Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Earthside European & UK Live Dates

Cinematic rockers Earthside will be touring Europe, supporting Voyager as well as appearing at the Euroblast Festival and ProgPower Festival throughout October. 

They will be joining Voyager on select shows in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK. In the UK they will be landing on 20th October when they play the Club Academy, Manchester before two shows at The Dome in London on 21 Oct (Sold Out) and 22nd Oct. Then they play Slay in Glasgow and finish at the O2 Academy2 in Liverpool. 

Talking about the tour they said, “Earthside is ecstatic to be touring Europe once again, and with familiar nightliner-mates from the last time we were across the pond. Voyager are a legendary bunch of humans whose live show energy has only gotten better and better with each passing year. And it’s probably good for the well-being of all in attendance that Voyager is there to uplift everyone’s spirits after we’ve sunken y’all into existential angst. 

“In all seriousness, it should be a wonderful time, getting to partake in Voyager‘s European-wide celebration coming off their well-earned triumphs at Eurovision, and to bask in it all with so many of you who are coming out to share in the joy with us. Cold Night For Alligators are a force as well. Definitely a night to be experienced from beginning-to-end, and we’re honoured to be right in the middle of it!” 

You can get tickets for these shows by clicking here.

The tour news follows the announcement of the release of Earthside‘s second album, Let the Truth Speak, worldwide on 17th November via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group – Earlier this month, the official video for the epic title track was released, one that guest features TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins & Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh.
  
The single carries a feeling of culmination—the fully unexpected but fittingly show-stopping point of arrival in what is intended as the album’s tumultuous pursuit of truth. A full string section—an overarching element of the record’s sound—jostles with violent rhythms, eldritch scales, and the unprecedented pairing of Earthside alumni and TesseracT frontman Daniel Tompkins’ vocal dexterity and world-music ace Gennady Tkachenko Papizh’s vocalisations and cinematic wails. These elements all crescendo to an ending climax that is a unanimous favourite moment of the album for the band.
 
Having worked together once before on a track that would become one of the group’s most popular songs, both Earthside and Daniel Tompkins had a desire to collaborate on a more adventurous piece of material that would push the limits of their creativity.
 
Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh is renowned across Europe as a one-of-a-kind artist, coming to recognition through his performance on Georgia’s Got Talent. Gennady transforms his voice into everything from celestial soundscapes, to haunting Mediterranean cries and shamanic whispers.  When Earthside discovered Gennady through a fan’s recommendation, they wanted to be the first band in rock or metal to share his monumental gift with the world. 
 
Earthside are Jamie van Dyck (Guitars, backing vocals, programming, keyboards), Ben Shanbrom (Drums, backing vocals), Frank Sacramone (Keyboards, synthesisers, programming, percussion, guitar) and Ryan Griffin (Bass, backing vocals). Eight long years removed from their 2015 debut album, A Dream in Static, the idealistic thinkers and feelers in Earthside found themselves in a different world entirely … Or, perhaps, a world more honest and unhinged than they and many others had bargained for.

“This album almost destroyed our lives and friendships,” Sacramone confided. “It’s insanity, but it is beautiful.”
 
 “A Dream In Static was more of an I album,” reflected van Dyck. “Each of us in our own way was engaging topics of self-actualisation and the fear of never quite becoming. Let The Truth Speak, however, turns its focus to the we. Within months of releasing ADIS, the global landscape had changed to where issues of far more consequence than our own individual dreams coming true were tugging at us. We became far more consumed with the trajectory of humanity as a whole than our own legacies therein.”

Previously revealed songs from the album include ‘All We Ever Knew And Ever Loved featuring Baard Kolstad of Leprous. The video won the award for Best Music Video at the United Artist International Film Festival and was selected to be screened at a number of film festivals – Horrorcon UK, UAIFF, Dam Short Film Festival, Animiest, Rhode Island International film festival and more. While We Who Lament was released late 2022 and features Keturah on vocals, and been described as “one of the most infectious and immediate songs on the album”

Let The Truth Speak is an international affair, featuring vocalists and storytellers from all walks of life and corners of the globe. It features the following tracks: ‘But What If We’re Wrong’ featuring Sandbox Percussion, ‘We Who Lament featuring Keturah, ‘Tyranny’ featuring Pritam Adhikary of Aarlon, ‘Pattern Of Rebirth featuring AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods, ‘Watching The Earth Sink’, ‘The Lesser Evil’ featuring Larry Braggs & Sam Gendel, ‘Denial’s Aria’ featuring Keturah, VikKe & Duo Scorpio, ‘Vespers’ featuring Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh & VikKe, ‘Let The Truth Speak’ featuring Daniel Tompkins of TesseracT & Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh) and All We Ever Knew And Ever Loved featuring Baard Kolstad of Leprous.

Let the Truth Speak, can be pre-ordered here, you can check out the video the title track here at RAMzine, and see Earthside live soon.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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