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3rd July 2017

midnight ghost train

The Midnight Ghost Train is rolling again and the band's fourth opus, 'Cypress Ave.', is set to be released on July 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.

It's their most diverse and suprising album to date and today 'The Watcher's Nest' is premiering right here on MetalTalk.

Never before have The Midnight Ghost Train shown this side of themselves. 'Cypress Ave.' proves that they're not just another rock band, they're explorers, risk takers and true artists. This is not a departure, but an expansion, and will please both old and new fans alike.

The band released their first music video from 'Cypress Ave.' for the track 'Red Eyed Junkie Queen' recently and in case ypu missed it first time around, here it is again.

Vocalist and guitarist Steve Moss told us about 'Red Eyed Junkie Queen':

"This video is a way to show fans what it's like inside the studio with us, a sort of behind the scenes video. We took some cameras into the studio, and just shot random acts, and different pieces of the process over the course of the two weeks we were in there.

"Believe it or not, this is by far the heaviest song on the album. The driving heaviness of it it just seemed to fit the feel of working in the studio."

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'Cypress Ave.', coming out July 28th on CD, LP Gatefold + Digital Download via Napalm Records, is an absolute must for every blues and rock fan and here's the tracklisting:

1. Tonight
2. Red Eyed Junkie Queen
3. Glenn's Promise
4. Bury Me Deep
5. The Watchers Nest
6. Break My Love
7. Lemon Trees
8. The Boogie Down [feat. Sonny Cheeba]
9. Black Wave
10. The Echo
11. I Can't Let You Go [Bonus Track]

midnight ghost train

The Midnight Ghost Train will the road this year again heavily, kicking off with an extensive US tour this summer and here's the confirmed dates so far.

24th August: FT Worth, TX / The Grotto
25th August: Austin, TX / Swan Dive
26th August: Lafayette, LA / Boom Boom Room
27th August: New Orleans, LA / Siberia
28th August: Jackson, MS / TBA
29th August: Hattiesburg, MS / TBA
30th August: Muscle Shoals, AL / TBA
31st August: Pensacola, FL / Handlebar
1st September: CHarlotte, NC / Snug Harbor
2nd September: Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
3rd September: Richmond, VA / Banditos
6th September: Baltimore, MD / TBA
7th September: Washington, DC / Atlas Brew Words
8th September: Philadelphia, PA / Kung Fu Neck Tie
9th September: Brooklyn, NY / Gold Sounds
10th September: Connecticut / TBA
11th September: Providence, RI / Firehouse 13
12th September: Boston, MA / O'Brien's Pub
13th September: Rochester, NY / TBA
14th September: Cleveland, OH / TBA
15th September: Indianapolis, IN / Radio Radio
16th September: Detroit, MI / The Rockery
17th September: Kalamazoo, MI / TBA
18th September: Madison, WI / Frequency
19th September: Green Bay, WI / Gasoline
20th September: Dubuque, IA / The Lift
21st September: Chicago, IL / Reggie's Music Joint
22nd September: Lexington, KY / Green Lantern
23rd September: Newport, KY / Southgate House Revival
24th September: Nashville, TN / TBA
25th September: Charleston, SC / TBA
26th September: Raleigh, NC / TBA
27th September: Charleston, WV / The Empty Bottle
28th September: Canton, OH / The Buzzbin Shop
29th September: Dayton, OH / Blind Bob's
30th September: Pittsburgh, PA / Descendants of Doom Fest

More dates to be announced soon.

judas priest


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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