Motorpsycho announce new album Ancient Astronauts for August

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Norwegian prog rockers Motorpsycho have revealed that they will release their latest album, Ancient Astronauts, through Stickmen Records on August 19. They have also unveiled the new artwork for the album, which you can watch below.

The follow-up to last years Kingdom Of Oblivion was recorded as a trio of Bent Sæther, Hans Magnus and Tomas Järmyr, with guitarist Reine Fiske based in Stockholm and international travel made difficult through Covid. Ancient Astronauts was recorded largely live Amper Tone studio in Oslo in the summer of 2021.

The album cover features stills from a movie project, filmed at dawn in early August at Skottbu in Norway, leading the band's label to ask: "are Motorpsycho following clues left by earlier travellers or are they perhaps leaving some themselves? Stay tuned for many more details and album news to be revealed soon…"

Pre-orders for Ancient Astronauts open on July 15.


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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.