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Steven Wilson Posts New Music Video For "The Raven That Refused To Sing"

Mutiple Grammy nominee, producer, and progressive rock torchbearer Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Storm Corrosion) has released the first video from his forthcoming solo album, "The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)."

Produced, animated, and co-directed by Jessica Cope (Frankenweenie, The Astronomer’s Sun) and co-directed with additional animation by Simon Cartwright (The Astronomer’s Sun), the video for “The Raven That Refused To Sing” is a short film based on Wilson and Hajo Müller’s own short story for the track. The video can be viewed below.

"The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)," Wilson’s third solo effort, releases February 26th, 2013 on Kscope and will feature a limited 4-disc deluxe edition (Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD) packaged in a 128-page hardback book containing lyrics, short stories by Wilson, and haunting images and illustrations by Hajo Mueller. Standard double vinyl, CD and Blu-Ray editions will also be available.

Steven and his band hit the road touring in support of the new record all Spring:

UK/EUROPE - March 2013
01/03/13 – Manchester Academy 2
02/03/13 – Glasgow ABC
04/03/13 – London Royal Festival Hall
08/03/13 – Paris Le Trianon
10/03/13 – Cologne Live Music Hall
11/03/13 – Amsterdam Rabizaal
12/03/13 – Antwerp Arenbergshouwburg
14/03/13 – Hamburg CCH (Saal 2)
16/03/13 – Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan
18/03/13 – Oslo Sentrum Scene
19/03/13 – Copenhagen VEGA (main hall)
21/03/13 – Berlin Huxley’s
22/03/13 – Essen Colosseum
23/03/13 – Frankfurt Hugenotthalle
25/03/13 – Stuttgart Theatrehaus
26/03/13 – Munich Alte Kongresshalle
27/03/13 – Zurich Volkhaus
28/03/13 – Milan Teatro Della Luna

NORTH AMERICA - April/May 2013
16/04/13 Tampa, Florida - The State Theater
17/04/13 Atlanta, Georgia - The Variety Playhouse
19/04/13 Glenside, Philadelphia - Keswick Theatre
20/04/13 Washington, Washington D.C. - Howard Theatre
21/04/13 Buffalo, New York - Town Ballroom
23/04/13 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
25/04/13 Montreal, Quebec - Club-Soda
26/04/13 New York City, New York - Best Buy Theater
27/04/13 Boston, Massachusetts - Berklee Performance Center
28/04/13 New York, Albany, Upstate Concert Hall *with OPETH & KATATONIA
30/04/13 Pittsburgh, Philadelphia - Mr Small’s
02/05/13 Cleveland, Ohio - House of Blues Cleveland
03/05/13 Chicago, Illinois - Park West
04/05/13 Minneapolis, Minnesota - The Fine Line
06/05/13 Boulder, Colorado - Boulder Theater
09/05/13 San Francisco, California - The Fillmore
10/05/13 Los Angeles, California - Club Nokia
14/05/13 Mexico City - Teatro Metropolitan

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1. ZMA writes:

Once again, I can't listen to this without the music video to it. But wow dude. That was crazy.

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What a story and what a song.

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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Steven Wilson is an amazing songwriter, among the best alive today.

He is more than capable of evoking cinematic, imagery-inducing soundscapes on his own (no video needed) but he's at his best when conjuring very specific emotions and constructs (regret, obsession, madness, paranoia, isolation). I feel like every Porcupine Tree album from "Signify"-"In Absentia" are nearly perfect statements.

I eagerly await the return of Porcupine Tree but Wilson's solo albums and Storm Corrosion have produced some of the darkest music I've heard outside of metal.

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