MAGNUM Announce New Album 'The Serpent Rings' Out Jan 17

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- NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN JANUARY 2020 -
- ALBUM TEASER RELEASED TODAY -
 
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.
 
Today will see the arrival of the first album teaser for the new album.
 
 
"The Serpent Rings" will be released January 17th, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream: 
 
Tracklisting:
 
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 - Naesfabriken
13.04. SE-Gothenburg - Pustervik
14.04. SE-Malmo - 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-Farth - 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-Saarbracken - 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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