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Caligula’s Horse, one of the country's most exciting and innovative progressive bands, will hit the road for a national tour in November and December for the Hands Shape Stone Australian Tour!
These shows will serve as Caligula’s Horse’s last shows for the year, and are a follow up to their hugely successful Turntail Australian Tour in April, of which several shows sold out. Caligula’s Horse are currently deep in writing mode, and they plan to escape from the studio to exclusively unleash some new material live on this tour!
The tour has just gotten a lot bigger with the news that Caligula's Horse will be headlining this year’s PROGFEST taking place at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday, December 3. This will be the band’s final show of the year and is bound to be epic!
Caligula’s Horse, recently announced the departure of long-time drummer Geoff Irish and have revealed his replacement in Josh Griffin. This tour will be the group’s first shows to include Josh on stage, who will bring hard-hitting precision and powerful feel to an already extremely impressive live outfit.
As an introduction, Griffin has recorded a drum play-through video for Rust, taken from the bands most recent album Bloom.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/P15E8ganeak
Jim Grey, singer of Caligula’s Horse, explains - "Josh is totally a kindred spirit. An old-school prog fan, and a consummate musician who understands our musical mission statement. Not to mention mad chops! We're all looking forward to introducing his style to our fans all around the world, starting right here in Australia in November."
The band’s current album Bloom was released in October 2015 and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic and masterful production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, making it a uniquely enticing sonic entity, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock. It is a unique thrill to watch a band's momentum build so steadily and confidently.
Bloom is a truly progressive record, one that has the depth and musicality to appease the most dedicated prog fan while at the same time containing enough fire and emotion to capture the hearts of the wider rock community. Bloom reached the heights of #16 on the Australian Albums ARIA Chart, and #2 and #7 on the Australian iTunes Metaland Rock Charts respectively. Beat Magazine labelled the group as “the next Aussie progressive rock act to make major waves overseas", Metal Injection (US) proclaimed they “evoke a striking amount of greatness”, while Prog Magazine (UK) stated "they are sounding ever more like they just need an arena to fill".
Since forming in 2011, the Brisbane five piece have built a reputation as one of Australia's tightest and most exhilarating live acts. Releasing their debut album Moments From Ephemeral City in April of that year and The Tide, the Thief & River's End in 2013, the band continued to receive international praise and toured relentlessly. They soon found themselves supporting household names such as Opeth, TesseracT, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, The Ocean, Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris & many more, leaving crowds mesmerised and in awe of their power. 2015 saw them first set foot on European soil alongside Norway’s Shining, taking their unstoppable live show to the other side of the world, which would be ravenously received by crowds all over the continent.