Steve Hackett announces the release of a new studio album
'Surrender of Silence', on sale September 10
Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a rock studio album titled Surrender of Silence which will be released on September 10, 2021 via Inside Out Music. The disc contains eleven new songs composed by the artist during the confinement, which for the first time, has completed two studio albums in the same year.
With the atmosphere already heated thanks to the acoustic trip that the musician gave us with his latest album 'Under A Mediterranean Sky', which premiered in January of this year and reached # 2 on the sales charts of classic albums in Gran Brittany, now Hackett brings us Surrender of Silence in which the musician lovingly explores the world of music, discovering new sounds, moods and textures to conceive a rock album with an extraordinary variety, powerful and precious at the same time.
Like Under A Mediterranean Sky, Surrender of Silence was also recorded during confinement and again Hackett called in a lot of musician friends from different countries to contribute to it. These are Hackett's stage regulars: Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (singer) and Craig Blundell (drums) complemented by Phil Ehart and Nick D'Virgilio (drums), the talented voices of Amanda Lehmann, Durga and Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar).
This album is completely recorded on electric ...
Steve Hackett Says “With rhythm monsters, Jonas, Craig, Nick and Phil along with Rob's saxophone and bass clarinet, Nad, Amanda and myself on vocals, Roger's mighty organ and my guitar, we step into in a job full of energy. "
Our journey starts from a Russian classical orchestra (Natalia) and reaches the heart of Africa (Wingbeats) passing through the mysterious eastern coasts of the east (Shanghai To Samarkand) and, crossing the deep oceans (Relaxation Music for Sharks (featuring feeding frenzy) ). The Devil’s Cathedral brings together the talents of the entire Hackett touring band and features King's atmospheric gothic organ alongside a powerful display of rhythms created by Blundell and Reingold.
Hackett's vocals have never been better with Amanda Lehmann's duet adding excitement to Scorched Earth with a lament for the horrors that the environment and planet experience today. Across the guitars, Hackett adds a rich array of colors with soaring solos and intricately intertwined melodies.
"It's a no-holds-barred album," adds Hackett, "riding the waves, unleashing those demons, dreams and nightmares, all of them crashing onto the shore."
“I enjoyed the power of this album allowing me to shout with joy on the guitar ... and once again flying over the oceans of different lands. It's terrifying to creatively connect with musicians in far away places, especially when you can't meet. We all have a voice in our cacophony sound and together we shout in the Surrender of Silence! ”
Steve Hackett 'Surrender of Silence' track listing:
1. The Obliterati (02:17)
2. Natalia (06:17)
3. Relaxation Music For Sharks (Featuring Feeding Frenzy) (04:36)
4. Wingbeats (05:20)
5. The Devil's Cathedral (06:31)
6. Held In The Shadows (06:20)
7. Shanghai To Samarkand (08:27)
8. Fox's Tango (04:21)
9. Day Of The Dead (06:25)
10. Scorched Earth (06:03)
11. Hope (01:04)
Steve Hackett shares songwriting credits with Jo Hackett and Roger King on many of the songs. All songs have been recorded with Roger King and produced with Steve Hackett and Roger King on Siren.
Surrender of Silence will be released on September 10, 2021 on a limited edition CD + Blu-ray Mediabook on slipcase, CD Standard Jewelcase, 2LP black on gatefold + CD and LP booklet and on digital album via Inside Out Music.
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