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Porcupine Tree Reveals New Album Tracklisting

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Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about the recording of their new album:

"Roadrunner have posted some clips of Porcupine Tree working in the studio on their forthcoming album The Incident here.

"Also the cover image and subtitles to the various parts of the long song cycle that takes up the whole of the first CD were revealed at a playback in New York earlier this week. The cover was photographed by Lasse Hoile and designed by Carl Glover."

The track listing for "The Incident" will be as follows:

1. occam’s razor (1.55)
2. the blind house (5.47)
3. great expectations (1.26)
4. kneel and disconnect (2.03)
5. drawing the line (4.43)
6. the incident (5.20)
7. your unpleasant family (1.48)
8. the yellow windows of the evening train (2.00)
9. time flies (11.40)
10. degree zero of liberty (1.45)
11. octane twisted (5.03)
12. the séance (2.39)
13. circle of manias (2.18)
14. i drive the hearse (6.41)

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I came....

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Someguy writes:

I'm very excited about this album and I'm sure it will be another brilliant offering from PT.

btw: Metal Underground really need to update their photos - this band shot of PT is probably over 10 years old and still shows Chris Maitland! The Opeth band photo that continues to be used is also out of date, with Lopez and Lindgren still there. Maybe the people at MU aren't fans of either band????

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. That one guy writes:

deathbringer is a very busy guy. He's rightfully more concerned about bringing us the latest news and updates than worrying about band photos.

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Hollow writes:

With a band name like Porcupine Tree, you know the album is going to be top notch METAL!

# Jun 21, 2009 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

post 1 - I raffed, I rost.

LOVE this band. But the album title is by far their most boring yet, which is kinda offputting- I know these guys have a lot more creativity in them than something so simple as 'The Incident.' I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if a rapper called his album 'The Incident,' but PT?? Come on, seriously? *sighs* At least I know the music will be good.

# Jun 21, 2009 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalmayhem writes:

porcupinetreefan....i came too....cant wait...oooops i just came again.

# Jun 21, 2009 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalmayhem writes:

psythe, i love your reviews and respect your comments on the board, but are you really that concerned about the album title? I think the content of the album will speak for itself. I really cant see PT putting out a disappointing album. I guess they could have come up with something clever like "The Spaghetti Incident"......pretty sure I spelled spaghetti wrong. oh well, that is what a 140000 dollar education gets ya

# Jun 21, 2009 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Harmony Korine writes:

Psythe, have you even bothered to find out WHY it is called The Incident? Do you even care what motivated Steven to call it that?
The only thing offputting as you call it,is your stupid comment!

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Terminator writes:

*Arms folded* Yeah Psythe....GOSH!!! :P

I've yet to check this band out and have heard nothing but good reviews...so I'm thinking maybe its time. Any recommendations on where to start?

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

I know that the content on this album will better everybodies expectations, Fear of a Blank Planet was almost on par with In Absentia (one of my all time favourite albums) in my opinion, Porcupine Tree definitely took a darker and heavier approach to their music with FoaBP, and I'm quite sure The Incident is not going to disappoint!

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

post 7/8/9 - hahah hey, what can I say, I'm picky when it comes to these sorts of things. No, I don't know the reason Wilson is calling it 'The Incident' and I'm sure it's a particularly wonderful story. My point was, compared to 'Lightbulb Sun', 'On The Sunday of Life', 'Fear of a Blank Planet', and so on so forth, 'The Incident' as a title simply doesn't have anywhere near as interesting a ring to it. It might refer to something, but it's not an idea in itself like most of the others have been. I'm not saying any of this is going to get in the way of my enjoying the sh** out of this album, just that it's a bit of a boring title (regardless of how inspired it is).

Oh, and Metalmayhem, thanks for the respect/reviews thing. You're a cool guy and you don't afraid of anything. *thumbs up*

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 5:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

To post 9: Start with "In Absentia". If you are more into metal then move to "Deadwing" and "Fear of a Blank Planet". Then move to their older albums which are not metal focused but amazing just the same.

To post 4: Porcupine Tree is not a metal band. They are mentioned on this site because they use metal sounds in their music. "Fear of a Blank Planet" would be the only album of theirs close to being called a "metal album", but I would not consider it as such.

To psythe: I see your point with the name. I was actually disappointed in the album art work. Steven Wilson has mentioned he always liked good album artwork. But again.. the music on the album is most important.

Regardless this band will not disappoint. They have made great album after great album. Again I don't think they will stick with this metal-like phase for ever. This album seems like it will, but we should also see some more evolution with this band. No album from them has been the same, which is why they are so amazing.

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. That one guy writes:

Terminator -- I started off with ''In Absentia'' and it took me a couple spins 'til I ''got it'' but I've loved them since. Just be forewarned that they're really not metal. But they are great.

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Terminator writes:

Thanks for the feedback TOG, PTF, VotD. I'll start with 'In Absentia' then.

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

Lightbulb Sun is my favourite at the moment, but I wouldn't recommend starting with it. Fear of a Blank Planet would be the easiest for the average metalhead to get into - it's more metal than the others have been, and the songs are all pretty catchy (even the 17 minute track makes me sing along without knowing the words). In Absentia is a fantastic disc, though probably a little more difficult to get into if you havn't heard PT before.

And yeah, the artwork (at least, the front cover artwork) is kinda boring too. A shame, but the music will speak for itself, so not too worried.

# Jun 22, 2009 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Ah.. Lightbulb Sun is one of my favs. I love the tracks "Last Chance to.." and "Russia on Ice".

# Jun 24, 2009 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cozen writes:

PorcupineTreeFan: I took your advice and purchased "In Absentia" & "Fear of a Blank Planet" for a roadtrip this past weekend. Great stuff...It's a little embarassing that it took this long for me to get into PT...comparisons to Radi-Opeth-Head come to mind (minus the Opeth throat). More like hints of Opeth during the breakdowns. I wanted to prepare for their upcoming release.

Quick anecdote, my wife and i were off to a wedding a state away and i let her get in a few country songs first. Then I put in "F.o.a.B.P." to her dismay. The CD played in it's entirety without objection. Trying to drive home was another story as I played "In Absentia." Wife is now passed out in the passenger seat and I'm trying to avoid the guardrail. Sure there are nice breakdowns which kept me going, but the hynotic melodies almost did me in...I'm hooked!

# Jun 29, 2009 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

"The CD played in it's entirety without objection." - If this were not the case, I would have objected.

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 4:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Cozen writes:

Psythe - I'm not sure if you're married, but sometimes you have to pick your battles brother. I think she was expecting my usual heavier music but was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting greatness and wasn't disappointed.

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. psythe writes:

hahah nah not even a little bit married. still got a few good years of huntin slurries before i have to settle down lol

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I've come to realize lately, that I cant get married to a woman that doesnt at least listen to something heavier than slipknot.

I mean, I'll smash and grab any lady-person that's remotely attractive, and wants some of what I've got, my track record speaks for itself, but as for keepers....

It's just difficult when even a reasonably intelligent girl starts talking to me about music, and it's all i can do to resist shaking my head or reprimanding her. i just cant imagine spending my life with someone who doesnt at least understand and appreciate the music i listen to, or is totally ignorant or unappreciative of the music they listen to.

I dont undestand how people like you cOzen, and ThatOneGuy for instance, have managed with a lady that doesnt even like your music. That very reluctance of mine to accept a lady that doesnt accept metal is probably gonna c***block me from my soulmate, just to spite me. :P

Hell, I'de settle for a girl that will let me play Krisiun while we're doin the nasty, that would be just swell lol

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cozen writes:

I manage just fine FAN. "Doesn't even like your music" is a stretch. My lady has been by my side for every TOOL show and does respect my choice in music...she just chooses to be her own person.

I think everyone has to be willing to except that they're full of $hit. Don't live your life by cliches or principals. For the record, I can't be lumped into any category such as "people like you."

Good luck with all that.

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. That one guy writes:

FAN -- She doesn't typically listen to heavy stuff - normally it's stuff like Paramore, which I despise - but occasionally I can convince her to listen to Zeppelin or even Slayer. It just makes it that much better when she does.

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Fuck_A_Name writes:

lol one of the founding principles I have in my life is to only have principles in situations that call for them. Sometimes they just dont apply, so dont hold onto them. This is one of those that I'm sure will get thrown out the window quite easily in the right situation. So no worries there Cozen.

I'm sure that regardless of musical taste I'll find a lady that's mine forever, i'm just expressing the lament that I just cant see it. :P Music's been so integral to my life that I'm stuck in the mindset that I need someone with the same fanatacism in order to be happy. Whatever, I'm still under 20, my life's not even a fourth over yet, I'll see what happens lol.

TOG: One of the talents I've found myself having has been the ability to get people into metal by way of a music style they already listen to. Since metal is so all-encompassing, it's gotten kinda easy if you just know what to look for. One of my friends liked really angry rap and lots of punk music. Now He's the biggest Slayer fan in the county lol The gay guy I hang out with who listens ot mostly pop music I showed MSI and Hatebreed. guess what his favorite bands are now? Eventually you might find a band that will lure her into metal and trap her there forever haha

Now Playing: Azarath- Legacy of Tyrant Goat

# Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Cozen writes:

FAN: not to be a hyprocrite, but your founding principle works for me. It's just a more colorful way to say it. Keep in mind that a lady with all your same tastes can get boring. The last thing you want is a little FAN clone for a wife. You need someone to keep you in check, not just follow...add a little spice. Just a thought...everyone is different.

# Jul 1, 2009 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. That_One_Guy writes:

Cozen -- True. If my wife were just like me I think I'd get bored awfully quick.

# Jul 1, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

cozen, I dunno, I'm kinda the sh**; A female clone of me would be f***in awesome.

lol I'm kidding, but yeah, put into that perspective, You're absolutely right. i can talk to myself forever, I dont need someone else to do that for me. :P

Now Playing: Sinai Beach- To the church (considering most christian metal has a track record of sucking, these guys arent bad)

# Jul 1, 2009 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cozen writes:

FAN: regarding Christian metal...just curious what your take on Norma Jean is? "Memphis Will be Laid to Waste" is a great track and I thought 'Bless the Martyr' was a good album for that matter. I've never seen them mentioned in any threads.

# Jul 1, 2009 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^i know American patriot listens to them; he's mentioned them once or twice. Other than that, yeah,I've also never really seen much on them on here, posts or articles.

I havent specifiaclly listened to them, but they've been described to me as metalcore with clean singing involved, and I generally try and stray away from that, with a few exceptions; it's just not my taste most of the time. I do enjoy the Agonist though, even though it's more for the musical aspects.

I guess I'll check it out at least. I'm only biased against Christian metal in the sense that most of it that I have heard is sub-par at best. The ideology that i disagree with doesnt disuade me from the music, it's just the music that disuades me from listening to the music lol I mean, i dont agree with Nergal or Glen Benton at all religion-wise, but I practically idolize Behemoth and Deicide. if the music is good, I'll listen to it.

Now playing: Slayer- Scarstruck

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