UK rockers TOUCHSTONE are due to release their first single from the upcoming new album ‘Oceans Of Time’ (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records). The single, ‘Flux’, will have a digital release on September 9 and will feature both a radio edit and full album version B-side.
‘Oceans Of Time’, features 10 tracks recorded and produced at Outhouse Studios by renowned producer John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Funeral For A Friend), and is due for worldwide release on October 7. The album will be the successor to Touchstone’s previous albums: The City Sleeps (2011), Wintercoast (2009) and Discordant Dreams (2007).
On this eagerly awaited new album, the band continue their “Wintercoast” story with the dynamic, moving epic title track ‘Oceans Of Time’; the sequel to the title tracks of Wintercoast and The City Sleeps. Another familiar theme comes from ‘Shadow’s End’, the final part of the Shadow trilogy, which started with the track ‘Shadow’, from Discordant Dreams. Fans will enjoy a more guitar-orientated sound from Oceans Of Time than previous albums due to the nature of the writing process.
All the music is written by Touchstone, with lyrics by lead vocalist Kim “Elkie” Seviour, and keys man Robert Cottingham, whilst guitarist Adam Hodgson again designed the cover artwork.
Label manager Hugh Gilmour comments on the signing: “Touchstone are very much a fresh and exciting addition to the Hear No Evil roster, with a modern album that strikes a perfect balance between classic, melodic prog and more streamlined, contemporary hard rock.”
The release of the new album will be supported by a 6-date UK tour in October, where they will be joined by co-headliners Von Hertzen Brothers from Finland.
Oceans Of Time is released October 7 through Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records.
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OCEANS OF TIME Track listing:
3. Tabula Rasa
5. Spirit Of The Age
6. Shadow’s End
7. Solace 2013
8. Through The Night
9.Thunder & Crickets
10.Oceans Of Time
UK Tour Dates (with Von Hertzen Brothers)
Oct 18 King Tut’s, Glasgow
Oct 19 The Duchess, York
Oct 20 The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 25 The Garage, London
Oct 26 Eric’s Live, Liverpool
Oct 27 The Robin , Bilston