Revered progressive instrumental mastermind Aaron Marshall has announced the release of his third full-length Intervals record, The Way Forward, on 1 December 2017. The LP is the follow-up to 2015’s highly acclaimed The Shape of Colour.
Intervals have also unveiled lead track Touch and Go, which you can listen to on YouTube here.
Since 2011, Aaron Marshall / Intervals has been Canada’s premier ambassador of progressive, instrumental guitar music. From 2012’s innovative staple EP In Time through 2015’s widely-lauded The Shape of Colour, Marshall has consistently been the voice of instrumental, guitar driven rock/metal from the north.
The latest offering The Way Forward represents the natural evolution of Aaron‘s sound, effortlessly melding high energy riff driven rock, with lush, ethereal soundscapes, whilst consistently driving home memorable, thought provoking hooks. In 2016, Marshall toured in support of The Shape of Colour, headlining across North America and also as direct support to instrumental metal alumni,Animals As Leaders across Europe and North America. While becoming a household name in instrumental, guitar driven music, Intervals is poised to ascend beyond the glass ceiling in support of The Way Forward.
Marshall writing on the new album, “I’m really excited to begin sharing music from this album with everyone. This record is special to me in the sense that I really tried to channel some of the things that excited and interested me in music when I initially discovered my passion for it as a kid.
“The Way Forward is a really interesting literary concept to me in the context of this record. While I explored some new ground with these songs, I managed to find those elements by way of acknowledging my past. Touch and Go is the first tune off the record and has that quintessential Intervals vibe to it, but also starts to open the door towards where the record is headed. Every song has its own thing going on and I’m excited for everyone to hear it all!”
Armed with a full band, Intervals are about to begin a headline tour of Europe with support from Polyphia and Nick Johnston. Canadian tour dates will be announced when available.
Intervals are currently in the midst of their European tour, performing at the Patronaat venue in Haarlem, Netherlands. The remaining tour dates are as follows.
Nov 7 – Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
Nov 8 – Cologne, Germany @ Underground
Nov 9- Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 10 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik and Frieden
Nov 11 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 12 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal
Nov 13 – Budapest, Hungary @ A38
Nov 15 – Vienna, Austria @ The Chelsea
Nov 16 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Orto Bar
Nov 17 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage Club
Nov 18 – Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Nov 19 – Brescia, Italy @ Colony Club
Nov 21 – Lyon, France @ CCO
Nov 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3
Nov 23 – Madrid, Spain @ Caracol
Nov 24 – Toulouse, France @ Connexion
Nov 25 – Bordeaux, France @ Iboat
Nov 26 – Namtes, France @ Ferrailleur
Nov 27 – Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill
Nov 28 – Colmar, France @ Grillen