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  CALIGULA'S HORSE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'IN CONTACT'
16th June 2017



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Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, have announced the release of their forthcoming fourth studio album, 'In Contact', which will be out on 15th September 2017 via Inside Out Music.

Watch a teaser for the album here: https://youtu.be/mXxDhYhn80Y As with the band's acclaimed album 'Bloom' before it, 'In Contact' sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments:

"In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We're one another's harshest critics, but fortunately we've done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction - we can finish each other's musical sentences, so to speak. And we're lucky that's the case, since 'In Contact' proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we'd conceived of in the past."

Vocalist Jim Grey adds:

"'In Contact' has been an enormous proposition - the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we've never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous - but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing 'Bloom'."

As with the band's second album, 'The Tide, the Thief & River's End', the band decided to hang a concept around the entire record, taking it in a direction that would end up being the opposite of its predecessor.

"We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place: one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us," Vallen continues. "The broader concept is based around the nature of art - of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences."

Taking in four separate chapters, each one is dedicated to an individual and their own personal journey and how they express themselves through art.

"Each of these artists are reaching for something more in their lives, and while disconnected entirely from one another, they are united by that reach: for a better life, but also for something intangible."

Written between late 2016 and May 2017, the album went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on 'In Contact' stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of 'Will's Song (Let The Colours Run)' to the immense scope and variety of the sixteen-minute album closer, 'Graves'. This is Caligula's Horse at their most ambitious and progressive.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dream The Dead
2. Will's Song (Let The Colours Run)
3. The Hands Are The Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs For No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia And The Weapon Of The Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves

Prior to the new album's release, the band are set to return to Europe this month for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema and Pain Of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances.

To coincide with that, InsideOutMusic will reissue the band's first two albums, 'Moments From Ephemeral City' and 'The Tide, the Thief & River's End' today, 16th June 2017, as CD and digital download.

You can catch the band live at these UK dates:
Sunday 25th June: The Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
Wednesday 28th June: The Black Heart, London, UK





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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