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Mekong Delta

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Below is our complete Mekong Delta 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.

Mekong Delta Unveils Details On New Album

German progressive thrash act Mekong Delta unveiled the album artwork and track list for the new album "In A Mirror Darkly." The album drops in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the USA on April 29th through SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be made available as a CD, double gatefold LP with colored vinyl plus CD in cardboard sleeve and download.

According to the press release: "It's the hoped-for complex and ambitious album, and of course we wouldn't have accepted anything less from Mekong Delta. Like few other contemporary groups, the German progressive thrash metal band surrounding mastermind and bassist Ralf Hubert continues to stand for innovation and independence in 2014. All those looking for pure mainstream or mediocre muzak have to look elsewhere - Mekong Delta score again with their intelligence, unwillingness to compromise and courage."

The album picks up thematically where its 2010 predecessor "Wanderer On The Edge Of Time" left off. "For me, music doesn't start with A and end with Z, it's an ongoing process," Ralf Hubert explains. "In this respect, you could call In A Mirror Darkly the continuation of the Wanderer theme, but it's no copy, it's an independent recording. Each Mekong album sounds unique and forward-looking in the original sense of the term. As a composer, I consciously allow myself to drift to be able to consistently explore new horizons." More...

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Mekong Delta Reveals Album Release

Mekong Delta will release "In A Mirror Darkly" on April 29th, 2014 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The label comments:

"For almost thirty years, Mekong Delta has enjoyed an excellent reputation as an independent and exceptionally creative band in the world of progressive metal sounds. Albums such as The Music Of Eric Zann (1988) and Pictures At An Exhibition (1997) are considered classics of their kind.

"With their blend of prog metal, classical elements and thrash, the musicians are considered pioneers of a stylistic mix, which has been emulated, by a considerable number of epigones. Now the German quartet is set to unleash its latest recording: In A Mirror Darkly will be released April 29th via SPV/Steamhammer.

"Martin LeMar (vocals), Ralf Hubert (bass), Erik Adam H. Grösch (guitar) and Alex Landenburg (drums) have recorded a total of eight songs for In A Mirror Darkly, among them three instrumental numbers like the ingenious 'Inside The Outside Of The Inside' with its diverse arrangements." More...

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Mekong Delta Streaming New Song Samples

Mekong Delta - founded in the 80s by producer and bass player Ralf Hubert - has released two snippets of new songs from "Intersection." Check out "The Healer" and "The Cure" in the clips below. "Intersections" is available for pre-order on Amazon here.

"Intersections" is a must for old and new fans and will be released through SPV/Steamhammer in Germany on April 20th, in Europe on April 23rd, in the US/Canada in early May. The track listing is as follows:

1. Prophecy
2. The Cure
3. Memories Of Tomorrow
4. Heroes Grief
5. Shades Of Doom
6. The Healer
7. Transgressor
8. Sphere Eclipse
9. Heartbeat
10. Innocent More...

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HP Lovecraft Podcast Streaming

The Soggy Bog has posted its most recent #66 podcast on the theme of HP Lovecraft, which you may stream over at this location. A list of the 26 artists streaming in the podcast follows below, with background music from the album "Dead but Dreaming" by Subterrestrial providing the audio backdrop.

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” H.P. Lovecraft More...

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Mekong Delta To Release "Intersections"

German pprogressive/technical thrash act Mekong Delta announced that the band will release an album of re-recorded classics entitled "Intersections." The album will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on April 20, 2012 (GER), April 23, 2012 (EU) and in early May 2012 for North America.

The track listing & artwork for "Intersections" is as follows:

1. Prophecy (originally from the "The Music of Erich Zann" LP)
2. The Cure (originally from the "Mekong Delta" LP)
3. Memories Of Tomorrow (originally from "The Music of Erich Zann" LP)
4. Heroes Grief (originally from the "Mekong Delta" LP)
5. Shades Of Doom (originally from "The Principles of Doubt" LP)
6. The Healer (originally from the "Visions Fugitives" LP)
7. Transgressor (originally from the "Dances of Death (and Other Walking Shadows)" LP)
8. Sphere Eclipse (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP)
9. Heartbeat (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP)
10. Innocent? (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP) More...

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More Bands Announced For ProgPower Europe

The 2011 edition of the ProgPower Europe festival will take place in the Netherlands from September 30th - October 2nd. Additional details on the festival are available here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Friday September 30
Seventh Wonder
Subsignal
Barstool Philosophers

Saturday October 1
Symphony X
Long Distance Calling
In Mourning
White Walls
Schizoid Lloyd

Sunday October 2
Redemption
Mekong Delta
Sole Remedy
Kingcrow
Memento Waltz
Sky Architect

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Mekong Delta Streaming New Album Preview

Germany's Mekong Delta are set to release the new album "Wanderer On The Edge Of Time," on June 10th, 2010. The band is now streaming a new preview from the album online via the official Mekong Delta MySpace page. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Intro - Concert Guitar
2. Ouverture
3. "A Certain Fool" ( Le Fou ) // Movement 1
4. Interlude 1 - Group
5. "The 5th Element" ( Le Bateleur ) // Movement 2
6. Interlude 2 - Group
7. "The Apocalypt - World In Shards" ( La Maison Dieu ) // Movement 3
8. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
9. "King With Broken Crown" ( Le Diable ) // Movement 4
10. Intermezzo ( Instrumental ) // Movement 5
11. Interlude 4 - Group
12. “Affection” ( L' Amoureux ) // Movement 6
13. Interlude 5 - Group
14. "Mistaken Truth" ( Le Hérétique ) // Movement 7
15. Finale

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Mekong Delta Reveals New Album Details Online

German thrash metal band Mekong Delta revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their new album, "Wanderer on the edge of time," which will be release on June 10th.

"This one was also created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, GWAR, SIGH, ANACRUSIS), who did the 'Lurking Fear' album as well. You can find a larger version of the artwork under the discography. The complete artwork will be added to the photo gallery this weekend."

The tracklisting for "Wanderer on the edge of time" [cover art] is as follows:

01. Intro - Concert Guitar
02. Ouverture
03. "A Certain Fool" ( Le Fou ) // Movement 1
04. Interlude 1 - Group
05. "The 5th Element" ( Le Bateleur ) // Movement 2
06. Interlude 2 - Group
07. "The Apocalypt - World In Shards" ( La Maison Dieu ) // Movement 3
08. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
09. "King With Broken Crown" ( Le Diable ) // Movement 4
10. Intermezzo ( Instrumental ) // Movement 5
11. Interlude 4 - Group
12. “Affection” ( L' Amoureux ) // Movement 6
13. Interlude 5 - Group
14. "Mistaken Truth" ( Le Hérétique ) // Movement 7
15. Finale

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Mekong Delta Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German progressive thrash metal band Mekong Delta has revealed the tracklisting to their new album, "Wanderer on the edge of time," which is as follows:

01. Intro - Concert Guitar
02. Ouverture
03. "A Certain Fool" ( Le Fou ) // Movement 1
04. Interlude 1 - Group
05. "The 5th Element" ( Le Bateleur ) // Movement 2
06. Interlude 2 - Group
07. "The Apocalypt - World In Shards" ( La Maison Dieu ) // Movement 3
08. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
09. "King With Broken Crown" ( Le Diable ) // Movement 4
10. Intermezzo ( Instrumental ) // Movement 5
11. Interlude 4 - Group
12. “Affection” ( L' Amoureux ) // Movement 6
13. Interlude 5 - Group
14. "Mistaken Truth" ( Le Hérétique ) // Movement 7
15. Finale

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Mekong Delta Announce New Singer

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) to sing on its upcoming "comeback" album. MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE) recently finished recording the guitar parts for the CD, which is expected to include an adaptation of the classical piece "Allegro" from the 10th symphony by Dimitri Schostakovich. The final vocal arrangements are now being fine-tuned and next week the group will begin laying down the vocal tracks.

MEKONG DELTA's current lineup is completed by drummer Uli Kusch (ex-MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN).

Zardoz Music in 2005 released a two-CD, 22-song compilation, entitled "The Principle of Doubt", containing selections from various MEKONG DELTA albums.

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