Shaman Elephant premiere new song Magnets with Prog

Shamen Elephant
(Image credit: Karisma Records)

Norwegian psych proggers Shamen Elephant have premiered their brand new song Magnets with Prog. The sing is taken from the band's forthcoming new, second album Wide Awake But Still Asleep which is released on Karisma Records on May 29. You can listen to Magnets in full below.

"Magnets is our attempt at making a prog rock song that is approachable for a wider audience then some of our previous releases - while at the same time staying true to what we love; intricate melodies, harmonies and locomotive riffs and rhythms," the band tell Prog.

“With this album we feel like we have found out who we want to be as a band. Whilst the first album was going in all directions, this album feels more focused and mature. Wide Awake But Still Asleep is our attempt at making the melodies move like butterflies while the grooves sting like killer bees.”

The album has been produced by Enslaved drummer Iver Sandøy (drummer of Enslaved) at Solslottet Studio.

The full tracklisting of Wide Awake But Still Asleep is:

Wide Awake But Still Asleep
H.M.S. Death, Rattle and Roll
Steely Dan
Ease of Mind
Strange Illusions

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.