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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)

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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“Sex WAX n Rock n Roll” is an upcoming autobiography by former DJ, Mont Sherar, who was instrumental in the creation of two legendary anti-mainstream dance-clubs during the 80s era in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, namely Fire & Ice and The Kitchen Club. Although this is only part of a life story, Killing Joke is a thread throughout the book and of special note, the drummer and cofounder of the band, Big Paul Ferguson.

To provide a“visual sample” of what lies within, Mont has created the short film, “Chapter Big Paul Ferguson.” This film serves not only as a tribute to the band as a whole, but with rarely seen focus on what many consider one of history’s greatest drummers.

Featuring:
• Never before seen live footage from Killing Joke from 1989 at both Kitchen Club and Cameo Theater, Miami Beach
• Unreleased original music from Big Paul Ferguson, “Wounded Pride”
• Live footage from recent Killing Joke including a dynamic version of “Pssyche”
• Performance by Mark Gemini Thwaite

• Comments from:
Peter Murphy – Bauhaus
Martin Atkins – Public Image Ltd./Killing Joke/Ministry
Martin “Youth” Glover – Killing Joke
Hugo Burnham – Gang of Four
John Ashton – Psychedelic Furs/Satellite Paradiso
Jason Bowld – Killing Joke fill-in/Axewound/Pitchshifter
Mark Gemini Thwaite – Peter Murphy/The Mission/Mob Research
Dave Barbarossa – Adam & The Ants/Bow Wow Wow/Cauldronated
John Robb – Louder Than War/Membranes
Carl Marsh – Shriekback
Mont Sherar – DJ, Fire & Ice/The Kitchen Club

and of course, Big Paul Ferguson himself!

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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: