horse, one of the most exciting Australian bands we have heard in quite a while!"

Vocalist Jim Grey echoed Waber's comments, "Over the moon, man! Over the moon. This is a huge step for us - we're thrilled to be working with Inside Out, not to mention the honour of sharing a roster with some of our musical heroes...we're all absolutely stoked!".

This news follows a hugely successful year for the group so far, with highlights including signing with Wild Thing Presents (Management), The Agency Group (North American bookings), AMF Publishing, as well as supporting musical heavyweights such as Opeth, Mastodon, The Ocean and Twelve Foot Ninja.

Caligula's Horse will make their way to Europe for the first time in October, including a performance at the ProgPower Europe Festival in the Netherlands (2nd October 2015) alongside acts such as Leprous, Myrath and Pagan's Mind. The band also has plans in place to tour Australia in the not too distant future. More...

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