The legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new album Surrender Of Silence on 10 September 2021, via Inside Out Music.
Wingbeats is the first single from the new album, and you can watch this below. The new album is a full-on electric piece. “Lockdown cobwebs are blown away in one fell-swoop here,” says Steve. “With the monster rhythm section of Jonas, Craig, Nick and Phil along with Rob’s soaring sax and bass clarinet, Nad, Amanda and myself on vocals, Roger’s darkly powerful organ and my guitar, we plunge full-pelt into that wild release of energy.”
Steve has also shared the details of his Seconds Out + More Tour in the UK in September and October. The full list has rescheduled dates, with nine new additional shows. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows.
Surrender of Silence was recorded during the lockdown, and as with the previous album Under A Mediterranean Sky, Hackett worked with his musical friends to complete the album.
“It’s a no holds barred album,” Hackett says, “riding that wave, unleashing those demons, dreams and nightmares, all crashing together over the shore. I enjoyed the power of this album, allowing my guitar to scream in joy and rage, and once again flying across those oceans to distant lands.
“It’s terrific to connect creatively with musicians from far-flung places, particularly when we’ve all been unable to meet. We all have a voice in our cacophony of sound, and we cry out together in the Surrender of Silence.”
Hackett’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums) were joined by Phil Ehart and Nick D’Virgilio (drums), the vocal talents of Amanda Lehmann, Durga and Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar).
Surrender Of Silence will be released as a Limited Edition CD+Blu-ray Mediabook in hardcover slipcase, Standard CD Jewel case, Gatefold 2LP+CD & LP-Booklet and Digital Album via Inside Out Music. The album can be pre-ordered at stevehackett.lnk.to/SurrenderOfSilence
Steve Hackett shares writing credits with both Jo Hackett and Roger King on several tracks. All tracks were recorded by Roger King and produced by Steve Hackett with Roger King at Siren.
1. The Obliterati (02:17)
2. Natalia (06:17)
3. Relaxation Music For Sharks (Featuring Feeding Frenzy) (04:36)
4. Wingbeats (05:20)
5. The Devil’s Cathedral (06:31)
6. Held In The Shadows (06:20)
7. Shanghai To Samarkand (08:27)
8. Fox’s Tango (04:21)
9. Day Of The Dead (06:25)
10. Scorched Earth (06:03)
11. Esperanza (01:04)