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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.

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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)

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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★ SECOND SHOW CONFIRMED ★ Following the announcement of MGT & Friends live appearance at Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT) Festival Germany on 3rd June, the band have now confirmed a second show: Catch MGT & Friends LIVE in London UK on June 5th at Proud Camden with Inertia (feat. Reza of Killing Joke) and Maleficent as support. MGT & Friends will be performing selected songs from Mark’s ‘Volumes’ album plus some tracks by his former band THE MISSION, plus other surprises…

MGT :“Very pleased to be coming back to play a solo show in Camden London, a city I lived in for 15 years… and great to be working with my friends at Camden Rocks, we are planning an extravaganza of a night with special appearances and also some songs by my old band The Mission thrown in! Don’t miss it…”

★ ON SALE NOW!! Click on banner below for more info..

Event > http://po.st/CRP0605 or full link www.facebook.com/events/1880427022241293
Twitter > @CamdenRocksFest / #CamdenRocks
Tickets > http://po.st/CamdenRocksTix

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3rd June: MGT & Friends -Wave Gotik Treffen festival Germany (event link)

5th June: MGT & Friends – Proud Camden London (event link)

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MGT & VILLE VALO ♦️”Knowing Me Knowing You” video now over 1.5 MILLION views on YouTube! Thank U ❤

‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ single on iTunes and Amazon [HERE]

Very pleased to announce MGT & Friends will appear at this years Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig Germany on Saturday 3rd June.. WGT is the worlds premier goth/ebm/industrial festival. Headline acts at WGT this year include Mark’s former band The Mission, Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation & Sex Gang Children, plus many more.. ‘MGT & Friends’ live band will comprise of some very special musicians & friends from Mark’s career, and will be performing selected songs from ‘Volumes’ CD plus other surprises from MGT’s back catalogue.. more info soon. Order tickets [here]: www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/karten.php

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More info & line up here:  www.wave-gotik-treffen.de

CONCIERTO HIT RADIO: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MGT (1st March)

MGT talks exclusively with Concierto Hit Radio (Mexico) in a new interview about the forthcoming MGT album with Ashton Nyte and Killing Joke drummer Paul Ferguson, his new collaboration with Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley and Melvins drummer Dale Crover on the new Primitive Race album and forthcoming live appearances on Wed March 1, 3:00 pm México City time. 1:00 pm pacific time, 9pm UK time. Presents: Concierto Hit Radio. Tune in [here]: http://conciertohitradio.wixsite.com/concierto-hit-radio

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Happy New Year everyone! Hot on the heals of the commerical debut of the Mark Thwaite Signature Solo-II guitar, MGT is confirmed for an exclusive artist signing at the Schecter Guitar Research booth at the world renowned NAMM 2017 exhibition in Anaheim California this month! The NAMM Show is an annual event in the US described as “the world’s largest trade only event for the music products industry”.  Held at the Anaheim Exhibition Center, the new Schecter MGT Signature model will be on display and MGT will be available for photos and signing between 3:00-4:00pm on Friday 20th January at the Schecter Booth 210 Hall D (second level). Also signing at that time will be Al Jourgensen and members of Ministry. MGT will also be dropping by the Seymour Duncan booth 5560 Hall B between 1:30-2:30pm that same day. Click on the banners below for more info.

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Seasons greetings everybody! Following the success of the Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts UK Tour this month, we’d like to share a couple of videos from the tour… firstly an interview with Ricky & MGT for Hard Rock Hell, covering the tour and MGT’s solo album ‘Volumes’, plus an exclusive video of Ricky Warwick & MGT performing Thin Lizzy classic ‘Jailbreak’ with Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard & Last in Line at Winterstorm Festival in Scotland:

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MGT with Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts – Planet Rockstock Dec 2016

Also check out a selection of images of MGT with his new signature guitar on the IMAGES PAGE [here].

STOP PRESS: The Schecter Guitars Mark Thwaite Signature Solo-II Ultraviolet is now available! – click on the banner below for specs, you can order the guitar in USA [here]

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Finally we leave you with this Christmas song ditty written by MGT with Al Jourgensen of Ministry! Happy holidays everyone and see you all in the New Year for a special MGT announcement!

 

 

 

“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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