December 27, 2022

French art-rock, alt-metal, progressive rock band Klone shared the video for new single ‘Bystander’

 Taken from the forthcoming album Meanwhile


Having set the scene for their forthcoming album Meanwhile with the release of the first single, Within Reachwhich showcased Klone’s signature blend of beautiful soundscapes, monstrous riffs and off-kilter time signatures, blended with relatable lyrics, they have invited the listener to take another step on their sensory journey with the release of “Bystander” 

Klone are:
Yann Ligner : Vocals 
Guillaume Bernard : Guitar
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitar
Morgan Berthet: Drums 
Enzo Alfano: Bass

The band comment “Bystander” is an introspection on our relationship with death and mourning, and its acceptance. A kind of parenthesis on our passage in this life. Through this dreamlike and totally immersive soundscape, with heady melodies and heightened emotion, “Bystander” is a subtle blend of sensitivity and intensity.” 

With the release of their new album Meanwhile on 10th February on Kscope, the emotive and conceptual, Klone, have once again broken new sonic ground and built further on their signature expansive sound. 

Since 2019’s opus Le Grand Voyage, French art-rockers Klone have risen to new heights across the globe, touring alongside the likes of Leprous and Pain of Salvation, and blowing away festival crowds at HellfestMotocultorProg Power USAMidsummer Prog, and Cruise to the Edge. Back with new album Meanwhile, the band return with sprawling textures, huge guitars and beautiful melodies to satisfy progressive metal fans and rock listeners alike. 

Recorded in February 2022 with producer Chris Edrich (TesseracT, Leprous, The Ocean Collective), Meanwhile chronicles the best and worst aspects of humanity. Vocalist Yann Ligner’s high-concept and oftentimes meta lyrics paint a picture of events taking place at the same time but in different places, while he muses about choices that are made against our will that can change the course of our common history – resulting in some poignant reflections about today’s world. 

The striking artwork for Meanwhile was created by Umut Recber, who experimented with photo manipulation techniques to create a striking image of stormy skies which perfectly represents the music within. 

Meanwhile will be released on February 10th 2023 on CD / LP / limited edition silver coloured vinyl LP / limited edition clear vinyl LP / digitally and is available to pre-order HERE (

Klone have confirmed they will be supporting the release of Meanwhile with live shows, beginning in their native France, but more dates will be announced soon.

28/01/2023 – Clermont-Ferrand – La Cooperative De Mai

09/02/2023 – Le Mans – L’alambik / Superforma

10/02/2023 – Bordeaux – Le Rocher De Palmer

11/02/2023 – Paris – Le Trabendo

24/02/2023 – Poitiers – Le Confort Moderne 

15/04/2023 – Savigny-Le-Temple – L’empreinte