With a long reputation as one of the UK’s finest progressive rock bands, Landmarq make a triumphant returned in 2012 with the release of their stunning new album“Entertaining Angels”.

Now in their twenty-second year, Landmarq have established themselves as one of the most accomplished, melodic and technically astute bands in the genre, having also played gigs in the UK, Europe, USA and Mexico. The band are fronted by and feature the stunning vocals of Tracy Hitchings, who has been twice voted ‘Best Female Vocalist’ in the UK-based ‘Classic Rock Society’ annual members poll.

Landmarq’s line-up is completed by original members Uwe D’rose (guitar), Steve Gee (bass) and Dave Wagstaffe (drums) – who is also drummer for Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash – plus keyboardist/producer Mike Varty, also known for his work with Credo, Shadowland, DeeExpus and (ex-Marillion drummer) Mick Pointer’s Script for a Jester’s Tour.

“Entertaining Angels” is the band’s fifth studio release following a gap of no less than fourteen years, since 1998′s “Science of Coincidence”. The lengthy absence has been due to various health issues and personal commitments, but “Entertaining Angels” brings them back to the spotlight in tremendous form. A first-run ‘Special Edition’ pressing of the new album features a bonus CD of additional songs and this beautifully crafted package is receiving excellent feedback and reviews from both the media and a very loyal and strong fan-base plus a steadily increasing number of new listeners discovering Landmarq for the first time.

To complement the release of their new album, Landmarq play a series of live dates in 2012 and 2013 in the UK and further dates in Europe and beyond together with Dutch proggers Silhouette and Marathon as ENorm.

08/11/12 : SOUTHEND, UK, The Riga (with Exibit A)
11/11/12 : BILSTON, UK, The Robin 2 (with Silhouette)
24/11/12 : LEICESTER, UK, Danfest2 Festival (with Indigo Child)
30/11/12 : NORWICH, UK, Brickmakers (with Hollow Earth)
01/12/12 : ROTHERHAM, UK, Wesley Arts Centre (with Final Conflict)
08/02/13 : HELMOND, NL, Lakei (with Silhouette)
09/02/13 : ZOETERMEER, NL, De Boerderij (with Silhouette)
10/02/13 : VERVIERS, BE, Spirit of 66 (with Silhouette)
11/02/13 : REICHENBACH, DE, Bergkeller (with Marathon as ENorm)
12/02/13 : TBA, DE (with Marathon as ENorm)
13/02/13 : TBA, DE (with Marathon as ENorm)
14/02/13 : TBA, DE (with Marathon as ENorm)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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