'The Oblivion Particle,' the brand new album from legendary Prog Rock group Spock's Beard was released on August 21st, 2015 and is showing up on album charts all over the world. The group's 12th studio album, featuring the tracks "Minion" and "Bennett Built a Time Machine," has quickly become one of their most successful to date.
UK Rock Charts - #8
USA Billboard Heatseekers Chart #14
German Top 100 Charts - #23
Dutch Album Charts - #16
Belgian Album Charts (Wallonia) - #78
Belgian Album Charts (Flemish) - #160
The band have made a video message for their fans, which you can see here:
The band recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. They'll be
joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.
The band is also confirmed to appear at Cruise To The Edge from Nov 15th to 19th this year, starting out in Miami, FL.
The full list of dates are as follows:
9-16 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
9-17 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
9-18 - Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
9-19 - Progresja, Warschau, Poland
9-20 - Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
9-21 - Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
9-23 - Legend, Milan, Italy
9-24 - Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
9-25- Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
9-26 - Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
9-27 - Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
9-29 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
9-30 - Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
10-1 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
10-2 - O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
10-3 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK
The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013's 'Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep.' The album finds the band answering the needs of their creations by utilizing the considerable versatility of each member. In addition to Ted Leonard's soaring vocals and Dave Meros' distinctive bass, Alan Morse adds autoharp, banjolele, electric sitar and mandolin to his array of instruments, drummer Jimmy Keegan takes over lead vocals on "Bennett Built a Time Machine" and Ryo expands his arsenal of keyboard sounds throughout the album. In addition, virtuoso Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album's majestic closer, "Disappear."
As with the previous album 'Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep', 'The Oblivion Particle' was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.
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