Rhys Marsh

Second Video From ‘The Black Sun Shining’

22nd January 2016

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the second video from my current song-cycle, ‘The Black Sun Shining’, is now on YouTube for your listening pleasure. i hope you enjoy it!

the album will get its worldwide release on the 11th March, and pre-orders are now being taken at places including Amazon.com and HMV Japan.

if you’d like one of the first editions, Burning Shed still have a few left.

“Multi-instrumentalist invokes Scandinavian melancholy and the spirit of the 1970s”
—Prog

“‘The Black Sun Shining’ has an extraordinary and unusual mood, with ambitiously-shaped and extremely original music. Dense and dark, but all the time inspiring. Difficult to define, while at the same time fascinating. The aesthetics, creativity, melancholy and feeling that we find on the album show us the infinite artistic possibilities of Marsh”
—MLWZ

“Rhys doesn’t scream his message in your face like the archetypal nihilistic rocker. He’s far more seductive. There’s depth and texture here, seasoned with Rhys’s trademark melancholic crooning, and in places I am reminded of David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy”
—The Progressive Aspect

Review Snippet

7th December 2015

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Prog Rock Stuff liked the album!

“This is a wonderfully eclectic set of fully realised songs. Haunting, discomfiting, ethereal, spiky and overall completely engrossing”

read the full review here.

Sunday Radio Evening

6th December 2015

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anyone else agree that listening to the radio is one of the best things to do during a dark autumn evening, with the rain hammering at the window, and a glass of something nice in your hand?

at 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET, AAFM‘s Xymphonia will play a song that, unless you’ve bought my new album, you wouldn’t have heard before. it’s called ‘One Step Inwards’. listen here

then, you can tune in Windmill Radio to hear ‘Wondering Stars’ on their brilliant The Prog Mill programme, at 22:00 GMT / 23:00 CET. listen here

‘The Black Sun Shining’ — Out Today!

1st December 2015

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my new album, a 42-minute song-cycle called ‘The Black Sun Shining’, is out today!

the album can be ordered exclusively from Burning Shed, and they still have some of the signed postcards left. order here!

the lyric video for ‘Wondering Stars’ has been seen almost 2,000 times in its first week! take a look and listen here!

“With a new album looming entitled ‘The Black Sun Shining’, Rhys Marsh returns to the fray with an emotionally rupturing teaser in the guise of ‘Wondering Stars’, which finds him channelling the introspective shadowlands of both Scott Walker and Marc Almond to bleakly majestic effect.”
The Sunday Experience

‘Wondering Stars’ On Dutch Radio Tonight

29th November 2015

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in two hours you’ll be able to hear ‘Wondering Stars’ on the air again, this time on AAFM‘s excellent Xymphonia programme, broadcast directly from The Netherlands.

listen here

Xymphonia say:

“The song sounds immediately familiar, yet different to anything we’ve heard from Rhys Marsh… The first minutes (with rhythm box) and the final section (with reverb guitar) actually has something Bristol trip hop-ish about it, with pretty intense and creepy passages in between.”

tune in at 20:00 (CET) / 19:00 (UK time)!

Prog Magazine Premiere ‘Wondering Stars’ Video

24th November 2015

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Prog Magazine have just premiered the video for ‘Wondering Stars’, taken from the forthcoming album, ‘The Black Sun Shining’. take a look here!

New Solo Album, ‘The Black Sun Shining’, Released 1st December!

20th November 2015

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i have a new solo album coming out! it’s a 42-minute song-cycle called ‘The Black Sun Shining’, and it will be released on the 1st of December.

the album will only be available from Burning Shed, and the first 100 orders will come with a signed postcard.

you’ll be able to hear one of the seven parts, called ‘Wondering Stars’, on the radio this weekend — on Radio Caroline (Saturday evening) and NRK P13 (Sunday evening). Prog Magazine will premiere a lyric video for it on Tuesday.

until then, click here to make sure you get one of the signed postcards!

Mandala ‘Fire Is Mine’

13th April 2015

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one week ago, my first ever band released our first ever single, eighteen years after we formed. click above and have a listen!

Mandala Debut Single Coming Soon!

28th March 2015

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my original band, Mandala, is back together and we’re going to release our first ever single on the 6th of April (the debut album will follow in May).

we’ll be announcing radio premieres this week, but for now, i hope you’ll enjoy this little sneak peak!

Prog Magazine Premiere ‘Burn The Brightest Day’!

4th December 2014

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Prog Magazine have just premiered the video for ‘Burn The Brightest Day’. Click here to see it.

They say:

Rhys Marsh has premiered the video for his track Burn The Brightest Day via Prog.

It’s the third single from The Autumn Ghost mainman’s debut solo album, Sentiment, released last month.

Marsh tells Prog: “Burn The Brightest Day is one of the most direct things I’ve ever recorded, both musically and lyrically. I filmed the video round the corner from my studio one sunny morning. I really love the retro nostalgia feel.”

The Norwegian-based singer, songwriter and producer says of Sentiment: “It’s my darkest and noisiest album so far. That encouraged me to step away from my comfort zones and really delve into more personal matters.”

‘Last November’ Radio Premiere

26th October 2014

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This evening, my new single, ‘Last November‘, will be premiered on AAFM‘s Xymphonia radio programme.

Click here for more information.

‘Sentiment’ Pre-Orders

18th October 2014

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‘Sentiment’ is now available to pre-order from:

Burning Shed (UK)
Just For Kicks (Germany)
Marquee Inc (Japan)
Musea Records (France)

The first 50 copies from Burning Shed will be signed by Rhys.

‘The Seventh Face’ Video Premiere

13th October 2014

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The first single from my forthcoming solo album is released today, & i’m very happy that God Is In The TV are premiering the music video. They say:

“A darker more shadow lined approach is taken, its ghostly pang threaded in suspense is stirred in a fracturing isolationist disturbia and prowling psychosis…”

Ladies & gents, here is ‘The Seventh Face’. I hope y’all enjoy it.

Premiere In Five Minutes!

10th October 2014

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Click here to listen to the world premiere of ‘The Seventh Face’, which will be on the air at exactly 17:00 Central European Time / 4 pm in the UK!

In case you missed it, the broadcast will be available online until 11th April, 2015.

‘The Seventh Face’ Radio Premiere!

10th October 2014

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I’m really, really happy to say that the first single from my new album will be premiered by NRK P13, on their ProgLogg show, today at 17:00 (if you’re in Norway / Europe, or 4pm in the UK). If you’re outside of Norway, for some context, this is one of the most popular radio stations, hence my excitement.

As with pretty much every album i’ve made, it feels like i’ve been working on it for ever, so i can’t wait to share it (so hopefully it might become a part of your life as well).

Oh, and whilst i’m at it, here’s the album cover, illustrated by the wonderful Viviana González!

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