Marillion has been a solid fixture in music since the early ’80s. From their first album, Script For A Jester’s Tear (1983) until their last, Sounds That Can’t Be Made (2012), the band has produced a stunning array of music over their eighteen studio sets, including the two volume Happiness Is The Road from 2008. But, for a fan, even four years is too long a wait for new music.
On September 23, Marillion will release their next album entitled FEAR (or Fuck Everyone And Run or F*** Everyone And Run), As in usual Marillion manner, the album, and the songs contained therein, look closely at the world and its present brand of grief including the modern day attack of capitalism (“New Kings”), and politics (“El Dorado”). The new album will feature five new tracks, three in multi-parts (“The New Kings”, “El Dorado”, “The Leavers”, “White Paper”, “Living In FEAR”).
FEAR was financed though the PledgeMusic platform that has become a de facto standard for many established bands to avoid a contracted situation with a major label. With finished music, they merely need to contract for sales muscle from any established label. In this case, it’s earMUSIC, who will oversee the distribution of the finished album.
The album will be available as CD, DD, a first edition only SACD, and vinyl LP. (But you should see what was available during their financing run with PledgeMusic!)
Currently, the band is involved in a massive supporting tour that will take them to many places.
FEAR – Marillion
01. El Dorado (i) Long – Shadowed Sun
02. El Dorado (ii) The Gold
03. El Dorado (iii) Demolished Lives
04. El Dorado (iv) FEAR
05. El Dorado (v) The Grandchildren of Apes
06. Living in FEAR
07. The Leavers (i) Wake Up in Music
08. The Leavers (ii) The Remainers
09. The Leavers (iii) Vapour Trails in the Sky
10. The Leavers (iv) The Jumble of Days
11. The Leavers (v) One Tonight
12. White Paper
13. The New Kings (i) Fuck Everyone and Run
14. The New Kings (ii) Russia’s Locked Doors
15. The New Kings (iii) A Scary Sky
16. The New Kings (iv) Why Is Nothing Ever True?
17. The Leavers (vi) Tomorrow’s New Country