Kscope is pleased to announce the latest signing to our roster, Norwegian act Gazpacho.
Gazpacho were formed in Oslo in 1996 by childhood friends Jon-Arne Vilbo and Thomas Andersen along with Jan-Henrik Ohme (later joined by Mikael Krømer, Lars Eric Asp and Kristian Torp), and have spent the last 15 years honing their unique sound over a string of critically acclaimed albums and numerous tours, including several with long-time supporters Marillion.
Until this point all the band’s releases have either been self-released or on Marillion’s Racket Records label but the band have now signed to Kscope who are set to give an international release to the band’s latest album Missa Atropos, which has previously only been available in Germany.
Front man Jan Henrik Ohme has explained that the band have made the decision to ’get our music out to our fans around the world, and we’re all looking forward to working with such an excellent group of people’.
Jon-Arne Vilbo adds, ‘we will be joining bands such as Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Blackfield, to mention a few, which is the perfect fit for Gazpacho while staying true to the term: “different music”. We believe Kscope understand who our fans are and understand how to reach out to them. So… while they’re phoning their bank to borrow gazillions for their promo budget, we hope our new friends will help us in bringing you the music that you crave.’
The Kscope edition of Missa Atropos will be available in February 2011 and will come packaged in a deluxe digibook. The album is now available to pre-order on the Missa Atropos mini-site which is now online.
The Missa Atropos mini-site features album info, downloads and more along with the chance to download a free MP3 of the track River when signing up to the mailing list. The mini-site also contains details on the bands forthcoming European tour which kicks off in Berlin on January 22nd before visiting Switzerland, Holland, the UK and Belgium.
We have 2 pairs of tickets for both the UK shows. To stand a chance of winning these tickets all you have to do is email the answer to this simple question to email@example.com:
What was the name of Gazpacho’s previous album?
Make sure to include contact details and which of the gigs you would want to go. Winners will be notified by January 20th.
Gazpacho are playing live in January and February across Europe, dates are as follows:
22/01/2011 GER Berlin Maschinenhaus
23/01/2011 GER Stuttgart Röhre
24/01/2011 CH Pratteln Z7
26/01/2011 GER Aschaffenburg Colossaal
27/01/2011 NED Hengelo Metropol
29/01/2011 UK Leamington Spa The Assembly
30/01/2011 UK London Dingwalls
01/02/2011 GER Köln Live Music Hall
02/02/2011 GER Hamburg Fabrik
04/02/2011 BEL Verviers Spirit of 66
05/02/2011 NED Zoetermeer De Boerderij
06/02/2011 NED Den Bosch W2 (Matinee Show at 15.00)
Sign up to the Gazpacho mailing list for a FREE mp3 from Missa Atropos here, or visit the mini-site for more details on the album.