Young British progressive rockers Maschine release their second studio album 'Naturalis' today, November 18th, 2016 on InsideOutMusic. The follow-up to the band's debut 'Rubidium', is the first to feature drummer James Stewart (Vader) & keyboardist/vocalist Marie-Eve de Gaultier. The album features the singles "Night & Day" and "Megacyma".
The band launched lyric videos for 'Night & Day' and an edit of the track 'Megacyma' which you can check out below:
Night & Day: https://youtu.be/xr0oYJWIbG4
The band recently launched a series of interview clips, speaking to each of the band members.
with bassist Dan Mash, here: https://youtu.be/SExBkcsOQ7w
with Luke Machin, here: https://youtu.be/yghAvX7hjTo
The digital album, 'Naturalis', is available at these links:
The album has been receiving some great reviews already, you can find a select few below:
"A bold and brilliant step from a band long marked for progressive greatness." - Prog Magazine
"'Naturalis' is a contemporary sounding album which successfully fuses the blend of genres which is becoming the Maschine signature." - Louder Than War
"a refined and sophisticated choice with nary a note wrong that will have you ordering another round in no time. A gem." - Metal Wani
The full track-list can be found below:
1. Resistance (11:52)
2. Night And Day (5:08)
3. Make Believe (7:10)
4. Hidden In Plain Sight (7:01)
5. A New Reality (8:45)
6. Megacyma (11:46)
7. Eyes Pt.2 (Live in Veruno) (8:55)
8. Rubidium (Live in Veruno) (8:47)
Since honing their live performance whilst out on tour with Haken & Leprous in 2014, the band have been itching to get back out and are currently confirmed to play HRH Prog Festival in the UK on 17th March 2017 alongside Hawkwind, Curved Air, Hexvessel & more. More dates will be announced soon.
Luke comments of the new material: "The album reflects much more of what we are about. As a progressive band in the true sense of the term, we will never repeat ourselves and will always look to move on. But you can hear a cohesion in our style and sound. We have taken inspirations from so many different areas of music. I have taken the feelings from albums and tracks that make an impression on me, and have brought these to life in Maschine's music."
Luke Machin - guitar/vocals
Elliott Fuller - guitar
Dan Mash - bass
James Stewart - drums
Marie-Eve de Gaultier- keyboards/vocals
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