Caligula’s Horse announces new album Charcoal Grace; out on January 26th, 2024 via InsideOut Music available for pre-order now!

Photo credit: Jack Venables

Australian progressive metal outfit Caligula’s Horse are back! The four-piece from Brisbane is ringing in a new chapter with a new single and video release for Golem and album announcement for Charcoal Grace, which is set for release in January 2024 via InsideOutMusic. 

Golem is the first taste of the new album and gives a glimpse of the thematical depth of Charcoal Grace. The band says about the new single:  

“Golem is about how we all struggled with the weight of expectation through the pandemic. We felt that weight acutely as musicians, being trapped with no notion of when, or even if, we would return to the life we knew, all while feeling the pressure to create our next work rising. While that’s our specific experience, the themes of Golem are something we can all relate to. It’s a heavy song with an emphasis on riffs and driving rhythms.” 

Watch the video for Golem here:  

Stream Golem on your favorite DSPs here:

Charcoal Grace is the 6th studio album of the band, and it combines raw rock power with immense emotional depth. Charcoal Grace is borne of the static hopelessness that the pandemic forced upon the band and, indeed, much of the world, these past few years. It is an album reckoning with the experiences and outcomes of this time geared, ultimately, towards catharsis – moving towards a more hopeful future. 

The title Charcoal Grace is described by the band as “the grim allure and strange beauty in stillness, silence, and loss”.  This can be heard through the album’s 10-minute opening track “The World Breathes With Me,” a mission statement for the album’s main themes. Musically, it’s a work of contrasts, moving from the lightest ebb to the heaviest flow. Meanwhile, the second track and first single from the album, “Golem,” examines struggling with the weight of expectation through the pandemic. It’s a heavy song with an emphasis on riffs and driving rhythms. 

At the center of the album is the 4-part title track suite, a 24-minute opus that pushes deeper into the album’s foundational themes: connection, alienation, and the ways humanity acts under duress. Musically, it covers every facet of the band’s vocabulary, from heavy and dense orchestral-accompanied intensity embodying the song’s darkest lyrical ideas, through to soft acoustic-driven moments and introspection.


Side A

The World Breathes With Me (10:00)

Golem (05:20)

Side B

Charcoal Grace I: Prey (07:48)

Charcoal Grace II: A World Without (06:48)

Charcoal Grace III: Vigil (03:22)

Charcoal Grace IV: Give Me Hell (06:13)

Side C

Sails (04:31)

The Stormchaser (05:57)

Mute (12:00)

Charcoal Grace is available as Ltd. CD Digipak, CD Jewelcase (US only), Gatefold 2LP in various colours & Digital Album. 

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The band recently played tours in both Europe and America to fully present their 2020 release “Rise Radiant” for the first time after the pandemic. Caligula’s Horse are now supporting Devin Townsend for three gigs in Australia before returning to the US next year in support of their new album.


10/11/2023: The Forum, Melbourne

11/11/2023: The Metro, Sydney

12/11/2023: The Tivoli, Brisbane


31/01/2024: DC, Washington, Union Stage

01/02/2024: Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts

02/02/2024: Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall

03/02/2024: New York, NY, The Gramercy Theatre

04/02/2024: Montreal, Le Studio TD

06/02/2024: Toronto, The Axis Club

07/02/2024: Pittsburgh, PA, Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall

08/02/2024: Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall

12/02/2024: Charlotte, NC, The Underground

13/02/2024: Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade (Hell)

15/02/2024: Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre

16/02/2024: Austin, TX, Come & Take it Live

18/02/2024: Phoenix, AZ, Nile Half House

19/02/2024: San Diego, CA, Brick By Brick

20/02/2024: LA, CA, The Echoplex

21/02/2024: Berkley, CA, Cornerstone

23/02/2024: Seattle, WA, El Corazon

24/02/2024: Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre

25/02/2024: Vancouver, Rickshaw

Caligula’s Horse are

Jim Grey – lead vocals

Sam Vallen – lead guitar

Josh Griffin – drums

Dale Prinsse – bass



Caligula’s Horse announce Latin America and ProgPower USA dates

Progressive rock sensations Caligula’s Horse have announced dates for Latin American in Chile, Peru and Mexico.

You can see the dates below:

1.09.2019 Blondie, Santiago – Chile
2.09.2019 Patronato Centro, Lima – Peru
4.09.2019 Photo Indie Rock, Mexico City – Mexico
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In addition, the band will also be performing at the prestigious ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA on September 7th, 2019.

Singer, Jim Gray, commented: “That’s right, the rumors are true – Caligula’s Horse will be in Latin America! We will be doing a series of exclusive concerts as headliners in Chile, Peru and Mexico before going to the US to join the incredible ProgPower festival for the first time. We are very excited to be able to travel to this part of the world, where we know that there has always been great support for the band – see you in September! “

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Jim Grey – cantante
Sam Vallen – guitarra principal
Adrian Goleby – guitarra
Dale Prinsse – bajo
Josh Griffin – batería



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2019 ProgPower USA Tickets go on Sale in November

Design by our Art Director, Wayne Joyner

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 – Day 1:
Pretty Maids (Denmark) *US EXCLUSIVE*
Insomnium (Finland)
Secret Sphere (Italy) *US EXCLUSIVE*
Iron Mask (Multi-national) *US EXCLUSIVE*

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 – Day 2:
Evergrey (Sweden)
MaYaN (Multi-national)
Tomorrow’s Eve (German) *US EXCLUSIVE*

Tickets for Days 1 & 2 will go on sale Sat., Nov. 3 at 10 am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public, as VIP and Gold Badges are SOLD-OUT. Warning! Tickets have sold-out anywhere between 8 to 72 hours over recent years. Price TBA soon.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 – Day 3:
Seventh Wonder (Sweden)
ORDEN OGAN (Germany)
Psychotic Waltz OFFICIAL (USA)
Barren Earth (Finland)
Subsignal (Germany)
Wind Rose (Italy)

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 – Day 4:
Demons & Wizards (Multi-national)
Threshold (UK)
Poets of the Fall (Finland)
Caligula’s Horse (Australia)
Jag Panzer (USA)
Sorcerer (Sweden)

Tickets for Days 3 & 4 will go on sale Sat., Oct. 6 at 10 am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public, as VIP and Gold Badges are SOLD-OUT. Warning! Tickets have sold-out anywhere between 8 to 72 hours over recent years. Price TBA soon.

Tickets for Days 1 & 2 will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at 10 am ET.
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