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Moron Police update on new "sprawling concept" album

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Norwegian prog quartet Moron Police have been discussing progress on their upcoming new album.

The band, who recently released their latest EP The Stranger And The High Tide have revealed their next full-length album will be a sprawling concept affair which is tentatively titled Pachinko.

“Things are not set in stone, as far as Pachinko is concerned," they reveal. "But we can divulge that there will be at least TWO 10-minute epics included, a weird concept story, a heavier sound, a softer sound, a more technical sound—generally speaking, it will be one heck of a ride. It will be the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done or attempted, and if we fail, we intend to fail gloriously. We hope you’ll be along for the ride!”

The band have also revealed that the recent EP helps build a bridge between their last record and Pachinko.

“I had these songs lying around and they seemed to fit together, so an EP seemed like a nice thing to do," frontman of the band, Sondre Skollevoll explains. "They sound too different to feature on one of our main albums, but they still deserve a home!

"It should be listened to in one go, as far as I’m concerned, as it’s got one of those patented book open/close thing that many prog fans seem to like (me too!). It will also connect with our next album lyrically, if not sonically. The EP is not indicative of what the new main album will sound like.”

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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.