Band update

14 February 2006

Latest news from the IQ camp:

Work has begun on writing the new studio album, the first with Andy Edwards on drums. No news yet as to what direction the new material may take but the band have met a couple of times to run through embryonic ideas and the writing sessions have been “relaxed and good-natured”. Plenty of time yet for the blood to start flowing! Recording is expected to begin in October with a release scheduled for January/February 2007.

this is due to be released in June and will feature a new stereo mix and 5.1 surround sound mix. Special features will include a documentary from the day of the concert, rare video material and a photo gallery. Ideas for the presentation of this package are being discussed and costed.

work has already begun on the DVD of the band’s NEARfest performance and Burg Herzberg festival appearance, both from 2005. One option currently being investigated is to release these as a 2-disc set towards the end of the year.

2006 marks IQ’s 25th anniversary and the band are currently looking into the possibility of playing some special concerts in the autumn.

2007 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first ‘Subterranea’ shows. The band are considering whether or not one or two special anniversary concerts, re-staging the full ‘Subterranea’ show, would be a good idea. Let us know your thoughts on this one!

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