SONUS UMBRA announces new album Beyond the Panopticon and North American Tour 2016, with MIGHT COULD

Beyond the Panopticon

Chicago prog rock band SONUS UMBRA are about to hit the road for a 25th Anniversary North American tour, alongside instrumental guitar powerhouse MIGHT COULD. They’ll kick things off at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, followed by a full multimedia extravaganza/ record release show for their new album Beyond the Panopticon at Wire, Chicago. The band will then tour the East Coast to continue promoting the album.


01/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
01/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Wire
01/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Orion Sound Studios
01/17 – Dunellen, NJ @ NJProghouse – Roxy & Dukes

Sonus Umbra came to life in 1991, formed by a group of physics and math students in Mexico City who drew from their shared love for all things dark, hard rocking and melodic. 25 years later, the band continues casting shadows made of sound. Sonus Umbra has played most progressive rock festivals in North America, from ROSfest to Terra Incognita, sharing stages along the way with the likes of Spock’s Beard, Stick Men, Haken, Thank You Scientist, and Glass Hammer. The band’s new studio album, Beyond the Panopticon` is a showcase of the band at its most elaborate and ferocious, yet it is also their most melodic material to date.

You can order the album directly from the band (including a special bonus download not available with the CD) starting November 17th, 2015. Available in stores January 5th. Listen to a new song, Alone Together Alone, at

Please get in touch with Mara Kovacevic at for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of Beyond the Panopticon.