Spock’s Beard Reveal New Song

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Legendary progressive-rockers Spock’s Beard recently announced that their brand new 12th studio album The Oblivion Particle is set for release on the 21st August 2015, and now they are pleased to reveal the first track to be taken from the record. Fans can listen to the song Tides of Time over at Soundcloud for 7 days here!

Dave Meros previously said of the track:
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.

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, virtuoso Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album’s majestic closer, Disappear. As with the previous album, The Oblivion Particle was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.

The band also recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. The band will be joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence. The full list of dates are as follows:

16.09 – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
17.09 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
18.09 – Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
19.09 – Progresja, Warschau, Poland
20.09 – Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
21.09 – Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
23.09 – Legend, Milan, Italy
24.09 – Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
25.09 – Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
26.09 – Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
27.09 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
29.09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
30.09 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
1.10 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
2.10 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
3.10 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK

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