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    Posted: May 18 2009 at 14:24
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 18 May 2009 – It Bites were originally formed in 1982, when school friends Francis Dunnery, Dick Nolan and Bob Dalton met John Beck. After playing gigs at working men’s clubs and nightclubs locally for a year, the band decided to call it a day. Six months later, the musicians met by chance in a pub, and the idea of reforming was discussed. Their debut album, Big Lad In The Windmill came in July 1986 and dented the album charts at number 35. The band toured with Go West, then Marillion in late 1987, and Robert Plant in early 1988. The follow-up album Once Around The World was produced by Steve Hillage and released in March 1988. It showcased their more progressive musical influences. The band toured successfully across the UK, USA and Japan. Eat Me In St. Louis was released in 1989, but in 1990 – during the process of writing their fourth album - Dunnery announced that he was leaving It Bites. Thank You And Goodnight, a live recording, was the band’s last record which came out in August 1991.
Now back with a new album and a new guitarist/vocalist in John Mitchell (Arena, Kino, Frost*), It Bites shows that they still create some incredible music with infectious hooks.

It Bites had this to say: "It Bites are very much looking forward to working with ProgRock Records in the USA and we hope to build a good following in America so we can come over and tour.".

“I’ve been a fan of It Bites for many years, I was really excited to hear they’d be getting back together and using John Mitchell, he seemed like a good fit. I was even more excited when we had the chance to release The Tall Ships in North America. This is a great album, and I really think you’re going to love it.”, said Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records.

”The Tall Ships” is the North American ProgRock Records release from It Bites and can be found at http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=118. The album will be released in early June 2009 and available in stores on July 28, 2009 but is available for immediate pre-sale at a $2 discount.


Best Regards,
Shawn Gordon
President
ProgRock Records
www.progrockrecords.com
www.mindawn.com
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2009 at 13:28
About four songs on this CD sound like Kino. It's a decent release, maybe 3.5 stars. The problem is the middle part of the album gets a bit tedious. The last track, 'This is England', is epic though. Tremendously Prog worthy.
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