[News] Closure In Moscow announces first ever vinyl release for debut “The Penance and The Patience”

Australian Progressive Rock group Closure In Moscow have announced they will release their debut “The Penance and The Patience” on vinyl for the first time ever.

The celebrations are part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series, which run from March 2021 to March 2022, featuring a huge array of Australia’s legendary Progressive, Alternative, Post-Rock, Post-Metal and Experimental Pop artists.

Closure In Moscow have received critical acclaim internationally for their stellar live performance and Avant-Garde sound in the decade plus since they formed in Melbourne, Australia. After their debut “The Penance And The Patience” thrust them onto the international stage in 2008, their full-length “First Temple” saw the band breaking in the United States upon its release in 2009 and has since seen them become regarded as one of the most beloved acts in the world of Progressive Rock.

Watch the official video fro the track “We Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8FVIWPrEhw&ab_channel=EqualVisionRecords

The young group experienced the heady success of a band on the rise, relocating to the United States to pursue successive gruelling tours across the continent, including a coveted spot on the Warped Tour, before finally returning home to Australia for festival appearance and headline tours at the tail end of a massive twelve months. With little respite, what followed was further heavy touring – across Australia, the UK and EuropeJapan, over two years in support of a record that just kept growing.

The band’s original drummer Beau McKee reflected on this time: “When the The Penance And The Patience dropped in Australia, we started getting a lot of tour offers, particularly for U.S. supports in Australia and overseas. Although we had a strong EP under our belt, we realized that seasoned musicians who have done a lot of touring know how to bring a real live show. This certainly kicked us up the ass and we started really honing our live show by time the album was ready to be made. The Penance… really helped set up our path forward.

Guitarist Manny Zenneli adds: “Our lives changed overnight. Every day was a new crowd/new city or country, it was so crazy. I’m really grateful for the entire experience, it was a really special time in the bands progression and we grew a lot from it, both as musicians and people.

Upon completion of the First Temple touring cycle, the band entered a brief hiatus. Finally, after a period of hibernation and much-needed reinvigoration, the band’s long-awaited follow up gestated in the form of a quirky concept album: ‘Pink Lemonade’ was conceived as a project to explore the band’s penchant for the absurd and to encapsulate the yang to their previous yin.

The record again pushed them back onto the treadmill of touring and promoting across Australia, Japan, North America, the UK & Europe. Following high profile tours with Coheed & Cambria, Protest The Hero, The Fall of Troy, MEW & The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band began working on their a third full-length album – and were in the midst of production when the pandemic struck, enforcing lockdowns in their hometown of Melbourne for weeks at a time throughout the past year.

Still, progress has been made…and with the as-yet untitled new album on the way in 2022, now is a perfect time to introduce yourself to the world of Closure In Moscow – with their jaw-dropping musicianship and exuding a positivity like no other, by their own admission, this band is here to melt faces and take you to the moon.


  1. We Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains
  2. Dulcinea
  3. Breathing Underwater
  4. Here’s to Entropy
  5. Ofelia… Ofelia
  6. Jewels for Eyes

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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