New Porcupine Tree Album
2009-06-12 by VicariousIntent | 62 Comments

English prog rockers Porcupine Tree recently posted a new blog on their myspace announcing the upcoming release of their tenth studio album entitled "The Incident". "The Incident" is to be released as a double disc album with the title track being the album's focus.

The blog is posted below:

" Porcupine Tree are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their tenth studio album "The Incident". The record is set to be released via Roadrunner Records worldwide on 21st September, as a double CD.

The centre-piece is the title track, which takes up the whole of the first disc. The 55-minute work is described as “a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that ‘after this, things will never be the same again’.”

The self-produced album is completed by four standalone compositions that developed out of band writing sessions last December - Flicker, Bonnie The Cat, Black Dahlia, and Remember Me Lover feature on a separate EP length disc to stress their independence from the song cycle.

Video footage of the band in the studio working on The Incident, as well as audio previews, will be available online soon. The band will tour extensively to promote the album from mid September onwards. "

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VicariousIntent
June 12th 2009

1593 Comments


I'd really love to learn how to quote things properly.

On topic though, so excited for this.

RevengeSoldier
June 12th 2009

295 Comments


sounds FUCKING EPIC. I will HAVE to check this out when it's released or ahem... leaked.

Taxt
June 12th 2009

614 Comments


Very excited for this, sounds amazing.

MorningView425
June 12th 2009

162 Comments


I am incredibly excited for this release. On the whole though, the track names don't seem like typical track names from Porcupine Tree...but I'm pretty drunk so maybe it's me.

CrazyFool84
June 12th 2009

1080 Comments


noice, this should be pretty tasty

Knott-
Emeritus
June 12th 2009

10194 Comments


sounds awesome

Skyler
June 13th 2009

1084 Comments


looking forward to this

jingledeath
June 13th 2009

7104 Comments


i'm getting the feeling that this won't top their last 2

Knott-
Emeritus
June 13th 2009

10194 Comments


im rly getting the feelign it might

Abandoner
June 13th 2009

30 Comments


Will undoubtedly be a crusher

EyesWideShut
June 13th 2009

3098 Comments


E P I C . P R O G . M U S I C .

rasputin
June 13th 2009

14517 Comments


ugh

Tillius
June 13th 2009

90 Comments


Awesome. I've been really getting into these guys lately. This should be good.

Fugue
June 13th 2009

7352 Comments


Nice :-)

AnotherBrick
June 13th 2009

9770 Comments


wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Jim
June 13th 2009

5110 Comments


looking forward to this. the fact it's a double disc worries me, though. most bands struggle to keep the quality up with double-discs, but i have faith.

StickmanSouffle
June 13th 2009

286 Comments


Awwwwwwwwwwww yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

JizzInMyPants
June 13th 2009

2368 Comments


crazy how this band can put out quality disc after quality disc almost every 2 years

Flyboy
June 13th 2009

395 Comments


My dick is so hard right now. Album has potential for record of the year for sure.

mabes
June 13th 2009

6 Comments


yeaaaa booooiii

SavageCore
June 13th 2009

84 Comments


yesyesyesyesyes!

Hewitt
June 13th 2009

371 Comments


Can't wait for this

Mendigo
June 13th 2009

2299 Comments


it was definitely time for a Porcupine Tree double album ;)
really looking forward to this.

Altmer
June 13th 2009

5652 Comments


i just came

PayneTiger777
June 13th 2009

4388 Comments


I'm looking forward to this as well, but I think it is kind of ridiculous how they are making a 55 minute song. I just don't understand why bands would want to make something so long, and would they be able to play it live? I'm sure it will still be great though.

iranscam
June 13th 2009

469 Comments


As hilariously pretentious as this is, I'm still pretty stoked for it.

Motiv3
June 13th 2009

8920 Comments


hugely epic if they can pull this off

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Jim
June 13th 2009

5110 Comments


they haven't disappointed me yet

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


The last 55 minute song I heard was Dvorak's Ninth. This should be interesting

metal666pwns
June 13th 2009

26 Comments


this band is a band

willfellmarsy
June 13th 2009

3849 Comments


will be incredibly boring
will be incredibly over-praised

botb
June 13th 2009

9560 Comments


gonna be soooooo goooood.

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


Im gonna have to agree with wellfell. I dont have that good of a feeling about this at all.

Waior
June 13th 2009

11425 Comments


No, it will rule.

playswithpassion
June 13th 2009

275 Comments


Why? Ever since Gavin Harrison has been in the band the music has been simply amazing.

They made a legit 17minute song, why can't they make a legitimate 55 minute song?

Besides, it'll probably have different movements in between so it won't just feel like one jumbled mess.

I say it's going to kick ass and going to get all the praise it deserves.

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


There is a huge difference between a 17 minute song and a 55 minute song. And even if it does have movements, It doesnt matter. They could at least break up the song into the movements for a series of shorter songs, but something tells me its gonna be a few chips of gold in a huge pile of filler. But I'm not saying that the album will definitely suck. I could be completely wrong and it will blow every 2009 album out of the water.

willfellmarsy
June 13th 2009

3849 Comments


but something tells me its gonna be a few chips of gold in a huge pile of filler.

sounds a lot like porcupine tree's entire career amirite?

Skyler
June 13th 2009

1084 Comments


not really, no

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


The only PT albums I have heard are Deadwing and FOABP (which are both great) so it wouldnt be right to judge their whole career.

Klekticist
June 13th 2009

1259 Comments


ill have to look into this.

(both the album and the band in general)

Digging: Nils Frahm - Wintermusik

Altmer
June 13th 2009

5652 Comments


i'm betting the 55 minute song will be split into different tracks because it's fucked up otherwise, i expect something similar to 6doit or even the first disc to be some sort of foabp and the second to be a nil recurring thing except they're not outtakes

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


I was going to bring up 6DOIT

Mendigo
June 13th 2009

2299 Comments


didn't they say somewhere that among other things they also simply wanted to piss off the ipod generation by recording such a long track? not sure though.

however, as Porcupine Tree albums are usually better when listened to in one go it won't bother me anyway.

Mendigo
June 13th 2009

2299 Comments


anyway, now I've brough up ipods I might just post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06JWDLTx4l0

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


He aims like a douchebag...

Shrapnel94
June 13th 2009

2213 Comments


You'd think one could think of a better idea to promote an album than destroying a product that your album is going to end up on anyway.

fireaboveicebelow
June 13th 2009

6837 Comments


that helps make it all the more facetious

shindip
June 13th 2009

3536 Comments


If this is anything as good ass last album, Ill cream.

myhigherpie
June 13th 2009

3027 Comments


haven't listened to these guys in a long time.

maybe I'll give fear of a blank planet or deadwing a spin soon.

Knott-
Emeritus
June 13th 2009

10194 Comments


55-minute song will:

not sound the same throughout
not have been produeced in the same session
be lyrically brilliant

playswithpassion
June 13th 2009

275 Comments


Thank you.

luket
June 13th 2009

5 Comments


bonnie the cat

McP3000
June 14th 2009

3941 Comments


the title track will be good, the question is the rest of it.

Spamue1G
June 14th 2009

1292 Comments


PT wouldn't let something as big as a 55-minute song slip. I have a feeling it'll challenge for their best, and if the rest is anything near as good as their recent stuff, we have one hell of an album on our hands...

silkforcalde
June 14th 2009

404 Comments


What's so weird about a 55 minute song? Light of Day, Day of Darkness was absolutely amazing and Green Carnation had never had a song over 60 minutes before that one came out.

mothergoose
June 14th 2009

308 Comments


I hope this isn't going to be as lame as most of what they release.

lauriej
June 15th 2009

1711 Comments


SPLURGE

BornDeadBuriedAlive
June 15th 2009

399 Comments


I hope it's as awesome as In Absentia.

Nagrarok
June 15th 2009

8169 Comments


They've basically topped every previous album with every new album so far, so I wonder if they can keep it up...

convergejd
June 15th 2009

32 Comments


awwwww shit yea!

Altmer
June 17th 2009

5652 Comments


Apparently this is about SW being stuck on the highway in a traffic jam driving past a car accident and it said POLICE - INCIDENT. Then he thought "what a cold way to describe something as tragic as a car accident" and went from there.

Jim
June 17th 2009

5110 Comments


oic

well it's something



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