Renowned guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite has announced the release of his debut solo record, titled Volumes, for late June, having signed with the SPV record label. The album features numerous guest appearances from various artists Thwaite has worked with throughout his illustrious career, with HIM vocalist Ville Valo appearing on the leadoff single, a cover of the ABBA classic “Knowing Me Knowing You,” to be released on April 15; the single will also including a remix of the track by producer and Killing Joke bassist Martin “Youth” Glover. Other guests on Volumes include The Mission’s Wayne Hussey, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Raymond Watts of PIG, Republica vocalist Saffron, The Awakening’s Ashton Nyte, and Andi Sex Gang. Of his signing with SPV, Thwaite has stated, “Having been a member of The Mission for many years, I have a longstanding relationship with Gero Herrde and SPV, a great independent label who have released several of our albums and live DVDs over the years. Now that I am finally releasing a solo album, I feel at home releasing the record through my friends at SPV!”
Throughout his career, Thwaite – a.k.a. MGT – has collaborated with the likes of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Gary Numan, Primitive Race, MINISTRY, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, PRONG’s Tommy Victor, PJ Harvey, and Alanis Morissette.