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Porcupine Tree Biography

Porcupine Tree is unquestionably one of the most difficult-to-categorize and innovative bands working today. The music is breathtaking, ranging from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive metal, and a compendium of other sounds and genres in between. The band is fronted by Steven Wilson, who is well-known for his work producing other artists, from Swedish progressive death metal group Opeth, to Norwegian chanteuse Anja Garbarek. Two major label album releases, "In Absentia" and "Deadwing," have augmented the band's renown. Heavier than previous releases, the albums have found favor with older fans and introduced Porcupine Tree to a whole new audience. The band also firmly established itself as being on the cutting edge in the audiophile/surround world: In Absentia and Deadwing were both released as 5.1 DVD-Audio editions by DTS Entertainment, and each won the Surround Music Award for Best 5.1 Mix in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In April, 2007, the band will embark on a six-month world tour in support of "Fear of a Blank Planet," one that will include Europe, the US, Japan, and Australia. The new album will be featured, and the show will feature the films and projections by the band's long-time visualist Lasse Hoile.

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