Legendary progressive-rockers Spock’s Beard are pleased to announce that their brand new 12th studio album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ is set for release on the 21st August 2015.
According to bassist Dave Meros, it’s not a matter of how much the new album recalls past Spock’s material, but how much it differs. “I think the opening track 'Tides of Time' is classic Spock's in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different. That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us.”
Spock’s Beard’s forthcoming new studio album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ is the follow-up to 2013’s Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep. The album finds the band answering the needs of their creations by utilizing the considerable versatility of each member.
In addition to Ted Leonard's soaring vocals and Dave Meros' distinctive bass, Alan Morse adds autoharp, banjolele, electric sitar and mandolin to his array of instruments, drummer Jimmy Keegan takes over lead vocals on “Bennett Built a Time Machine” and Ryo expands his arsenal of keyboard sounds throughout the album. In addition, Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album’s majestic closer, “Disappear.”
01. Tides of Time (7:45)
02. Minion (6:53)
03. Hell's Not Enough (6:23)
04. Bennett Built a Time Machine (6:52)
05. Get Out While You Can (4:55)
06. A Better Way To Fly (8:57)
07. The Center Line (7:05)
08. To Be Free Again (10:24)
09. Disappear (6:36)
As with the band’s previous album ‘Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep,’ ‘The Oblivion Particle’ was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold.
The album will be released as a CD (standard and special edition,) Vinyl and via download. Pre-order info coming soon!