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Caligula’s Horse announce new album ‘Rise Radiant’ / Launch first single ‘The Tempest’


Caligula’s Horse, hailing from Brisbane, Australia, a leading light in contemporary progressive metal worldwide, are pleased to announce their fifth studio album ‘Rise Radiant’ for release on the 22nd May 2020. Produced by the group’s Sam Vallen, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, Leprous), the record is their most focussed and potent artistic statement to date.


The band are also excited to launch the first single from the album, and you can listen to the albums’ opening track ‘The Tempest’ now below



Lead guitarist Sam Vallen comments: “‘Rise Radiant’ is the album we’ve been working towards for almost a decade. It represents everything we love about Caligula’s Horse – the colour, the ferocity, the introspection, the extremes – all tied up together in a way we could never have managed until now. As a band, we’ve never felt tighter, more inspired, or more driven than in the creation of this record. We’re tremendously proud of ‘Rise Radiant’, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!”


‘Rise Radiant’ is an uncompromising exploration of the human experience dressed in vivid musical colour and virtuosic performances. It is an anthem for the regeneration of self-belief, an exploration of the themes of legacy, and a rallying cry for survival. Comprised of 8 tracks, ‘Rise Radiant’ will be available as a limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital download. The formats also include 2 bonus tracks, covers of the Split Enz track ‘Message To My Girl’ & Peter Gabriel’s ‘Don’t Give Up’, which also features a guest appearance by Lynsey Ward of Exploring Birdsong. You can find the full track-listing below and pre-orders are available below

1. The Tempest

2. Slow Violence

3. Salt

4. Resonate

5. Oceanrise

6. Valkyrie

7. Autumn

8. The Ascent


Caligula’s Horse will embark on first ever North American headline tour starting in May, following their one-off appearance at ProgPower USA last year. The band will bring their eclectic and energetic live show to American audiences, hitting the road with Long Island heavy rock juggernaut Moon Tooth, as well as fellow countrymen prog prodigies Ebonivory.


Tickets From caligulashorse.com/tour


May 2020:

22 Chicago, IL  - Reggie's Rock Club

23 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

24 Toronto, ON - Mod Club

25 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus

26 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

27 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre

28 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry

29 Washington, DC - Union Stage

30 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre


June 2020:

1 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

2 Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live

4 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge

5 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre

6 San Francisco, CA - Slim's

7 Portland, OR - Hawthorn Theatre

8 Seattle, WA -El Corazon

9 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore

11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

12 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

13 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room

14 Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam Hall

16 St Louis, MO - Red Flag

17 Nashville, TN - Exit/In

18 Atlanta, GA - Purgatory @ The Masquerade

19 West Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street

20 Orlando, FL - Soundbar


Look out for further world tour dates in the near future.


News story provided by For The Lost PR