Tourdates update

04/02/16. All the latest tourdates and show information for the upcoming dates in March and April are all on the tour page. We are double headlining shows with Vice, Black Rose, Scopyons and Heaven or Hell, plus special guests Symphony of Pain and Howard Sinclair on some shows.

Check out the dates here, and grab tickets early to show the venues you’re coming!

Simon Brett joins Morpheus Rising

30/01/16. We are very pleased to announce that our new guitarist will be Simon Brett. We got together with Simon last week to see how things would work out and we’re excited to be able to announce that Simon has now joined the band.

We’re really looking forward to getting cracking rehearsing with Simon ready for the upcoming tourdates in March and April, and getting out on the road. Back to full strength – let’s Rock!

Nigel Durham is back behind the kit

11/10/2015. Great news from Nigel Durham, who is fighting fit and raring to go. Nige has been recovering and rebuilding his strength after a long period of injury and an operation to replace a disc in his neck. He’s back behind the kit and has declared himself match fit! Great news – welcome back Nige!

This news is perfectly timed too, as we can also reveal that we now have a new guitarist! More on this very soon, watch this space…

New! Morpheus Rising Hipflasks and Lighters

22/09/2015. Really excited by these two new Items in the MR shop… A fantastic stainless steel hip flask and a Zippo style lighter – these will make great gifts. We have limited numbers of the these to try but we thing they’re great and we’ll supply any back orders as soon as we have more!

Check them out right here…

MR parts company with Daymo Sweeting

15/09/2015. We are sorry to announce that Morpheus Rising has parted company with guitarist Daymo Sweeting. Daymo was a part of the band almost from the very start and we are immensely grateful for everything he contributed to the band over the years. Personal differences in recent months have unfortunately led to a parting of the ways. We wish Daymo well, and every success in the future.

Meantime, we are concentrating on creating MR3 – and initial ideas and song roughs are already sounding very exciting, though there is some way to go yet! We’ll keep you posted on progress – and on the vacancy stage right – as we have more news!

Great mini tour with Hi-on Maiden

21/07/2015. Great weekend out on the road with Hi-on Maiden. We played Newcastle Cluny, Edinburgh Bannermans, Carlisle Brickyard and Bilston Robin 2 over four nights with the Maiden boys, and had an absolute scream.

If you haven’t caught Hi-on Maiden, we highly recommend that you check them out as soon as possible – fantastic band and a great bunch of guys. We enjoyed their show and company on the road immensely and are thoroughly looking forward to a chance to work with them again.

Morpheus Rising at the BBC!

03/05/2015. We were featured on Bob Harris’ BBC2 show last night. Bob spoke to Steve Pilkington from The Classic Rock Society about the best new Rock, and featured Day Number One on the show.

Many thanks to Bob, Steve and everyone at the CRS! Check it out here – we’re featured at 1:15:55.

Light at the end of the tunnel for Nige!

20/02/2015. You may already know that Nige has been off games for some months now struggling with a problem with his right arm, meaning he is unable to drum at all, and was referred to a specialist by his GP. That appointment was yesterday and he’s now had some results from that, and the prognosis is good.

He needs an operation in his neck to replace a disc, which has been causing problems with the nerves in his arm. Apparently it’s a 2-3 hour operation but he will be expected to make a full recovery, after some recuperation and physio to rebuild the muscles in his arm.

So now he must wait for an appointment for the operation, which may not be for 2 months unless he gets a cancellation. We have all been very touched by all the messages of support for Nige over the last few months, thank you all. At last there’s light at the end of the tunnel! We’d also like to thank all the guys who have stood in to keep the band on the road in Nige’s enforced absence!

Great Feature on MR in Rock Society Mag!

22/02/2014. There’s a great feature by Graeme Stroud on Morpheus Rising in issue 205 Jan/Feb 2015 of The Classic Rock Society magazine, Rock Society. Graeme has a chat with Si and Pete on all things MR, the current album, and the future! We’ve reproduced the text here!

Check out the Classic Rock Society here!

New dates confirmed for 2015

03/01/2015. We’ve just added details of the first shows confirmed for 2015. Check them out on the Tour page.

Check your diaries, there’s dates as far off as December, some more close to hand, and we’re really happy to be touring in the summer with the brilliant Hi-On Maiden in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Carlisle and Bilston…

We’re talking with venues for more shows yet, so keep an eye on the website for more shows and more details of these ones as we have them!

Gallery Update

03/01/2015. We’ve just updated the gallery with some fantastic images from the Glasgow ABC show on the Graham Bonnet tour. Many thanks to Lenny Warren of Warren Media for these amazing shots of a fabulous show! All copyright Warrenmedia.

Here’s to 2015

30/12/2014. What a fantastic year we’ve had in 2014, some great shows, supported some big names, a new album and some fabulous stand in musicians and continued wonderful support from you guys. There would be little point without that last part, that makes it all worthwhile. Read more…

A Fantastic Week with Graham Bonnet

12/12/14. It’s already been a week since the final show of the tour with Graham Bonnet in at the O2 Academy Birmingham, where has the time gone? What a week it was. We played London, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, and had a five fantastic shows.

Graham and the whole band made us feel so welcome on their tour, and we really enjoyed their company! And the crowds were amazing. You guys welcomed us with open arms as tour support, and we’ve had fantastic comments and messages since via email, Facebook and Twitter!

Thanks to Graham Bonnet and his management who gave us the opportunity, all the venue staff, sound and lighting guys who made it all look and sound great, but most of all to you guys who turned out to see the shows and showed your support! That makes it all worthwhile!

We’ve exciting stuff in the works for 2015, so keep in touch and we’ll see you down the front again soon!

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