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Porcupine Tree Signs With Roadrunner U.K.

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Roadrunner Records U.K. has announced the signing of epic rockers PORCUPINE TREE.

PORCUPINE TREE is unquestionably one of the most difficult-to-categorise and innovative bands out there. The music is breathtaking, ranging from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive metal, and a compendium of other sounds in between.

Evolving from one man's self-indulgent creative outlet back in 1992, PORCUPINE TREE has grown into a well-respected major-label-signed four-piece who have released several albums. Their most recent, 2005's "Deadwing", served to further skyrocket the band's renown and they are currently hard at work on a brand new record — set for release on Roadrunner (excluding North America and Japan) in early 2007.

The band is fronted by singer/guitarist Steven Wilson, who also is well-known for his production work (OPETH, ANJA GARBAREK) and other musical projects: NO-MAN, BASS COMMUNION, and BLACKFIELD — the highly acclaimed collaboration with Israeli musician Aviv Geffen. Richard Barbieri (keyboards), Colin Edwin (bass), and Gavin Harrison (drums) complete the quartet.

"PORCUPINE TREE are extremely happy about our new partnership with Roadrunner Records for our forthcoming album," comments Wilson. "Roadrunner has established itself as one of the world's premier independent labels for rock music, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic about working with them to expand our audience and elevate PORCUPINE TREE to the next level."

Source: Blabbermouth

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Hardly a metal band at all but they are f***ing fantastic.

1 of my top 10 bands ever!

Prog-rock with some psychedelic, ambient, metal and standard hard rock all in the mix.

I especially like In Absentia, Up the Downstair and Signify...Deadwing was decent but a slight let down.

Can't wait for the new one. Hope I'm not the only one around here who knows/likes this band.

100% for fans of Tool, Opeth, Riverside, Dream Theatre and Anathema.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Vayne Theories writes:

I dont know of them at all, but ive heard OF them, were those albums or songs, if u recommend some songs Ill go download them.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

I was ranting on about albums there.

Itunes has a few good songs. This singer guitarist has produced 3 albums from Opeth.

Songs I would suggest starting with: Strip the Soul, Gravity Eyelids and Blackest Eyes (from In Absentia)

Slightly more mellow songs: "The Sleep of No Dreaming", "Signify", "Waiting (phase 1)" and "Every Home is Wired".....These from the album Signify.

Hope I'm not overhyping them but these guys gave me a similar kind of rush when I discovered them as Tool did.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

Yeah, I've heard a few songs and from what I've heard, they easily deserve any overhyping that comes their way.

I hope RR doesn't screw 'em over. Maybe the UK version is different somehow and actually respects the bands/artists on their label. And as good as it is for bands to "expand our audience and elevate...to the next level", I sincerely hope they don't go TOO far. Last thing I want is groupy punks trying to be trendy by wearing their merch - kind of like what happened to Tool. I'd have liked them to remain a little less known than they are.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. PorcupineTool writes:

HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok if you people don't know about them just get any song off "Stupid Dream" or "Lightbulb Sun" and be become blown away. "In Absentia" is also amazing. The song "Trians" off "In Absentia" is a pure master peice.

I am a huge Metal head and this is one band that anyone who knows anything about music can enjoy. This will be great for them and their fan base is going to explode.

Ohh yeah and I'm going to see them OCT. 7th in New York City !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PorcupineTool writes:

Opps i ment the 6th.... All you New Yorks got to see that show.

Remeber Metal? you were right. Tool, Opeth, and Porcupuine Tree are my fav bands and the rush I got from Tool was the same rush Porcupine Tree gave me.

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bradispissed writes:

steven wilson, mike portnoy, and akerfeldt are getting together on a side project

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

Hey PorcupineTool,

I just picked up the remixed/remastered Stupid Dream album...The audio is absolutely flawless....Not as big of a fan of Lightbulb Sun but "Russia on Ice" and "Hatesong" are timeless.

Brad,

I have read/heard something about that myself but I couldn't recall how far along the project was and how soon we can expect it....Wilson has a habit of not letting large gaps of time pass between releases lately(if one includes remastered works, Blackfield and new PT material)...I'm giddy.

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. bradispissed writes:

the last i heard the project was still in the planning phase...no material written


i read that portnoy had a few creative differences as he wanted a pretty heavy sound while i think the other two kind of want a mellow vibe to the music

# Aug 10, 2006 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

I wouldn't be opposed to something that lands in between the extremity of Opeth and the relatively mellow PT.....
Theres a polish prog band called called Riverside that strikes me as a perfect blend of the two bands (minus the death vox).

I'm sure I"ll devour the album whether it's ultra mellow or super heavy. I'll hope for a compromise between the three of them until then.

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