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MGT has partnered with TeamRock.com to unveil the music video for our brand new song, “Every Little Dream.” The song is featured on our forthcoming album Gemini Nyte, due out on February 23rd from Cleopatra Records. and available as an instant download if you pre-order the album at iTunes [click here], Amazon USA [click here], Amazon UK [click here]

Watch the video for “Every Little Dream” video premiere now at TeamRock.com:

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http://teamrock.com/news/2018-01-18/mgt-premiere-video-for-new-track-every-little-dream

“Every Little Dream” is a song I wrote and demoed years before meeting Mark. It was one of those songs that was waiting for the right context before making its way into the world. When Mark and I started working together on the Gemini Nyte album, I sent him the demo and he loved it. Mark’s guitars and treatment certainly bring something to the party and the track has become one of our favourites, as well as treat to play live. Hopefully that comes through in the video as well, which was shot during our little European tour last year. Once again Mont Sherar did a wonderful job making us look good!” – Ashton Nyte

“”Every Little Dream” immediately stuck out to me, appealing to my indie rock sensibilities with its hint of Jesus & Mary Chain and post punk. I re-approached and recorded the guitars in a much heavier punky vibe, also adding some lead and a Steve Jones inspired solo.. and then asked the mighty Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke to add his powerhouse beats. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the new album.” – Mark Gemini Thwaite

MGT recently debuted Gemini Nyte’s first single “All The Broken Things,” a strident 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. Watch it now at https://youtu.be/RBmMg9ulHxg.

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JYRKI69 / MGT US TOUR ANNOUNCED!

MGT have also announced a special West Coast album release tour with labelmate Jyrki69, frontman for multi-platinum selling Finnish goth n’ rollers THE 69 EYES, who released his debut solo album ‘Helskini Vampire’ on Cleopatra last year. Dates and ticket links below the flyer:

“What happens when the members of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Faster Pussycat & The 69 Eyes meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill? Put on your sunglasses after dark & come to find out!”Jyrki 69

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“Pleased to confirm our first ever MGT shows in the USA for 2018 following recent shows at WGT Festival in Germany & Camden Rocks Festival in UK with my partner in crime Ashton Nyte of The Awakening. Joining us once again will be my former comrade in The Mission Mr Richard Vernon on bass, and Nick Mason of Living Dead Drummer completing the lineup.. also looking forward to sharing the stage with Jyrki69 and his band, we are label mates and we both had killer videos directed by Ville Juurikkala last year. Will be a blast to play the new ‘Gemini Nyte’ album live along with some choice cuts from our back catalogues!” – Mark Gemini Thwaite

“Very excited to be touring our new album on US soil in March! “Gemini Nyte” has been a long time coming and I’m looking forward to hearing the songs in a live environment (and played LOUD). Definitely an added bonus to be working with such fabulous bandmates in the MGT live line-up and touring with the lovely Jyrki69.” – Ashton Nyte

MGT / JYRKI69 US Tour Dates & ticket links:

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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.

“MGT sound amazing on “All The Broken Things”.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this track!” YELLmagazine.com

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)
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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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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