Fans of the progressive persuasion take notice because you might want to make a trip to Barcelona next summer. The Spanish Be Prog! My Friend festival has announced its line-up and it's looking delicious. Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, Camel, Meshuggah, Katatonia, Riverside, Ihsahn and Alcest. 2016 will see Be Prog! My Friend co-headlined by Steven Wilson and fellow progressive heavyweights Opeth. And that is only the beginning for the third edition.
Progressive rock mastermind Steven Wilson has just announced his new album, very shortly after previously releasing Hand. Cannot. Erase., their newest album. The 22nd of January will see the release of a new Steven Wilson album, 4 ½, so titled because it forms an interim release between Steven's recently released fourth album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and the next studio album.
Steven Wilson just released a new video for the song "Routine" taken from his latest masterpiece Hand. Cannot. Erase. The video was directed by Jess Cope from http://www.owlhousestudios.com/ who has previously worked with Steven in other videos such as "Drive Home" and "The Raven That Refused To Sing". This song features the lovely voice of Ninet Tayeb as well. Watch the animated video below and rejoice.
After receiving very positive feedback for his brilliant 2015 album, Hand. Cannot. Erase., Steven Wilson was awarded the Album Of The Year award, the Commercial Breakthrough award and The Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award at this year's Progressive Music Awards held in London, UK. Following these awards, Wilson was crowned prog rock king as he continues to find solo success.
Good news were promised, and good news were delivered by Aviv Geffen, mastermind of Blackfield, earlier today. It seems that both Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, ex-Blackfield) and Alan Parsons will be featured in the next Blackfield album. The band has posted a photo from a February 2015 recording session for album number #5, with no extra information given about which capacity they are participating in. It will also re-introduce the co-operation between successful Englishman Steven Wilson and Israeli Aviv Geffen in an album.
Steven Wilson has just released a new video for a song from his upcoming album Hand. Cannot. Erase. to be released on the 2nd of March via Kscope. The song is called "Perfect Life" and the video was directed by Youssef Nassar. You can stop what you are doing and give it a listen down here! After much anticipation, what did you think of this first taste?
While we're still waiting to hear a song from Steven Wilson's new record Hand. Cannot. Erase., the second leg of the band's 2015 Hand Cannot Erase Tour has been announced and will cover the United States and Canada. Before that, Steven Wilson will also tour in Europe in support of the new record. More dates will be announced soon but check out the new shows confirmed here.
Slowly, we begin to know more about Steven Wilson's upcoming fourth solo album. We already knew that it would be called Hand. Cannot. Erase. and now the cover artwork and tracklist have also been unveiled. The record is due for release via Kscope on the following dates: February 27th in Germany, March 2nd in the UK and rest of the world, and 3rd of March in the US and Canada. The cover photography is courtesy of Lasse Hoile. Take a peek below!
Steven Wilson has announced that he will embark on a UK and European tour in March and April 2015 to coincide with the release of his awaited fourth solo album that we now know will be called Hand. Cannot. Erase. and is due for release in March 2015 on Kscope. Full details about the upcoming album will be revealed shortly. Below you can see his upcoming shows.
Here is a nice gesture. Steven Wilson and friend Mariusz Duda (Riverside, Lunatic Soul) have teamed up to record a song together, and for a very special reason. Alec Wildey, a fan and member of the Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson street teams, has passed away after battling a cancer of the lymphatic system and liver cancer at the age of just 26. With a short time left, Alec emailed Steven Wilson to ask if it was possible that his two favourite musicians could set one of his poems, "The Old Peace" to music. To honor him, the song "The Old Peace" with Alec's lyrics is now available for purchase and download. All profits go to raising money for cancer charities.
As you know, Steven Wilson is working on the follow-up to his latest solo album The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). And now here is something to whet your appetite for the new record. Steven Wilson is recording his new album at AIR Studios with his band. The album will be released in February 2015. Below you find a 6-minute short by Lasse Hoile of Steven Wilson and band working at AIR Studios last month, including previews of the new album as a work in progress.
As he mentioned before, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Storm Corrosion) plans to have one final performance with the side band and project Blackfield, then he will leave the band to focus on his solo career. The final show will happen next week, in New York City at the Best Buy Theater on the 1st of May, and will be his farewell and thank you to the band and fans. Aviv Geffen will continue recording and touring as Blackfield with new collaborators.
Rejoice Steven Wilson fans because the prog genius will begin working on a new solo album to follow The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). The recordings of the new offering should happen this year and you can expect new tours next year.
Steven Wilson has recently revealed the new video for the song "Drive Home" directed by Jess Cope who previously directed the video for "The Raven That Refused To Sing" and Storm Corrosion's "Drag Ropes" as well. Watch the beautifully crafted video right here. The song is from his latest solo album The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories).
British progressive rock multi-instrumentialist Steven Wilson is pleased to announce that he and his band will be doing their first shows in Australia in early October. There will be three shows: in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. They will be performing material from his 3 solo releases, focusing predominantly on his latest album, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), released on February this year.