MAGNUM releases new album in January 2020, album teaser released!

MAGNUM releases new album in January 2020, album teaser released!

21st October 2019 0 By John Deaux

Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the band, and on top of that he produces their albums from the very first demo to the final mix. “As soon as the album is finished, I start to collect new ideas,” he explains. “That’s how I’ve worked since the early seventies, for me that’s the ideal method.” On their latest album The Serpent Rings Clarkin and Magnum’s other original member, vocalist Bob Catley, prove all over again just how perfectly this established system works.

Magnum have recorded eleven new songs which feature all the traditional strengths of the British act and also live up to the band’s ambition to explore a more rock-oriented direction. The new album, The Serpent Rings, presents Magnum the way the musicians themselves like it: rocking and at the same time melodic, straightforward but also a little playful, powerful as well as sensitive with enchanted lyrics but also with a socio-critical approach.

The Serpent Rings was recorded by the Magnum line-up consisting of Clarkin, Catley, keyboardist Rick Benton and drummer Lee Morris, plus their latest addition, bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic, among others), who joined the fold to replace Al Barrow.

Magnum’s major European tour has been scheduled to start in March 2020, initially with a number of headlining shows, to be continued by a first-rate package together with Gotthard from Switzerland. This extremely successful collaboration first passed the litmus test a few years ago, and Clarkin, Catley & Co. are very enthusiastic: “Along with some classic numbers, we will also present four or five songs from The Serpent Rings,” the band promises, providing even more reasons for their fans to mark the dates in their calendars.

“The Serpent Rings”
will be released January 17th, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream:




  1. Where Are You Eden? 5:37
  2. You Can’t Run Faster Than Bullets 5:40
  3. Madman or Messiah 5:18
  4. The Archway of Tears 6:21
  5. Not Forgiven 5:48
  6. The Serpent Rings 6:47
  7. House of Kings 4:47
  8. The Great Unknown 5:27
  9. Man 5:31
  10. The Last One on Earth 3:43
  11. Crimson on the White Sand 4:53


MAGNUM live 2020:

Headline Tour

19.03. UK-Glasgow – Garage

20.03. UK-Belfast – Limelight 1

21.03. IRL-Dublin – Voodoo Lounge

22.03. UK-Cardiff – Tramshed

24.03. UK-Sheffield – Leadmill

25.03. UK-Hull – Welly

26.03. UK-Manchester – Academy 2

28.03. UK-Holmfirth – Picturedrome

29.03. UK-Cambridge – Junction

30.03. UK-Birmingham – Town Hall

31.03. UK-Norwich – Waterfront

02.04. UK-Exeter – Lemon Grove

03.04. UK-Southampton – Engine Rooms

04.04. UK-London – Islington Assembly

05.04. NL-Uden – De Pul

06.04. DE-Kiel – Max Music Hall

08.04. NO-Oslo – Vulkan Arena

09.04. SE-Huskvarna – Folkets Park

10.04. SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben

11.04. SE-Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken

13.04. SE-Gothenburg – Pustervik

14.04. SE-Malmö – Babel

on tour with GOTTHARD

16.04. DE-Frankfurt – Batschkapp

17.04. DE-Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling

18.04. DE-Balingen – Volksbank Messe

20.04. DE-Munich – Tonhalle

21.04. DE-Fürth – Stadthalle

22.04. DE-Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36

24.04. DE-Hannover – Capitol

25.04. DE-Bremen – Pier 2

26.04. DE-Berlin – Tempodrom

28.04. DE-Singen – Stadthalle

29.04. DE-Cologne – E-Werk

30.04. DE-Saarbrücken – Garage

Headline Tour

01.05. CZ-Prague – Nová Chmelnice

02.05. DE-Schwalmstadt – Kulturhalle

05.05. DE-Stuttgart – Im Wizemann

07.05. CH-Pratteln – Z7

08.05. IT-Milan – Legend

09.05. IT-Bologna – Alchemica

11.05. ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2

12.05  ES-Madrid – But

13.05. ES-Bilbao – Santana 27

16.05. UK-Nottingham – Rock City

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