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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.
Porcupine Tree mainman Steven Wilson is preparing to release his third album under the collaboration name Blackfield. Blackfield is the project between Wilson and Israeli rock icon Aviv Geffen. The new album, titled "Welcome to my DNA," will be released in late March of 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."
Two members of the Swedish progressive metal act Opeth have announced that they will be appearing at the forthcoming edition of the NAMM convention. Founding member Mikael Akerfeldt, as well as the band's newest addition Fredrik Akesson, will attend the 2011 NAMM Music Convention at the Anaheim Convention center between January 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, 2011.
Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson will also be taking part in a signing session at the PRS (Paul Reed Smith) guitars booth (# 5320 in Hall B) on Saturday the 15th, between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
In other news, Opeth has revealed that it will be heading into Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden on January 31st, 2011 to record its forthcoming 10th studio album. The new, as-yet-untitled, full length is once again being engineered by Jens Bogren with Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson handling mixing duties. An autumn 2011 release is expected through Roadrunner Records.
British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree has announced through its official website that it is in the early stages of creating its own official iPhone/iPad app. The statement reads;
"PT are in the process of developing an official App for iPhone and iPad for release around Feb/March (and maybe later also for Android). It's heading towards being something quite unique, watch this space for more news soon..."
In other news, it has also been announced that Porcupine Tree are nominated for a U.S. Grammy. The band are nominated in the "best surround sound mix" category. This is the second time in the band's career that it has been up for this award, the first time losing out to The Beatles. The awards presentation is set to take place in mid Febraury.
Just For Fun
It's getting towards the end of the year, which means it's "top ten" list time again. Roadrunner Records has thrown its hat into the ring, sharing the top 10 albums various artists bought during the course of 2010. The picks from Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Dommin, Airbourne, Megadeth, Grand Magus, and Machine Head can be found below.
Mikael Akerfeldt Opeth Frontman:
Tears for Fears - Seeds of Love
Toshi Ichiyanagi - Flowers
The Dream - Get Dreamy
Yonin Bayashi - Isshoku Sokuhatsu
Serge Gainsbourg - Historie de Melody Nelson
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt. 1
The Churchills - s/t
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
Wil Malone - Wil
JB Grand Magus Frontman:
Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
John Norum - Play Yard Blues
Cathedral - The Guessing Game
Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
Witchery - Witchkrieg
Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Necronaut - Necronaut
Accept - Blood of the Nations
Unleashed - As Yggdrasil Trembles More...
Porcupine Tree frontman and accomplished songwriter Steven Wilson has posted his new vinyl release, titled "Tape Experiments 1985-86," online for free streaming. The seven tracks that comprise "Tape Experiments 1985-86" were originally intended to be included as bonus material to Steven Wilson's debut film "Insurgentes," named after his debut solo album of the same name (reviewed here). You can listen to the experimental audio tracks at this location. "Tape Experiments 1985-86" is set for release on November 30, 2010 through BurningShed.
Here is the "Tape Experiments 1985-86" tracklisting:
1. Cries of Lucia [10:34]
2. I May Be Some Time [5:57]
3. Constellation [3:23]
4. Them No 1 [4:31]
5. The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud [3:56]
6. Wood Between Worlds [5:12]
7. Seen [3:47]
British progressive rock icons Porcupine Tree have posted a new clip from its latest DVD release "Anesthetize." The clip features the band's full performance of the track "Sleep Together" which is taken from its 2007 album "Fear of a Blank Planet." You can view the video below:
British progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree has posted a new video interview online. The video interview features Steven Wilson discussing illegal downloading and its impact on the music industry. Porcupine Tree's latest album, "The Incident," was released in September of 2009 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the interview below:
British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree has updated its "Incident Tour Blog" with a large batch of new photos taken during the band's recent tour. Porcupine Tree are wrapping up its touring cycle for the 2009 release "The Incident," which is available through Roadrunner Records. You can view the tour blog at this location.
Steven Wilson, founding member and multi-instrumentalist for Porcupine Tree, recently revealed in a video interview that the band will be taking time off until 2012 in order for Wilson to release his second solo album as well as the debut release from his project with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. You can read more on that news here.
In another interview with Roadrunner Records U.K Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson discussed details surrounding the forthcoming collaboration album with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth. The debut release from the Steven Wilson/Mikael Akerfeldt project, currently titled "Storm Corrosion," is planned for release sometime within 2011.
Steven Wilson commented by saying:
"The funny thing is that the music we're making together is actually nothing like either of us made before. Because I think we both had this idea of this kind of music that we knew we couldn't get our bands to play, but that we both kind of understood where we were coming from. 'Cause we have this kind of passion [for] very experimental, obscure records, almost orchestral in their scope. And we wanted to make a record like that for a long time. It's a long way from metal and it's a long way from anything that, I think, Mikael has ever done, including the 'Damnation' record. I think a lot of people thought, 'Oh, it's gonna be like 'Damnation'.' It's not; it's a long way from that, too. And it's actually a long way from anything I've done; [it's] possibly closer to aspects of things I've done, but really quite distinct from anything I've ever [released]. [It's] very orchestral, lots of strings, lots of guitars and vocals, too. Lots of very long songs that kind of go in different directions that you don't necessarily expect them to go in — almost theatrical in a way. And we both kind of admitted to ourselves that there are a lot of fans out there that are probably gonna hate it. But we're doing it for us. The one thing we didn't wanna do is get together and do a prog-metal supergroup, which would have been so easy to do — and kind of expected, in a way. And, you know, we might do that anyway one day. But this time around, we thought, 'Let's just do this [kind of] record.' Some people will love it and some people will not, and that's OK, because, in a way, I don't think we wanted to just give what was expected, and we're certainly not doing that."
You can view the full video interview at this location.
British progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree has posted a new video interview online with Roadrunner Records U.K. Porcupine Tree's latest album, "The Incident," was released in September of 2009 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the two-part interview below:
U.K. progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree have posted a behind the scenes clip from their recent tour stop in New York City where the band performed at the iconic Radio City Music Hall. you can view the clip below:
Steven Wilson, founder of legendary British progressive rockers Porcupine Tree, has released a new solo song entitled "Home In Negative." The song was recorded in Steven Wilson's home studio. The song is available for streaming and free download at this location.
Porcupine Tree's latest album, titled "The Incident," was released on September 14, 2009 through Roadrunner Records. Steven Wilson's first solo effort, "Insurgentes," was released on November 26, 2008 throuh Kscope Music.
Bazillion Points Publishing has announced details regarding its forthcoming release of Jeff Wagner's progressive metal book, titled "Mean Deviation." "Mean Deviation" includes a forward written by progressive rock mastermind and founder of Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson.
Author Jeff Wagner commented by saying:
"'Mean Deviation' highlights many impossibly scattered bands and movements that widened the scope of the heavy metal genre. To some, progressive metal starts with Dream Theater and ends with an interminable stream of bands that sound like Dream Theater. By my interpretation, the term ‘progressive metal’ allows for consideration of cosmic post-black metal band In the Woods, avant-garde metal surrealists Thought Industry, and those obscure purveyors of corrupted Swedish death metal, Carbonized-along with more obvious entries such as Fates Warning, Opeth, and, of course, Dream Theater."
British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree have posted a B-Side video clip from its recent "Anesthetize" DVD release. The video features the song "Prodigal," which does not appear on the DVD. "Anesthetize" was filmed over two nights in Tilburg, The Netherlands on the 15th and 16th of October 2008.
You can view the video below:
Porcupine Tree’s second time playing in Nashville, TN came on the 22nd of August, three years after their first visit. The first time, the band played to a packed house at City Hall, with progressive rock act Three opening the show. During the three years in-between, City Hall closed its doors for good. The second time saw the band co-headlining with Coheed & Cambria, playing to a sold-out crowd at the War Memorial Auditorium with The Dear Hunter opening the show. More...
Post-metal/rock band OCEANSIZE is planning an extensive tour, supporting Porcupine Tree on many of those dates.
The band has just revamped their MySpace profile, so head over to get a taste of their upcoming album “Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up.” Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up” will be out on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND: Friday, September 3, 2010.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, September 6, 2010.
SPAIN / ITALY : Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY:Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, September 10, 2010
The album was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Therapy?), mastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be available in multiple formats including a standard CD, special edition, Mediabook (48p booklet, bonus track), 180gr Gatefold LP + entire album on CD, and digital download.
“SuperImposer,” the first track available off the album, is still available as download here. The only thing you need to do is posting that you downloaded the track via facebook or twitter.
Here are the two months of tour dates across Europe that OCEANSIZE just confirmed: More...
Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about re-issuing the "Recordings" compilation album:
"The last major missing piece of the Porcupine Tree back catalogue is finally available again. 'Recordings' was originally compiled in 2000 in order to help finance a tour, and although it is mainly a collection of leftover songs from Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun, the band and many fans consider it to be every bit as strong as these albums.
"It includes favorites such as Buying New Soul, Disappear, Ambulance Chasing, and the full 14 minute version of Even Less. Recordings will be reissued on 23rd August by KScope, faithful to the original edition, but in a digibook sleeve. It's available for pre-order at the PT Store now."
Long running british progressive rock act Porcupine Tree have announced the addition of two brand new dates to thier October touring schedule. The two new dates take place in Ireland and are the first for the band to take place in that country in support of their latest studio album, "The Incident."
Porcupine Tree european tour dates:
Oct 05 2010 - HALLE, GERMANY: Steintor-Variete
Oct 06 2010 - BERLIN, GERMANY: Admiralspalast
Oct 07 2010 - BOCHUM, GERMANY: RurhCongress
Oct 08 2010 - KARLSRHUE, GERMANY: Brahms-Saal
Oct 11 2010 - DUBLIN: Tripod
Oct 12 2010 - BELFAST: Mandela Hall
Oct 14 2010 - LONDON, UK: Royal Albert Hall *SOLD OUT*
Porcupine Tree has premiered a new music video online for the song "Bonnie The Cat," which is off the band's latest album "The Incident." The video can be viewed at this location. Porcupine Tree also has the following upcoming tour dates:
7/10 2010 Ruisrock Festival FINLAND, FI
7/14 2010 Pistoia Blues Festival ITALY, IT
7/16 2010 Colours of Ostrava Festival CZECH REPUBLIC, UK
8/11 2010 The Warfield SAN FRANCISCO
8/12 2010 Hollywood Palladium HOLLYWOOD
8/13 2010 The Joint Las Vegas
8/14 2010 4th and B SAN DIEGO
8/16 2010 Sunshine Theater ALBUQUERQUE
8/17 2010 Club 101 EL PASO
8/18 2010 Sunset Station SAN ANTONIO
8/20 2010 Minglewood Hall MEMPHIS
8/21 2010 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ASHEVILLE
8/22 2010 War Memorial Auditorium NASHVILLE
8/23 2010 Pageant ST. LOUIS
8/25 2010 Orbit Room GRAND RAPIDS
8/26 2010 Nautica Pavilion CLEVELAND
9/9 2010 Gazi Technopolis ATHENS, GREECE
9/24 2010 Radio City Music Hall NEW YORK, US
10/5 2010 Steintor-Variete HALLE, GERMANY
10/6 2010 Admiralspalast Berlin, GERMANY
10/7 2010 Admiralspalast BOCHUM, GERMANY
10/8 2010 Brahms-Saal KARLSRHUE, GERMANY
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall London, UK
British progressive act Porcupine Tree have just announced four German concerts taking place in various spots throughtout the country. These will be the first German dates the band have done in support of their latest album "The Incident", excluding festivals. Fans can also expect to hear longer sets from the band on these dates.
German concert dates:
October 5th Steintor-Variete, Halle
October 6th Admiralspalast, Berlin
October 7th RurhCongress,Bochum
October 8th Brahms-Saal, Karlsrhue