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  NEW SPOCK'S BEARD ALBUM, 'NOISE FLOOR', ON THE WAY
1st March 2018



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Spock's Beard will release their thirteenth studio album, 'Noise Floor', on 25th May 2018. As announced previously, for this album Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer and original member Nick D'Virgilio.

Spock's Beard is a band that is in a continual state of evolution and 'Noise Floor' fits perfectly into this process. Vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard tells us:

"We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic. We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people's attention early on."

As with all Spock's Beard songs, most of the new album was written by the individual members, and then brought to the rest of the band as high quality demos. Leonard adds:

"We all do this type of thing in our home studios so by the time they reach the stage where the entire band get to judge them, they are really developed, and therefore everyone can make a reasoned judgement."

One key change on this album sees the return of drummer Nick D'Virgilio, who originally left in 2011. There are also two violinists, a cello player, a viola player and an English horn featured on the album, thereby giving the sound a slightly more evocative and persuasive twist.

The album was once again engineered by long-time collaborator Rich Mouser and will be released as a 2CD digipak (featuring an EP of material from the same sessions), gatefold 2LP + 2CD and digital download. The tracklisting is as follows:

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Disc 1 – Noise Floor
1. To Breathe Another Day
2. What Becomes Of Me
3. Somebody's Home
4. Have We All Gone Crazy Yet
5. So This Is Life
6. One So Wise
7. Box Of Spiders 8. Beginnings

Disc 2 – Cutting Room Floor
1. Days We'll Remember
2. Bulletproof
3. Vault
4. Armageddon Nervous

More information will follow in the coming weeks.







 


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