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    Posted: November 29 2012 at 16:18
Adding to list of big names coming next year is Spock's Beard, whose anticipated new album, the first without drummer/singer Nick D'Virglio, is arriving next March.


Pre-orders are to start November 30th, 2012 and more info will be posted then.


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Ooh, exciting news!

I'm not the biggest fan of the Enchant singer they've now got (bit too draining to listen to!), but there's enough talent in the band for them to carry on, so I'll definately be grabbing this newie!

X will be a hard act to follow, the best of the `D'Virgilio' albums!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

`D'Virgilio'

D'Vriglio, D'Virglio, what's the difference?! Embarrassed

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Did I spell his name wrong?! I hope not, I just put up a review a day ago for the album Nick appears on `Mystery - The World Is A Game' and wrote his surname like that several times!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Did I spell his name wrong?! I hope not, I just put up a review a day ago for the album Nick appears on `Mystery - The World Is A Game' and wrote his surname like that several times!

No, I did! LOL

I thought you had noticed, hence the quotes. 
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Excellent news, even though I'm not expect all that much.
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Originally posted by Andy Webb


Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Did I spell his name wrong?! I hope not, I just put up a review a day ago for the album Nick appears on `Mystery - The World Is A Game' and wrote his surname like that several times!

No, I did! LOL
I thought you had noticed, hence the quotes. 


Oh, no, not at all Andy lol! I wasn't having a go at you, and I sure didn't spot any spelling mistake at all! Now I'll be sure to scan all your posts for spelling errors!

I think I was just trying to emphasise the four albums with Nick as the singer!

OK, confusion over!

Can I ask you guys....Do you feel there is any bad blood between Nick and the remaining Spock's Beard guys? I just found it confusing that he left the band due to having no time commitments due to his Cirque Du Soleil work, yet, amongst other appearances, he found the time to do all the drumming on the recent Mystery and Big Big Train albums. Unless I didn't look close enough, he didn't thank the Spock's guys in the credits on either album too.

Am I just `reading between the lines' too much and finding something that's not really there?!
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As far as I know, and what I remember from the press release, there's no bad blood at all. Nick seemed to have left on good terms and they certainly rebounded quickly.
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The teaser sounds great! Mr. Leonard works as a replacement for Nick D'Virgilio and the band sounds tight!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SMSM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2012 at 15:37
I like the Enchant vocalist and the stuff Enchant did,
Thanks for the information as I was not too impressed with the material after Neil Morse left
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Has anyone mentioned that the new Beard cd will be called Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2013 at 07:41
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

 

Can I ask you guys....Do you feel there is any bad blood between Nick and the remaining Spock's Beard guys? I just found it confusing that he left the band due to having no time commitments due to his Cirque Du Soleil work, yet, amongst other appearances, he found the time to do all the drumming on the recent Mystery and Big Big Train albums. Unless I didn't look close enough, he didn't thank the Spock's guys in the credits on either album too.

Am I just `reading between the lines' too much and finding something that's not really there?!

I'll say this, I certainly haven't heard anything to confirm, but I had the same thought process myself.  For not having enough time, he sure found time for a bunch of other projects.  Maybe it's the difference between recording something with a project and touring with them as well.  My understanding is that the tour requirements was part of the issue behind the split.  Maybe it's a Portney type thing, they wanted to move on, he needed time.

I think you're right though, I think there's something more that we aren't privy to.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:44
i like the album cover.looks pretty nice  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:50
Saw that today myself, Martin, and thought `ooooh, pretty prog rock cover' lol!

Hoping this now gets a vinyl edition like the previous album!

Damn that's a wordy and pretentious album title, though! Along with the cover, I love it, just totally screams prog rock and proud of it!
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For Immediate Release
Prog Legends Spock's Beard Film New Video In Support Of Newly Released Album 
'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep'
Los Angeles, CA - Prog legends Spock's Beard, in support of their newly released and critically acclaimed album, 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep', are filming a video for the track “Submerged.” The three-day shoot is based in Los Angeles, and inside sources say it is a full-on music spectacle! Released on April 2nd, 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep', marks the return of Spock's Beard to the InsideOut Music label, and the two-disc set has been garnering rave reviews from fans and critics alike worldwide.

Founding band member Alan Morse comments about the video: “'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep' is a new and exciting direction for us, and when we read the director's treatment for the video, we immediately knew we had found the perfect person to help us bring our musical vision to the screen. It is equal parts performance and concept, and  there will be as many twists and turns in the video as there are in our music. You'll never hear 'Submerged' the same way again.

In their 20 years together, Spock's Beard have built a reputation for invention, musicality and sheer restive energy. Yet perhaps nothing they have done before can properly prepare you for their 11th studio album. 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep' is an album that will constantly surprise. Featuring the recording debut of long-time tour drummer Jimmy Keegan (Santana), and vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard (Enchant, Thought Chamber), it also sees the return of a familiar name to the song-writing credits - Neal Morse, who has co-written two tracks, his first since leaving the band more than a decade ago. 

Gary Brown of Classic Rock Radio Dot EU raves about Spock's Beard's 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep', “Perfect album from start to finish...one of the best hard rock/mainstream prog albums I've heard in a long time!” Ytsejam touts, “In the end, it is the Spock's Beard album we all have been waiting for, as Morse, Meros, Okumoto, Leonard and Keegan have produced another excellent offering of musical mayhem. A true testament to what progressive rock is in the 21st Century and beyond.”

Co-produced by Alan Morse, Rich Mouser and John Boegehold, 'Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep' is described by Meros as, “quirky, edgy, and reminding us a little bit of older times in the band, but also taking us further forward.” In regards to the song the band is filming the video to, “Submerged”, Dave explains, “Ted had originally written and recorded this for his solo album 'Way Home' (released in 2007), and it's a real stadium rocker. We've adapted it to our own sound but stayed faithful to Ted's original arrangement. I wouldn't say it's strictly Prog Rock, but fits what we do and is a great song.”

Spock's Beard Is:
Alan Morse - guitar, vocals
Dave Meros - bass guitar, vocals, keyboards
Ryo Okumoto - keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Keegan - drums, vocals
Ted Leonard - vocals, guitar

In closing Dave has this to impart about 'Brief Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep', “I am proud of what we've done. I believe this is the way Spock's Beard should sound in 2013.”

Spock's Bears 'Brief Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep' (2CD)(INO0647-2)


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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