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New Porcupine Tree Video For The Song "Normal" Posted Online

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Porcupine Tree's new disc, "Nil Recurring," has been given a full retail release, and Peaceville have a micro site dedicated to the album which includes a new video by Lasse Hoile for the song "Normal". The retail edition of the album is identical to the original mail order version except that it comes in a super-jewel case with a card slipcase, instead of the digipack Transmission version. Both this and the "We Lost The Skyline" CD are now shipping from the PT Store.

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11 Comments on "New Porcupine Tree Video, 'Normal,' Released"

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1. Westfallen writes:

I've heard a lot of good things about PT, can anyone suggest an album to listen to first?

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Tracey M writes:

Westfallen, Fear of a Blank Planet and its companion EP Nil Recurring are their most recent studio releases and would be an excellent place to start to get a feel for where they are right now. PT has metamorphosed over the years sort of according to the current whims of its lead songwriter and singer Steven Wilson. Their early stuff was very psychedelic, then they had a couple of fairly mellow, almost pop, albums, and then starting in 2002 they started going in a heavier direction. The latest stuff is the most "metal" stuff they've done, but it's not nearly as heavy as, say, Opeth or someone like that. Far more melodic.

Also, Metal Underground, please get a more current pic of the band. :)

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3. Westfallen writes:

Thanks for the advice :)

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Txmetalhead writes:

yes, Porcupine Tree is a great band.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. nana writes:

I always recommend 'In Absentia' for newbies, but Tracey (hi, girlie!) is dead on with her synopsis of the band's history and her request for a new pic!!! damn, that's old!!! Is that Gavin or Chris, lol????

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. eggnog writes:

agreed with Tracey. Fear Of A Blank Planet encompasses what they have done on their previous couple of albums with a metal twist to it. While listening to it you'll come across some pretty heavy riffage which they pull of very well and adds wonders to the songs. They're a great band and awesome musicians. Not a band to be pigeonholed in a certain genre and definetly not one to ignore. I do like In Absentia as well, and Signify is a good one also. Be sure to give those a listen.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. newPTfan writes:

I just picked up In Absentia and Fear of a Blank Planet last week, both are really good. I credit this site for introducing me to them. PT is very progressive and somewhat experimental. I look forward to future releases and diving into their back catalog.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

very well done video.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Westfallen
In Absentia. Post 5 is dead on.

If you like it get Fear of a Blank Planet, Deadwing, Signify and Up the Downstair. If you like those then you -need- the entire discography.

Welcome to the fold newPTfan, the back catlog has no duds! (other than On the Sunday of Life, when the band was more of a one man experiement). Get the remastered versions of the older material, the sound is far better.

PT to the uninitiated has a blend of elements from Tool, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and
to a lesser extent Opeth (minus the death vox). I've been a fan for almost 8 years and they are sincerely one of my favorite acts of all time.

Now Playing: Porcupine Tree - "Hate Song"....love the bass line on this one fun to play too.

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10. cruor writes:

This is one of those really good bands that I just never got.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

Cruor
Understandable.

I first heard about these guys through my love of Opeth. Porcupine Tree's singer/guitarist/mastermind produced Blackwater Park and parts of the Deliverance and Damnation. I thought: "Lets give them a try" and bought the Stars Die collection.

Turns out they weren't the least bit metal. Which was puzzling at first but after a few spins I "got" it. I Proceeded to go batsh** and found every album.

Definetely not for everyone though. "In Absentia" is has pitch dark lyrics but clean and very English vocals. For fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle for sure.

Now Playing: Moonspell - "Blood Tells!"

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