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MGT band 2018: From left to right: Jared Shavelson (BoySetsFire), Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rich Vernon (The Mission)

MGT pays tribute to fallen hero Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots with an emotionally raw cover of STP No.4 classic deep-cut “Atlanta,” found on the new MGT album ‘Gemini Nyte’. The band has partnered with NewNoiseMagazine.com to premiere a video for the touching homage:

NewNoiseMagazine.com MGT Atlanta Premiere

http://newnoisemagazine.com/video-premiere-mgt-atlanta-stone-temple-pilots-cover/

“As an avid fan of Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots I was deeply moved by his passing. Mark and I were busy recording the Gemini Nyte album at the time and I reached out to him to record some acoustic guitars for “Atlanta”, as I was toying with releasing a stripped version of the song as an Ashton Nyte solo single / tribute at the time. Mark kindly obliged and then kept adding bits and pieces to the musical arrangement and it organically evolved into a “Gemini Nyte” track. Once I had laid down the vocals I knew it had to be our album closer. It is not necessarily the best known STP track but has been my favourite song of Scott’s since the moment I first heard it. We shot a very impromptu video of Mark and I recording the song in the studio, in the hope that it captures the intimacy of the performance and the love we both have for this beautiful song and our respect for the body of work Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots have given us. Rest In Peace Scott.” – Ashton Nyte (MGT)

“If this haunting cover doesn’t give you goosebumps, we don’t know what will”.. Alternative Corner magazine name ‘Atlanta’ track of the day: http://altcorner.com/trackoftheday/mgt-atlanta/

MGT is touring behind their recently released sophomore album, Gemini Nyte, which is available now from Cleopatra Records. The record features 13 songs written and recorded by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) and a guest appearance by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) with additional appearances by Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (THE CURE).

The band’s touring lineup features Thwaite and Nyte along with bassist Richard Vernon (The Mission UK) with new recruit Jared Shavelson (BoySetsFire) on drums completing thelineup. Catch them on the road now with labelmate Jyrki69.

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MGT: ‘Gemini Nyte’ album (CD/Digital)
Amazon DE [click here] – CD/Digital
Google Play [click here] – Digital download

BandCamp – http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K 

Apple Music – https://apple.co/2CBaEoe
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2EOc70k

Read what critics are saying about ‘Gemini Nyte’:

An incredibly catchy collection of tunes.. all boxes ticked, its a marriage made in heaven” 8/10 album review –  Vive Le Rock Magazine

“They’ve resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound” – Loudwire.com

“All The Broken Things is an irresistible, melodic and catchy goth rock song you can’t hear often enough”..   Sonic Seducer Magazine

“With ‘Gemini Nyte’ MGT hits its true stride” – IntravenousMag.co.uk

“While ‘Volumes’ started on a mellow note, ‘Gemini Nyte’ fires the album on all cylinders” Purerawk.com 5/5 Gemini Nyte album review

“MGT offers its fans a new Goth rock / Darkwave masterpiece, composed of 13 pieces that flow in perfect harmony… listen to this wonderful album and let yourself be transported by ‘Gemini Nyte’” RockMetalMag.fr

“Nobody has done Gothic Rock quite like HIM –  that is until MGT released (the) spectacular latest record ‘Gemini Nyte’”.. “We have a cover of Soft Cell’s ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ which is as atmospheric as it is anthemic, while ‘Dystopia’ is a hauntingly powerful piece” Altcorner.com

“MGT sound amazing.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this” YELLmagazine.com

“More powerful and confident than its predecessor, this second release from MGT stands almost as a celebration of the entirety of the goth/rock genre”RegenMag.com

A gothic rock lover’s dream.. MGT has an upcoming release that will make even the darkest of hearts swoon” RockRevolt Magazine

“The rock and roll incendiary of the triad “All The Broken Things”, “Every Little Dream” and “Armageddons Sideshow” is amazing, just as the pop-industrial of “The Reaping”… 8.5/10 Ascension Magazine (Italy)

“This is what Ashton Nyte and Mark Gemini Thwaite have successfully accomplished with ‘Gemini Nyte’, they have made a style all their own that is exciting and modern” 4.5/5.0 CrypticRock.com

 

 

MGT / JYRKI69 US Tour Dates:

Jyrki69/MGT tour dates on Facebook

 

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MGT Gemini Nyte album out now

MGT is proud to confirm the release of the sophomore album ‘Gemini Nyte’, which is available now on CD/digital from Cleopatra Records.  The new album features 13 new songs recorded and mostly written by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) and features guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (THE CURE) on ‘the Assembly Line’ single. The album also includes a special appearance by former The Mission bassist  Richard Vernon and Robin Diaz on drums on ‘The Reaping reprise’. The digital download of the album also includes bonus tracks ‘Love Action (I Believe in Love)’ (Human League cover) and the Reaping Haze remix by Joe Haze (Lords of Acid).

 

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MGT: ‘Gemini Nyte’ album (CD/Digital)
Amazon DE [click here] – CD/Digital
Google Play [click here] – Digital download

BandCamp – http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K 

 

Apple Music – https://apple.co/2CBaEoe
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2EOc70k

Read what critics are saying about ‘Gemini Nyte’:

An incredibly catchy collection of tunes.. all boxes ticked, its a marriage made in heaven” 8/10 album review –  Vive Le Rock Magazine

“They’ve resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound” – Loudwire.com

“All The Broken Things is an irresistible, melodic and catchy goth rock song you can’t hear often enough”..   Sonic Seducer Magazine

“With ‘Gemini Nyte’ MGT hits its true stride” – IntravenousMag.co.uk

“While ‘Volumes’ started on a mellow note, ‘Gemini Nyte’ fires the album on all cylinders” Purerawk.com 5/5 Gemini Nyte album review

“MGT offers its fans a new Goth rock / Darkwave masterpiece, composed of 13 pieces that flow in perfect harmony… listen to this wonderful album and let yourself be transported by ‘Gemini Nyte’” RockMetalMag.fr

“Nobody has done Gothic Rock quite like HIM –  that is until MGT released (the) spectacular latest record ‘Gemini Nyte’”.. “We have a cover of Soft Cell’s ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ which is as atmospheric as it is anthemic, while ‘Dystopia’ is a hauntingly powerful piece” Altcorner.com

“MGT sound amazing.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this” YELLmagazine.com

“More powerful and confident than its predecessor, this second release from MGT stands almost as a celebration of the entirety of the goth/rock genre”RegenMag.com

A gothic rock lover’s dream.. MGT has an upcoming release that will make even the darkest of hearts swoon” RockRevolt Magazine

“The rock and roll incendiary of the triad “All The Broken Things”, “Every Little Dream” and “Armageddons Sideshow” is amazing, just as the pop-industrial of “The Reaping”… 8.5/10 Ascension Magazine (Italy)

“This is what Ashton Nyte and Mark Gemini Thwaite have successfully accomplished with ‘Gemini Nyte’, they have made a style all their own that is exciting and modern” 4.5/5.0 CrypticRock.com
Also check out ‘The Assembly Line Cured mix’ released last week as a standalone single, an alternate version featuring founder members of THE CURE Lol Tolhurst on keyboards & synths and Pearl Thompson on guitar!

The Assembly Line Cured mix

The band are taking the new album on the road in March for some US dates with labelmate Jyrki69 of multi platinum selling Finnish band The 69 Eyes. Dates below:

MGT / JYRKI69 US Tour Dates & ticket links:

Jyrki69/MGT tour dates on Facebook

 

MGT has partnered with TeamRock.com to unveil the music video for our brand new song, “Every Little Dream.” The song is featured on our forthcoming album Gemini Nyte, due out on February 23rd from Cleopatra Records. and available as an instant download if you pre-order the album at iTunes [click here], Amazon USA [click here], Amazon UK [click here]

Watch the video for “Every Little Dream” video premiere now at TeamRock.com:

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http://teamrock.com/news/2018-01-18/mgt-premiere-video-for-new-track-every-little-dream

“Every Little Dream” is a song I wrote and demoed years before meeting Mark. It was one of those songs that was waiting for the right context before making its way into the world. When Mark and I started working together on the Gemini Nyte album, I sent him the demo and he loved it. Mark’s guitars and treatment certainly bring something to the party and the track has become one of our favourites, as well as treat to play live. Hopefully that comes through in the video as well, which was shot during our little European tour last year. Once again Mont Sherar did a wonderful job making us look good!” – Ashton Nyte

“”Every Little Dream” immediately stuck out to me, appealing to my indie rock sensibilities with its hint of Jesus & Mary Chain and post punk. I re-approached and recorded the guitars in a much heavier punky vibe, also adding some lead and a Steve Jones inspired solo.. and then asked the mighty Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke to add his powerhouse beats. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the new album.” – Mark Gemini Thwaite

MGT recently debuted Gemini Nyte’s first single “All The Broken Things,” a strident goth rocker with a new video featuring Nyte, Thwaite, Paul Ferguson and ex-The Mission bassist Richard Vernon. Mixed by legendary producer John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, HIM, THIS MORTAL COIL) and directed by Vicente Cordero who recently directed videos for QUEENSRŸCHE, 3TEETH and JYRKI 69. Watch it now at https://youtu.be/RBmMg9ulHxg.

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JYRKI69 / MGT US TOUR ANNOUNCED!

MGT have also announced a special West Coast album release tour with labelmate Jyrki69, frontman for multi-platinum selling Finnish goth n’ rollers THE 69 EYES, who released his debut solo album ‘Helskini Vampire’ on Cleopatra last year. Dates and ticket links below the flyer:

“What happens when the members of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Faster Pussycat & The 69 Eyes meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill? Put on your sunglasses after dark & come to find out!”Jyrki 69

JYRKI69/ MGT tour flyer

“Pleased to confirm our first ever MGT shows in the USA for 2018 following recent shows at WGT Festival in Germany & Camden Rocks Festival in UK with my partner in crime Ashton Nyte of The Awakening. Joining us once again will be my former comrade in The Mission Mr Richard Vernon on bass, and Jared Shavelson of BoySetsFire completing the lineup.. also looking forward to sharing the stage with Jyrki69 and his band, we are label mates and we both had killer videos directed by Ville Juurikkala last year. Will be a blast to play the new ‘Gemini Nyte’ album live along with some choice cuts from our back catalogues!” – Mark Gemini Thwaite

“Very excited to be touring our new album on US soil in March! “Gemini Nyte” has been a long time coming and I’m looking forward to hearing the songs in a live environment (and played LOUD). Definitely an added bonus to be working with such fabulous bandmates in the MGT live line-up and touring with the lovely Jyrki69.” – Ashton Nyte

MGT / JYRKI69 US Tour Dates & ticket links:

 

Jyrki69/MGT tour dates on Facebook

 

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Following the success of MGT with Ville Valo (HIM) last year on the gothic rock cover of ABBA’s classic “Knowing Me Knowing You” (over 2M views on YouTube), former Mission/Peter Murphy/Tricky guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite has teamed back up with vocalist Ashton Nyte of The Awakening to create the upcoming album ‘GEMINI NYTE’.

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The duo signed to legendary US gothic label Cleopatra Records, and will release the sophomore MGT album on 23 February 2018. The new album features 13 new songs written and recorded by Thwaite and Nyte, plus Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) on drums and will feature guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson – founding members of THE CURE who appeared on the band’s early & classic releases.

The first single from the new album is “All The Broken Things,” a stomping goth rocker with a new video featuring Nyte, Thwaite, Paul Ferguson and ex-The Mission bassist Richard Vernon. Mixed by legendary producer John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, HIM, THIS MORTAL COIL) and directed by Vicente Cordero, who recently directed videos for QUEENSRŸCHE, 3TEETH and JYRKI 69. Sleeve art by renowned UK artist Paul Skellett.

Loudwire.com had the exclusive video premiere on their website on 30 November, & the single debuted at #1 in the Bandcamp Industrial & Goth charts..

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Loudwire premiere “All The Broken Things” video [click here]

PureRawk.com also made ‘All the Broken Things’ their Video Of The Day [here]

MGT embody the classic Goth Rock sound on ‘All The Broken Things’…“together they’ve resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound on this new track. The stylistic hallmarks are intact from the opening, jangling guitar moments to the floor-pushing, driving bass all tied together with anthemic, arena-ready drumming” LOUDWIRE.com

Mark Gemini Thwaite: ”All The Broken Things” was one of the first songs that Ashton and I wrote after our initial collaborations on ‘Volumes’, and we knew it should be the first single from the new album when we performed it live on tour this summer and saw how well it was received, .. t’s a real statement of intent and indicator of the heavier vibe of the new album.. was also an honour to get one of our favourite drummers, Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke, to play on the songs, he totally rocks it.. any fans of our work together on the last album will love this new record.”

Ashton Nyte: “I think “All The Broken Things” is a wonderful introduction to this chapter of work, both sonically and lyrically. Mark and I started working together on the “Volumes” album and we just kept writing. We wrote and recorded most of the Gemini Nyte album within 3 or 4 months of meeting each other. I think that fluidity is reflected in this song and captured by the beautiful video Vicente Cordero has made for us.”

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ashton Nyte has released 7 stylistically diverse solo albums, as well as 8 albums as gothic rock outfit The Awakening, who completed a European tour with The Mission last year.

“MGT sound amazing on “All The Broken Things”.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this track!” YELLmagazine.com

Purerawk.com interview with Ashton Nyte & Mark Gemini Thwaite (Nov 2017)

RockYourLyrics.com interview with Ashton Nyte & Mark Gemini Thwaite of MGT (Dec 2017)

The new single, “All The Broken Things,” will be accompanied by the digital B-Side dancefloor remix of the track by Jürgen Engler of German post-industrial pioneers DIE KRUPPS.

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Download/stream ‘All The Broken Things’ Now:
more links to come..

Press Contact: Austin Griswold
Secret Service Publicity (USA)
Austin@secretservicepr.com

In anticipation of the forthcoming new album by MGT & Ashton Nyte, who first collaborated on Mark’s solo debut MGT album ‘Volumes’ in 2016, check out this brand new electro remix of ‘Jesamine’ (MGT KIller remix), the debut collaboration from the boys which was featured on last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Volumes’ album.
https://soundcloud.com/mgt_official/jesamine-mgt-killer-rmx

MarkGT: “Jesamine is a track from my last album ‘Volumes’ which featured the marvelous Ashton Nyte on vocals, a co-written composition that is been given a fresh MGT remix & makeover and seen as a reminder and stopgap ‘release’ until our ‘Gemini Nyte’ album drops on Cleopatra records in February..  a reminder of one of the songs myself and Ashton wrote that formed a catalyst for the new album.”

‘Gemini Nyte’ by MGT – featuring 13 new songs written and recorded by Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), plus Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke) on drums coming Feb 2018 on Cleopatra Records.  – more details soon! Click here for the press release: http://cleorecs.com/home/mgt-sign-to-cleopatra-records/

“The Awakening front man Ashton Nyte appears on two of the album’s more instantly fetching songs, as “The Reaping” and “Jesamine” bear a particularly urgency in the rhythms, the energetic guitars, and catchy chorus melodies” REGEN MAGAZINE

“From Ville Valo to Wayne Hussey, Julianne Regan and Andi Sex Gang. Thwaite does what he’s doing best, playing guitar and watching the songs” SONIC SEDUCER MAGAZINE

“With so much original talent and so many famous friends, you can’t do a lot wrong” CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“In Ashton Nyte of South African band The Awakening I believe Mark Gemini Thwaite has his ideal singer. A man with a voice that is equal parts Andrew Eldritch and his old bandmate Wayne Hussey”UBERROCK.CO.UK

A real mix of pop sensibilities brewed with Goth fusion…An absolute masterstroke”  ALLABOUTTHEROCK.co.uk

For more info on MGT and ‘Gemini Nyte’, visit the official MGT page [here]

MGT with Ashton Nyte (2017)

Hot on the heels of the 2016 debut MGT album “Volumes” (featuring the smash hit “Knowing Me, Knowing You” with guest vocalist Ville Valo of H.I.M – over 1.8M YouTube views here) – comes the new album “Gemini Nyte” on Cleopatra records. Co-written with Ashton Nyte of THE AWAKENING who handles vocal duties throughout, the new album also features drums by Big Paul Ferguson of KILLING JOKE and a guest appearance from Burton C Bell of FEAR FACTORY.

Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite has a long storied career as an in demand guitarist. He has written, recorded and toured with THE MISSION, PETER MURPHY and TRICKY and has lent his guitar skills to wide range of artists, including GARY NUMAN, AL JOURGENSEN of Ministry and RICKY WARWICK of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders.
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter ASHTON NYTE has released 7 stylistically diverse solo albums, as well as 8 albums as gothic rock outfit The Awakening, who recently completed a European tour with The Mission.

MGT : 'GEMINI NYTE' (2017)

Cleopatra Records are proud to announce the new record deal, work with this incredible new album, and give the band a US domestic home to help launch their forthcoming tours for the release! click here for the press release: http://cleorecs.com/home/mgt-sign-to-cleopatra-records/

“You will find the who is who of goth rock on ‘Volumes’ – From Ville Valo to Wayne Hussey, Julianne Regan and Andi Sex Gang. Thwaite does what he’s doing best, playing guitar and watching the songs” SONIC SEDUCER MAGAZINE

“The Awakening front man Ashton Nyte appears on two of the album’s more instantly fetching songs, as “The Reaping” and “Jesamine” bear a particularly urgency in the rhythms, the energetic guitars, and catchy chorus melodies” REGEN MAGAZINE

“With so much original talent and so many famous friends, you can’t do a lot wrong” CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“In Ashton Nyte of South African band The Awakening I believe Mark Gemini Thwaite has his ideal singer. A man with a voice that is equal parts Andrew Eldritch and his old bandmate Wayne Hussey” – UBERROCK.CO.UK

A real mix of pop sensibilities brewed with Goth fusion…An absolute masterstroke”  ALLABOUTTHEROCK.co.uk

For more info on MGT and ‘Gemini Nyte’, visit the official MGT page [here]

MGT band 2017

ASHTON NYTE * MARK GEMINI THWAITE * PAUL FERGUSON * RICHARD VERNON

MGT band live @ WGT Festival Germany (JUne 2017)

MGT band live @ WGT Festival Germany (June 2017)

MGT recording with Burton C Bell (2017)

MGT recording with Burton C Bell (2017)

“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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