New Magnum Album ‘HERE COMES THE RAIN’ to be released 12.01.2024

New Magnum Album ‘HERE COMES THE RAIN’ to be released 12.01.2024

20th October 2023 0 By John Deaux

There are few great bands on our planet that you can infallibly identify within the first few bars of one of their songs. Their unique melodic skill, their tasteful instrumentation, the right balance of depth and catchiness, and then of course that charismatic voice: Magnum are Magnum! The same can be said of their latest studio album ‘Here Comes The Rain’, which will be out on Steamhammer/SPV from 12 January 2024 on CD + DVD, double vinyl LP, as a box set and for digital download, proving once again that classic rock music could hardly sound more atmospheric. The band surrounding frontman Bob Catley and guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin are also set to release two lead singles on 22 November 2023 (“Blue Tango”) and 3 January 2024 (“The Seventh Darkness”) and a tour has been scheduled to kick off in early April 2024.

The album’s highly inspired artwork again is designed by the great Rodney Matthews, who has already created a number of Magnum sleeves to support the band’s atmospherically dense music. Says Tony Clarkin: “The back of the cover features a kind of avian battalion in attack mode, which I think is a great allegory!”

Apart from Magnum’s typical trademarks, ‘Here Comes The Rain’ also holds a number of thoroughly pleasant surprises in store, such as ‘Blue Tango’, which is a real riff-rock number that makes you want to move your feet. Or ‘The Seventh Darkness’ with some awesome brass sections courtesy of guest musicians Chris ‘BeeBe’ Aldridge (saxophone) and Nick Dewhurst (trumpet), which lend the song brilliance and shape.

There can be no doubt about it: ‘Here Comes The Rain’ sees the Magnum line-up consisting of Catley, Clarkin, keyboardist Rick Benton, bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Lee Morris once again succeed in creating an outstandingly colourful, varied and inspired new studio album. “Everyone played their part without me dictating anything,” Clarkin enthuses, “everyone just instinctively played what their inspiration told them.” It’s a good thing that these superb musicians can rely on their intuition!

Photo by Rob Barrow

Tracklisting:

  1. Run into the Shadows 5:22
    2. Here Comes the Rain 4:37
    3. Some Kind of Treachery 4:28
    4. After the Silence 4:34
    5. Blue Tango 5:26
    6. The Day He Lied 4:34
    7. The Seventh Darkness 4:41
    8. Broken City 4:39
    9. I Wanna Live 5:29
    10. Borderline 6:16

“Here Comes The Rain” will be released on January 12th, 2024 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:

=> CD+DVD (“Live At KK’s Steel Mill”) DigiPak

=> CD Jewel Case Version

=> Limited Box Set

=> 2LP Gatefold, 140 g, solid baby blue vinyl, printed inner sleeves

=> Download / Streaming

Pre-Order Link: https://Magnum.lnk.to/HereComesTheRain

=> Exclusive CD/LP Bundles with a shirt only at the Steamhammer shop

Pre-Order Link: https://store.spv.de/collections/magnum 

=> 2LP Gatefold exclusive coloured edition only at the Napalm shop

Pre-Order Link: https://napalmrecords.com/english/magnum  

MAGNUM live 2024:

04.04. DE-Mannheim – Capitol

05.04. DE-Bochum – Christuskirche

06.04. DE-Neuruppin – Kulturhaus

08.04. DE-Berlin – Metropol

09.04. DE-Hannover – Musikzentrum

10.04. DE-Hamburg – Fabrik

12.04. DE-Memmingen – Kaminwerk

13.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7 

14.04. DE-Regensburg – Airport

16.04. DE-Munich – Ampere

17.04. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch

19.04. DE-Markneukirchen – Musikhalle

21.04. SE-Malmö – Babel

22.04. NO-Oslo – John Dee

23.04. SE-Uppsala – Katalin

25.04. SE-Gothenburg – Pustervik

26.04. SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben

29.04. UK-Bristol – SWX

30.04. UK-Southampton – Engine Rooms

02.05. UK-Holmfirth – Picturedome

03.05. UK-Wolverhampton – KK’s Steelmill

04.05. UK-Nottingham – Rock City

06.05. UK-London – Islington Assembly Hall

08.05. UK-Glasgow – The TV Studio SWG3

09.05. UK-Manchester – Academy 2

 

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