District 97 announce new album Stay For The Ending

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Chicago prog rockers District 97 have announced that they will release their brand new studio album Stay For The Ending through Spirit Of Unicorn Records on October 20.

The album is the follow-up to 2019's Screens and has been produced by Noam Wallenberg, who has worked with Alan Parsons. You can watch a video trailer for the new album below.

"After 15 years of leading District 97 I'm thrilled that we continue to push ourselves to new heights in every realm of music making," says drummer Jonathan Schang of the new album. "This is the strongest collection of sings we've ever assembled."

“This record presents us at our most collaborative and dynamic.," adds singer Leslie Hunt. "We tried some new things and chased different aesthetics than we have in the past and I think the result is our best sounding album to date with some of our strongest compositions."

Stay For The Ending has also impress prog royalty, with former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford stating, "Quality, expertise and passion - Stay For The Ending is a massive piece, of which District 97 should feel justly proud."

District 97 hit the road in support of the new album across America and Europe and will play The Bedford in Balham, London on September 10.

Pre-order Stay For The Ending.

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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.