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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..

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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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Following the release of Mark Gemini Thwaite’s debut solo album ‘Volumes’ last month on SPV, & the MGT/Ville Valo video single for ABBA classic ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ surpassing over three quarters of a million views in three months, renowned USA company Schecter Guitars have announced a special limited edition MGT Signature model will go into production and will debut later this year (www.schecterguitars.com/mgt):

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The Schecter MGT Signature Solo-II Ultraviolet custom was designed with Thwaite’s own specifications on electronics, hardware, colour and choice of fretboard wood.. this includes a flip/flop ultraviolet top with stained mahogany red back, sides and neck, all gold hardware including MGT choice of USA made Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck JB custom zebra Bridge and Alnico Pro II neck coil tapping humbuckers, Bigsby B7, TonePros roller bridge, and unique custom appointments such as aged creme double binding, custom style MOP block inlays on a Rosewood neck, gold mirror pickguard and gold MGT truss rod cover (unique to MGT model), graphtech ivory nut, and Grip Tip speed knobs, CTS 500 pots and more. Schecter expect production models to be in stores later this year, click on the Schecter banner below for more images, specifications and details:

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The Mark Thwaite Signature Solo-II now available to pre-order [here]. More links soon.

In other news, noted custom pedalboard maker Pro Tone Pedals have also revealed plans for an MGT special edition chorus, which will also debut later this year.. more details here!

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MGT ‘Volumes’ is available now on CD/Digital Download at these links below:

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Some of the stellar reviews for ‘Volumes’ so far:

“Mark Gemini Thwaite is a man who should need no introduction, given the breadth of artists and musical styles he’s made his indelible mark in. Lending his skills as a composer and guitarist to the likes of goth/rockers like The Mission and Peter Murphy, classic rock & rollers like Thin Lizzy’s Ricky Warwick and The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and well known in industrial circles for his collaborations in Primitive Race, Revolting Cocks, and Gary Numan” REGENmagazine

“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. It’s marvelous that even though so many singers joined, the result is a homogeneous debut solo album” SONIC SEDUCER MAGAZINE

“A real highlight is the dramatic singer/songwriter ballad Drive and Forget, sung by Warwick. The rest of the 13 songs are real songs (and no guitar orgies) and really deliver on diversity and bandwidth… again, with so much original talent and so many famous friends, you can’t do a lot wrong” CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“It’s an ambitious project overall when you consider how much talent is spread across one hour, but it goes beyond hitting the bullseye, and tears through the dartboard and into the next room” – 4/5 PureRawk.com review

“‘Volumes’ has a very cohesive feel about it, something that in this age of single track downloads many full bands seem to struggle with and that togetherness has in part got to be down to the crystal clear and razor sharp production and mix” UBERROCK.co.uk

“Unlike many solo guitar releases, there’s an emphasis on songcraft over flashy solos, with Thwaite’s session musician chops offering a versatile, multi-faceted sound throughout” 4/5 SmellsLikeInfiniteSadness.com

“Mark Gemini Thwaite fashions a highly listenable and quite captivating collection of songs that draws more on his strengths not just as a guitarist but as a composer. In short, Volumes is quite an excellent album indeed” REGENmagazine

“MGT has out done himself.. It’s been a long wait for a solo album from this guitar player & it’s well worth it.. A real mix of pop sensibilities brewed with Goth fusion. The guest vocalists are a perfect pick…An absolute masterstroke” 8.5/10  AllAboutTheRock.co.uk

“Under the name MGT, with over 30 years and 20 albums to his credit, the currently US-based Thwaite will not slow down.. He’s still thriving in a groove of constant craft, just as he was during his formative years in Birmingham”MusicExistence.com review

“Often, guitarists’ albums are little more than an excuse for furious guitar tirades, most often at the expense of the song itself. In this case, though, Mark’s restraint has let him produce a pretty decent album full of good tracks. Definitely worth a listen” TheMidlandRocks.com review

“Contender for my album of the year. Each track on this album is a highlight.. I like when artists can show influences without directly copying them and Mark Thwaite does this in 14 different ways on this album” www.rocknreelreviews.com

“‘Volumes’ is a very surprising album, each song shines with its special charm, sometimes powerful, sometimes soft, but always wonderful” www.badblack-unicorn.de

“Mark’s musical talents shine through so well on ‘Volumes’.  He was always an asset to the bands he played in, but what I love here is how cohesive the sound is.  The vocalists come from a wide variety of backgrounds and mix up so many singing styles.  But with Mark as the constant driving force, the album works brilliantly.  I’m so pleased to finally see his name on the cover”  Ian Camfield XFM/ XS Manchester UK

“Volumes is incredibly executed album. Excellent production allows the sophisticated arrangements on these songs to take the listener on a trip from deep, dark places to bright pinnacles, and back. MGT’s first solo outing is a powerful collection of superbly crafted songs” 1340Mag.com

MGT ‘Volumes’ is available now on CD / MP3 at these links:

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