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Formed: 1987
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Porcupine Tree News

Below is our complete Porcupine Tree 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Porcupine Tree Bassist Announces New Project

Bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood, Ex-Wise Heads) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant have revealed the cover art and track list for their upcoming progressive instrumental collaboration "Burnt Belief."

The duo will unleash "Burnt Belief" on December 21st, 2012 through Alchemy Records. It will be available on iTunes, CDBaby, Burning Shed and Amazon. An audio teaser is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Impossible Senses
2. Altitude
3. Prism
4. Bathasar's Key
5. Uncoiled
6. Semazen
7. The Weight of Gravity
8. Arcing Towards Morning More...

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Porcupine Tree Streaming "Dislocated Day"

Porcupine Tree is streaming the track "Dislocated Day" from its live release "Octane Twisted," which can be heard below or at the album's mini-site here.

"Dislocated Day" was recorded at Royal Albert Hall, London and can be found on the second disc of "Octane Twisted," out now via Kscope. The full track listing is also available below.

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Porcupine Tree Posts New Video Interview

Porcupine Tree and ArtistDirect.com have launched the latest in a series of "Octane Twisted" video blogs, featuring keyboardist Richard Barbieri and drummer Gavin Harrison, revolving around the performances captured on the upcoming live two-disc set.

Check out the second part of the interview through the player below or over at ArtistDirect.com.

"Octane Twisted" is slated to release in North America on November 20th (and November 19th in the U.K./Europe) via Kscope. More...

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Porcupine Tree Posts "I Drive The Hearse" Video

Porcupine Tree has posted a live video of the band performing "I Drive the Hearse," taken from the Chicago performance offered on the upcoming two-disc set "Octane Twisted." Check out the video in the player below or over at the album's mini-site right here.

"Octane Twisted" is slated to release in North America on November 20th (and November 19th in the U.K./Europe) via Kscope. "Octane Twisted" can now be pre-ordered through iTunes at this location.

The album will feature a live presentation of side one of "The Incident" - the band's 10th studio release - recorded at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Ill., with an additional disc of five Porcupine Tree tracks, also recorded in Chicago, along with three highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall, London. More...

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Porcupine Tree Discusses "Octane Twisted"

Gavin Harrison and Richard Barbieri of the Grammy-nominated Porcupine Tree recently stopped by the Kscope office to chat about the Chicago concert which will be presented on the upcoming two-disc release, "Octane Twisted." Watch their interview in the player below or at the new "Octane Twisted" mini-site here.

"Octane Twisted" will feature a live presentation of side one of "The Incident" - the band's 10th studio album - recorded at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Ill., with an additional disc of five Porcupine Tree tracks, also recorded in Chicago, along with three highlights from the band's show at Royal Albert Hall, London. This double-disc collection will hit stores on November 20th in North America via Kscope (and November 19th in the U.K./Europe).

You can also stream or download the song "I Drive the Hearse" at this location. The full "Octane Twisted" track listing is as follows: More...

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Porcupine Tree Posts Live Track Online

Porcupine Tree is gearing up for the release of its two-disc live set, "Octane Twisted," next month via Kscope. The band has posted a track from the upcoming release, "I Drive the Hearse," for streaming online.

Check out the song through the widget below or download it for free at this location by signing up for the Porcupine Tree mailing list. The following press release was also issued about the 2-CD set:

"It has been three years since Porcupine Tree released its latest album, The Incident, a collection that marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties, to a Grammy-nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands currently selling out arenas across the globe. Now, Porcupine Tree is proud to announce the impending release of Octane Twisted, a double-disc live set recorded at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Ill. and Royal Albert Hall, London, U.K., out November 20th in North America via Kscope (and November 19th in the U.K./Europe).

"Octane Twisted consists of side one of The Incident - the band's 10th studio album - recorded live in its entirety in Chicago. The second CD contains five Porcupine Tree tracks also recorded in Chicago, along with three highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall. All the songs were recorded during the tour that supported The Incident, which went Top 30 in both the U.S. and U.K. in 2009. A special edition version of Octane Twisted with a bonus DVD of the Chicago performance can be pre-ordered now here." More...

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Porcupine Tree Releasing Live 2-CD Set

It has been over three years since Porcupine Tree released latest album "The Incident." Now, the band is proud to announce the impending release of "Octane Twisted," a double-disc live set recorded at The Rivera, in Chicago and Royal Albert Hall in London to be released in North America on November 20th via Kscope.

"Octane Twisted" consists of "The Incident" - the band's 10th studio album - live in its entirety recorded in Chicago. The second CD contains five classic Porcupine Tree tracks also recorded in Chicago, along with three highlights from the band's show at Royal Albert Hall.

A special edition version of "Octane Twisted" with a bonus DVD of the Chicago performance can be pre-ordered now at this location. More...

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Storm Corrosion Answers Fan Questions

Storm Corrosion, the collaboration between Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, recently called out for fan submitted questions. The band has now posted the first in a series of videos answering the questions, this time covering the issue of artistic struggle over creative control in the collaboration.

The pair will release "Storm Corrosion" on May 8th via Roadrunner Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Drag Ropes 9:52
2. Storm Corrosion 10:12
3. Hag 6:28
4. Happy 4:53
5. Lock Howl 6:09
6. Ljudet Innan 10:20

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Storm Corrosion Signs With Roadrunner Records

Storm Corrosion, the collaboration project between Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, has announced that it has signed on with Roadrunner Records. The label will release the duo's self-titled debut album on April 24th. The following press released was issued by Roadrunner Records.

"Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Storm Corrosion.

Storm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene’s most innovative and multi-talented artists: Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. The pair will release Storm Corrosion on April 24 via Roadrunner Records.

A little background information on the genesis of this project: Åkerfeldt and Wilson have been friends since the late ’90s, when Wilson co-produced Opeth’s revered Blackwater Park album. Over the years, they’d often spoken of working on a project together, but it wasn’t until recently that they managed to make something happen, when Mikael flew over to visit Steven in the U.K. and they ended up in Wilson’s home studio throwing ideas around. That visit was the nascence of a whole self-titled album, written and produced by the pair, and mixed by Wilson. More...

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Mikael Akerfeldt/Steven Wilson Project Revealed

Opeth has checked in with the following announcement about the previously hinted collobarative project between front man Mikael Akerfeldt and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree:

"The long awaited collaboration between Mikael Akerfeldt and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) is finally being completed. The project goes under the name of 'Storm Corrosion' and will have a self-titled record out in April 2012 through a yet unnamed label.

"This album could be seen as the final part in the odd trilogy of records completed by "Heritage" and Steven Wilson's brand new solo album "Grace for Drowning". Read more on Steve Wilson's latest venture at this location."

In related news, Opeth recently dropped the new album "Heritage" (reviewed here) and released a music video for the new song "The Devil's Orchard," which can be found here.

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Steven Wilson Posts Two New Music Videos

Steven Wilson, better known as the frontman for progressive rock act Porcupine Tree, has released two new music videos taken from his forthcoming solo album "Grace For Drowning." The album, which is the follow up to his 2008 solo debut "Insurgentes," which will see its North American release on September 27th through K-Scope Music. The record will contain two separate albums from Wilson packaged together. One album has been titled "Deform To Form A Star" while the second will carry the title of "Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye." Steven Wilson commented on "Grace For Drowning" by saying;

"Insurgentes was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create 'journeys in sound' I guess you could call them. So without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from [Ennio] Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz–inspired piece. I’ve actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records."

You can check out the music videos for the songs "Index" and "Track One" below. More...

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Porcupine Tree Frontman Reveals Solo Album Title

Steven Wilson, frontman of U.K. progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree, has revealed that his forthcoming solo album will carry the title of "Grace For Drowning" and will serve as the follow up to 2008's "Insurgentes" (reviewed here). While no other details were given, Wilson has released the following two video trailers online which features artwork from the upcoming release.



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Steven Wilson Side Project Announces Live Date

Steven Wilson, frontman of progressive act Porcupine Tree, has announced that his side project act No-Man will be appearing at the forthcoming Burning Shed 10th anniversary event on October 14, 2011.

The appearance will mark the first time the band has performed together since 2008 and will feature the group playing a 45 minute set, including some songs never played live before.

The event is set to take place on October 14, 2011 at the Assembly in Leamington Spa which is located one and a half hours from London, England.

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New Video For Porcupine Tree's "Normal" Online

A new fan-made music video, directed by Youssef Nassar, has been posted online for Porcupine Tree's 2008 single "Normal" which appears on the band's "Nil Recurring" EP. You can view the professional quality video in the player below.

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Porcupine Tree Frontman Cancels Blackfield Gigs

Porcupine Tree vocalist and guitarist Steven Wilson has announced that he will be canceling several of his forthcoming tour dates with his Blackfield side project. The cancellation, which currently includes four of the band's upcoming stops, is due to the passing of Steven Wilson's father. Wilson posted a short statement online which reads:

"Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Vancouver are all also definitely cancelled. My apologies to all those who bought tickets or made travel arrangements to come to these concerts, I hate doing this, but the circumstances are exceptional. As soon as I know when the tour can resume I will let you know."

All of us at Metalunderground.com offer our condolences to the Wilson family.

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Porcupine Tree To Release Latest DVD As 4LP Boxset

British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree have announced that it will be re-releasing its latest concert DVD "Anesthetize" on June 21, 2011 as a special 4LP boxset. The new set will contain 20-tracks spread across four LP discs featuring separate picture sleeves and housed in a deluxe hardback box along with a full size 12x12inch booklet. The set will be limited to 3,000 copies. You can view the track listing for the effort below.


1. Intro
2. Fear of a Blank Planet
3. My Ashes
4. Anesthetize
5. Sentimental
6. Way Out of Here
7. Sleep Together
8. What Happens Now?
9. Normal
10. Dark Matter
11. Drown With Me
12. Cheating the Polygraph
13. Half-Light
14. Sever
15. Wedding Nails
16. Strip the Soul / .3
17. The Sleep of No Dreaming
18. Halo
19. Outro
20. Prodigal - Bonus Track

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Porcupine Tree Drummer Announces Clinic Tour

Gavin Harrison, drummer for British progressive rock/metal act Porcupine Tree, has revealed the dates for his forthcoming drum clinic tour in Italy. You can view the full list of dates and locations below.

06 May Cavernago (BG) presso San Michele Musica.
07 May Dogana (San Marino) presso Marino Baldacci.
09 May 2011 Verona al Musical Box.
10 May Torino presso Magazzino Musicale Merula.
11 May Milano presso Accademia del Suono.
14 May 2011 Floridia Siracusa Accademia Musicale Floridiana.
17 May Cosenza presso Over Sound di Damiano Perri.
18 May Caserta presso La Cicala The Music Store.
19 May, Roma Teatro Aurelio.
21 May 2011 Martina Franca Taranto Mousichè.
23 May Como presso Nota su Nota Scuola di Musica.
24 May Pisa info Borderline Club.
25 May 2011 Reggio Emilia presso Four Sticks.
26 May 2011 Siena Rock Factory.
27 May Montebelluna (TV) presso Essemusic Store.

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Blackfield Announces 2011 World Tour

Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson is preparing to embark on a 2011 World Tour under the collaboration name Blackfield. Blackfield is the progressive rock project between Wilson and Israeli rock icon Aviv Geffen. The band will be touring in support of its new album, titled "Welcome to my DNA," which will be released on March 28, 2011 though Atlantic Records/Snapper Music. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

1st April - Tel Aviv - Reading 3, ISRAEL
6th April - Leamington - Assembly, ENGLAND
7th April - Manchester - Academy 2, ENGLAND
8th April - London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, ENGLAND
10th April - Amsterdam - Paradiso, NETHERLANDS
12th April - Hamburg - Markthalle, GERMANY
13th April - Berlin - C-Club, GERMANY
14th April - Warsaw - Progresja Club, POLAND
15th April - Krakow - Studio Club, POLAND
17th April - Munich - Ampere, GERMANY
18th April - Pratteln - Z7, SWITZERLAND
19th April - Milan - Magazzini Generali, ITALY
20th April - Rome - Alpheus ITALY
21st April - Treviso - New Age, ITALY
23rd April - Karlsruhe - New Substage, GERMANY
24th April - Frankfurt - Batschkapp, GERMANY
25th April - Bochum - Matrix, GERMANY
26th April - Cologne - Stollwerck, GERMANY
28th April - Antwerp - Trix Hall, BELGIUM
29th April - Trianon - Paris, FRANCE
18th May - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club, USA
19th May - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts, USA
20th May - New York, NY - Irving Plaza, USA
21st May - Boston, MA - Royale Boston, USA
23rd May - Montreal, QC - Le National, CANADA
25th May - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues, USA
26th May - Detroit, MI - St Andrew's Hall, USA
27th May - Chicago, IL - Park West, USA
30th May - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre, CANADA
31st May - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven, USA
1st June - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater, USA
3rd June - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall, USA
4th June - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatrer, USA
6th June - Mexico City, MEX - Metropolitan Theater, MEXICO

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Steven Wilson Talks New Solo Album

British progressive rock veteran, and founder of Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson has posted the following update online in regards to his forthcoming solo album:

"My second solo album is nearing completion. It will be in the form of 2 separate 40 minute albums released in the same 2 CD set, and will also come as a blu-ray with surround mix, high definition stereo and a lot of visual material (Lasse is already working hard on films for many of the songs.) We're also planning a special Insurgentes style hard back book edition with a full length bonus CD of additional material.

"A year in the making, this is without doubt my biggest project to date, perhaps my most ambitious and personal music, and with some phenomenal musicians and performances on it (drummer Nic France in particular is going to blow a lot of people away). We hope a website will launch around April/May to start previewing material, with the album scheduled for September."

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Song Samples Available From New Blackfield Album

Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson is preparing to release his third album under the collaboration name Blackfield. Blackfield is the progressive rock project between Wilson and Israeli rock icon Aviv Geffen. The new album, titled "Welcome to my DNA," will be released on March 28, 2011 though Atlantic Records/Snapper Music and will be fully supported by a European and United States tour. "Welcome to my DNA" is the follow up to 2007's "Blackfield II."

More information on the new album can be found at this location.

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