|THE ENID to close trilogy of albums with release of 'Dust' on April 1st|
|Written by Gaz E|
|Thursday, 28 January 2016 15:10|
Prog pioneers THE ENID have announced the release of new album, ‘Dust’, the third and final chapter of their trilogy started in 2010 with ‘Journey’s End’ and followed by ‘Invicta’ in 2012. ‘Dust’, The Enid’s 14th studio record, is out on 1st April on the band’s Operation Seraphim label, closely following 2015’s ‘The Bridge’.
‘Dust’ represents The Enid at their very best, as they distance themselves from all preconceptions associated with the early instrumental phase of their career. “Dust is the last in the Journey’s End trilogy, telling the story of the band’s generational voyage from the past into the future’”- explains Enid’s founder Robert John Godfrey - “Needless to say this has been very much an evolutionary tale with many surprises along the way. This is by far the best of these albums.”
1.) Born in the Fire
Born as symphonic rock and still regarded as a progressive outfit, The Enid has evolved into a cinematic, classically-influenced rock band acclaimed by both critics and public. With the addition of vocalist Joe Payne in 2011, their sound and live productions have taken a new direction combining Godfrey’s love for classical music with Payne’s taste for ground breaking pop artists such as David Bowie, Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. Payne is often described by the prog community as the next Freddie Mercury, boasting a 5 octave range; he was crowned Best Male Vocalist in the 2015’ Prog magazine reader’s poll, where The Enid also scooped Band of the Year and Godfrey made Best Keyboardist. ‘The Bridge Show’, which pushed boundaries in their use of visual art and political and social context, was also nominated for ‘Best Live Event’ at the 2015 Prog Awards.
Get more info and 2016 tour dates at: http://www.theenid.co.uk/