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Kaprekar's Constant release teaser video for new album

Kaprekar's Constant
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UK prog rock octet Kaprekar's Constant have released a video trailer for their upcoming album, The Murder Wall, which you can watch in full below.

The Murder Wall, the band's third album and follow-up to 2019's Depth Of Field, will be released by the band on March  25, and is another conceptual affair, this time chronicling six different attempts to climb the North Face of The Eiger, one of mountaineering’s most difficult challenges.

The action takes place between 1935 and 2007, glimpsed from the hotel terraces of Kleine Scheidegg, through the strategically placed telescopes trained on the climbing parties. From this small hamlet, towered over by the 13,000 foot mountain, various triumphs and tragedies are observed.

“We’d spoken about writing and recording an album inspired by the landscape and the spirit of adventure and heroism of some of the mountaineers who have attempted to climb the North Face," explains bassist Nick Jefferson. "Al (Nicholson) has visited the area many times and hatched the plan for our own humble attempt to reach the summit, musically speaking."

The Murder Wall features a guest appearance from Judie Tzuke, and will be released on gatefold CD, with specially commissioned artwork by internationally-acclaimed fine artist, Sean Jefferson, through Talking Elephant Records. The album will also be available to download on all usual platforms. A double-vinyl version will be available via Plane Groovy later in 2022.

Kaprekar’s Constant can be seen playing live at A New Day Festival and The Cropredy Fringe festival in August 2022. More dates are to be added in due course.

Kaprekar's Constant

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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.