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Published on 17th June 2015

Spock’s Beard reveal album artwork and more


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In April we revealed that Spock’s Beard would be releasing their latest studio album towards the end of August 2015 – followed by a series of European tour dates. Today the band announce that their twelfth studio album The Oblivion Particle is set for release on the 21st August 2015 – through InsideOut Music

“According to bassist Dave Meros, it’s not a matter of how much the new album recalls past Spock’s material, but how much it differs. “I think the opening track ‘Tides of Time’ is classic Spock’s in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different. That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us.”

Spock’s Beard’s forthcoming new studio album ‘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, Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album’s majestic closer, “Disappear.”

Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle [thumb]TRACK LISTING
01. Tides of Time (7:45)
02. Minion ((6:53)
03. Hell’s Not Enough (6:23)
04. Bennett Built a Time Machine (6:52)
05. Get Out While You Can (4:55)
06. A Better Way To Fly (8:57)
07. The Center Line (7:05)
08. To Be Free Again (10:24)
09. Disappear (6:36)

As with the band’s 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.

The band also recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. The band will be joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.

The Oblivion Particle Tour Dates:
16/09/15: Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
17/09/15: De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
18/09/15: Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
19/09/15: Progresja, Warschau, Poland
20/09/15: Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
21/09/15: Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
23/09/15: Legend, Milan, Italy
24/09/15: Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
25/09/15: Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
26/09/15: Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
27/09/15: Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
29/09/15: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
30/09/15: Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
01/10/15: The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
02/10/15: O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
03/10/15: Club Academy, Manchester, UK

Spock's Beard Tour Poster 2015

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