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    Magma news

    Celebrations for the band's 45th birthday begin at Le Triton with three weeks of concerts in november, featuring Benot Widemann. The second trilogy will be performed in its entirety : Khntarksz / K.A / mhnthtt-R.
    Booking :
    http://www.letriton.com/fiches%202014-4/1105-Magma.html

    The new studio album, Rah Sahiltaahk, will be released on september 23.
    And then there will be an "endless tour".
    Last edited by unclemeat; 07-06-2014 at 08:30 AM.

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    I suppose there's no chance that "endless tour" will include North American dates, huh?

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    Any idea what the setlist will be for RIO?
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    Has the track list for the new album been released yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    The new studio album, Rah Sahiltaahk
    Uh, are they revisiting THAT track now?
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    The album will reportedly include the new arrangement of "Rah Sahiltaahk" they've been performing recently (cf the Epok 5 DVD),
    the complete "Slag Tanz", and two new pieces ("Sonneries" 1 & 2).
    Details of the "endless tour" (and other plans) have not yet been disclosed. But I wouldn't expect to hear the "Khntarksz" trilogy at the RIO festival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    The album will reportedly include the new arrangement of "Rah Sahiltaahk" they've been performing recently (cf the Epok 5 DVD),
    the complete "Slag Tanz", and two new pieces ("Sonneries" 1 & 2).
    I don't know if things have changed since I talked to Francis Linon in late May, but what he told me is that they would release not one album, but two 25-minute CD-EPs, one with "Riah Sahiltaahk" (in September) and another with "Slag Tanz" (possibly before the end of this year). He seemed pretty positive that this was the format they wanted to stick to.
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    The 45th-anniversary concert will have 3 compositions:

    KA
    Kohntarkosz
    Ementeht-Re

    And Julie Vander will be joining Benoit Wideman as guests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    The album will reportedly include the new arrangement of "Rah Sahiltaahk" they've been performing recently (cf the Epok 5 DVD),
    the complete "Slag Tanz", and two new pieces ("Sonneries" 1 & 2).
    Details of the "endless tour" (and other plans) have not yet been disclosed. But I wouldn't expect to hear the "Khntarksz" trilogy at the RIO festival.
    Thanks. That makes me feel a little better. Can't wait to hear it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeprogmeister View Post
    1cd is much preferable to separate EPs.
    Not if they want to milk us dry.

    Not that Magma is such a bad offender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    I suppose there's no chance that "endless tour" will include North American dates, huh?
    This. And by this I mean NYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obscured View Post
    This. And by this I mean NYC.

    Qu? You want to say that in a "down to Earth language that everyone here can easily understand"?!

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    A West Coast date would be nice. I'm not holding my breath though. However, I'm sure Magma could sell in SF and LA. The Great American Music Hall would be a great place for them. Camel sold a couple nights there when touring Rajaz.
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    Stella just posted that mastering for Riah Sahiltaak is nearly done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by notallwhowander View Post
    A West Coast date would be nice. I'm not holding my breath though. However, I'm sure Magma could sell in SF and LA. The Great American Music Hall would be a great place for them. Camel sold a couple nights there when touring Rajaz.
    I'll tell you right now, if I had the financial means to do it, I'd book the band in Cleveland. Such a show would almost certainly lose money, but if I had the money to do it, I'd make it happen, just for the novelty of having them play here, even if there's only five people in the audience.

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    I speak with zero certainty yet some experience.

    Magma are not going to come to the USA without a festival gig. Every time they have come to the USA in the 90s and 00s, was anchored by a festival:

    The Touch Festival
    NEARFest #1
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    Sonic Circuits

    I don't know of anything brewing that will get them over here with the VISAs that they need to play. So, don't hold your breath, USA chappies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I speak with zero certainty yet some experience.

    Magma are not going to come to the USA without a festival gig. Every time they have come to the USA in the 90s and 00s, was anchored by a festival:

    The Touch Festival
    NEARFest #1
    NEARFest #2
    Sonic Circuits

    I don't know of anything brewing that will get them over here with the VISAs that they need to play. So, don't hold your breath, USA chappies.
    Yeah, I reckoned that would be the case. That's why I'm sort of half seriously thinking of going over to Paris for at least a couple nights of the Triton run, or failing that, maybe I'll get over there a little bit later in the "endless tour". But I'd really like to see them play the Khntarksz / K.A / mhnthtt-R with Benoit et Julie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    So, don't hold your breath, USA chappies.
    I guess I'll content myself to looking forward to a live release like the Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie box set, which I still cherish after all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    The 45th-anniversary concert will have 3 compositions:

    KA
    Kohntarkosz
    Ementeht-Re

    And Julie Vander will be joining Benoit Wideman as guests.
    I'll take Kohntarkosz anytime... LOVE that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    The 45th-anniversary concert will have 3 compositions:

    KA
    Kohntarkosz
    Ementeht-Re

    And Julie Vander will be joining Benoit Wideman as guests.
    Thats a bit meh compared to the previous triton residency, in terms of both setlist and guests (which changed each week).

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    Not meh to me, not close. First, just adding Julie will change the dynamic. Putting her in Kohntarkosz should be epic. And BEnoit will work nicely against Jeremie.
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    something i saw on fb said they wouldplay americhe nord

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    As I understand, this is still perhaps in planning, as they are also trying to return to Americhe Sud as well. But one can hope!
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    Their FB post talked about north and south america
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