Hugely influential British melodic hard rock group Magnum have confirmed the release of their upcoming eighteenth studio album, On The 13th Day on Steamhammer / SPV on September 19th in Scandinavia, September 21st in Germany, September 24th in Europe and September 25th in the US/Canada. So Let It Rain, taken from the album, will be released as a single at the end of August.
On The 13th Day will be available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring unreleased, acoustic and live tracks from the Magnum vaults, plus as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).
Tracklisting: Limited Digipak Disc 1 1. All The Dreamers 7.09 2. Blood Red Laughter 4.40 3. Didn't Like You Anyway 4.33 4. On The 13th Day 5.35 5. So Let It Rain 4.50 6. Dance Of The Black Tattoo 5.16 7. Shadow Town 5.57 8. Putting Things In Place 4.41 9. Broken Promises 4.55 10. See How They Fall 4.56 11. From Within 4.42.
Bonus Disc 2: 1. Those Were The Days 4.12 (Demo From 1988-89) 2. Eyes Like Fire 5.23 (Full Version) 3. Blood Red Laughter 4.12 (Acoustic Version) 4. We All Need To Be Loved 4.12 (Live From Prague CZ) 5. Shadow Town 4.59 (Acoustic Version) 6. Moonking 6.29 (Live From Mannheim D).
Jewel Case - 11 tracks from CD1 of the Digipack.
Vinyl Version - LP 1 Side A 1. All The Dreamers 7.09 2. Blood Red Laughter 4.40 3. Didn't Like You Anyway 4.33 Side B 1. On The 13th Day 5.35 2. So Let It Rain 4.50 3. Dance Of The Black Tattoo 5.16
LP 2 Side A 1. Shadow Town 5.57 2. Putting Things In Place 4.41 3. Broken Promises 4.55 Side B 1.. See How They Fall 4.56 2.. From Within 4.42.
On The 13th Day follows the success of 'The Visitation', which charted at #19 in Germany, #46 in Sweden, #55 in the UK national album charts, #56 in Switzerland, and at #3 in the UK rock charts at the end of January 2011.
On The 13th Day also picks up where 'The Visitation' left off, boasting 11 soaring, brand new totally epic rock songs packed with hook filled choruses, glorious flowing melodies, luscious keyboards and flowing guitar licks. Right from the opening track 'All The Dreamers', (set to be the new 'Sacred Hour') you get an instant feeling that this album has something very special to offer. 'So Let It Rain', the first single to be taken from 'On The 13th Day', will without a doubt soon be officially classified as 'classic', while 'Dance Of The Black Tattoo', which, from the moment the first drum beats crash out of the speakers, mesmerizes from start to finish. 'On The 13th Day', which draws on the very best elements of Magnum's illustrious back catalogue and high end production, is a strong contender for the title of 'Magnum's best album to date.'
One month after the release of 'On The 13th Day' Magnum set off on a 31 date European tour from October-December 2012.
Line Up: Tony Clarkin - guitars, Bob Catley - vocals, Mark Stanway - keyboards, Al Barrow - bass, Harry James - drums