In case it wasn’t somehow made clear in our year-end retrospective, myself and the site contributors all kinda dig the musicians who contribute to Steven Wilson‘s solo CDs. One of those musicians is bassist Nick Beggs, who has stepped out of the shadows to lead his own project called The Mute Gods. They’ve recently released an album called Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, which features Steven Wilson bandmate Marco Minnemann on drums. You can visit the band’s online haven here, and purchase the new album here.
And, if what we played from The Mute Gods on the show wasn’t enough, I strategically left the track “Father Daughter” out of the playlist, because there is a video for that song you can check out! Hear it below.
Next up is a lesser known up-and-comer from the New York area called Dream Theater. This young band of somewhat talented individuals will be releasing The Astonishing on Friday, and you can check out the second single from the album below.
Next up, we travel across the Pacific Ocean, stopping at Hawaii for a nice vacation, perhaps with a few days then in New Zealand, and finally arrive in Australia, the home of Voyager! They’ve put out a video of new music in advance of some dates in their homeland, as well as Europe, and that info can be found in the video, so enjoy the new music!
Finally, a pair of album announcements, with Knifeworld set to release Bottled Out of Eden on April 22nd, and Long Distance Calling releasing Trips on April 29th. I’m sure we’ll have more news on those in the coming months.
It Bites – Oh My God
The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Steven Wilson – My Book of Regrets
Dream Theater – Moment of Betrayal
Ioannis Anastassakis – Orbital Attempt*
Voyager – Misery is Only Company
Knifeworld – I Can Teach You How to Lose a Fight
The Mute Gods – Nightschool For Idiots
Eric Gillette – Above the Sky
Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire
Might Could – Not Every Song Finds a Name
Big Big Train – Lost Rivers of London
Deep Purple – Fireball
Long Distance Calling – The Figrin D’an Boogie
The Mute Gods – Praying to a Mute God
Echoes – Rude Awakening
Steven Wilson – Don’t Hate Me^
Kansas – Bringing It Back
Marillion – Neverland*
The Mute Gods – Your Dark Ideas
Tesla – Freedom Slaves
Moon Safari – Heartland
Bad Salad – Crowded Sky
Rush – The Necromancer
The Mute Gods – Last Man on Earth