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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.

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

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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:

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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.

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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]

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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]

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Here’s the official video for “The Reaping” from my forthcoming debut solo album ‘Volumes’, featuring The Awakening‘s Ashton Nyte on vocals! You can finally preorder the album now on Digipak CD or Digital download, featuring the smash single ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ with Ville Valo of HIM.. Preview and order the album on CD/digital now and receive “The Reaping” as an advance instant Grat download!:

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Valo is not the only guest musician on Volumes, which has turned into a veritable all-star recording. Other appearances include Wayne Hussey of MGT’s previous band The Mission, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy), Raymond Watts (Pig/KMFDM), Saffron (Republica), Julianne Regan & Andy Cousin (All About Eve), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Carlo Van Putten (Dead Guitars), Jorgen Munkeby (Shining Norway) and Goth legend Andi Sex Gang. Click below to preview and pre order now!

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

Along with the release of the single ”Knowing Me Knowing You” on April 15th, British guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (aka MGT) premiered his new  video starring Ville Valo (HIM), the featured vocalist on the ABBA cover. Now over 600k (half a million) views! Stream or download the single here: https://MGT.lnk.to/KnowingMeKnowingYou

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The video was shot in the California mountains and Helsinki Finland during February and March with well-known Finnish video director & photographer Ville Juurikkala (The 69 EYES, APOCALYPTICA, HIM). Juurikkala is known for his very unique way of catching pictures, blending in colours, and with the layered shots in this video, he creates a kind of James Bond feeling to it.

MGT gave the following comment about the video shoot:
“ABBA released ‘Knowing Me Knowing You” nearly 40 years ago in the winter of 1977, and the single sleeve and their video had a wintery feel to it, so when we decided to shoot a video for our version, both myself and Ville Valo agreed we should try and capture some of the feel of the ABBA version and have a winter vibe to our video as well.. So we shot my footage up in snow covered mountains, and Ville’s close-ups in front of a fire place in a secret place in Hell-sinki.. we’re pleased with it, and director Ville Juurikkala did a fantastic job!”

Order link: Digital single includes two mixes – the original rock version plus the exclusive trance remix by award winning producer YOUTH! Click this link below to choose your prefered vendor/streaming servicehttps://mgt.lnk.to/KnowingMeKnowingYou
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Also check out recent interviews with MGT below discussing the inception of the KMKY single with Ville Valo, and more info on the forthcoming album ‘Volumes’! Click on the banners below for each interview.. HIM Mexican Team and Eatmusic (Russia):

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The video premiered 14th April on metalhammer.de in Germany, the same at 3pm GMT in UK on teamrock.com and in Finland on iltalehti.fi and metalunderground.com (USA).

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