02 October 2018
Caligula’s Horse : launch video for 'The Hands are the Hardest'; EU tour starts imminently
Caligula’s Horse :  launch video for 'The Hands are the Hardest'; EU tour starts imminently

CALIGULA'S HORSE, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene, are set to begin their European ‘Aussie-Invasion’ tour imminently, and to celebrate they have launched a video for ‘The Hands are the Hardest’. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/3OeS3RbZL7U Jim Grey (vocalist) comments: “'The Hands are the Hardest’ is one of my favourite tunes from In Contact - it was the first we completed for that album and for that reason it holds a special place in my heart. The story of struggle within this song resonates with me personally, so it only felt right to make this tune a focus for our first headline tour in Europe, the biggest tour we’ve ever embarked upon. We’re taking a 27-show journey across Europe, and night after night we’ll be sharing this song’s story with all of our people - it’s going to be something truly special.” 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 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

The band also recently issued their first two albums, 'Moments from Ephemeral City' and 'The Tide, the Thief & River’s End', on vinyl for the very first time. Both will come as gatefold 180g black 2LP including the album on CD. Order them below:

Moments from Ephemeral City:

The Tide, the Thief & River’s End:

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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