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Porcupine Tree Streaming New Album "The Incident" Samples Online

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Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about streaming new audio samples online from their upcoming album:

"A medley of extracts from The Incident is now available to listen to on the Porcupine Tree myspace page, or the Roadrunner UK website (from 4PM UK today).

"Written and recorded between September-May, 'The Incident' is the tenth studio album by Porcupine Tree. Released worldwide by Roadrunner on 14th September (one week earlier than previously announced in order to coincide with the first tour dates), the album is a 2 disc set, the first disc containing the 55 minute title track / song cycle, and the second CD featuring 4 shorter pieces. There will be 3 editions of the album; a standard 2 CD set, a deluxe edition (contents to be confirmed), and a double vinyl version."

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1. gobruins89 writes:

Love the PTree news, but update your damn photo! That one is 10-15 years old! They've switched drummers since then.

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

*Shriek!*

-mouse disintergrates from clicking link-

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

wow...

*@#%ing WOW!

Theres one unit sold for Mr. Wilson and co.

Sounds like "In Absentia" with splashes of "Insurgentes" (makes since given the proximity of the sessions) and "Deadwing" tossed in for good measure.

The "I'm taking control" part had me goin "meh" but the bit before it and EVERYTHING after had me throwing my computer chair from one end of the room back to the other until the preview ended...Ear X-tacy better be stocking the deluxe version.

Now Playing: Porcupine Tree - "The Incident Preview"

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. utoad9 writes:

Just enough to tease us. Sounds like its gonna be another great album. Make that two units sold!

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Just to be clear, when I throw chairs it indicates profound excitement.

4th spin. This -will- be album of the year for me. Not "metal" album of the year mind you but overall album of the year. I am not jumping the gun.

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. nana writes:

yeah, no sh** about the pic, change that stupid thing!!!! all the metal sites are using the same pic, how stupid is that? As for the album, ooooohhhhh yyyeeeaaahhh, do me, Steven!!! Make that 7 units sold, coz I always buy 5 and give them away. Woot!!

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

^You are a champion of the people.

Oh, and make that 8. If it were possible to have sex with music, I would be gay for Porcupine Tree.

# Jul 13, 2009 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

This one sounds like it will eclipse the last two...

It's got some of the melancholic Beatles meets late 90's Radiohead (a la 'Lightbulb Sun' and 'Stupid Dream')...The dark Toolish Opeth-like guitars from 'In Absentia' and theres a sense that some of Wilson's solo album vibe carried over too. If the lyrics are even a pinch more engaging than the generation-statement that was "Fear of a Blank Planet" I think fans are in for a classic album.

# Jul 15, 2009 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

First off. I'm very upset I can't hear this preview because of my dial up :(

I have a really good feeling about this album though. I know this album will be awesome. I'm hoping it blow FOABP away. Not that it was a bad album (PT does not make bad or even "average" albums), but for PT standards I truly believe that FOABP was not as good as "Deadwing" or "In Absentia". I really like Steven's solo album and I'm glad this album is going to have more of an experimental feel to it. I would love this album to pleasantly surprise me like "Watershed", by Opeth, did.

I will say it. Porcupine Tree is the Pink Floyd of now!!! That is a bold statement but it is true. If you don't believe me then you haven't hear enough Porcupine Tree. I'm not saying they are Pink Floyd rip offs. Insted I mean that Porcupine Tree are making music at a level beyond anything else at the moment like Pink Floyd once did.

Now Playing: "Tiny Vessels" by Death Cab for Cutie

# Jul 15, 2009 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

oh yeah and I'm going to see them for the third time this fall!!!


Can anyone fill me in on the opening band King's X?

# Jul 15, 2009 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

Kings X were from the post-hairmetal alterna-free-for-all era before grunge took hold...One of those that could have been the next big thing in the 90's....Having said that, one could say they're a mildly grunge, moderately prog, hard rock band.

They've got chops and they seem to be ... observing Porcupine Tree on "Ogre Tones". Not bad but the lyrics and vocals (think average post-grunge band and you've got the idea) were kind of a turn off for me.

I'm sure they'll be a good opener though, many many years of touring under their belt.

# Jul 16, 2009 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ That doesn't sound too wonderful. The first opener I saw with PT was Robert Fripp which was basically an hour guitar epic. The second opener was 3 who put on one hell of a show.

I heard the sample of the new album. It makes me want the album that much more.

# Jul 16, 2009 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

"Porcupine Tree is the Pink Floyd of now" - my sentiments exactly! Two favourite bands of all time in one sentence hahah :)

# Jul 17, 2009 @ 4:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Psythe: Have you checked out Riverside?

# Jul 17, 2009 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

That name sounds AWFUL familiar... Probably one of those bands on my 'to-check-out' list that I havn't actually gotten around to yet. Straight to the top of the list you reckon?

# Jul 18, 2009 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. That_One_Guy writes:

Wow. Definitely getting this on release day if I've got the dough.

# Jul 18, 2009 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RememberMetal? writes:

Lol I remember PorcupineTreeFan and I were ranting up Riverside to Psythe several months ago.

I think my bit was "check out the first two full lengths and disregard the 3rd". The ep is solid but mellow..."Out of Myself" and "Second Life Syndrome" must be heard by any PT fan.

# Jul 18, 2009 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

Hahah hey man! I've got a long list and not enough time to put towards shortening it! Plus I probly forgot all about it lol - might write it down this time... pen... Riverside... Out of Myself... Second Life Syndrome... alright... I'll check em out right after I check out Blackfield :)

# Jul 19, 2009 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RememberMetal? writes:

on Blackfield...Blackfield I is better than II...by metric tons.

# Jul 19, 2009 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metaljus writes:

Dude this album is going to kick azz I love porcupine tree. I am going to take my dad in the fall to see them live. He is an avid pink floyd fan, so I know he will like porcupine tree.

# Jul 19, 2009 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

Damnit I only have Blackfield II! :( oh well at least that means I won't be disappointed by the second album I hear lol

Man, I wish my old man was into Pink Floyd! When he does listen to music (not often) it's like, Bryan Ferry and sh** *sighs*

# Jul 19, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cozen writes:

^^^ "The dark Toolish Opeth-like guitars from 'In Absentia' "
^^ "Porcupine Tree is the Pink Floyd of now!!"

Nicely done! Both comparisons I have drawn after dissecting In Absentia, FOABP, & Deadwing for the past few weeks in prep for the new release (which they've sold another). Most recently the Pink Floyd laced throughout "Lazarus" off of 'Deadwing'.

Psythe - "gay for PT"...classic. On that note, as a huge Tool fan, it feels like I'm cheating when I find a new favorite band (which has only happened this once, I swear).

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. RememberMetal? writes:

Psythe
I'd go as far as to say Blackfield I is my favorite non-Porcupine Tree Wilson album by a handy margin if you don't count the Opeth albums he produced and vocally/instrumentally contributed to.

Cozen
PT and Opeth were the only two bands in my life that usurped Tool as my favorite (Tool had to unseat Metallica and Slayer when I was in middleschool/highschool) of all time.

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ I agree. I must say that the greatest band of all time is Pink Floyd. Hands down. Yes I said they are even great then THE BEATLES. They have left their mark on so many wonderful bands the list would go on forever. My favorite bands are Procupine Tree and Opeth. I view Opeth as the kings of metal, while Porcupine Tree dominate the rest of rock.

My favorite band used to be Tool but times change. They are still in my top 5 favorite bands at least and they have opened my eyes to many great bands in the world of metal. I was actually listening to them today. Maynard is a living legend.

Blackfield I is a lot better then Blackfield II, but both albums are amazing. I find depending on the day and my mood I prefere to listen to one album over the other. Can't explain why.

The reason I mention Riverside so much is because when Opeth-Porcupine-Tool fans start talking music, I feel as if Riverside deserves mention. Granted they have not been around as long or produced many albums, but their music is amazing and would be a nice addition to someones' music collection.

Speaking of bands people should know, does anyone here listen to Pineapple Theif? They are a great band. If you really like PT's "Lightbulb Sun" and "Stupid Dream" then you should give this band a listen. They are not very metal at all but they offer premium prog greatness. I would recomend their album "Tightly Unwound".

Also, does anyone here listen to Oceansize? Great band.


Wow that was a long winded rant/post.

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. RememberMetal? writes:

PorcupineTreeFan
I have "Tightly Unwound" it's good but it's missing some x-factor that keeps me coming back for more. I've played it 5 or 6 times not counting when my Ipod shuffle-stumbles onto a track...May have to go further back to find something that connects with me from them.

BTW LOVE "Stupid Dream" and "Lightbulb Sun", I'd like to hear Wilson revisit that aspect of his sound...Back before the reissue I had to snipe my copy of "Lightbulb Sun" on Ebay. Stumbled onto "Stupid Dream" at a record store that was closing down back in '02, couldn't believe my luck.

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. psythe writes:

Heard of Pineapple Thief, have yet to check them out too. Oceansize are fantastic, big fan of them :) Alright, you guys talked me into it, I'll get Blackfield I pronto.

Tool have always been a favourite band of mine. I can't say THE favourite because my music taste is just too varied, I've got so much random stuff I don't even know how to list it anymore. But I guess if we were talking favourite rock/metal, Tool would definitely be in the top ten. Unless classic rock/metal were included... it's too difficult to choose favourite bands, man!!

Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Kansas, Neil Young, Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Isis, Testament, Meshuggah, Dream Theatre, Metallica, Pantera, Opeth, Santana, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, that's a two-second list off the top of my head and I honestly wouldn't be able to sort it by preference at all. And that's trying not to branch too far from rock/metal, too lol

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. RememberMetal? writes:

Can't argue with the list. You won't regret Blackfield I, the first 7-8 tracks flow so well together. Best non-PT Wilson, swear.

# Jul 20, 2009 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cozen writes:

This is good stuff...Pink Floyd for sure. Let's just say I drove a beat up Ford Tempo with a license plate that said Floydin' in high school. I remember enlightening 10th grade psychology with "Wots...uh the deal" from 'Obscured by Clouds 'during a report about music. It was undeniable which defines greatness.

Keep the recommendations coming.

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. psythe writes:

^I dream of having been around in that era - damn my youth!! :(

Has anyone mentioned Ancestors yet? How about Happy The Man??

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Cozen writes:

I graduated in '98. That either makes my floydin' tempo story lame or that much better. I'm all about the "Dazed and Confused" era. When I watch that movie, it's depressing how much I hated high school.

# Jul 23, 2009 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. psythe writes:

*mumbles* graduated in '05 *mumbles* missed everything good *mumbles*

# Jul 23, 2009 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RememberMetal? writes:

Cozen
I'm a '98 grad too!

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