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MGT Gemini Nyte album out now

“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

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

MGT have released sophomore album ‘Gemini Nyte’, 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) plus guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (founder members of THE CURE) on ‘The Assembly Line’ single. The album also includes a special appearance by former Mission bassist Richard Vernon, plus Robin Diaz guests on drums on ‘The Reaping reprise’. The digital download of the album also includes bonus Human League cover ‘Love Action (I Believe in Love)’  and the ‘Reaping Haze remix’ by Joe Haze (Lords of Acid).

Read what critics are saying about ‘Gemini Nyte’:

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

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

An incredibly catchy collection of tunes.. all boxes ticked, its a marriage made in heaven” 8/10 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

“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

“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 review 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

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

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

MGT BandCamp – http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K 

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

 

Also check out ‘The Assembly Line Cured mix’ released as a standalone single, an alternate version of the album song featuring founder members of THE CURE Lol Tolhurst on keyboards & synths and Pearl Thompson on guitar, plus the Lol Tolhurst remix of ‘All the Broken Things’!

The Assembly Line Cured mix

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“Co-produced with seasoned guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, the BPF Remote Viewing EP is a thirty-minute rhythmic rumination, punctuated by hefty dollops of hard truth” (Vassifer)

We are pleased to confirm this new collaboration on the upcoming solo release by Big Paul Ferguson: Official of post punk legends Killing Joke… with KJ embarking on a 40th anniversary tour in September, drummer “Big Paul” has announced the release of his solo debut EP, titled Remote Viewing, a new collaboration with Mark Gemini Thwaite.  Due out on August 24 via the Dead Radio Station record label, the EP’s seven tracks include guitar, bass, and keyboard contributions from MarkGT, best known for his work with The Mission, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan, and his own band MGT;  Ferguson had performed drums on the latest MGT album, Gemini Nyte. Also appearing will be Brainshadow, who mastered the album & performs electric violin on “X-Box.”

“Killing Joke drummer delivers a 9/10 widescreen classic”.. BPF “assembled the finished tracks by fleshing out his pre-recorded loops of rhythms, guitar and keyboards, with the assistance of the multi-instrumentalist Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT)”..  “these songs are superbly produced, and it’s MGT who co-produced the album with Big Paul in Los Angeles”  Louderthanwar.com

“Drums rise to meet the fiery guitars of underground veteran Mark Gemini Thwaite, whose presence is felt throughout the EP”… “ fulfills everything the words Big Paul solo release promise”… “With Thwaite adding dark menace behind the curtain, the drums unsurprisingly take center stage”

“Remote Viewing will provide new treasures to listeners years after their introduction to it. An essential addition to the discography of one of underground music’s most innovative minds” JoeGausten.com

Check out the video teaser below for ‘I Am War”.. “The thundering hooves of “I Am War” arrive to deliver another densely layered exorcism wherein Thwaite unleashes an electrical storm of guitar noise” (Vassifer.blogs.com)

BPF Remote Viewing sleeve MGT & BPF

“Incredibly refreshing and unique.. it’s easy to hit play and before you know it you’re at the end. It’s dark and surreal, but it combines that with relaxing, hypnotic vibes that makes it difficult to turn away from. If you like Nine Inch Nails or any kind of melodic industrial music then you have to check it out” MetalPlanetMusic.com

BPF first made its debut with the track “The Great Motivator” on the 7-inch vinyl EP included with special editions of writer/photographer/biographer Mont Sherar’s Twilight of the Mortals book released in 2017 via PC-Press, which also featured MarkGT and is included on the new EP release. Written and recorded by Ferguson & Thwaite at Drum ‘n’ Steel Works in Baltimore, USA & co-produced and mixed by Thwaite at Mob Research laboratories in Los Angeles.. The EP will be released in CD and digital editions and is available for pre-order now via Dead Radio Station 🎧
Check out the Soundcloud teaser on ReGen Magazine here:

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Order via DeadRAdioStation records on CD /Digital [here]

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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

 

MGT Gemini Nyte album out now

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

MGT have released the sophomore album ‘Gemini Nyte’, 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) plus guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (founder members of THE CURE) on ‘the Assembly Line’ single. The album also includes a special appearance by former Mission bassist Richard Vernon, plus Robin Diaz guests on drums on ‘The Reaping reprise’. The digital download of the album also includes bonus Human League cover ‘Love Action (I Believe in Love)’  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’:

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

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

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

“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

 

Primitive Race, the metal/industrial collective who released their debut album in 2015 featuring MarkGT, have just premiered brand new song ‘Take it All’ taken from the forthcoming album ‘Soul Pretender’ due 3rd Nov. Click below to stream:

Primitive Race - 'Take it All'

Download/stream the full album here: Physical CDBandcamp | iTunes | Amazon

Spearheaded by the core lineup of Chris Kniker with Mark Gemini Thwaite and Erie Loch, and bringing on a new complement of guest collaborators, ‘Soul Pretender’ marks a natural progression from the band’s first incarnation – a more straightforward, hard rocking effort that draws on more of an alternative rock sound. “Having MGT and Erie there to round out the group and bring their sound in was always central in my mind,” according to Kniker, with “Thwaite’s driving guitar tone to add depth and that extra level of fury to the songwriting trinity”.

Among the newcomers on Soul Pretender is former Faith No More front man Chuck Mosley, bringing what Kniker calls “this gritty yet soulful style of punk rock to the mix.” Also joining the ranks this time is Melvins drummer Dale Crover; “I love Dale’s style – the big toms and the powerful snare hits. It was perfect and it brought a whole different tone, energy, and vibe to the songs.” Unlike the debut PR album, every song on the new record features the same musicians. Joe Haze lends his mixing talents to Soul Pretender, & Maor Appelbaum returns to once again after mastering the 2015 debut; Appelbaum’s presence is a perfect fit for the album given his experience with Mosley, remastering Faith No More’s “We Care a Lot,” following his work on the band’s “Sol Invictus” and bringing that distinctive alternative rock edge to the album.

Order the full album here: Physical CDBandcamp | iTunes | Amazon

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STOP PRESS: Ex Faith No More & Primitive Race frontman Chuck Mosley dead at 57

On November 9, 2017, Mosley was found dead by his partner Pip Logan on the living room floor of their Cleveland home. Drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene, with police later confirming a drugs overdose was the cause of death. His family released a statement that read:

After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.

Faith No More released the following statement:

It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. He was a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part. How fortunate we are to have been able to perform with him last year in a reunion style when we re-released our very first record. His enthusiasm, his sense of humor, his style and his bravado will be missed by so many. We were a family, an odd and dysfunctional family, and we’ll be forever grateful for the time we shared with Chuck.

Faith No More Followers site also spoke to Chris Knicker and Mark Gemini Thwaite in December 2017 about the making of the new ‘Soul Pretender’ album and their thoughts on the untimely passing of Mosley  – click here for interview.

Connect with Primitive Race:
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'Knowing Me Knowing You' hits 2M views!

‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ -the spirited ABBA cover by MGT with Ville Valo of HIM now surpassed a whopping 2 MILLION views on Youtube – Download the song HERE!  Brand new MGT music coming this November… announcement coming soon!

 

 

 

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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