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25 July 2014

Virgil & The Accelerators are set to release a brand new studio album 'Army Of Three' on Monday 6th October via Mystic Records. The band will support the release of the album with the single and accompanying promo video 'All Night Long'.

The new LP dovetails the band's nationwide UK tour which starts Monday 29th September at London's The Borderline.

'Army Of Three' is the band's second studio album produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest). The new album follows 2011's critically acclaimed debut 'The Radium' which claimed a Best Of Year spot in Classic Rock magazine's year round-up. The new album will be released on 180 gram vinyl, CD and digital download.

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The band have just posted a new video on YouTube for Blow To The Head - one of the powerhouse guitar-driven tracks from the forthcoming album.

VATA bassist Jack Alexander Timmis recalls when everything was cut short just before the LP was completed.

Says Timmis, "Towards the end of production, the album was suddenly put on unexpected hold. Before we returned to the studio to finish the album, Chris Tsangarides was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. He was in intensive care for 3 months. He was lucky to come out of it alive. When Chris made a full recovery, we immediately returned to the studio to finish the album."

"Chris Tsangarides has an excellent track record," continues Virgil. "He's an easy guy to work with. He helped us keep our own sound and explore bigger production. What we do appeals to a rock and blues audience. Blues rock is the most accurate way to describe our music."

As a killer guitarist and front man, Virgil McMahon is up there with the best of them. His incredible fretboard skills are acknowledged by his peers. He was voted "Best Guitarist 2013" in the European Blues Awards.

And yet he is the first to admit that Virgil & The Accelerators is a group effort in every sense of the word. His brother, Gabriel McMahon, is a formidable drummer and Jack Alexander Timmis plays one mean bass guitar.

All in their early 20s, the band has built a formidable reputation as a telepathic power trio whose live shows are jaw-dropping, relentless and energized.

Album Track Listing:
1. Take Me Higher
2. Blow To The Head
3. All Night Long
4. Love Aggression
5. Give It Up
6. Through The Night
7. It Burns
8. Stand Up
9. Anymore
10. Free

Tour Dates:
Sep 29: London Borderline
Oct 16: Chislehurst Beaverwood Club
Oct 17: Sutton Boom Boom Club
Oct 18: Manchester Ruby Lounge
Oct 19: Great Yarmouth Legends Of Rock Festival
Oct 22: Southampton Talking Heads
Oct 24: Hullbridge Touchline
Oct 25: Ferryhill Mainsforth Community Centre
Nov 01: Devizes Long Street Blues
Nov 02: Swansea The Scene
Nov 08: Derby Flowerpot
Nov 14: Tenby Blues Festival
Nov 19: Bilston Robin 2


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