Posts Tagged ‘The Mission’

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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Download/stream ‘All The Broken Things’ Now:
more links to come..

Press Contact: Austin Griswold
Secret Service Publicity (USA)
Austin@secretservicepr.com

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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…”

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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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Here’s the official video for “The Reaping” from my forthcoming debut solo album ‘Volumes’, featuring The Awakening‘s Ashton Nyte on vocals! You can finally preorder the album now on Digipak CD or Digital download, featuring the smash single ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ with Ville Valo of HIM.. Preview and order the album on CD/digital now and receive “The Reaping” as an advance instant Grat download!:

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Valo is not the only guest musician on Volumes, which has turned into a veritable all-star recording. Other appearances include Wayne Hussey of MGT’s previous band The Mission, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy), Raymond Watts (Pig/KMFDM), Saffron (Republica), Julianne Regan & Andy Cousin (All About Eve), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Carlo Van Putten (Dead Guitars), Jorgen Munkeby (Shining Norway) and Goth legend Andi Sex Gang. Click below to preview and pre order now!

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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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In a distant time in a land far away (well.. London in 1996 to be precise) MGT formed a band called BLUEMAX with Andy Cousin of his old band The Mission and Andy’s previous band All About Eve. They recruited Darren Scullion on vocals and an amazing drummer Tony Peart. Mission keyboardist Rik Carter also made an appearance on several recordings as did All About Eve vocalist Julianne Regan, including a stella appearance on the band’s beloved cover of ‘Superstar’ made famous by 70’s band The Carpenters (see video below).

Many fine ales were quaffed and they recorded an albums worth of material during 1996-97 but sadly never got signed despite some label interest.. the band dissolved as Mark joined Tricky‘s live band in 1998 (and later the reformed Mission) and Andy rejoined the reformed AAE. The unreleased album languished for many years… until now!

The album has been lovingly remastered and released by Emission records and is now available in digital formats via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal etc.

Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/39OYGJ
Amazon USA: http://goo.gl/c4IpYM
iTunes: https://goo.gl/2LoKNA
Google Play: https://goo.gl/2BQwV1
Tidal: http://tidal.com/us

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For more info visit the band’s official Facebook page:

 www.facebook.com/bluemaxofficial

http://www.markthwaite.com
http://www.themissionuk.com
http://www.julianneregan.net

Following the release of the first PR EP ‘Long in the Tooth’ featuring a collaboration with <PIG> featuring Raymond Watts and MGT, which recently debuted at No.1 in the Amazon hot new releases chart, the industrial collective Primitive Race has released a music video for “Follow the Leader” from the forthcoming debut album, making its debut on New Noise Magazine [click here], featuring lyrics and vocals by Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself; also appearing on the track are Erie Loch (Blowload, Exageist), Chris Kniker. and Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, The Mission, Mob Research).

Directed by Dustin Ferguson, vocalist Crabbi of PWEI  had to say of the song, “‘Follow the Leader’ is more about the dumb people that follow our leaders, unquestioning and and without thought, than the leaders themselves”… “We get what we deserve when we bring kids through a system without a grasp of the fundamentals of modern life.”

You can also check out a video Q&A with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite here:

Conceived by bassist, impresario and Lords Of Acid manager/executive producer Chris Kniker; ‘Primitive Race’ features regular appearances from Crabb, Loch and MGT, and is joined by an all-star cast of contributors on the album including Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry, Danzig), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Jackalope), Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Nitzer Ebb), Mark “3KSK” Brooks (Warlock Pinchers, Foreskin 500), Josh Bradford (RevCo, Stayte, Simple Shelter), Andi Sex Gang (Sex Gang Children) and more!
Pre-orders for Primtive Race are available via Metropolis Records’ website [click here]  Bandcamp [here]; and usual digital outlets such as Amazon. The album will be released worldwide on August 7.

Revolver Magazine have also premiered ‘Addict Now’ taken from the forthcoming album on their website [here].

Primitive Race available here:
Amazon (Compact Disc)
Metropolis Records(Compact Disc)
Bandcamp (Lossless Digital)          iTunes (digital)         Google Play (digital)

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