Sweetheart Grips

by Nine Skies

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Alrihkh This is a lovely, well conceptualized, theatrical album to immerse oneself in. Nine Skies have done an admirable job capturing the deep gist of their concept story; complete with introspective narratives, cinematic flashbacks, and wonderfully expressed, emotive music. Truly epic storytelling here; marvellous prog rock. Gratifyingly diverse music. Pink Floydish at times, and reminiscent of Majestic’s style. Definitely in my AOTY short list. Buy it! It’s great! 9.5/10 Favorite track: Catharsis (Part II).
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    Sweatheart Grips [Album 01.11.2019]

    CD 1

    1. Vestige
    2. Burn my Brain (feat. Craig Blundell & Clive Nolan)
    3. Catharsis (Part II)
    4. The Thought Trader (feat. Johnny Marter)
    5. Alone (Sweetheart Grips Intro)
    6. Sweetheart Grips (feat. Riccardo Romano)

    CD 2

    7. Somewhere Inside Mankind
    8. Fields of Perdition (feat. Dave Foster)
    9. Tyrant or Nothing
    10. Soldiers of Shame (feat. Pat Ganger Sanders)
    11. Flowers of Pain
    12. Isolation

    Total playtime: 1’07’24
    Recorded by Nine Skies ; Mix and Master by Alexandre Lamia | 2019
    Drums recorded at Studio Mercure by Shahin Rafati | 2019
    Cover Artwork © Steve Anderson

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about

This title refers to the practice dating back to the second World War, when soldiers were known to take precious family photos (and Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips on their 1911 pistols, called ’Sweetheart Grips’. Many of the grips were made from pieces of broken plastic windows from bombers.

The album highlights the memories and feelings of a young soldier exposed to a post-traumatic syndrome, bringing out the paradox between the obvious violence of the war and the underlying humanity buried in each of us.

The proceeds from the sales of the album go towards « Ian's Chain » charity, to raise awareness of suicide prevention and help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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released November 1, 2019

Composed and recorded by Nine Skies
Mix and Master by Alexandre Lamia | 2019
Artwork © Steve Anderson

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Nine Skies Nice, France

Nine Skies is a french progressive rock band inspired by many influences : rock, pop,
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