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Australian Prog Band, Caligula’s Horse, Announce Release Date for New Album, “In Contact”

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’, for release on September 15th, 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 critic, 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 16-minute album closer, ‘Graves’. This is Caligula’s Horse at their most ambitious and progressive.

The full track-listing 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 in June 2017 for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema & Pain of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances at Midsummer Prog Festival (Valkenburg, Netherlands) & Be Prog! My Friend Festival (Barcelona, Spain). To coincide with that, InsideOutMusic will reissue the band’s first two albums ‘Moments From Ephemeral City’ & ‘The Tide, the Thief & River’s End’ on the 16th June 2017 as CD & digital download. Listen to streams of two tracks from the reissues below:

‘The City Has No Empathy’ taken from ‘Moments From Ephemeral City’: https://youtu.be/pTsodd6Sqvk

‘All Is Quiet By The Wall’ taken from ‘The Tide, the Thief & River’s End’: https://youtu.be/DaHvrSUBxao

The band’s latest album ‘Bloom’ was released last year and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band’s momentum build so steadily and confidently.

Caligula’s Horse are:

Jim Grey – lead vocals
Sam Vallen – lead guitar
Adrian Goleby – guitar
Dave Couper – bass & vocals

Josh Griffin – drums

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Seminal Southern California Punks CH3 Return with New Album; ‘Put ‘Em Up’ Out August 18

Seminal Southern California punk rock band CH3 have announced the August 18th release of ‘Put ‘Em Up’, their first complete album of news songs in over 15 years.

A new song titled “Not That It Matters” is now streaming exclusively on OC Weekly: http://www.ocweekly.com/music/ch-3-whets-our-appetite-for-their-first-full-album-in-decades-with-not-that-it-matters-8137235.

The track is also available now as a free download at https://www.toneden.io/ch3/post/channel-3-not-that-it-matters-official-audio.

The album announcement is timed with the long-running band’s appearance at this weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, NV (Sat. May 27 @ Beauty Bar) where they will play alongside The Mr. T Experience.

CH3 is also one of the dozens of acts scheduled to perform at It’s Not Dead 2 on August 26 in San Bernardino, CA.

In between festival dates, the band will play a series of shows in Denver, CO, El Prado, NM and Albuquerque in June.See dates below.

Contemporaries of fellow So Cal punks Social Distortion, Bad Religion, T.S.O.L., Circle Jerks, etc., CH3 has been steadily touring the world since first forming in Cerritos, CA in 1980.

With ‘Put ‘Em Up’, CH3 has delivered a career-defining album. Written and recorded in the wary post-election days of 2017, the collection of 10 songs are connected as a tightly focused novella, a ‘concept album’ by nature of the timeframe and frame of mind that it was recorded in.

A timely and urgent commentary on current events, with lyrics inspired by the clean, visceral, and cinematic writings of Jim Harrison (“Legends Of The Fall”), some of the songs reference back to the band’s earlier political works such as “Manzanar”, as those concerns seem more relevant than ever.

Other songs deal with the politics of the heart and themes that have become a trademark of the bittersweet CH3 songbook.

The music remains refined punk with traces of classic ’77 Brit to 80’s hardcore, power pop rock, which combined, make up the CH3 sound.

‘Put ‘Em Up’ was produced by Jay Lansford (Agent Orange) and features artwork by esteemed artist Lucky Nakazawa. The album will be released via all digital retailers and on vinyl through TKO Records.

Album pre-orders will launch soon.

Upcoming shows:

May 27 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV (Punk Rock Bowling)

Jun 23 Streets Of London Pub Denver, CO

Jun 24 Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership El Prado, NM

Jun 25 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM

Aug 26 Glen Helen Amphitheater formerly San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA (It’s Not Dead)

Track Listing

1. Model Citizen

2. Water & Time

3. Put ‘Em Up

4. She Never Wanted

5. Half The Day

6. Not That It Matters

7. God You Deserve

8. Blue Skies

9. All The Night

10. Take Me To Your Leader

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