About Porcupine Tree
A U.K. band widely credited with bringing progressive rock back into vogue during the 1990s, Porcupine Tree embraced and explored those inspirations filtered through the lenses of sounds ranging from post-punk and metal to indie rock and electronic music. Led by guitarist/vocalist/composer and producer Steven Wilson, who treated them as a solo project, they became a band when bassist Colin Edwin, drummer Chris Maitland, and Richard Barbieri solidified around the release of 1995's The Sky Moves Sideways, and expanded into new sonic terrains with 1996's Signify. Maitland was replaced by Gavin Harrison for the globally acclaimed In Absentia in 2005. 2007's Fear of a Blank Planet was conceptual in nature, while 2009's The Incident -- composed of a suite as well as a handful of shorter compositions -- was their final studio outing for 13 years. They returned in 2022 with Closure/Continuation.