The Mute Gods: new band, new video launch – ‘do nothing till you hear from me’

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The Mute Gods, a brand new band from the mind of renowned bassist, chapman stick player & vocalist Nick Beggs, have announced the release of their debut album through Inside Out.

Nick has most recently been involved with Steven Wilson’s solo band, both in the studio and on tour, whilst also playing live with legendary guitarist Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited run of shows. In recent years he has contributed to projects such as Lifesigns, Fish On Friday & Lonely Robot, as well as playing live with Rick Wakeman.  It seems a long way from his Kajagoogoo ‘Too Shy’ days.

In The Mute Gods, he’s joined by drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson), and long-time Steve Hackett collaborator & keyboardist Roger King, they will release the full length ‘do nothing till you hear from me’ on the 22nd January 2016. They have now launched a video for the album’s title track directed by Crystal Spotlight which you can watch here:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k1vVCqlrdE&w=640&h=360]

Further to the above, you can check out a revolutionary 4K 360 degree version of the video for ‘Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me’ here.

Nick had this to say about the track: “The track was inspired by the speeches of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his warning to the free world about the rise of the Independent Industrial Military Complex.”

The enigmatic artwork for the record was created by Lars ‘Zeituhr” Tellmann, which will arrive on a limited edition digipak CD (incl. bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP with CD & digital download. Track-listing below:

  1. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Memute gods 2
  2. Praying To A Mute God
  3. Nightschool For Idiots
  4. Feed The Troll
  5. Your Dark Ideas
  6. Last Man On Earth (bonus track)
  7. In The Crosshairs
  8. Strange Relationship
  9. Swimming Horses
  10. Mavro Capelo (bonus track)
  11. Father Daughter

Pre-orders for the album on both CD & LP formats are available from Burning Shed.

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The Mute Gods have also launched a brand new website which will be updated with new content and information on how the band came together in the coming months. They are also on Facebook  and Tweeter.
Insideoutmusic’s official website is: www.insideoutmusic.com

Words by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive and his website is www.michaelainscoephotography.co.uk

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