Archive for September, 2016

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts have confirmed more headline dates on the forthcoming UK tour in November with special guests Vice Squad, with some venues already close to selling out..  The band, formed by Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy & The Almighty also includes Gary Sullivan on drums, from post Almighty band SiC), and Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission/Peter Murphy), and on bass Richard Vernon of Mark’s old band The Mission completing the lineup..  After a fantastic debut tour in early 2016 opening for the legendary Stiff Little Fingers, Ricky and the band are delighted to announce their first ever headline tour.

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The dates are in support of Ricky’s two solo albums released in February on Nuclear Blast Entertainment entitled “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” and “Hearts on Trees” (links below)

Ricky Warwick: “We can’t wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests, I’ve been a fan of Beki and the boys since their debut album No Cause For Concern. It’s gonna be a helluva of an evening!”

Nov 11 PWLLHELI, HARD ROCK HELL FESTIVAL N. WALES (SOLD OUT)
Nov 12 BIRMINGHAM, ACADEMY 3 UK
Nov 13 SHEFFIELD, ACADEMY 2 UK
Nov 15 LEICESTER, ACADEMY 2
Nov 16 EDINBURGH, BANNERMANS SCOTLAND UK
Nov 17 NEWCASTLE, RIVERSIDE UK
Nov 18 CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS UK
Nov 19 GRIMSBY, YARDBIRDS UK
Nov 20 NORWICH, WATERFRONT UK
Nov 22 LONDON, ISLINGTON ACADEMY UK
Nov 23 OXFORD, ACADEMY 2 UK
Nov 24 SUTTON IN ASHFIELD – THE DIAMOND UK
Nov 26 TROON, WINTER STORM FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND UK
DEC 02 ST ALBANS, THE HORN UK
Dec 04 TRECCO BAY – PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL S. WALES (SOLD OUT)

Tickets available now [CLICK HERE]..

Also check out the ‘Celebrating Sinking’ video with Ricky and the band, featured on the new album “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” out now on Nuclear Blast:

Also check out MGT & Ricky Warwick on ‘Drive & Forget’, featured on the new MGT album ‘Volumes’.. here’s a special ‘Fighting Heartz’ hard rock mix not featured on the CD:

For more info check out the Ricky Warwick & Fighting Hearts Facebook page

Ricky Warwick Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rickywarwickofficial/

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“Mark is a friend, and the stars were aligned… it was the right song at the right time”Ville Valo

MGT’s cover of ABBA classic ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ with Ville Valo of HIM was released as a single on SPV records back in April this year, with an accompanying video shot & directed by noted videographer Ville Juurikkala.. now 6 months later the video has now surpassed over ONE MILLION views! We’d both like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fans out there for enjoying the video and for buying the single and the MGT ‘Volumes’ album, which also features the full length version, given a dark brooding hard rock twist by Thwaite & Valo!

“I’d had an inspiration to record a dark and brooding version of ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ a few years ago.. the solo album was in the works during last summer, so I recorded the music for it, lovingly reconstructing the parts and melodies based on the ABBA version, and then sent the completed music demo to Ville, who came back with his fantastic vocals, perfect for the song..” Mark Gemini Thwaite

‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ single edit is available on iTunes and Amazon [HERE]

MGT ‘Volumes’ including full version of KMKY available on CD / MP3 at these links:

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Just in: MGT INTERVIEW in TONE REPORT WEEKLY

Check out this weeks issue of Tone Report Weekly magazine with a deep dive 12 page feature interview discussing  MGT’s new album & career, the Schecter Guitars MGT Signature model and the relaunched Dirty Chorus pedal by Pro Tone Pedals! Click on cover image below…

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http://www.magazine.tonereport.com/mag/0804920001474050675?page=20

MGT ENDORSED BY MESA BOOGIE AMPLIFICATION

In other news, MGT is proud to confirm his endorsement by legendary California premium amplifcation company MESA BOOGIE.. Thwaite has played various Mesa amps since the last 1990s and continues to rate them as his favourite amps bar none! Click on image..

MGT plays Mesa Boogie amplifiers

http://mesaboogie.com/artist/mark-gemini-thwaite.html

MGT is also proud to play SEYMOUR DUNCAN pickups and effects pedals.. the MGT Signature model has Mark’s choice of Duncan JB and Alnico Pro II pickups..  check out the MGT artist page on the Seymour Duncan website [here]

Seymour Duncan

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Renowned US boutique guitar pedal company ProTone Pedals have teamed up with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, announcing their latest addition to their signature artist roster.. the MGT Dirty Chorus is a tweaked out evolution of the Raven Dirty Chorus, only this handwired version is optimized for guitar frequencies with an overhauled amp-like drive circuit, making it all his own.

MGT – known for his work with the likes of goth rockers like The Mission and Peter Murphy, Trip Hop svengali Tricky, classic rock & rollers like Thin Lizzy’s Ricky Warwick and The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and known in industrial circles for his collaborations with Revolting Cocks and Gary Numan, had this to say:

“My friend the late Paul Raven of Killing Joke came up with the original concept of the Raven Dirty Chorus back in 2007 – while we were working on the Mob Research debut album – and almost a decade since his untimely passing, I’m proud to announce the relaunch of this brilliant pedal with a few MGT refinements and an updated circuit! Thanks to Protone for making this dream a reality”

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Protone MGT Dirty Chorus handwired pedal [click on image]

Check out MGT demoing the vintage chorus tones with full bodied tube-inspired overdrive and wobbly tremolo with his Schecter MGT Signature Solo-II guitar (also shipping this October) on the link below. The pedal is available to order now! https://protonepedals.com/product/mgt-dirty-chorus/

JUST IN: MGT CAMEO IN NEW < P I G > VIDEO

Raymond Watts of UK industrial legends <PIG> recently contributed vocals on MGT’s latest solo album ‘Volumes’, and this was just one of many songs that the pair wrote together over the last few years. More of these collaborations now appear on the latest PIG album ‘The Gospel’, released this month on Metropolis records. Check out the MGT cameo in the latest video for ‘Found in Filth’ below, co-written by Thwaite:

In other news: check out these recent interviews with MGT featured in Revista The 13th online magazine, and Interview in Italian Ascension magazine (print).

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