Posts Tagged ‘gothic rock’

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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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.
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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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“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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‘AT WAR WITH THE GODS’ tells the full story of the first 25 years of The Mission, seminal UK rockers considered by many to be at the vanguard of the UK gothic rock scene, whom MarkGT was guitarist from 1992 until 2001 and from 2005 til 2008. The book launches from the speed-fuelled beginnings of the band in Leeds UK from the splinters of The Sisters of Mercy back 1986, to the tour in 2011 which saw the band reform and tour once again, including a triumphant sold out concert at London’s prestigious Brixton Academy, where once again MGT returned to join the band onstage.

More than 350 pages and over 200 rare and exclusive photographs over 25 years, compiled and written by Alex Danielle.. Includes a chapter on each member of the band, with a comprehensive section covering MGTs musical career and involvement with the Mission over the 5 studio albums and 6 live albums he recorded and appeared on with the band.

For more info and link to buy this limited edition hardback book visit www.themissiongods.com.

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