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3rd February 2017


Cherry Red Records will release the new album by the legendary Hawkwind, 'Into The Woods' on 5th May 2017, the sequel to last year's acclaimed concept studio album and live stage show, 'The Machine Stops', which was inspired by EM Forster's Sci-fi classic, a dystopian vision of the future brought to life with characteristic Hawkwind style.

You can listen to three special 'Into The Woods' teasers at the bottom of this page.

Warm-up dates for Hawkwind in mid-March are dubbed 'A Glimpse Into Greenness', which gives some indication of the conceptual and lyrical themes behind the band's new album. To promote 'Into The Woods', Dave Brock and co will be touring through May, beginning on 10th. The tour culminates in what is set to be a memorable show at London's prestigious venue The Roundhouse on 26th May.

It will be forty-five years since Hawkwind played at the venue's historic 'Greasy Truckers Party' at The Roundhouse and first recorded 'Silver Machine'.

'Into The Woods' tracklisting:

Into The Woods
Cottage In The Woods
The Woodpecker
Have You Seen Them
Space Ship Blues
The Wind
Vegan Lunch
Magic Scenes
Wood Nymph
Deep Cavern
Magic Mushroom

See Hawkwind on tour (more dates to be announced):
Thursday 16th March: Leeds University, The Refectory Friday 17th March: North Wales, HRH Prog V
Saturday 18th March: Newport, The Neon
Friday 26th May: London, The Roundhouse
Saturday-Monday 27th-29th May: Nr. Evesham, Worcs., Mello Festival
Friday-Sunday 16th-18th June: Clisson, France, Hellfest

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monsters of rock

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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