Marillion reveal song titles for new album An Hour Before It's Dark

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Marillion have announced the sing titles for their upcoming new studio album An Hour Before It's Dark, which they will release in early 2022.

"The recording process is now complete and Michael Hunter will commence mixing any day now," the band say. "As a collection of songs it’s sounding very strong. All five of us are well-excited at what we’ve created and Lucy [Jordache, manager] reckons 'it beats FEAR'. Praise indeed.

"We don't have a 100% confirmed running order yet but we are happy to let you know the song titles which are:

1. Be Hard On Yourself  
2. Murder Machines
3. Reprogram the Gene
4. The Crow and the Nightingale
5. Sierra Leone
6. Care

"We will be playing Be Hard On Yourself on the UK Tour and will be sending everyone who has pre-ordered the album an MP3 of the song before the tour starts.

"Despite the album being finished in October, it's impossible to release this year so we’re looking at early 2022. We wish we could release the album sooner but, owing to a worldwide shortage of cardboard and a scarcity of vinyl manufacturing facilities, the manufacture of physical records is currently taking many months! All artists are facing the same reality."

Singer Steve Hogarth recently updated fans on the lyrical content of the new album, stating that: "musically it’s rich and perhaps our most upbeat work for many years."

In related Marillion news, it was recently announced that Mark Kelly's Marathon would support Big Big Train on their upcoming 2022 tour dates.

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.