Rapidly rising effervescent British progressive / modern melodic metal rock five-piece Touchstone have inked an exclusive long term deal with SPV / Steamhammer to release their much anticipated third studio album, ‘The City Sleeps’ on October 10th. ‘The City Sleeps’ boasts select sweeping, classic ‘Touchstone Rock’ trademark dynamic moving epics such as ‘The City Sleeps’ and ‘When Shadows Fall’, but also ventures into more melodic rock areas than before. On ‘The City Sleeps’, the sequel to the title track of their last album, ‘Wintercoast’, Anna-Marie Wayne, actress and daughter of ‘War Of The Worlds’ composer Jeff Wayne, adds her substantial voice-over talent to the title track. ‘When Shadows Fall’ is the sequel to the song ‘Shadow’ from Touchstone’s first album, ‘Discordant Dreams’, and picks up a few decades later, while ‘Horizons’, ‘Half Moon Meadow’ and ‘Sleeping Giants’ all mark exciting departures for the band as they embark on a new melodic rock journey. And then there is the downright crazy ‘Good Boy Psycho’, where the mental twists and turns of this psychotic rollercoaster of a track leave you gasping for breath! The new album has been mixed by John Mitchell (Kino, It Bites, Arena, Frost) and mastered by Tim Turan (Motorhead, Marilyn Manson, Frost).