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Porcupine Tree Releases Video for ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’

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Yesterday, PORCUPINE TREE released their new, Fear of a Blank Planet through Atlantic Records, with a flurry of activity that includes a major U.S. and European tour and a new music video by director Lasse Hoile.

The compelling and cautionary video for the title track of the album has been posted on Fearofablankplanet.com (high resolution) and their Myspace page.The video is directed by acclaimed Danish artist and photographer Lasse Hoile, who also designed the multimedia backgrounds for the tour.

Their tour kicked off April 18 in Glasgow, UK, and arrives in the U.S. on May 8 (Seattle). They will play the new album in its entirety on this tour, material that was embraced by fans when the band debuted it here on a mini-tour last November. Meanwhile, the demand for the band’s music in Europe has literally been overwhelming: Record stores in Europe sold out of the special edition of the CD on the day of release, and copies could be found on eBay selling for hundreds of dollars.

Source: sIN's Metal News

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

An almost perfect album.
Would have loved an extra track or two. Between this and the new Dimmu and Dark Tranq I couldn't be happier.

Best 2 weeks in metal/rock/music/etc this year for me!!

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2. Xplayer writes:

These guys remind me of Tool

# Apr 26, 2007 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Angry Mob Justice writes:

I agree with you RM. While their new album was amazing with anesthetize being the highlight of the album, 6 songs was a little bit short. This album is still one of their best to date though. And Porcupine Tree have been around longer than tool have as well.

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4. Cynic writes:

If I had to check out one Porcupine Tree track to get me into them it would be...?

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# Apr 27, 2007 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Cynic
You ask the impossible, this band has been around since 1993 and has about 150 songs to date. I like the challenge though....

It's a toss up between "Strip the Soul" and "Gravity Eyelids"....So many other great tracks but based on what little I know of your taste I'm going with those.

Bear in mind this band is more prog, with some metal nuances. Not metal....but the singer doesn't sound quite as dated as many prog acts.

Porcupine Tree's singer/guitarist also guests on Opeths "Bleak" with clean vox and produced Blackwater Park as well as parts of the D and D albums.

I'll review the new album for the site shortly.

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