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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]

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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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Check out the latest issue of Ascension Magazine (Italy) with MGT interview, my virtual Jukebox Top Ten and feature on the New Disease ‘Patent Life’ album release.. out now!

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Also check out the new issue of Popular 1 Rock n’ Roll Magazine (Spain) – includes comprehensive 15 page feature on The Cult including lots of interviews/soundbytes with Billy Duffy, Wayne Hussey of The Mission and MGT, Kirk Brandon of Duffy’s old band Theatre of Hate etc.

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Peter Murphy has announced the Mr. Moonlight Tour, celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus. Murphy, who has started working with producer Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve) on the follow up to his 2011 critically acclaimed solo effort, NINTH- which also featured MarkGT on guitars – will spend three months touring North America and Europe with a full band including MGT, drummer Nick Lucero and bassist Zef Noise performing only Bauhaus material.

 

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Says Peter, “Since 2006, I have included my Bauhaus work into my solo work as a way of tipping my hat to my own audience…those who discovered my early work as well as new and old fans of those years strong wishes to hear the music of my band crackle and spark in the live arena. Being the foremost advocate of this Bauhaus work, I decided the time was ripe to at last give a pure Bauhaus experience in one Mr. Moonlight world tour. Mr. Moonlight is alive and well, don’t doubt it.”

Bauhaus formed in 1978 and achieved worldwide cult status that continues to this day. The band originally split in 1983, but eventually bowed to public pressure to reform in 1998 and again in 2005. The Mr. Moonlight Tour will be the first time since 2006 that Peter Murphy will perform full Bauhaus sets, and the first time ever that he will do so on his own – with long time guitarist MGT at his side.

NORTH AMERICA: First Leg
Mon, April 22 – San Antonio TX @ Korova
Tue, April 23 – Austin TX @ The Belmont
Wed, April 24 – Dallas TX @ Granada Theater
Fri, April 26 – Houston TX @ Numbers
Sat, April 27 – Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
Sun, April 28 – Pensacola FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Tue, April 30- Miami FL @ Grand Central
Wed, May 1 – Tampa FL @ Orpheum Theater
Thu, May 2 – Atlanta GA @ Terminal West
Fri, May 3 – Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Sat, May 4 – Washington DC @ U-Music Hall
Sun, May 5 – Boston MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Tue, May 7 – New York City NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, May 9 – Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero
Fri, May 10 – Toronto ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat, May 11 – Buffalo NY @ Town Ballroom
Sun, May 12 – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls
Mon, May 13 – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
Wed, May 15 – Indianapolis IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
Thu, May 16 – Chicago IL @ House of Blues

MEXICO:
Sun, May 19 – Mexico City, MEXICO @ FMX Festival

EUROPE
Wed, May 22 – Bochum, GERMANY @ Christuskirche
Thu, May 23 – Karlsruhe, GERMANY @ Substage
Fri, May 24 – Zurich, SWITZERLAND @ Komplex Klub
Sun, May 26 – Rome, ITALY @ Orion
Mon, May 27 – Milan, ITALY @ Magazzini Generali
Wed, May 29 – Madrid, SPAIN @ Sala Arena
Thu, May 30 – Lisbon, PORTUGAL @ Coliseum
Sat, June 1 – Barcelona, SPAIN @ Bikini Barcelona
Mon, June 3 – Brussels, BELGIUM @ AB
Wed, June 5 – Paris, FRANCE @ Trabendo
Thu, June 6 – Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS @ Effenaar
Fri, June 7 – Hamburg, GERMANY @ Knust
Sat, June 8 – Copenhagen, DENMARK @ Loppen
Sun, June 9 – Malmo, SWEDEN @ Babel
Mon, June 10 – Stockholm, SWEDEN @ Debaser Medis
Wed, June 12 – Helsinki, FINLAND @ Tavastia
Fri, June 14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Sat, June 15 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Mon, June 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Tue, June 18 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
Wed, June 19 – London, UK @ Islington Academy
Fri, June 21 – Tel Aviv, ISRAEL @ Zappa Club
Sat, June 22 – Tel Aviv, ISRAEl @ Zappa Club

NORTH AMERICA: 2nd Leg
Sat, July 13 – Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sun, July 14 – El Paso TX @ Tricky Falls
Tue, July 16 – Denver CO @ Summit Music Hall
Wed, July 17 – Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu, July 18 – Boise ID @ Visual Arts Collective
Fri, July 19 – Seattle WA @ Showbox Theater
Sat, July 20 – Vancouver BC @ TBA
Sun, July 21 – Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Tue, July 23 – San Francisco CA @ Fillmore Theater
Wed, July 24 – Las Vegas @ LVCS
Fri, July 26 – Los Angeles CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Sat, July 27 – Los Angeles CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Sun, July 28 – San Diego CA @ Belly-up
Thu, Aug 8 – MEXICO, DF @ Teatro Metropólitan
SOUTH AMERICA
Sat, August 10 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican
Mon, August 12 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Vorterix
Tue, August 13 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ La Trastienda
Wed, August 14 – Sao Paolo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

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Mob Research – the band formed by MGT and the late Paul Raven of Killing Joke/Ministry in 2007- are releasing their first new material in three years since the critically acclaimed ‘Holy City Zoo’ album was released in 2009.

‘Motormouth’ EP is released on limited edition gatefold digipak CD and digital download on Echozone on 18th May. The new CD features several new songs by Mob founders MarkGT and vocalist Kory Clarke, including brand new songs ‘Motormouth’, ‘Another Dead Day in Paradise’ and an exclusive new version of ‘In The Atmosphere’ featuring Franz Treichler of Swiss industrial pioneers The Young Gods on vocals. The original music ‘Atmosphere’ was featured as an instrumental lamenting the passing of founder member and bassist Paul Raven on the 2009 album.

The 9 track CD is also packed with exclusive bonus remixes by Aesthetic Perfection, [de:ad:cibel], Imperative Reaction, Hannibal and Inertia (featuring Reza of Killing Joke). For more info check out the Mob Research official Facebook page here. and label website www.echozone.de

Check out the exclusive 9 track CD sampler below: