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Klone, known for their trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, are releasing their first album for ground-breaking UK label Kscope this year, entitled Le Grand Voyage, which follows the release of acoustic album Unplugged. The experimental progressive rock / metal group have built themselves an international fanbase as a result of acclaim within the music press and excellent live shows across Europe, Australia and the US.
Press for Here Comes the Sun: “beautifully ethereal and haunting” 8/10 Metal Hammer (UK)
“possibly the best kept secret in France right now” 4.5/5 Total Guitar (UK)
“after allowing the album to take hold and grow on you, it becomes a beautiful listening experience” Beat Magazine (AU)
8/10 Eclipsed (DE) | 8.5/10 New Noise (FR) | 5/5 Metal Obs (FR) | 9/10 Kvlt (PL)
They have supported the likes of Gojira, Devin Townsend Project and Anneke Van Giersbergen, and have some exciting touring booked this summer, including performances on Mainstage 2 at Hellfest Open Air (FR), Festival Le Lavoir Electrique (FR), Into the Grave Metal Fest (NL) and Euroblast Festival (DE).
Le Grand Voyage is a dynamic album of intense, cinematic journeys that explore nine unique landscapes, switching between dark, luminous, heavy and powerful sounds. It is inspired by duality: earthly and spiritual journeys, life and death, resilience and relenting, love and animosity – human nature and all its paradoxes. The ethereal atmospheres combined with riffs that recall 2012 album The Dreamer’s Hideaway, and creates a natural evolution from 2015’s Here Comes the Sun, evident in new songs “Sealed”, “Silver Gate” and “Hidden Passenger”.
The album was mixed by Francis Castes from the Sainte Marthe studio in Paris, and the drums were recorded by Morgan Berthet (Myrath), which has resulted in a remarkably massive and airy sound. The artwork by Francesco Dell’Orto partners the music with a striking and detached viewpoint between two worlds as similar as they are different, putting into perspective what surrounds us.