Photo credit: Connor Armitage

Caligula’s Horse, hailing from Brisbane, Australia, a leading light in contemporary progressive metal worldwide, released their fifth studio album ‘Rise Radiant’ recently. Produced by the group’s Sam Vallen, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, Leprous), the record is their most focused and potent artistic statement to date.
Today the band launch the video for new single “Oceanrise”, watch it now here:

Dale Prinsse comments: “Oceanrise frames life’s triumphs by celebrating the legacy we each leave behind in death. This was the first song written for the album, and represents Caligula’s Horse in a dynamic, colourful, and uplifting way. Performing in this music video was incredibly fun and full of smiles. The filming coalesced with the day we released our fifth album ‘Rise Radiant’, and the first time the band had seen each other in person for many months. We hope you enjoy it.”
The band are also celebrating their highest chart positions yet, including hitting number 23 in the Australian charts. Find the full list of results below:

Watch the band discuss what sets ‘Rise Radiant’ out from their previous records here:

Listen to the album’s most recent single ‘Valkyrie’ here:

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

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

Watch the Rise Radiant album trailer here:

Guitarist Sam Vallen comments of the new album: “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’ is 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.

You can find the full track-listing below and order your copy here:

1.The Tempest 2.Slow Violence 3.Salt 4.Resonate 5.Oceanrise 6.Valkyrie 7.Autumn 8.The Ascent

Caligula’s Horse had previously announced their first ever North American tour, which has unfortunately had to be postponed to January-February 2021. Look out for more details on that soon.



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