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Formed: 1993
From: Detroit, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Tiles News

Below is our complete Tiles 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.

Tiles Signs With Laser's Edge

American progressive label collective Laser's Edge Group has completed a deal with long-running Detroit progressive hard rock quartet Tiles for the upcoming release of the band's sixth studio full-length, the 2xCD "Pretending To Run."

New album "Pretending To Run" was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and features a remarkable collection of guest musicians including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Mike Portnoy (Flying Colors, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), Joe Deninzon, Max Portnoy (Next To None) and many others.

Laser's Edge comments on the signing: "Tiles has long been one of the standard-bearers of American progressive rock. I first saw the band perform back in 1999 and they've been on my radar ever since. It's a pleasure to add them to our roster and I'm looking forward to our collaboration. When I first heard Pretending To Run it was clearly and unmistakably Tiles but infused with a more expansive sound. The contributions from the guest artists take TILES into new directions that will please their fans old and new." More...

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Tiles Working On New Material

Tiles has issued the following update about working on new material:

"We recently completed a few minor modifications to the site and added a video page with links to the variety of Tiles clips on YouTube. Also posted is an "easier to find" link to our sound check jam with Dream Theater from our European tour all those years ago.

"Paul & Chris recorded their recent 'command performance' of The Wading Pool which is now up on YouTube.

"We've officially begun working on ideas for what will hopefully materialize as our 6th recording. It's in the early stages so we're not sure what direction the music will take us. There are a lot of unusually heavy riffs (for us) but Chris also has a bunch of keyboard-based songs that might interest the other guys.

"In the meantime, we plan to continue playing around the Detroit area and branching out a bit in the Midwest if the opportunity arises."

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