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Cyan release video for the emotive I Defy The Sun

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The new-loook line-up of Cyan have released a new video for the emotive I Defy The Sun, which you can watch below.

Cyan feature, alongside Reed on keyboards, vocalist Pete Jones (CamelTiger Moth Tales), guitarist Luke Machin (MaschineThe Tangent), and bassist Dan Nelson (Godsticks, Magenta).

The band will release their new album, For King and Country, through Tigermoth Records on September 24. The new album features material rewritten, rerecorded and reimagined from the band's early days.

"I had known about the reworking of For King And Country for a while, so it was a great thrill to be asked by Rob to work with him on the project, alongside the other amazing musicians such as Luke and Angharad," explains singer Pete Jones. "The songs are fantastic. They have a youthful and yet vintage quality to them, as well they might, given that they were first done in the early 90s. But with the benefit of Rob's experience, they have been reworked into an album which I feel is right up there with the classics.”

“I’d held off releasing this album because I couldn’t find a vocalist to do it justice," adds Reed. "Meeting Pete ticked that box, as soon as I heard him sing the first track. His voice just blends so good against Angharad Brinn, who I’d worked with on the Sanctuary solo albums. Having Luke play the guitar parts was just the icing on the cake. He is such a great player, with technique and feel. What a line up!”

Reed originally released three albums with band Cyan; the original For King And Country in 1993, Pictures From The Other Side (1994) and The Creeping Vine (1999), all of which featured Christina Booth on vocals. Reed then formed Magenta with Booth in 1999.

Pre-order For King And Country.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

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.