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Lonely Robot takes aim at the 'prog police' in new video for Digital God Machine

Lonely Robot
(Image credit: Tom Barnes)

UK proggers Lonely Robot hit out at the online opinionated, sometimes referred to as the 'prog police', in their new video for Digital God Machine, which you can watch below.

Digital God Machine is the third single to be taken Lonely Robot's upcoming studio album, A Model Life, which will be released through InsideOut Music on August 26. The new album is Mitchell's most personal collection of material under the Loney Robot banner.

“It’s the internet age people! And with every computer connected to it comes a free opinion," exclaims Lonely Robot mainman John Mitchell. "For some reason, the world of progressive rock fandom bears down on the timid musician struggling to make his way with the weight of said opinion. Said fandom LIKES and values its own opinion with much aplomb and shares it with alarming regularity from the bravery of great distance and safety. Thus is born the Digital God Machine.” 

Lonely Robot have previously released videos for the sinister The Island Of Misfit Toys and Recalibrating.

A Model Life will be available as limited CD digipak, a gatefold 2LP+CD & as digital album. You can view the album tracklisting below. 

Pre-order A Model Life.

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.