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Below is our complete Magnum 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.

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Magnum Releases "Crazy Old Mothers" Video

U.K. rock legends Magnum released the first single "Crazy Old Mothers" from the upcoming new release "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies." The music video for the track can be viewed in the player below. The new album is set to drop via Steamhammer/SPV on February 26th.

The track listings for the various formats are:

DigiPak Version CD+DV:"

1. Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies 6:41
2. Crazy Old Mothers 5:48
3. Gypsy Queen 4:29
4. Princess in Rags (The Cult) 5:27
5. Your Dreams Won't Die 5:25
6. Afraid of the Night 4:32
7. A Forgotten Conversation 4:56
8. Quiet Rhapsody 5:40
9. Twelve Men Wise and Just 6:18
10. Don't Cry Baby 5:05 More...

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Magnum Posts Preview Snippet Of New Track

U.K.'s Magnum issued a teaser clip for the upcoming bonus DVD as part of the new release "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies," which is set to drop via Steamhammer/SPV on February 26th. The album is the follow up to the "Escape From The Shadow Garden."

The footage from the clip is taken from the bonus DVD on the digipak edition, which also includes the bonus track "Don't Grow Up," which is the featured audio in the clip.

The track listings for the various formats of "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies" are: More...

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Magnum Announces New Album

U.K. rock legends Magnum announced the details for the upcoming new studio release "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies," which is set to drop via Steamhammer/SPV on February 26th.

For a musician like Tony Clarkin who composes constantly, viewing and selecting the material he has written is always one of the most significant moments during the creation process of a new Magnum album. On the one hand it's a luxury to have the opportunity to separate the wheat from the chaff and to be in a position to use only the strongest numbers. On the other hand it's also a difficult process, because after all the creator of those songs has grown fond of every single one of them. "I usually start composing for our next album immediately after the release of the previous one," Clarkin explains. "When 'Escape From The Shadow Garden' arrived at the stores in March 2014, my thoughts had already turned to our next recording." Clarkin wrote 25 new songs during the subsequent months, the most promising 13 of which were selected for "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies." Ten of those tracks made it onto the new album, the other three onto the included bonus CD. "It would have been too much of a shame to disregard them," Clarkin reckons, "particularly since our fans want to know after every release what happened to the rest of the material. This time they're getting it in addition to the album tracks."

The ten numbers on the regular album present Magnum from it's most rocking side again. The epicentre of this soundquake features, along with frontman Bob Catley's charismatic voice, Clarkin's awesome riff and lead guitar which provides the all-important substructure to the songs. Courtesy of his driving style, "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies" counts among the group's most dynamic releases. Clarkin: "I've always been into rock numbers. But it isn't necessarily that easy to write really good rock material. It's much more simple to compose a ballad. But that dynamic pace suits Magnum perfectly." More...

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Magnum Announces New Live Release

British melodic rock icons Magnum will release a new live album which was recorded at selected venues from their successful "Escape From The Shadow Garden" European tour in the spring of 2014. The set list comprises songs chosen from 7 of their 18 studio albums and the band has produced this album so that fans can fully appreciate the songs penned from Magnum’s beginning, in the 1970s, right up to the present day.

"Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014" will be released in Scandinavia on May 6th, in Germany on May 8th, in Europe on May 11th and in the USA on May 12th as a super jewel case version, double gatefold vinyl version and download through SPV/Steamhammer.

The track list is:

(Super Jewel Case)

1. Live ‘til You Die
2. Black Skies
3. Freedom Day
4. Dance of the Black Tattoo
5. Blood Red Laughter
6. Unwritten Sacrifice
7. How Far Jerusalem
8. Les Morts Dansant
9. Falling For the Big Plan
10. All England’s Eyes
11. Vigilante
12. Kingdom of Madness More...

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Magnum Posts Samples Of New Album

Legendary UK progressive rock act Magnum posted samples of the upcoming new album "Escape From the Shadow Garden." The album is set for release on March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and April 1st (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

The track list is:

1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don’t Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears

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Magnum Posts Teaser For New Album

Legendary UK progressive rock act Magnum posted a teaser for the upcoming new album "Escape From the Shadow Garden." The clip features a part of the new single "Too Many Clowns." The album is set for release on March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and April 1st (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

The track list is:

1. Live ‘Til You Die
2. Unwritten Sacrifice
3. Falling For The Big Plan
4. Crying In The Rain
5. Too Many Clowns
6. Midnight Angel
7. The Art Of Compromise
8. Don’t Fall Asleep
9. Wisdom’s Had Its Day
10. Burning River
11. The Valley Of Tears

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Magnum Posts Details On New Album

Magnum released details on the band's 19th studio release "Escape From the Shadow Garden." The album is set for release on March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and March 25th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records. It will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

Not only musicians and freelance artists know this phenomenon: it’s impossible to deliver top creative performances at the push of a button. You need peace, leisure, and – most of all – a certain amount of serenity to create truly great works of art. “We used to be under permanent pressure from our record companies,” says Magnum mastermind Tony Clarkin. “They kept calling us, demanding hit singles and radio numbers. But that sort of thing doesn’t work on demand. Now we’re with SPV, where it’s a totally different situation. They give us the necessary time and trust us to do the right thing. That’s probably the reason why I enjoy working with Magnum again."

Clarkin’s regained joy in his band is omnipresent on the latest Magnum offering, Escape From The Shadow Garden. Just like his simple yet logical work ethos: “I simply told myself: you’re a passable guitarist, so you should play the guitar. As the band’s guitarist and producer, I have all the freedom I need to create exactly what I feel like creating.” The result of his latest burst of creativity consists of eleven wonderfully melodic rock songs which blend all the typical Magnum ingredients, sounding in a fascinating way both timeless and classic. “This band has certain unmistakable trademarks,” Clarkin explains. “Among them are my feel for melodies and Bob’s unique vocal style." More...

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Magnum Unveils Artwork For New Album

Hugely influential British melodic hard rock group Magnum have confirmed the release date of the upcoming new album "Escape From the Shadow Garden" - the band's nineteenth studio album - as March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and March 25th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The album will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy), which can be viewed here:

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Magnum Vocalist To Join Avantasia On Tour

Avantasia announced that Magnum vocalist Bob Catley will guest on the new "Mystery of Time" album due out this March. Catley will duet with Tobias Sammet on the track "The Great Mystery." In the video announcement below, Catley also indicated he will joine Avantasia on the upcoming world tour in support of the new release.

Catley joins a myriad of guest starts to appear on the album, including: Biff Byford (Saxon), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween/Unisonic), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS/ex-Meatloaf), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids),Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon/Ex-Vengeance) and legendary former Deep Purple, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Joe Lynn Turner.

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Magnum Posts Tour Blog

British melodic hard rock group Magnum is currently on tour in Europe to promote recent studio album "On The 13th Day." The band has posted the first in a series of tour video blogs, which can be seen below.

"On The 13th Day," the eighteenth studio album from Magnum, was released in September through SPV / Steamhammer and entered the charts in Germany, Sweden, England, and Switzerland. Remaining dates for the tour can be found after the jump. More...

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Amorphis To Play Sweden Rock Cruise

Amorphis has announced the band will be aboard the Sweden Rock Cruise on the Silja Galaxy, which leaves from Stockholm (SE) to Turku (FI) on Friday, October 5th and returns on the following day. Ticket prices start at 595 SEK per person (incl. cabin and access to all concerts and other onboard entertainment). Other bands to perform include Satyricon, Portrait, Rage, and more.

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Magnum Reveals New Album Details

British melodic hard rock group Magnum has confirmed the release of an upcoming eighteenth studio album. The album "On The 13th Day" will be released by Steamhammer/SPV on September 19th in Scandinavia, September 21st in Germany, September 24th in Europe and September 25th in the US/Canada. "So Let It Rain," a new track taken from the album, will be released as a single at the end of August.

"On The 13th Day" will be available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring unreleased, acoustic, and live tracks from the Magnum vaults, as a standard jewel case CD and a digital download. The artwork was once again created by fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. More...

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Magnum Finishing Up New Album

British melodic rock legends Magnum are about to finish their new album "On The 13th Day," which will be released in Germany on September 21st, in Europe on September 24th, and in the US/Canada on September 25th through SPV/Steamhammer. A single named "So Let It Rain" is scheduled for an end of August release.

It will be available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring unreleased, acoustic and live tracks from the Magnum vaults, as a double gatefold LP version with colored vinyl, and standard edition and digital download. The cover will be created once more by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).

Singer Bob Catley reveals some facts about the new album and more in a brand new video podcast, available below. More...

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Magnum Posts Preview Of New Album

British hard rockers Magnum are set to release the new album "Evolution" on November 14, 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album consists of two new songs and re-recorded older tracks from the band's catalog. The band posted an album preview which can be heard below.

Track listing for "Evolution":

1. That Holy Touch
2. Just Like January
3. Brand New Morning
4. Immigrant Son
5. When We Were Younger
6. Out Of The Shadows
7. All My Bridges
8. Blood On Your Barbed Wire Thorns
9. The Visitation
10. Wild Angels
11. The Fall (new song)
12. Do You Know Who You Are? (new song)

MAGNUM - Evolution snippets by Steamhammer/SPV

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell V

Two more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Wales' Hard Rock Hell festival, both of which made their names in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement. Cirencester based act Dealer will be performing at the event, as will fellow new confirmations Bronz. The festival boasts a host of other NWOBHM acts as well as others and will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from December 1st-4th.

The lineup is as follows:

Airrace
Azincourt
Dan Baird
Black Spiders
Black Stone Cherry
Bonafide
Bronz
Dealer
Demon
Girlschool
Hammerhead
Little Caesar
Magnum
Million Dollar Reload
Orange Goblin
Pallus
Praying Mantis
The Quireboys
Raven
Reckless Love
Sahg
Stampede
Therapy?
Tygers Of Pan Tang
Tyketto
Voodoo Johnson
Voodoo Six
Witchfynde
Wolfsbane

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell V

The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced three more bands for this year's edition of the event. New Wave of British Heavy metal champions Tygers Of Pan Tang will be performing, as will their fellow NWOBHM comrades Girlschool, along with the also newly confirmed Magnum. The festival will take place from December 2nd-4th at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales and features the following lineup:

Black Spiders
Bonafide
Dan Baird
Girlschool
Little Caesar
Magnum
Quireboys
Reckless Love
Tygers Of Pan Tang

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Magnum Posts "Eyes Like Fire" Video Online

MAGNUM has posted a high definition video of "Eyes Like Fire" on Youtube (and unwisely disabled embedding). "Eyes Like Fire" is taken from the DVD of the Limited Edition version of the "The Visitation" album, released in January 2011.

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More Bands Confirmed For High Voltage Festival

The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced three more bands for this year's edition of the event. British heavy metal legends Saxon will be performing on the Metal Hammer stage, along with the other two new confirmations, British doom metal veterans Cathedral and Swedish power metal outfit Hammerfall. The festival is scheduled for July 24th - 25th at Victoria Park in London.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Magnum Begins Work On New Album

Magnum members Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin has announced that they are currently in Mad Hat's Studios working on the next Magnum record. A quick message states: "With the songs already written, the task is now to cut these down to the songs that will eventually end up on the album."

This will be the bands first album since last years "Into The Valley Of The Moonking."

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Venom And UFO Added To High Voltage Festival

The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced some more bands for the festival's debut edition. Among the new confirmations are extreme metal daddys Venom, rock legends UFO, The Quireboys, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa and The Union, which features former members of Thunder. The event will take place in Victoria Park in London on July 24th and the 25th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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