Ghost Cult caught up with progressive music legend and keyboardist/producer Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, ex-Dream Theater) to chat all about this new solo album, out this week, September 18th, via InsideOut Music. Derek discussed the new album, working with special guests such as Tony Franklin, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Derek’s approach to composition, how he lays down guest tracks for bands around the world every day from his home studio, his with mentor and friend Simon Philips, covering Buddy Miles, a hint at future Sons of Apollo plans, discussing his keyboard heroes from history, and a cool story about Patrick Moraz. Pre-order the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/ThePhoenix and check out our chat. Continue reading
Devin Townsend has shared a new music video from his upcoming album Empath – The Ultimate Edition, due out on June 5th via InsideOut Music. This video is part of some of the brand new visuals that make up the accompaniment to Devin’s stunning 5.1 mix that is contained on this new version of “Empath”, and was created by Crystal Spotlight. Watch it now below.
The most creative force of genius in music today is writing a new album right now! Devin Townsend who has been keeping incredibly busy during the pandemic-enforced quarantine that interrupted his world tour supporting his 2019 album Empath (InsideOut Music). In the meantime, he has launched a crowdfunding campaign, started a podcast series reflecting on his entire career, and held three livestreamed concerts for charity raising thousands of dollars for frontline healthcare workers. Now Devy is starting to write a new album! Even though we are living in terrible times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading
Jakko Jakszyk, who has been the vocalist and guitarist for King Crimson since 2013, has announced he has signed a worldwide contract with InsideOut Music for the release of his forthcoming new solo album Secrets & Lies in late 2020. Jakko comments: Continue reading
Devin Townsend has announced he will release Empath The Ultimate Edition announced for release on June 5th 2020, via InsideOut Music. This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus discs across 2 CDs, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more. It also features the full Empath Documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary & more. The four discs sit inside a beautiful art-book that contains new liner notes and images from the making of the album.
Devin Townsend has announced via a post to social media that the remaining dates of the Empath (InsideOut Music) Tour are postponed due to fears from the Coronavirus. Citing a variety of factors, including show cancellations, and the fact that more than half of his crew is European or from the UK, continuing was out of the question. Devy hopes to make up the dates at some point and went on to say that the tour had been the best yet in the USA for him and that is possible, fans can purchase leftover tour merch via Devin’s official webstore (www.omerch.com). Continue reading
Dream Theater, who previously sold out of all of their Bar Stool Warrior beer at their events surrounding the release of their Distance Over Time (InsideOut Music), their beer will again be available at select venues on their upcoming tour! Created in a partnership with Barrier Brewing Company, the beer will be available at select venues on the upcoming leg of their US tour. The pilsner, Barstool Warrior, has been sold-out since it was first introduced this past summer. Recently, another 300 cases have been brewed and will be available in New York and New Jersey stores in the near future. Attendees of the concert in Albany at the Palace Theater on October 12th will be able to buy Barstool Warrior at the concert, another career first for the band. More venues on the current tour that will have the beer are expected to be announced at a later date. More information on Barstool Warrior and Barrier Brewing Co. can be found at the link below. Dream Theater is back on the road in North America on the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory. Continue reading
Devin Townsend will finally embark on a full-band tour of Europe to support his new album Empath (InsideOut Music) that released earlier in 2019. His solo band includes many contributors to the album such as Mike Keneally, Morgan Agren, Nathan Navarro, Che Aimee Dorval, Diego Tejeida and Markus Reuter. Watch the video from Devy below for the full announcement. Continue reading
Boston’s Bent Knee has shred their brand new music video for the track ‘Bone Rage’, from the bands’ upcoming new album You Know What They Mean, Oct. 11th, via InsideOutMusic. Their North American tour with Thank You Scientist kicks off On Nov. 7th! Watch the video now! Continue reading
Dream Theater, riding high on their 2019 release of Distance Over Time (InsideOut Music) and their 20th anniversary live tours supporting Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory, the band has announced new tour dates of Europe for early 2020. The band will perform again in the “Evening with…” format. The 28-date leg will see the band traverse 16 countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many more. Full dates are below and information on tickets for all upcoming shows, as well as VIP packages, can be found below. Tickets go on sale at 10 am BST on Friday 13th September. Continue reading