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Posted: Mar 30 2010, 03:29 PM
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UK classic rockers FM’s first new studio album for 15 years, ‘Metropolis’, released on Riff City Records on May 31st, distributed in the UK & Ireland by Nova via Universal Music Operations, marks a blistering return to form for this consummate hard rock band.
‘Metropolis’, FM’s sixth studio set, contains 13 brand new melodic hard rock songs, each and every one absolutely sparkling with renewed creativity and freshness. A double A-sided radio-edit single, ‘Flamingo Road’ / ‘Hollow’, released on May 17th, precedes FM’s first UK tour dates since 1996 at the following venues:-
May 20 Sheffield O2 Academy 2 (0844 477 2000)
May 21 Glasgow Cathouse (0871 230 7131)
May 22 Belfast Spring & Airbrake (003531 456 5569)
May 23 Birmingham O2 Academy2 (0844 477 2000)
July 08 Cardiff Millennium Plaza (02920 230130)
July 09 London Islington O2 Academy (0844 477 2000)
Formed in summer 1984, FM signed to CBS / Sony Records a mere six months later, and after the release of their debut album, ‘Indiscreet, in 1986, won tours round Europe with the likes of Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Meat Loaf, Gary Moore and REO Speedwagon. By 1989 FM had headlined their own 42 date UK Concert Hall tour, culminating with a tumultuous, rammed-to-the-rafters sold out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
FM released five studio albums, a live acoustic album and a ‘Best Of’, and regularly dented the top 100 albums and singles charts, before they split in 1996 in the face of the changing musical tides of that time.
In October 2007 FM were persuaded to reform for a one-off headline show at Nottingham Rock City, (Firefest IV) and so wowed the teary eyed, sold out 1500 capacity crowd that they could not resist the lure of an ongoing reformation.
FM knew that their comeback album had to be something a little bit special, and then wisely took their time to write and record ‘Metropolis’, a truly captivating, masterpiece album, packed with soon-to-be-acclaimed classic, intoxicating, hard rock anthems.