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MGT – the band featuring ex The Mission guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite and Ashton Nyte of The Awakening – have teamed up with former/founding members of The Cure, Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson, for a remix, standalone single, dubbed “The Assembly Line (Cured Mix).” The track can be streamed now at Post-Punk.com right now at the link below. The new single is accompanied by a b-side track, also reworked by Tolhurst, “All The Broken Things (Lol Tolhurst Remix).” Click on banner to hear the stream:

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http://www.post-punk.com/mgt-assembly-line-cured-mix/

“We enjoyed adding our light and shade to MGT’s new album with our contributions to the “Assembly Line” – getting us warmed up for our further adventures this year too!” – Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson

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“So pleased to have collaborated with these legends.. a huge influence on our music.. the moment we heard Lol’s and Pearl’s instrumentation on the song I was amazed how Curesque it sounded! You’ve got 50% of the original and classic Cure lineup right there… sounds brilliant” – Mark Gemini Thwaite

“As a long time fan of The Cure, it is a true blessing to have Lol and Pearl add their magic to my favourite song on this album. Most grateful indeed!” – Ashton Nyte

In addition to the remix of “The Assembly Line,” MGT has also released an accompanying b-side, “All The Broken Things (Lol Tolhurst Remix).” Tolhurst adds, “I loved remixing “Broken Things,” such a beautiful track!”

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‘The Assembly Line Cured Mix’ Digital (16 Feb 2018)
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2. ‘All the Broken Things (Lol Tolhurst remix)’
Spotify stream [click here]
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Amazon UK [click here]
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iTunes [click here]
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The original versions of the tracks “The Assembly Line” and “All The Broken Things” are featured on MGT’s forthcoming album, Gemini Nyte, due out on February 23rd from Cleopatra Records. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes & Bandcamp:

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Amazon DE [click here] – CD/Digital
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The band are also hitting the road in March with JYRKI69 of multi platinum selling goth n rollers THE 69 EYES, the tour has just added a new date in Boise ID. Ticket links below.

“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

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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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Preorder the album ‘Gemini Nyte’ today and get ‘Every Little Dream’ & ‘All the Broken Things’ instant downloads now!
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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

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“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 Nick Mason of Living Dead Drummer 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:

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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]

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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!

 

 

 

Following the success of the MGT & Friends live performances at WGT Festival (Germany) and London (UK), Mark will be making a special DJ set appearance later this month at Twilight of the Mortals Southern California Release (the Bats) party in Long Beach California on Friday 30th June – Mark will be spinning his fave Killing Joke tunes plus Big Paul Ferguson ‘The Great Motivator’ MGT remix featured on the forthcoming limited edition ‘Twilight of the Mortals’ vinyl release.

More info at http://www.pc-press.co.uk/twilight-of-the-mortals/
Full details on the facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/449046578795726/

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Meanwhile click on the link below for the Schecter Guitars Artist Spotlight on MGT – an in depth retrospective on Mark’s career, the inception of solo album ‘Volumes’, back story on the MGT Signature guitar, the MGT festival appearance at Wave-Gotik-Treffen and info on new albums with Primitive Race ft. Chuck Mosley (ex Faith No More), & Dale Crover of (the) Melvins, plus the forthcoming Gemini Nyte album with Ashton Nyte:

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★ SECOND SHOW CONFIRMED ★ Following the announcement of MGT & Friends live appearance at Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT) Festival Germany on 3rd June, the band have now confirmed a second show: Catch MGT & Friends LIVE in London UK on June 5th at Proud Camden with Inertia (feat. Reza of Killing Joke) and Maleficent as support. MGT & Friends will be performing selected songs from Mark’s ‘Volumes’ album plus some tracks by his former band THE MISSION, plus other surprises…

MGT :“Very pleased to be coming back to play a solo show in Camden London, a city I lived in for 15 years… and great to be working with my friends at Camden Rocks, we are planning an extravaganza of a night with special appearances and also some songs by my old band The Mission thrown in! Don’t miss it…”

★ ON SALE NOW!! Click on banner below for more info..

Event > http://po.st/CRP0605 or full link www.facebook.com/events/1880427022241293
Twitter > @CamdenRocksFest / #CamdenRocks
Tickets > http://po.st/CamdenRocksTix

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3rd June: MGT & Friends -Wave Gotik Treffen festival Germany (event link)

5th June: MGT & Friends – Proud Camden London (event link)

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MGT & VILLE VALO ♦️”Knowing Me Knowing You” video now over 1.5 MILLION views on YouTube! Thank U ❤

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

“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]

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