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28th April 2017

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Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup The Night Flight Orchestra, who feature members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy, release their third studio album, 'Amber Galactic', on May 19th 2017 via Nuclear Blast and today we are delighted to be premiering a brand new video from the band.

Here the band discuss the artwork for 'Amber Galactic' and talk about their all time favourites. Here it is, for your enjoyment.

'Amber Galactic' will be available as limited edition digipak CD featuring an alternate cover art 2LP vinyl (black and violet sparkle) and will be available digitally via all known platforms.

The first track from the album, 'Gemini', was released last week in superb animated video form. The video was created by Elia Cristofoli, aka Solingo, who has worked for Volvo, Subaru and Canon in the past and also the compositors Francesco Mazzola and Andrea Vozzo of Peach Studio.

Vocalist Björn Strid said about the 'Gemini' video:

"Elia has done a terrific job capturing the vibe of this song with his amazing animations. He had one month to complete it and worked day and night. This video showcases a relationship drama set in space, with an epic twist.

"The colours and the characters are amazing and also very mysterious. My personal perception of the animation is a slight He-Man-goes-to-Russia feel (Or is it She-Ra??). Absolutely fantastic! Enjoy!"

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Cristofoli added:

"When Björn asked me for a fully-cartoon music video in 80's style, with so many intergalactic babes destroying alien monsters, a joker grin drew on my face... I love 80s cartoons like He-Man, Ken Shiro, etc.

"Then David sent me the script with a storyboard. I read their story. These guys are out of control, I thought. Just as I like! I spent a few days studying the design of the characters and the spaceships, then I started drawing like a psychopath. I figure I was amused.

"I hope NFO fans like the video. Rock on!"

'Amber Galactic' opening track, 'Midnight Flyer', was released in late March and you can enjoy that right here. There are also three album trailers at the very bottom of this page too.

'Amber Galactic' is available for pre-order now on Ltd Digipack CD, Double Etched Vinyl, Ltd Double Etched Violet Sparkle Vinyl and Digital album right here.

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And here's the tracklist for 'Amber Galactic':

1. Midnight Flyer
2. Star Of Rio
3. Gemini
4. Sad State Of Affairs
5. Jennie
6. Domino
7. Josephine
8. Space Whisperer
9. Something Mysterious
10. Saturn In Velvet
11. Just Another Night BONUS TRACK (limited edition digipak, vinyl)
12. Fly Tonight (Never Rewind) BONUS TRACK (Japan only)

When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle:

"Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD - we sound like cocaine."

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'Amber Galactic' was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows The Night Flight Orchestra's two previous releases, 2012s 'Internal Affairs' and 2015s 'Skyline Whispers'.

The Night Flight Orchestra are:
Björn Strid (Soilwork) - vocals
Sharlee D' Angelo (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-King Diamond) - bass
David Andersson (Soilwork) - guitars
Richard Larsson (Von Benzo) - keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck (Mean Streak) - drums
Sebastian Forslund (Kadwatha) - guitars, percussion


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