You know what big prog rock fans we are, right? Probably not, because we don’t blog about it that much. But when we do, the news is BIG. So, classify this as SOMEWHAT BIG! After an eight year hiatus, supergroup Transatlantic is releasing a new studio album! The Whirlwind will be released on October 27th. Direct your eyes below to learn more.
For Immediate Release
August 26th 2009
TRANSATLANTIC’S THE WHIRLWIND
Coming in October!!
TRANSATLANTIC – the Progressive Rock Supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER’s Mike Portnoy, MARILLION’s Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS’ Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (Ex-SPOCK’S BEARD) – will release their long-awaited third album in October 2009.
THE WHIRLWIND is a 77-minute piece of music that is sure to satisfy the band’s legions of fans that have patiently waited almost the entire decade for the reunion of these 4 musicians.
THE WHIRLWIND will be available in two formats:
A Regular Edition Single CD of the entire 77 minute Epic as well as a 2-CD Special Edition containing a Bonus Disc with 8 newly recorded Studio Tracks.
(4 new Transatlantic compositions and 4 Cover Songs)
The Track Listing for the Special Edition is:
2. LENNY JOHNSON
3. FOR SUCH A TIME
4. LENDING A HAND
5. THE RETURN OF THE GIANT HOGWEED (Genesis)
6. A SALTY DOG (Procol Harum)
7. I NEED YOU (America / The Beatles)
8. SOUL SACRIFICE (Santana)
TRANSATLANTIC’S THE WHIRLWIND is currently scheduled for the following release dates:
October 23rd 2009: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
October 26th 2009: Europe
October 27th 2009: North America.
Now that your appetite has been sufficiently whetted, you can learn more about Transatlantic on their wikipedia page.