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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 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...
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:
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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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...
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.
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...
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...
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)
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:
Black Stone Cherry
Million Dollar Reload
Tygers Of Pan Tang
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:
Tygers Of Pan Tang
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.
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.
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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."
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...
The organisers of Britain's High Voltage festival has announced five more bands for the lineup. New Orleans supergroup Down will now be performing at the event, as will Gary Moore, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa and Northern Irish rockers The Answer. This will be the first edition of the festival and is scheduled to take place at London's Victoria Park on the 24th and 25th of July.
U.K. metallers Awake have issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Magnum:
"Just a quick update about some gigs we have coming up. We will be doing 4 dates with Magnum at the start of November:
11/5 Academy Bristol
11/6 Academy London
11/7 The Assembley Leamington Spa
11/8 Waterfront Norwich
"We're looking forward to doing these shows with Magnum, after we had a great time with them on tour last year! This is also a great oppourtunity to play some of new songs that we have been working on for the new album! Keep checking the site for all things Awake, and for updates on other possible gigs in the pipeline!"
German power metal band SAIDIAN will head out on a tour in support of their new album "Evercircle." SAIDIAN will also be joining UK hard rock band MAGNUM on four of their German shows.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
10.09.09 Die Halle, Reichenbach
07.10.09 Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (with MAGNUM)
08.10.09 Festhalle, Karlsruhe (with MAGNUM)
10.10.09 Colossaal, Aschaffenburg (with MAGNUM)
11.10.09 Hirsch, Nürnberg (with MAGNUM)
13.11.09 7er Club, Mannheim
14.11.09 Gemeindehalle, Stuttgart/Echterdingen
British rock band Magnum will be heading out on a European tour later this year as part of the " Into The Valley Of The Moonking" Tour.
The tour dates are as follows:
29 - Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
1 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
2 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle
3 - Worpswede, Germany - Music Hall
4 - Cologne, Germany - Kantine
5 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
7 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
8 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle
10 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colossal
11 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
12 - Augsburg, Germany - Spektrum
13 - Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik
14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
UK metallers Awake have been confirmed as guests on the UK leg of Magnum’s May 2008 European tour - dates below. Awake will also be appearing at the Dokkem Open Air Festival Holland, Cambridge Rock Festival, UK and the East Riding Rock Festival, UK.
Here are the UK tour dates in support of Magnum:
07/5/08 Bristol Academy UK
08/5/08 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall UK
09/5/08 Newcastle Academy
10/5/08 Oxford Academy
11/5/08 Manchester Academy
12/5/08 Sheffield Academy