CALIGULA’S HORSE Release New Album ‘Rise Radiant’ Today

Caligula’s Horse, hailing from Brisbane, a leading light in contemporary progressive metal worldwide, release their fifth studio album, ‘Rise Radiant’, today! Produced by the group’s Sam Vallen, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, Leprous), the record is their most focussed and potent artistic statement to date.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: “Thank you all so much for your responses to the singles and all of your support in the lead-up to Rise Radiant. This is a project of passion for us, and your passionate responses have been truly heart-warming. We all hope you can find something in Rise Radiant that speaks to you, and helps you through the times we live in. We love you all – take care of yourselves and each other!”

‘Rise Radiant’ has been receiving fantastic reviews, find a few of the excellent reactions below:

“the best yet from Caligula’s Horse, a triumph of passion and performance.” – Prog Magazine

“This album is a metal classic, and the band’s creative drive seems unstoppable.” – Louder Than War

“It’s not only an album that propels them towards the peak of their genre, but also one which stands amongst the finest yet in 2020.” – V13

 “Ultimately, this band seems incapable of putting out a dud. Or even something slightly sub-par.” –, 4.5/5

“Rise Radiant is en-lightened beauty mirroring dark reflection..” – Heavy Magazine, 8.5/10 

“Rise Radiant is poetry in music, full of passion, angst, desperation and triumph. Five albums in and Caligula’s Horse have delivered their best yet.” – Wall of Sound10/10 

“…prepare to be utterly blown away by a meticulous masterpiece that will shock and awe in the best possible way, while quite literally embodying the phrase “all killer, no filler”. – The Soundcheck 

“Only eight tracks on the album but you get what you always expect from this band, absolute quality over quantity.  These guys do nothing by halves.” – Good Call Live

“…Rise Radiant is triumphant, an uplifting beacon of hope for those travelling on dark roads. This is an album we need right now.” – Loud Online, 95/100

“Their great blend of sounds, variation and complexity lead to some absolute earworms.” – Metal-Roos4.5/5 

“Caligula’s Horse are one of those bands with no bad albums to their name and Rise Radiant stands testament to that fact. The boys have truly outdone themselves and surely will continue to do so in the years to come.” – Everblack Media

Listen to the album’s most recent single, Valkyriehere:

Watch the video for Slow Violence, directed and produced by the band’s own Adrian Goleby & Dale Prinssehere:

You can also go behind the scenes with the band on the filming of Slow Violence here:

Guitarist Sam Vallen comments: “Rise Radiant is the album we’ve been working towards for almost a decade. It represents everything we love about Caligula’s Horse – the colour, the ferocity, the introspection, the extremes – all tied up together in a way we could never have managed until now. As a band, we’ve never felt tighter, more inspired, or more driven than in the creation of this record. We’re tremendously proud of Rise Radiant, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

‘Rise Radiant’ is an uncompromising exploration of the human experience dressed in vivid musical colour and virtuosic performances. It is an anthem for the regeneration of self-belief, an exploration of the themes of legacy, and a rallying cry for survival. Comprised of 8 tracks, ‘Rise Radiant’ will be available as a limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital download. The formats also include 2 bonus tracks, covers of the Split Enz track Message To My Girl & Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give Up, which also features a guest appearance by Lynsey Ward of Exploring Birdsong.


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