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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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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]

MGT with Ashton Nyte (2017)

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]

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: