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Acolyte release unplugged video for Resilience

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Australian prog quintet Acolyte have released a new video for an unplugged rendition of Resilience, which you can watch below.

It's taken from the band's upcoming unplugged orchestral EP Recovery, which the band recently recorded at Oaklands Recording Studios and which is being released through Bloodblast Distribution on July 1. The three-track EP consists of two songs from the band's latest album Entropy and the track Space & Time taken from their 2016 Shades Of Black EP.

"We’ve always had the dream of performing alongside a full orchestra as a group, so this EP was also a chance for us to dip our toes into re-imagining and arranging some of our repertoire together with an orchestral ensemble," explains drummer Chris Cameron. "The players we pulled together for the session were nothing short of outstanding, and the feeling in the room was quite special as we heard the arrangements bring a new perspective to the tunes we knew so well. We’re extremely proud of the result, and are excited to share both the audio and video with the world!


"Dynamics, contrast and variety in instrumentation is something that we love and is essentially at the core of Acolyte’s musical aesthetic - that’s why we love the open platform that is progressive rock / metal. We’re looking forward to exploring how this might impact and coalesce with our existing vision for our next record.”

At the same time the band have announced they will support Aussie proggers Voyager on three August dates, They will play Sydney Crowbar August 19,
Melbourne  The Evelyn 20 and Brisbane The Triffid 21.

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Acolyte: Recovery (Unplugged)
1. Resilience
2. Recovery
3. Space & Time

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.