The Mute Gods launch video for ‘tardigrades will inherit the earth’, new album OUT NOW!

Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) aka The Mute Gods are pleased to announce the release of their new album “tardigrades will inherit the earth” today.

Check out the new official video for the album’s title track below:

Nick had this to say:

“Just in case you have any hope left for the future of mankind, this video includes help for the hard of understanding.”

They also recently released a series of highly entertaining track-by-track interviews with Nick Beggs and Roger King. You can watch them here:

THE MUTE GODS – Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth (Track By Track Pt.1)

THE MUTE GODS – Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth (Track By Track Pt.2)

THE MUTE GODS – Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth (Track By Track Pt.3)

Following the release of 2016’s debut album ‘do nothing till you hear from me’, and a Progressive Music Award 2016 win in the Vanguard category, the trio deliver adventurous rock effort infused with timely perspectives on the state of religion, politics, media, and the environment.

The Mute Gods examine these and other major queries facing our planet on its second album for InsideOut Music. It’s a darker, deeply thought-provoking follow-up to its acclaimed 2016 debut recording ‘Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me’. It picks up from where the first album left off, with its examination of societal control mechanisms, and looks at the inevitable outcomes should we continue down dark, dogmatic pathways. Musically, the album is an expansive rock effort with a heavier, more metal-oriented focus than its predecessor, yet steeped in melodicism and addictive hooks.

Nick Beggs had this to say:

“I know I’m not the only person who feels the way I do,” says Beggs. “Other people understand the state of the world and what’s at stake as we make one terrifyingly bad decision after another. This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that it’s important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment.”

The album will be available as a limited edition CD digipak (with bonus track), gatefold 2LP + CD & digital download.

The full track-listing is below:

  1. Saltatio Mortis
  2. Animal Army
  3. We Can’t Carry On
  4. The Dumbing Of The Stupid
  5. Early Warning
  6. Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth
  7. Window onto the Sun
  8. Lament
  9. The Singing Fish Batticaloa
  10.  The Andromeda Strain
  11.  Stranger Than Fiction

Buy the album now on all formats at these links here:

The Mute Gods was founded in 2015 by Beggs, a celebrated bassist, Stick player, songwriter and vocalist who has sold more than three million records with his own groups. His contributions also grace the work of myriad artists and genres, including progressive rock, pop, Celtic, funk, and soul.

Beggs records and tours with Steven Wilson, one of the best-selling alternative rock artists of this generation, as well as Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis. In addition, Beggs has worked with legends across the pop and rock worlds, including Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones, Gary Numan, Kim Wilde, Englebert Humperdink and Seal. In the progressive rock realm, he’s also performed with Steve Howe, Iona, Lifesigns, and Rick Wakeman.

Unlike the debut Mute Gods album, which included many special guests, Beggs chose to keep this release to the core trio ensuring a laser focus and consistency throughout. Roger King, the album’s keyboardist and producer, also works with Beggs on Hackett’s sold-out world tours. King has long been Hackett’s right-hand man, serving in production, arrangement and writing capacities for the guitarist. Marco Minnemann, considered one of the most important, explosive drummers of our time, has worked with Beggs extensively on many Wilson tours and recordings.

The Mute Gods Online:


CYNIC – “Uroboric Forms” demo collection out now!

“In reverse chronological order this magnificent retrospective reveals the band’s growth from an uncertain to an ambitious thrash metal band with a vocal and musical development towards death metal, just to fearlessly break the scene’s narrow boundaries.” (9,5/10 points)


CYNIC’s “Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Collection” is out now! The album is available as a Digipak CD and limited LP+CD (with gatefold sleeve, LP-booklet, 180 g vinyl and 7″).
CM Distro:

Release date: February 10th 2017

Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Recordings includes the four legendary demos Demo 1988, Refections Of A Dying World (1989), Demo 1990 and Demo 1991, showing CYNIC’s development from a raw underground death/thrash metal band to the progressive technical death style the band is known for since the release of the classicFocus album.

With a total playing time of over 56 minutes, all lyrics, loads of photos, an in-depth interview with Cynic’s musical mastermind Paul Masvidal and a beautiful cover artwork by Manuel Tinnemans as well as remastered sound by Patrick W. Engel, Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Recordings offers everything you can ask for. As a bonus for the diehard fans the album includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, the songs “Uroboric Forms” and “The Eagle Nature”, from a vocal audition with Brian DeNeffe, the singer of the US death metal band Viogression. The LP version includes those two tracks on a separate 7″.

The LP version will be released in the following vinyl colors:
Black vinyl: unlimited

Golden vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro (SOLD OUT!)

Clear vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast (last copies!!!)

Transparent red vinyl: limited to 300 copies, US exclusive (SOLD OUT!)

White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Indie Merch in the US (last copies!!!):

Uroboric Forms – The Complete Recordings tracklist

  1. Uroboric Forms (03:48)
  2. The Eagle Nature (03:28)
  3. Pleading For Preservation (05:03
  4. Lifeless Irony (04:07)
  5. Thinking Being (04:52)
  6. Cruel Gentility (04:32)
  7. Denaturalizing Leaders (03:47)
  8. Extremes (02:30)
  9. A Life Astray (02:44)
  10. Agitating Affliction (03:39)
  11. Once Misguided (03:00)
  12. Weak Reasoning (03:38)
  13. Dwellers Of The Threshold (03:59)
  14. Uroboric Forms (03:46)
  15. The Eagle Nature (03:34)
    Tracks 1-3 taken from “Demo 1991”
    Tracks 4-6 taken from “Demo 1990”
    Tracks 7-10 taken from “Reflections Of A Dying World”
    Tracks 11-13 taken from “Demo 1989”
    Tracks 14-15 are previously unreleased, vocal audition with Brian DeNeffe (Viogression)

CYNIC online: 

 Line-up (2015):

Sean Reinert – drums, keyboards
Paul Masvidal – vocals, guitar
Sean Malone – bass

 CYNIC discography: 
Demo 1988
Reflections Of A Dying World (demo 1989)
Demo 1990
Demo 1991
Focus (1993)
Traced In Air (2008)
Re-Traced EP (2010)
Carbon-Based Anatomy EP (2011)
The Portal Tapes (2012)
Kindly Bent To Free Us (2014)
Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Recordings (2017)

Loudwire Exclusive Album Stream: STRIKER Self-Titled – Out Friday, Feb 24th European Tour Dates w/ Sonata Arctica

Canada’s STRIKER will be unleashing their fifth studio release onFriday, February 24th via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. The self-titled album continues the band’s classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal that features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads. Featuring 9 shredding tracks that’s all killer and no filler, the album follows their award winning (Western Canadian Music Award + Edmonton Music Award) 2016 release ‘Stand In The Fire’. Teaming up with, STRIKER is excited to present the exclusive full album stream. Continue reading Loudwire Exclusive Album Stream: STRIKER Self-Titled – Out Friday, Feb 24th European Tour Dates w/ Sonata Arctica

Elegy of Madness unveil the artwork and the tracklist of their upcoming album “New Era

Italian opera metallers Elegy of Madness are proud to unveil the artwork and the tracklist of their upcoming album “New Era”, which will be released via Opera Core / Wormholedeath. The band is currently mixing the album with Christian Donaldson (The Grid Studios – Montreal) and filming the official video with Cesare Bignotti (EVES Vision). Continue reading Elegy of Madness unveil the artwork and the tracklist of their upcoming album “New Era

WITHERFALL Launch New Album Trailer Detailing Album Title and Artwork

Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Kobra And The Lotus, White Wizzard), singer Joseph Michael (White Wizzard) and the late Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity).   The recording lineup is rounded out with the addition of acclaimed Bassist Anthony Crawford (Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati). Continue reading WITHERFALL Launch New Album Trailer Detailing Album Title and Artwork

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