Marillion Set World Record With New Release
fans at the opening night of the UK Marillion
Weekend in Wolverhampton last Friday not only got to witness the show, they were part of the band making history. The band set a world record for the "World's Fastest DVD Release" after they recorded their performance on Friday night and released finish product just 10 hours and 31 minutes after the show at 7:03am on Saturday (April 13th). The band made the release available at the venue on Saturday and fans across the world can now purchase the new 2 DVD/3 CD souvenir package "Clock's Already Ticking," on their official website here. Marillion
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Marillion post two new songs
... Veteran prog rockers Marillion
have posted two new songs online, titled "Power" and "Gaza". The songs will be included in the band's new album, Sounds That Can't Be Made, which is due for release in September 2012. The songs are streaming from the official YouTube channel of the band: Power - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=1aZxKeANsIw Gaza - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5VKmyDEF6U&feature;=player_embedded Marillion
have debuted these songs during their recent North American tour, their first in 8 years in the USA. Source: http://www.metalhammer.gr/magazine/hammer-tv/3597-marillion
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Marillion Set New Album Release
will release their 17th studio album, Sounds That Can't Be Made, on September 24, 2012. Produced by Marillion
and Michael Hunter, the collection has been two years in the making, recorded at Marillion
's home studio, the Racket Club, as well as Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. On Sounds That Can't Be Made, frontman Steve Hogarth admits "More than a singer, I feel like an interpreter expressing a journey." Listeners will indeed take a lyrical journey, from Hogarth's open-diary prose for "Montreal," to the long-lost 1992 John Helmer lyric to "Pour My Love," as well as "Gaza," the record's 17-minute epic centerpiece. U.S. audiences recently got their first taste of Marillion
's new sounds with the live debut of "Lucky Man" and "Power" on their 2012 North American Summer Tour. The long awaited appearance marked the band's first stateside gigs since the 2004 Marbles Tour. Following the upcoming European leg of the Sounds That Can't Be Made tour, Marillion
embark on their traditional, bi-annual Marillion
Convention, scheduled for March 8-10, 2013 in Port Zelande, Holland. The three day event, attended by several thousand fans from all corners of the globe, allows fans to experience ... [ read more ]
Steve Rothery (guitar)
Mark Kelly (keyboards)
Pete Trewavas (bass)
Ian Mosely (drums)
Fish (vocals) 1979-1988
Steve Hogarth (vocals) 1988-
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Originally, they were named Silmarillion, after the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. When Rothery joined, they changed the name. They decided to drop part of the name every time someone left (eventually getting down to "Lion"), but later decided against it. (thanks, Luis Aurelio - Lagos de Moreno, Mexico)
Their original vocalist was Fish, whose real name is Derek Dick. He got his nickname from taking marathon baths when he was a teenager. Fish lives on a farm in Scotland, where he has his own recording studio called The Funny Farm.
Hogarth was formerly the singer for an English band called How We Live.
Ian Mosely used to be Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett's drummer.
Their biggest hit was "Kayleigh," in 1984.
In 1997, the band toured the US solely on money raised by it's fan club. Online, they raised over $50,000 for the tour.
They hold the unofficial world record for the fastest pressing of a DVD of a live performance. They played a show on a Friday night during a fan weekend, and fan's could pick up their copy before they left Sunday morning.
Their fan club is called The Web, after a single from their first album, Script for a Jester's Tear. Their online fan club members are called Freaks, after a B-side from their second album.
They have their own recording studio, called the Racket Club. (thanks, Andy - Indiana, PA, for all above)
They were originally asked to do the soundtrack to the first Highlander movie, but their agent wouldn't let them work on a side project until their current album was finished. Queen got the job instead. (thanks, Andy - Indiana, PA)
In 2004, Drum magazine named Ian Mosely one of the 10 most influential progressive drummers of all time, joining names like Neil Peart. (thanks, Tom - Olympia, WA USA, WA)
For their album Marillion.com, a request was sent out before the album was released asking for photos from the fans to be included on the album cover. 732 fan faces appear on the final sleeve. (thanks, Andy - Eatontown, NJ)
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