Massive Attack To Release Heliogoland February 9


Massive Attack
Legendary trip-hop duo Massive Attack are set to release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Heligoland, on EMI's Virgin Records on February 9, 2010. Last month, the duo released their first new material in three years, giving fans a preview of Heligoland with a four song EP titled Splitting the Atom, which features two album tracks and two album track remixes.

Heligoland features an all star cast of guest vocalists including Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey, and Tunde Adebimpe. Long time cohort Horace Andy makes a return alongside Massive Attack founding members Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grand Marshall (Daddy G). Damon also plays bass on "Flat Of The Blade" and keyboards on "Splitting The Atom," while Portishead's Adrian Utley plays guitar on "Saturday Come Slow." The band also collaborated with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy on selected tracks. The cover artwork features an original image by Del Naja.

Over the last three years Robert Del Naja has written and produced soundtracks for a number of films and documentaries, including Trouble In The Water, 44 Inch Chest, In Prison My Whole Life, and Gomorra, the latter for which he won the David Di Donatello Award for Best Song. Earlier this year, Massive Attack won the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at the Ivor Novello Awards. In September, Massive Attack headlined this year's Bestival ahead of their first full UK tour in three years, and are expected to announce a U.S. tour next year.

Heligoland Track Listing
1. Pray For Rain - featuring Tunde Adebimpe
2. Babel – featuring Martina Topley-Bird
3. Splitting The Atom – featuring Robert del Naja/Grant Marshall/Horace Andy
4. Girl I Love You – featuring Horace Andy
5. Psyche – featuring Martina Topley-Bird
6. Flat Of The Blade – featuring Guy Garvey
7. Paradise Circus – featuring Hope Sandoval
8. Rush Minute – featuring Robert del Naja
9. Saturday Come Slow – featuring Damon Albarn
10. Atlas Air – featuring Robert del Naja

Massive Attack tour dates available here.

[Published on: 12/1/09]

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