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    Posted: February 02 2011 at 12:59

Hi there, the new album is nearly finished, we have a huge selection of dates to support the release and its all looking and sounding dandy - but then I would say that lol.

This is just a quick note to say that there's a new Credo track that can be downloaded from our website www.credo.gb.com if any of you are interested in what we've been up to lately. The mp3 is about 23MB, so if you prefer just to listen, it's the first track on our myspace music player www.myspace/credogb. It's also on the cover CD of Classic Rock Prog Issue 14 (track 4), if you want a 'hard copy'.

I hope you like it. All the best,

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Thanks Mark. Good luck with your new album.
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I LOVE the new song!!!
I can not wait to get this!!!
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Originally posted by Credo Man Credo Man wrote:


 It's also on the cover CD of Classic Rock Prog Issue 14 (track 4), if you want a 'hard copy'.


Hi Mark,
Can't wait till April (although that is my birthday so what a present this cd will be!!)
so I ordered the magazine just for this track!
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I've just remembered I have heard your band on a free sampler CD given out at a DT gig in Newport. Must dig it out.
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Snow Dog - Hope you found it and liked it

The New album is sounding Peachy :-)
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Credo's new album "Against Reason" was released on the 11th April.
Credo are pleased to announce the release of their amazing new Studio Album "Against Reason".


The album has been reviewed on Sea of Tranquility by John O'Boyle, who thinks it is the best Credo album to date. (see below): 
The first gig with songs from this album was played at The Wesley Centre, Maltby, on the 9th April.   It was a great evening, with a very appreciative audience.  

The release of the album will be accompanied by some gigs, both in the UK and in Holland.
Saturday 16th April, IO Pages Festival, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland.
Saturday 23rd April, The Peel, Kingston-upon-Thames.
Sunday 15th May, Robin 2, Wolverhampton (Guests of The Tangent).
Thursday 19th May, Electric Garden Festival, Blackpool.
Friday 20th May, The Ferry, Glasgow (with Guests Abel Ganz & Comedy Of Errors)
Tuesday 21st June, The Borderline (Guests of Solstice)
Sunday 3rd July, Robin 2, Wolverhampton (Headline).
Sunday 7th August, Cambridge Rock Festival, Barton, Cambs.


More exciting gigs to be announced later in the year.

With the fantastic "Against Reason"  brilliant musicians, and wonderful fans.........Credo believe that "The Sky is the Limit"!

Credo: Against Reason
..........John O'Boyle writes:

"Studio album number three "Against Reason" see's British neo prog stalwarts Credo growing in strength. This is just an album of pure and sublime brilliance. The band may have take two and a half years to record and release this new album, but one thing this is for sure, the wait has been more than worth it, two and a half years that have definitely not been wasted.

The band continues to move in the realms of early Marillion, IQ and Arena, but it never becomes dull. In fact this is a band that has a story to tell and as a listener it is a story that needs to be heard. This is a band that isn't afraid to challenge and stimulate, from the opening track which features the dexterous Mike Varty inviting you into the world of Credo; "Staring at the Sun" is a anthemic song about global warming, which intelligently comments about our ability to mess things up, its sense of urgency really highlights the point and will have you singing along in no time, being a spectacular album opener. The rest of the band step up and present their case, Tim Birrell really excels here with his guitar structures; a dynamic that when it's incorporated with Mike Varty's layered keyboards makes for perfection. The icing on the cake is Mark Colton's ability to tell the story vocally, poignantly, his voice presents every emotional nuance that is displayed through the song, which is something that he does excel in. There are few vocalists out there that can tell a story and have you hanging on every word like Mark can.

"Cardinal Sins" has the band moving in darker circles topically, the whole band displays a fantastic ability to control themselves, one minute sedate, the next brooding, musically offering sound scapes that twist and turn, offering pain and sorrow. It's a piece that carries such sincerity, warmth and comfort musically, as it wraps and encompasses your senses, unlike the subject mater which is cold and callous. "Intimate Strangers" majestically struts from the speakers, rhythmically touching all the required points, the band sits in the shadows, almost voyeuristic as Mark Colton is allowed to develop his quest to build images that are almost real, you can imagine yourself being there. His moody approach really confirms the intentions of the characters, its a song that sounds less convoluted than some of the other tracks, but on repeated listening, this idea is blown out of the water, the song is just fantastically layered proving that the band can provide and play neo prog of the highest order.

"Against Reason" is a moody instrumental interlude, the calm before the storm, before the powerful and thought provoking "Insane" kicks its way into your world. A song which questions the justification of how television bombards its images of violence into everybody's safe haven day after day, the atrocities being justified by religion, a relevant and pertinent song for today's woes, which almost negates the message of the two songs "Too Late" and "To say Goodbye" presented on Rhetoric. The vocal prowess develops like a well acted conversation; each tone used being a different character, which is questioning, angry and perplexing never understanding the justifications on the whole insanity of the cause, something that the music really amplifies. This piece just twists and turns exemplifying what Credo are all about. The haunting "Reason to Live" develops the beautiful melodies that spew forth from Tim Birrell and Mart Varty's interactions, the shortest piece on the album, ethereal and sedate confirming that Credo's songs don't have to epic in proportion to be classy.

"Conspiracy" along with "Ghosts of Yesterday" utilize the might lyrical power of the band, cleverly playing with words, "When all that's left is hear say, truth masquerades as lies, disarmingly economic with the facts, you fill them full of half truths, an illusion of the mind, confuse them with coincidence" words that collude, building their own conspiracy's, as does the music. Mike Varty underpins the whole movement with fantastic dexterous keyboard wizardry whilst the rest of the band weaves in and out of the meter and timbre with excitement, succinctly hitting those perfect tones that they are renowned for. "Ghosts of Yesterday" powerfully builds a picture of society that has imploded in on itself, the will to battle or change, lost, the cycle repeating itself, "Village of the living dead, can't be arsed get out of bed, waste the day get out your head never see the new world out there". The approach used here really confirms what Credo are all about, perfection in emotion, musically and lyrically, never afraid to challenge the listener, a song that will have you talking, a song that will draw you repeatedly back for another listen, never really sure as to whether what you have just witnessed was real, being the perfect musical bookend to the album opener "Staring at the Sun", which to be perfectly honest is what will happen when you have hear this seventy minute nirvana of neo prog. The statement of intent of the band is that powerful.

Musically Tim Birrell touches on all the musical notations that I love in music, his playing is passionate, emotive and very impressive, whilst bassist Jim Murdoch frenetically runs his digits all over his bass fretboard, never getting chance to breathe, punctuating precisely along with drummer Martin Meads, whilst Mike Varty builds his layered tones, that swirl, twist and turn in your head, being perfectly married with the might and rather awesome vocal presentation of Mark Colton.

Where the band goes from here I'm not to sure? What I do know though, is that on the strength of the progression of each of their album's recorded, album number four maybe something to behold. 2011 and prog is starting to gather pace with intelligent and stunning albums, something that Credo should be proud of, as they are a part of this and its albums like this that are keeping the genre alive".
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PRESS RELEASE
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9th May 2011)

250 YEARS AND JUST GETTING TO THE TOP OF THEIR GAME :
COULD CREDO BE “
THE BEST BAND YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF”…?

Credo’s Third Album ‘AGAINST REASON’ released in April is setting the Progressive Rock world alight and thoroughly deserves a wider audience.

With over 250 years between the members of the band, what is so special about Credo that they are still going strong after twenty years as a band, with "Against Reason" only their third album?

 “We’re just a bunch of old farts living our dream, trying to make great music and have some fun!” says lead vocalist Mark Colton. “It’s just the greatest buzz that we are now getting played with - and being compared to – our musical heroes after all this time…”

Perhaps it’s something to do with the diversity in the band, with five totally different and very interesting characters, coming together just to create amazing music. They are a democracy (when they’re not on the verge of killing each other…); all contribute to the end result, which is probably a bit of a rarity in itself!  And the end result is – energetic, vibrant, melodic rock with intricate and lush soundscapes, lyrical challenges and powerful melodies.

Credo just get a huge amount of pleasure making great music; they love playing in front of live audiences. And it shows. 

A bit of a niche in the Progressive Rock firmament, a Credo show is pure entertainment. Lead vocalist, Mark Colton, is a natural showman, who weaves the story and pulls the emotion out of every song. With a comedian’s twinkle and gift for the gab, he never fails to rouse the audience between songs as well as during, with his conversational narratives never wandering very far from the knuckle.

Mike Varty is the band’s adulterer. Well-known in the Progressive Rock world for his contribution to a number of bands, he is just a keyboard tart. An instinctive musician with enviable skill, Mike is seemingly effortless and compelling on stage. His playing makes for stunning soundscapes which are totally captivating. Mike also has a fantastic ear and talent for arrangement and is the Producer of the Credo albums. Sickening isn’t it…?

The ‘Rocking Troll’, Tim Birrell might be small in stature, but what he can get out of a guitar is truly enormous. Tim is an extraordinary player; he looks as if he is on a walk in the park as his fingers fly over the strings. But whatever the technicalities of his phenomenal skill, Tim just makes the guitar sing in a very rare way indeed.  Tim is also the band’s conscience and is compelled to message the world in the diverse subject matter of the songs.

As Phil Collins always says (and he would wouldn’t he..?) a band is only as good as its rhythm section. And with Jim Murdoch (Bass) and Martin Meads (Drums), it doesn’t come much better. As someone said recently “They are tighter than a goldfish’s chuff!”

Jim is the band dreamer and many a fine concept has emanated from his head and heart. Jim's signature melodic baseline is also almost like a third lead instrument at times, as well as providing a sturdy backdrop for the band.

Martin is known to have four arms. You only ever see two of them, but most people agree that the other two must be secreted about his person somewhere. Martin does far more than laying down the beat (sometimes ignoring it altogether…), making an invaluable contribution to the overall structure of the band and an energetic and exciting spectacle on stage.

In conclusion, the five of them have all been around the block a bit; they’ve had more than their fair share of personal tragedy as well as triumph, but when asked what they want to achieve, they all still believe that the sky is the limit!

Five middle aged men in a rock band? It’s what fantasies are made of. And this is a band which is just beginning to realise its full potential.

With Against Reason, they are attracting new fans on a daily basis. Catch them now before the rheumatism well and truly sets in…

NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. ENQUIRIES : Jill Lerner, Tel : 07702 230856 E-mail:gillian.lerner@hotmail.com

    E-mail : info@credo.gb.com.

  1. Full biography, downloads and press ready photographs available. Interviews with band members can be arranged.

3. Further information at www.credo.gb.com.


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