11 July 2018
Caligula’s Horse : release first two albums on vinyl for the first time
Caligula’s Horse :   release first two albums on vinyl for the first time

Caligula’s Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene, recently announced a European tour for October – November 2018. To coincide with this, InsideOutMusic will issue the band’s first two albums, Moments from Ephemeral City and The Tide, the Thief & River’s End, on vinyl for the very first time on the 21st September 2018. Both will come as gatefold 180g black 2LP including the album on CD.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: "People have been asking after vinyl versions of our first two albums for years now, so we're excited that it's finally happening right in time for our headline tour of Europe. It'll be a little blast from the past for us personally - can't wait to crack open one of these babies!"

Joining them on their EU tour will be fellow countrymen & progressive metal powerhouse Circles on their momentous return to Europe as main support, and instrumental guitar prodigy I Built The Sky (for their first European appearances). The run will also see Caligula’s Horse make appearances at several festivals including Euroblast, ProgPower, Very Prog Festival, Damnation Festival and AMFest.

You can find the full list of dates below:
Friday October 5 - Euroblast Festival, Cologne, Germany
Sunday October 7 - ProgPower Festival,  Baarlo, Netherlands*
Monday October 8 -  Backstage, Paris, France
Tuesday October 9 -  Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
Thursday October 11 -  Mungirock Aretoa, Mungia (Bilbao), Spain
Friday October 12 - Very Prog Festival, Toulouse, France**
Saturday October 13 -  AMFest, Barcelona, Spain**
Sunday October 14 -  Nazca, Madrid, Spain
Monday October 15 -  RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal
Wednesday October 17 -  KiFF Foyer, Aarau, Switzerland
Thursday October 18 -  Legend Club, Milan, Italy
Saturday October 20 -  Collosseum, Kosice, Slovakia
Sunday October 21 -  Dürer Kert (Room 041), Budapest, Hungary
Monday October 22 -  KSET,  Zagreb, Croatia
Tuesday October 23 -  Strahov 007, Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday October 24 -  Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
Thursday October 25 - Headcrash, Hamburg, Germany
Saturday October 27 -  Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sunday October 28 -  John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Monday October 29 - BETA, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday October 30 - The Tube, Dusseldorf, Germany
Thursday November 1 - Boston Music Room, London, UK
Friday November 2 - Audio, Glasgow, UK
Saturday November 3 - Damnation Festival, Leeds, UK**
Sunday November 4 - Mama Roux, Birmingham, UK
Monday November 5 - Star And Garter, Manchester, UK
Tuesday November 6 - The Lanes, Bristol, UK
*I Built The Sky Not Appearing
**Circles & I Built The Sky Not Appearing

The band also tour Australia in August, and you can find those dates below:
With James Norbert Ivanyi & Opus Of A Machine
Friday August 3 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday August 11 - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday August 16 - Howler, Melbourne

Watch the video for the track ‘Songs For No One’, taken from the latest album ‘In Contact’, here: https://youtu.be/P2Wgxj5-q98

‘In Contact’ is available now on CD & 2LP + CD (including exclusive coloured versions) here: http://smarturl.it/CaligulasHorseIC

“a finely tuned inventive effort that bristles with crystal-sharp clarity” – Metal Hammer
“Those who may have despaired that progressive metal had succumbed to regression will find solace in this, the band’s finest album to date.” – Prog Magazine
“In Contact is a masterpiece…a work of unimaginable beauty.” – The Music

As with the band’s acclaimed album ‘Bloom’ before it, ‘In Contact’ sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments: “In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We’re one another’s harshest critic, but fortunately we’ve done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction - we can finish each other’s musical sentences, so to speak. And we're lucky that's the case, since In Contact proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we’d conceived of in the past.”

Vocalist Jim Grey adds: "In Contact has been an enormous proposition - the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we've never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous - but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing Bloom.”

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.

Caligula’s Horse are:
Jim Grey – lead vocals
Sam Vallen – lead guitar
Adrian Goleby – guitar
Dave Couper – bass & vocals
Josh Griffin - drums
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