NEW ALBUM FROM THE FRENCH ALT-METAL/ART-ROCK COLLECTIVE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 10TH 2023 ON KSCOPE
Emotive and conceptual, Klone have once again broken new sonic ground and built further on their signature expansive sound.
As a forthcoming taste of the band’s new album ‘Meanwhile’, today KLONE reveal the third and final piece of the puzzle in the form of ‘Apnea’, before the album’s release on February 10th 2023. The beguiling lyric video brings the beautiful words of Yann Ligner to life in an effortless fashion and brings you right into “the rapture of the deep.”
The band have released two singles in the form of ‘Within Reach’ and ‘Bystander’. Both of which showcase KLONE’s signature blend of beautiful soundscapes, monstrous riffs and off kilter time signatures.
Regarding the new single the band had the following to say:
“Apnea tells the story of a journey into the rapture of the deep. The song is a suspended and poetic moment where characters melt into an entirely graceful and weightless concept. This sense of letting go completely was aided by the powerful yet subtle signature production of Chris Edrich.”
The band continue “As the song progresses in a dreamlike atmosphere we’re treated to nuances between the calm and the storm whilst shaping the musical landscape with a variety of contrasts. The song is an entirely immersive experience that we hope fans will find their own interpretation of weightlessness and we’re so happy with how it turned out.”
‘Apnea’ is available to stream on all digital platforms.
Since 2019’s opus Le Grand Voyage, French art-rockers Klone have risen to new heights across the globe, touring alongside the likes of Leprous and Pain of Salvation, and blowing away festival crowds at Hellfest, Motocultor, Prog Power USA, Midsummer Prog, and Cruise to the Edge. Back with new album Meanwhile, the band return with sprawling textures, huge guitars and beautiful melodies to satisfy progressive metal fans and rock listeners alike.
Recorded in February 2022 with producer Chris Edrich (TesseracT, Leprous, The Ocean Collective), Meanwhile chronicles the best and worst aspects of humanity. Vocalist Yann Ligner’s high-concept and oftentimes meta lyrics paint a picture of events taking place at the same time but in different places, while he muses about choices that are made against our will that can change the course of our common history – resulting in some poignant reflections about today’s world.
The striking artwork for Meanwhile was created by Umut Recber, who experimented with photo manipulation techniques to create a striking image of stormy skies which perfectly represents the music within.
The brand new album will be released on CD / LP / Limited edition colour vinyl / limited edition clear vinyl / digital and is available to pre-order HERE.
KLONE will be heading out on tour in support of ‘Meanwhile’ with both headline shows and as main support to Devin Townsend throughout EU / UK see full dates below and get tickets HERE:
France headline tour
09 – FRANCE, LE MANS, L’ALAMBIK / SUPERFORMA
10 – FRANCE, BORDEAUX, LE ROCHER DE PALMER
11 – FRANCE, PARIS, LE TRABENDO
18 – FRANCE MULLHOUSE, LE NOUMATROUFF
24 – POITIERS, LE CONFORT MODERNE
Support for Devin Townsend
03 – THE NETHERLANDS, TILBURG, 013
04 – GERMANY, KÖLN, CARLSWERK VICTORIA
05 – FRANCE, LILLE, LE SPLENDID
07 – GERMANY, LEIPZIG, WERK 2
08 – GERMANY, FRANKFURT, BATSCHKAPP
10 – SWITZERLAND, ZURICH, X-TRA
11 – GERMANY, MUNICH, BACKSTAGE WERK
13 – AUSTRIA, DORNBIRN, CONRAD SOHM
14 – ITALY, MILAN, LIVE CLUB
16 – SPAIN, BARCELONA, RAZZMATAZZ
17 – SPAIN, MADRID, LA RIVIERA
18 – PORTUGAL, LISBON, CINETEATRO CAPITÓLIO
20 – FRANCE, TOULOUSE, LE BIKINI
21 – FRANCE, MARSEILLE, LE MOULIN
22 – FRANCE, CLERMONT FERRAND, LA COOPERATIVE DE MAI
24 – BELGIUM, BRUSSELS, A.B.
25 – GERMANY, STUTTGART, LKA LONGHORN
26 – FRANCE, PARIS, L’OLYMPIA
28 – ENGLAND, BEXHILL, DLWP
29 – ENGLAND, BRISTOL, ACADEMY
31 – ENGLAND, MANCHESTER, ACADEMY
01 – ENGLAND, NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY
02 – ENGLAND, NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY
04 – ENGLAND, WOLVES, KK’S STEELMILL
05 – ENGLAND, NORWICH, UEA
Yann Ligner : Vocals
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitar
Morgan Berthet: Drums
Enzo Alfano: Bass