Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, have announced the release of their forthcoming fourth studio album, 'In Contact', for release on September 15th, 2017 via Inside Out Music.
Written between late 2016 and May 2017, the album went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on 'In Contact' stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of 'Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)' to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, 'Graves'. This is Caligula's Horse at their most ambitious and progressive.
The full track-listing is as follows:
1.Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
Prior to the new album's release, the band are set to return to Europe in June 2017 for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema & Pain of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances at Midsummer Prog Festival (Valkenburg, Netherlands) & Be Prog! My Friend Festival (Barcelona, Spain). To coincide with that, InsideOutMusic will reissue the band's first two albums 'Moments From Ephemeral City' & 'The Tide, the Thief & River's End' on the 16th June 2017 as CD & digital download.
You can find the full list of tour dates below:
19th June - Le Rex, Toulouse, France w/ Pain of Salvation
20th June - Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Opeth
21st June - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland w/ Opeth
22nd June - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Pain of Salvation
23rd June - Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands w/ Anathema
24th June - Midsummer Prog Festival, Valkenburg, Netherlands
25th June - The Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
28th June - The Black Heart, London, UK
30th June - Be Prog! My Friend Festival, Barcelona, Spain
The band's latest album 'Bloom' was released last year and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band's momentum build so steadily and confidently.
Caligula's Horse are:
Jim Grey - lead vocals
Sam Vallen - lead guitar
Adrian Goleby - guitar
Dave Couper - bass & vocals
Josh Griffin - drums