18 November 2016
Maschine: new album 'Naturalis' out now!
Maschine:  new album 'Naturalis' out now!
Young British progressive rockers Maschine have released their eagerly awaited new album 'Naturalis' today! The album has been receiving some great reactions and you can find a few below:
The album has been receiving some great reviews already, you can find a select few below:

"A bold and brilliant step from a band long marked for progressive greatness." - Prog Magazine
"'Naturalis' is a contemporary sounding album which successfully fuses the blend of genres which is becoming the Maschine signature." - Louder Than War
"a refined and sophisticated choice with nary a note wrong that will have you ordering another round in no time. A gem." - Metal Wani
"a mixture of metal, prog, indie and jazz-infused improvisational fearlessness that manages to sound totally cohesive" - Echoes & Dust

Pick up the album now below:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/naturalis_iTUNES
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/naturalis_AmazonMP3
Band webstore: http://www.maschineuk.com
InsideOut store: http://smarturl.it/naturalis_IOMshop
Burning Shed (Special offer incl. signed postcard!): https://www.burningshed.com/store/insideoutmusic/product/523/8003/

You can watch the first two in a series of interviews with the band below:
Dan Mash: https://youtu.be/SExBkcsOQ7w
Luke Machin: https://youtu.be/yghAvX7hjTo

The band launched lyric videos for 'Night & Day' and an edit of the track 'Megacyma' which you can check out below:
Night & Day: https://youtu.be/xr0oYJWIbG4
Megacyma: https://youtu.be/BAWRSoiGS6U

The follow-up to the band's debut 'Rubidium', this record is the first to feature drummer James Stewart (Vader) & keyboardist/vocalist Marie-Eve de Gaultier. The 6 tracks that make up the main album fit into a loose concept. Machin continues: "This is basically about natural events. It's something I've been thinking about and working on for some time. My interest really began with the Japanese tsunami in 2011. It had such a far reaching effect on so many people. Once I had the idea for the album fixed in my head, the whole thing just snowballed. But what I didn't want this to be was a record about natural disasters. That can be such a dark subject. What I wanted to emphasise was that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope for mankind. And that's the vibe I wanted to come through."

The album will be released as a special edition digipak CD & digital download, both featuring two bonus tracks recorded live in 2015 at Veruno Prog Festival in Italy. The full track-list can be found below:

1. Resistance (11:52)
2. Night And Day (5:08)
3. Make Believe (7:10)
4. Hidden In Plain Sight (7:01)
5. A New Reality (8:45)
6. Megacyma (11:46)
Bonus Tracks
7. Eyes Pt.2 (Live in Veruno) (8:55)
8. Rubidium (Live in Veruno) (8:47)

Since honing their live performance whilst out on tour with Haken & Leprous in 2014, the band have been itching to get back out and are currently confirmed to play HRH Prog Festival in the UK on 17th March 2017 alongside Hawkwind, Curved Air, Hexvessel & more. More dates will be announced soon.

Luke comments of the new material: "The album reflects much more of what we are about. As a progressive band in the true sense of the term, we will never repeat ourselves and will always look to move on. But you can hear a cohesion in our style and sound. We have taken inspirations from so many different areas of music. I have taken the feelings from albums and tracks that make an impression on me, and have brought these to life in Maschine's music."

Band Line-Up:
Luke Machin - guitar/vocals
Elliott Fuller - guitar
Dan Mash - bass
James Stewart - drums
Marie-Eve de Gaultier- keyboards/vocals

MASCHINE online: