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John Holden announces new album

John Holden
(Image credit: John Holden)

UK multi-instrumentalist John Holden will release his new album, Rise And Fall, on February 29.

“I was delighted with the response to the first album and that gave me a lot of confidence," Holden tells Prog. "I believe these new compositions are even stronger and I am excited to see what reaction this album receives”

Rise And Fall features a host of guest performances including Oliver Wakeman, Nick D'Virgilio, former Renaissance bassist Jon Camp, Billy Sherwood, Mystery guitarist Michel St. Perre, Peter Jones, Joe Payne, Sally Minnear and more

“There are plenty of familiar faces making a return plus some amazing new talent. Everyone has added something unique and special," says Holden. “There are diverse topics ranging from cultural terrorism, enduring love, political commentary, addictions and even a flying monk! There are however recurring musical themes and lyrical ideas throughout and it feels very cohesive”, says Holden.

The full track listing is:

Leap of Faith
Rise and Fall
The Golden Thread
Dark Arts
Heretic
After the Storm
Ancestors and Satellites

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.