Progressive rock fans around the world can watch the premiere of world-renowned guitarist / songwriter Steve Hackett’s new video “Wolflight”.
The epic and epic video is for the title song of his upcoming album of the same name, Werewolf.
Hackett commented, “This video for the title song of my new album ‘Wolflight’ beautifully captures the atmosphere of the song. The story it presents is poignant, wild and powerful. It has a strong epic feel … I flew to Serbia to be part of the movie and it was great to be involved. Enter the world of ‘Wolflight’ and enjoy it! “
On April 7th, world famous guitarist / songwriter Steve Hackett will release his brand new solo album, Werewolf, in North America via InsideOut Music.
WerewolfBeyond the Shrouded Horizon in 2011. The album will be available in North America in two physical configurations, as well as digitally. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase Werewolf physically as a standard CD or in a deluxe version with a CD and a BluRay digipak, which will contain two bonus tracks.
Watch the video for “Wolflight” now:
The concept behind Werewolf is a new, unexplored chapter in Hackett’s career. The tracks take the listener on a journey through space and time, looking at the different faces of the endless struggle for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (“Corycian Fire”) to the Far East (“Wolflight”), the United States and Martin Luther King (“Black Thunder”), but also his own childhood. memories (“The Wheel’s Turning”) and the unsolved drama of domestic violence (“Love Song To A Vampire”).
Steve Hackett’s electric guitar plays a powerful role, although we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabic lute, and twelve-string, along with his strong lead vocals.
Guest musicians include longtime collaborators Roger King (keyboards and programming), Gary O’Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass and drumstick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on Tar and Sara Kovaks on Didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on “Love Song To A Vampire” and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on “Dust and Dreams”. The innovative songwriting team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and Roger King.
In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at the 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside his classically trained Genesis comrades: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and songwriter. He helped define the sound of Genesis as the lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a very successful career as a solo artist, as well as as part of the ’80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe.
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