Steven Wilson recently announced that he will be headlining Loreley Festival on 13th July. The festival’s current lineup is absolutely stunning, and progressive music fans from all around the world will be making the trip to the famous Loreley Amphitheater for the two day event. The first day of the festival consists of a line up mainly selected by SW, including as his special guests the legendary French band Magma.
Also appearing on the first day are Kscope label mates The Pineapple Thief, and the excellent new band Sanguine Hum. Opeth are headlining on the second day, with The Devin Townsend Project, Caravan and more supporting. Single day, camping and weekend tickets for the festival can be purchased here.
Steven Wilson has posted a short update on his official website StevenWilsonHQ.com regarding the huge success of the European tour in March and the rehearsals for the upcoming USA/Canada/Mexico dates in April and May. He also mentions that a special vinyl release for Record Store Day will happen this year and more details will be available soon. We’ve posted his entire update below along with Hajo Mueller’s raven press conference cartoon.
A tremendous thank you to all those that came to the first European leg of The Raven that Refused To Sing tour, I can’t remember ever having had such a positive reaction to a new album before, so thank you everyone for continuing to follow my music as it continues on it’s merry and unpredictable way!
Next week we head to the USA to rehearse with our new drummer Chad Wackerman, and then to embark on 5 weeks of shows in North and South America. We’re also setting up daytime record store signing sessions in several cities (and once again there will be a special release in support of Record Store Day on 20th April, more about that shortly), so looking forward to meeting many of you out there.
We will also confirm and announce all of the European Summer festival appearances very soon.
Steven Wilson performed in Essen, Germany on 22nd March as part of the European tour to support ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)‘ and photographer Sebastien Freitag was there to take photos.
You can see some of his great shots in the gallery below. Head over to Killershots.de for the full photo gallery.
In the 30-minute interview, Steven discusses his intentions for the new album, the great response all around the globe to his solowork, adding guitarist Guthrie Govan to the lineup, working with legendary Alan Parsons, remixing 70′s rock records, the burden of aging, film score ambitions and more.
Steven’s new solo album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)‘ reached number 3 in Germany in it’s week of release. Fan sites like Anesthetize.de have certainly helped to increase Steven’s musical profile online.
Nosound announce new studio album ‘Afterthoughts’ featuring ex-Porcupine Tree drummer Chris Maitland1
Italian progressive rock band Nosound have announced their new studio album ‘Afterthoughts‘ which will be released in May on Kscope. Former Porcupine Tree and Blackfield drummer Chris Maitland contributes backing vocals and drums throughout. ‘Afterthoughts‘ is the Nosound’s fourth studio album, their first since 2009′s ‘A Sense Of Loss‘.