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Jethro Tull to release new album The Zealot Gene in early 2022

Jethro Tull
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Prog legends Jethro Tull have announced that they will release a brand new album, The Zealot Gene, in early 2022. The band have signed a brand new record deal with InsideOut Music/Sony Music.

“After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign Jethro Tull to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label - both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI," says Tull mainman Ian Anderson. "Here are real music guys with a passion for the best and most creative in rock music. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and more releases to come.” 

InsideOutMusic Label Manager Thomas Waber adds, "Adding Jethro Tull to the roster is an incredible honour for us. The band are true innovators of the genre and we are looking forward to working with them on their new album. We are sure their countless fans will be as excited about it as we are!" 

The current line-up of Tull featues, alongside Anderson, Joe Parrish-James (guitar) Florian Opahle - (guitar -album only), Scott Hammond (drums), John O’Hara (piano, keyboards and accordion), David Goodier (bass).

Last week InsideOut Music/Sony Music announced the signing of prog heavyweights Yes, who will release their new album, The Quest, this October.

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.