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    Posted: January 27 2008 at 07:28

MAGENTA RELEASE METAMORPHOSIS ON APRIL 21ST

 

Tigermoth Records are proud to announce the release of Metamorphosis, the fourth studio album from Magenta on April 21st. 

Without abandoning the sense of melody and dynamics that remain the Magenta trademark, Metamorphosis sees the band taking a darker, more intense path with powerful, sometimes disturbing subject matter.

 

“I think this album is going to surprise a lot of people, “says Rob Reed “It will challenge many people’s preconceptions of what Magenta are, and what we are capable of musically. Most of it was written on guitar, so some of the material is heavier than before, whilst retaining most of the elements of the Magenta sound.

 

The album also marks the band’s return to long-form pieces of music, with two 20 minute-plus songs, namely Metamorphosis, the title track, a disturbing tale of a serial killer with a split personality, and the album opener The Ballad of Samuel Layne, which follows the thoughts of a soldier in the World War One trenches as he prepares to go into battle. 

 

Rob also comments that with guitars and real strings dominating the arrangements there are fewer keyboards than previous albums: “Watch out for some brilliant performances on the record.” He says. “Christina’s vocals are just astonishing, Tim Robinson delivers a virtuoso performance on drums and Chris Fry has pushed the bar even higher than usual with some amazing lead guitar. I have no doubt that this is, by far, our finest album to date.”

 

The album was recorded at Big Studios in South Wales, and mixed by Rob Reed and Tim Lewis at the legendary Rockfield Studios near Monmouth in Wales.  Rob has written all the music with lyrics by Steve Reed and the stunning artwork is by Killustrations.

 

The album will be released on April 21st, but will be available from March 22nd from the Magenta shop via www.magenta-web.com .  Watch out for an exclusive special pre-order offer to be announced shortly.  Regular video updates and sound clips to follow on the website over the next few weeks.

 

A trailer for the album can be viewed at::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5vGSBX4HTk

 

Footage from the mixing session at Rockfield can be seen at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mitMGaKjo2w

 

Album Information:

 

Track listing:
1.The.Ballad.Of.Samuel.Layne.[20:17]
2.Prekestolen.[03:43]
3.Metamorphosis.[23:15]
4.Blind.Faith.[6:01]
 
Lead Vocals: Christina
Keyboards, guitars, bass, recorder, backing vocals: Rob Reed
Drums: Tim Robinson
Lead Guitar: Chris Fry
Detuned guitar: Martin Rosser
Uilleann Pipes: Troy Donockley
Backing vocals: Stephan Rhys Williams 

Contact details; magenta.web@btinternet.com
www.magenta-web.com
www.myspace.com/magentauk
 

 

 

 

 

 

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That is one dark album cover.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2008 at 12:29
Really disturbing. Quite the departure, but I'm so glad they've shied away from the cheesy Photoshop effects in their old logo and gone with a plain cool font. Never saw the need to make their logo color Magenta. Thought it was too predictable and trite.

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Well, it's not a metal album, exactly - but it's a tad metallic in places. Infact, the indie riock influences are more pronounced than the metal ones! 
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Taken from http://www.magenta-web.com/
 

Tigermoth Records are proud to announce the release of Metamorphosis, the fourth studio album from Magenta on April 21st.

Without abandoning the sense of melody and dynamics that remain the Magenta trademark, Metamorphosis sees the band taking a darker, more intense path with powerful, sometimes disturbing subject matter.

“I think this album is going to surprise a lot of people, “says Rob Reed “It will challenge many people’s preconceptions of what Magenta are, and what we are capable of musically. Most of it was written on guitar, so some of the material is heavier than before, whilst retaining most of the elements of the Magenta sound.”

The album also marks the band’s return to long-form pieces of music, with two 20 minute-plus songs, namely Metamorphosis, the title track, a disturbing tale of a serial killer with a split personality, and the album opener The Ballad of Samuel Layne, which follows the thoughts of a soldier in the World War One trenches as he prepares to go into battle.

Rob also comments that with guitars and real strings dominating the arrangements there are fewer keyboards than previous albums: “Watch out for some brilliant performances on the record.” He says. “Christina’s vocals are just astonishing, Tim Robinson delivers a virtuoso performance on drums and Chris Fry has pushed the bar even higher than usual with some amazing lead guitar. I have no doubt that this is, by far, our finest album to date.”

The album was recorded at Big Studios in South Wales, and mixed by Rob Reed and Tim Lewis at the legendary Rockfield Studios near Monmouth in Wales. Rob has written all the music with lyrics by Steve Reed and the stunning artwork is by Killustrations.

The album will be released on April 21st, but will be available from March 22nd from the Magenta shop at The Magenta Shop . Watch out for a special pre-order offer to be announced soon.Regular video updates and sound clips to follow on the website over the next few weeks.

A trailer for the album can be viewed : Here
Footage from the mixing session at Rockfield can be seen at: Here

Album Information:

Track listing:
1.The.Ballad.Of.Samuel.Layne.[20:17]
2.Prekestolen.[03:43]
3.Metamorphosis.[23:15]
4.Blind.Faith.[6:01]

Lead Vocals: Christina
Keyboards, guitars, bass, recorder, backing vocals: Rob Reed
Drums: Tim Robinson
Lead Guitar: Chris Fry
Detuned guitar: Martin Rosser
Uilleann Pipes: Troy Donockley
Backing vocals: Stephan Rhys Williams

Contact details Email Magenta
Magenta website
Magenta on Myspace

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See a Preview of the album:
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 13:38
Thanks Avestin.  I haven't been to their site in several days so hadn't seen this.  I love Demons so if the album is inspired by it, it ought to be wonderful.
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