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SPOCKS BEARD CD ART 6-18-15Legendary progressive-rockers Spock’s Beard are pleased to announce that their brand new 12th studio album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ is set for release on the August 21st, 2015, and you can view the artwork for it above.  According to bassist Dave Meros, it’s not a matter of how much the new album recalls past Spock’s material, but how much it differs. “I think the opening track ‘Tides of Time’ is classic Spock’s in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different. That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us.  “The band also recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. The band will be joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.

Spock’s Beard’s forthcoming new studio album The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013’s Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep. The album finds the band answering the needs of their creations by utilizing the considerable versatility of each member. In addition to Ted Leonard’s soaring vocals and Dave Meros’ distinctive bass, Alan Morse adds autoharp, banjolele, electric sitar and mandolin to his array of instruments, drummer Jimmy Keegan takes over lead vocals on “Bennett Built a Time Machine” and Ryo expands his arsenal of keyboard sounds throughout the album. In addition, virtuoso Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album’s majestic closer, “Disappear.”

As with the previous album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep, The Oblivion Particle was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.

The full list of dates are as follows:

16.09 – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium

17.09 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

18.09 – Framus & WarwickMusic Hall, Markneukirchen, GermanySPOCK'S BEARD PROMO 6-18-15

19.09 – Progresja, Warschau, Poland

20.09 – Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic

21.09 – Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary

23.09 – Legend, Milan, Italy

24.09 – Kantine, Augsburg, Germany

25.09 – Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany

26.09 – Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany

27.09 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany

29.09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

30.09 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK

1.10 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

2.10 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

3.10 – ClubAcademy, Manchester, UK

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