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Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 7th, 2011, 04:40am

Thought it would be a good idea to provide any prog news from whatever source is available. Here is the news from DPRP:

A Deluxe two CD edition of this 1972 Prog Rock classic including a bonus disc of previously unreleased material is only available from ItsAboutMusic.com. http://www.itsaboutmusic.com/nektar.html

Beginning in 1969, Nektar was always on the cutting edge of Progressive Rock. Europe picked up on their music first but the USA was close behind when the band’s third album became their first American release – Remember The Future. “A Tab In The Ocean” preceded it in chronological order but Nektar fans have adored it for decades. And this new pressing along with the bonus disc “In The Beginning” (recorded in 1969) is sure to bring a smile to the faces of Nektar fans everywhere.

Disc: 1
1. A Tab In The Ocean
2. Desolation Valley/Waves
3. Crying In The Dark
4. King Of Twilight

Disc: 2
1. New Day Dawning
2. Do You Believe In Magic
3. Candlelight
4. Gooday
5. The Life I’ve Been Leading
6. Where Did You Go
7. Sealed With A Kiss
8. Our Love Will Last Forever


41POINT9 Still Looking For Answers

41POINT9 is comprised of Bob Madsen, Brian Cline (original vocalist and founding member of Enchant) and Kenny Steel. Joining them on the album are both drummers from Spock’s Beard namely Nick D’Virgilio and Jimmy Keegan. Musically the band focuses a lot on melody and slightly longer format songs, you can hear some hints of Toto, Enchant, Kino and Spock’s Beard in their music.

41POINT9 Still Looking For Answers now available through http://www.progrockrecords.com/ http://www.myspace.com/41point9

The F2 Music label are releasing two new CD’s on 11 April 2011 – the first is by CREDO, and called ‘Against Reason’. The second is by ex-Big Big Train vocalist SEAN FILKINS, a new signing to the label, called ‘War And Peace & Other Short Stories’. Both are available for pre-order now. You can hear a track from both albums on the F2 Music player at www.f2music.co.uk


GlassVille Records is a brand new label specialising in Progressive Rock. The label’s first release will be the new Paatos album, “Breathing”, which is due out mid-March.

The second release is planned for April: Sun Domingo’s new album, featuring John Wesley, Adrian Belew, Steve Hogarth and Bruce Soord.

Albums can be purchased directly through the GlassVille webshop, or via Burning Shed.


Work has now commenced on writing material towards a next 12th MANNING studio album! In fine MANNING tradition, we are going to revisit one of our own previous works to discover more about the family first explored on the 2006 concept album, “ANSER’ S TREE”.

7 prototype pieces are being fleshed out by the band at present and some of these new tracks may very well find their way onto some of our 2011 date setlists.

We are very pleased to announce that the fabulous Ed Unitsky has agreed to reprise and re-engineer his original cover artwork for this sequel. A small version can be seen opposite or over on the website‘s RELEASES page.

We are still hoping that 2011 will finally be the year of the long anticipated documenting of MANNING LIVE in the form of an album/DVD package. Plans are afoot for an Autumn filming schedule.


32 years after their last U.S. performance together, the two progressive-rock legends and founding members of UK, Eddie Jobson and John Wetton, reunite to perform some of their classic material from UK and King Crimson. They will be joined by Austrian guitar virtuoso Alex Machacek and German drumming phenomenon Marco Minnemann.

Apr 8 – Regent Theater, Boston (Arlington)
Apr 11 – Highline Ballroom, New York
Apr 15 – Club Citta, Tokyo
Apr 16 – Club Citta, Tokyo
Apr 23 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco





Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Mar 7th, 2011, 12:30pm

Thanks for the update Ned.

The Nektar releases are obviously a very good way of exploring their back catalogue and I especially like the idea of a bonus disc. smiley
Nektar are normally very good at keeping in touch with their fans by sending regular updates by email, but I haven't seen anything about these releases. It's therefore a good job we have our own Prog Reporter to keep us updated! wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Mal on Mar 7th, 2011, 2:52pm

Obviously very interested in the new Nektar releases, seems there's going to be 2 cd releases of all the main albums cool
I find it strange too though, that there is nothing about these releases on the official site huh
Re: Prog news
Post by sistermoon on Mar 8th, 2011, 04:14am

41Point9 sounds like a possible order from me - as does the Sean Filkins album.
Re: Prog news
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 12th, 2011, 10:14am

Thanks Neddy...NICE ONE!
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 6th, 2011, 06:35am

For their 10th birthday Riverside have prepared a special release which will be available during the forthcoming tour. The EP entitled "Memories In My Head" contains 33 minutes of fresh music. The songs have the following titles:

1.Goodbye Sweet Innocence
2.Living In The Past
3.Forgotten Land

Mariusz Duda: This new material, concerning (for obvious reasons) the themes of the passing time, will be a pleasant surprise for those who have missed the specific kind of melodies and space known from the bands early releases. We have consciously gone back to our beginnings to create a certain kind of a circle. This mini-album will contain three longer compositions most resembling those from our first two albums. The result is a quite interesting, spacious, film-soundtrackish, nostalgic, and most of all rock mixture, summing up our career's first decade quite well. 'Memories In My Head' is an album which appears out of nowhere, without much promotion; we hope, though, that its content can defend itself and that it will evoke a lot of positive emotions. It does that to us, and we will prove it soon, playing those songs live at our upcoming gigs.

The concerts at which it will be possible to buy this minialbum and hear the new songs live will begin on 5th of May in Prague (CZ) and finish on 29th of May in Warsaw (PL). Tides From Nebula, a band from Poland, will support Riverside at the 12 European concerts, and the Pineapple Thief from Great Britain and Paatos from Sweden will do the same at the 6 Polish gigs.

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Geoff Downes rejoins Yes
Posted on Saturday, 2nd April 2011 by bart
Further to our earlier news regarding the upcoming Yes album gFly From Hereh, which is due for release in July, it now seems that Geoff Downes has rejoined the band to play keyboards, as reported by Heavy Rock Playlist:

Quintessential prog-rockers Yes have announced that they have reunited with legendary producer Trevor Horn for their highly anticipated new album, gFly From Hereh. The album marks the bandfs first studio album in ten years.

The album originated from a conversation between Horn and Yes bassist Chris Squire, who re-discovered the song eFly From Heref and realized that it had never been recorded in a studio. gChris and I were talking one evening about the song eFly From Heref that we never recorded,h explains Horn. gI said I was prepared to spend two weeks with Yes recording that song. When I arrived in America to record it, I was taken prisoner by the band and only allowed my freedom again in return for producing the whole album. It was an offer I couldnft refuse!h

gFly From Hereh retains Yesf signature brand of mysticism and large-scale compositions. The record contains plenty of the complex arrangements, beautiful harmonies, and heavy riffs the band is known for. gThe new album represents the best of Yes from the f70s and the f80s with a current twist,h said Squire.

Keyboardist Geoff Downes, who originally joined the band for 1980Œs gDrama,h, has also re-joined the band for the new album. Yes now consists of guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Downes, and lead singer Benoit David.

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Abel Ganz announce new date: Friday 20th May @ The Ferry, Glasgow

We are especially looking forward to this one since it is our first gig in our own home town for some time. It is a three band bill with the wonderful Credo who are promoting a brand new album and the re-born Scottish Neo-Prog legends Comedy of Errors who also have a new [1stin decades] CD.

Look out for erstwhile Ganz keyboards maestro Hew Montgomery making an appearance with the Errors on . . . . bass?!!

We really hope some of you can make it along to this one and help promote Prog in Scotland.

Dates confirmed so farc

20/05/11 : GLASGOW | The Ferry | (with Credo & Comedy Of Errors)
21/05/11 : BLACKPOOL | (Electric Garden Festival)
04/06/11 : LONDON, The Peel | (MATTFest 3)






Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 6th, 2011, 07:20am

on Apr 6th, 2011, 06:35am, NedFlanders wrote:

Mariusz Duda: The result is a quite interesting, spacious, film-soundtrackish, nostalgic, and most of all rock mixture, summing up our career's first decade quite well. 
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The new album represents the best of Yes from the 70s and the 80s with a current twist, said Squire.








Regarding Riverside's new EP, it sounds as if the fans have spoken and the band listened. I'll bet they're going to use the fans feedback as a gauge for which direction they'll go in the future.

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I can only hope that Chris Squire's comment about YES' upcoming album representing the band's best from the 70s and 80s, with a current twist, that he doesn't mean they're going to rap. Can you imagine?!


Either way, I'm looking forward to hearing what each of these iconic talents can achieve in 2011.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 6th, 2011, 4:56pm

Excellent news about Abel Ganz ned....you going?

Oh and Riverside...I was wondering what they were up to cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 7th, 2011, 02:56am

on Apr 6th, 2011, 4:56pm, demolition man wrote:
Excellent news about Abel Ganz ned....you going?



Yes, as I lalso ove Credo's music and nice that they are bringing out their first album in ages. Should be a good gig.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 15th, 2011, 05:51am

Arena announce the seventh degree of separation tour:

04/11/11 : Verviers – Belgium
05/11/11 : Uden – The Netherlands
06/11/11 : Reichenbach – Germany
07/11/11 : Wroclaw-Firlej – Poland
08/11/11 : Warsaw-Progresja – Poland
09/11/11 : Bydgoszcz-Kuznia – Poland
10/11/11 : Katowice-Teatr Slaski – Poland
11/11/11 : Aschaffenburg – Germany
12/11/11 : Pratteln – Switzerland
14/11/11 : Stuttgart-LKA-Longhorn – Germany
15/11/11 : Paris-La Scene – France
16/11/11 : Strasbourg-La Laiterie Club – France
17/11/11 : Lorsch-Musiktheater-Rex – Germany
18/11/11 : Essen-Zeche Carl – Germany
19/11/11 : Holland-Zoetermeer-Boerderij – The Netherlands
27/11/11 : Leamington Spa-The Assembly – UK

Sean Filkins (ex Big Big Train) War And Peace & Other
Short Stories

The album was recorded at Lee Abraham’s Dockside Studio. Produced and mixed by Lee Abraham and myself. Engineered by Lee Abraham. The drums were recorded and engineered by Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios. All songs are original compositions.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Are You Sitting Comfortably.
2. The English Eccentric.
3. Prisoner Of Conscience, Part 1, The Soldier.
4. Prisoner Of Conscience, Part 2, The Ordinary Man.
5. Epitaph For A Mariner. Parts 1 to 5.
Part 1. Sailors Hymn.
Part 2. Sirens Song.
Part 3. Maelstrom.
Part 4. Ode To William Pull.
Part 5. Epitaph.
6. Learn How To Learn.

Rick Wakeman monthly ramblings

In Rick’s monthly ramblings he mentions some progress on the Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson and of course Rick himself project…

“Just two days ago I received some music from Jon for the Trevor, Jon and Rick project, and it’s tremendous. I’ve also sent some stuff to both the guys as well, so unless there really is something I don’t know, then all is progressing really well.”


Newly signed, Melodic Revolution Records recording artist, John Orr Franklin release’s new digital single “Alpha and Omega”. In a statement from John Orr Franklin said:

In an effort to take the first single “Alpha and Omega” to the next level, I brought on Gavin Harrison, drummer from the band Porcupine Tree, as a special guest on the song. Gavin is the drummer I had in mind when I was writing the demos for this album, so naturally the end result is a perfect fit that stays true to my original vision and then some.

Nearing completion of his third full length album, John has begun releasing a series of digital singles to determine the best possible format and packaging for the new release. Ultimately, feedback from the fans will determine the final format for the album. The band would very much like to see the project fully realized on a double vinyl LP with professional cover artwork and digital downloads. The band plans to use the proceeds from sales of the albums first digital singles and they are also planning a fan-based fundraiser on Kickstarter.com in order to see this dream into reality.

The new album entitled “Soldier On” is a science fiction based story that follows one soldier through his personal trials as he discovers his true identity within the grandeur of a universe that has suddenly gotten much smaller.








Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Apr 15th, 2011, 08:43am

Thanks Ned for the info
Re: Prog news
Post by Provocation on Apr 16th, 2011, 3:59pm

Between the Nektar re-release and the new Rush 5.1 release, I have a lot on my wish list.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 16th, 2011, 6:58pm

I also want to thank you, Ned, for your dedication to the world of music and for posting current news and events regarding our favorite artists, and some we've yet to discover. It's very much appreciated. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 18th, 2011, 01:56am

It seems like neoproggers Jadis are going to back. wink

http://www.jadismusic.com
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 18th, 2011, 1:39pm

New Wobbler album available for pre-order! Plus other interesting pre-orders.....
http://www.progrock.co.uk/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 6th, 2011, 8:25pm

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but some new albums are of interest:

A Grounding in Numbers - Van der Graaf Generator

This was released a few weeks ago, so not entirely new. It's probably a stronger album than 2008's Trisector, but I feel it still suffers a bit from the Peter Hammill solo bug. Still, a new Van der Graaf is always a thing to be happy about.

Snowtorch - Phideaux

This really is a hugely overlooked band. Occasionally a bit off-kilter, but very melodic and quite unique. This will be released on May 20th, but until then the entire album can be streamed here:
http://phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/snowtorch

Director's Cut - Kate Bush

Not quite new - it's a reworking of songs from The Sensuous World and The Red Shoes. I must be just about the only person in the world who prefers Red Shoes to Sensuous World, but neither are really my favourite. I'll be sure to pick this one up when it comes out, though (May 16th) - it's Kate Bush, after all.

A Scarcity of Miracles - Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins

Okay, it's not quite King Crimson - but it's gotta be close, right? A lot of people seem to be awaiting this one with bated breath. Me, I'm not altogether convinced - let's see what it sounds like, though! Released May 30th.



Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 9th, 2011, 07:33am

on May 6th, 2011, 8:25pm, Julian wrote:
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but some new albums are of interest:

A Grounding in Numbers - Van der Graaf Generator

This was released a few weeks ago, so not entirely new. It's probably a stronger album than 2008's Trisector, but I feel it still suffers a bit from the Peter Hammill solo bug. Still, a new Van der Graaf is always a thing to be happy about.


I actually got this one a few weeks ago. I do think it's better than Trisector, although I still miss David Jackson. But I like it overall, and the mathematics concept and artwork is pretty neat. Mr. Sands is probably my favorite. I've never listened to Hammill's solo output so I'm unfamiliar with the "solo bug" you refer to. wink


Quote:
[...]

Director's Cut - Kate Bush

Not quite new - it's a reworking of songs from The Sensuous World and The Red Shoes. I must be just about the only person in the world who prefers Red Shoes to Sensuous World, but neither are really my favourite. I'll be sure to pick this one up when it comes out, though (May 16th) - it's Kate Bush, after all.

A Scarcity of Miracles - Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins

Okay, it's not quite King Crimson - but it's gotta be close, right? A lot of people seem to be awaiting this one with bated breath. Me, I'm not altogether convinced - let's see what it sounds like, though! Released May 30th.


I'll probably get these as well. I mean, it's Kate Bush and (some of) King Crimson after all. cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 9th, 2011, 12:54pm

on May 9th, 2011, 07:33am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
I've never listened to Hammill's solo output so I'm unfamiliar with the "solo bug" you refer to. wink


Ah, I should have been a bit clearer. I simply mean that the new Van Der Graaf albums are closer to the Hammill solo albums than I'd like. I like Hammill - a lot! - but his solo stuff can be a bit hit or miss, and I always thought of Van der Graaf as being the stage where he displays only "the good stuff". I'm sure the absence of Jackson is part of this, by the way...

In any case, I see DPRP have already reviewed Phideaux's Snowtorch:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201118.php

High marks all round, but that's not too surprising. (DPRP also recently reviewed Pendragon's Passion, an album I didn't mention because it's been out for a while. Again, a high score: http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201119.php )

Just a bit of news: Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink will be released in a 40th anniversary edition on May 30th. There are three discs in the package: a stereo remaster, some bonus (live) material, and - the only thing that makes it really interesting, for me - a 5.1 mix of the album.

Finally, for some fun:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/steve-davis-gets--interesting-as-a-prog-rock-dj-2274415.html

(I'd read somewhere that Steve Davis liked Magma. It seems that wasn't just a fad - he's a real prog fan!)
Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on May 9th, 2011, 3:39pm

on May 9th, 2011, 12:54pm, Julian wrote:
Ah, I should have been a bit clearer. I simply mean that the new Van Der Graaf albums are closer to the Hammill solo albums than I'd like. I like Hammill - a lot! - but his solo stuff can be a bit hit or miss, and I always thought of Van der Graaf as being the stage where he displays only "the good stuff". I'm sure the absence of Jackson is part of this, by the way...

In any case, I see DPRP have already reviewed Phideaux's Snowtorch:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201118.php

High marks all round, but that's not too surprising. (DPRP also recently reviewed Pendragon's Passion, an album I didn't mention because it's been out for a while. Again, a high score: http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201119.php )

Just a bit of news: Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink will be released in a 40th anniversary edition on May 30th. There are three discs in the package: a stereo remaster, some bonus (live) material, and - the only thing that makes it really interesting, for me - a 5.1 mix of the album.

Finally, for some fun:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/steve-davis-gets--interesting-as-a-prog-rock-dj-2274415.html

(I'd read somewhere that Steve Davis liked Magma. It seems that wasn't just a fad - he's a real prog fan!)


Thanks for that. Interesting article. I never would have guessed Steve Davis had three things in common with me: Snooker, Chess and prog! Good to know that. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 18th, 2011, 03:15am

Up and coming releases:

Neal Morse - Testimony 2: 23 May 11
CCLR (feat Mr Hackett as guest) s/t: 27 Jun 11
Stream of Passion (feat Ayreon) - Darker days: 27 Jun 11
Sky Architect - A man's dying hymn: 6 Jun 11
Journey - Eclipse: 30 Jun 11
Andy Sears (Twelfth Night) - Souvenir: 23 May 11
Factory of Dreams - Melotronical: 23 May 11
Mostly Autumn - That night in Leamington: 23 May 11
C-Sides (feat ex Magenta guys) - Divitrification: 23 May 11
Sun Domingo (feat Bruce Soord and Steve Hogarth) - Songs for end times: 23 May 11.
Paatos - Breathing: 23 May 11
Earth and Fire - To the world of the future (remaster) out on 27 Jun 11
Jon Anderson - Survival and other stories: 18 Jul 11
Devin Townsend - Deconstruction/Ghost/Calm and the storm: 20 May 11
Acqua Fragile - Mass media stars/Acqua Fragile: out 27 Jun 11
Symphony X - Iconoclast: 20 Jun 11

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 18th, 2011, 03:29am

The brand new album from swedish band WOLVERINE ("Communication Lost") will be released on May, 23rd. This is a good information for Demo Man (especially). wink
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 19th, 2011, 03:57am

on May 18th, 2011, 03:29am, Marygold wrote:
The brand new album from swedish band WOLVERINE ("Communication Lost") will be released on May, 23rd. This is a good information for Demo Man (especially). wink


EXCELLENT News Marygold! I have been very patient smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 19th, 2011, 11:21am

Those of you who like STENCIL FOREST, should be glad to know about their long-awaited CD 'The Labyrinth'. It will see the daylight in June 2011. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 22nd, 2011, 3:36pm

on Apr 15th, 2011, 05:51am, NedFlanders wrote:
Sean Filkins (ex Big Big Train) War And Peace & Other
Short Stories

The album was recorded at Lee Abraham’s Dockside Studio. Produced and mixed by Lee Abraham and myself. Engineered by Lee Abraham. The drums were recorded and engineered by Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios. All songs are original compositions.




I just read the DPRP review for Sean Filkins's album:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201120.php

It sounds quite good (as do the audio snippets on his site). Has anyone got this yet? I'd be interested to hear your views!
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 24th, 2011, 3:49pm

on May 9th, 2011, 12:54pm, Julian wrote:
Ah, I should have been a bit clearer. I simply mean that the new Van Der Graaf albums are closer to the Hammill solo albums than I'd like. I like Hammill - a lot! - but his solo stuff can be a bit hit or miss, and I always thought of Van der Graaf as being the stage where he displays only "the good stuff". I'm sure the absence of Jackson is part of this, by the way...


Oh I see what you mean. That's what I figured you'd meant, but wasn't sure. wink

The new VDGG album has grown on me quite a bit over the last few weeks. Not something I listen to all the time, but when the mood strikes it's quite nice.


Quote:
Just a bit of news: Caravan's In the Land of Grey and Pink will be released in a 40th anniversary edition on May 30th. There are three discs in the package: a stereo remaster, some bonus (live) material, and - the only thing that makes it really interesting, for me - a 5.1 mix of the album.


I'd also heard of this and was quite intrigued. Who knew Steven Wilson was a fan of Caravan? Too cool. cheesy

Haven't got Sean Filkins' new CD yet, but I've heard almost nothing but good stuff about it, so it's on my list.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:21am

Some mention should be made of Battles' second album, Glass Drop, which is due for release on June 7th or so.

Battles first full-length album, Mirrored, was released in 2007. Full of strange rhythms, odd bleeps and curiously quaint synthesized "oohs" and "ahs", it managed to be both fresh and strangely appealing for some prog fans (the kind that might like The Flaming Lips, say).

I've no idea whether the new album will follow suit, mind, but I'll be sure to give it a listen once it's out. (Oh, and I hear it features Gary Numan, no less...)

Here's the site:

http://bttls.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 11th, 2011, 9:28pm

A few thoughts on some recently acquired CD's:

Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink

A three-CD package, the only CD of real interest is the third one: a 5.1 version of the album, mixed by Steve Wilson. It's good, but perhaps not quite as good as I hoped. It suffers from a slightly over enthousiastic approach; there are too many instruments running around the place (i.e. from speaker to speaker) for my liking. Still, by no means bad!

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins - A Scarcity of Miracles

To be very brief: excellent musicianship, great recording. The thing is, though, it's dreadfully boring. (Sorry, but I feel it is, really!)

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Released last year, this one had somehow passed me by. I'm up to speed now, though: this is an excellent CD, full of Stevens' wonderfully melodic idiocy. The drawback? It's overindulgent. The final track, for example, lasts over 25 minutes; someone should have cut that down to 10, tops (it's a beautiful song, though).

Meanwhile, I hear that Mike Oldfield's Incantations will be re-released on July 25th. However, whilst the earlier re-released albums all featured full 5.1 versions, Incantations will only have some "Excerpts" in surround sound. Hmmm... Might give that one a miss!
Re: Prog news
Post by peng on Jun 11th, 2011, 11:25pm

on Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:21am, Julian wrote:
the kind that might like The Flaming Lips, say



peng raises hand eagerly... looks around, crickets chirping
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 12th, 2011, 02:28am

From Burning Shed: Just bagged one of the 200 limited pressings for a tad over £14 incl postage.


Nosound
The Northern Religion Of Things (cd)

A new album of radical re-interpretations of Nosound tracks from the band's leader/founder, Giancarlo Erra.

The Northern Religion Of Things was recorded during the rehearsal process for a unique one-off 'Nosound solo' gig that Giancarlo performed in London in August 2010.

For this intimate gig, Giancarlo created new arrangements for several classic Nosound tracks using a live setup that enabled him to play keyboards and/or acoustic guitar while also singing and recreating sounds and effects from the original studio albums. No backing tracks were used, only triggered loops and played instruments.

The album is available as a standard jewel case in slip case (with booklet and liner notes) and as a very limited edition strictly limited to 200 copies, that includes:

1) The original CD (in jewel case with slipcase, plus 12 page photographic booklet and extended liner notes)

2) A6 (105mm × 148mm) high quality signed sticker featuring the album cover.

3) Four square badges (40mm x 40mm) featuring the album covers of the 4 Nosound studio albums.

Pre-order for 17th July release.
smiley

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 12th, 2011, 7:35pm

on Jun 11th, 2011, 11:25pm, peng wrote:
peng raises hand eagerly... looks around, crickets chirping


Mirrored is really a very good album, Peng! It takes a little getting used to - at first, there doesn't seem all that much to get your teeth into, since there are no lyrics - but it just gets better and better the more you listen. I love it.

I can't believe you've never heard of them.... smiley

Mind you, it's all much more electronic and percussive than The Lips... That's part of the charm, I guess. It makes 'em awfully hip, you know.

(Again, I've not heard Glass Drop yet.)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 14th, 2011, 4:27pm

I probably won't get any points for mentioning that Yes is on the verge of releasing a new album, will I?

What you may (just possibly) not know, though, is that their new single can be streamed here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-listen-to-we-can-fly-the-first-yes-single-in-10-years-20110613

(I'll not get into the whole Yes thing at any real length But I do think it's a bit odd. Back in 1980, we got Drama, a Yes album without Anderson or Wakeman, but with - hoorah! - the Buggles (a.k.a. Trevor Horne and Geoff Downes). It included bits from I Am A Camera, a song included on the Buggles' album Adventures In Modern Recording.

Now, 31 years later, we're getting basically the same thing. Anderson and Wakeman are gone; Horne and Downes are back. And now we're getting Fly From Here, which - wait for it - features another track from the (expanded version of the) Buggles album, Adventures In Modern Recording.

Gosh. Perhaps Yes should become a Buggles tribute band? They could cover the entire Adventures album, in - what? 300 years or so?)

_____

Edit

Just posted this, and then a chap called Jeremy posts his own thread. It's over here:

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=obands&action=display&num=1308094465

Have fun there. This was just a memo.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 15th, 2011, 6:48pm

Far in the future, but a new Jethro Tull album's in the works. Somewhere in 2012, I'd say. Or rather, Ian Anderson would:

"There will be something next year coming out around the end of March."

It's from this interview:

http://www.vintagerock.com/ian_anderson_interview_2011.aspx


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 18th, 2011, 04:09am

on Jun 15th, 2011, 6:48pm, Julian wrote:
Far in the future, but a new Jethro Tull album's in the works. Somewhere in 2012, I'd say. Or rather, Ian Anderson would:

"There will be something next year coming out around the end of March."

It's from this interview:

http://www.vintagerock.com/ian_anderson_interview_2011.aspx



That would be nice.
I will always regret having to give my front row Glasgow seat away on the day I left to work in Libya. sad
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Jun 18th, 2011, 04:38am

Hi there



The new Yes line up leaves me cold I'm afraid. Saw them back in 1980 and it was a mess (IMO). Mind you, that isn't stopping me going to see them in Glasgow this time round - has to be done!


The Tull news is much more exciting for me. Anderson has taken far too long to get his backside in motion. The last Tull album (no, not the Christmas album!), was excellent. Who knows, we might get a taster at their performance at the High Voltage Festival in a few weeks? Either way, look forward to more from my favourite performer in some shape or form next year!



Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Jun 18th, 2011, 08:46am

Anything from Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull is a bonus for me. Shame I will have to wait until March
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 30th, 2011, 4:26pm

Another album that - like Battles' Mirrored - isn't prog but that will still appeal to many prog fans is:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Bon Iver (the guy's name name is actually Justin Vernon) released For Emma, Forever Ago back in 2008, to almost universal acclaim. It's one of those little masterpieces, largely unknown but highly aclaimed by just about everyone who listens to it. In that sense, it's similar to an album such as Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther, or even the Fleet Foxes CD's.

This is Vernon's second album. Again, all the reviews are very, very good. For example:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15551-bon-iver/
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 1st, 2011, 04:38am

Steve Hackett wiil release his new solo album 'Beyond the Shrouded Horizon' in autumn of 2011.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 5th, 2011, 7:11pm

on Jul 1st, 2011, 04:38am, Marygold wrote:
Steve Hackett wiil release his new solo album 'Beyond the Shrouded Horizon' in autumn of 2011.


Indeed! As Hackett has said, it's "a voyage of discovery, from Blighty to coconut palms, from coracles to spaceships, travelling beyond the known and the hidden to places where waves break on the shores of imagination…"

Hmmm... Coconuts? Coracles? Ah, well...

In the meanwhile, I have just received Sean Filkins' CD, War and Peace & Other Short Stories.

I'm pretty impressed! Of course, I did think Big Big Train's The Underfall Yard was far and away the best album of 2009, and this is somewhat similar in tone, if not quite as good (Filkins was, for a time, the lead singer of Big Big Train).

This is for all those who like powerful, melodic, and, very British prog. I believe Ned Flanders, amongst others, has already praised the album, and he's absolutely right.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 15th, 2011, 12:44pm

Great news. A new double cd from Sylvan is nearly complete. More details will be posted soon just as soon as I can get to my computer to do the cut and paste. Maybe Ned got the same email as me and willl do the honours?
cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 18th, 2011, 6:41pm

Meanwhile, the new Mars Hollow album, World In Front Of Me, deserves a mention.

A good review over at the DPRP site:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201131.php

And the album can be heard here:

http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/mars-hollow-discography/

Finally, Marygold started a seperate thread on this over here:

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=obands&action=display&num=1308752362

.... so be sure to check that out!


Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Jul 19th, 2011, 04:23am

Hi there



And of course young Mr Beggs has an album due out in the not too distant future. described in his own words as "total Prog". Having heard some of the demos, I can assure you it will be well worth it. And it features some well known guitarists as well - can't wait!


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 19th, 2011, 7:01pm

Young Mr. Beggs?

That wouldn't be the Catch A Cougar guy, would it?

I know he's posted over here:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=149150911238

... but that's about all I know of him smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by peng on Jul 19th, 2011, 10:13pm

on Jun 30th, 2011, 4:26pm, Julian wrote:
Another album that - like Battles' Mirrored - isn't prog but that will still appeal to many prog fans is:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Bon Iver (the guy's name name is actually Justin Vernon) released For Emma, Forever Ago back in 2008, to almost universal acclaim. It's one of those little masterpieces, largely unknown but highly aclaimed by just about everyone who listens to it. In that sense, it's similar to an album such as Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther, or even the Fleet Foxes CD's.

This is Vernon's second album. Again, all the reviews are very, very good. For example:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15551-bon-iver/


So glad to see this pointed out here, "For Emma ..." was such a good album, as have been both Fleet Foxes CDs and their EP ... not "prog" like people here would normally think, but arty and creative folk rock from both of these artists/groups
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 20th, 2011, 05:49am

From the Sylvan website (www.sylvan.de) new album release scheduled for December.

"After an intensive period of work during a few months on our new songs, the time has come to take you on the journey with us. A journey which began for us with a first jam session about one year ago and which will end at the end of this year: with the release of our 8th studio album!

The baby doesn't have a name yet, but quite a big size - our new work will contain two audio CDs and will be divided into five chapters. But we won't tell you more at this point of time.

Matthias, Sebastian, Jan, Volker und Marco


"In order to facilitate the waiting time we have scheduled three concerts for this year. The first two will be in October and on each show we will perform one different chapter of the total five as a live premiere. The third
concert is our traditional christmas gig, which will become the big release party this year.

Pre CD release concerts:
October 14th 2011 - Rüsselsheim (Germany) - Das Rind
October 15th 2011 - Uden (Netherlands) - dePul

CD release concert (+ party):
December 9th 2011 - Hamburg (Germany) - Knust"

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 21st, 2011, 3:23pm

Two new things to mention:

Firstly, the new Magenta album, Chameleon, will be released on October 10th. There's already a new website up:

http://web.me.com/robreed1/thechameleonproject/Chameleon_Project.html

If you like, you can join "The Chameleon Project", which will set you back GBP 17, but which will bag you not just the regular CD edition of the album, but also a 5.1 surround version and various other goodies. The website explains everything you might want to know.

I've pretty high hopes for Chameleon. Of course, that's largely based on their escellent 2008 album Metamorphosis.

Secondly, the new Mandalaband album, AD - Sangreal, has been released. This is from the e-mail I received:

"If you feel like getting the follow-up to BC – Ancestors, then AD is now available from the following web sites.

For the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World (outside the USA and Japan) the distributor is Diverse Artists:

www.diverseartists.co.uk

For the USA the distributor and record company is Melodic Revolution Records:

www.melodicrevolution.com

For Japan the record label is Disk Union:

http://diskunion.net/rock/ct/search?m=11&q=MANDALABAND

Thank you for buying BC – Ancestors. The band really appreciates your support. We hope you enjoy AD – Sangreal just as much."


Mandalaband is a bit of a curiosity, to be frank. I never much liked their first, eponymous, album (released in 1975), but the 1978 successor, The Eye Of Wendor, is a minor classic.

They resurfaced in 2009 with BC - Ancestors, a solid if not spectacular CD. This, as the e-mail states, is the companion volume to that album.


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 21st, 2011, 5:03pm

on Jun 12th, 2011, 02:28am, demolition man wrote:
From Burning Shed: Just bagged one of the 200 limited pressings for a tad over £14 incl postage.


Nosound
The Northern Religion Of Things (cd)

A new album of radical re-interpretations of Nosound tracks from the band's leader/founder, Giancarlo Erra.

The Northern Religion Of Things was recorded during the rehearsal process for a unique one-off 'Nosound solo' gig that Giancarlo performed in London in August 2010.

For this intimate gig, Giancarlo created new arrangements for several classic Nosound tracks using a live setup that enabled him to play keyboards and/or acoustic guitar while also singing and recreating sounds and effects from the original studio albums. No backing tracks were used, only triggered loops and played instruments.

The album is available as a standard jewel case in slip case (with booklet and liner notes) and as a very limited edition strictly limited to 200 copies, that includes:

1) The original CD (in jewel case with slipcase, plus 12 page photographic booklet and extended liner notes)

2) A6 (105mm × 148mm) high quality signed sticker featuring the album cover.

3) Four square badges (40mm x 40mm) featuring the album covers of the 4 Nosound studio albums.

Pre-order for 17th July release.
smiley


Now dispatched from Burning Shed smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 21st, 2011, 10:46pm

CIRCA have just released their third studio album "And So On". Featuring tracks: "And So On", "Cast Away", Til, We Get There", "True Progress", "Notorious", "In My Sky", "Half Way Home", "Each To His Own" and "Life's Offering".
CIRCA: is Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye (formerly YES), Johnny Bruhns and Ronnie Ciago.

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 22nd, 2011, 4:33pm

Thanks for this, Marygold.

A website is here (with samples):

http://www.circahq.com/

(I must admit I always confuse Circa with The Syn, but that's just because of the Yes factor. Oh, and my being a little dimwitted...)


Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 23rd, 2011, 02:22am

on Jul 22nd, 2011, 4:33pm, Julian wrote:
Thanks for this, Marygold.

A website is here (with samples):

http://www.circahq.com/

(I must admit I always confuse Circa with The Syn, but that's just because of the Yes factor. Oh, and my being a little dimwitted...)


btw. Have you heard the debut YOSO album?

Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:51am

New Mandalaband album 'As Sangreal' in the post today and it is stunning. Album dedicated to Woolly Wolstenholme and a bonus song at the end with him doing the BJH classic Galadriel
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 24th, 2011, 4:45pm

on Jul 23rd, 2011, 02:22am, Marygold wrote:
btw. Have you heard the debut YOSO album?


Elements? Only one track, I'm afraid - Path to My Heart (if I recall correctly; it was the MySpace one). Reminded me more of Toto than Yes. I wasn't wildy excited, to be frank, and don't have the album.

(EDIT: For those who are in the dark here, YOSO is, or was, a band comprised of Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood (both from Yes) and Bobby Kimball (from Toto). The name seems to be a combination of "Yes" and "Toto". They released one album, called Elements, in 2010, and appear to have disbanded soon after.)

Quote:
By NedFlanders:

New Mandalaband album 'As Sangreal' in the post today and it is stunning.


Ned, I haven't heard anything from this album yet. Is it better than Ancestors, or just similar?
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 25th, 2011, 03:23am

http://www.konchordat.co.uk

I've heard the new album in its entirety. Sounds much better than their debut effert. A natural step forward...
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 25th, 2011, 9:25pm

The Swedish band Salva will release the new CD 'Thirst' through White Knight Records on September.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EhBexXVC0s

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 26th, 2011, 12:44am

on Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:51am, NedFlanders wrote:
New Mandalaband album 'As Sangreal' in the post today and it is stunning. Album dedicated to Woolly Wolstenholme and a bonus song at the end with him doing the BJH classic Galadriel


Fantastic stuff Neddy. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 29th, 2011, 06:01am

Steve Wilson (of Porcupine Tree fame) will rlease his second solo album on September 26th.

It's called Grace for Drowning, and will be a double album (err, double CD).

Here's the relevant part of an e-mail I got from Burning Shed:

"Grace For Drowning is Steven Wilson's second album and develops further the uncompromising creativity evident on his highly regarded debut, Insurgentes.

A double album ("Two 40-45 minute albums in the same package."), Wilson describes the release as, "My biggest project to date."

Wilson adds, “Insurgentes was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me, the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create “journeys in sound.” So, without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from [Ennio] Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz–inspired piece.”

Burning Shed is selling Grace For Drowning in three limited edition formats, a deluxe version, and as a 2cd digipack, and a heavyweight double vinyl issue.

The Deluxe version features 3 CDs (including a bonus CD of out-takes and demos) and a Blu-Ray disc, and is packaged in a hard back book, which features 120 pages of artwork and notes."


Unfortunately, that "deluxe" edition will set you back GBP 49,95! The regular edition, though, is a more reasonable GBP 11,99.

You can pre-order here:

http://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/

More info here:

http://www.gracefordrowning.com/




Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 4th, 2011, 10:44pm

Proto-Kaw (featuring four original members of an early 1970’s version of the band Kansas) have released their new studio album 'Forth'. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 4th, 2011, 10:56pm

on Aug 4th, 2011, 10:44pm, Marygold wrote:
Proto-Kaw (featuring four original members of an early 1970’s version of the band Kansas) have released their new studio album 'Forth'. wink


Awesome! I love their other albums. Thanks Marygold! If any of you reading this have not heard Proto-Kaw, and you like the band Kansas, you're in for quite a treat. They're like Kansas on steroids.
Re: Prog news
Post by peng on Aug 4th, 2011, 11:23pm

on Aug 4th, 2011, 10:56pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
They're like Kansas on steroids.


May the Lord have mercy on our souls
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 5th, 2011, 5:36pm

on Aug 4th, 2011, 11:23pm, peng wrote:
May the Lord have mercy on our souls


grin

Meanwhile, King Crimson's Starless and Bible Black and Discipline (the 40th anniversary editions, although that anniversary has come and gone now) will be released on October 3rd, according to an e-mail I received from Burning Shed.

These include the Steve Wilson 5.1 mixes.

I must admit I've lost track, a bit. The one album I'm really looking forward to, though, is Larks' Tongues in Aspic (ooh, in 5.1...!)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 17th, 2011, 9:56pm

The new The Tangent album will be called COMM.

The website is here:

http://www.thetangent.org/

Whilst I really liked the first albums, the later ones didn't appeal to me as much. The few snippets that can be heard from the new one, though, seem promising.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 17th, 2011, 11:05pm

This album will be officially released in August 2011.

http://bencraven.com
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Aug 18th, 2011, 07:44am

on Aug 17th, 2011, 11:05pm, Marygold wrote:
This album will be officially released in August 2011.

http://bencraven.com


Has anyone heard this yet? Is it any good?
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 18th, 2011, 09:34am

on Aug 17th, 2011, 9:56pm, Julian wrote:
The new The Tangent album will be called COMM.

The website is here:

http://www.thetangent.org/

Whilst I really liked the first albums, the later ones didn't appeal to me as much. The few snippets that can be heard from the new one, though, seem promising.


You should check out their new DVD - "Going Off On Two" - 5 stars!
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 18th, 2011, 10:03am

on Aug 18th, 2011, 07:44am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Has anyone heard this yet? Is it any good?


I have heard this album on Progstreaming website. Sounds very fine, indeed.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Aug 22nd, 2011, 1:59pm

on Aug 18th, 2011, 10:03am, Marygold wrote:
I have heard this album on Progstreaming website. Sounds very fine, indeed.


Cool -- I've ordered the Ben Craven CD from his site. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:57pm

on Aug 22nd, 2011, 1:59pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Cool -- I've ordered the Ben Craven CD from his site. smiley


Suppose, a packet with the CD will arrive in my mailbox soon
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 25th, 2011, 02:49am

The brand new Knight Area album “Nine Paths” will see the daylight on October, 8th.

Here's a track-list:

1. Eversince You Killed Me
2. Summerland
3. Please Come Home
4. Clueless
5. The River
6. Pride And Joy
7. The Balance
8. Wakerun
9. Angel's Call

Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 26th, 2011, 07:22am

New arrivals soon from:

Touchstone - The City sleeps (10/10/11)
Tangent - Comm (27/89/11)
Steve Wilson - Grace for Drowning (26/9/11)
Steve Hackett (26/9/11)
Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys (19/9/11)
Mostly Autumn - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
BJH - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Anathema - Falling Deeper (5/9/11)
Presto Ballet - Invisible Places (5/9/11)
Also Eden - Think of the Children (31/10/11)
Konchordat - The New Crusade (5/9/11)
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt 2 (26/9/11)
Cosmograf - When age has done its duty (5/9/11)
John Wesley - Lilypad Suite (5/9/11)
Frequency Drift - Ghosts (5/9/11)
Curved Air - Lost Broadcasts (12/9/11)
Soniq Circus - Reflections in the Hour Glass (5/9/11)
Salva - Thirst (19/9/11)
Thin Lizzy - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Pink Floyd - London 1966-67 (26/9/11)

On another note: Steve Hogarth is working with Richard Barbieri on project.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Aug 26th, 2011, 09:35am

on Aug 26th, 2011, 07:22am, NedFlanders wrote:
New arrivals soon from:

Touchstone - The City sleeps (10/10/11)
Tangent - Comm (27/89/11)
Steve Wilson - Grace for Drowning (26/9/11)
Steve Hackett (26/9/11)
Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys (19/9/11)
Mostly Autumn - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
BJH - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Anathema - Falling Deeper (5/9/11)
Presto Ballet - Invisible Places (5/9/11)
Also Eden - Think of the Children (31/10/11)
Konchordat - The New Crusade (5/9/11)
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt 2 (26/9/11)
Cosmograf - When age has done its duty (5/9/11)
John Wesley - Lilypad Suite (5/9/11)
Frequency Drift - Ghosts (5/9/11)
Curved Air - Lost Broadcasts (12/9/11)
Soniq Circus - Reflections in the Hour Glass (5/9/11)
Salva - Thirst (19/9/11)
Thin Lizzy - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Pink Floyd - London 1966-67 (26/9/11)

On another note: Steve Hogarth is working with Richard Barbieri on project.


Wow!

I truly hope the Also Eden album is up to scratch. Not so impressed with the new vocalist after hearing the EP, great band nonetheless.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 26th, 2011, 11:52am

Scheduled for the second half of September.

AGENTS OF MERCY -"The Black Forest".
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 26th, 2011, 3:01pm

Transatlantic extravaganza!

SOON TO BE RELEASED:
A 5-disc DVD/CD release of the Transatlantic Manchester/Tilberg gigs

PLUS!

A 5-disc Neal Morse DVD/CD release consisting of both the European and USA gigs from last year.[/color][/b]


http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/m2702003.aspx
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Sep 1st, 2011, 2:09pm

From Burning Shed:

Airbag
All Rights Removed (cd)

Airbag returns with its second, highly anticipated album.

A bigger and bolder variation on the atmospheric Art Rock of the acclaimed Identity, All Rights Removed once more creatively straddles the middle ground between the Progressive inclinations of Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd, and the Epic Pop of Talk Talk.

Pre-order now for 17th October release.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Sep 1st, 2011, 3:36pm

on Aug 26th, 2011, 07:22am, NedFlanders wrote:
New arrivals soon from:

Touchstone - The City sleeps (10/10/11)
Tangent - Comm (27/89/11)
Steve Wilson - Grace for Drowning (26/9/11)
Steve Hackett (26/9/11)
Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys (19/9/11)
Mostly Autumn - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
BJH - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Anathema - Falling Deeper (5/9/11)
Presto Ballet - Invisible Places (5/9/11)
Also Eden - Think of the Children (31/10/11)
Konchordat - The New Crusade (5/9/11)
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt 2 (26/9/11)
Cosmograf - When age has done its duty (5/9/11)
John Wesley - Lilypad Suite (5/9/11)
Frequency Drift - Ghosts (5/9/11)
Curved Air - Lost Broadcasts (12/9/11)
Soniq Circus - Reflections in the Hour Glass (5/9/11)
Salva - Thirst (19/9/11)
Thin Lizzy - Live at High Voltage (10/10/11)
Pink Floyd - London 1966-67 (26/9/11)

On another note: Steve Hogarth is working with Richard Barbieri on project.


A few more:

Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turm of Events (September 12th)
Umphrey's McGee - Death By Stereo (September 13th)
White Willow - Terminal Twilight (October 11th)

Umphrey McGee is not strictly prog, perhaps, but 2009's Mantis was a pretty fine album!

Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on Sep 2nd, 2011, 10:12am

on Aug 26th, 2011, 3:01pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Transatlantic extravaganza!

SOON TO BE RELEASED:
A 5-disc DVD/CD release of the Transatlantic Manchester/Tilberg gigs

PLUS!

A 5-disc Neal Morse DVD/CD release consisting of both the European and USA gigs from last year.[/color][/b]


http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/m2702003.aspx


The only thing that puts me off the Transatlantic release is the fact that the set list appears to be exactly the same as the Whirld Tour release from last year. I already have that so, even allowing for variations in the songs, I can't really see the need to buy this new one, which I'm sure won't come cheap either. sad
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 7th, 2011, 07:21am

Just received an e-mail from www.progrock.co.uk regarding pre-orders of upcoming releases by some very wonderful artists.

PRE-ORDERS
Visit www.progrock.co.uk to order!


[CD] MANNING - Margaret's Children - GBP 9.99 (released 07/11/2011)
*PRE-ORDERS FOR THIS CD WILL BE SENT AT LEAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE*
Latest CD from Manning, the sequel to the acclaimed "Anser's Tree" (2006).

[CD] ALAN REED - Dancing with Ghosts EP - GBP 4.99 (released 24/10/2011)
Debut solo release from ex Pallas vocalist. Excellent EP! Track Listing: 1. Sanctuary / 2. Who's to Blame? / 3. Kean on the Job / 4. Teardrops in the Rain / 5. Begin Again.

[CD] LUNATIC SOUL - Impressions - GBP 10.99 (released 10/10/2011)
The third album from Lunatic Soul, Impressions follows 2010’s acclaimed ‘II’ (White Album) and features a number of tracks written in the sessions for both that and the self titled (Black Album) debut in 2008. Mariusz felt that the compositions completed the theme set out on I & II and decided to return to the studio earlier this year to record the final instalment in the trilogy. ‘Impressions is a collection of instrumental compositions, which act as an addition to the story told on the black and white Lunatic Soul albums. These songs without lyrics, with scarce vocal parts are more ambient in style, resembling a soundtrack to a film or a video game.‘ Mariusz Duda. Packaged in a digipak.

[CD] KNIGHT AREA - Nine Paths - GBP 10.99 (released 31/10/2011)
Nine Paths is the fourth album from respected Dutch band Knight Area. They have garnered attention around the world performing in North America multiple times as well as tours throughout Europe. Knight Area has performed at NEARfest in the US as well as The Night of the Prog Festival in Germany. Not content to simply stick to a musical formula, KNIGHT AREA will surprise their fan-base with Nine Paths. While remaining firmly faithful to the symphonic rock tradition the band has gone one step further and added a harder edge to their sound. This transformation comes courtesy of noted producer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche, Nile) who's mix has provided a more contemporary approach to progressive rock. The track 'Please come Home' features a guest vocal appearance by Charlotte Wessels (Delain).

[CD] WHITE WILLOW - Terminal Twilight - GBP 10.99 (released 10/10/2011)
First new studio CD from Norwegian Prog band in years!

[CD] HAKEN - Visions - GBP 9.99 (released 24/10/2011)
Their new release, Visions is yet another conceptual work encompassing sci-fi themes. Haken seamlessly meld metal with progressive rock, drawing influences from contemporary bands like Dream Theater as well as old school icons Genesis and Queen. Often bombastic and over the top, Visions features the addition of a string section and audiophile production from Spacelab Studios in Germany.

[CD] TANGENT - COMM (Limited Edition digipak) - GBP 13.99 (released 27/09/2011)
The Tangent have now managed to re-invent themselves so many times that it's hard to count all the people who have been in it. But every line-up has succeeded in delivering top class Progressive Rock music. This is their sixth studio album for Insideout Music, and is the debut studio recording of Luke Machin, a stunning 22 year old guitar player who has taken fans by storm at gigs around Europe in the past 18 months. Despite his youth, Luke is heavily influenced by the great progressive rock guitarists from Francis Dunnery to Andy Latimer, Allan Holdsworth and Daniel Gildenlow. COMM has taken 2 years to write and record. The cover artworks marks a return to the popular partnership between The Tangent and Belarussian artist Ed Unitsky.

[CD] TOUCHSTONE - The City Sleeps - GBP 10.99 (released 10/10/2011)
Brand new rocking CD from Touchstone!

[CD] HACKETT STEVE - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon (released 26/09/2011)
Ltd Edition 2 CD - GBP 16.99
Standard edition: GBP 10.99
Beyond The Shrouded Horizon bears yet further witness to the extraordinary scope of Steve’s creativity: exquisite acoustic vignettes and towering rock and orchestral arrangements traverse continents of subject and style and yet the album remains cohesive to the end, demanding attention for a full fifty-eight minutes. A worthy successor to Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth, Steve’s latest studio album is underpinned by the regular electric band of King, O’Toole, Beggs, Townsend and Amanda Lehmann, and features stellar guest performances from Chris Squire and Simon Phillips.

[CD] GABRIEL PETER - New Blood (released 10/10/2011)
2 CD - GBP 14.99
Standard edition: GBP 11.99
Brand new CD from Peter Gabriel, performing classic solo tracks with an orchestra.

[CD] RUSH - Rush ABC 1974 - GBP 8.99 (released 24/10/2011) - GBP 8.99
Rush concert from 1974 - the band's first ever radio broadcast! The set played includes songs from their debut album, Rush, and features two early versions of cuts from their sophomore record, Fly by Night. The show also contained a cover of Larry Williams Bad Boy plus two excellent tracks that have never been released on any previous Rush release; the super-rare Fancy Dancer and Garden Road, both composed in their very earliest incarnation before Neal Peart joined. The package is completed by three bonus tracks from their second US broadcast, back at the ABC a year later - All three songs from the 1975 set originated on Fly By Night. This rare recording is now available legitimately for the first time and with deluxe packaging, designed with the collector in mind.

[CD] STEVEN WILSON - Grace For Drowning (released 26/09/2011)
2 CD - Ltd Digibook - GBP 12.99
Blu-ray - GBP 12.99
2 CD - Standard edition - GBP 10.99
Grace for Drowning, the new solo double album from Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson. This is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received Insurgentes. A double album (‘two 40-45 minute albums in the same package’) Wilson has described the new album as "my biggest project to date". Blu-Ray edition features music in 5.1 surround sound, 5 bonus tracks, 5 films, 6 demo versions, a gallery and a 16 page book of artwork and notes.

[CD] OZRIC TENTACLES - Paper Monkeys - GBP 10.99 (released 19/09/2011)
Paper Monkeys is the new studio album from UK underground legends, Ozric Tentacles. It is the band's follow-up to 2009's The Yum Yum Tree. That album proved that despite being over 25 years into their career the band were still a force to be reckoned with, Classic Rock Prog stating: 'there are enough moments of brilliance here to make this the best thing the band have committed to tape since Jurassic Shift in 1993'.

[CD] AIRBAG - All Rights Removed - GBP 9.99 (released 17/10/2011)
The 2nd album from Norwegian atmospheric progressive rock band.

[CD] MOSTLY AUTUMN - Live At High Voltage 2011 (2 CD) - GBP 11.99 (released 10/10/2011)
From the Prog stage at the High Voltage festival 2011

[CD] BJH - Live At High Voltage 2011 (3 CD) - GBP 13.99 (released 10/10/2011)
Exclusive instant live recordings of John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest’s sensational performance headlining on the Prog stage at the High Voltage festival 2011 which was attended by over 15,000 people.

[CD] ANATHEMA - Falling Deeper - GBP 10.99 (released 12/09/2011)
Falling Deeper’ is the new, fully orchestral album from Anathema. Falling Deeper continues where the acclaimed 2008 album Hindsight left off. The album features brand new arrangements
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 7th, 2011, 07:44am

I have the new Anathema album and love the way they have re-constructed the classic songs to reflect the orchestral/acoustic setting
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Sep 7th, 2011, 09:34am

Hi there


Must admit that I was impressed by Anathema at High Voltage so I will be investigating their back catalogue at some point.


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Sep 8th, 2011, 4:53pm

on Sep 7th, 2011, 09:34am, alanh wrote:
Hi there


Must admit that I was impressed by Anathema at High Voltage so I will be investigating their back catalogue at some point.


Alan H


Great band, nice back catalogue too Alan.
I saw them live a couple of years back too. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Sep 9th, 2011, 03:20am

Hi there


Great to hear. Always nice to have something to explore especially when they are a local band! grin


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2011, 07:05am

Agents Of Mercy to release new album "Black Forest" on September 17th, 2011

Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) - VOCAL & KEYBOARDS
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Flowerkings) - GUITARS
Jonas Reingold (Flowerkings, Karmakanic) - BASS
Lalle Larsson ( Weaveworld, Karmakanic) - KEYBOARD
Walle Wahlgren - DRUMS


Click link for audio samples of new album, plus tracks from previous albums http://www.agentsofmercy.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Sep 12th, 2011, 5:46pm

And then, of course, there's the new album from:

Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow

To be released on November 21st. Of 2011, I might add smiley

This is from the e-mail I got (and the Kate Bush website):

“50 Words For Snow” will feature seven brand new tracks set against a background of falling snow. The total running time is 65 minutes and the track listing is:

SNOWFLAKE
LAKE TAHOE
MISTY
WILDMAN
SNOWED IN AT WHEELER STREET
50 WORDS FOR SNOW
AMONG ANGELS


The site is here:

http://www.katebush.com/news/kate-release-brand-new-album-50-words-snow-november

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Sep 30th, 2011, 4:22pm

And since I've included Kate Bush, I may as well include:

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City

.... which is the first Dolby album for about 20 years.

Here's some more info:

http://www.burningshed.com/store/thomasdolby

Dolby's site is here:

http://thomasdolby.com

I rather liked some of the earlier albums, especially The Flat Earth.
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 30th, 2011, 4:59pm

on Sep 30th, 2011, 4:22pm, Julian wrote:
And since I've included Kate Bush, I may as well include:

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City

.... which is the first Dolby album for about 20 years.

Here's some more info:

http://www.burningshed.com/store/thomasdolby

Dolby's site is here:

http://thomasdolby.com

I rather liked some of the earlier albums, especially The Flat Earth.


WOW did not know that. That is a definite for me cool grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 2nd, 2011, 3:52pm

As I understand it, Dolby released an EP a little while back called "Oceanea". The music on that is one of the three parts of the "A Map of the Floating City" CD. The other two parts are "Urbanoia" and "Amerikana".

To make matters a little more complicated, Dolby decided to release a "transmedia" video game as well, called "The Floating City". The idea was, I believe, that many people nowadays don't buy CD's - they play games, though, and might like the music that a game features. You couldn't, however, just pop off to WH Smith to get your copy; effectively, the game was a publicity stunt for the album, and you played online:

http://www.floatingcity.com/

All this, I must admit, completely passed me by at the time. And all I'm really interested in is the new CD.

Alas, I'm dreadfully old-fashioned... laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 12th, 2011, 2:10pm

Of interest:

25 Yard Screamer - Until All Are One (October 24th)

This band is worth keeping an eye on. A bit like early Rush, perhaps. Their earlier album, Cassandra, was a bit hit and miss, in my opinion.

Jon Anderson - Open (October 25th)

Open is "a twenty minute plus" track which will be released for download only. I know nothing else about it. Sorry!

Arena - The Seventh Degree Of Separation (November 28)

The first new Arena album for six years (when the rather excellent Pepper's Ghost was released). It'll be interesting to see what changes time has wrought...

That's all for now!

(Edit - Had the name of the 25 Yard Screamer album wrong. It's Until All Are One, Not "Until We Are One".)
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Oct 12th, 2011, 6:20pm

on Oct 12th, 2011, 2:10pm, Julian wrote:
Of interest:

25 Yard Screamer - Until We Are One (October 24th)

This band is worth keeping an eye on. A bit like early Rush, perhaps. Their earlier album, Cassandra, was a bit hit and miss, in my opinion.

Jon Anderson - Open (October 25th)

Open is "a twenty minute plus" track which will be released for download only. I know nothing else about it. Sorry!

Arena - The Seventh Degree Of Separation (November 28)

The first new Arena album for six years (when the rather excellent Pepper's Ghost was released). It'll be interesting to see what changes time has wrought...

That's all for now!

I think that 25 Yard Screamer is a great name for a band. smiley But I'm not overly keen on Rush pre-2112. undecided

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 13th, 2011, 4:57pm

Think "Jacob's Ladder" (from Hemispheres), make it twice as long, and eliminate the keyboards. That'll give you an idea.

These guys are really good, but not quite there yet, I feel.

Meanwhile...

Echolyn may or may not release their new album this year. The tracklisting, however, mentions four "sides", so this may be a double CD. It'll be nice to hear these guys again; they've given us some really great stuff in the past. Echolyn have always been one of the very best US prog bands. It's sad they're not better known:

http://www.echolyn.com/latest_news.asp






Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Oct 13th, 2011, 11:57pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 4:57pm, Julian wrote:
Think "Jacob's Ladder" (from Hemispheres), make it twice as long, and eliminate the keyboards. That'll give you an idea.

In my Rush collection, Jacob's Ladder is on Permanent Waves. wink That said, it is one of my favourite Rush tracks and the keyboards are an essential part of the fabric of the track IMHO.

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Oct 14th, 2011, 12:46pm

New album to be released in November by "After..." entitled "No Attachments"

This is a must have for me. smiley
http://after.art.pl/uk/news.htm
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 16th, 2011, 08:28am

on Oct 14th, 2011, 12:46pm, demolition man wrote:
New album to be released in November by "After..." entitled "No Attachments"


I had this information for three weeks (or so)... wink

Not sure, if everyone have heard about the brand new LANDMARQ album. Their 'Entertaing Angels' will see the daylight in December 2011 - around Christmas time. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 16th, 2011, 3:05pm

on Oct 13th, 2011, 11:57pm, Down And Out wrote:
In my Rush collection, Jacob's Ladder is on Permanent Waves. wink


Well, what a strange collection you must have, to be sure... Next you'll be telling me Jon Anderson wasn't a member of the Sex Pistols, or some such idiocy. Ha! Not falling for that, you know!

From Marygold:

Quote:
Not sure, if everyone have heard about the brand new LANDMARQ album.


Thanks for that! I'd completely missed it.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 17th, 2011, 03:00am

on Oct 16th, 2011, 3:05pm, Julian wrote:
Thanks for that! I'd completely missed it.


It has to be worthwhile. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:04pm

Touchstone's new album 'The City Sleeps' has charted at number 36 in the official BBC UK rock chart. cool

Have to add some words: this is a really excellent CD! Their best effort so far...
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:06pm

on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:04pm, Marygold wrote:
Touchstone's new album 'The City Sleeps' has charted at number 36 in the official BBC UK rock chart. cool

Have to add some words: this is a really ecellent album! Their best effort so far...


Have it on pre-order. Love everything they've done thus far! Saw them in concert at CalProg a couple years back. Very talented bunch.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:51pm

on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:06pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Have it on pre-order. Love everything they've done thus far! Saw them in concert at CalProg a couple years back. Very talented bunch.


Is Kim Seviour still with them? There was something I saw that made me think she wasn't in the band anymore. I really liked her voice.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2011, 2:34pm

on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:51pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Is Kim Seviour still with them? There was something I saw that made me think she wasn't in the band anymore. I really liked her voice.


They've signed with a new label (Steamhammer), but the lineup remains intact. I agree with you, Kim Seviour has a very strong, yet smooth, vocal quality.

To me, Touchstone has always sounded like a progressive rock Human League. I don't mean that in a bad way. Very refreshing sound, and the albums have an amazing quality to them.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 18th, 2011, 01:32am

on Oct 17th, 2011, 1:51pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Is Kim Seviour still with them? There was something I saw that made me think she wasn't in the band anymore. I really liked her voice.


Elkie is still here. wink At the same time, Touchstone have the new drummer Henry Rogers (who's involved to DeeExpus as well).
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 21st, 2011, 4:44pm

Somewhat to my surprise, the new Thomas Dolby album, A Map Of The Floating City, is already available on Spotify...

(It will officially be released on October 24th, I believe.)

Just listening to it now, will edit in a few thoughts later.

EDIT: Just listened to the album. Just a single listen, mind, but I'm impressed. Very impressed. This is surely the best Dolby album yet; it must also rank among the best albums released this year. It surely deserves a seperate thread; I think I'll start none now smiley

(This was edited in after CountingOutTime's reply.)
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 21st, 2011, 5:01pm

on Oct 21st, 2011, 4:44pm, Julian wrote:
Somewhat to my surprise, the new Thomas Dolby album, A Map Of The Floating City, is already available on Spotify...

(It will officially be released on October 24th, I believe.)

Just listening to it now, will edit in a few thoughts later.


Got it on pre-order. Don't expect it for about a week or so. My brother saw him perform solo recently for a radio station promotion of his new album. Her played 4 songs - one of them being Europa and the Pirate Twins. He said Dolby was in top form - amazing talent. He announced an upcoming full-band tour. Great news!
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 31st, 2011, 07:51am

The Anabasis, featuring Ryo Okumoto, (Spocks Beard) are to release their debut CD, “Back From Being Gone” on the 10t Records label.

10T Records is thrilled to announce the pending release of the full length debut concept CD by The Anabasis, entitled Back From Being Gone, on November 22, 2011, with an official street date of January 17, 2012.


Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 31st, 2011, 07:51am

Pallas have announced three shows for early next year.

The veteran Scottish prog band will be the following dates in February 2012:

24 Feb 2012 : Glasgow (venue to be confirmed)
25 Feb 2012 : Kingston, Peel, House Of Progression
26 Feb 2012 : Bilston, Robin 2

This announcement comes as vocalist Paul Mackie has been given the all clear, following the recent discovery of growths in his nose and throat. Thankfully, these have proven to be benign.

Currently, Pallas are writing and demoing songs for their next album. The band are also remixing tracks from the XXV album, and one of these will be made available for free download before Christmas.


Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 13th, 2011, 07:26am

New Steve Thorne album:

The album is called “Crimes And Reasons”. and will feature Tony Levin (bass), Nick D’Virgilio (drums), Martin Orford (flute) and Gary Chandler (guitar) – Bob White (drums). I have played more instruments myself, than on the previous 3 albums, taking on all the keyboards on the record and, bass on several of the 10 tracks plus the usual acoustic and electric guitars/ solo’s etc. I’m very pleased to have Martin Orfords flute playing on 2 tracks and, bring him briefly out of retirement from music.

Neal Morse is to collaborate on the writing side of the next Spock’s Beard album. He will not be rejoining them.


Pain of Salvation

The Road Salt Two Tour Europe 2012
10/02/2012 : Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest
11/02/2012 : Leeds, UK – The Well
12/02/2012 : Bilston, UK – The Robin
13/02/2012 : London, UK – The Garage

Pallas on Tour

24/02/2012 : GLASGOW (UK), Classic Grand (with Comedy Of Errors)
25/02/2012 : LONDON (UK),The Peel (House Of Progression)
26/02/2012 : BILSTON (UK), The Robin

Echolyn update

“Hello most patient awesomest friends any band could possible have!

We haven’t forgotten about you! In fact we care so much we laid down strings today from a quartet who should rightfully call themselves “Gods Gift to String Ensembles”! Songs are sounding miles above anything we’ve ever done! We are clawing at the bit ourselves to hear the finished product, but we promise this to be our best!!”

The new THRESHOLD album will be called “March of Progress” and is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 6th, 2012, 08:19am

The new Spock's Beard live album (2 CDs + 1 DVD) is now available for pre-purchase. Release date is February 14th here in the states.

http://www.spocksbeard.com/

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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Feb 6th, 2012, 4:03pm

The new It Bites album is almost upon us: Map of the Past will be released on March 26!

Here's the cover (front and back, I guess):


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Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Feb 6th, 2012, 4:07pm

on Feb 6th, 2012, 4:03pm, Julian wrote:
The new It Bites album is almost upon us: Map of the Past will be released on March 26!

Here's the cover (front and back, I guess):


Well it's about time! I've been awaiting their follow-up to The Tall Ships for a few years now. laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 7th, 2012, 07:51am

on Feb 6th, 2012, 4:03pm, Julian wrote:
The new It Bites album is almost upon us: Map of the Past will be released on March 26!

Here's the cover (front and back, I guess):


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Good Stuff!




Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Feb 13th, 2012, 5:05pm

Here's a bit more info on upcoming albums:

The new Steve Thorne album, Crimes & Reasons will be released on March 19th.

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The collaboration between Marillion's Steve Hogarth and Porcupine Tree's Richard Barbieri, Not The Weapon But The Hand, will be released a little earlier: February 27th.

Here's the site:

http://www.nottheweaponbutthehand.com/

Here's a video of the song Red Kite:




Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Feb 13th, 2012, 8:13pm

Just listened to the sampler for Not The Weapon But The Hand, and before it was over I was already pre-ordering it from Racket Records. I think it sounds very good!

Also, I did not realize until now that Dave Gregory (formerly of XTC) would be on it as well. That made me happy. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by anaesthetist on Feb 14th, 2012, 06:53am

Red Kite is on the latest Classic Rock Presents Prog sampler and it's tempted me into thinking about buying the album
Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on Feb 14th, 2012, 3:46pm

Looking forward to 2012 releases from

Flying colors
Squackett
Panic Room
Rush
Mostly Autumn
Marillion
Spock's beard
Flower Kings

That's this year sorted! grin
Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on Feb 14th, 2012, 5:06pm

The new Flying Colors album shows a heavy Neal Morse influence?

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grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Feb 14th, 2012, 7:44pm

on Feb 14th, 2012, 5:06pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
The new Flying Colors album shows a heavy Neal Morse influence?

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Ooh, goody!

I especially like the previews I heard of Dare To Be A Daniel and The B-I-B-L-E.



Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 26th, 2012, 11:31am

I was not aware that RPWL had a new album out - "Beyond Man and Time." It gets great reviews. Chris Postl, bass player for the band has left to focus on his solo career. I love just about everything this band has released, and I look forward to getting the new album.

Great review on the Sea Of Tranquility site http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=12262

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Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Feb 27th, 2012, 09:56am

Now, that is really great new, COT. Really looking forward to the new release from rpwl.
Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on Feb 27th, 2012, 10:26am

on Feb 26th, 2012, 11:31am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I was not aware that RPWL had a new album out - "Beyond Man and Time." It gets great reviews. Chris Postl, bass player for the band has left to focus on his solo career. I love just about everything this band has released, and I look forward to getting the new album.

Great review on the Sea Of Tranquility site http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=12262

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Didn't realise RPWL had an album out. Very interesting... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Mar 8th, 2012, 11:58am

Rush have announced their new studio album 'Clockwork Angels' will be released May 29.


Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Mar 8th, 2012, 5:37pm

on Mar 8th, 2012, 11:58am, Marygold wrote:
Rush have announced their new studio album 'Clockwork Angels' will be released May 29.


Excellent. cool

Re: Prog news
Post by Colin Tench on Mar 8th, 2012, 5:50pm

There should always be humour in music!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPMyhO1Xm0o&feature=g-upl&context=G2f25da7AUAAAAAAAAAA
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 9th, 2012, 09:11am

on Mar 8th, 2012, 5:50pm, BunChakeze wrote:
There should always be humour in music!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPMyhO1Xm0o&feature=g-upl&context=G2f25da7AUAAAAAAAAAA


Love it! Is Bunchakeze going to release a follow-up to "Whose Dream?"?

By the way, which one are you? Old, New, Borrowed or Screwed? grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Mar 22nd, 2012, 10:16pm

Knight Area announces the decision of Mark Vermeule to leave the band. Mark wants to focus more on family and career and so he feels he can't give himself for the full 100% to the band. huh
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 27th, 2012, 4:35pm

The new Saga album, 20:20 will be released on July 6th.

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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 28th, 2012, 7:51pm

Generally I don't think really obscure bands fit comfortaby within the confines of this thread. They tend to be, well, obscure, and they tend to appeal only to a very few.

I'll make an exception this once, though. It's for a band called Inner Ear Brigade. Their (first) album is called Rainbro, and it was released, I believe, one or two months ago. I mention them because they might well appeal to those who (like me) loved the somewhat wackier side of Canterbury - groups such as National Health, and Hatfield and the North. This sort of music is very rare these days, and if it suddenly pops up out of nowhere, it deserves a mention.

The whole album can currently be streamed at:

http://www.progstreaming.com/

and at their site:

http://innerearbrigade.com/

The music is quirky, fun and quite odd - very much the same sort of thing Canterbury, at its best, was.

Here's a sample (and it's certainly not the best song of the album):


Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 18th, 2012, 6:40pm

Van Der Graaf Generator will release a new album called ALT on June 25th.

Or rather, not a new album, exactly - it will contain improvs and the like from the A Grounding in Numbers sessions. A bit like the second Present CD, perhaps.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Apr 18th, 2012, 10:59pm

on Apr 18th, 2012, 6:40pm, Julian wrote:
Van Der Graaf Generator will release a new album called ALT on June 25th.

Or rather, not a new album, exactly - it will contain improvs and the like from the A Grounding in Numbers sessions. A bit like the second Present CD, perhaps.


Pretty cool! I thoroughly enjoyed A Grounding In Numbers, but in spite of the difference in compositional style this sounds interesting as well.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:48am

It sounds very impressive! Autobuy for me. wink

http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/asia/xxx.htm
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 23rd, 2012, 3:36pm

on Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:48am, Marygold wrote:
It sounds very impressive! Autobuy for me. wink

http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/asia/xxx.htm


You beat me to it, Marygold!

Just so that everyone knows what we're talking about, here's the cover:

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The new album will be called XXX. So you might want to Google "Asia XXX". That should provide lots of fun.


Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 24th, 2012, 04:32am

As far as I know, Credo are currently writing material for the next studio album. wink Hope that sudden decision of drummer Martin Meads to leave the camp won't be a deadly circumstance for band's perspective...

Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 24th, 2012, 10:38am

on Apr 23rd, 2012, 3:36pm, Julian wrote:
You beat me to it, Marygold!

Just so that everyone knows what we're talking about, here's the cover:

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The new album will be called XXX. So you might want to Google "Asia XXX". That should provide lots of fun.



Really has to be better than last album. Not at top of my shopping list
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 24th, 2012, 2:02pm

I know I'll be stepping on some toes here, but I've always considered Asia to be overrated as a progressive rock band. They're more of a power pop group with progressive leanings. Just my views. Don't get all defensive now..........unless of course you really want to.
Re: Prog news
Post by Witchwood on Apr 24th, 2012, 6:25pm

on Apr 24th, 2012, 2:02pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
...
I've always considered Asia to be overrated as a progressive rock band. There more of a power pop group with progressive leanings...


I agree with your description of the band.
I think to call them overrated, however, suggests they are highly rated among many prog fans whereas I've always painted them as a massive disappointment to those who would have been drawn by names like Steve Howe and John Wetton.

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 24th, 2012, 6:43pm

on Apr 24th, 2012, 6:25pm, Witchwood wrote:
I agree with your description of the band.
I think to call them overrated, however, suggests they are highly rated among many prog fans whereas I've always painted them as a massive disappointment to those who would have been drawn by names like Steve Howe and John Wetton.


In retrospect, I rather like the first album. I gave them another try when 2008's Phoenix was released - after all, that was the original line-up, all dusted down and ready for action.

I must admit, though, that Phoenix easily made it to the #1 spot on the "most disappointing albums of the year" slot for me. It's not bad, per se - there are some good songs - but overall, it's just too bland. So, unlike Marygold, I'll not "autobuy" this.

Still, XXX is - once more - being slated as their "best" since the eponymous debut, way back in 1982. Well, we'll see smiley .


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 25th, 2012, 3:53pm

on Apr 24th, 2012, 10:38am, NedFlanders wrote:
Really has to be better than last album. Not at top of my shopping list


Totally agree with you. And Phoenix was just awful
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 26th, 2012, 1:18pm

on Mar 27th, 2012, 4:35pm, Julian wrote:
The new Saga album, 20:20 will be released on July 6th.

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Is it just me or are Saga not ripping off the Paul Cusick 'Focal Point' front cover?
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 26th, 2012, 1:20pm

on Apr 24th, 2012, 04:32am, Marygold wrote:
As far as I know, Credo are currently writing material for the next studio album. wink Hope that sudden decision of drummer Martin Meads to leave the camp won't be a deadly circumstance for band's perspective...


For me, drummers leaving do not have as significant impact on a band (Nick D'Virgilio of Spocks Beard is the exception as he is also a superb singer) and that Credo will continue producing great music without him.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Apr 26th, 2012, 3:16pm

on Apr 26th, 2012, 1:18pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Is it just me or are Saga not ripping off the Paul Cusick 'Focal Point' front cover?


I thought the same thing when I saw it. Compared to the beautiful artwork on The Human Condition, I find the cover art of 20:20 to be a bit of a letdown personally. undecided
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 26th, 2012, 3:59pm

I had to Google Paul Cusick. Shows you how much I know... smiley

You're quite right though:

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Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Apr 26th, 2012, 8:12pm

on Apr 26th, 2012, 3:59pm, Julian wrote:
I had to Google Paul Cusick. Shows you how much I know... smiley

You're quite right though:

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Actually the only reason I knew about that album was because I saw it several times on the Kinesis music web store. I've never actually listened to it or heard anything by Paul Cusick. The new Saga cover immediately reminded me of it though. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 27th, 2012, 06:23am

on Apr 26th, 2012, 8:12pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Actually the only reason I knew about that album was because I saw it several times on the Kinesis music web store. I've never actually listened to it or heard anything by Paul Cusick. The new Saga cover immediately reminded me of it though. smiley


You really should hear Focal Point. Fantastic debut with shades of Porcupine Tree on some tracks. Great melody too.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 27th, 2012, 5:36pm

on Apr 27th, 2012, 06:23am, NedFlanders wrote:
You really should hear Focal Point. Fantastic debut with shades of Porcupine Tree on some tracks. Great melody too.


Well, not sure about CarpetCrawler, but I have. Googling Cusick I obviously happened upon his home page, where both his albums can be heard in their entirety:

http://www.paulcusick.co.uk/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 9th, 2012, 4:47pm

Some new (and newish) albums I've been listening to the last few weeks:

Dean Watson - Imposing Elements

For some reason, I thought Watson was a memember of Happy The Man. He isn't, but his music does resemble HTM in some ways. This is good, jazz-rock-with-prog-elements stuff.

North Atlantic Oscillation - Fog Electric

NAO released their first album, Grappling Hooks, a few years back. It's a fairly strong album, but does take a bit of getting used to. Their second, Fog Eelectric, sounds at once more accomplished and more eclectic. Again, it does take some getting used to! Very electronic indie pop, but with definite appeal for (some) prog fans. I like it!

Astra - The Black Chord

Pure, unadulterated retro-prog, this is Astra's second album. I never cared all that much for their first offering, The Weirding, and this probably won't become one of my favourites either. A lot of you may like it, though. (There's a seperate thread on Astra on this board, by the way).

Both the Dean Watson and Astra albums can be heard in their entirety on Progstreaming.com
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 9th, 2012, 10:06pm

My shopping list is getting huge.....getting completely out of touch lately. lipsrsealed
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 10th, 2012, 04:23am

on May 9th, 2012, 10:06pm, demolition man wrote:
My shopping list is getting huge.....getting completely out of touch lately. lipsrsealed


Talk to me mate. I can save you a few shekels wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 11th, 2012, 06:00am

Black Bonzo is dead. huh Gin Lady is born. wink

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/XqyKI_CZPJk
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 11th, 2012, 07:18am

on May 11th, 2012, 06:00am, Marygold wrote:
Black Bonzo is dead. huh Gin Lady is born. wink

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/XqyKI_CZPJk


That's too bad, for Black Bonzo. I really liked their album Sounds Of The Apocalypse.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 12th, 2012, 5:29pm

There's some new info on the upcoming Echolyn album. In fact, there's a new website:

http://www.echolyn.com/

It'll be a double CD (or vinyl) affair, simply named Echolyn. Snippets of some of the new music can be heard on the site.

It'll be released on June 19th, but can be pre-ordered from the band.

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Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 13th, 2012, 12:16am

on May 12th, 2012, 5:29pm, Julian wrote:
There's some new info on the upcoming Echolyn album. In fact, there's a new website:

http://www.echolyn.com/

It'll be a double CD (or vinyl) affair, simply named Echolyn. Snippets of some of the new music can be heard on the site.

It'll be released on June 19th, but can be pre-ordered from the band.

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Omg, finally! Been waiting on this for what feels like ages.

It'll be hard to top The End Is Beautiful, for me. Looking forward to hearing their new stuff at long last. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 13th, 2012, 4:21pm

Some excerpts of fairly rough mixes for the new Spock's Beard album have been posted on Youtube:



After Neal Morse departed, the hopes of many SB fans were riding with Nick D'Virgilio. Now he's left, too, and it'll be interesting to see what the group manage to come up with.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 13th, 2012, 9:37pm

on May 13th, 2012, 4:21pm, Julian wrote:
Some excerpts of fairly rough mixes for the new Spock's Beard album have been posted on Youtube:



After Neal Morse departed, the hopes of many SB fans were riding with Nick D'Virgilio. Now he's left, too, and it'll be interesting to see what the group manage to come up with.


Not bad, but I'm not too into the new guy's vocals.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 14th, 2012, 4:14pm

on May 13th, 2012, 9:37pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Not bad, but I'm not too into the new guy's vocals.


You're not the only one smiley !
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 14th, 2012, 5:33pm

A mention should be made of the new Izz album, Crush of Night.

It was released on May 1st, and has just received a whopping 10 out of 10 rating from the DPRP site:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201216.php

I must admit that I've yet to catch the Izz bug; I have My River Flows (released in 2005) and find it nice enough, but not all that arresting. That's just me, though - clearly I'm missing something.... grin

Cover, you ask? Here it is:

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 14th, 2012, 5:59pm

on May 14th, 2012, 5:33pm, Julian wrote:
A mention should be made of the new Izz album, Crush of Night.

It was released on May 1st, and has just received a whopping 10 out of 10 rating from the DPRP site:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201216.php

I must admit that I've yet to catch the Izz bug; I have My River Flows (released in 2005) and find it nice enough, but not all that arresting. That's just me, though - clearly I'm missing something.... grin

Cover, you ask? Here it is:

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My God, Julian, if you've not heard the IZZ album "The Darkened Room," all I can say is rush out and get it, man! It was released in 2009. I have probably listened to that album more than any other since 2009. I was not aware they had a new album, and I'm hardly surprised that they got a 10/10 rating. Heading to purchase it right now. Thanks for the heads up!
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 18th, 2012, 1:21pm

Just came across this piece of news, and it is pretty fascinating -- downright exciting even! grin

Steve Hackett is doing a Genesis Revisited II, and has enlisted some familiar faces (of course) as collaborators.

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86943&FID=19
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 18th, 2012, 1:37pm

on May 18th, 2012, 1:21pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Just came across this piece of news, and it is pretty fascinating -- downright exciting even! grin

Steve Hackett is doing a Genesis Revisited II, and has enlisted some familiar faces (of course) as collaborators.

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86943&FID=19


That is amazing news! I do enjoy listening to (Genesis Revisited I) now and then. Nad Sylvan is very unique as a vocalist and progressive rock musician. I can't wait to hear this when it comes out and possibly even go see the show if it come to a venue close enough. Thanks for sharing! smiley

For those who aren't familiar with Unifaun, their album is magnificent and is a fantastic original release that purposely sounds like all eras of Genesis. Beautiful and highly recommended!
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 18th, 2012, 2:52pm

I read yesterday on Riverside's website that they are working on their 5th studio album. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 18th, 2012, 8:46pm

If I understand the recent email I received from 7th Records correctly (not quite a given, I confess), Magma will release a new (mini-)album on June 12th. It'll be called Felicite Thosz (the name of a piece they've played live many times earlier) and it'll be roughly 32 minutes in length.

Here's the site for further information (and audio snippets):

http://www.seventhrecords.com/

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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 18th, 2012, 9:27pm

.... and then there's this:

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The new Anglagard album will be called Viljans Öga and will probably (?) be released sometime in June.

(Sorry, the pic was a bit large...)
Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on May 19th, 2012, 08:50am

11 June Rush
18 June Flower Kings
25 June Panic Room
2 July Asia

One new album a week!
Unbelievable!!! grin grin
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 19th, 2012, 08:51am

on May 18th, 2012, 9:27pm, Julian wrote:
.... and then there's this:

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The new Anglagard album will be called Viljans Öga and will probably (?) be released sometime in June.

(Sorry, the pic was a bit large...)


hummina-hummina-hummina! grin I have to clean up the drool off my keyboard after that news! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 19th, 2012, 6:00pm

on May 19th, 2012, 08:51am, CountingOutTime wrote:
hummina-hummina-hummina! grin I have to clean up the droop off my keyboard after that news! cool


You didn't know cheesy ?

In any case, it'll be some 57 minutes long, and include (just) 4 tracks.

For them as don't know: Anglagard are legendary. They recorded only two albums, Hybris and Epilog, back in the 90's (and a fairly poor live album, again in the 90's). Both were received with - well, amazement, I suppose. They were every prog lover's dream, offering music that was at once melodic, adventurous, and very enigmatic.

Anglagard are Swedish, but don't confuse them with the more well known Swedish bands, such as The Flower Kings or Karmakanic. Compared to Anglagard, those bands (good as they are) seem, well, a little flashy. Anglagard isn't, though; the group is much more introspect.

Will the new album (after some 16 years) live up to expectations? Who knows. For some, however, this is the most anticipated release of the year. (Of course, if Big Big Train were releasing another fully fledged album, I'd be torn....)

________

Edit: somehow, in my original post, I managed to suggest bands such as The Flower Kings and Karmakanic were superficial. Not the right choice of words at all!
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 20th, 2012, 03:59am

on May 19th, 2012, 6:00pm, Julian wrote:
You didn't know cheesy ?

In any case, it'll be some 57 minutes long, and include (just) 4 tracks.

For them as don't know: Anglagard are legendary. They recorded only two albums, Hybris and Epilog, back in the 90's (and a fairly poor live album, again in the 90's). Both were received with - well, amazement, I suppose. They were every prog lover's dream, offering music that was at once melodic, adventurous, and very enigmatic.

Anglagard are Swedish, but don't confuse them with the more well known Swedish bands, such as The Flower Kings or Karmakanic. Compared to Anglagard, those bands (good as they are) seem almost flashy and superficial. Anglagard is the opposite.

Will the new album (after some 16 years) live up to expectations? Who knows. For some, however, this is the most anticipated release of the year. (Of course, if Big Big Train were releasing another fully fledged album, I'd be torn....)



From post on official Big Big Train website (7 April 2012)

'A quick update on the mixing. We went into the studio last night to do some snagging and now have mixes of:

East Coast Racer
Uncle Jack
The East Prospect of Winchester from St Giles' Hill
Judas Unrepentant
A Boy in Darkness
The First Rebreather

We reckon we're about halfway there, with another 9 songs to go.

On the way to the studio I bumped into former BBT singer Sean Filkins and had chance for a catch up. Sean's solo album has been picking up excellent reviews and, if you haven't heard it, is well worth checking out:

http://www.seanfilkinsmusic.co.uk/ '

And a query from Sylvain:

'A question I've been wanting to ask for some time: how will you conceive the two volumes of English Electric? Will each record have its own theme or mood, or will you just randomly separate the songs in two groups?'

with my answer:

'We have thought long and hard about this issue. We want both albums to work as separate releases (some people may buy one but not both) and also succeed as a double CD for those who want to listen to the whole thing in one sitting. There are themes and motifs that are shared between both discs but each volume also needs to be able to stand alone. So, track selection has been difficult! Whilst there is a good balance, overall, I think that volume 1 will grab the attention more quickly than volume 2 (which is a little more reflective and quirky.) That's the plan, anyway.'
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 20th, 2012, 3:24pm

Thanks for that, Ned.

What I hadn't realised, was that the first album of the English Electric set is going to be released on September 3rd! So it seems we will be having a Big Big Train album this year! (And perhaps even two...?)
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 21st, 2012, 04:27am

Mr.Gil is going to release the brand new studio album.

http://soundcloud.com/metalmindproductions/mr-gil-come-home
Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on May 23rd, 2012, 08:32am

Now that Squackett seems to be back a week to 4 June that's 5 albums in 5 weeks. It's like being a teenager again!
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 23rd, 2012, 10:22am

on May 18th, 2012, 8:46pm, Julian wrote:
If I understand the recent email I received from 7th Records correctly (not quite a given, I confess), Magma will release a new (mini-)album on June 12th. It'll be called Felicite Thosz (the name of a piece they've played live many times earlier) and it'll be roughly 32 minutes in length.

Here's the site for further information (and audio snippets):

http://www.seventhrecords.com/

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Quite cool! Thanks for the news. This one is on my list now, even if it's only a "mini album".

I've been listening to Magma's Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré album lately -- it's very good actually! Not sure why I was so afraid of getting it before. laugh

With new music from The Flower Kings, echolyn, Änglagård, Rush, and now Magma, I feel like a kid in a candy store. grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 24th, 2012, 3:17pm

Received this mail from Burning Shed:

"The Producers is a new band featuring industry legends Trevor Horn (Buggles, Yes), Lol Creme (10cc), Stephen Lipson and Ash Soan.

Blending Pop, Progressive and Rock influences, Made In Basing Street is the result of five years worth of live work, collaborative writing sessions and, as expected, countless hours of studio tinkering.

This is the limited edition deluxe 2cd edition and comes signed by all band members.

Pre-order now for 11th june 2012 release date."


And if you'd like to see them in action, here you go:



I must admit, I'm quite looking forward to this. It might not be prog, as such, but then again, my favourite album of 2011 was probably Thomas Dolby's A Map of the Floating City.

Oh, and I also ordered this (just to sooth my troubled mind):

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Re: Prog news
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 24th, 2012, 4:18pm

i enjoyed that!
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 24th, 2012, 10:21pm

on May 24th, 2012, 3:17pm, Julian wrote:
Received this mail from Burning Shed:

"The Producers is a new band featuring industry legends Trevor Horn (Buggles, Yes), Lol Creme (10cc), Stephen Lipson and Ash Soan.

Blending Pop, Progressive and Rock influences, Made In Basing Street is the result of five years worth of live work, collaborative writing sessions and, as expected, countless hours of studio tinkering.

This is the limited edition deluxe 2cd edition and comes signed by all band members.

Pre-order now for 11th june 2012 release date."



Whoa! shocked Now that is fascinating! Consider me intrigued. Thanks for posting this! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on May 24th, 2012, 11:27pm

on May 24th, 2012, 10:21pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Whoa! shocked Now that is fascinating! Consider me intrigued. Thanks for posting this! smiley


+1
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 28th, 2012, 3:33pm

Just received news that the Producers albums has been delayed a bit; contrary to my ealier post, expected shipment will be on June 25th (not June 11th).

Guess that means my wonderful Lizard mug will be late as well. Sniff...

As an aside, this is another semi-pop, semi-art rock album that may well appeal to prog fans:

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Rave reviews, and all that. (And, truly, it ain't half bad. In fact, it might be a bit of a grower. Don't quote me, though - I'm not hooked yet.)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 29th, 2012, 5:23pm

on May 23rd, 2012, 08:32am, AnotherAnt wrote:
Now that Squackett seems to be back a week to 4 June that's 5 albums in 5 weeks. It's like being a teenager again!


Just to recap, here's the list of most prominent albums to be released in June:

1. Squackett - A Life Within A Day (June 4)
2. Rush - Clockwork Angels (June 11)
3. Magma - Felicite Thosz (June 12)
4. The Flower Kings - Banks Of Eden (June 18)
5. Echolyn - Echolyn (June 19)
6. Producers - Made In Basing Street (June 25)
7. Van Der Graaf Generator - ALT (June 25)
8. Panic Room - Skin (June 25)
9. Anglagard - Viljans Oga (sometime in June)

I'm probably missing one or two, but it's an extraordinary list as it is.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 31st, 2012, 4:50pm

Not too much news on this, but here's the cover for the new Marillion album, Sounds That Can't Be Made:

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When will it be released? Who knows? I'm guessing September.

In different news, a new Phideaux album is in the works. I don't know the title (might it be Infernal?), but it seems this one will conclude the trilogy started with The Great Leap and continued with Doomsday Afternoon. It'll be a "double album", with four sides of approximately 20 minutes apiece (whether that means a single CD or a double one - I wonder). Oh, and, with any luck, it'll be released this year smiley .
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 5th, 2012, 03:20am

Sad news today, as US prog group Mars Hollow have folded shocked due to irreconcilable difference between some bandmembers... As for the future, bass player/vocalist Kerry Chicoine is looking at a new project of which detailes will be known soon.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jun 5th, 2012, 07:40am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 03:20am, Marygold wrote:
Sad news today, as US prog group Mars Hollow have folded shocked due to irreconcilable difference between some bandmembers... As for the future, bass player/vocalist Kerry Chicoine is looking at a new project of which detailes will be known soon.


Weird, and sad. I liked both of their CDs. Makes me wonder which members were at odds with each other, and if any bandmates may have a role in Kerry's new project.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 5th, 2012, 07:57am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 07:40am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Makes me wonder which members were at odds with each other


Kerry and John. That's all I may say...
Re: Prog news
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 5th, 2012, 09:32am

I've heard that the bassist has left or been sacked(depending on which website you read) and the rest of the band are carrying on
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 5th, 2012, 09:59am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 09:32am, anaesthetist wrote:
d(depending on which website you read)


There was a hot Mars Hollow thread on Progressive Ears forum - with many, many, many comments (incl. from both guys, Kerry and John). So I exactly know what I say... angry

Meanwhile this thread is deleted.
Re: Prog news
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 5th, 2012, 10:17am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 09:59am, Marygold wrote:
There was a hot Mars Hollow thread on Progressive Ears forum - with many, many, many comments (incl. from both guys, Kerry and John). So I exactly know what I say... angry

Meanwhile this thread is deleted.


Ok I was only repeating what I'd read elsewhere. It also said that the bassist wished them well for the Celebr8 concert. I can't remember which sites it was so I can't direct you there cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 5th, 2012, 10:27am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 10:17am, anaesthetist wrote:
the bassist wished them well for the Celebr8 concert.


The band's live performance in Great Britain was canceled.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 5th, 2012, 3:19pm

Meanwhile, there's this:

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Citizen Cain have, apparently, been around for a while, releasing five earlier albums (the last one being Playing Dead in 2002). I must admit I've never really paid them much attention.

This new one (Skies Darken) is certainly worthwhile, though, and can be heard in full over at Progstreaming.com. Think early Genesis (Nursery Cryme or Foxtrot; or, by default, early Marillion). The voice is irrrefutably Gabrielesque; the music, though, is a littler edgier and heavier than ye olde Genesis.

This is very good stuff!

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Oh, and I can't resist giving this a mention:



I admit, the band, Jack o' the Clock, are pretty obscure. Their album, How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us, was released early 2011 and is really pretty good. I add them as a little addendum, for them as likes. This song is actually quite conventional - the rest of the album is a little quirkier.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 5th, 2012, 9:01pm

on Jun 5th, 2012, 03:20am, Marygold wrote:
... As for the future, bass player/vocalist Kerry Chicoine is looking at a new project of which detailes will be known soon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPTFkzbFWE&feature=youtu.be
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 6th, 2012, 09:46am

on Jun 5th, 2012, 10:17am, anaesthetist wrote:
... the bassist wished them well for the Celebr8 concert.


Touchstone are replacing Mars Hollow at Celebr8.
Re: Prog news
Post by anaesthetist on Jun 7th, 2012, 06:46am

on Jun 6th, 2012, 09:46am, Marygold wrote:
Touchstone are replacing Mars Hollow at Celebr8.


Having never heard Mars Hollow,Celebr8 appeals even more to me. If it wasn't for work and the cost of travel and staying over for the weekend,I'd seriously consider think about going undecided rolleyes cool
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jun 11th, 2012, 10:21am

Mike Holmes from IQ wrote:

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I'm currently in the studio with Rob Aubrey and we finally get to remix Tales - 29 years in the waiting... I've been looking forward to this for a long time

It's incredible the stuff that we've found on the 24 track masters: missing vocals, missing bass pedals, two unused demos ('Just changing hands' and 'Dans le parc' which we later recorded at Cava studios in Scotland). There's alternate takes of certain things, some of which are actually better than the stuff that ended up on the album.

We've just finished the first rough mix of 'The last human gateway' which is sounding soooo much better. I've been constantly comparing it to the original mix and the difference is incredible...


Something to look forward to. The remix will be available around the end of this year / beginning of next year.


Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 14th, 2012, 3:19pm

Yesterday, Phideaux released a "promotional issue" CD - sort of a sampler, I guess. The CD contains:

1. Thank You For The Evil (04:37) - from Doomsday Afternoon, but this is a different version
2. Tempest of Mutiny (08:12) - from the album 7 1/2, which has still to be released (although I seem to recall it was given away at some concerts)
3. Strange Cloud (07:32) - again from 7 1/2
4. Out Of The Angry Planet (07:38), again from 7 1/2
5. Chupacabras (20:51) - from Chupacabras, of course!
6. Snuff (10:52) - from the side-project called Mogon (a "simpler" version of Phideaux, who will release their album soon)
7. The Chairs (07:21) - again from Mogon's forthcoming CD

For the initiated, the most interesting stuff here is from 7 1/2 and from Mogon. For the non-initiated, though, all of this is well worth your while.

Best thing is, you can download the CD for whatever price you like - including nothing. In short, it's free.

Here's the link:

http://phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/phideaux-mogon-promotional-issue
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 16th, 2012, 2:41pm

Big Big Train's new album, English Electric (Part One), will be released on September 3rd, but can already be pre-ordered from the band's site:

http://www.bigbigtrain.com/shop/

The track list is as follows:

1. The First Rebreather (8.32)
2. Uncle Jack (3.49)
3. Winchester From St Giles' Hill (7.16)
4. Judas Unrepentant (7.18)
5. Summoned By Bells (9.17)
6. Upton Heath (5.39)
7. A Boy In Darkness (8.03)
8. Hedgerow (8.52)

(Total running time 58.44)

Perhaps more importantly, some sample have been uploaded to YouTube:


Re: Prog news
Post by ajoberstar on Jun 17th, 2012, 7:55pm

Speaking of Phideaux, here's some more info:

From Phideaux himself on ProgArchives:

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7½ is still scheduled. Have a few things to do to finish it, but 2 songs fully mixed, 2 songs ready to mix and 2 songs need a few extra vocals and some guitar work, then ready to mix (which has been the problem... Engineer/Producer has had too much work and doesn't really want to face mixing this stuff!!!) But, it will come out soon, and until then, I've got the promotional issue to whet some whistles...


From his Facebook (via ProgArchives)
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Oh dear, I think we're back to a "double album" for Infernal. Some new songs came into being: Here's the new rundown... Some of the titles have changed:

Side One (21 min)
1. Cast Out And Cold
2. The Error Lives On
3. Inquisitor

Side Two (18 min)
4. We Only Have Eyes For You
5. Walk On Water
6. The Order Of Protection (Part One)

Side Three (18 min)
7. In Dissonance We Play
8. Prickle
9. Metro Deathfire
10. The Sleepers Awaken
11. The Order Of Protection (Part Two)

Side Four (20 min)
12. From Hydrogen To Love
13. Eternal

I'm excited to begin recording at the end of July. We've got the studio booked from July 28 til August 6, Mark, John, Gabe, Mat, Rich, Ariel and I will be toiling for 9 days...

The aim is to record as much of it "live" as possible (with overdubs to complete later). The vocals will be done a few weeks later, also as much live as possible so we can feed off each other's energy. A good deal of Snowtorch was recorded live and I thought there was some good energy in those performances.

Here's hoping this concluding chapter will cap things off nicely! (and I hope we can finish it in time for the end of the world in December...)


I read another interview where he wanted to release Infernal on December 21st, 2012 to coincide with the insane Mayan calendar hype.

Also his new mogon Project has two releases planned, though no dates known that I could find. Supposedly not meant to be different than Phideaux proper except for the reduced band size.

These Are Our True Faces

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We Saw The World And It's Beautiful

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Phideaux himself posted some of this info in a Prog Archives thread:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=87242&FID=19&PN=2

I'm pretty excited about the possibility of 3-4 Phideaux-related releases in the next 6 months or so.
Re: Prog news
Post by ajoberstar on Jun 17th, 2012, 7:58pm

on Jun 16th, 2012, 2:41pm, Julian wrote:
Big Big Train's new album, English Electric (Part One), will be released on September 3rd, but can already be pre-ordered from the band's site:

http://www.bigbigtrain.com/shop/

The track list is as follows:

1. The First Rebreather (8.32)
2. Uncle Jack (3.49)
3. Winchester From St Giles' Hill (7.16)
4. Judas Unrepentant (7.18)
5. Summoned By Bells (9.17)
6. Upton Heath (5.39)
7. A Boy In Darkness (8.03)
8. Hedgerow (8.52)

(Total running time 58.44)

Perhaps more importantly, some sample have been uploaded to YouTube:



Big Big Train has been on a tear for the last 2-3 releases. Really looking forward to this.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 20th, 2012, 4:07pm

on Jun 16th, 2012, 2:41pm, Julian wrote:
Big Big Train's new album, English Electric (Part One), will be released on September 3rd, but can already be pre-ordered from the band's site:

http://www.bigbigtrain.com/shop/

The track list is as follows:

1. The First Rebreather (8.32)
2. Uncle Jack (3.49)
3. Winchester From St Giles' Hill (7.16)
4. Judas Unrepentant (7.18)
5. Summoned By Bells (9.17)
6. Upton Heath (5.39)
7. A Boy In Darkness (8.03)
8. Hedgerow (8.52)

(Total running time 58.44)

Perhaps more importantly, some sample have been uploaded to YouTube:



Utterly magnificent band - cannot wait
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 22nd, 2012, 3:52pm

The new album by The Pineapple Thief, All The Wars, will be released on September 3rd:

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A track from the album can be downloaded from the band's site:

http://www.pineapplethief.com/


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 25th, 2012, 1:35pm

on Jun 22nd, 2012, 3:52pm, Julian wrote:
The new album by The Pineapple Thief, All The Wars, will be released on September 3rd:

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A track from the album can be downloaded from the band's site:

http://www.pineapplethief.com/




One of the best bands right now smiley


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 25th, 2012, 1:39pm

Sean Filkins to play Celebr8 festival along with many other great prog bands.....
http://www.celebr8prog.com/Celebr8_Home.html
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 27th, 2012, 3:38pm

The Psychedelic Ensemble has a new single available for download. You can hear a sample of it here http://www.thepsychedelicensemble.com/SilentSamSingle.html

Very nice! Love the other 3 albums out too! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 1st, 2012, 7:12pm

For those waiting for the release of the non-Fanpack version of Rush's Clockwork Angels, the entire album can be heard on Grooveshark:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Clockwork+Angels/4511814
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Jul 2nd, 2012, 04:19am

on Jul 1st, 2012, 7:12pm, Julian wrote:
For those waiting for the release of the non-Fanpack version of Rush's Clockwork Angels, the entire album can be heard on Grooveshark:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Clockwork+Angels/4511814

Thanks for posting the link. I'm trying it out now. smiley

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 3rd, 2012, 1:14pm

On July 17th, District 97 will release their second album, Trouble With Machines:

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Somewhat oddly, the group distinguishes itself as "undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist".

This is from their debut 2010 album, Hybrid Child:



Not half bad, eh?
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 3rd, 2012, 1:30pm

on Jul 3rd, 2012, 1:14pm, Julian wrote:
On July 17th, District 97 will release their second album, Trouble With Machines:

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Somewhat oddly, the group distinguishes itself as "undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist".

This is from their debut 2010 album, Hybrid Child:



Not half bad, eh?


Saw them perform at CalProg a couple years ago. Great band, nice people. Met them all after the gig. They did an amazing version of UK's Presto Vivace and Genesis' Back in NYC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7GBI0mgVE
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 3rd, 2012, 3:38pm

District 97 have certainly been good at establishing some prog credentials.

I like this one:



The girls dancing in the foreground add a little something. Remembrance, perhaps grin
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 6th, 2012, 08:39am

New album by Anglagard shocked
Not heard it yet but this is a good review.....
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=782033
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 6th, 2012, 09:45am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7eyvWkXO42A

The CD will be released officially on the Unicorn digital website and on the Mystery website on August 10th 2012, and everywhere else on September 10th 2012.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 11th, 2012, 12:02am

Swedish band Kaipa will release their brand new studio album in August 2012.

http://www.kaipa.info/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 11th, 2012, 09:06am

on Jul 11th, 2012, 12:02am, Marygold wrote:
Swedish band Kaipa will release their brand new studio album in August 2012.

http://www.kaipa.info/


Now you're talkin'! grin Looking forward to this one! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jul 12th, 2012, 06:38am

on Jul 11th, 2012, 09:06am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Now you're talkin'! grin Looking forward to this one! smiley



+1

Think I'll pre-order it
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jul 12th, 2012, 07:44am

on Jul 11th, 2012, 12:02am, Marygold wrote:
Swedish band Kaipa will release their brand new studio album in August 2012.

http://www.kaipa.info/


Very cool! I really liked the last one.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 16th, 2012, 2:07pm

on Jul 12th, 2012, 07:44am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Very cool! I really liked the last one.



This is a must have pre-order (to add to all the other must have pre-orders, I should have pre-ordered!)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 17th, 2012, 11:04pm

So here's a new Marillion track, off their new album. It's called Power:


Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jul 18th, 2012, 12:30am

Great track, thanks for posting, Julian. Can`t wait for the new album to come out.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 18th, 2012, 01:56am



Such ailing track from Marillion can be called 'weakness' (for example) but not 'power'. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jul 18th, 2012, 10:57am

on Jul 18th, 2012, 01:56am, Marygold wrote:
Such ailing track from Marillion can be called 'weakness' (for example) but not 'power'. wink


I predicted this post.

Oh come on, Marygold, you love it, and we know it.

grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 18th, 2012, 11:31am

on Jul 18th, 2012, 10:57am, slowdancer wrote:

Oh come on, Marygold, you love it, and we know it.

grin


smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 19th, 2012, 08:57am

Spock's Beard's "Snow" is now a rock opera!

http://www.encorebuzz.com/entertainment/966764-249/snow-debuts-rock-opera-new-theater-company.html?CSAuthResp=1234%3A%3A5000%3A257%3A24%3Aapproved%3A748801ABF57441070238AEAD407A5FAA

Too bad they misspelled Neal Morse's name throughout the column. Wonderful album by a great band. I would love to go see this, but won't be making it to New Hampshire sad
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 19th, 2012, 09:01am

Interview with Hasse Froberg -


http://progsheet1.hypermart.net/froberg.html
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 19th, 2012, 09:02am

Ozric Tentacle's archives destroyed in Colorado fires - bummer!



http://progressiverockcentral.com/2012/06/28/ozric-tentacles-studio-and-archives-burn-during-colorado-fires/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 21st, 2012, 12:24pm

Randy George posted on Facebook that he had lost his prized Spector bass and finally determined that it had been stolen from Los Angeles International Airport. Read his unbelievable story.....

On Saturday July 7th I returned home from the Neal Morse shows in the Midwest. I flew into LAX. As I collected my bags I kept looking for my bass which never showed up. I did the usual routine of waiting in a huge line at American Airlines to report it. They spent the next week doing their routine search for it. On Monday the 9th I contacted Spector the manufacturer of my bass which was a 1999 NS-JH5, to commission a new bass to be built for me. I had to proceed as if the bass was never going to be returned. I suspected it was stolen from the beginning but I bought into the Airlines search and figured if that was the case it was only delayed not lost. It provided some comfort but after 5 days it was clear they weren’t going to find it. I have to be in Finland next week for a show and needed something. I had explained to PJ Rubal at Spector that I suspected the bass was stolen from LAX. Spector was kind enough to provide a loaner as well until my new bass could be finished. I am a Spector endorsee. So a couple days later on July 11th, I called PJ at Spector and he mentioned that he had received a phone call the previous day from someone in the LA area asking about a 1999 NS JH5 bass, trying to ascertain its value. The date of the bass is imprinted on the back with the serial number. I knew immediately it was my Bass because a 1999 NS JH5 is a rare bass to find these days. PJ had the phone number of the guy who called still showing on his phone so he gave it to me. I then called the head of detectives in the LAPD and within an hour I was speaking to Detective Jesse Ortiz who works baggage theft at LAX. I explained to him about PJ at Spector getting the call and that such a bass was way too rare for this to be coincidence. He agreed and began the investigation into this guy. With the phone number I got from PJ the police were able to figure out who the guy was and began surveillance on him. Suddenly it was a hot case! They pulled tapes from cameras at LAX baggage claim. After a few days of this they witnessed him stealing even more luggage from LAX. This time they got him on camera. So this afternoon they finally arrested the guy. He confessed and told the police that he had sold my bass to a music store in LA. They were able to recover my bass from the store as well as recovering over 1000 other stolen items all because the guy called Spector. Spector has been awesome in this trying time and totally had my back! I owe PJ Rubal and Stuart Spector, along with Detective Ortiz and his team at the LAPD a huge thank you!
Re: Prog news
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 21st, 2012, 12:30pm

on Jul 19th, 2012, 09:02am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Ozric Tentacle's archives destroyed in Colorado fires - bummer!

http://progressiverockcentral.com/2012/06/28/ozric-tentacles-studio-and-archives-burn-during-colorado-fires/


That's awful. cry
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 21st, 2012, 12:38pm

on Jul 21st, 2012, 12:30pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
That's awful. cry


Yes, it is....if you want to see/hear OT at their best, buy their DVD "Live at the Pongmaster's Ball." It'll knock your socks off....amazing! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2012, 8:22pm

Neal Morse's new video for "Momentum"
http://www.radiantrecords.com/default.aspx
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:14am

Not sure if anyone else has seen or heard this, but Jason Hart (who is the keyboardist for Renaissance) just released an album of his own under the name I And Thou. The album's name is "Speak".

The music here is lush, beautiful and melodic. At times really reminiscent of Tony Banks or perhaps Wind & Wuthering, but not so much that it sounds like a clone. It's just hints here and there, and an overall pastoral or autumnal quality that's hard to describe. I also hear traces of PFM as well, but that may just be a coincidence. wink

It doesn't really sound like a lot of the stuff getting made nowadays.

You can listen to a full track from the disc, via the SoundCloud app on that page. It's really quite beautiful!

http://i-and-thou.com/

Oh yeah -- and the cover art was provided by Annie Haslam. smiley

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:22am

on Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:14am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has seen or heard this, but Jason Hart (who is the keyboardist for Renaissance) just released an album of his own under the name I And Thou. The album's name is "Speak".

The music here is lush, beautiful and melodic. At times really reminiscent of Tony Banks or perhaps Wind & Wuthering, but not so much that it sounds like a clone. It's just hints here and there, and an overall pastoral or autumnal quality that's hard to describe. I also hear traces of PFM as well, but that may just be a coincidence. wink

It doesn't really sound like a lot of the stuff getting made nowadays.

You can listen to a full track from the disc, via the SoundCloud app on that page. It's really quite beautiful!

http://i-and-thou.com/

Oh yeah -- and the cover art was provided by Annie Haslam. smiley

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I have this one, and it is truly a wonderful release. Steve Hogarth, on the last song of the album, is a real treat. The entire album is fantastic! Highly recommended! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Aug 5th, 2012, 11:25am

Not sure if this has been mentioned but Beardfish have a new album coming out shortly called The Void. Track list is

1. Intro (by Andy Tillison)
2. Voluntary Slavery
3. Turn To Gravel
4. They Whisper
5. This Matter Of Mine
6. Seventeen Again
7. Ludvig & Sverker
8. He Already Lives In You
9. Note
10. Where The Lights Are Low
11. Ludvig & Sverker Solo Piano Version
12. III. The Void
13. IV. Note (reprise)
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Aug 6th, 2012, 08:38am

on Aug 5th, 2012, 11:25am, genesis1964 wrote:
Not sure if this has been mentioned but Beardfish have a new album coming out shortly called The Void. Track list is

1. Intro (by Andy Tillison)
2. Voluntary Slavery
3. Turn To Gravel
4. They Whisper
5. This Matter Of Mine
6. Seventeen Again
7. Ludvig & Sverker
8. He Already Lives In You
9. Note
10. Where The Lights Are Low
11. Ludvig & Sverker Solo Piano Version
12. III. The Void
13. IV. Note (reprise)



I have this on pre-order along with kaipa, The Reasoning and Marillion's new releases
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 6th, 2012, 10:33am

New Jadis album out next month.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 6th, 2012, 4:42pm

As mentioned before, the new Big Big Train album (English Electric, Part One) will be released in September.

Meanwhile, a full song from the album, Judas Unrepentant, has just been released on Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/big-big-train/judas-unrepentant
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 6th, 2012, 5:24pm

The pre-sale for Neal Morse's "Momentum" album starts at 12:01 a.m. CST August 7th.

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/396-momentum.aspx
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Aug 10th, 2012, 1:15pm

Marillion's new album trailer.
This sounds very promising smiley


http://www.youtube.com/MarillionOnline?gl=GB&hl=en-GB
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 10th, 2012, 10:20pm

on Aug 10th, 2012, 1:15pm, demolition man wrote:
Marillion's new album trailer.


Thanks for that!
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Aug 11th, 2012, 12:54am

on Aug 6th, 2012, 10:33am, NedFlanders wrote:
New Jadis album out next month.


Cool. Looking forward to that. That and the new Marillion album.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 11th, 2012, 01:38am

The day before I've listened to the brand new Mystery CD 'The World Is A Game" in its entirety. FANTASTIC! cool

Here's a link to teaser. Recommended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ge3tgn4zwZ4
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 12th, 2012, 9:35pm

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02. KAIPA - Vittjar (Limited CD Digipak)
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05. BEARDFISH - The Void (+ bonus track)
06. LANDMARQ - Entertaining Angels (Special Edition)
07. FLOWER KINGS - Banks Of Eden (Special Edition)
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BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part One)
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Highly anticipated new CD, following the huge success of The Underfall Yard

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MR GIL - I Want You To Get Back Home
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This is Citizen Cain's sixth and most powerful release yet, and their first album for over 10 years. Citizen Cain originate from Scotland, and feature Stewart Bell (keyboards/drums), Cyrus (bass/lead vocals) and Phil Allen (guitars/backing vocals). Cyrus’s vocals will always be reminiscent of Peter Gabriel, yet the band sound fresh and original on today's Prog scene, going to places in their music that few band's can. Yes, there are the occasional Genesis references, but Skies Darken pushes the boundaries further than on any other release, maintaining melodies throughout. It's a dark album that draws you in, and holds you there...highly recommended! Hear the track 'The Hunting Of Johnny Eue' from the new CD at www.progrock.co.uk/player.htm.

GALAHAD - Battle Scars / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Following on from the hugely impressive ‘Empires Never Last’, the new album contains even more diversity and ventures further in to a few musical territories just touched upon on ‘Empires’. Their most contemporary sounding album with a few nods to the past! Includes a bonus 2012 re-recording of 'Sleeper', one of Galahad's old classics, to celebrate their 25 years plus of making music.

FLOWER KINGS - Banks Of Eden (Special edition CD+CD Enhanced Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 14.99 (special edition) / GBP 10.99 (standard)
This is an impressive way to announce the band's return after five long years of silence! 'Banks Of Eden' is a magnificent musical mix of symphonic progressive rock with jazz and blues with influences of Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Igor Stravinsky, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Genesis. The CD opens with a 25 minute epic entitled ‘Numbers’, a song that represents both what’s new in the band and what the fans would expect from The Flower Kings. And whilst all the familiar elements are contained within the five songs on this album, there are several unexpected twists and turns!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 12th, 2012, 9:36pm

CONTINUED FROM PAGE ABOVE -

HEADSPACE - I Am Anonymous (Ltd Edition Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 11.99
This is the full length debut of British progressive metal band HEADSPACE. The band members are Adam Wakeman (son of Rick and a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band), Damian Wilson (Threshold, Arjen Lucassen), Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman’s ERE, It Bites), Pete Rinaldi and Richard Brook. Influences include Rush, Yes, Genesis, Dream Theater. “I Am Anonymous” is a song-oriented welcome breath of fresh air in the Prog metal scene.

SILHOUETTE - Across The Rubicon / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Highly melodic - for fans of IQ, Genesis, Galleon, Mangrove and Pendragon.

OVERHEAD - Of Sun And Moon / PRICE: GBP 10.99

SUNCHILD - Isolation (the dark chapter) / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Brand new CD from Sunchild!

NO-MAN - Love And Endings / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Love And Endings is a document of No-Man's powerful performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Leamington Spa Assembly on 14th October 2011. Retaining the intimacy and sophistication of the band's studio work while possessing an edgy Rock attack absent from much of its recorded output, the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) were joined by classical violinist Steve Bingham and regular collaborators Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Pete Morgan. Shot by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson, the concert is available as a CD/DVD presented in a deluxe digi-pack

QUIDAM – Saiko / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Brand new release by Polish band.

IZZ - Crush Of Night / PRICE: GBP 10.99
From the opening vocal melody of You’ve Got a Time, to the guitar-driven Words and Miracles featuring the distinctive guitar sound of Gary Green, to the stirring emotion of Half the Way, culminating with the impressive 26 minute suite that shares its name with the album title, Crush of Night passionately delivers on all fronts by creating a sound that is uniquely IZZ

BELIEVE - Seeing Is Believing (DVD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The second live DVD by Believe, the band formed by guitarist Mirek Gil – the former leader and composer of Polish Prog-rock legend Collage. The material on 'Seeing Is Believing' was recorded in November 2011 in Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland, and consists of much of the material from their last studio album 'World Is Round'.

ASIA - XXX (Special edition CD+DVD) / PRICE: GBP 13.99 (special edition) / GBP 11.99 (standard)
This is the third release since the reunion of the original line-up of Asia featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton. Produced again by Mike Paxman (who also worked on the band’s latest effort "Omega"), "XXX" (pronounced Triple X) is being hailed as ASIA's best album since its classic early 80s releases. Artwork for the album has been specifically designed by the acclaimed artist Roger Dean. Available as a limited edition CD + DVD, or standard CD release.

BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios London (CD+DVD) / PRICE: GBP 10.99
A dual format live performance from one of Europe's foremost "progressive" rock bands.

ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN - Lost In The New Real (Limited 2CD Mediabook) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
Includes contrasting styles such as Prog, rock, folk, metal, industrial, and even pop, arguably making this Arjen’s most eclectic-sounding album to date. As Arjen’s fans have come to expect, informative and humorous ‘behind the scenes’ videos are added to both CDs.

AFFECTOR - Harmagedon (Ltd Edition Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 11.99
AFFECTOR are the highly skilled, new international band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (NEAL MORSE, DILEMMA) as well bass player Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (SPOCK'S BEARD, ENCHANT, THOUGHT CHAMBER), both from the United

ASTRA - The Black Chord / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Much anticipated second album from this hotly tipped progressive rock band. Like a Meddle-era ‘Floyd supercharged by a Mahavishnu-intensity! This is a record at home in 1972 as it is in 2012. Think wailing guitars and dulcet harmonies thickened by Mellotron and given hypnotic qualities by the kind of drumming that borders on the shamanic. Cinematic in scope but frequently yielding to a kind of melodic fragility that can only be the product of genuine emotion!

HASSE FROBERG - Musical Companion – Powerplay / PRICE: GBP 11.99
'Powerplay' is the second album by Swedish Prog rockers Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion. following the release of their critically highly acclaimed debut 'Future Past' in September 2010. Presented in a luxurious digipak with the font in printed relief and a 12 page booklet

ANATHEMA - Weather Systems / PRICE: GBP 10.99
The brand new studio album from Anathema, the follow-up to 2010’s 'We're Here Because We're Here'. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'. Daniel Cavanagh from the band, feels that Weather Systems will surpass even this!

CARAVAN - Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios London (CD+DVD) / PRICE: GBP 10.99
A superb live performance from one of the great British "progressive" rock groups

LANDMARQ - Entertaining Angels - Special Edition / PRICE: GBP 14.99
Limited release to give Landmarq fans a chance to grab something extra. This special issue is called "Entertaining Angels - Special Edition" and includes the new album plus a bonus disc, in its own separate sleeve, that contains the tracks that they were unable to squeeze onto the main album. All wrapped up in a 'Special Edition' slip cover.

IT BITES - Map Of The Past (Special edition 2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 13.99 (standard version: GBP 9.99)
Following on from the highly-acclaimed Tall Ships, It Bites return with their first concept album in a career that spans 25 years. Inspired by the discovery of an old family photograph, Map of the Past is a highly personal journey that explores love, passion, jealousy, anger, remorse and loss through the eyes of a previous generation. Written by John Mitchell and John Beck over the course of 2011, and features Bob Dalton on drums and Lee Pomeroy on bass.

CHRIS FRY – Composed / PRICE: GBP 9.99
'Composed' is the long awaited solo CD from the Magenta guitarist Chris Fry. The CD features 10 self penned instrumentals that show off the extraordinary skill and variety of playing styles of this gifted guitarist. Chris makes use of a varied selection of different guitars to make each track unique and captivating. Alongside orchestration by fellow Magenta band member Rob Reed and the solo violin playing of Emily Travis, Chris has managed to weave strong melodic content with virtuoso playing.

WINTER IN EDEN - Echoes Of Betrayal / PRICE: GBP 9.99
Second CD playing excellent heavy Prog with great female vocals

RPWL - Beyond Man And Time / PRICE: GBP 11.99
RPWL's first concept CD. "The goal is to open eyes, look further, see more, and see differently. Words that everybody approves of are not going to lead to progress. We call that: "deadlock of the spirit." Too many approaches of our time disappear in the void of the equal and the conformist. This piece does not want to be conformist, the exact opposite. It is a plea for original thinking, for dissent, for liberation. A plea. No poetry. No science." (Yogi Lang)

SYLVAN - Sceneries (2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The bands eighth and brand new CD! With over 90 minutes of music, this album full of epic songs drenched in emotion, full of deep lyrics brought to the stage with powerful vocals, brilliant piano and keyboards, amazing new guitar sounds, warm bass, and powerful drums

STEVE THORNE - Crimes and Reasons / PRICE: GBP 10.99
New CD, following the excellent 'Into The Ether'. Includes Tony Levin (bass), Nick D'Virgilio (drums), Martin Orford (flute), Gary Chandler (guitar), Bob White (drums). Martin Orford plays flute on two tracks (briefly coming out of retirement from music).

MOON SAFARI - The Gettysburg Address (2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The brand new double live CD from the excellent Swedish band Mood Safari! Recommended!

IOEARTH - Moments - GBP 11.99
'Moments' is the second full studio album by IOEarth. Dave Cureton & Adam Gough have pushed their composition skills to a whole new level with this exquisitely crafted release.

VARIOUS - Lions & Fables: Verglas Music CD Sampler 1 - GBP 3.99

VARIOUS - Dreams & Visions: Verglas Music CD Sampler 2 - GBP 3.99

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CONCERTS
www.classicrocksociety.co.uk

Some great concerts coming up, organised by the Classic Rock Society. The full progrock.co.uk shop will be at all of the gigs marked with an asterisk *

Saturday 1st September 2012*
Grey Lady Down / Sean Filkins
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Sunday 23rd September 2012
The Flower Kings
The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday 13th October 2012*
Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman / Chris and Dan Fry
**All seated show**
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 20th October 2012*
Karnataka / Unto Us
Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham

Saturday 3rd November 2012*
IOEarth / The Tangent
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 10th November 2012
Jump + support
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Friday 30th November 2012
Landmarq / Hollow Earth
B2, Norwich

Saturday 1st December 2012*
Landmarq / Final Conflict
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 8th December 2012*
Mostly Autumn / Dead Like Harry (acoustic)
Montgomery Hall, Wath, Rotherham
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 12th, 2012, 10:25pm

Have you ever heard about Alessandro Farinella? wink

http://www.hardsounds.it/recensione.php?id=8654

That's a link to impressive video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_X3-6vhkE


Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 14th, 2012, 7:40pm

Well, that was a pretty impressive list, CountingOutTime!

To make things a little simpler, here are the major releases for (roughly) the month of September:

1. Kaipa - Vittjar (August 27th)
2. Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One) (September 3)
3. Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made (somewhere in September)
4. The Pineapple Thief - All The Wars (September 3)
5. Muse - The 2nd Law (October 1)

I've left out a few, such as Mystery's new album (September 10, I believe), although I agree with Marygold that the YouTube trailer sounds great.

(Of course, there's also the 40th anniversary edition of King Crimson's Larks' Tongues in Aspic, to be released on October 15th - a bit too long away to really qualify. Still, if you like, you can order a 13 disk version. Yes, 13 discs. The album's 46 minutes long. Go figure.)
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 17th, 2012, 07:24am

MAGIC PIE regret to inform that original keyboard player/singer/songwriter GILBERT MARSHALL has left the band. huh


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 17th, 2012, 08:46am

on Aug 17th, 2012, 07:24am, Marygold wrote:
MAGIC PIE regret to inform that original keyboard player/singer/songwriter GILBERT MARSHALL has left the band. huh



Sorry to hear this. I wasn't very impressed with their last outing, as compared to the previous two.

Now, do you have any news re: Apple Pie from Russia? Been a long time between albums......... sad
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 17th, 2012, 12:05pm

on Aug 17th, 2012, 08:46am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I wasn't very impressed with their last outing, as compared to the previous two.


I can say the same words. wink

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 18th, 2012, 12:21am

on Aug 17th, 2012, 08:46am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Now, do you have any news re: Apple Pie? Been a long time between albums......... sad


Haven't any news regarding their current status.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 22nd, 2012, 11:34am

WOW! Here comes another all-star project. wink

KOMPENDIUM.

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/rob-reed-unleashes-his-kompendium-super-project/
Re: Prog news
Post by Mal on Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:30pm

ANATHEMA - Weather Systems / PRICE: GBP 10.99
The brand new studio album from Anathema, the follow-up to 2010’s 'We're Here Because We're Here'. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'. Daniel Cavanagh from the band, feels that Weather Systems will surpass even this!

I feel Daniel Cavanagh was hoping too much!!
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 22nd, 2012, 6:31pm

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 11:34am, Marygold wrote:
WOW! Here comes another all-star project. wink

KOMPENDIUM.

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/rob-reed-unleashes-his-kompendium-super-project/


That sounds very interesting indeed!

EDIT:

This, however, is to my mind quite horrendous:


Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 26th, 2012, 08:55am

Colin Blunstone will release his new studio album 'On the Air Tonight' in October. cool

http://www.colinblunstone.co.uk/index.html


Re: Prog news
Post by Colin Tench on Aug 26th, 2012, 09:45am

I have a feeling that the Corvus Stone album is going to be THE album of 2012. We will soon see if I am right!
http://www.bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stones_CINEMA.php

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 26th, 2012, 12:20pm

on Aug 26th, 2012, 09:45am, BunChakeze wrote:
I have a feeling that the Corvus Stone album is going to be THE album of 2012. We will soon see if I am right!
http://www.bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stones_CINEMA.php


Love the BunChakeze album, and looking forward to Corvus Stones release. Here is info on the new album http://progrockmetal.blogspot.com/2012/07/corvus-stone-album-release-soon-by.html
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 28th, 2012, 4:49pm

A little while back, I gave a nod to Inner Ear Brigade's album Rainbro, even though I had to admit that mentioning anything obscure on this thread was a bit against my principles.

I'm glad I did, though - it's still one of my favourite albums of the year (and it's been a very good year indeed).

So I'll take a chance and mention another one. It's by a band called House of Not, and the album is called On The Madness Of Crowds:

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Not much of a cover, I dare say, but don't be fooled - the music here is pretty awesome. It's a bit like Pink Floyd at the time of the Wall, but far more diverse. For example, there's a track on here which reminds me of Rick Davies of Supertramp. And then there's stuff that's more reminiscent of the US prog style of, say, Spock's Beard.

All that's fine, but the bottom line is that all of this works just fine on its own. In fact, in works better than I would have thought possible - this easily transcends any ready comparisons that might be made to earlier prog stars, and becomes something very individual and powerful. Moreover, it's excellently recorded and produced with obvious sophistication. In short, it just bowled me over.

I must admit I know next to nothing about these guys, except that this seems to be the third part of a longer series, all related to "The Walkabout of A. Nexter Niode". If that sounds a little awkward, simply ignore it and just listen to the album. At present, it's on Progstreaming:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00159%20-%20House%20Of%20Not%20-%20On%20The%20Madness%20Of%20Crowds%20%28The%20Walkabout%20Pt%203%29

Here's the band's site:

http://www.houseofnot.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 28th, 2012, 11:10pm

on Aug 28th, 2012, 4:49pm, Julian wrote:
It's by a band called House of Not, [/i]:
http://www.houseofnot.com/


If you have not heard their debut release yet - give a try. Still the most interesting stuff (influenced by PF, LZ and David Bowie, to name only a few)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 29th, 2012, 3:10pm

Well, I've heard the third album, On The Madness Of Crowds (obviously!), but not yet the first two. I'll track them down.

EDIT: Well, all three albums can be heard (in full) on the band's website. I've listened to the debut one, and I must say, I find the third album - On The Madness Of Crowds - far better... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 31st, 2012, 2:11pm

The Reasoning's new album, Adventures in Neverland, will be released on September 24th:

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Some snippets can be heard here:
http://soundcloud.com/thereasoning/adventures-in-neverland-album

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Sep 5th, 2012, 4:23pm

Marillion have posted a "low quality" version of what is presumably the longest track from Sounds That Can't Be Made - called Gaza - on YouTube

Strap yourself in, take a deep breath, and have a listen:


Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on Sep 5th, 2012, 4:36pm

Genesis win life time achievement award at Prog awards. Quite right too! grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Sep 5th, 2012, 5:24pm

on Sep 5th, 2012, 4:36pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
Genesis win life time achievement award at Prog awards. Quite right too! grin

Excellent. cool

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 6th, 2012, 07:47am

Renowned Polish band Albion will release the new studio album "The Indefinite State of Matter" in September, 29th. wink

Track-list:

1.Particle of soul
2.When I see the light
3.Childrens rhyme
4.Airborne
5.Indefinite state
6.Fear.

Have not heard them yet? Just try to imagine Marillion with female singing. smiley


Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Sep 6th, 2012, 3:04pm

on Sep 5th, 2012, 4:36pm, AnotherAnt wrote:
Genesis win life time achievement award at Prog awards. Quite right too! grin


It's about time! Glad to hear this. cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Sep 7th, 2012, 11:08am

on Sep 6th, 2012, 07:47am, Marygold wrote:
Renowned Polish band Albion will release the new studio album "The Indefinite State of Matter" in September, 29th. wink

Track-list:

1.Particle of soul
2.When I see the light
3.Childrens rhyme
4.Airborne
5.Indefinite state
6.Fear.

Have not heard them yet? Just try to imagine Marillion with female singing. smiley



Yes a very good band.
I have their albums and will be getting this one in due course smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Goldtop on Sep 7th, 2012, 3:23pm

on Sep 7th, 2012, 11:08am, demolition man wrote:
Yes a very good band.
I have their albums and will be getting this one in due course smiley


I do have one of their cds, sung in Polish. Really good band, look forward to hearing this one.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2012, 11:49am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS FOR LAST 4 WEEKS
www.progrock.co.uk

01. BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part One)
02. PINEAPPLE THIEF - All The Wars (Very limited 2 CD edition)
03. SILHOUETTE - Across The Rubicon
04. MYSTERY - The World Is A Game
05. THRESHOLD - March Of Progress
06. KAIPA - Vittjar (Limited CD Digipak)
07. BEARDFISH - The Void (+ bonus track)
08. MOSTLY AUTUMN - The Ghost Moon Orchestra
09. NEAL MORSE - Momentum (Ltd CD+DVD Mediabook)
10. CITIZEN CAIN - Skies Darken

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JUST ARRIVED
www.progrock.co.uk

MANNING - Akoustik - GBP 8.99
New studio CD from Manning with excellent acoustic interpretations of Manning tracks. 4 page booklet in card sleeve. Official release date is 01/10/2012, but get it now from progrock.co.uk!

NEAL MORSE - Momentum (Ltd. CD+DVD Mediabook) – GBP 13.99
NEAL MORSE - Momentum (Standard Edition CD) – GBP 11.99
'Momentum' has great Prog elements, hooky pop choruses, intricate vocal weaving, blistering musicianship and beautiful melodies. With its surprising directness, depth and pure Prog exhilaration, 'Momentum' is quite possibly the ultimate Neal Morse album.

PINEAPPLE THIEF - All The Wars (Very limited 2 CD edition) – GBP 12.99
PINEAPPLE THIEF - All The Wars (Standard edition) – GBP 10.99
Brand new studio CD from The Pineapple Thief. Limited 2CD digibook edition with bonus disc features exclusive acoustic versions of tracks from the album plus a 2012 version of ‘Light Up Your Eyes’.

BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part One) - GBP 9.99
Highly anticipated new CD, following the huge success of The Underfall Yard

THRESHOLD - March Of Progress (special edition) - GBP 12.99
9th studio album from British progressive metallers (including Damian Wilson & Karl Groom). This special edition includes a bonus track.

BEARDFISH - The Void (+ bonus track) - GBP 11.99
New CD from Swedish band - for fans of ‘70s Prog rock such as King Crimson, Yes and Genesis!

KAIPA - Vittjar (Limited CD Digipak) - GBP 11.99
The excellent Swedish band Kaipa are back! Limited edition on first pressing only.

MOSTLY AUTUMN - The Ghost Moon Orchestra - GBP 10.99
Already regarded as one of the best albums Mostly Autumn has ever produced. The song writing, performance and production are superb, with Olivia Sparnenn’s vocals reaching new heights and featuring some of Bryan Josh’s best guitar work to date. There's a unity to the album, thematically, lyrically and harmonically - a complete piece of work.

STOLEN EARTH - A Far Cry From Home - GBP 9.99 (released 01/10/2012)
Debut album by Stolen Earth, featuring 9 original tracks. Features ex members of Mostly Autumn and Breathing Space, and is highly recommended for fans of those bands.

VARIOUS - Prog Rocks! Volume 2 (2 CD) - GBP 8.99
Brand new compilation and part of the EMI global Prog Rocks! marketing campaign, launched last year with 800k units sold, in collaboration with Future Publishing’s ‘PROG’ magazine and leading contemporary Prog rock label ‘Inside Out Music’. Featuring classic Prog riches from the legendary ‘Harvest’, ‘Charisma’, ‘Virgin’ and ‘United Artists’ labels and newer, more cutting edge progressive rock from the enterprising ‘Inside Out’, ‘Century Media and ‘Superball’ labels.

GENTLE GIANT - I Lost My Head - The Chrysalis Years (1975 to 1980) (4 CD) - GBP 14.99
4CDs covering Gentle Giant’s Chrysalis albums plus many bonus tracks

MAGMA - Trilogy (3 CD) - GBP 13.99
CD set featuring classic Magma albums.

EDEN SHADOW - Hail (EP) 0 GBP 4.99 - GBP 4.99
Hail as a whole takes the listener through intense King Crimson and Tool inspired dark metal riff driven musical passages contrasted with moments of ethereal soundscapes and guitar/keyboard driven soaring melody lines inspired by the work of Progressive musicians of the 70’s to present (Andy Latimer/Eric Johnson) and influenced by a range of musical styles including jazz, orchestral, electronic and folk. Featuring Rob Reed of Magenta on 2 tracks.

MARILLION - Sight & Sound (CD+DVD) - GBP 6.99
Greatest hits with a bonus DVD of promo videos.

ARENA - The Seventh Degree Of Separation - GBP 9.99
Jewel cased single CD version of Arena's latest album.

TRIUMVIRAT - Old Loves Die Hard - GBP 9.99
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2012, 11:50am

NEW PRE-ORDERS
www.progrock.co.uk

TWELFTH NIGHT - Live And Let Live - the definitive edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99 (released 01/10/2012)
THE classic Twelfth Night release! The final gig with Geoff Mann in its entirety! Recorded over 2 nights at London's Marquee Club, and originally released in a reduced form on vinyl, this is the first time that the whole concert has been released. Twelfth Night performed 15 pieces of music on both 4th and 5th November 1983. Only 6 of these were recorded to multi-track and mixed for the original vinyl album. However for this Definitive Edition the entire set has been reconstructed, in the actual running order, using the best available sources from those two nights, and remastered by Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios. This is intended to be a definitive edition of what is perhaps Twelfth Night’s best-loved album: the best available source material has been used for each track, but as you will hear it’s not perfection … think of the flaws as ‘scratches in fine leather’… Recommended!

GLASS HAMMER - Perilous - GBP 10.99 (released 23/10/2012)
The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed IF and Cor Cordium releases of 2010 and 2011. Features Jon Davison, who became the front-man for YES while retaining his role as lead singer for Glass Hammer. This CD is a classic concept album created as one giant piece of music in thirteen parts. Lyrically, the album takes the listener on a perilous journey through the gate and beyond. Jon Davison of Glass Hammer is also the new vocalist with Yes!

MANGALA VALLIS - Microsolco - GBP 10.99 (released 01/10/2012)
Seven years after "Licanthrope", all is set for the release of "Microsolco", the highly anticipated new album of new Prog band Mangala Vallis. It's been a long time since the band's last album, during which many things have happened. Bernardo Lanzetti (vocals) and Riccardo Sgavetti (bass player) both left the band, with Roberto Tiranti, the extraordinarily gifted singer and bassist joining. The typical soundscapes and style of Mangala Vallis are all there, but there's room for a little more "rock". The versatile voice of Tiranti interprets it wonderfully, in an album that continues the stylistic groove pattern set with the first two albums. This is a release that will certainly please lovers of good Prog rock! Mangala Vallis are our favourite Italian Prog band here at progrock.co.uk!

GALAHAD - Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria - GBP 10.99 (released 01/10/2012)
‘Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria’ is the second new studio album to be released this year from established English progressive rock band Galahad. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold) at Thin Ice studios in Surrey. ‘Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria’, Galahad’s eighth studio album, shows the band treading similar water to that of ‘Battle Scars’ which was released earlier in 2012 but with a few additional and unexpected twists and turns.

ALAN REED - First In A Field Of One - GBP 9.99 (released 22/10/2012)
Ex Pallas singer unveils his first album as a solo artist. Alan Reed - for 25 years the voice of Scots Progressive Rock legends Pallas - unveils his first album as a solo artist. 'First in a Field of One' is a unique collection of songs that provide the perfect setting for the unmistakable timbre of Alan's voice. The album embraces a number of musical flavours - from Celtic folk, world music, and even jazz, held together by strong song writing and a passionate sense of identity.

KARNATAKA - New Light: Live In Concert (released 15/10/2012)
Blu-Ray: GBP 12.99 / DVD: GBP 11.99 / 2 CD: GBP 10.99
New Light (DVD, Blu-Ray, CD) filmed in High Definition video on the band's critically acclaimed New Light Tour 2012, captures Karnataka at their most powerful and majestic best. New Light features tracks from the band's back catalogue including the award winning (Best International Album – World Web Awards Italy) 2010 studio album The Gathering Light, a symphonic rock masterpiece but also previously unreleased versions of the traditional Celtic classic "Lagan Love" and new song "My Love". Hayley Griffiths' breathtaking vocals clearly illustrate why she was handpicked by Michael Flatley himself to perform in the Celtic phenomena Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance. Her effortless transformation to rock vocalist brings that magical something extra to the band’s unique symphonic sound.

STEVEN WILSON - Get All You Deserve (released 24/09/2012)
4 Disc Set - DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD - GBP 20.99
Blu-ray - GBP 11.99
DVD - GBP 10.99
New release from Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).

LALLE LARSSON - Nightscapes - GBP 10.99 (released 05/10/2012)
The Weaveworld Trilogy is written as an instrumental suite of three albums with the same concept and the same band. Nightscapes is the third and final album in the trilogy. Includes Jonas Reingold on bass. CD in Digipak - over 69 minutes!

GPS - Two Seasons: Live In Japan - Volume 1 (2CD+DVD) - GBP 13.99 (released 15/10/2012)
Progressive rock band GPS releases Two Seasons Live in Japan, documenting powerful performances in Japan from 2007. GPS (founded in 2006) includes singer/bassist John Payne (ASIA), guitarist Guthrie Govan (ASIA, the Aristocrats), drummer Jay Schellen (ASIA, CIRCA:, Conspiracy), and keyboardist Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard).

FOCUS - X (released 29/10/2012)
Limited Edition: GBP 11.99 / Standard edition: GBP 9.99
After an comeback which resulted in the well received albums Focus 8 and Focus 9, the band is now back on the frontline, with a fantastic line-up. There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions that adorn the new album "Focus X", which features a full scale Roger Dean painting on the cover.

NEKTAR - A Spoonful of Time - GBP 11.99 (released 10/09/2012)
The first ever covers album from Prog Rock legends, Nektar, finds the band joined by an incredible gathering of musical heroes from a wide variety of genres. Artful, energetic twists on The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm,” Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” Rush’s “Sprit Of The Radio,” Roxy Music’s “Out Of The Blue” and more! Features performances by members of Yes, King Crimson, Symphony X, Opeth, Marillion, Asia, The Moody Blues, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, and more!

KAMELOT - Silverthorn - GBP 9.99 (released 29/10/2012)
Silverthorn is the tenth studio album from metal band Kamelot. It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the singer. It will also be their third concept album. The story is original, about a little girl in the 19th century named Jolee who dies at the hands of her twin brothers. It deals with an affluent family that deals with tragic events that leads to cover-ups, secrets and betrayal.

DEVIN TOWNSEND - Epicloud
2 CD Limited Edition: GBP 14.99 / Standard Edition: GBP 10.99
After completing his epic quadrology last year with the simultaneous release of “Deconstruction” and “Ghost”, then putting out the strictly limited “Contain Us” Box as well as the “By A Thread” DVD box set, renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Devin Townsend is now ready to start the next chapter in the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT’s career with their new effort, “Epicloud”. “Epicloud” boasts 13 light-hearted, hook laden tracks featuring, once again, guest vocal appearances by Anneke van Giersbergen. It’s Epic and it’s loud, it’s “Epicloud”!

THRESHOLD - Extinct Instinct - Definitive Edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99 (released 15/10/2012)
THRESHOLD - Clone - Definitive Edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99 (released 15/10/2012)
Definitive Edition re-releases of two earlier Threshold CD's.

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - First Generation / Godbluff (2 CD) - GBP 8.99 (released 08/10/2012)
EMI Gold “Classic Albums” 2 CD set

CRACK THE SKY - Ostrich - GBP 9.99 (released 15/10/2012)
Not since the band's incredibly popular "White Music" CD, has Crack The Sky delivered a collection of pop/rock songs that sting while making you smile. Satirical, smirky commentary, wrapped in up tempo music. The band once again show their ability to shift gears while keeping their artistic integrity intact.

UFO - Strangers In The Night / No Place To Run (2 CD) - GBP 8.99 (released 08/10/2012)
EMI Gold “Classic Albums” 2 CD set

NEAL SCHON - The Calling - GBP 10.99 (released 19/10/2012)
New instrumental solo CD from founding member and lead guitarist of Journey.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2012, 11:51am

OTHER PRE-ORDERS
www.progrock.co.uk

MYSTERY - The World Is A Game - GBP 10.99
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 10.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012
Two years after the very successful album One Among The Living, Canadian band MYSTERY is back with their seventh album, featuring Benoit David on vocals, following touring and recording two albums with legendary band YES. This new CD also features Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Tears for Fears, Genesis) on drums. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED|!

PENDRAGON - Kowtow (Madfish edition)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 9.99 / RELEASE DATE: 03/09/2012
This new edition features new artwork, 3 bonus tracks not available on previous editions of the album, a 12 page booklet and comes packaged in a jewel case with slipcase.

THRESHOLD - Wounded Land / Psycedelicatessen (2 CD)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: Wounded Land: GBP 10.99 / Psycedelicatessen (2 CD): GBP 11.99
Re-releases on the Nuclear Blast label

PENDRAGON - Out Of Order Comes Chaos (DVD and Blu-ray)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 14.99 (DVD) / GBP 14.99 (Blu-ray) / NEW RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012 (was 23/04/2012 then 21/05/2012)
Brand new DVD of Pendragon in concert featuring an excellent choice of tracks: 1. Passion / 2. Back in the Spotlight / 3. Ghosts / 4. Not of this World / 5. Comatose / 6. If I Were the Wind / 7. Freakshow / 8. Empathy / 9. This Green and Pleasant Land / 10. Shane / 11. Feeding Frenzy / 12. Nostradamus / 13. Last Man on Earth / 14. Indigo / 15. Prayer / 16. Paintbox. Also includes bonus video including an interview with Nick Barrett and tour diary.

MAGNUM - On The 13th Day (Limited 2 CD digipak)
MAGNUM - On The 13th Day (Standard Edition)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 11.99 (Limited Edition) & GBP 10.99 (Standard Edition) / RELEASE DATE: 24/09/2012
Brand new release by Magnum - 13 new songs plus a 6 track bonus CD on the limited edition version!

ELO - Mr Blue Sky - The Very Best Of ELO
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 9.99 / RELEASE DATE: 08/10/2012
Brand new recordings by Jeff Lynne of classic ELO hits.

VARIOUS - The Prog Collective
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 11.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012
Features performances by John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Steve Hillage (Gong), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Tony Kaye (Yes), Colin Moulding (XTC) and more!

VARIOUS - Songs Of The Century - An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 10.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012
From the producer of the groundbreaking Pink Floyd tribute albums Back Against The Wall and Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon comes this musical celebration of one of the most important bands - Supertramp! Includes exclusive new covers of the band’s biggest hits “The Logical Song”, “Take The Long Way Home”, “Give A Little Bit”, “Breakfast In America”, “Crime Of The Century”, “Bloody Well Right,” and more! Features members of Asia, Yes, King Crimson, The Doors, Deep Purple, XTC, Toto, Mr. Mister, Dream Theater, Nektar, Porcupine Tree, Gentle Giant, Renaissance, Rainbow & more!

IF - IF2+ If - Live In Liverpool (CD + DVD)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 10.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012
Album from 1970 plus DVD of unreleased footage from 1971.

IQ - Live From London (DVD)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 9.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012
Re-release of concert recorded in 1985 at Camden Palace, London.

MR GIL - I Want You To Get Back Home
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 10.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012 (was 25/06/2012)
4th studio album - a project led by Mirek Gil (ex-Collage, Believe)

OSADA VIDA - Where The Devils Live (DVD)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 14.99 / NEW RELEASE DATE: 23/07/2012 (stock due next week)

MAGNUM - Live From London (DVD)
PRE-ORDER PRICE: GBP 9.99 / RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2012, 11:52am

BEST SELLING ITEMS NOW IN STOCK
www.progrock.co.uk

CITIZEN CAIN - Skies Darken / PRICE: GBP 9.99
This is Citizen Cain's sixth and most powerful release yet, and their first album for over 10 years. Citizen Cain originate from Scotland, and feature Stewart Bell (keyboards/drums), Cyrus (bass/lead vocals) and Phil Allen (guitars/backing vocals). Cyrus’s vocals will always be reminiscent of Peter Gabriel, yet the band sound fresh and original on today's Prog scene, going to places in their music that few band's can. Yes, there are the occasional Genesis references, but Skies Darken pushes the boundaries further than on any other release, maintaining melodies throughout. It's a dark album that draws you in, and holds you there...highly recommended! Hear the track 'The Hunting Of Johnny Eue' from the new CD at www.progrock.co.uk/player.htm.

GALAHAD - Battle Scars / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Following on from the hugely impressive ‘Empires Never Last’, the new album contains even more diversity and ventures further in to a few musical territories just touched upon on ‘Empires’. Their most contemporary sounding album with a few nods to the past! Includes a bonus 2012 re-recording of 'Sleeper', one of Galahad's old classics, to celebrate their 25 years plus of making music.

FLOWER KINGS - Banks Of Eden (Special edition CD+CD Enhanced Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 14.99 (special edition) / GBP 10.99 (standard)
This is an impressive way to announce the band's return after five long years of silence! 'Banks Of Eden' is a magnificent musical mix of symphonic progressive rock with jazz and blues with influences of Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Igor Stravinsky, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Genesis. The CD opens with a 25 minute epic entitled ‘Numbers’, a song that represents both what’s new in the band and what the fans would expect from The Flower Kings. And whilst all the familiar elements are contained within the five songs on this album, there are several unexpected twists and turns!

HEADSPACE - I Am Anonymous (Ltd Edition Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 11.99
This is the full length debut of British progressive metal band HEADSPACE. The band members are Adam Wakeman (son of Rick and a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band), Damian Wilson (Threshold, Arjen Lucassen), Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman’s ERE, It Bites), Pete Rinaldi and Richard Brook. Influences include Rush, Yes, Genesis, Dream Theater. “I Am Anonymous” is a song-oriented welcome breath of fresh air in the Prog metal scene.

SILHOUETTE - Across The Rubicon / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Highly melodic - for fans of IQ, Genesis, Galleon, Mangrove and Pendragon.

OVERHEAD - Of Sun And Moon / PRICE: GBP 10.99

ECHOLYN - Echolyn (2 CD) - GBP 12.99
The excellent brand new 2 CD studio album from Echolyn.

NO-MAN - Love And Endings / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Love And Endings is a document of No-Man's powerful performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Leamington Spa Assembly on 14th October 2011. Retaining the intimacy and sophistication of the band's studio work while possessing an edgy Rock attack absent from much of its recorded output, the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) were joined by classical violinist Steve Bingham and regular collaborators Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Pete Morgan. Shot by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson, the concert is available as a CD/DVD presented in a deluxe digi-pack

QUIDAM – Saiko / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Brand new release by Polish band.

BELIEVE - Seeing Is Believing (DVD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The second live DVD by Believe, the band formed by guitarist Mirek Gil – the former leader and composer of Polish Prog-rock legend Collage. The material on 'Seeing Is Believing' was recorded in November 2011 in Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland, and consists of much of the material from their last studio album 'World Is Round'.

ASIA - XXX (Special edition CD+DVD) / PRICE: GBP 13.99 (special edition) / GBP 11.99 (standard)
This is the third release since the reunion of the original line-up of Asia featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton. Produced again by Mike Paxman (who also worked on the band’s latest effort "Omega"), "XXX" (pronounced Triple X) is being hailed as ASIA's best album since its classic early 80s releases. Artwork for the album has been specifically designed by the acclaimed artist Roger Dean. Available as a limited edition CD + DVD, or standard CD release.

BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios London (CD+DVD) / PRICE: GBP 10.99
A dual format live performance from one of Europe's foremost "progressive" rock bands.

ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN - Lost In The New Real (Limited 2CD Mediabook) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
Includes contrasting styles such as Prog, rock, folk, metal, industrial, and even pop, arguably making this Arjen’s most eclectic-sounding album to date. As Arjen’s fans have come to expect, informative and humorous ‘behind the scenes’ videos are added to both CDs.

AFFECTOR - Harmagedon (Ltd Edition Digipak) / PRICE: GBP 11.99
AFFECTOR are the highly skilled, new international band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (NEAL MORSE, DILEMMA) as well bass player Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (SPOCK'S BEARD, ENCHANT, THOUGHT CHAMBER), both from the United

ASTRA - The Black Chord / PRICE: GBP 10.99
Much anticipated second album from this hotly tipped progressive rock band. Like a Meddle-era ‘Floyd supercharged by a Mahavishnu-intensity! This is a record at home in 1972 as it is in 2012. Think wailing guitars and dulcet harmonies thickened by Mellotron and given hypnotic qualities by the kind of drumming that borders on the shamanic. Cinematic in scope but frequently yielding to a kind of melodic fragility that can only be the product of genuine emotion!

ANATHEMA - Weather Systems / PRICE: GBP 10.99
The brand new studio album from Anathema, the follow-up to 2010’s 'We're Here Because We're Here'. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'. Daniel Cavanagh from the band, feels that Weather Systems will surpass even this!

LANDMARQ - Entertaining Angels - Special Edition / PRICE: GBP 14.99
Limited release to give Landmarq fans a chance to grab something extra. This special issue is called "Entertaining Angels - Special Edition" and includes the new album plus a bonus disc, in its own separate sleeve, that contains the tracks that they were unable to squeeze onto the main album. All wrapped up in a 'Special Edition' slip cover.

IT BITES - Map Of The Past (Special edition 2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 13.99 (standard version: GBP 9.99)
Following on from the highly-acclaimed Tall Ships, It Bites return with their first concept album in a career that spans 25 years. Inspired by the discovery of an old family photograph, Map of the Past is a highly personal journey that explores love, passion, jealousy, anger, remorse and loss through the eyes of a previous generation. Written by John Mitchell and John Beck over the course of 2011, and features Bob Dalton on drums and Lee Pomeroy on bass.

CHRIS FRY – Composed / PRICE: GBP 9.99
'Composed' is the long awaited solo CD from the Magenta guitarist Chris Fry. The CD features 10 self penned instrumentals that show off the extraordinary skill and variety of playing styles of this gifted guitarist. Chris makes use of a varied selection of different guitars to make each track unique and captivating. Alongside orchestration by fellow Magenta band member Rob Reed and the solo violin playing of Emily Travis, Chris has managed to weave strong melodic content with virtuoso playing.

WINTER IN EDEN - Echoes Of Betrayal / PRICE: GBP 9.99
Second CD playing excellent heavy Prog with great female vocals

RPWL - Beyond Man And Time / PRICE: GBP 11.99
RPWL's first concept CD. "The goal is to open eyes, look further, see more, and see differently. Words that everybody approves of are not going to lead to progress. We call that: "deadlock of the spirit." Too many approaches of our time disappear in the void of the equal and the conformist. This piece does not want to be conformist, the exact opposite. It is a plea for original thinking, for dissent, for liberation. A plea. No poetry. No science." (Yogi Lang)

SYLVAN - Sceneries (2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The bands eighth and brand new CD! With over 90 minutes of music, this album full of epic songs drenched in emotion, full of deep lyrics brought to the stage with powerful vocals, brilliant piano and keyboards, amazing new guitar sounds, warm bass, and powerful drums

STEVE THORNE - Crimes and Reasons / PRICE: GBP 10.99
New CD, following the excellent 'Into The Ether'. Includes Tony Levin (bass), Nick D'Virgilio (drums), Martin Orford (flute), Gary Chandler (guitar), Bob White (drums). Martin Orford plays flute on two tracks (briefly coming out of retirement from music).

MOON SAFARI - The Gettysburg Address (2 CD) / PRICE: GBP 14.99
The brand new double live CD from the excellent Swedish band Mood Safari! Recommended!

IOEARTH - Moments - GBP 11.99
'Moments' is the second full studio album by IOEarth. Dave Cureton & Adam Gough have pushed their composition skills to a whole new level with this exquisitely crafted release.

VARIOUS - Lions & Fables: Verglas Music CD Sampler 1 - GBP 3.99
VARIOUS - Dreams & Visions: Verglas Music CD Sampler 2 - GBP 3.99

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2012, 11:52am

FESTIVALS
www.summersend.co.uk (tickets available via the website)

Summers End is the UK's best loved and longest-running Prog Festival, held at the Town Hall, Lydney, UK on 28-30 September 2012. As usual, the full progrock.co.uk shop will also be at this excellent festival - we hope to see many of you there too. There are a limited number of tickets left, so please don't delay as the festival is expected to be a sell out.

Friday 28th September 2012 (double header)
Believe (Poland)
Moon Safari (Sweden)

Saturday 29th September 2012
Evening:
The Cryptic Clues (playing early Twelfth Night) (UK)
Wobbler (Norway)
Afternoon:
K2 (USA)
Knifeworld (UK)
Unto Us (UK)

Sunday 30th September 2012
Evening:
The Enid (UK)
Nomzamo 25 (featuring Paul Menel, Martin Orford and John Jowitt)(UK)
Afternoon:
Manning (UK)
Cyan (UK)
Comedy Of Errors (UK)

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CONCERTS
www.classicrocksociety.co.uk (tickets for all gigs available via the website)

Some great concerts coming up, organised by the Classic Rock Society. The full progrock.co.uk shop will be at all of the gigs marked with an asterisk *

21st September 2012
Mr So and So / Arkaidance
Citadel, St Helens
Tickets £10 / £8

Sunday 23rd September 2012
The Flower Kings
The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday 13th October 2012*
Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman / Chris and Dan Fry
**All seated show**
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 20th October 2012*
Karnataka / Unto Us
Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham

Saturday 3rd November 2012*
IOEarth / The Tangent
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 10th November 2012
Jump + support
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Friday 30th November 2012
Landmarq / Hollow Earth
B2, Norwich

Saturday 1st December 2012*
Landmarq / Final Conflict
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 8th December 2012*
Mostly Autumn / Dead Like Harry (acoustic)
Montgomery Hall, Wath, Rotherham

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Sep 11th, 2012, 03:29am

Steve Wilson - the continuing story....

Thick as a Brick (the original album, not the somewhat insipid 2012 follow-up) will be re-released on November 5th, in 5.1 sound:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/jethrotull/

The bad news? The price - GBP 21.

That's a bit ridiculous, given the much more reasonable 5.1 edition of ELP's Tarkus that was released recently.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 18th, 2012, 12:38pm

Alan Reed (formerly Pallas) will release a solo album in October.

http://alanreed.bandcamp.com/album/first-in-a-field-of-one
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 18th, 2012, 2:44pm

on Sep 18th, 2012, 12:38pm, Marygold wrote:
Alan Reed (formerly Pallas) will release a solo album in October.

http://alanreed.bandcamp.com/album/first-in-a-field-of-one


I understand that this will not be a prog album but a hybrid of different styles. I am not the biggest fan of Alan's voice which is a little weak, particularly in a live setting. The new singer with Pallas is a much better vocalist and having seen him live, he can perform to a high standard.

However, this is a new chapter in Alan's career and it remain interesting to hear what he has come up with. I have heard the EP which did not rock my world so maybe the album will be more interesting.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 18th, 2012, 2:45pm

on Sep 11th, 2012, 03:29am, Julian wrote:
Steve Wilson - the continuing story....

Thick as a Brick (the original album, not the somewhat insipid 2012 follow-up) will be re-released on November 5th, in 5.1 sound:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/jethrotull/

The bad news? The price - GBP 21.

That's a bit ridiculous, given the much more reasonable 5.1 edition of ELP's Tarkus that was released recently.


Completely agree. £21 for an album - even in 5.1 - is rather steep. They must be hoping that there are enough JT fans out there with 5.1 surround systems.
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 18th, 2012, 4:09pm

on Sep 18th, 2012, 2:45pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Completely agree. £21 for an album - even in 5.1 - is rather steep. They must be hoping that there are enough JT fans out there with 5.1 surround systems.



I'm a big JT fan but don't have 5.1 surround so I suppose I will save some money grin
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 21st, 2012, 07:10am

Unitopia


Hello Unitopians,

Finally, after the long wait and some hard work on our part, we have some great news! This journey with Covered mirror has been a rather difficult one. We needed to find the best way to promote and distribute it. Meanwhile some of us had to deal with illness or personal issues as you already know. We were as eager to release it as you were to get your hands on it.

Musea Records and Bird’s Robe Records

We are now proud to announce that Musea Records from France will produce and distribute Covered Mirror for us all over Europe, Japan and USA and will also distribute One night in Europe. Musea was founded November 1985 and has done nothing but grow to a very successful and respectable Label. We are proud to be a part of the Musea family! Bird’s Robe Records will take care of the Australian distribution for both items as well. This young and dynamic Australian Label was behind our last Australian tour and we are excited to be working with them again.

You will also be able to get your copy of Covered mirror from us through our website.

Covered Mirror release date

Covered Mirror release date is October 31st in Europe, Japan and North America and December 1st in Australia.

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Sep 21st, 2012, 10:21am

on Sep 21st, 2012, 07:10am, genesis1964 wrote:
Unitopia


Hello Unitopians,

Finally, after the long wait and some hard work on our part, we have some great news! This journey with Covered mirror has been a rather difficult one. We needed to find the best way to promote and distribute it. Meanwhile some of us had to deal with illness or personal issues as you already know. We were as eager to release it as you were to get your hands on it.

Musea Records and Bird’s Robe Records

We are now proud to announce that Musea Records from France will produce and distribute Covered Mirror for us all over Europe, Japan and USA and will also distribute One night in Europe. Musea was founded November 1985 and has done nothing but grow to a very successful and respectable Label. We are proud to be a part of the Musea family! Bird’s Robe Records will take care of the Australian distribution for both items as well. This young and dynamic Australian Label was behind our last Australian tour and we are excited to be working with them again.

You will also be able to get your copy of Covered mirror from us through our website.

Covered Mirror release date

Covered Mirror release date is October 31st in Europe, Japan and North America and December 1st in Australia.


Great news...... cool
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 21st, 2012, 10:33am

on Sep 21st, 2012, 10:21am, demolition man wrote:
Great news...... cool


+1 cool
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 26th, 2012, 09:03am

I was not aware that Flying Colors is touring Europe with Beardfish. Just purchased Beardfish's new album and was checking out their website www.beardfishband.com

There are some pretty cool videos of the tour on there. Check 'em out! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 26th, 2012, 2:23pm

on Sep 26th, 2012, 09:03am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I was not aware that Flying Colors is touring Europe with Beardfish. Just purchased Beardfish's new album and was checking out their website www.beardfishband.com

There are some pretty cool videos of the tour on there. Check 'em out! cool


My only experience of Beardfish has been seeing them on this tour... I liked them in parts, but sometimes I thought they just included too many different parts in their songs and the melodies never really grabbed me. However, that might have been because I was hearing the songs for the first time....

I enjoyed "South of the Border" if I recall correctly. I think that song had an interesting punchline to it...!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 26th, 2012, 2:45pm

on Sep 26th, 2012, 2:23pm, Merryman72 wrote:
My only experience of Beardfish has been seeing them on this tour... I liked them in parts, but sometimes I thought they just included too many different parts in their songs and the melodies never really grabbed me. However, that might have been because I was hearing the songs for the first time....

I enjoyed "South of the Border" if I recall correctly. I think that song had an interesting punchline to it...!


Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two and Mammoth are my fave albums by Beardfish. Some fans like Destined Solitaire, but it's just too long at 80 minutes and never really goes anywhere. The SIT and Mammoth albums, though, are amazing IMO. The singer reminds me of Jack Black for some odd reason. They are definitely a band you have to 'get into' in order to enjoy their music. But for me, it's worth the effort smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 26th, 2012, 2:49pm

on Sep 26th, 2012, 2:23pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I enjoyed "South of the Border" if I recall correctly. I think that song had an interesting punchline to it...!


Just looked up the lyrics to this. Funnier than I thought! grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 30th, 2012, 03:36am

Presto Ballet will release the third studio album "Relic Of The Modern World"... tomorrow, October, 1st. wink

http://www.prestoballet.com/store.asp
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 30th, 2012, 2:24pm

on Sep 30th, 2012, 03:36am, Marygold wrote:
Presto Ballet will release the third studio album "Relic Of The Modern World"... tomorrow, October, 1st. wink

http://www.prestoballet.com/store.asp


I believe it's PB's fourth studio album, after Peace Among The Ruins, The Lost Art Of Time Travel, and Invisible Places. I love their music. It straddles the line between heavy rock and roll and progressive rock. Saw them perform in 2008 at CalProg cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 1st, 2012, 12:59am

on Sep 30th, 2012, 2:24pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I believe it's PB's fourth studio album, after Peace Among The Ruins, The Lost Art Of Time Travel, and Invisible Places.


Just a little quotation. wink "After 2 full studioalbums and one EP the band returns with their latest effort Relic Of The Modern World" soon to be released".


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:21am

I e-mailed Jonas Reingold and told him about all the great reviews I've been hearing from my friends overseas regarding TFK's European tour. I asked if the band would consider touring America next year. He replied.....


Yeah, been looking into some possibilities to play overseas 2013, more to
follow...

Jonas



Sounds like there's some hope for a U.S. tour!

Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Oct 10th, 2012, 11:57pm

THE TANGENT - ANNOUNCEMENT 10/10/2012



Hello everyone. I'm really sorry to have to make this awful announcement but, after many months of trying not to, I am going to have to dissolve the current line-up of The Tangent. There are a number of complex and personal reasons why I have to do this, but top of the list, head and shoulders above all reasons is the continuing financial impracticality of running the band in its current state.

As a result of the current economic situation, logistical problems (250 miles between members) and other overriding commitments, this whole Summer we met once to play the Celebr8 concert, and once at a Maschine gig. We haven't recorded or rehearsed together since July 7. Along with that are numerous other issues far too complex to recount here.

The Tangent until now have managed to exist as a 100 percent professional band since 2003. This has been my living, and I've had to fight to stay alive against many competitors. The huge huge number of bands coming into this arena now, along with the the public's acceptance of piracy as the norm means that I have less and less money to finance anything like tours. I chose Progressive Rock Music as my life's work out of love, not desire for success. The choice was guaranteed to fail, from the moment I chose this path in the late 70s. The fact that we got as far as we did is testament to a success that some folks dream of. I'm proud of our track record, what we accomplished and how we accomplished it.

We've seen the world, we've played from Moscow to RoSfest, from Spain to Sweden, from Quebec to Parma. We've sold records to 100 and more countries. Without electronic pestering, without vote canvassing we've had the opportunity to stand at the top, yet never look down on anyone. We only had disagreements with a couple of other bands in all the many gigs and festivals we've played. We've shared our "headline" dressing rooms with other bands, we've refused to sign contracts that call other bands "support". We've stuck around to watch the whole festival rather than just appear for our slot. We've worked out how to do the fastest sound check on earth to make sure everyone else gets a turn. We played shorter sets when the festival was running late. We've seen every gig we do with another band as an evening of entertainment rather than our own showcase. A couple of times that attitude has been abused, but for the most part it's worked.

NOW

While of course I wish to apologise to all friends and supporters of the band who will surely be disapointed by this sudden announcement just before some scheduled gigs, of all the people I wish to apologise to, it's IO Earth. They are a true "heart and soul" investment band who work their bollocks off to do what they do. One stressful night in Leicester they managed to save the day for The Tangent and it makes me kick myself that I have to let them down on a tour that they enthusiastically promoted and worked hard for. I have spoken about this with them and in place of the full Tangent show, Guy Manning and I will do 4 special one off shows with IO Earth on all those dates. This set is well overdue. The set will feature songs from our intertwining careers which reach back over 25 years and will be rehearsed here at home making the trip at least possible if not profitable. I sincerely hope Tangent fans will still support the events and help to make this a profitable tour for IO Earth and the fantastic promoters that risk everything to keep prog alive in the UK.

THE FUTURE

People who know our songs know that "the future finds you" rather than any other way around. It's ironic, but during this very difficult and stressful time I have been writing some of the most ambitious music in the band's history. I hope to release Tangent album number 7 next year. Other than a few demo parts I never had the chance to get anyone from the band onto the recordings. I intend to find musicians who can help me complete this recording and I hope that with those musicians I can build the essence and workable framework of a new Tangent closer to home and thereby more practical.. The Y-Prog festival date next year is still in my diary and I fully intend to honour that commitment. Luke and Dan will of course continue the development of their excellent band Maschine and I wish them every success for the future.

THE PAST

At this crucial point I need to stress that all musicians involved since the inception of the UK band, (in order of appearance) Guy Manning, Jonathan Barrett, Theo Travis, Paul Burgess, Mike Gilbourne, Luke Machin, Tony Latham, Nick Rickwood & Dan Mash have provided the best moments of the Tangent's career to date. Sally Collyer has been a true brick in organising everything. All of them have been amazing, highly skilled and enthusiastic players and to lose them in this horrible way is heartbreaking. It is with seriously twisted lip that I remember that flying Beardfish in from Sweden on Ryanair to play with The Tangent at Summers End 2008 cost less money than it costs the current Tangent line-up to meet in London.

THE FUTURE NOW

I believe that I have earned the mandate to continue releasing music under the name The Tangent hopefully without the hurls of "tribute band" levelled at some bands who don't have the 'right' player. I accept that for many people the name has now become synonymous with the people currently in the band but I beg to suggest that the music has a continuity since that first album 10 years ago. The Swedish band had to be dissolved owing to running costs and impracticalities in 2008, and it now appears that the same thing has to happen here. I'll be rebuilding the Tangent. For now, I'll keep you posted on developments - there are over 2 hours of music written for the Tangent name already. This is an ongoing story, as it always has been.

Best to all

Andy



Source: http://www.thetangent.org/
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Oct 11th, 2012, 07:56am

Sad news about The Tangent, but understandable. sad

Andy seems like a nice guy, and I love the music that he and both Tangent lineups have released over the years. I'll continue to listen as long as he's still writing music.
Re: Prog news
Post by sistermoon on Oct 14th, 2012, 04:03am

'If you have been affected by events in this press release, ring this helpline now'.
grin

I had the regulation complaint from my boss last week - wonder if Andy went to all the people he was about to dump with a cup of tea and a Lidl Battenburg cake? Wonder if all these ex-Tangent members are good at spreading Lidl margarine on crackers and waiting around like a spare part while my boss yaks on the mobile phone for hours?

An episode of Trollied featured the firing of Leighton by Lorraine after he turned off a freezer in the belief he was doing something for the environment. The after-effects should have carried an 'additional script by Andy Tillison and a certain arts organisation boss'.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 14th, 2012, 9:07pm

In May, Galahad released their umpteenth (well, tenth or so) album, Battle Scars. it certainly wasn't a bad effort - I'd expect quite a few here would love it.

Somewhat surprisingly, perhaps, the group has now released yet another new album.

It's called Beyond The Realms of Euphoria, which frankly sounds a little dodgy. Worse, the cover is enough to make a grown man grab his comfort blanket.

But, but - the music on this is absolutely gorgeous. There are certainly shades of other "neo-progressive" bands to be found (especially, perhaps, IQ), but that doesn't detract for an instant from the fact that this is very good stuff indeed.

To my mind, this is much more adventurous than Battle Scars, much less run-of-the-mill prog, and altogether much more worthwhile.

For years, Galahad have been known by many as a "second tier" prog band. No more; not for me.

In fact, Euphoria is simply one of the better albums of the year.

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 16th, 2012, 3:32pm

Neal Morse - "A Proggy Christmas" 2012

Check out all the big names in prog who are on this disc!

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 08:48am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS FOR LAST 4 WEEKS
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01. MAGENTA - Live : On Our Way To Who Knows Where (2 CD)
02. BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part One)
03. TWELFTH NIGHT - Live And Let Live - the definitive edition (2 CD)
04. GALAHAD - Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria
05. MANNING - Akoustik
06. KOMPENDIUM - Beneath The Ways (CD+DVD)
07. MYSTERY - The World Is A Game
08. STOLEN EARTH - A Far Cry From Home
09. MANGALA VALLIS - Microsolco
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Please note that the following releases have been slightly delayed by the respective labels. We will of course send out any orders for these items as soon as they arrive.

IF - IF2+ If - Live In Liverpool (CD + DVD) - GBP 10.99 - 12/11/2012 (was 10/09/2012)
VARIOUS - Songs Of The Century - An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp - GBP 10.99 - 29/10/2012 (was 10/09/2012)
VARIOUS - The Prog Collective - GBP 11.99 - 29/10/2012 (was 10/09/2012)
OSADA VIDA - Where The Devils Live (DVD) - GBP 14.99 - we are still awaiting details regarding delivery of this release.
GLASS HAMMER - Perilous - GBP 10.99 - 29/10/2012 (was 22/10/2012)
ELO - Mr Blue Sky - The Very Best Of ELO - GBP 9.99 - due to overwhelming demand, this title is being re-pressed and has therefore been delayed coming into stock.

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 08:49am

NEW PRE-ORDERS
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KOMPENDIUM - Beneath The Waves (CD+DVD) - GBP 14.99 (released 29/10/2012)
Beneath The Waves melds the talents of over two dozen artists and ensembles into an astonishing album of rare depth, emotion and intensity. Held together by a vocal performance of spine tingling power from Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar) and co-ordinated by celebrated producer / composer Rob Reed (Magenta, Chimpan A) , the album features an array of musical talent. A limited edition CD and DVD in a 7" gatefold sleeve with a 20 page booklet. The DVD contains a complete hi res 5.1 surround mix and promo video content.

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited II - GBP 14.99 (released 22/10/2012)
A follow-up to 1996’s ‘Genesis Revisited’, as the title suggests, it sees the guitarist reinterpreting the golden era of the great band – one in which he was crucially involved – while also remaining true to the original spirit which produced such a remarkable string of timeless songs. Guests include Francis Dunnery, John Wetton, Mikael Akerfeldt, Roine Stolt, Steve Rothery, Neal Morse, Steven Wilson, and many more

PORCUPINE TREE - Octane Twisted (2 CD) - GBP 11.99 (released 19/11/2012)
Octane Twisted is a double disc live set recorded at The Riviera Chicago and The Royal Albert Hall London during the tour that supported the band's most recent album The Incident.

JETHRO TULL - Thick As A Brick (CD + DVD 40th Anniversary Edition) - GBP 19.99 (released 05/11/2012)
Includes CD of the new mix by Steven Wilson + DVD containing 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital surround sound mix, high quality stereos 96/24 (new mix), original 1972 stereo mix flat transferred to 96/24 PCM from the original 1972 Morgan Studios recording + 1972 radio ad. The 104 page 7 ½”x 5 ½” hardback book contains: the original newspaper (over 40 pages), an article by Classic Rock’s Dom Lawson, rare photos, recording and touring mementos and much more.

GLASS HAMMER - Perilous - GBP 10.99 (released 29/10/2012)
The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed IF and Cor Cordium releases of 2010 and 2011. Features Jon Davison, who became the front-man for YES while retaining his role as lead singer for Glass Hammer. This CD is a classic concept album created as one giant piece of music in thirteen parts. Lyrically, the album takes the listener on a perilous journey through the gate and beyond. Jon Davison of Glass Hammer is also the new vocalist with Yes!

GAZPACHO - Night (2 CD) - GBP 10.99 (released 12/11/2012)
Night was originally released in 2007. It was the band's first true concept album in that it is one long song split into five parts. This is the deluxe 2CD edition from the acclaimed Norwegian post-progressive art rockers.

GPS - Two Seasons: Live In Japan - Volume 1 (2CD+DVD) - GBP 13.99 (released 22/10/2012)
Progressive rock band GPS releases Two Seasons Live in Japan, documenting powerful performances in Japan from 2007. GPS (founded in 2006) includes singer/bassist John Payne (ASIA), guitarist Guthrie Govan (ASIA, the Aristocrats), drummer Jay Schellen (ASIA, CIRCA:, Conspiracy), and keyboardist Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard).

PAATOS - V - GBP 9.99 (released 05/11/2012)
After the critically acclaimed release "Breathing" from 2011, Paatos step out of their latest studio-hibernation with their fifth album appropriately named "V". Here the Swedish pioneers of art rock not only continue exploring sweet hypnotic soundscapes and driven riffs but also delve into acoustic and electronic realms. "Exploring the full dynamic potential of the band opens up for a much deeper sense of expression, both sonically and compositionally" says the band.

FOCUS - X (released 29/10/2012)
Limited Edition: GBP 11.99 / Standard edition: GBP 9.99
After an comeback which resulted in the well received albums Focus 8 and Focus 9, the band is now back on the frontline, with a fantastic line-up. There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions that adorn the new album "Focus X", which features a full scale Roger Dean painting on the cover.

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - The Key Part I: The Prophecy - GBP 9.99 (released 05/11/2012)
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - The Key Part II: The Labyrinth - GBP 9.99 (released 05/11/2012)
Clive Nolan project with some excellent guest stars is finally available again!

ASIA - Resonance - The Omega Tour 2010 (2CD+DVD) - GBP 13.99 (released 26/11/2012)
3 disc set from the band's 2010 tour.

THRESHOLD - Hypothetical - Definitive Edition - GBP 10.99 (released 19/11/2012)
THRESHOLD - Critical Mass - Definitive Edition - GBP 10.99 (released 19/11/2012)
Definitive edition releases of the band's 5th and 6th album

KAMELOT - Silverthorn - GBP 9.99 (released 29/10/2012)
Silverthorn is the tenth studio album from metal band Kamelot. It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the singer. It will also be their third concept album. The story is original, about a little girl in the 19th century named Jolee who dies at the hands of her twin brothers. It deals with an affluent family that deals with tragic events that leads to cover-ups, secrets and betrayal.

GEOFF TATE - Kings & Thieves (Ltd CD Edition + O-Card) - GBP 10.99 (released 29/10/2012)
Second solo record from ex-Queensryche vocalist, and his first since his self-titled solo debut in 2002.

ELO - Mr Blue Sky - The Very Best Of ELO - GBP 9.99 (stock delayed until 22/10/2012 due to high demand)
Brand new recordings by Jeff Lynne of classic ELO hits.

VARIOUS - The Prog Collective - GBP 11.99 (29/10/2012)
Features performances by John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Steve Hillage (Gong), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Tony Kaye (Yes), Colin Moulding (XTC) and more!

VARIOUS - Songs Of The Century - An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp - GBP 10.99 (29/10/2012)
From the producer of the groundbreaking Pink Floyd tribute albums Back Against The Wall and Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon comes this musical celebration of one of the most important bands - Supertramp! Includes exclusive new covers of the band’s biggest hits “The Logical Song”, “Take The Long Way Home”, “Give A Little Bit”, “Breakfast In America”, “Crime Of The Century”, “Bloody Well Right,” and more! Features members of Asia, Yes, King Crimson, The Doors, Deep Purple, XTC, Toto, Mr. Mister, Dream Theater, Nektar, Porcupine Tree, Gentle Giant, Renaissance, Rainbow & more!

IF - IF2+ If - Live In Liverpool (CD + DVD) - GBP 10.99 (released 12/11/2012)
Album from 1970 plus DVD of unreleased footage from 1971.

JOHN GALGANO - Real Life Is Meeting - GBP 10.99 (released 22/09/2012)
The debut solo album by John Galgano. John is a founding member of art-rock group, IZZ, and has been one of the band’s primary songwriters throughout its career. Real Life is Meeting presents eight tracks varying in styles and instrumentation, from the catchy, art-pop flavour of “Bigger on the Inside,” to the experimental, synth-based “The Only Thing,” to the 19-minute piece “1000,” all the while taking the listener in unexpected directions.

DRUKFARBEN - Druckfarben - GBP 9.99 (released 22/09/2012)
Following successful musical careers by all of the band's members, they all realized that what they really needed to do was return to their musical roots and form a progressive rock band. After three years of performing Prog classics by Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson and others, it was time to record an album of original material: the self-titled debut, “Druckfarben,” has been released.

MARILLION - Anoraknophobia (Madfish edition) (released: 29/10/2012) - GBP 9.99
New Madfish edition of the 2001 album with the single ‘Between You & Me’ packed in a deluxe digibook.

CRACK THE SKY - Ostrich - GBP 9.99 (released 15/10/2012)
Not since the band's incredibly popular "White Music" CD, has Crack The Sky delivered a collection of pop/rock songs that sting

STRAWBS - Deadlines - GBP 10.99 (released: 29/10/2012) - GBP 10.99
Restored. Remastered with many bonus tracks!

NEAL SCHON - The Calling - GBP 10.99 (released 19/10/2012)
New instrumental solo CD from founding member and lead guitarist of Journey.


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 08:51am

NEW ITEMS NOW IN STOCK
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GALAHAD - Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria - GBP 10.99
This is the second new studio album to be released this year from established English progressive rock band Galahad. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold) at Thin Ice studios in Surrey. ‘Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria’, Galahad’s eighth studio album, shows the band treading similar water to that of ‘Battle Scars’ which was released earlier in 2012 but with a few additional and unexpected twists and turns.

MYSTERY - The World Is A Game - GBP 10.99
Two years after the very successful album One Among The Living, Canadian band MYSTERY is back with their seventh album, featuring Benoit David on vocals, following touring and recording two albums with legendary band YES. This new CD also features Nick D’Virgilio (Spocks Beard, Tears for Fears, Genesis) on drums. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

MOON SAFARI - Lover's End (Part III) EP - GBP 7.99
Superb EP from Sweden's Moon Safari! "Lover's End 3" is a perfect blend of "Lover's End 1/A Kid Called Panic" with "The Other Half of the Sky," the two epics from their two previous releases. At over 24 minutes this has everything that you could hope for from Moon Safari - emotion, melody, beautiful vocal harmonies and superb musicianship.

JADIS - See Right Through You - GBP 10.99
After a hiatus of 6 years, Jadis have finally released a new album, "See Right Through You", their first since 2006's Photoplay. The new album features all the Jadis trademarks - great song writing, and great melodic guitar work.

MAGENTA - Live: On Our Way To Who Knows Where (2 CD) - GBP 11.99
A two disc live set, with over 100 minutes of music, featuring songs from every album, with four from the current album ”Chameleon”. Includes a bonus studio recording of “When We Were Young” which is available on CD for the first time.

PRESTO BALLET - Relic Of The Modern World - GBP 10.99
"Relic Of The Modern World" is a truly enjoyable piece of classic Prog played, recorded and produced in the old-fashioned way - using an analogue tape machine, analogue synthesizers, real Hammond organ and real Mellotron sounds. The Prog retro feel is more American than that coming out of the UK at the time, and fans of the likes of Kansas, Styx and Rush will find much to enjoy in "Relic Of The Modern World", with some great instrumental interplay present amongst the melodic hooks.

ALAN REED - First In A Field Of One - GBP 9.99
Alan Reed - for 25 years the voice of Scots Progressive Rock legends Pallas - unveils his first album as a solo artist. 'First in a Field of One' is a unique collection of songs that provide the perfect setting for the unmistakable timbre of Alan's voice. The album embraces a number of musical flavours - from Celtic folk, world music, and even jazz; - held together by strong song writing and a passionate sense of identity. Band includes Mike Stobbie (ex Pallas) - Keyboards, Scott Higham (Pendragon) - Drums and percussion, Jeff Green - lead guitars on 'Kingdom..' and 'Darkness..', Kalle Wallner (RPWL) - lead guitar on 'Never Too Late', Christina Booth (Magenta) - additional vocals.

MANGALA VALLIS - Microsolco - GBP 10.99
Seven years after "Lycanthrope", "Microsolco" is the highly anticipated new album by Mangala Vallis. It's been a long time since the band's last album, during which many things have happened. Bernardo Lanzetti (vocals) and Riccardo Sgavetti (bass player) both left the band, with Roberto Tiranti, the extraordinarily gifted singer and bassist joining. The typical soundscapes and style of Mangala Vallis are all there, but there's room for a little more "rock". The versatile voice of Tiranti interprets it wonderfully, in an album that continues the stylistic groove pattern set with the first two albums. This is a release that will certainly please lovers of good prog rock!

GALAHAD - Year Zero (2 CD 10th Anniversary Edition) - GBP 10.99
The fifth studio album by Galahad, originally released in 2002. The original release of the CD has been unavailable for several years, but has now been remastered for this new edition, to coincide with its 10th anniversary. This release includes a bonus CD of a live concert from 2002. Packaged in a digipak, this is a great re-issue!

TWELFTH NIGHT - Live And Let Live - the definitive edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99
THE classic Twelfth Night release! The final gig with Geoff Mann in its entirety! Recorded over 2 nights at London's Marquee Club, and originally released in a reduced form on vinyl, this is the first time that the whole concert has been released. Twelfth Night performed 15 pieces of music on both 4th and 5th November 1983. Only 6 of these were recorded to multi-track and mixed for the original vinyl album. However for this Definitive Edition the entire set has been reconstructed, in the actual running order, using the best available sources from those two nights. This is intended to be a definitive edition of what is perhaps Twelfth Night’s best-loved album: the best available source material has been used for each track, but as you will hear it’s not perfection … think of the flaws as ‘scratches in fine leather’…

RIVERSEA - Out Of An Ancient World - GBP 9.99
Excellent debut CD with guests musicians from Mostly Autumn and others.

MANNING - Akoustik - GBP 8.99
New studio CD from Manning with excellent acoustic interpretations of tracks from the extensive Manning back catalogue. In a card sleeve with a 4 page booklet.

KARNATAKA - New Light: Live In Concert (various formats)
GBP 12.99 (Blu-ray) / GBP 11.99 (DVD) / GBP 10.99 (2 CD)
New Light features tracks from the band's back catalogue including the award winning (Best International Album – World Web Awards Italy) 2010 studio album The Gathering Light, a symphonic rock masterpiece but also previously unreleased versions of the traditional Celtic classic "Lagan Love" and new song "My Love". Hayley Griffiths' breathtaking vocals clearly illustrate why she was handpicked by Michael Flatley himself to perform in the Celtic phenomena Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance. Her effortless transformation to rock vocalist brings that magical something extra to the band’s unique symphonic sound.

NEAL MORSE - Momentum (Ltd. CD+DVD Mediabook) - GBP 13.99
NEAL MORSE - Momentum (Standard Edition CD) - GBP 11.99
'Momentum' has great Prog elements, hooky pop choruses, intricate vocal weaving, blistering musicianship and beautiful melodies. With its surprising directness, depth and pure Prog exhilaration, 'Momentum' is quite possibly the ultimate Neal Morse album.

BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (Part One) - GBP 9.99
Highly anticipated new CD, following the huge success of The Underfall Yard

LALLE LARSSON LALLE - Nightscapes - GBP 10.99
The Weaveworld Trilogy is written as an instrumental suite of three albums with the same concept and the same band. Nightscapes is the third and final album in the trilogy. Includes Jonas Reingold on bass. CD in Digipak - over 69 minutes!

ARENA - The Seventh Degree Of Separation - GBP 9.99
Jewel cased single CD version of Arena's latest album.

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - First Generation / Godbluff (2 CD) - GBP 8.99
EMI Gold “Classic Albums” 2 CD set

PINEAPPLE THIEF - All The Wars
Very limited 2 CD edition: GBP 12.99
Standard edition: GBP 10.99
Brand new studio CD from The Pineapple Thief. Limited 2CD digibook edition with bonus disc features exclusive acoustic versions of tracks from the album plus a 2012 version of ‘Light Up Your Eyes’.

PENDRAGON - Out Of Order Comes Chaos (DVD and Blu-ray)
GBP 14.99 (DVD) / GBP 14.99 (Blu-ray)
Brand new DVD of Pendragon in concert featuring an excellent choice of tracks: 1. Passion / 2. Back in the Spotlight / 3. Ghosts / 4. Not of this World / 5. Comatose / 6. If I Were the Wind / 7. Freakshow / 8. Empathy / 9. This Green and Pleasant Land / 10. Shane / 11. Feeding Frenzy / 12. Nostradamus / 13. Last Man on Earth / 14. Indigo / 15. Prayer / 16. Paintbox. Also includes bonus video including an interview with Nick Barrett and tour diary.

PENDRAGON - Kowtow (Madfish Edition) - GBP 9.99
This new edition features new artwork, 3 bonus tracks not available on previous editions of the album, a 12 page booklet and comes packaged in a jewel case with slipcase.

THRESHOLD - March Of Progress (special edition) - GBP 12.99
9th studio album from British progressive metallers (including Damian Wilson & Karl Groom). This special edition includes a bonus track.

THRESHOLD - Wounded Land - GBP 10.99
THRESHOLD - Extinct Instinct - Definitive Edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99
THRESHOLD - Psycedelicatessen - Definitive Edition (2 CD) - GBP 11.99

BEARDFISH - The Void (+ bonus track) - GBP 11.99
New CD from Swedish band - for fans of ‘70s Prog rock such as King Crimson, Yes and Genesis!

STEVEN WILSON - Get All You Deserve (various formats)
GBP 20.99 (4 Disc Set - DVD+Blu-ray+2CD)
GBP 11.99 (Blu-ray)
GBP 10.99 (DVD)

KAIPA - Vittjar (Limited CD Digipak) - GBP 11.99
The excellent Swedish band Kaipa are back! Limited edition on first pressing only.

NEKTAR - A Spoonful of Time - GBP 11.99
The first ever covers album from Prog Rock legends, Nektar, finds the band joined by an incredible gathering of musical heroes from a wide variety of genres. Artful, energetic twists on The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm,” Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” Rush’s “Sprit Of The Radio,” Roxy Music’s “Out Of The Blue” and more! Features performances by members of Yes, King Crimson, Symphony X, Opeth, Marillion, Asia, The Moody Blues, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, and more!

IQ - Live From London (DVD) - GBP 9.99
Re-release of concert recorded in 1985 at Camden Palace, London

MR GIL - I Want You To Get Back Home - GBP 10.99
4th studio album - a project led by Mirek Gil (ex-Collage, Believe)

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 08:54am

Continued...
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MOSTLY AUTUMN - The Ghost Moon Orchestra - GBP 10.99
Already regarded as one of the best albums Mostly Autumn has ever produced. The song writing, performance and production are superb, with Olivia Sparnenn’s vocals reaching new heights and featuring some of Bryan Josh’s best guitar work to date. There's a unity to the album, thematically, lyrically and harmonically - a complete piece of work.

STOLEN EARTH - A Far Cry From Home - GBP 9.99
Debut album by Stolen Earth, featuring 9 original tracks. Features ex members of Mostly Autumn and Breathing Space, and is highly recommended for fans of those bands.

VARIOUS - Prog Rocks! Volume 2 (2 CD) - GBP 8.99
The EMI global Prog Rocks! marketing campaign, launched last year with 800k units sold, in collaboration with Future Publishing’s ‘PROG’ magazine and leading contemporary prog rock label ‘Inside Out Music’. Featuring classic Prog riches from the legendary ‘Harvest’, ‘Charisma’, ‘Virgin’ and ‘United Artists’ labels and newer, more cutting edge progressive rock from the enterprising ‘Inside Out’, ‘Century Media and ‘Superball’ labels.

MAGNUM - On The 13th Day (Limited 2 CD digipak) - GBP 11.99
MAGNUM - On The 13th Day (standard) - GBP 10.99
Brand new release by Magnum - 13 new songs plus a 6 track bonus CD on the limited edition version!

MAGNUM - Live From London (DVD) - GBP 9.99

DEVIN TOWNSEND - Epicloud (Limited 2 CD) - GBP 14.99
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Epicloud (standard) - GBP 10.99)
After completing his epic quadrology last year with the simultaneous release of “Deconstruction” and “Ghost”, then out two box sets, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT are back with their new effort, “Epicloud”, with 13 light-hearted, hook laden tracks featuring, once again, guest vocal appearances by Anneke van Giersbergen. It’s Epic and it’s loud, it’s “Epicloud”!

GENTLE GIANT - I Lost My Head - The Chrysalis Years (1975 to 1980) (4 CD)
4CDs covering Gentle Giant’s Chrysalis albums plus many bonus tracks

EDEN SHADOW - Hail (EP)
Hail as a whole takes the listener through intense King Crimson and Tool inspired dark metal riff driven musical passages contrasted with moments of ethereal soundscapes and guitar/keyboard driven soaring melody lines inspired by the work of Progressive musicians of the 70’s to present (Andy Latimer/Eric Johnson) and influenced by a range of musical styles including jazz, orchestral, electronic and folk. Featuring Rob Reed of Magenta on 2 tracks.

DISTRICT 97 - Trouble With Machines - GBP 10.99
DISTRICT 97 - Hybrid Child - GBP 10.99
District 97 is the only Progressive Rock band in the world to feature an American Idol finalist and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra virtuoso cellist. The band was formed in the Fall of 2006 by drummer Jonathan Schang, keyboardist Rob Clearfield, bassist Patrick Mulcahy and guitarist Sam Krahn. The foursome from Chicago honed a no-holds barred style of Liquid Tension Experiment inspired Instrumental Rock before deciding the right vocalist was needed to complement their sound; enter 2007 American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. With a look, sound and stage presence comparable to a young Ann Wilson from Heart, Leslie's dynamic performances pushed the band into a new direction that forged a unique marriage between accessible, catchy vocal melodies and an adventurous instrumental prowess.

AYREON/Star One - Live On Earth (Re-Issue 2011 - 2CD + DVD) - GBP 14.99

BREATHING SPACE - Coming Up For Air - GBP 9.99

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2012, 08:54am

CONCERTS
www.classicrocksociety.co.uk (tickets for all gigs available via the website)

Some great concerts coming up, organised by the Classic Rock Society. The full www.progrock.co.uk shop will be at all of the gigs marked with an asterisk *

Saturday 20th October 2012*
Karnataka / Unto Us
Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham

Saturday 3rd November 2012*
IOEarth / The Tangent
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 10th November 2012
Jump + support
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Friday 30th November 2012
Landmarq / Hollow Earth
B2, Norwich

Saturday 1st December 2012*
Landmarq / Final Conflict
The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham

Saturday 8th December 2012*
Mostly Autumn / Dead Like Harry (acoustic)
Montgomery Hall, Wath, Rotherham

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FESTIVALS

PROGUPHORIA FESTIVAL

Mr Kyps, 8a Parr Street, Lower Parkstone, Dorset, BH14 0JY, UK
Saturday 20th October 2012
Doors open: 4pm / Tickets: GBP 20.00 in advance / GBP 25.00 on the door / Ticket hotline: 01202 748945
Artists playing: Galahad / The Cryptic Clues (Twelfth Night) / The Paul Menel Band / Alan Reed

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DANFEST FESTIVAL

The Musician, 34 Clyde Street, Leicester, LE1 2BG, UK
Friday 23rd November 2012 - Saturday 24th November 2012
Doors open: 6:30pm (Friday) / 12pm (Saturday) / Tickets: 0116 251 0080
Artists playing: Friday: Landmarq / Credo / Indigochild / Saturday: Galahad / Cryptic Clues (Twelfth Night) / Also Eden / Magenta / Konchordat / The Gift

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Y PROG FESTIVAL

Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield, S1 4JU, UK
Friday 15th March 2013 - Sunday 17th March 2013
Doors open: 7pm (Friday) / 11am (Saturday & Sunday)
Tickets: GBP 70.00 (full weekend) / GBP 20.00 (Friday) / GBP 35.00 (Saturday) / GBP 35.00 (Sunday ) / Phone: 0114 2760262
Main stage: Friday: Riverside / Jolly / Saturday: The Enid / The Tangent / IO Earth / Also Eden / Sunday: It Bites / Mangrove / Manning / Credo
Classic Rock Society Stage: Saturday: Sankara / The Dec Burke Band / Glen Brielle / Sunday: Jump / Crimson Sky / Awooga

Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Oct 18th, 2012, 07:35am

I'm thinking of going to Yprog festival in Sheffield but unsure of my working pattern around that time of the year so will have to wait to see what I can get to
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 24th, 2012, 06:51am

Philip Griffiths has left Alias Eye. sad
But this German band will continue to make music with a new vocalist - Dieter Reusch.
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Oct 24th, 2012, 09:06am

on Oct 24th, 2012, 06:51am, Marygold wrote:
Philip Griffiths has left Alias Eye. sad
But this German band will continue to make music with a new vocalist - Dieter Reusch.


Speaking of Philip Griffiths, I wonder, what your opinion about Poor Genetic Material is, Marygold. Got some of their albums, and like them quite a bit, especially the "Seasons" - albums.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 24th, 2012, 09:47am

on Oct 24th, 2012, 09:06am, slowdancer wrote:
Speaking of Philip Griffiths, I wonder, what your opinion about Poor Genetic Material is, Marygold. Got some of their albums, and like them quite a bit, especially the "Seasons" - albums.


I have heard some PGM albums. Really good stuff. wink


Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Oct 24th, 2012, 1:12pm

Ah, I was wondering if someone was going to mention PGM after the part about Philip Griffiths leaving Alias Eye. wink

The only PGM album I've got is Island Noises, but it has some pretty cool stuff on it -- the opener "Roarers" is very cool. Griffiths' voice reminds me of Michael Sadler from Saga, which is a compliment as far as I'm concerned.

I've wondered if I should delve deeper into their back catalog.
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Oct 24th, 2012, 1:30pm

on Oct 24th, 2012, 1:12pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Ah, I was wondering if someone was going to mention PGM after the part about Philip Griffiths leaving Alias Eye. wink
I've wondered if I should delve deeper into their back catalog.


Yes, you should. I have mentioned the "Seasons" albums. Them are:

Spring Tidings
Summerland
Leap Into Fall
and
Winter`s Edge.

Very beautiful and harmonic music.
Re: Prog news
Post by phjaehne on Nov 1st, 2012, 1:29pm

Hey, nice to see us mentioned here.
And by the way: Phil Griffiths has left Alias Eye, but he does continue with Poor Genetic Material. He is in fact just recording vocals for our new album, which will also feature his father Martin Griffiths (who some of you might know as the singer of seventies prog band Beggars Opera).
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 1st, 2012, 4:05pm

Genesis Revisited Tour 2013 (press release from Hackett's management)

The tour will follow the release of the 2CD set from Steve Hackett entitled 'Genesis Revisited II'. All songs on this release are taken from the period when Steve was a member of Genesis between 1970 - 77, and collaborations he did with other members (eg Shadow of the Hierophant, co written with Mike Rutherford and featured on Steve's first solo album after leaving Genesis). There are several contributing guest artist on the album including Stephen Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Nik Kershaw, Simon Collins, Nad Sylvan, John Hackett and many others. Following this release, we are planning to make 2013 'The Year of Genesis Revisited' with a worldwide tour.

As well as the current band members (6) the tour will feature Nad Sylvan (from the Agents of Mercy) on lead vocals for some of the songs. The expected length of the set will be 2 hrs + and will comprise of numbers taken from the 2CD set, as well as songs played in his current set such as Firth of Fifth and Watcher of the Skies.

Roger King - Keyboards
Gary O'Toole - Drums
Rob Townsend - Sax, flute
Amanda Lehmann - Guitar and vocals
Lee Pomeroy - Chapman Stick and bass
Phil Mulford - Bass
Nick Beggs - Bass and related paraphernalia
Dick Cadbury - Bass and vocals
Nad Sylvan - Vocals


Notice that there are (4) bass players! shocked
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Nov 5th, 2012, 05:25am

The brand new FC album is ready to see the daylight.

http://www.fc-music.com/fr_intro.cfm
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 12th, 2012, 11:10am

Steve Hackett discusses Genesis Revisited 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xhtx_N7fjk8
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Nov 12th, 2012, 2:18pm

on Nov 12th, 2012, 11:10am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Steve Hackett discusses Genesis Revisited 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xhtx_N7fjk8

Great link - thanks for posting. smiley

Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 13th, 2012, 03:12am

Hot off the press. Ray Wilson will be support for Steve Hackett gig in Glasgow next year. Whoo Hoo.
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Nov 13th, 2012, 04:04am

on Nov 13th, 2012, 03:12am, NedFlanders wrote:
Hot off the press. Ray Wilson will be support for Steve Hackett gig in Glasgow next year. Whoo Hoo.

Nice. smiley

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 13th, 2012, 08:47am

on Nov 13th, 2012, 03:12am, NedFlanders wrote:
Hot off the press. Ray Wilson will be support for Steve Hackett gig in Glasgow next year. Whoo Hoo.


Very cool, Ned! Really looking forward to hearing the band in April here in SoCal smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 14th, 2012, 08:15am

on Nov 13th, 2012, 03:12am, NedFlanders wrote:
Hot off the press. Ray Wilson will be support for Steve Hackett gig in Glasgow next year. Whoo Hoo.


Bummer. That would have been great but I am away when he comes to Glasgow sad
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 14th, 2012, 08:58am

This heartwarming video means so much more now that Peter's Dad passed away last Friday. He was 100 years old.


Father, Son
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQH6qu2pHT8
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 16th, 2012, 3:44pm

Billy Sherwood, who was a member of Yes in the 90's, is the guy behind two albums released this year which may well be of interest to some of you.

The first is called The Prog Collective. These are the tracks (and some of the musicians involved):

The Prog Collective

1. The Laws of Nature (Jerry Goodman, John Wetton, Tony Levin)
2. Over Again (Geoff Downes, Richard Page)
3. The Technical Divide (Alan Parson, Chris Squire, Gary Green)
4. Social Circles (Annie Haslam, Peter Banks)
5. Buried Beneath (Billy Sherwood, Larry Fast, Steve Hillage)
6. Following the Signs (John Wesley, Tony Kaye)
7. Check Point Karma (Colin Moulding, Rick Wakeman)

The second is The Fusion Syndicate. Again, the track listing:

The Fusion Syndicate

1. Random Acts Of Science (Rick Wakeman, Jerry Goodman, Nik Turner, Jimmy Haslip)
2. Stone Cold Infusion (Steve Stevens, Jordan Rudess, Mel Collins, Colin Edwin, Billy Cobham)
3. Molecular Breakdown (Jay Beckenstein, Billy Sheehan, Gavin Harrison, David Sancious)
4. Particle Accelerations (Larry Coryell, Derek Sherinian, Eric Marienthal, Chester Thompson)
5. At The Edge Of The Middle (Steve Morse, Jim Beard, Randy Brecker, Percy Jones)
6. Atom Smashing (John Etheridge, Tony Kaye, Chad Wackerman)
7. In The Spirit Of… (Steve Hillage, Scott Kinsey, Theo Travis, Justin Chancellor, Asaf Sirkis)

At present, both albums can be listened to in full at Progstreaming.


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 19th, 2012, 2:58pm

FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE -

The Tangent
update & new album
Posted on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 by bob
After the recent disappointing announcement that the current Tangent line-up was no more, we are pleased to let you know that things are progressing once more. An album in the pipeline as well positive news from the band. Andy explains…

It may not have escaped your notice that something is going on. The Tangent is currently recording yet another “most ambitious project yet” and development is well under way. There ARE a few beta testers who have been listening to the new piece… a nearly one hour long electric symphonia in three main movements with a short prologue. There have been a few hints dropped about some of the subject matter (there’s been a lot of ANTS references for example).

OK – at this point, as we seem to have given someone the impression that The Tangent is over it’s time to let you all know that nothing could be further from the truth. The past four weeks have been filled with a big push forward on the new piece and seen Jonathan Barrett back in the Tangent studio complaining about the mess and playing some typically fluid and lucid bass guitar parts. The whole album has been demoed (by just me) and some of our readers have been offered a chance to hear the stuff for a couple of months. In the south of England, our old friend Jakko is going through the material with a view to playing guitar and singing on the album (subject to his tight schedule we’ll keep you posted on this one), Theo awaits the arrival of the tracks for his demanding role on this album and a bit further towards the North David Longdon (Big Big Train) is listening through to the work with a view to accepting my invitation to him to grace us with his formiddable larynx as part of the vocal arrangements. Let’s hope he likes it…

NO THIS IS NOT A NEW FIXED LINEUP OF THE BAND!!!

This WILL be more of a project album than its predecessor. At present we have ideas for the live unit which we must keep feasibly local, but at present we are concentrating on the studio work. As an album, well we’ve always denied that our albums have been concept albums. But this one IS. It’s a working day, in this instance in England, but could be anywhere. Unashamedly inspired by Stravinsky & Holst, ELP, Jon Lord, VDGG & Yes this is our first full foray into the bombastic and supposedly pompous world of what some might call Classical Rock. However, we’ve tried to keep the orchestral elements as part of the Tangent Sound rather than just handing over to the orchestra, in much the same way as we did on Earnest, Full Gamut & Live On Air. It’s a more demanding listen than some of our older work. It’s not in any way less PROG. It’s about things that happen now, about our lives in this world. It’s less Metal and more Mahler. It’s keyboard and lyric driven.We’re aiming for a mid 2013 release, almost certainly with some special deluxe version.

Within the next few days I’m going to be launching a pre -pre-sales page where people can get on board in helping this thing to fruition. People who get involved in that will have an opportunity to hear substantial parts of the album in its current state from the off.

An 8-minute preview by Andy Tillison of "Le Sacre du Travail"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wkOgivtLy_U

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 19th, 2012, 3:15pm

FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE

Djam Karet
update Posted on Friday, 16th November 2012 by bob

Djam Karet‘s New Album: The Trip … will be released in March of 2013. The Trip is a cinematic journey through time, consisting of one new continuous piece of music clocking in at right around 48 minutes. This new studio album features the entire extended 5 piece DK lineup from The Heavy Soul Sessions. The final mix is being painstakingly assembled now and music samples will be posted in the beginning of 2013.

Djam Karet have also been busy working hard in the studio, writing and rehearsing most of the summer and fall in the hot box of White Arrow Studios, and are now in the active process of recording even newer material. These sessions also include original Djam Karet member Henry Osborne on bass. The fruition of these sessions will be new albums released as a series of projects mid-to-end of year 2013 and into 2014, the 30th Anniversary of the band. Numerous possible live dates and touring to coincide with the 30 Year Anniversary of Djam Karet in 2014 are currently in the works. There is much to look forward to!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 19th, 2012, 3:18pm

FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE

Herd of Instinct

New Album: Conjure … will be released Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on Djam Karet’s label Firepool Records. It features all of the original members of the band, with Djam Karet’s Gayle Ellett on keyboards, and includes special guests Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Joel Adair (Legacy Brass Quintet), amongst others.


Herd Of Instinct 'Conjure' Preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KMNIbXSSi0I



Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 19th, 2012, 8:21pm

on Oct 11th, 2012, 07:56am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Sad news about The Tangent, but understandable. sad


Andy Tillison:

"OK – at this point, as we seem to have given someone the impression that The Tangent is over. It’s time to let you all know that nothing could be further from the truth. The past four weeks have been filled with a big push forward on the new piece."

And here's a "preview":





Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Nov 19th, 2012, 9:59pm

The second Pymlico CD 'Directions' should be available at iTunes, CD-baby, Amazon and Spotify at December, 3rd. Here is a teaser for upcoming album. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jirCnh7wZOM&feature=relmfu

The intelligent style of music has references to classic prog a-la Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Focus (to name a few) and TFK to mention. All compositions have very interesting layers, nice passages and deep structure. cool

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 20th, 2012, 1:43pm

From an e-mail I received today by Sally Collyer (The Tangent management)

Dear all

Lots of news from Tangent HQ!! Exciting times ahead and there is a brand new studio album “Le Sacre Du Travail” now fully written and demoed by Andy Tillison.

The new recording line-up of the band will be adding their parts over the next few months and it is hoped that this the 7th Tangent studio album will be released in the first half of 2013.

First of all thank you to so many of you for your incredible support and enthusiasm for Andy and The Tangent over the past few months, the many messages of support and genuine love for the music have really helped to make this next phase in The Tangent's history a reality.

The website has now been updated with information about the album, a chance to hear some of the new music and read Andy's musings about the inspiration behind the words and music.

We are inviting people to pre-preorder (early pre-order) to help support what we believe is going to be something really special. Andy is incredibly excited about what he calls his “most ambitious work to date”.

There is a lot of work ahead for all concerned and we want to make this album the best it can possibly be so we hope that you will like our idea of pre-pre ordering, more details on the website but, in brief, by supporting the band at this early stage you will get to hear tracks from the new album right away and then at various stages throughout the recording process. Keep checking the website for news and updates from Andy who will have lots to report as the album takes shape.
www.thetangent.org

The new line-up for the recording band is almost complete and has already caused quite a lot of excitement and great feedback from those who have already heard the news!!

Andy Tillison ~ lead vocals, keyboards, lyrics.
Jonathan Barrett ~ Bass guitar, backing vocals
Jakko Jakszyk ~ lead guitars, vocals
David Longdon ~ additional vocals and vocal arrangements.
Theo Travis ~ Flutes & Saxophones
Gavin Harrison ~ The Drums

All music and lyrics by Andy Tillison.

Thank you all in advance for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for The Tangent and apologies and thanks to anyone who has already heard this news via Facebook and Twitter.

If you have been sent this email in error or don't wish to receive this newsletter in future please accept our apologies and send a blank email to sally@thetangent.org with “remove” in the title line. It is never our intention to spam anyone ever!!

We respect Tangent fans' privacy at all times and promise that your email address or any other personal details will never be shared with third parties.
www.thetangent.org
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Dec 12th, 2012, 9:35pm

Sound Of Contact. A new prog band project from Simon Collins (Phil's son). wink

http://www.soundofcontact.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Dec 14th, 2012, 3:52pm

on Nov 13th, 2012, 03:12am, NedFlanders wrote:
Hot off the press. Ray Wilson will be support for Steve Hackett gig in Glasgow next year. Whoo Hoo.


That would sound good smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Dec 14th, 2012, 4:10pm

on Dec 12th, 2012, 9:35pm, Marygold wrote:
Sound Of Contact. A new prog band project from Simon Collins (Phil's son). wink

http://www.soundofcontact.com/


Interesting.

You know, I'd love it if the son blew his dad away. Will it happen? Well, probably not smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Goldtop on Dec 20th, 2012, 4:01pm

on Dec 12th, 2012, 9:35pm, Marygold wrote:
Sound Of Contact. A new prog band project from Simon Collins (Phil's son). wink

http://www.soundofcontact.com/


Really looking forward to this one, he is very talented.
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jan 13th, 2013, 09:25am

John Jowitt, ex - IQ joins Uriah Heep on bass:


"Trevor Bolder is going into hospital for an operation which will require several months’ recuperation. Everyone connected with Uriah Heep wishes Trevor a speedy operation and recovery, and Trevor’s wishes are that the band should carry on without him, until he is fit and ready to come back.

Venerated bass player John [JJ] Jowitt has agreed to deputise for Trevor at short notice, to ensure that the band's show in Israel at the end of January can still go ahead

Having spent 20 years with IQ, plus varying stints with Ark, Arena, Jadis, Frost and other respected bands, John is renowned for his on-stage charisma and has won Classic Rock Society’s Bass poll on no less than 10 separate occasions.

Mick Box said:- “We all wish Trevor a speedy return to the fold, and in the meantime we are very pleased that JJ has agreed to step in and cover Trev’s unique bass panache, so crucial to Heep’s sound. JJ will also contribute to the signature 5-part vocal operatics”.

John Jowitt said:- “I have long been an admirer of Trevor Bolder’s iconic playing, and it is a huge honour to be asked to stand in for one of the all-time greats of the bass. I intend to bring due respect to the legend that is Uriah Heep, and I hope I can do justice to Trevor’s presence, both on and off stage”.

We know all of you out there will support Trevor and the Band as we move forward together into 2013. Trevor will use his recuperation period to write songs for the new Uriah Heep album, the follow up to Into The Wild, which will be put together in the next 12 months.

URIAH HEEP"

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 13th, 2013, 1:10pm

10/10 DPRP review for the new Moon Safari album called Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteå Serenade. I just pre-ordered it. Sounds like another winner from these harmonious Swedes smiley

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201302.php#moonsafari


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Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 13th, 2013, 1:20pm

on Jan 13th, 2013, 1:10pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
10/10 DPRP review for the new Moon Safari album called Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteå Serenade. I just pre-ordered it. Sounds like another winner from these harmonious Swedes smiley

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201302.php#moonsafari


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Thanks for the heads up Dave smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jan 14th, 2013, 01:36am

on Jan 13th, 2013, 1:20pm, demolition man wrote:
Thanks for the heads up Dave smiley


Hey DM. What's happened with your memory? wink huh tongue

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=obands&action=display&num=1346986801

I started a thread concerning new MS release in month of September... For the time being, old link doesn't work anymore. But you can listen to this EP in its entirety on YouTube chanel. smiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc9WW1otKvg
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jan 14th, 2013, 04:06am

Two albums to be released shortly that may be of interest:

Thieves' Kitchen - One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
Audio samples can be heard here:
http://thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/soundcloud/

Oblivion Sun - The High Places
Further info here: https://www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/multiproduct/99/3440/


Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jan 14th, 2013, 07:12am

The Pineapple Thief are releasing an E.P. and touring in May
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jan 14th, 2013, 09:43am

on Jan 13th, 2013, 09:25am, slowdancer wrote:
John Jowitt, ex - IQ joins Uriah Heep on bass:


"Trevor Bolder is going into hospital for an operation which will require several months’ recuperation. Everyone connected with Uriah Heep wishes Trevor a speedy operation and recovery, and Trevor’s wishes are that the band should carry on without him, until he is fit and ready to come back.

Venerated bass player John [JJ] Jowitt has agreed to deputise for Trevor at short notice, to ensure that the band's show in Israel at the end of January can still go ahead

Having spent 20 years with IQ, plus varying stints with Ark, Arena, Jadis, Frost and other respected bands, John is renowned for his on-stage charisma and has won Classic Rock Society’s Bass poll on no less than 10 separate occasions.

Mick Box said:- “We all wish Trevor a speedy return to the fold, and in the meantime we are very pleased that JJ has agreed to step in and cover Trev’s unique bass panache, so crucial to Heep’s sound. JJ will also contribute to the signature 5-part vocal operatics”.

John Jowitt said:- “I have long been an admirer of Trevor Bolder’s iconic playing, and it is a huge honour to be asked to stand in for one of the all-time greats of the bass. I intend to bring due respect to the legend that is Uriah Heep, and I hope I can do justice to Trevor’s presence, both on and off stage”.

We know all of you out there will support Trevor and the Band as we move forward together into 2013. Trevor will use his recuperation period to write songs for the new Uriah Heep album, the follow up to Into The Wild, which will be put together in the next 12 months.

URIAH HEEP"



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Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jan 14th, 2013, 1:28pm

Ha Ha! laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 14th, 2013, 2:42pm

on Jan 14th, 2013, 01:36am, Marygold wrote:
Hey DM. What's happened with your memory? wink huh tongue



You don't know how close you are to the truth there Marygold. I am often asked that question by loved ones. embarassed
Re: Prog news
Post by Paloma on Jan 14th, 2013, 3:24pm

on Jan 14th, 2013, 2:42pm, demolition man wrote:
You don't know how close you are to the truth there Marygold. I am often asked that question by loved ones. embarassed



cheesy cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 18th, 2013, 7:18pm

Just found this wonderful website that sells DVDs that are hard to find. Great seeing old Supertramp and Chicago.

http://www.rockindvd.com/dvd-catalog
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jan 19th, 2013, 08:12am

on Jan 18th, 2013, 7:18pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Just found this wonderful website that sells DVDs that are hard to find. Great seeing old Supertramp and Chicago.
http://www.rockindvd.com/dvd-catalog


Glad you posted this on here!..CoT wink

grin
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:58am

Album cover and track list for the upcoming Spock's Beard CD "Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep."

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The special edition includes a second disc with four songs. The limited edition includes an additional track. Available for pre-order at www.spocksbeard.com

Disc One
1. Hiding Out (T. Leonard) - 7:13
2. I Know Your Secret (D. Meros, J. Boegehold) - 7:40
3. A Treasure Abandoned (J. Boegehold, A. Morse) - 8:53
4. Submerged (T. Leonard) - 4:57
5. Afterthoughts (A. Morse, N. Morse, T. Leonard) - 6:08
6. Something Very Strange (J. Boegehold) - 8:23
7. Waiting For Me (A. Morse, N. Morse) - 12:36

Disc Two (special edition only)
1. The Man You’re Afraid You Are (A. Morse, S. Ausmus) - 7:11
2. Down A Burning Road (J. Boegehold, A. Morse) - 6:51
3. Wish I Were Here (A. Morse) - 6:33
4. Something Very Strange / Sanctified Remix - 5:09

limited edition bonus track:

5. Postcards From Perdition (J. Boegehold) - 4:27
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:03pm

Excerpt from the upcoming Tangent release "Le Sacre Du Travail"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wkOgivtLy_U


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:04pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:58am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Album cover and track list for the upcoming Spock's Beard CD "Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep."

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The special edition includes a second disc with four songs. The limited edition includes an additional track. Available for pre-order at www.spocksbeard.com

Disc One
1. Hiding Out (T. Leonard) - 7:13
2. I Know Your Secret (D. Meros, J. Boegehold) - 7:40
3. A Treasure Abandoned (J. Boegehold, A. Morse) - 8:53
4. Submerged (T. Leonard) - 4:57
5. Afterthoughts (A. Morse, N. Morse, T. Leonard) - 6:08
6. Something Very Strange (J. Boegehold) - 8:23
7. Waiting For Me (A. Morse, N. Morse) - 12:36

Disc Two (special edition only)
1. The Man You’re Afraid You Are (A. Morse, S. Ausmus) - 7:11
2. Down A Burning Road (J. Boegehold, A. Morse) - 6:51
3. Wish I Were Here (A. Morse) - 6:33
4. Something Very Strange / Sanctified Remix - 5:09

limited edition bonus track:

5. Postcards From Perdition (J. Boegehold) - 4:27


I probably would have bought the KORG CX-3 for my son, but only one is available and it is sold already.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:10pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:04pm, demolition man wrote:
I probably would have bought the KORG CX-3 for my son, but only one is available and it is sold already.


Yeah, Dave Meros' bass would have been nice to get too. I wonder if anyone bid on it.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:50pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:10pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Yeah, Dave Meros' bass would have been nice to get too. I wonder if anyone bid on it.


Hmmmm I will take a look

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:52pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:50pm, demolition man wrote:
Hmmmm I will take a look


Sold out but very expensive in any case.
Re: Prog news
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:20pm

Hoping to see Neal Morse and The Flower Kings at the Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, March 8th! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Paloma on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:31pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:20pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Hoping to see Neal Morse and The Flower Kings at the Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, March 8th! smiley


I am trying to convince 'someone' to go and see them in Madrid .... grin
Re: Prog news
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:49pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:31pm, Paloma wrote:
I am trying to convince 'someone' to go and see them in Madrid .... grin


Only if MMEB are supporting! wink laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:52pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:49pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Only if MMEB are supporting! wink laugh


No Sue, they should be the main act cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 22nd, 2013, 4:12pm

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 3:52pm, demolition man wrote:
No Sue, they should be the main act cheesy


wink

(didn't think it would be long before that got a response!) cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 23rd, 2013, 1:13pm




John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have just
confirmed a further UK concert for November:

15.11.13 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

The list of JLBJH November dates in the UK is now as follows:

07.11.13 Bath Komedia
08.11.13 London Islington Assembly
09.11.13 Milton Keynes Stables
10.11.13 Bilston, The Robin
15.11.13 Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
16.11.13 Holmfirth Picturedrome
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 25th, 2013, 09:05am

Are you folks aware of Amazon Cloud? All the albums I've purchased over the past couple of years from amazon.com are immediately downloaded and available on Amazon Cloud for me to listen to on my computer or any other device. Very convenient and a nice freebie from amazon.

If you've bought music from amazon.com, go to Amazon Cloud and listen to your albums. Very cool! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jan 25th, 2013, 09:15am

on Jan 25th, 2013, 09:05am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Are you folks aware of Amazon Cloud? All the albums I've purchased over the past couple of years from amazon.com are immediately downloaded and available on Amazon Cloud for me to listen to on my computer or any other device. Very convenient and a nice freebie from amazon.

If you've bought music from amazon.com, go to Amazon Cloud and listen to your albums. Very cool! smiley


Yeah, the Auto-Rip feature I believe they call it. It's pretty nice!

I still prefer the physical medium, but having hundreds (if not thousands) of songs at my fingertips from past orders with Amazon.com is an impressive thing.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 27th, 2013, 3:40pm

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 27th, 2013, 3:41pm

OTHER NEW RELEASES NOW IN STOCK:
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BJH - Live At The Town & Country Club, London 1992 - GBP 8.99
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RUSH - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush - GBP 10.99
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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 28th, 2013, 4:58pm

CHRIS SQUIRE INTERVIEW
http://www.vintagerock.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1449%3Athe-chris-squire-interview&catid=3%3Ainterviews&Itemid=4
Re: Prog news
Post by Mal on Jan 28th, 2013, 5:02pm

on Jan 23rd, 2013, 1:13pm, demolition man wrote:
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have just
confirmed a further UK concert for November:



The list of JLBJH November dates in the UK is now as follows:

07.11.13 Bath Komedia


grin grin Thanks Colin wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:12pm

on Jan 13th, 2013, 09:25am, slowdancer wrote:
John Jowitt, ex - IQ joins Uriah Heep on bass:


"Trevor Bolder is going into hospital for an operation which will require several months’ recuperation. Everyone connected with Uriah Heep wishes Trevor a speedy operation and recovery, and Trevor’s wishes are that the band should carry on without him, until he is fit and ready to come back.

Venerated bass player John [JJ] Jowitt has agreed to deputise for Trevor at short notice, to ensure that the band's show in Israel at the end of January can still go ahead

Having spent 20 years with IQ, plus varying stints with Ark, Arena, Jadis, Frost and other respected bands, John is renowned for his on-stage charisma and has won Classic Rock Society’s Bass poll on no less than 10 separate occasions.

Mick Box said:- “We all wish Trevor a speedy return to the fold, and in the meantime we are very pleased that JJ has agreed to step in and cover Trev’s unique bass panache, so crucial to Heep’s sound. JJ will also contribute to the signature 5-part vocal operatics”.

John Jowitt said:- “I have long been an admirer of Trevor Bolder’s iconic playing, and it is a huge honour to be asked to stand in for one of the all-time greats of the bass. I intend to bring due respect to the legend that is Uriah Heep, and I hope I can do justice to Trevor’s presence, both on and off stage”.

We know all of you out there will support Trevor and the Band as we move forward together into 2013. Trevor will use his recuperation period to write songs for the new Uriah Heep album, the follow up to Into The Wild, which will be put together in the next 12 months.

URIAH HEEP"





With John Jowitt! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by phjaehne on Feb 13th, 2013, 11:24am

Poor Genetic Material will release their 8th album "A Day In June" on 24th May. For the album Martin Griffiths (singer of the Seventies prog band Beggars Opera) has joined PGM as a special guest and shares vocal duties with his son Philip (PGM's usual lead singer). More information on the band's facebook-page: www.facebook.com/poorgeneticmaterial
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Feb 23rd, 2013, 5:23pm



Another Uriah Heep with Mr John Jowitt( Ex IQ) on Bass

smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 1st, 2013, 11:12pm

Big Big Train's English Electric, Part Two, will be released on March 4th.

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However, the entire album can already be heard on Bandcamp, and downloaded from that site for GBP 4.50:

http://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/

Hurrah!

Meanwhile, Oblivion Sun's second album, The High Places, can be heard in its entirety on Progstreaming:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00348%20-%20Oblivion%20Sun%20-%20The%20High%20Places

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(Err, that was a bit large, wasn't it?)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 2nd, 2013, 8:13pm

I should have added:

Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep:

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Again, the entire album can be streamed from Bandcamp.

Also, this:

Thieves' Kitchen - One For Sorrow, Two For Joy

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Again, Bandcamp.


Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Mar 16th, 2013, 3:35pm

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Willowglass's new cd is complete!... Released in May grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Witchwood on Mar 16th, 2013, 5:18pm

on Mar 16th, 2013, 3:35pm, Noni wrote:
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Willowglass's new cd is complete!... Released in May grin


Very nice - a long-awaited followup to the excellent Book of Hours.
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Mar 20th, 2013, 4:35pm

Blackfield's new album Pills will be released in April! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 20th, 2013, 4:56pm

on Mar 20th, 2013, 4:35pm, Noni wrote:
Blackfield's new album Pills will be released in April! smiley


Link to hear the title track - sounds really nice

http://starsdie.com/wp/blackfield-return-with-pills-taken-from-blackfield-iv/
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Mar 20th, 2013, 5:14pm

on Mar 20th, 2013, 4:56pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Link to hear the title track - sounds really nice

http://starsdie.com/wp/blackfield-return-with-pills-taken-from-blackfield-iv/


It sounds great!... smiley A typical Blackfield track!! wink smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 21st, 2013, 9:53pm

Sanguine Hum will release their second album on March 25th.

It's called The Weight of the World:

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Here's a promo from Youtube:







Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Mar 21st, 2013, 10:14pm

Interesting band!... First I've heard of their music! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:19am

on Mar 21st, 2013, 9:53pm, Julian wrote:
Sanguine Hum will release their second album on March 25th.

It's called The Weight of the World:

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Here's a promo from Youtube:








Already pre-ordered smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 1st, 2013, 11:29am

GEP are very happy to announce the signing of Synaesthesia to their label. Mike Holmes (IQ) will be working closely with Adam in the studio on his very first album.

Rob Aubrey, technical director at GEP (IQ): “We’re all really excited to be working with Synaesthesia - with Adam’s obvious songwriting ability and Mike in the producer’s chair we’re expecting good things from this”.

Check out the Synaesthesia artist page on the GEP site.

Sounds like an interesting project! cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 2nd, 2013, 12:21am

It's a special news for Mr. COT. wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMf1iGp6RIQ&feature=youtu.be
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 2nd, 2013, 11:47am

GPS have a new album...... cool

On my "to buy" list

Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 2nd, 2013, 12:19pm

Ray Wilson new album out this month but............playing live in Edinburgh on 19 June. Anyone up for a meet?
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 2nd, 2013, 3:52pm

https://soundcloud.com/synaesthesia

The link to the Synaesthesia sound tracks!.. Featuring Mike Holmes (IQ)..............
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 4th, 2013, 11:52pm

The Flaming Lips will release their next studio album, The Terror, on April 16th.

Whether you consider them at all prog is quite up to you smiley

Here's a medley:





Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 5th, 2013, 08:28am

on Apr 2nd, 2013, 12:19pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Ray Wilson new album out this month but............playing live in Edinburgh on 19 June. Anyone up for a meet?


I wish I could David
sad
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 5th, 2013, 09:41am

on Apr 5th, 2013, 08:28am, demolition man wrote:
I wish I could David
sad


Love to have you there mate. I know you will be there in spirit.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 7th, 2013, 4:55pm

on Apr 2nd, 2013, 12:21am, Marygold wrote:
It's a special news for Mr. COT. wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMf1iGp6RIQ&feature=youtu.be


Definitely great news, Marygold! Thanks! wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 7th, 2013, 5:57pm

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New album in April!
Re: Prog news
Post by Witchwood on Apr 9th, 2013, 05:53am

Nosound new album Afterthoughts, set for release May 6.

http://www.dprp.net/wp/?p=8984

Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 10th, 2013, 09:51am

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New double cd comes out this month from Pendragon! A collection from the best of Pendragon!!!! grin
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Apr 10th, 2013, 10:50am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 05:53am, Witchwood wrote:
Nosound new album Afterthoughts, set for release May 6.

http://www.dprp.net/wp/?p=8984


Really looking forward to this and a new band line up to assess. I got in early with my pre-order so have a limited edition CD coming.
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Apr 11th, 2013, 08:03am

on Apr 7th, 2013, 5:57pm, Noni wrote:
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New album in April!


There are 3 releases from TD in April. The one pictured is a rehearsal session they did in preparation for "Cruise To The Edge" which unfortunately they could not perform on because of illness.

STARMUS - SONIC UNIVERSE

Collaboration between Tangerine Dream and Brian May (2 cds)

LIVE AT ADMIRALSPALAST BERLIN

DVD of a 2012 performance
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 11th, 2013, 09:50am

on Apr 11th, 2013, 08:03am, genesis1964 wrote:
There are 3 releases from TD in April. The one pictured is a rehearsal session they did in preparation for "Cruise To The Edge" which unfortunately they could not perform on because of illness.

STARMUS - SONIC UNIVERSE

Collaboration between Tangerine Dream and Brian May (2 cds)

LIVE AT ADMIRALSPALAST BERLIN

DVD of a 2012 performance


I was a big fan of Tangerine Dream in the mid '80s and rounded my collection off at the beginning of 2000... Was just getting too bored of the newer sound and very repetitive to me!.... Have not listened to any newer sounds since 2000 and have approx 50 TD cd's to my name since then!...... smiley I ventured out more and discovered Camel again and have been very happy since, joining a forum called Rajaz a few years later!...... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Apr 11th, 2013, 10:14am

on Apr 11th, 2013, 09:50am, Noni wrote:
I was a big fan of Tangerine Dream in the mid '80s and rounded my collection off at the beginning of 2000... Was just getting too bored of the newer sound and very repetitive to me!.... Have not listened to any newer sounds since 2000 and have approx 50 TD cd's to my name since then!...... smiley I ventured out more and discovered Camel again and have been very happy since, joining a forum called Rajaz a few years later!...... smiley


They are certainly not the band they were in the 70/80s. However I still love their music and always look forward to their new offerings. They have had a revival of sorts in the last few years with some excellent stuff
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 11th, 2013, 12:19pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 10:14am, genesis1964 wrote:
They are certainly not the band they were in the 70/80s. However I still love their music and always look forward to their new offerings. They have had a revival of sorts in the last few years with some excellent stuff


Is there albums you recommend from 2000 onwards? smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 11th, 2013, 7:37pm

Eric Gillette is one of Neal Morse's new additions to his band. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has a new album called "Afterthought."

I like it a lot. What do you think?



http://www.ericgillettemusic.com/video.html


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Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 12th, 2013, 11:42am

Pineapple Thief!


Wisdom of Crowds
The long awaited project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse
It's finally here. The hotly anticipated project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse from Katatonia. Available to pre-order now (including an exclusive t-shirt bundle) for a June 2nd worldwide release.
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Apr 13th, 2013, 06:37am

on Apr 12th, 2013, 11:42am, Noni wrote:
Pineapple Thief!


Wisdom of Crowds
The long awaited project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse
It's finally here. The hotly anticipated project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse from Katatonia. Available to pre-order now (including an exclusive t-shirt bundle) for a June 2nd worldwide release.


I'm thinking about getting this
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 13th, 2013, 07:19am

on Apr 12th, 2013, 11:42am, Noni wrote:
Pineapple Thief!


Wisdom of Crowds
The long awaited project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse
It's finally here. The hotly anticipated project from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse from Katatonia. Available to pre-order now (including an exclusive t-shirt bundle) for a June 2nd worldwide release.


Here's a little more info on this (with some sound clips):

http://www.kscopemusic.com/2013/04/12/wisdom-of-crowds-is-the-new-album-from-bruce-soord-the-pineapple-thief-with-jonas-renkse-katatonia/


Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Apr 13th, 2013, 07:39am

Pre-ordered grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 14th, 2013, 06:38am

Norwegian band Motorpsycho are releasing a new album tomorrow, called Still Life with Eggplant.

I only know of them from last year's concept album The Death-Defying Unicorn which was very cool indeed if a bit over-long in places for my tastes, but I believe they have an extensive and eclectic back-catalogue. I've heard some songs from this new album and it's made me want to buy it.

Here is the closing song "The Afterglow":



The band is a hard-rock prog outfit with various other styles thrown in at random, like country, heavy metal, jazz and others...
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 14th, 2013, 11:22am

Great website for keeping up on what's new on the prog scene

http://newprogreleases.blogspot.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 14th, 2013, 11:26am

As Noni had mentioned a few days ago, Willowglass has a new album coming out in May. Steve Unruh, the mastermind behind the band Resistor is a guest on the album. Here is a link to some audio samples

http://www.willowglass.net/dreamharbour.htm
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 14th, 2013, 11:50am

Recently, Marygold had informed me of Apple Pie's new album, The Gates Of Never, which is currently available as a digital download http://applepieband.bandcamp.com/

The physical CD with artwork by Ed Unitsky will be released sometime soon http://applepieband.org/

Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 14th, 2013, 12:05pm

on Apr 14th, 2013, 11:22am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Great website for keeping up on what's new on the prog scene

http://newprogreleases.blogspot.com/


Thanks for this link CoT! wink smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 14th, 2013, 12:06pm

New Tangent album - "Le Sacre Du Travail" to be released sometime "halfway through 2013."

http://po90.com/tangentwebsite2011/sacre/

Jonas Reingold has recently signed on as bassist for the project.

The lineup will be

Andy Tillison - Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards
Theo Travis - Saxes Flutes & Clarinets
David Longdon - Vocals
Jakko Jakkszyk - Vocals & Guitars
Gavin Harrison - Drums
Jonas Reingold - Bass

with guest appearance by Rikard Sjoblom of
Beardfish
Re: Prog news
Post by Colin Tench on Apr 14th, 2013, 3:58pm

cool
I have to post our first ever real Corvus Stone video here. The single from album 2!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrG2bMCn1Js&list=UULlFrkNrBlSuHFIA9yvuehQ&index=1
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 14th, 2013, 4:53pm

on Apr 14th, 2013, 3:58pm, BunChakeze wrote:
cool
I have to post our first ever real Corvus Stone video here. The single from album 2!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrG2bMCn1Js&list=UULlFrkNrBlSuHFIA9yvuehQ&index=1


Digging the Corvus Stone debut CD. Looking forward to the 2013 release. Definitely an original sound on every song. Highly recommend checking them out if you're not familiar with the band. If you like BunChakeze, you'll enjoy Corvus Stone wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 17th, 2013, 11:35am

Gary Chandler (Jadis) is going to release his very first solo album...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuG29zLuaTg&feature=youtu.be
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Apr 17th, 2013, 11:39am

on Apr 17th, 2013, 11:35am, Marygold wrote:
Gary Chandler (Jadis) is going to release his very first solo album...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuG29zLuaTg&feature=youtu.be


Looking forward to this.
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 18th, 2013, 4:05pm

Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band's management has confirmed.

A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations.

Most-famously he designed the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon.

His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse.


RIP cry
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 18th, 2013, 4:16pm

on Apr 18th, 2013, 4:05pm, Noni wrote:
Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band's management has confirmed.

A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations.

Most-famously he designed the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon.

RIP cry


Wow. Very sad. I remember his name coming into prominence during The Wall era, around 1979, for his bizarre drawings and caricatures, which came to life for the live show. He also photographed the Band On The Run and Peter Gabriel "Melt" album covers.

Here is a list (not sure if complete) of the album cover artwork he is responsible for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Albums_with_cover_art_by_Storm_Thorgerson
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 1st, 2013, 10:40am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pvca0H2q0dI
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 2nd, 2013, 8:28pm

Jack o' The Clock have released their third album, All My Friends.

Back in 2011, their second album, How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us, was released. I only discovered it last year, but was rather impressed.

The new album lives up to expectations. As one site said, it's "a cross between Henry Cow and Gentle Giant, with a mix of New Weird Americana".

Here's the cover:

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And here's a clip (not the best song on the album, by the way):




Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on May 3rd, 2013, 06:56am

Some Pallas news on a new album this year. cheesy


Just a quick update on the new album. As any of you recently visiting the Pallas Official page will have seen, recording is going full steam ahead on the followup to XXV. We are hoping to have the new album out in early autumn and as with XXV we hope to have a sampler track from the album available for free download in the next couple of months and will let you know the details as soon as humanly possible. We are also talking to promoters about a full Pallas European tour very soon and are also planning a number of festival appearances next spring and summer. Keep your ears and eyes open for new information quite soon.

IQ's next cd will not get released till early 2014 now due to busy lives and touring Europe!.... I heard a sound clip of YouTube of a possible new track but it is in development stage only and could change on the album!.. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on May 4th, 2013, 3:16pm

Silhouette back in the studio!
Posted on Saturday, 4th May 2013 by Léon
Dutch neo-progrockers Silhouette are back in the ‘Brewery Studio’ to record their 4th record after the giant success of “Across The Rubicon

As Erik Laan says: “YES. Back in studio “The Brewery” again with Brian de Graeve. Writing Silhouette’s album nr IV. The vibe is great!”

Just completing the second 2013 tour leg with Landmarq through The Netherlands among Rock ITtervoort, Silhouette is recording new material together with new guitarplayer Daniel van der Weijde for a new release, early 2014, before embarking in June with Saga in Haarlem, The Netherlands and in October and November with Landmarq and guests through Europe.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 6th, 2013, 4:34pm

Apple Pie's new album "The Gates of Never" is now available as a digital download. The physical CD will be available at a later date with album artwork by Ed Unitsky. The band hails from Russia and their sound is very much like Neal Morse-era Spock's Beard. These guys are an amazing talent. Don't let this one slip you by.

Have a listen http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/applepie

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Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on May 7th, 2013, 08:52am

on May 6th, 2013, 4:34pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Apple Pie's new album "The Gates of Never" is now available as a digital download. The physical CD will be available at a later date with album artwork by Ed Unitsky. The band hails from Russia and their sound is very much like Neal Morse-era Spock's Beard. These guys are an amazing talent. Don't let this one slip you by.

Have a listen http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/applepie


I was wondering when their follow-up would be finished. I got their first album back in 2007 and greatly enjoyed several of the songs from it.
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on May 8th, 2013, 08:03am

A new Tangent album in the pipeline

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/the-tangent-confirm-seventh-album-release/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 8th, 2013, 5:39pm

on May 8th, 2013, 08:03am, supernatural wrote:
A new Tangent album in the pipeline

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/the-tangent-confirm-seventh-album-release/


Already pre-ordered cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 8th, 2013, 6:26pm

on May 8th, 2013, 08:03am, supernatural wrote:
A new Tangent album in the pipeline

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/the-tangent-confirm-seventh-album-release/


Hmm. Le Sacre Du Travail. And: "This is our first full foray into the bombastic and supposedly pompous world of ‘classical rock’.”

Stravinsky, anyone?
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 8th, 2013, 7:23pm

Here's samplers from the new Tangent album

http://po90.com/tangentwebsite2011/sacre/audio.html
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 9th, 2013, 9:03pm

Have any of you heard of the band Days Between Stations and their album, In Extremis?

I hadn't, but here it is:

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It seems a lot of pretty well-known guest musicians, such as recently departed Peter Banks, and Rick Wakeman, have contributed to this. And yes, the cover is by Paul Whitehead.

However, all that's relatively immaterial. It's the music that counts, and having just head a track (Eggshell Man) I must admit I'm fairly impressed. It starts out sounding a bit like Big Big Train, then moves on to slightly more adventurous territory. to suddenly become very Wakemanish. All in all the track is really quite good.

Oh, and (for what it's worth) the album has just gotten a very good review on the DPRP site.

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 11th, 2013, 11:37am

Swedish band Moon Safari will release their new studio album entitled "Himlabacken vol.1" in August-month of 2013.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 11th, 2013, 11:49am

on May 11th, 2013, 11:37am, Marygold wrote:
Swedish band Moon Safari will release their new studio album entitled "Himlabacken vol.1" in August-month of 2013.


I hope it's more prog-related than Lover's End Pt. III Skellefteå Serenade

Their best album to date IMO is the 2-disc Blomljud cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on May 11th, 2013, 12:39pm

on May 11th, 2013, 11:49am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I hope it's more prog-related than Lover's End Pt. III Skellefteå Serenade

Their best album to date IMO is the 2-disc Blomljud cool


First love is the deepest... wink I still prefer to listen to their fantastic debut CD "A Doorway To Summer". Sheer brilliance!
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 13th, 2013, 1:38pm

From Votum via Facebook:

"Hello, today we wanted to say it officially - Maciej Kośiński is no longer Votum's vocalist. There were various reasons for splitting up, but at this moment, the most important thing is your support and help. We're very determined to keep going further and this week we will start a casting for Votum's new voice! Stay tuned for Votum TV! smiley"

What a shame, his voice was great.......but onwards and upwards for Votum. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on May 20th, 2013, 10:32pm

The film Subterranea is in the making, Sound track by IQ
http://www.montanafilm.com/ontana-film-subterranea-seeks-extras-young-cast-members/

Filming is underway. grin
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 22nd, 2013, 8:59pm

Another cool find by Marygold smiley

Second Relation - from Austria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NdWzZffHTQ
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 23rd, 2013, 6:38pm

Great website for CD/DVD reviews
http://www.progressiveworld.net/html/modules.php?name=Reviews

I know one of the reviewers, Stephanie Sollow. We met years ago at a CalProg festival and a few times after that at other CalProg events. They have a new website, and I recommend it if you're needing more information or someone else's viewpoint on a band or album.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 24th, 2013, 08:40am

UPCOMING GIGS

Winter In Eden / The Room
Where: The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham
When: 01 June 2013
Tickets: www.classicrocksociety.co.uk

The Book Of Genesis
Where: The Musician, Leicester
When: 9th June 2013
Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/location/836

Steve Howe
Where: The Musician, Leicester
When: 16th June 2013
Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/location/836

DanFest 3 - Bands to be confirmed
Where: The Musician, Leicester
When: November 22nd - 23rd 2013
Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/location/836

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 24th, 2013, 08:47am

LATEST RELEASES NOW IN STOCK
http://www.progrock.co.uk/acatalog/LATEST_RELEASES.html

SOUND OF CONTACT - Dimensionaut - GBP 10.99

SPOCK'S BEARD - Brief Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep - Ltd 2 CD Media Book: GBP 14.99 / Standard: GBP 10.99

IOEARTH - Live In The USA - GBP 11.99

BELIEVE - The Warmest Sun In Winter - GBP 10.99

GILTRAP & WAKEMAN - Ravens & Lullabies (Limited 2 CD) - GBP 12.99

GILTRAP & WAKEMAN - Ravens & Lullabies - GBP 10.99

SANGUINE HUM - The Weight Of The World (CD + DVD) - GBP 12.99

SANGUINE HUM - The Weight Of The World - GBP 10.99

SANGUINE HUM - Diving Bell - GBP 10.99

PURSON - The Circle & The Blue Door - £9.99

THE ROOM - Open Fire - GBP9.99

TIN SPIRITS - Wired To Earth - GBP 10.99

HAZE - The Last Battle - GBP 9.99

BJH - Glasnost (Expanded 2 CD) - GBP 11.99

BJH - Ring Of Changes / Turn Of The Tide / Victims Of

Circumstance - Expanded Edition – each GBP 10.99

SQUACKETT - A Life Within A Day (Ltd CD/DVD) - GBP 16.99

SQUACKETT - A Life Within A Day - GBP 10.99

MOSTLY AUTUMN - Live At The Boerderij (2 DVD) - GBP 17.99 (released 08/04/2013)

MOSTLY AUTUMN - Live At The Boerderij (2 CD) - GBP 12.99 (released 08/04/2013)

HIDDEN LANDS - In Our Nature - GBP 10.99

MORPH - Sintrinity - GBP 10.99

CHRIS - City Of Light - GBP 10.99

TANGERINE DREAM - Zeitgeist Concert - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2010 (3 CD)

RAY WILSON - Chasing Rainbows – GBP 12.99

WINDMILL - The Continuation… - GBP 10.99

BELIEVE - Hope To See Another Day (CD with bonus tracks) – GBP 9.99

PENDRAGON - Introducing Pendragon (2 CD) – GBP 8.99

OZRIC TENTACLES - Introducing Ozric Tentacles (2 CD) – GBP 8.99

GALAHAD - One For The Record - The Authorised Biography (+ Video Archive DVD) - GBP 18.99

REASONING - Adventures In Neverland - GBP 10.99

PANIC ROOM - Skin - GBP 10.99

MARILLION - Grendel 12" Picture Disc - GBP 14.99

MARILLION - Early Stages: The Highlights - 1982-1988 (2 CD) - £11.99

FACTORY OF DREAMS - Some Kind Of Poetic Destruction - GBP 10.99

PSYCHIC FOR RADIO - Standing Wave - GBP 10.99

NEKTAR - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (2 CD) - GBP 10.99

UNITOPIA - Covered Mirror - GBP 10.99

COMEDY OF ERRORS - Fanfare & Fantasy - GBP 9.99

KEN HENSLEY - Live Tales - GBP 10.99

CURVED AIR - Live Atmosphere (CD/DVD) - GBP 12.99

ARENA - Rapture (DVD) - £13.99

ANATHEMA - We're Here Because We're Here (2 CD Media Book Edition) - £10.99

FREQUENCY DRIFT - …Laid To Rest - £11.99

ANTONY KALUGIN - Gnomology - Chapter 1 (Collection 2002-12) - £10.99

LONE STAR - Lone Star/Firing On A
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 24th, 2013, 08:48am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 8 WEEKS
www.progrock.co.uk

01. COMEDY OF ERRORS - Fanfare & Fantasy - GBP 9.99
02. BIG BIG TRAIN - English Electric (part 2) - GBP 9.99
03. COSMOGRAF – The Man Left In Space - GBP 9.99
04. ZENIT - The Chandrasekhar Limit - GBP 10.99
05. THE ROOM - Open Fire - GBP 9.99
06. THE WINDMILL - The Continuation - GBP 10.99
07. NINE STONES CLOSE – One Eye On The Sunrise - GBP 10.99
08. SPOCK'S BEARD - Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep - GBP 10.99 / GBP 14.99
09. SYZYGY - A Glorious Disturbance (2 DVD + CD) - GBP 14.99
10. BELIEVE - The Warmest Sun In Winter - GBP 10.99





Re: Prog news
Post by phjaehne on May 24th, 2013, 09:58am

The new Poor Genetic Material album "A Day In June" will be released on 31 May. The album is based on James Joyce's Ulysses and brings together PGM singer Phil Griffiths and his father Martin (ex Beggars Opera) as lead singers on one album.
Find more information and a link to a track to listen to on our facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/poorgeneticmaterial
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on May 25th, 2013, 12:20pm


HöSTSONATEN "The rime of the ancient mariner: Alive in Theatre" DVD + CD Out June 15!

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The great dream of Fabio Zuffanti from the composition of the music on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The rime of the mariner ancoent" was to transpose the whole opera in a theatrical version giving people a version that could visualize the magic words and the music of the poem. Thanks to the meeting with genoese director Susanna Tagliapietra, author of the great achievements in the field of the musical with his versions of "Aida" and "Jesus Christ Superstar", the dream has become reality. Susanna has helped to bring alive the musical world of Zuffanti creating a multimedia work and reproducing on stage the supernatural universe of Coleridge with multimedia elements, dance and stage actions. The first of the show was held last December 16, 2012 in the prestigious Teatro Verdi in Genoa getting a great success. From evening is taken this double album containing a DVD with the shooting of the show (and a funny backstage) and a CD with the audio recording of the evening. Compared to the studio version, published on CD last year, the theatrical version contains many new arrangements and a completely new piece ("Interlude").

WATCH THE PROMO-TRAILER HERE http://hostsonaten.com/2013/03/12/the-trailer-for-the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-alive-in-theatre-dvd-cd/
PRE-ORDER YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY HERE http://fabiozuffanti.bandcamp.com/



Thanks
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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 17th, 2013, 6:58pm

Anyone seen these Prog Rocks CD collections?

http://www.spincds.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=prog+rocks&order=release_date&dir=desc

Not too bad compared to others I've seen.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 20th, 2013, 6:22pm

A review of the upcoming Tangent album "Le Sacre du Travail" which will be available next week.

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14646

There will be a follow-up album called "L'Etagere Du Travail" which will be available late July, or thereabouts.




Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 25th, 2013, 08:48am

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Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 25th, 2013, 10:07am

on Jun 17th, 2013, 6:58pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Not too bad compared to others I've seen.



Opinions differ. wink

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201344.php
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Jun 25th, 2013, 10:28am

on Jun 25th, 2013, 10:07am, Marygold wrote:
Opinions differ. wink

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201344.php


WOW ratings ranging from 3 out of 10 to 9.5 out of 10 (others being 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5)
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 25th, 2013, 11:21am

on Jun 25th, 2013, 10:28am, genesis1964 wrote:
WOW ratings ranging from 3 out of 10 to 9.5 out of 10 (others being 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5)


As with anything released by Andy Tillison, it's gonna be a grower. I'm listening with an open mind. I have always considered Andy to be a genius; right up there with Roine Stolt and Neal Morse, when it comes to songwriting. Different strokes, eh? I look for complexity when it comes to music. Of course, I love the simple ditty as much as the next person, but in my prog it's complexity, and Andy dishes it out by the shovel-load every time smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 25th, 2013, 3:06pm

News today that Steven Wilson will be working on the classic Yes albums including 5.1 surround/dve/blu ray of CTTE. Also going to be working on XTC catalogue as well.

http://theseconddisc.com/2013/06/24/steven-wilson-prepping-surround-mixes-for-yes-and-xtc-more-king-crimson-on-the-way/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 25th, 2013, 5:21pm

I'd certainly be interested in a 5.1 version of Close to the Edge.

To be frank, though, some of the other things mentioned in the article, such as The Road to Red, strike me as slightly redundant.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 26th, 2013, 04:25am

Clepsydra are reunited. After some years of abscence from the scene, Swiss neoprogsters are presently working on new material. The band intends to make a concert tour for next year as well. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jun 26th, 2013, 08:21am

on Jun 25th, 2013, 10:28am, genesis1964 wrote:
WOW ratings ranging from 3 out of 10 to 9.5 out of 10 (others being 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5)


I honestly could not believe the final review (the one who gave the album a "3" -- Basil Francis). Not only was it pretentious in that it's written as if it's from the viewpoint of a fictional "average Joe listener", but the reviewer's ignorant and dismissive attitude was just incredibly annoying.

The allegation that Tillison is being "ungrateful" because his lyrics are bemoaning the daily grind really shows the reviewer's age, I think. As someone who has spent several years in the working world, and with how western society seems to idolize work -- living to work instead of working to live -- Andy's lyrics work just fine from my point of view. There is a major imbalance in how such a large chunk of our lives is spent toiling away at unfulfilling jobs just to live in relative comfort. It's not exactly uplifting lyrical material, but I can appreciate it.

Anyway, that reviewer's snarky approach just struck me as coming from a young know-it-all. I may be completely wrong though. wink

Listening to the album now. So far I am pleasantly surprised.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 26th, 2013, 08:35am

on Jun 26th, 2013, 08:21am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Listening to the album now. So far I am pleasantly surprised.


After just one listen, I completely agree with you. The lyrical content of the new album hits home with me on a very large scale. The music, as usual with The Tangent, is some of the best out there. Kudos to Andy for having the balls to say it like it is and put it to music.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jun 26th, 2013, 10:05pm

on Jun 26th, 2013, 08:35am, CountingOutTime wrote:
After just one listen, I completely agree with you. The lyrical content of the new album hits home with me on a very large scale. The music, as usual with The Tangent, is some of the best out there. Kudos to Andy for having the balls to say it like it is and put it to music.


Well, I've given the whole thing a listen all the way through today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've played the second movement a few times by itself, because I liked it so much. In spite of some rather downcast lyrics, the music is very upbeat and enjoyable. A nice juxtaposition. wink

Most Tangent albums have been growers in the past, so there's still more time for this to sink in of course. But initial impressions are positive.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 27th, 2013, 10:23am

Sound of Contact
Tour Dates
FESTIVAL DATES:

July 13, 2013 Night of the Prog Festival – Loreley, Germany
Bands: SOC, The Pineapple Thief, Steven Wilson, Opeth and more.
August 3, 2013 Yestival - Camden, New Jersey
Bands: SOC, Volto!, Renaissance, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Musical Box, Yes and more

“BRING THE PROG BACK” – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

August 21st Whiskey A Go-Go – West Hollywood, California
Bands: SOC, Spock’s Beard, Jolly, Circa, Turn on Red
August 22nd Brick By Brick – San Diego, California
Bands: SOC, Spock’s Beard, Jolly, Turn on Red
August 28th The High Note – Birmingham, Alabama
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Little Atlas
August 29th Park Tavern – Atlanta, Georgia
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Glass Hammer, Little Atlas
August 30th Backstage Lounge – Gainesville, Florida
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Little Atlas, Tom Brislin
Call 352-378-9185 for advance tickets
September 1, 2013 Headlining the ProgDay festival – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bands: SOC, Miriodor, simakDialog, Thank You Scientist and more
September 5th Orion Sound Studios – Baltimore, Maryland
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Oblivion Sun, Sonus Umbra, Tom Brislin
Friday, September 6th Washington Theater – Washington, New Jersey
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children
September 7th The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, New York Tickets:
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children
September 8th The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, New York
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Jolly, Edison’s Children, Bolus
September 10th The Regent Theatre – Arlington, Massachusetts
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Oblivion Sun, IZZ, Bolus
September 11th Infinity Music Hall – Norfolk, Connecticut
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, The Tea Club, IZZ
September 12th The Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Bands: SOC & Francis Dunnery
September 13th Wilbert’s Food & Music – Cleveland, Ohio
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Tom Brislin, EGO, Kasim Sulton
September 15th The Rockpile – Toronto, Canada
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, Half Past Four, Druckfarben & Bolus
September 16th New York, New York – Chesterfield, Michigan
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery & Tiles
September 17th Birdy’s – Indianapolis, Indiana
Bands: SOC, Francis Dunnery, District 97 & Dream The Electric Sleep

*note: Prog artists above subject to change. Check back for updates and links to tickets.

SOUND OF CONTACT TOURING LINE UP:
The current touring line up of Sound of Contact includes Simon Collins on vocals and drums, Dave Kerzner on keyboards and vocals, Matt Dorsey on bass and vocals with the addition of Randy McStine on guitar and Ronen Gordon on drums.

Past Tour Dates

June 24, 2013 IK Multimedia’s iRig Gig at engadget+gdgt, New York (Simon, Matt and Dave with Francis Dunnery and Lorelei McBroom)

InsideOut 20th Anniversary European Tour with Spock’s Beard and Beardfish.
May 19, 2013 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
May 18, 2013 De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
May 17, 2013 Zeche – Bochum, Germany
May 16, 2013 Das Rind – Rüsselsheim, Germany
May 15, 2013 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
May 14, 2013 Szene – Vienna, Austria
May 12, 2013 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
May 11, 2013 Majestic – Bratislava, Slovakia
May 10, 2013 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
May 9, 2013 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
May 8, 2013 La Scene Bastille – Paris, France
May 7, 2013 The Garage – London, UK
May 6, 2013 Robin 2 – Bilston, UK
May 5, 2013 Academy 2 – Newcastle, UK
May 4, 2013 The Arches – Glasgow, UK
May 3, 2013 Corporation – Sheffield, UK

March 24, 2013 Théâtre L’Olympia – Montreal, CA (part of Marillion Weekend)

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 29th, 2013, 09:13am

Hackett posted this today. Pretty cool!!.................

I've been very busy since getting back from tour, dealing with all those things you can't do when away, working on a DVD of the Hammersmith show and starting to record a new album (lots of dream material...) Had time to see some pals too, including Ant Phillips, John Wetton, and as in this three Steves photo, Steven Wilson and Steve Rothery. Always great to exchange thoughts and catch up. Looking forward as well to getting back on the road next month...

Warmest wishes to all,

Steve


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Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 9th, 2013, 01:13am

Sarastro Blake.

http://www.sarastroblake.com/

The debut album "New Progmantics" should be released on July, 16th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g41jzdNFUo
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 9th, 2013, 08:37am

on Jul 9th, 2013, 01:13am, Marygold wrote:
Sarastro Blake.

http://www.sarastroblake.com/

The debut album "New Progmantics" should be released on July, 16th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g41jzdNFUo


Nice find, Marygold! Look forward to hearing the new album in its entirety! Thanks for sharing this info wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 9th, 2013, 09:08am

on Jul 9th, 2013, 08:37am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Thanks for sharing this info wink


You're welcome...
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 10th, 2013, 10:26am

After having been a member of Sylvan for six years, guitar player Jan Petersen has left the band.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 10th, 2013, 3:46pm

on Jul 10th, 2013, 10:26am, Marygold wrote:
After having been a member of Sylvan for six years, guitar player Jan Petersen has left the band.


I don't think this news is a huge setback for the band.

The news coming out of camp Sylvan is very sparse these days. Hopefully they are working on new material.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 10th, 2013, 3:52pm

Anyone in the New Jersey area?

This would definitely be a great progfest to attend in October

http://www.njproghouse.com/2013/06/18/nj-proghouse-homecoming-weekend-tickets-on-sale-now/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 17th, 2013, 08:46am

Major Tom is looking his age of late. Looking at him now, it's hard to believe that some of the best classic rock of the 70s came from this man.


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Re: Prog news
Post by essexboyinwales on Jul 17th, 2013, 09:30am

on Jul 17th, 2013, 08:46am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Major Tom is looking his age of late. Looking at him now, it's hard to believe that some of the best classic rock of the 70s came from this man.


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Is that (several) Major(s) Tom Watson, or Tom Petty? Difficult to tell undecided

Looks more like David Bowie to me huh
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 17th, 2013, 09:31am

Yes, it's David Bowie shocked
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Jul 17th, 2013, 10:42am

on Jul 17th, 2013, 09:31am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Yes, it's David Bowie shocked

Time stands still for no man.

Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Jul 17th, 2013, 12:50pm

on Jul 17th, 2013, 09:31am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Yes, it's David Bowie shocked

There’s definitely something deeply unsettling about icons looking their age, even though he looks healthier now than he did at the height of the cocaine habit.
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Jul 17th, 2013, 11:53pm

on Jul 17th, 2013, 12:50pm, boredatwork wrote:
There’s definitely something deeply unsettling about icons looking their age, even though he looks healthier now than he did at the height of the cocaine habit.


Yeah... It just goes to show that we're all human, and we all get older -- even the icons.

Entropy is a mean thing.

He looks pretty good for his age though!
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 19th, 2013, 1:17pm

From Polish Prog legends Collage Facebook's page

Collage are legendary prog rock band from Poland who achieved international success and after a short break is back and available for booking.


shocked

cool
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 20th, 2013, 07:05am

Great News Colin. Airbag also releasing new album in October which is something else to look forward to.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 30th, 2013, 08:55am

MOTT THE HOOPLE - Five-date UK tour 2013


Wow! Back on tour in 2013 with original members.

Only UK dates so far.

I'd love to see them. Their music was a big part of my teenage years.


http://mottthehoople.com/main/?page_id=118



Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Jul 30th, 2013, 1:16pm

on Jul 30th, 2013, 08:55am, CountingOutTime wrote:
MOTT THE HOOPLE - Five-date UK tour 2013


Wow! Back on tour in 2013 with original members.

But no Ariel Bender sad
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 30th, 2013, 2:34pm

on Jul 30th, 2013, 1:16pm, boredatwork wrote:
But no Ariel Bender sad


Nope, and I notice that Dale Griffin (drummer) is sick and is being replaced by Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers. Bummer.


Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 30th, 2013, 10:13pm

Violet Silence is going to back with the new studio album entitled 'A Broken Truce'.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUn-3RaU_usJyPKUSFfbGCuw&v=Mjdm5zFej44#at=161
Re: Prog news
Post by essexboyinwales on Jul 31st, 2013, 09:44am

on Jul 30th, 2013, 08:55am, CountingOutTime wrote:
MOTT THE HOOPLE - Five-date UK tour 2013


Wow! Back on tour in 2013 with original members.

Only UK dates so far.

I'd love to see them. Their music was a big part of my teenage years.


http://mottthehoople.com/main/?page_id=118




And if you go to the O2 in London, you get Marillion as support too cool
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2013, 2:01pm

Maschine's debut album will be released later this month. For those of you who are Tangent fans and have seen the "Going Off On Two" DVD, you will recognize Luke Machin as the amazing young guitar player in the band. He left The Tangent to form Maschine.

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Here's a tast of what to expect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0d2s4ImUg0&feature=player_embedded



Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2013, 2:05pm

Magenta to release their new album in September, "The Twenty-Seven Club," which promises to be a throwback to their prog roots


http://www.progrockmag.com/news/magenta-to-release-album-next-month/

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 1st, 2013, 3:29pm

on Aug 1st, 2013, 2:05pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Magenta to release their new album in September, "The Twenty-Seven Club," which promises to be a throwback to their prog roots


http://www.progrockmag.com/news/magenta-to-release-album-next-month/


There are a few interesting offers on the Magenta website. For example, you can order the new CD for GBP 12 (+ P&P); for this you also get a 5.1 mix of the album. Not bad.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2013, 4:46pm

Justin Timberlake is going on tour this November.... rolleyes

Just thought I'd throw that out there since some a**hole thought I'd like to have that information in an e-mail

I think he makes a better comedian than he does music artist. Just sayin... grin
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:06pm

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix invited Paul McCartney to join a supergroup and record with Jimi himself, Miles Davis and drummer Tony Williams back in 1969?

Apparently Paul was on vacation for 2 weeks and missed the telegram. Paul's agent replied to Jimi, stating that Paul was not available to respond to the telegram himself.

Would have been something if they'd recorded an album together.

Jimi was also slated to join ELP in 1970, but he died before plans were laid out. Greg Lake says he didn't think it would have worked out; maybe for a couple of days, but that's it. Too many egos.



Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:34pm

on Aug 1st, 2013, 4:46pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Justin Timberlake is going on tour this November.... rolleyes

Oooh, I can’t wait.... for the flood of news stories about him coming on stage 3 hours late, pissing in clubs, insulting fans, & all the other spoilt brat stuff he’s prone to rolleyes
Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:37pm

on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:34pm, boredatwork wrote:
Oooh, I can’t wait.... for the flood of news stories about him coming on stage 3 hours late, pissing in clubs, insulting fans, & all the other spoilt brat stuff he’s prone to rolleyes


Isn't that Justin Bieber? grin
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Aug 2nd, 2013, 07:32am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:37pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Isn't that Justin Bieber? grin

Yes that's right. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between current & former annoying young superstars when they're all called Justin laugh
In fact the only one who stands out is Justin Welby, probably because his Archbishop of Canterbury vestments are quite distinctive laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 2nd, 2013, 07:59am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:37pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Isn't that Justin Bieber? grin


Apparently, the Spanish for "do not drink" is "No Beber". I won't drink to that! grin
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Aug 3rd, 2013, 03:46am

How do yu know so much about these people? embarassed
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:15pm

German art/prog rock band RPWL returns in September with a brand new release. Their new live DVD features a special show recorded earlier this year at Wyspianski Theater in Katowice, Poland, which was also the last complete performance of their most recent album Beyond Man And Time in Europe. The title of the album was inspired by Nietzsche's famous words "6000 feet beyond man and time," taken from his opus magnum Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:23pm

on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:15pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
German art/prog rock band RPWL returns in September with a brand new release. Their new live DVD features a special show recorded earlier this year at Wyspianski Theater in Katowice, Poland, which was also the last complete performance of their most recent album Beyond Man And Time in Europe. The title of the album was inspired by Nietzsche's famous words "6000 feet beyond man and time," taken from his opus magnum Thus Spoke Zarathustra.


This would be a great DVD!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:30pm

on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:23pm, Noni wrote:
This would be a great DVD!


I agree. Love the Beyond Man and Time album! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:30pm

Fish announces 2014 Tour
http://www.progrockmag.com/news/fish-announces-2014-uk-tour/
Re: Prog news
Post by essexboyinwales on Aug 5th, 2013, 04:14am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 5:06pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Jimi was also slated to join ELP in 1970, but he died before plans were laid out. Greg Lake says he didn't think it would have worked out; maybe for a couple of days, but that's it. Too many egos.




HELP? grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 11th, 2013, 03:03am

on Jul 19th, 2013, 1:17pm, demolition man wrote:
Collage are legendary prog rock band from Poland who achieved international success


The reformed line-up is:

Piotr Mintay Witkowski - bass
Wojtek Szadkowski - percussion
Mirek Gil - guitars
Karol Wróblewski - vocals
Krzysztof Palczewski - keyboards.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 11th, 2013, 4:35pm

More bands added to the Cruise To The Edge lineup

Marillion, Three Friends, The Strawbs, Lifesigns, and Presto Ballet


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 24th, 2013, 3:16pm

Steve Hackett live CD/DVD coming in October!

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/steve-hackett-live-dvd-coming-soon/

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Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Aug 25th, 2013, 03:50am

on Aug 24th, 2013, 3:16pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Steve Hackett live CD/DVD coming in October!

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/steve-hackett-live-dvd-coming-soon/

Sounds good, particularly as I was at that show. smiley

Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Sep 2nd, 2013, 04:32am

Hi there



Looking forward to Ian Anderson's solo shows in May 2014. grin



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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 3rd, 2013, 5:41pm

William Shatner is about to release a progressive rock album where he has collaborated with country music star Vince Gill, Foreigner's Mick Jones and guitarist Steve Vai rolleyes

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=825711#scpshrjmg
Re: Prog news
Post by Woody on Sep 4th, 2013, 12:54am

on Aug 2nd, 2013, 07:32am, boredatwork wrote:
Yes that's right. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between current & former annoying young superstars when they're all called Justin laugh


From someone named after the lead singer of the Moody Blues.... thanks very much. grin
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Sep 4th, 2013, 10:44am

on Sep 4th, 2013, 12:54am, Woody wrote:
From someone named after the lead singer of the Moody Blues.... thanks very much. grin

Ah, I hadn't realised you were once an annoying young superstar laugh laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Sep 4th, 2013, 10:45am

on Sep 3rd, 2013, 5:41pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
William Shatner is about to release a progressive rock album where he has collaborated with country music star Vince Gill, Foreigner's Mick Jones and guitarist Steve Vai rolleyes

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=825711#scpshrjmg

Hope TheEllanory’s seen this, she’ll probably want to pre-order it wink
Re: Prog news
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Sep 4th, 2013, 3:59pm

Good to see Big Big Train pick up Breakthrough Artist award at the Progressive Music Awards last night. Well deserved and only the beginning me thinks! cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by TheEllanory on Sep 4th, 2013, 4:29pm

on Sep 4th, 2013, 10:45am, boredatwork wrote:
Hope TheEllanory’s seen this, she’ll probably want to pre-order it wink


grin

I did once buy MrEllanory a William Shatner album for his birthday (as a joke I hasten to add). I'm not sure he ever played it.....

It might have had some stuff on it by Leonard Nimoy too. I just can't see how it could get any better than this... tongue
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Sep 4th, 2013, 4:46pm

on Sep 4th, 2013, 4:29pm, TheEllanory wrote:
grin

I did once buy MrEllanory a William Shatner album for his birthday (as a joke I hasten to add). I'm not sure he ever played it.....

It might have had some stuff on it by Leonard Nimoy too. I just can't see how it could get any better than this... tongue

Maybe it could if all the lyrics were sung in Klingon grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Sep 4th, 2013, 5:19pm

on Sep 4th, 2013, 3:59pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Good to see Big Big Train pick up Breakthrough Artist award at the Progressive Music Awards last night. Well deserved and only the beginning me thinks! cheesy

+1

Re: Prog news
Post by Woody on Sep 4th, 2013, 9:10pm

on Sep 4th, 2013, 10:44am, boredatwork wrote:
Ah, I hadn't realised you were once an annoying young superstar laugh laugh


Depends who you talk to. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Lily on Sep 4th, 2013, 9:51pm

on Sep 4th, 2013, 9:10pm, Woody wrote:
Depends who you talk to. wink


grin



Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 5th, 2013, 05:52am

Knight Area will release their new EP "Between Two Steps" in September, 28th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iudsXOHvoY
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 5th, 2013, 6:12pm

From DPRP

Collage is back!

Posted on Friday, 26th July 2013 by Léon


Collage reunion is a fact and this is official news! We have a great time doing heavy rehearsals to get ready for the tour. First gigs this year! Over 2 hours of music including songs never performed live before. We feel great playing together again!

We completed final setlist for the upcoming tour… we wont reveal It to you of course… we believe nobody will be disappointed… we’ve chosen songs we love to play live most – this is the only way to remain honest, to give you our true emotions – and this is what its all about, isn’t it?

The power is back so we start working on new album soon.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2013, 08:54am

Circa will be William Shatner's back-up band for his upcoming tour grin

The Coach House gig is a location close to me, but somehow I doubt I will make it to this one rolleyes

http://www.allaxess.com/guitar-blog/guitar-news/william-shatner-to-tour-in-support-of-new-prog-rock-album
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2013, 09:01am

Rolling Stone published their top 10 prog albums of the 1970s poll results....for better or worse wink

1. Rush "2112"
2. Pink Floyd - "Dark Side Of The Moon"
3. Yes - "Close To The Edge"
4. Genesis - "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
5. Genesis - "Selling England By The Pound"
6. Rush - "Hemispheres"
7. Pink Floyd - "Animals"
8. Jethro Tull - "Thick As A Brick"
9. Pink Floyd - "The Wall"
10. Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here"





Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 11th, 2013, 10:44am

No Snow Goose by Camel? Meh
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2013, 11:18am

on Sep 11th, 2013, 10:44am, NedFlanders wrote:
No Snow Goose by Camel? Meh


I doubt that Rolling Stone magazine even knows who Camel is tongue rolleyes
Re: Prog news
Post by Witchwood on Sep 11th, 2013, 11:59am

on Sep 11th, 2013, 11:18am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I doubt that Rolling Stone magazine even knows who Camel is tongue rolleyes


I would guess they are more likely to be aware of the band Camel that was fronted by Peter Frampton than Peter Bardens.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2013, 12:18pm

on Sep 11th, 2013, 11:59am, Witchwood wrote:
I would guess they are more likely to be aware of the band Camel that was fronted by Peter Frampton than Peter Bardens.


Rolling Stone used to be a great magazine during the 1960s and 70s, but is now only a shadow of its original self. There are much better magazines, especially when it comes to progressive rock.

I subscribe to Progression magazine, which is a quarterly, and I await anxiously each edition, just like I used to 40 years ago with Rolling Stone.

http://www.progressionmagazine.com/



Re: Prog news
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 11th, 2013, 12:46pm

on Sep 11th, 2013, 10:44am, NedFlanders wrote:
No Snow Goose by Camel? Meh


A classic album... absolutely supreme. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Sep 11th, 2013, 1:17pm

on Sep 11th, 2013, 12:18pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Rolling Stone used to be a great magazine during the 1960s and 70s, but is now only a shadow of its original self. There are much better magazines, especially when it comes to progressive rock.

That sounds about right to me.

Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 11th, 2013, 1:44pm

on Sep 11th, 2013, 11:18am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I doubt that Rolling Stone magazine even knows who Camel is tongue rolleyes


I agree Dave!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2013, 5:45pm

I pre-ordered the new Psychedelic Ensemble "The Tale of the Golden King" CD. Order before Sept. 15th for only $9.99 (standard price is $14.99)

Click link to listen to sample and to pre-order
http://www.thepsychedelicensemble.com/prerelease.html

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Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 17th, 2013, 12:48am

Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak) will release his solo album "The Lion's Dream" on October, 1st.

The track-list is as follows:

1. The Cycle
2. From The Throne To The Scaffold
3. Paying The Piper
4. Woe And Alas
5. The Lion's Dream
6. Ayre
7. Relics From A Distant Age
8. Jest Of Fools
9. Lost Horizons
10. Dead Bird Flies Forever
11. Under Siege
12. Shield Of Love
13. Gryphons And Unicorns
14. Pase El Agoa
15. Sanctuary.

Line-up: Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak, Camel) - various instruments, vocals, Marjolein Teepen - vocals, Brian de Graeve (Silhouette) - vocals, Rens van der Zalm & Annet Visser - flute.

http://www.tonscherpenzeel.com/#!home/mainPage



Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 20th, 2013, 08:35am

Alan Reed (former Pallas frontman) to open for Steve Hackett

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/alan-reed-to-open-for-steve-hackett/


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 20th, 2013, 08:41am

Also Eden confirm new album, their 5th

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/also-eden-confirm-fifth-album/
Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 20th, 2013, 09:02am

on Sep 20th, 2013, 08:35am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Alan Reed (former Pallas frontman) to open for Steve Hackett

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/alan-reed-to-open-for-steve-hackett/



I notice he doesn't seem to be opening the Cambridge gig (November 1st).
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 20th, 2013, 11:18am

Crystal Palace have a new album coming out in October called The Systems Of Events

Before it is released you can here it at

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00516%20-%20Crystal%20Palace%20-%20The%20System%20Of%20Events

Website - http://www.crystalpalacemusic.de/home.htm
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Sep 20th, 2013, 11:21am

on Sep 20th, 2013, 11:18am, genesis1964 wrote:
Crystal Palace have a new album coming out in October called The Systems Of Events

Before it is released you can here it at

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00516%20-%20Crystal%20Palace%20-%20The%20System%20Of%20Events

Website - http://www.crystalpalacemusic.de/home.htm

There really is a band called Crystal Palace? shocked grin For non-football fans, Crystal Palace is also the name of a London football team. wink

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Sep 20th, 2013, 1:24pm

on Sep 20th, 2013, 11:18am, genesis1964 wrote:
Crystal Palace have a new album coming out in October called The Systems Of Events

Before it is released you can here it at

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00516%20-%20Crystal%20Palace%20-%20The%20System%20Of%20Events

Website - http://www.crystalpalacemusic.de/home.htm


Good neo prog from Germany. I'll take a listen tomorrow, thanks for the heads up David smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Sep 21st, 2013, 11:17am

on Sep 20th, 2013, 08:35am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Alan Reed (former Pallas frontman) to open for Steve Hackett

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/alan-reed-to-open-for-steve-hackett/



Hopefully better than the support act for the last gigs. Anne-Marie Helder has a good voice and can play guitar, but the songs were mind-numbingly wordy, aimless and tedious. And I speak as one who bought the albums of his 1988 support act, Mae McKenna, so I do have an open mind.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 21st, 2013, 11:22am

on Sep 21st, 2013, 11:17am, foxfeeder wrote:
Hopefully better than the support act for the last gigs. Anne-Marie Helder has a good voice and can play guitar, but the songs were mind-numbingly wordy, aimless and tedious. And I speak as one who bought the albums of his 1988 support act, Mae McKenna, so I do have an open mind.


Alan Reed - "Kingdom of the Blind"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUVHp_vXhk
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 21st, 2013, 1:24pm

on Sep 21st, 2013, 11:22am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Alan Reed - "Kingdom of the Blind"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUVHp_vXhk


I love this! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 22nd, 2013, 9:10pm

Jos Uffing, Silhouette’s drummer and vocalist, has decided to leave the band.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 24th, 2013, 1:08pm

Jay Tausig has just released the 11th full length track to his Trip Around The Sun series.

If you're into Tangerine Dream, Ozric Tentacles, etc; this might be something you're interested in.

I pre-ordered the entire 12-album set for $30 (this deal is still available on his site www.thetriparoundthesun.com/jaytausigbio.htm )

Each of the albums is at least 1 hour long.

Ed Unitsky did all the artwork for the 12 album covers

The only album not yet released is Capricorn, and this will come out by the end December. Jay has been working on these albums month to month all year long.

Highly recommended! cool



Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 17th, 2013, 11:43am

Progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic, featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas will release their brand new fourth studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’ on the 27th January 2014. cool The track-listing for the forthcoming record is as follows:

1. INTO THE BLUE
2. SHINE
3. BLACK AS THE SKY
4. BEYOND THE SUN
5. KALEIDOSCOPE.
Re: Prog news
Post by alfredthegreat on Oct 17th, 2013, 12:20pm

on Oct 17th, 2013, 11:43am, Marygold wrote:
Progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic, featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas will release their brand new fourth studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’ on the 27th January 2014. cool The track-listing for the forthcoming record is as follows:

1. INTO THE BLUE
2. SHINE
3. BLACK AS THE SKY
4. BEYOND THE SUN
5. KALEIDOSCOPE.


Tremendous news. Can't wait. smiley smiley smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2013, 12:36pm

on Oct 17th, 2013, 11:43am, Marygold wrote:
Progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic, featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas will release their brand new fourth studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’ on the 27th January 2014. cool The track-listing for the forthcoming record is as follows:

1. INTO THE BLUE
2. SHINE
3. BLACK AS THE SKY
4. BEYOND THE SUN
5. KALEIDOSCOPE.


The band will also embark on a 6-week World Tour that will see them joined once again by Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw as a 5th touring member.

An Evening With Transatlantic 2014 World Tour:
Jan 31st - Los Angeles, CA - El Segundo Performing Arts Center
Feb 1st - San Francisco, CA
Feb 2nd - Seattle, WA
Feb 4th - Chicago, IL - The Arcada Theater
Feb 5th - Quebec City, Canada - Theatre Du Capitole
Feb 6th - Montreal, Canada - L'Olympia
Feb 8th - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater
Feb 9th - New York City, NY - Highline Ballroom
Feb 11th - Mexico City, Mexico - Teatro Metropolitan
Feb 13th - São Paulo, Brazil
Feb 14th - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb 15th - Santiago, Chile
Feb 18th to 22nd - Progressive Nation At Sea
Feb 27th - Madrid, Spain - La Rivera
Feb 28th - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
March 2nd - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
March 3rd - Rome, Italy - Orion
March 5th - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
March 6th - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
March 7th - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
March 8th - Berlin, Germany - Astra
March 9th - Cologne, Germany - E Werk
March 11th - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
March 12th - London, England - The Forum
March 13th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 14th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 15th - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
June 4th-7th - Sweden Rock Festival
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 17th, 2013, 1:02pm

on Oct 17th, 2013, 12:20pm, alfredthegreat wrote:
Tremendous news. Can't wait. smiley smiley smiley


http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=95594&PID=4876495
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Oct 17th, 2013, 1:13pm

on Oct 17th, 2013, 12:36pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
The band will also embark on a 6-week World Tour that will see them joined once again by Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw as a 5th touring member.

An Evening With Transatlantic 2014 World Tour:
Jan 31st - Los Angeles, CA - El Segundo Performing Arts Center
Feb 1st - San Francisco, CA
Feb 2nd - Seattle, WA
Feb 4th - Chicago, IL - The Arcada Theater
Feb 5th - Quebec City, Canada - Theatre Du Capitole
Feb 6th - Montreal, Canada - L'Olympia
Feb 8th - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater
Feb 9th - New York City, NY - Highline Ballroom
Feb 11th - Mexico City, Mexico - Teatro Metropolitan
Feb 13th - São Paulo, Brazil
Feb 14th - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb 15th - Santiago, Chile
Feb 18th to 22nd - Progressive Nation At Sea
Feb 27th - Madrid, Spain - La Rivera
Feb 28th - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
March 2nd - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
March 3rd - Rome, Italy - Orion
March 5th - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
March 6th - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
March 7th - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
March 8th - Berlin, Germany - Astra
March 9th - Cologne, Germany - E Werk
March 11th - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
March 12th - London, England - The Forum
March 13th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 14th - Tilburg, Holland - 013
March 15th - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
June 4th-7th - Sweden Rock Festival

That's all very well, but when is Justin Timberlake's next tour? wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 18th, 2013, 10:52pm

on Oct 17th, 2013, 1:13pm, boredatwork wrote:
That's all very well, but when is Justin Timberlake's next tour? wink


Here you go:

http://justintimberlake.com/tourdates/

I'm very excited!


Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Nov 4th, 2013, 09:39am

Norwegian prog-band Kerr's Pink is back with the new studio album entitled "Mystic Spirit".

http://www.kerrspink.com/
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Nov 25th, 2013, 06:36am

The full track-list for upcoming Transatlantic album.

Disc 1:

1 Into the Blue 25:11

2 Shine 7:26

3 Black as the Sky 6:43

4 Beyond the Sun 4:29

5 Kaleidoscope 31:53

TOTAL TIME: 75:43


Bonus Disc:

1 And You and I 10:43

2 I Can't Get It Out of My Head 4:43

3 Conquistador 4:10

4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 3:16

5 Tin Soldier 3:21

6 Sylvia 3:49

7 Indiscipline 4:43

8 Nights In White Satin 6:12

TOTAL TIME: 40:59.


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Dec 16th, 2013, 6:01pm

This is ProgSphere Promotions latest sampling of bands you've probably never heard before. I thought some of you might like to listen to these songs at your leisure. You can skip over any tracks that you don't like (there will be a few). I have the Progstravaganza I-IX series. I purchased them and then deleted the tracks that I didn't like. With BandCamp, you can listen to whole tracks without buying anything. Pretty cool. There are some very good bands here.

http://prog-sphere.bandcamp.com/album/progstravaganza-xiv-timeshift

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Dec 16th, 2013, 9:24pm

on Nov 25th, 2013, 06:36am, Marygold wrote:
upcoming Transatlantic album.

And You and I


https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/transatlantic-and-you-and-i/s-RbydJ
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jan 16th, 2014, 11:19pm

on Dec 16th, 2013, 9:24pm, Marygold wrote:
https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/transatlantic-and-you-and-i/s-RbydJ


Hmm. If no-one minds, I think I rather prefer the original. It is much more graceful, surely?
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 24th, 2014, 11:38am

New RPWL album 'Wanted' out in Mar - including special edition in 5.1.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 24th, 2014, 12:01pm

on Jan 24th, 2014, 11:38am, NedFlanders wrote:
New RPWL album 'Wanted' out in Mar - including special edition in 5.1.


Nice! Can't wait! Thanks, Ned smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jan 25th, 2014, 08:29am

Some "G" forum members should be hooked with this sudden news. The Aussie prog band Unitopia have decided to call it a day. huh

http://www.unitopiamusic.com/news
Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Jan 25th, 2014, 08:48am

on Jan 25th, 2014, 08:29am, Marygold wrote:
Some "G" forum members should be hooked with this sudden news. The Aussie prog band Unitopia have decided to call it a day. huh

http://www.unitopiamusic.com/news


That is a real shame. cry
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jan 25th, 2014, 10:50am

That is very sad news. I was a bit confused, that, when they had become big in Europe, they decided to make a cover - versions - album, instead of coming up with something new, next. I have the impression, that this album didn`t get a lot of attention over here. Maybe a new album with new stuff would have been more useful for them.

It is a shame, that they disbanded. I saw them live once and made the acquaintance of Mark Trueack at that day. A very nice and friendly man. I remember, that the band was quite astonished, about how well known they had become in Europe.

A great loss for the prog world.
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 25th, 2014, 11:24am

on Jan 25th, 2014, 10:50am, slowdancer wrote:
That is very sad news. I was a bit confused, that, when they had become big in Europe, they decided to make a cover - versions - album, instead of coming up with something new, next. I have the impression, that this album didn`t get a lot of attention over here. Maybe a new album with new stuff would have been more useful for them.

It is a shame, that they disbanded. I saw them live once and made the acquaintance of Mark Trueack at that day. A very nice and friendly man. I remember, that the band was quite astonished, about how well known they had become in Europe.

A great loss for the prog world.


Yes this is a shame but after reading the update, the guys seem very positive about new music and that is good news!

I have to be honest I had no idea about the covers album tongue
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 25th, 2014, 1:07pm

on Jan 25th, 2014, 11:24am, demolition man wrote:
Yes this is a shame but after reading the update, the guys seem very positive about new music and that is good news!

I have to be honest I had no idea about the covers album tongue


Covered Mirror is an amazing Unitopia trib album, with songs we all have enjoyed over the decades. Check out their Genesis covers. Trueack sounds very much like Gabriel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihLSEZkK04

Also check out their DVD "One Night In Europe." It'll knock yer socks off! cool




Re: Prog news
Post by AnotherAnt on Jan 25th, 2014, 5:40pm

on Jan 25th, 2014, 1:07pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Covered Mirror is an amazing Unitopia trib album, with songs we all have enjoyed over the decades. Check out their Genesis covers. Trueack sounds very much like Gabriel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihLSEZkK04

Also check out their DVD "One Night In Europe." It'll knock yer socks off! cool
I




That is a shame. But have to say the bits of the covers album I heard left me cold.

Trueak has a great voice in the Gabriel/ Garvey mould.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jan 26th, 2014, 12:39am

"Dressed In Voices", a brand new Mostly Autumn album is expected to be released in May, 2014.
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jan 27th, 2014, 08:48am

IOEarth are in the studio

http://www.progrockmag.com/uncategorized/ioearth-start-recording-new-world/
Re: Prog news
Post by Mal on Jan 27th, 2014, 1:35pm

on Jan 25th, 2014, 1:07pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Also check out their DVD "One Night In Europe." It'll knock yer socks off! cool



Truly wonderful DVD cool

I do wonder why bands decide to do a covers album. Nektar did a while ago also, not that great to be honest undecided
Stick to new music guys!!
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jan 31st, 2014, 07:42am

Steven Wilson has announced that the current live shows with Blackfield will be his last involvement with them,though Aviv will carry on with different collaborators under the name
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jan 31st, 2014, 08:38am

on Jan 31st, 2014, 07:42am, supernatural wrote:
Steven Wilson has announced that the current live shows with Blackfield will be his last involvement with them,though Aviv will carry on with different collaborators under the name


Interesting news.
Personally I thought the last Blackfield album was awful.
tongue
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Jan 31st, 2014, 10:19am

The last Blackfield album was more ore less an Aviv Geffen record. Almost no input from Steven Wilson himself. So this news isn`t really astounding. I think, that Steven Wilson has reached a point, where he has to set priorities. Even his days haven`t got more than 24 hours....
Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Jan 31st, 2014, 3:25pm

on Jan 31st, 2014, 10:19am, slowdancer wrote:
The last Blackfield album was more ore less an Aviv Geffen record. Almost no input from Steven Wilson himself. So this news isn`t really astounding. I think, that Steven Wilson has reached a point, where he has to set priorities. Even his days haven`t got more than 24 hours....

I really don't think that Steven Wilson works hard enough. grin wink

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 11th, 2014, 10:14am

John Bassett of KingBathMat has a new album coming out called 'Unearth.'

Here's the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xslB9EGaEL0




Re: Prog news
Post by genesis1964 on Feb 13th, 2014, 10:28am

on Jan 26th, 2014, 12:39am, Marygold wrote:
"Dressed In Voices", a brand new Mostly Autumn album is expected to be released in May, 2014.


Really really looking forward to that one grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Feb 15th, 2014, 5:26pm

There are a few new releases that might be interesting:

Asia - Gravitas
Panic Room - Incarnate
Magnum - Escape from the Shadow Garden

... all to be released in the next few weeks....

... although I'm at a loss as to whether these are "prog" or "classic".
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 20th, 2014, 08:32am

New Dynamo Bliss track! Great stuff! Love these guys!

http://dynamobliss.com/track/eagle-has-landed-instrumental


cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Feb 20th, 2014, 08:33am

on Feb 20th, 2014, 08:32am, CountingOutTime wrote:
New Dynamo Bliss track! Great stuff! Love these guys!

http://dynamobliss.com/track/eagle-has-landed-instrumental
cool


Good track! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Feb 27th, 2014, 4:19pm

Recently, this was released:

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It's by a new band, called Perfect Beings (the album's title is eponymous).

You can listen to the entire album here:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00659%20-%20Perfect%20Beings%20-%20Perfect%20Beings

It's the best album I've heard this year. I expect it will remain a favourite. Sort of a vivid combination of good pop (The Beatles, XTC) and prog. Quite addictive!


Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Feb 27th, 2014, 5:19pm

on Feb 27th, 2014, 4:19pm, Julian wrote:
Recently, this was released:

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It's by a new band, called Perfect Beings (the album's title is eponymous).

You can listen to the entire album here:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00659%20-%20Perfect%20Beings%20-%20Perfect%20Beings

It's the best album I've heard this year. I expect it will remain a favourite. Sort of a vivid combination of good pop (The Beatles, XTC) and prog. Quite addictive!



This sounds really good! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Feb 28th, 2014, 10:30am

on Feb 27th, 2014, 4:19pm, Julian wrote:
Recently, this was released:

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It's by a new band, called Perfect Beings (the album's title is eponymous).

You can listen to the entire album here:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00659%20-%20Perfect%20Beings%20-%20Perfect%20Beings

It's the best album I've heard this year. I expect it will remain a favourite. Sort of a vivid combination of good pop (The Beatles, XTC) and prog. Quite addictive!



I concur, it is very good! cool

You may already know this, but for those who don't (just in case), this is the new band by one of the founding members of Moth Vellum, Johannes Luley.

Moth Vellum had just one album (also eponymous) back in 2007-2008, but it was excellent. I strongly recommend it to any Genesis and/or Yes fans looking for something that has nods to the golden era of symphonic rock but with a crisp, clean modern sound devoid of any metal trappings.
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Mar 1st, 2014, 2:35pm

on Feb 27th, 2014, 4:19pm, Julian wrote:
"Perfect Beings"

It's the best album I've heard this year. I expect it will remain a favourite. Sort of a vivid combination of good pop (The Beatles, XTC) and prog. Quite addictive!



Thanks Julian for posting this and thank you CoT for sending this to me. I've been enjoying this a lot! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 1st, 2014, 3:18pm

Nice to hear grin
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 4th, 2014, 06:23am

on Feb 28th, 2014, 10:30am, Carpet Crawler wrote:
I concur, it is very good! cool

You may already know this, but for those who don't (just in case), this is the new band by one of the founding members of Moth Vellum, Johannes Luley.

Moth Vellum had just one album (also eponymous) back in 2007-2008, but it was excellent. I strongly recommend it to any Genesis and/or Yes fans looking for something that has nods to the golden era of symphonic rock but with a crisp, clean modern sound devoid of any metal trappings.


Yes a very good debut album.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 4th, 2014, 6:53pm

Just a quick nod to an album released last year, but one I only heard just now.

It's by The Knells (the album has the same name), a band led by a chap called Andrew Lee. Here it is:

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It's not for everyone, certainly. Think Henry Cow or Art Bears, and try to combine that with early Renaissance music (the era, not the band!).

It appears The New York Times reviewed this, and said:

"Andrew McKenna Lee, who is best known as a classical guitarist and composer, shows his ambitious, accomplished rock side on “The Knells” (New Amsterdam), which is the name of both his new song cycle and the band that performs it, which is joined on the album by a string quartet. Mr. Lee isn’t an acoustic guitarist dabbling in electric; he has thoroughly considered the electric guitar’s tone and sustain, and he knows his Hendrix. His lyrics ponder cosmic conditions and cycles — time, space, dissolution, regeneration — and they are sung by three women, often in cascading counterpoint that can invoke Renaissance polyphony or Minimalism. The songs aren’t verse-chorus-verse; they sweep ahead, through passages of tolling solo electric guitar, of elegiac vocal melodies and harmonies, of note-bending quasi-Indian strings and guitar, of progressive-rock processionals."

Another way of putting this, is that it really is rather nice (if you don't mind your prog to be, well, rather prog). Nothing very huge, mind - just interesting!

You can listen some of their stuff from their site:

http://theknells.com/music




Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 12th, 2014, 08:54am

Nick Magnus "N'monix"

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Country: UK
Sub Genre: Symphonic
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Release date: April 28, 2014
Tracklist:

1.Time (6:23)
2.Memory (5:24)
3.Kombat Kid (6:28)
4.Headcase (3:49)
5.Eminent Victorians (7:01)
6.Broken (8:05)
7.Shadowland (2:51)
8.Entropy (6:46)

Line-up:
Nick Magnus - keyboards, percussion, vocals on 4, voice of Richard of York (aged 6) on 3
With
Tony Patterson - vocals on 1, 3
Tim Bowness - vocals on 7
Kate Faber - soprano voice on 2
Pete Hicks - vocals on 5
James Reeves - vocals on 8

Steve Hackett - guitar on 5, 6, 7
Andy Neve - backing vocals on 5, 8
Rob Townsend - soprano saxophone and flute on 7

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 12th, 2014, 09:22am

Delusion Squared "The Final Delusion"

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Country: France
Sub Genre: Progressive Rock
Release date: April 15, 2014

Tracklist:
Ordeal
01. The Same River Thrice
02. Diaspora
03. Patient Zero
04. Reason of State

Awareness
05. Devil Inside
06. Last Day of Sun
07. Finally Free

Deliverance
08. Prisoner's Dilemma
09. Black Waters
10. By The Lake (Dying)

Surrender
11. Oblivion for My Sin
12. Persistance of Vision
13. Deus in Machina

Line-up:
Lorraine Young - vocals
Steve Francis - guitars
Emmanuel de Saint Méen - keyboards



Re: Prog news
Post by Carpet Crawler on Mar 13th, 2014, 1:47pm

on Mar 12th, 2014, 08:54am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Nick Magnus "N'monix"

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Country: UK
Sub Genre: Symphonic
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Release date: April 28, 2014
Tracklist:

1.Time (6:23)
2.Memory (5:24)
3.Kombat Kid (6:28)
4.Headcase (3:49)
5.Eminent Victorians (7:01)
6.Broken (8:05)
7.Shadowland (2:51)
8.Entropy (6:46)

Line-up:
Nick Magnus - keyboards, percussion, vocals on 4, voice of Richard of York (aged 6) on 3
With
Tony Patterson - vocals on 1, 3
Tim Bowness - vocals on 7
Kate Faber - soprano voice on 2
Pete Hicks - vocals on 5
James Reeves - vocals on 8

Steve Hackett - guitar on 5, 6, 7
Andy Neve - backing vocals on 5, 8
Rob Townsend - soprano saxophone and flute on 7


Very interested in hearing this. I just ordered his previous album Children of Another God, as my familiarity with Mr. Magnus is rather lacking outside of his tenure with Steve Hackett in the 70s and 80s. Love his playing though!
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 14th, 2014, 08:33am

on Mar 13th, 2014, 1:47pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Very interested in hearing this. I just ordered his previous album Children of Another God, as my familiarity with Mr. Magnus is rather lacking outside of his tenure with Steve Hackett in the 70s and 80s. Love his playing though!


I expect you'll like it. IMO, the best concept album of the last 20 years or so.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 15th, 2014, 01:25am

on Mar 14th, 2014, 08:33am, foxfeeder wrote:
I expect you'll like it. IMO, the best concept album of the last 20 years or so.


The best concept album of the last twenty years? Surely that's a bit much?
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 15th, 2014, 12:21pm

on Mar 15th, 2014, 01:25am, Julian wrote:
The best concept album of the last twenty years? Surely that's a bit much?


You did notice the IMO? smiley

Have you heard it, BTW?
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 15th, 2014, 8:30pm

on Mar 15th, 2014, 12:21pm, foxfeeder wrote:
You did notice the IMO? smiley

Have you heard it, BTW?


I did notice the IMO - I'm just a little surprised. I might well be missing something, hence the interest.

I listened to the Magnus' Children album when it came out. At the time, I never thought it all that exiting, to be honest. However, that was some years ago, and I could well be wrong.

I have Hexameron, myself. It's a fine album, just not earth-shattering. I've posted about "Eminent Victorians" here - I like the song, but (dare I say it) it ain't Firth of Fifth, is it?

In the last 20 years, there's been lots and lots of wonderful albums, many of which can be called "concept albums". Those vary from, say, Marillion's Afraid of Sunlight to The Decemberists' The Hazards of Love. They run the spectrum from Sufjan Stevens's Illinoise to Porcupine Tree's Deadwing (or Fear of a Blank Planet).

And that's not to mention, say, albums by Radiohead, Dream Theater, The Flaming Lips, or a whole host of others.

Given such a range of talent, mentioning Nick Magnus in the manner in which you do just struck me as being, well, surprising.

So - I might well be missing something. And so, I'd not mind hearing a little bit more smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 16th, 2014, 12:11pm

on Mar 15th, 2014, 8:30pm, Julian wrote:
I did notice the IMO - I'm just a little surprised. I might well be missing something, hence the interest.

I listened to the Magnus' Children album when it came out. At the time, I never thought it all that exiting, to be honest. However, that was some years ago, and I could well be wrong.

I have Hexameron, myself. It's a fine album, just not earth-shattering. I've posted about "Eminent Victorians" here - I like the song, but (dare I say it) it ain't Firth of Fifth, is it?

In the last 20 years, there's been lots and lots of wonderful albums, many of which can be called "concept albums". Those vary from, say, Marillion's Afraid of Sunlight to The Decemberists' The Hazards of Love. They run the spectrum from Sufjan Stevens's Illinoise to Porcupine Tree's Deadwing (or Fear of a Blank Planet).

And that's not to mention, say, albums by Radiohead, Dream Theater, The Flaming Lips, or a whole host of others.

Given such a range of talent, mentioning Nick Magnus in the manner in which you do just struck me as being, well, surprising.

So - I might well be missing something. And so, I'd not mind hearing a little bit more smiley


It sure ain't, cos the lyrics make sense. grin

One of Children's strengths, the story is so strong and so well told, not all Nick's work of course, Dick Foster is the lyricist, and you can't help wondering how the story and individual songs were born in the collaboration, but I think it works extremely well, and the songs also stand alone well too. Just cos he isn't famous....................
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 16th, 2014, 9:19pm

on Mar 16th, 2014, 12:11pm, foxfeeder wrote:
It sure ain't, cos the lyrics make sense. grin

One of Children's strengths, the story is so strong and so well told, not all Nick's work of course, Dick Foster is the lyricist, and you can't help wondering how the story and individual songs were born in the collaboration, but I think it works extremely well, and the songs also stand alone well too. Just cos he isn't famous....................


Well, you're right about Firth's lyrics.... Still rather like them, though... smiley

I think I need to give Children another listen.

In any case, thanks for the response. I was genuinely curious!
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 17th, 2014, 08:38am

on Mar 16th, 2014, 9:19pm, Julian wrote:
Well, you're right about Firth's lyrics.... Still rather like them, though... smiley

I think I need to give Children another listen.

In any case, thanks for the response. I was genuinely curious!


That's ok, you asked politely! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 31st, 2014, 4:35pm

Can I just you know that the Gift are now taking orders for their sophomore release Land of Shadows. I was fortunate to receive the demo tapes from Mike Morton early last year and its a superb listen. The bands debut Awake and Dreaming is a wonderful listen too.
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Apr 1st, 2014, 01:31am

on Mar 31st, 2014, 4:35pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Can I just you know that the Gift are now taking orders for their sophomore release Land of Shadows. I was fortunate to receive the demo tapes from Mike Morton early last year and its a superb listen. The bands debut Awake and Dreaming is a wonderful listen too.


http://music.badelephant.co.uk/album/land-of-shadows
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 1st, 2014, 08:53am

on Mar 31st, 2014, 4:35pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Can I just you know that the Gift are now taking orders for their sophomore release Land of Shadows. I was fortunate to receive the demo tapes from Mike Morton early last year and its a superb listen. The bands debut Awake and Dreaming is a wonderful listen too.


I just purchased this one Ned. Great stuff! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 1st, 2014, 4:24pm

on Apr 1st, 2014, 08:53am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I just purchased this one Ned. Great stuff! cool


Cheers COT. Mike has worked so hard on this album and a lovely bloke too.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 21st, 2014, 3:00pm

Saga will release their new album, called Sagacity, in June:


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Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Apr 26th, 2014, 7:26pm

Keith Emerson is planning on retiring from the music industry all together. sad
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 27th, 2014, 06:06am

on Apr 26th, 2014, 7:26pm, Noni wrote:
Keith Emerson is planning on retiring from the music industry all together. sad


He has serious issues with his hands I believe.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Apr 28th, 2014, 7:13pm

When it comes to Jethro Tull, there's good and bad news, it seems.

First, the bad news: the group's gone belly-up. But I guess you already knew that, eh? It seems that Anderson is fine doing solo work; there doesn't seem to be any intent on his part to resurrect Tull. Biggles, it seems, is no more.

Then the good news: A Passion Play will be release in a new Steve Wilson mix (stereo and, yes, 5.1) in June. And it seems the release will be accompanied by The Chateau D'Isaster tapes, again remixed by Wilson.

Hurrah!
Re: Prog news
Post by alfredthegreat on Apr 29th, 2014, 06:27am

on Apr 28th, 2014, 7:13pm, Julian wrote:
When it comes to Jethro Tull, there's good and bad news, it seems.

First, the bad news: the group's gone belly-up. But I guess you already knew that, eh? It seems that Anderson is fine doing solo work; there doesn't seem to be any intent on his part to resurrect Tull. Biggles, it seems, is no more.

Then the good news: A Passion Play will be release in a new Steve Wilson mix (stereo and, yes, 5.1) in June. And it seems the release will be accompanied by The Chateau D'Isaster tapes, again remixed by Wilson.

Hurrah!


I suppose it was inevitable that Anderson would retire Tull,due to his flourishing solo career.A bit sad really,had some great times with the band in concert and on record.
Great news about the Wilson remixes.Will be interesting to hear the Chateau album in full.

MORE HURRAH! smiley grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 7th, 2014, 9:34pm

Just a short note:

Cirrus Bay have released their new album, The Search for Joy. This is what it looks like:

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More importantly, this is what it sounds like:


Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on May 9th, 2014, 04:49am

Hi there



Great to see N'Monix getting talked abut here. Another highly impressive album from a genuinely underrated talent. I have always enjoyed Nick's solo ventures and this one is no exception - thinking man's prog - just the way I like it!


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 12th, 2014, 08:36am

From an e-mail I just received from Andy Tillison of The Tangent -

Hello folks,

Just to let you know if you haven't been keeping an eye out - the Tangent will be touring at the end of this month. All in Europe I'm afraid, kicking off with a couple of dates in Sweden before going to Germany, the Netherlands and taking in the Celebr8 festival in London on the 31st of May. I do apologise to our listeners outside Europe, I've included you all, because it often happens that someone who doesn't live over here IS here for a holiday or business trip, so on the off chance I've let you know.

The band are touring with Karmakanic... and the six piece lineup will play the music of both bands! That lineup is pretty cool.

Jonas Reingold - Bass
Andy Tillison (me) - Keys (both bands)and Lead vox for the Tangent
Luke Machin - Guitar
Morgan Agren - Drums
Goran Edman - Lead vox for Karmakanic
Lalle Larsson - keyboards for both bands.

The music is gonna reflect the whole of both bands' 10 year long careers - but both bands will have NEW MUSIC.

Both The Tangent and Karmakanic have new albums in the pipeline, and when the tour is over we'll be getting in touch with you all again to give you more details. We are running another competition for musicians who want to be involved - this time even more ambitious than the last.

In the meantime, all of us wish you the very best and hope we can meet some of you face to face at the gigs:

MINI TOUR MAY 2014
Saturday May 24 Lidköping, Röda Kvarn SWEDEN
http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=22153793


Sunday May 25 Into Music (music store gig) Lund SWEDEN
http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=22153792


Tuesday May 27 Bergkellar - Reichenbach - GERMANY
http://www.bergkeller-reichenbach.de/


Thursday May 29 Das Rind - Russelsheim GERMANY
http://www.dasrind.de/


Friday May 30 Den Boerderij, Zoertermeer, NETHERLANDS
http://cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl/


Saturday May 31 Celebr8 Festival, Islington Assembly Rooms
LONDON UK - (with special guest Theo Travis) PLUS performances by Twelfth Night, Galahad, Cosmograf, Matt Stevens and OODLES MORE

http://themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=155_185_111


WWW.THETANGENT.ORG


Andy & The Tangent.

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 13th, 2014, 9:12pm

Good grief!

I didn't even know this:

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... the new album. To be released July 8th.



Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 14th, 2014, 12:33pm

Top Selling Albums Over The Past 4 Weeks according to www.progrock.co.uk

01. IQ - The Road Of Bones

02. ALEX CARPANI - 4 Destinies

03. LEE ABRAHAM - Distant Days

04. JEFF GREEN PROJECT - Elder Creek

05. NICK MAGNUS - N'monix

06. PANIC ROOM - Incarnate

07. DREAM THE ELECTRIC SLEEP - Heretics

08. LANDMARQ - Origins - A Landmarq Anthology 1991 2014 (2 CD)

09. GLASS HAMMER - Ode To Echo

10. FREEDOM TO GLIDE - Rain

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 15th, 2014, 5:49pm

Going through Progstreaming's current list of albums, I came across this:

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It's really quite good! The major influence here is clearly Rush, but there's quite a bit of (neo-)prog thrown in as well, perhaps IQ most of all.

Here's a track:





Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 20th, 2014, 3:07pm

Sylvan working on their next album "Home"

Marillion new live BluRay disc available from Racket Records today.
Re: Prog news
Post by alfredthegreat on May 20th, 2014, 3:42pm

Coming end of June, the mighty Pink Floyd are re-reLeasing their 1994 album The Division Bell.Seven discs no less!And only a snip on Amazon £149.00!!!You what?
Let's face it,even by Floyd's high standards it wasn't their best.I think I'll keep my money well and truly in my back pocket on this one!!!
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on May 21st, 2014, 3:25pm

on May 20th, 2014, 3:42pm, alfredthegreat wrote:
Let's face it, even by Floyd's high standards it wasn't their best.


Is it just me, or is this sentence decidedly odd? cheesy

I do see what you mean, though. Tull's A Passion Play will be released in 5.1 soon, but at GBP 24.00 or so, I'll give it a miss. And GBP 149.00 is just ridiculous.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 22nd, 2014, 12:51pm

on May 20th, 2014, 3:07pm, demolition man wrote:
Sylvan working on their next album "Home"

Marillion new live BluRay disc available from Racket Records today.


Even as a die hard fan, I am not shelling out over £30 for what is 2 discs with the same songs from 2 different nights/venues. Sorry guys but even Peter Gabriel's forthcoming deluxe blu ray is cheaper.
Re: Prog news
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2014, 1:23pm

on May 22nd, 2014, 12:51pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Even as a die hard fan, I am not shelling out over £30 for what is 2 discs with the same songs from 2 different nights/venues. Sorry guys but even Peter Gabriel's forthcoming deluxe blu ray is cheaper.

Nor am I. I have two Marillion live albums - Made Again and Size Matters, both of which I bought from the iTunes Store, and that's enough for me. The former contains shorter songs and the entire Brave album live, which is brilliant, and the latter contains their longer songs, so I'm happy. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 2nd, 2014, 2:36pm

Mike Portnoy visiting Nick D'Virgilio at the 'Totem' Cirque du Soleil show in Vancouver, B.C. where Nick is currently performing as a drummer for the troupe.

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Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 3rd, 2014, 3:16pm

on May 22nd, 2014, 1:23pm, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Nor am I. I have two Marillion live albums - Made Again and Size Matters, both of which I bought from the iTunes Store, and that's enough for me. The former contains shorter songs and the entire Brave album live, which is brilliant, and the latter contains their longer songs, so I'm happy. smiley


My cousin bought this and first blu ray disc is flawed. It is a production issue and Marillion are sending replacements to all who bought the package.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 3rd, 2014, 4:53pm

Is there such a thing as swamp prog? Swamp prog with rather serious compositional ambitions?

If there is, it's name is Jack O' The Clock, and these guys have just released their new album. It's called Night Loops.

And whilst I'm fairly certain it will not be for everyone, it certainly deserves a mention!

Here's a song:




Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 28th, 2014, 4:24pm

I was wondering if anyone here had any thoughts about Charlotte Church?

It seems she's rather well-known in Britain, but not so much elsewehere. And her familiarity in the UK seems pretty much based around her having been a fairly cutesy young teen girl singing opera (and hardly a proggish artist).

Nevertheless, I've been listening to her four recent EP's, all of which are alternative to say the least, and, in spirit, very much "progressive".

I have to admit, I rather like 'em!

Am I much off the mark?

Oh. and here's a link to Bandcamp, which features all four EP's:

http://charlottechurch.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jul 1st, 2014, 5:04pm

Did not know Charlotte Church was a prog artist!... grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 1st, 2014, 5:50pm

on Jul 1st, 2014, 5:04pm, Noni wrote:
Did not know Charlotte Church was a prog artist!... grin


Did you listen to any of her EP's? Seriously, you may be very surprised.... smiley

Wait, let me provide a teaser (and do yourself a favour: listen to the whole clip):






Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 2nd, 2014, 08:57am

Check out the DPRP review of her album 'Three.' They gave it a 9/10.

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201435.php#charlottechurch
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jul 2nd, 2014, 7:35pm

on Jul 2nd, 2014, 08:57am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Check out the DPRP review of her album 'Three.' They gave it a 9/10.

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201435.php#charlottechurch


Indeed they did. Of course, this is prog of the Kate Bush variety. If you're feeling a bit more Rushy, IQish or Marillionesque, then this might be a better choice:

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It's the new album by Iluvatar, From The Silence, released after some ten years or so of - err - silence. And it's excellent.

At present, I'd say that the eponymous Perfect Beings is probably my favourite album of the year. But this comes fairly close, I feel. Here's a track:






Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 23rd, 2014, 3:11pm

Esoteric Recordings "are delighted to announce that we will be reissuing and expanding the catalogue from the band "Sky" starting in the Autumn."

And this will hopefully include some live video. There is quite a lot available but the quality of footage is pretty rubbish.


Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jul 23rd, 2014, 5:34pm

on Jul 23rd, 2014, 3:11pm, demolition man wrote:
Esoteric Recordings "are delighted to announce that we will be reissuing and expanding the catalogue from the band "Sky" starting in the Autumn."

And this will hopefully include some live video. There is quite a lot available but the quality of footage is pretty rubbish.



Nice! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by alfredthegreat on Jul 23rd, 2014, 6:47pm

Sky? Is that the band from the seventies/eighties who had the talents of guitarist John Williams playing amongst them? If it is then that will be welcome news.Tocatta was a big hit I'm sure,and weren't they on Top of the Pops performing said track?

Re: Prog news
Post by Down And Out on Jul 24th, 2014, 01:36am

on Jul 23rd, 2014, 6:47pm, alfredthegreat wrote:
Sky? Is that the band from the seventies/eighties who had the talents of guitarist John Williams playing amongst them? If it is then that will be welcome news.Tocatta was a big hit I'm sure,and weren't they on Top of the Pops performing said track?

There's some great stuff on Sky 2 including the side long suite FIFO. cool

Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jul 25th, 2014, 06:10am

on Jul 23rd, 2014, 6:47pm, alfredthegreat wrote:
Sky? Is that the band from the seventies/eighties who had the talents of guitarist John Williams playing amongst them? If it is then that will be welcome news.Tocatta was a big hit I'm sure,and weren't they on Top of the Pops performing said track?


The very same, plus some live video is on the table. cool
FWIW my favourite is Sky 1 smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 25th, 2014, 10:16am

Neal Morse is having a 2-day concert in Nashville in November. He will be performing the entire 'One' album, as well as other music. Mike Portnoy and guests will be joining him. If I liked to travel, I'd love to go, but that's not in the cards.

Too bad 'cause 'One' is my favorite album of Neal's.

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/500-morsefest-november-14-15-2014.aspx
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Aug 1st, 2014, 02:47am

PFM
(From Burning Shed)
Paper Charms - The Complete BBC Recordings 1974-1976 (2cd/1dvd box set pre-order)

A 3 disc (2cd/1dvd) box set collecting all of PFM’s mid-1970s radio and TV appearances for the BBC.

These audio and video recordings for the likes of The Old Grey Whistle Test have remained in the BBC archives and are being released for the first time.

Featuring an illustrated booklet with a comprehensive essay.

The DVD is NTSC / Region Free.

Pre-order for 29th September release.

Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Aug 1st, 2014, 04:45am

Hi there



Now THAT might make for an interesting purchase!



Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by alfredthegreat on Aug 1st, 2014, 05:13am

PFM are certainly an interesting band,so i will definitely be purchasing these recordings in the autumn. cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by HomeByTheSea on Aug 1st, 2014, 11:23am

Hopefully with some luck and good weather, I am going to try and make that weekend! I have never heard Neal live and this would be a great opportunity to see the guy I feel has carried the Prog Rock Torch on after Genesis! 8)

on Jul 25th, 2014, 10:16am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Neal Morse is having a 2-day concert in Nashville in November. He will be performing the entire 'One' album, as well as other music. Mike Portnoy and guests will be joining him. If I liked to travel, I'd love to go, but that's not in the cards.

Too bad 'cause 'One' is my favorite album of Neal's.

http://www.radiantrecords.com/products/500-morsefest-november-14-15-2014.aspx
cool cool cool smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 1st, 2014, 11:32am

on Aug 1st, 2014, 11:23am, HomeByTheSea wrote:
Hopefully with some luck and good weather, I am going to try and make that weekend! I have never heard Neal live and this would be a great opportunity to see the guy I feel has carried the Prog Rock Torch on after Genesis! 8)

cool cool cool smiley


That's great! I hope you go. You won't be disappointed smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 1st, 2014, 2:49pm

on Aug 1st, 2014, 02:47am, demolition man wrote:
PFM
(From Burning Shed)
Paper Charms - The Complete BBC Recordings 1974-1976 (2cd/1dvd box set pre-order)

A 3 disc (2cd/1dvd) box set collecting all of PFM’s mid-1970s radio and TV appearances for the BBC.

These audio and video recordings for the likes of The Old Grey Whistle Test have remained in the BBC archives and are being released for the first time.

Featuring an illustrated booklet with a comprehensive essay.

The DVD is NTSC / Region Free.

Pre-order for 29th September release.


Great news Colin. Do you have the live in Japan DVD?
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 4th, 2014, 3:47pm

Just a short message:

Renaissance released Symphony Of Light earlier this year and it's now available to listen to at Progstreaming.

Symphony Of Light is actually the same album as Grandine Il Vento, with three bonus tracks added. Grandine was very hard to get hold of when it was released, but the "new" Symphony version should be much easier (iTunes and the like).
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Aug 5th, 2014, 12:57pm

New Manfred Mann album (solo) October 17th cool

http://www.manfredmann.co.uk/new-album-lone-arranger/
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 23rd, 2014, 11:33pm

North Atlantic Oscillation will release their third album on October 6th.

The title? The Third Day.

Here's a preview:




Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Aug 24th, 2014, 12:54am

on Aug 5th, 2014, 12:57pm, demolition man wrote:
New Manfred Mann album (solo) October 17th cool

http://www.manfredmann.co.uk/new-album-lone-arranger/


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Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 24th, 2014, 2:30pm

on Aug 5th, 2014, 12:57pm, demolition man wrote:
New Manfred Mann album (solo) October 17th cool

http://www.manfredmann.co.uk/new-album-lone-arranger/


I thought you went off Manfred Mann!... grin
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Aug 24th, 2014, 11:11pm

on Aug 24th, 2014, 2:30pm, Noni wrote:
I thought you went off Manfred Mann!... grin


A brief look at Colin`s avatar picture should prove you wrong instantly.

grin
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 24th, 2014, 11:45am

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NEW KAIPA album being released November 10th (available for pre-order) http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=24059533

Legendary Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa returns in November 2014 with their 12th studio album Sattyg.

The unique mix of Swedish folk music, rock and fusion with a tinge of medieval music has given the band a special place in many peoples heart all around the world. The magic sense of wonder that characterizes their latest albums has been taken to a new level with Sattyg. Unpredictable paths are discovered on this new expedition and as always they take you to explore new exciting horizons but at the same time the band returns to its roots to bring you familiar classic Kaipa music.





Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 24th, 2014, 11:49am

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Available for pre-order http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=24059482

1.Black Days, 2. Tumoro, 3. Acid rain
4. Caressing the moment in tranquilized exctacy, 5. Tearn in blue rain, 6. Electro shock,
7. Too much therapy, 8. Strom, 9. The last one

Barracuda Triangle is a acid/progressive/instrumental/avant-garde power trio from Sweden/Germany. The music may be described as cinematic, dreamy, spacy, beautiful, ugly and dynamic with minimalistic elements and “over the top” full blown soundscapes. “Add some King Crimson, Black Sabbath, Richard Strauss and impressionist Claude Debussy and you have a pretty good picture of what it´s all about,” says bassist Jonas Reingold.

The band consists of highly prolific members of The Flower Kings; Tomas Bodin - keys, Jonas Reingold - bass and Felix Lehrmann – drums. The compositions are a result of hard teamwork and collaboration between the three members of the band.

On their debut album the band displays a relentless lust for experimenting. From the beautiful “The Last One” to the gritty “Electric Shock Therapy”, the band takes you on an unforgettable journey into worlds unknown; always with one foot in the danger zone. “We would love to take this into a live environment,” states keyboardist Tomas Bodin and adds, “Can this unstoppable force really be stopped?” “Barracuda is here to stay!” drummer Felix Lehrmann proudly proclaims. Let’s unfold the future, it’s Barracuda Triangle time!
Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on Sep 25th, 2014, 1:10pm

on Sep 24th, 2014, 11:45am, CountingOutTime wrote:
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NEW KAIPA album being released November 10th (available for pre-order) http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=24059533

Legendary Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa returns in November 2014 with their 12th studio album Sattyg.

The unique mix of Swedish folk music, rock and fusion with a tinge of medieval music has given the band a special place in many peoples heart all around the world. The magic sense of wonder that characterizes their latest albums has been taken to a new level with Sattyg. Unpredictable paths are discovered on this new expedition and as always they take you to explore new exciting horizons but at the same time the band returns to its roots to bring you familiar classic Kaipa music.






Cheers Dave, this will be a must have for me, of course, also looking forward to the new Pendragon album. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Oct 1st, 2014, 09:48am

Freedom To Glide should release the new EP in month of November. cool

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-26/freedom-to-glide-announce-shell-shock-ep
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 6th, 2014, 10:11pm

Schnauser - a band I hadn't heard of until recently - have released their new album Protein For Everyone:

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It's rather nice - that is, for all those who like Canterbury. There's a lot to remind you of, say, Caravan or early days Soft Machine, including the impressive 16+ minutes of the the song Disposable Incomes*, a track which may have some of us thinking - a bit wistfully - about Nine Feet Underground.

This isn't Schnauser's first album; there are, I believe, three earlier ones, that can all be heard in full over at Bandcamp.

_________

* Or "Outcomes". Weirdly, it seems to change! Seriously...


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 14th, 2014, 12:56pm

Morsefest is happening right now in Nashville, Tennessee! Wish my wife and I could have gone. Gonna be fantastic!


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Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Nov 15th, 2014, 04:24am

Hi there



The Steve Wilson remaster of Jethro Tull's Warchild album is due out next week - can't wait. I've seen an advance copy and it looks every bit as good as the Passion Play edition.


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 15th, 2014, 2:55pm

On February 2nd, Van der Graaf Generator will release a new live album, Merlin Atmos:

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I'm generally not a huge fan of live albums, but I'm happy to make an exception here, if only because the double CD version will feature some great classics, such as A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers and Flight, the song-suite that takes up all of the second side of singer Peter's Hammill seminal A Black Box album.

Van der Graaf is not for everybody, but I'd imagine anyone who has a soft spot for the band will be waiting with bated breath.

Some more info can be found at the Burning Shed website:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/peterhammill/product/383/6261/


Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Nov 17th, 2014, 05:54am

At the Pendragon gig earlier this month,the sponsors said they were in talks to bring Renaissance over for a small tour. Fingers crossed they succeed
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 17th, 2014, 3:34pm

on Nov 17th, 2014, 05:54am, supernatural wrote:
At the Pendragon gig earlier this month,the sponsors said they were in talks to bring Renaissance over for a small tour. Fingers crossed they succeed


Oh yes please cheesy
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Nov 18th, 2014, 05:48am

Lucifer's Friend have reunited

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-11-18/lucifer-s-friend-back-after-20-years
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Nov 19th, 2014, 05:09am

Hi there



Fingers crossed for that. As long as that means at least one gig somewhere north of Watford!



Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 19th, 2014, 07:49am

on Nov 19th, 2014, 05:09am, alanh wrote:
Hi there



Fingers crossed for that. As long as that means at least one gig somewhere north of Watford!



Alan H


Agreed Alan. The band got a great turnout the last time they were in Scotland.
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 20th, 2014, 1:33pm

King Crimson will release a new live album (taken from the 2014 tours, I suppose) in January:



It will be called HUMM HUMMMM! and a 40-disc "making of" compilation set will be available for a mere GBP 1,000,--.

(The live album part is actually true...)





Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Nov 20th, 2014, 2:59pm

on Nov 20th, 2014, 1:33pm, Julian wrote:
King Crimson will release a new live album (taken from the 2014 tours, I suppose) in January:



It will be called HUMM HUMMMM! and a 40-disc "making of" compilation set will be available for a mere GBP 1,000,--.

(The live album part is actually true...)





Is Robert Fripp always that inaudible? huh
I pity anyone who isn't familiar with that accent trying to understand this!

Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 20th, 2014, 11:18pm

on Nov 20th, 2014, 2:59pm, boredatwork wrote:
Is Robert Fripp always that inaudible? huh
I pity anyone who isn't familiar with that accent trying to understand this!


Inaudible? Perhaps, but when it comes to Fripp, I think the better word might be "incomprehensible" smiley

Musically, the guy's pretty damn eloquent, but elsewhere, things become a little odd:



Fripp or a rabbit? Indeed, such wondrous questions...



Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Nov 21st, 2014, 1:49pm

on Nov 20th, 2014, 11:18pm, Julian wrote:
Inaudible? Perhaps, but when it comes to Fripp, I think the better word might be "incomprehensible" smiley

Musically, the guy's pretty damn eloquent, but elsewhere, things become a little odd:



Fripp or a rabbit? Indeed, such wondrous questions...




I guess that made excruciating viewing for King Crimson fans, but an unexpectedly touching moment at around 1:15 when Fripp tenderly kissed the rabbit. Never thought of him (Fripp, not the bunny) as the cuddly type before.... wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Nov 21st, 2014, 8:55pm

No idea if they can still be regarded as "progressive", but The Decemberists will release their new album in January.

It's called What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, and here's a track:




And not a bad track, either...
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Nov 22nd, 2014, 09:07am

Hi there



Fripp has always been a one for bizarre statements such as referring to the guitar as a "dead instrument" back in the 1970's and anyone who believes that Wimborne is the centre of the universe definitely has a slate or two loose from the roof! Mind you, when it comes to music he is usually spot on the money so I will forgive him these lapses wink



Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Dec 2nd, 2014, 10:21am

The Neal Morse Band will be hitting the US, Canada, and Europe for a winter tour in 2015

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On the "Alive Again" tour, the guys will be performing their much anticipated debut album,The Grand Experiment! And the Swedish rockers, Beardfish will be opening all European dates!

*Tour dates listed below*

For the first time ever prog icon Neal Morse came into a recording session with his long time friend and collaborator Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette... with NOTHING! He had no prepared material at all. "I wanted to see what it would be like to create freely in the room with no preconceived notions. It was quite a risk! I made a lot of room for the other guys to create and express themselves and the result is outstanding! We wanted to experiment, do something a bit different, and see what everyone is capable of...we found out...in SPADES!" The results are obvious! This was a "grand experiment" that produced something far beyond anyone's expectations!



The main disc, containing 5 tracks, 2 long prog epics that are sure to be favorites for years to come, as well as 3 shorter songs including the catchy rocking title track "The Grand Experiment" is sure to blow the minds of all prog fans and appeal to anyone who loves hooky songwriting with virtuoso performances from some of the best musicians in the world.



North American Dates:



Feb 22nd - Nashville, TN - TBA


Feb 24th - Manhattan, NY - Highline Ballroom


Feb 25th - Montreal , QB - La Tulipe


Feb 26th - Quebec City, QB - L'Impérial de Québec


Feb 27th - Chicago, IL - Arcada Theater


Feb 28th - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove Underground


Mar 2nd - Westminster, CA - Rose Center Theater



European Dates:



Mar 5th - Pratteln CH - Z7

Mar 6th - Zoetermeer NL - Boerderij

Mar 7th - London UK - Islington Assembly Hall

Mar 8th - Verviers BE - Spirit Of 66

Mar 9th - Paris FR - Divan du Monde

Mar 11th - Aschaffenburg DE - Colo-Saal

Mar 12th - Mannheim DE - Alte Seilerei


Mar 13th - Hamburg DE - Markthalle


Mar 14th - Bochum DE - Matrix



*Note: Ticket links will be posted at radiantrecords.com as they become available!



The new album should be hitting the streets early February, 2015. Watch for the forthcoming video for the title track "Grand Experiment" to be released soon!
Re: Prog news
Post by Ordinary Bloke on Dec 3rd, 2014, 02:41am

Wishes have been granted........................(sort of)

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-03/renaissance-uk-tour-2015
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Dec 3rd, 2014, 08:11am

on Dec 3rd, 2014, 02:41am, Ordinary Bloke wrote:
Wishes have been granted........................(sort of)

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-03/renaissance-uk-tour-2015


I was just going to post this but you beat me to it. I'll be looking at St Helens Citadel
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Dec 10th, 2014, 08:58am

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Release date is February 10th, 2015, and pre-orders start here at Radiant, January 10th, 2015.

www.radiantrecords.com

The Grand Experiment will be released in 3 formats:
Single Disc
3 Disc Special Edition Digipak (containing the main disc, bonus audio disc featuring 3 unreleased studio tracks and 2 live tracks from the Morsefest weekend, and a "making of" documentary DVD in special packaging)
LP + 2CD Set (containing main disc, and bonus audio disc)


The main disc, contains 5 tracks, 2 long prog epics that are sure to be favorites for years to come, as well as 3 shorter songs including the catchy title track "The Grand Experiment." Mixed by Rich Mouser.

The band will be heading out on tour in support of The Grand Experiment, February 2015! Find tour dates and ticket information here! Watch for the forthcoming video for the title track, "The Grand Experiment," to be released soon!
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 11th, 2014, 04:00am

New Steven Wilson album available to preorder from Burning Shed. I bit the bullet and ordered the deluxe edition (early birthday present)
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jan 8th, 2015, 9:13pm


Someone was kind enough to post about Dave Kerzner's great track Stranded a while back. It was a song all Steve Hackett fans are sure to love, given the fact that it featured Steve prominently.

Well, the entire alum is now available. It's called New World, and you can buy it (or just listen to it) over at Bandcamp:

http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/new-world




Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 9th, 2015, 04:23am

on Jan 8th, 2015, 9:13pm, Julian wrote:
Someone was kind enough to post about Dave Kerzner's great track Stranded a while back. It was a song all Steve Hackett fans are sure to love, given the fact that it featured Steve prominently.

Well, the entire alum is now available. It's called New World, and you can buy it (or just listen to it) over at Bandcamp:

http://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/new-world





Got it, superb album. Will be getting deluxe edition when released next month.
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Jan 10th, 2015, 04:41am

Hi there



Excellent album and look out for the interview with Dave in the next edition of TWR!



Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 13th, 2015, 6:07pm


I usually don't appreciate having to purchase the same album twice, just because the artist decided to add a couple of nuances to the original, but Dave has added an entire CD's worth of new music. (143 minutes total) cool


https://bandcamp.com/download?cart_id=12615662&sig=3db17dd24746a8b961137d6bdece3c96&from=checkout


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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jan 14th, 2015, 8:22pm



On March 31st, Sufjan Stevens will release his new album, Carrie & Lowell.

Stevens made a name for himself with (Come On Feel The) Illinoise, an album that scored highly on many critics' annual lists at the time (2005). In later albums, his music has been a little less accessible, but all the more "progressive".

Carrie & Lowell might well be a return of sorts to the sound of Illinoise. In any case, I'll snap it up the moment I can. Sufjan Stevens is a bit of a genius, to my mind.


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 2nd, 2015, 08:43am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS

www.progrock.co.uk



01. BEARDFISH - 4626-Comfortzone (Limited 2 CD Deluxe)

02. UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY - Fall In Love With The World (Special Edition CD Digipak)

03. KAIPA - Sattyg (CD Digipak)

04. STEWART BELL - The Antechamber Of Being

05. INTROITUS - Anima

06. SYLVAN - Home (Limited Digi Book Edition)

07. KNIGHT AREA - Hyperdrive

08. IT BITES - Whole New World (4 CD)

09. MOON SAFARI - Live In Mexico (2 CD)

10. MINOR GIANT - On The Road
Re: Prog news
Post by slowdancer on Feb 4th, 2015, 12:45am

on Feb 2nd, 2015, 08:43am, CountingOutTime wrote:
IT BITES - Whole New World (4 CD)


Thanks for drawing my attention to this. Finally we have the classic albums in one collection. Autobuy for me.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 5th, 2015, 10:14am

New Hasse Froberg and Musical Companion CD in March!

http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=8412&art=25592552

I think I will wait until it's available here in the states. The website wants $8 to ship to the U.S. rolleyes

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Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 9th, 2015, 12:49pm

Interesting banter regarding the latest Floyd album and cover art - http://www.reddit.com/r/pinkfloyd/comments/2jectd/it_just_hit_me_thats_supposed_to_be_richard/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 12th, 2015, 4:46pm

New Steve Hackett studio album due out March 30th, 2015

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/01/14/steve-hackett-wolflight-album-cover/

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Re: Prog news
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 13th, 2015, 04:51am

on Feb 12th, 2015, 4:46pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
New Steve Hackett studio album due out March 30th, 2015

I really hope it hasn't got a song on it about the documentary scandal. undecided
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Feb 17th, 2015, 08:10am

Hi there




Steve has better things to write about than that!




Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Mar 1st, 2015, 11:35pm

Just a heads up that John Mitchell's Lonely Robot project has released its first album, Please Come Home:

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You can listen to it in full on Progstreaming:

http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=01098%20-%20Lonely%20Robot%20-%20Please%20Come%20Home


Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Mar 2nd, 2015, 07:34am

Glass Hammer

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-02/glass-hammer-share-dark-times-with-album-no-17
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 9th, 2015, 2:40pm

DPRP News Blog -

http://www.dprp.net/wp/
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Mar 10th, 2015, 07:54am


Tangent news

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-10/the-tangent-share-a-spark-in-the-aether
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 12th, 2015, 12:51pm

Looking forward to this! The Tangent never let their fans down. Pre-order now for April 20th release!

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OFFICIAL TANGENT SITE
http://www.thetangent.org/
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 21st, 2015, 1:08pm

Well, THIS came as a bit of a shocker: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5019

New John Lodge solo album, his first since 1977! (And let's hope it's better, for that was the poorest of all the mid-70's MB solo albums - but his 1980 single/b-side were much better.) It's called "10,000 Light Years Ago" (Cue another moan about confusing light years as time rather than distance!)

Guests include Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas! Just when I thought MB recordings were at an end.

I guess John, after Justin's announcement that it was easier to do new songs alone than gather together the far flung members (Graeme lives in Florida, John in Barbados I believe, and Justin in France) has decided he needs an outlet for his newly written material.

Edit:

Youtube album trailer added:


This actually sounds really good. There's even a "Pink Floydian" moment in there!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 2nd, 2015, 11:35am

Tomas Bodin of Flower Kings has completed a new solo album 'She Belongs To Another Tree'

All in all there will be 10 songs clocking in around 73 minutes in total. Release date is April 9th, 2015

Teaser/Sampler
http://mp3skull.today/download/teaser-she-belongs-to-another-tree

"This time I´ve worked with a LOT of pure analog sounds like the Minimoog, DSI Tetra, Rhodes, DSI Evolver (partly analog). I also have a lot of my sad piano pieces. Yes I would say this album is the most emotional album I´ve made so far. I´ve created the soundscapes in a new way. Mostly "handmade" using the analog side together with some assorted pedals. I guess this is the true craftsmanship."

"Finally I would like to mention the little concept... everything is more or less related to "The Tree". And talking about trees, the slaughter of the Rain Forest is still on. It will be released by Reingold Records!"

Here is the final song list:
1 Dried leaves from the sky
2 She belongs to another tree
3 When the Ballerina Fish made her Gum Crawl
4 Damn I was stung by a Zap Goblin
5 The Sloths are never climbing inwards
6 A Drama Queen in a Sky Bar
7 Dancing a tree in a Paranormal Café
8 Tree Top Sunset
9 Night Forest
10 Bonus - Shelter My Roots With warmth.

Tomas
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 15th, 2015, 10:56am

Some great interviews found on the DPRP site
http://www.dprp.net/wp/interviews/
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 18th, 2015, 12:26pm

Animated (undecided) video for the title track from John Lodge's new album:

undecided
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 18th, 2015, 3:26pm

The only thing I have to say about that is, it's better than anything I could ever make... grin

And it's definitely not the worst video I've ever seen...

tongue rolleyes
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 1st, 2015, 10:14am

Spock's Beard European Tour 2015

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New album, 'The Oblivion Particle,' due for release in August 2015



16.09 – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium

17.09 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

18.09 – Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany

19.09 – Progresja, Warschau, Poland

20.09 – Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic

21.09 – A-38, Budapest, Hungary

23.09 – Legend, Milan, Italy

24.09 – Kantine, Augsburg, Germany

25.09 – Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany

26.09 – Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany

27.09 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany

29.09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

30.09 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK

1.10 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

2.10 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

3.10 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 11th, 2015, 10:33am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS

www.progrock.co.uk



01. ARENA - The Unquiet Sky
02. CHRISTINA - The Light
03. GLASS HAMMER - The Breaking Of The World
04. STEVE HUGHES - Tales From The Silent Ocean
05. PARZIVALS EYE - Defragments
06. THE TANGENT - A Spark In The Aether
07. LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home
08. MAGIC PIE - King For A Day
09. GRAND TOUR - Heavy On The Beach
10. TIGER MOTH TALES - Cocoon

Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on May 11th, 2015, 11:10am

on Apr 18th, 2015, 12:26pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Animated (undecided) video for the title track from John Lodge's new album:

undecided


Album came while I was on holiday. Excellent, a bit short (seconds under 30 minutes) but with more musical inspiration in the opening minute than the whole of Natural Avenue. Recommended.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 12th, 2015, 07:49am

on May 11th, 2015, 10:33am, CountingOutTime wrote:
TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS

www.progrock.co.uk



01. ARENA - The Unquiet Sky
02. CHRISTINA - The Light
03. GLASS HAMMER - The Breaking Of The World
04. STEVE HUGHES - Tales From The Silent Ocean
05. PARZIVALS EYE - Defragments
06. THE TANGENT - A Spark In The Aether
07. LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home
08. MAGIC PIE - King For A Day
09. GRAND TOUR - Heavy On The Beach
10. TIGER MOTH TALES - Cocoon


Just missing no 5 from that list 😀
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 12th, 2015, 08:02am

on May 11th, 2015, 11:10am, foxfeeder wrote:
Album came while I was on holiday. Excellent, a bit short (seconds under 30 minutes) but with more musical inspiration in the opening minute than the whole of Natural Avenue. Recommended.


May be going against the grain here but first album in 38 years and shy of 30 minutes? Almost as bad as last Backfield album. Less than 30 minutes is an EP and thus price should reflect this. Oh and I am a Moodies die hard but think an additional 10 minutes or include his last album (already remastered) too which is fairly short as well.
Re: Prog news
Post by foxfeeder on May 12th, 2015, 11:19am

on May 12th, 2015, 08:02am, NedFlanders wrote:
May be going against the grain here but first album in 38 years and shy of 30 minutes? Almost as bad as last Backfield album. Less than 30 minutes is an EP and thus price should reflect this. Oh and I am a Moodies die hard but think an additional 10 minutes or include his last album (already remastered) too which is fairly short as well.


Would tend to agree Ned, but frankly, >30 minutes of stuff this good is worth >120 minutes of Natural Avenue! wink

And given that I thought "Spirits......" would be, in effect, the Moodies swansong, this was a nice bonus. Unless Graeme knocks one out!

(It IS only 8 seconds short of 30 minutes).
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 18th, 2015, 11:54am

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Spock's Beard will be on tour in Europe in September and October to promote their upcoming album "The Oblivion Particle" which will be released in August. More info about that coming soon!

16.09 – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium

17.09 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

18.09 – Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany

19.09 – Progresja, Warschau, Poland

20.09 – Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic

21.09 – A-38, Budapest, Hungary

23.09 – Legend, Milan, Italy

24.09 – Kantine, Augsburg, Germany

25.09 – Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany

26.09 – Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany

27.09 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany

29.09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

30.09 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK

1.10 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

2.10 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

3.10 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK


Spock's Beard live in Southern California!

April 25 (Saturday) the band will return to the ALVAS Showroom in San Pedro, CA, This is a small venue and tickets will go fast!

August 29 - Shannon Performing Arts Center - Whittier, CA

More dates in 2015

April 28 - Impérial de Québec - Quebec City, Canada (with Haken)

April 29 - Club Soda - Montreal, Quebec, Canada (with Haken)

May 1 - RoSfest 2015 - Gettysburgh, PA

November 15-19 - Cruise to The Edge




Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 18th, 2015, 1:45pm

on May 11th, 2015, 10:33am, CountingOutTime wrote:
TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS

www.progrock.co.uk



01. ARENA - The Unquiet Sky
02. CHRISTINA - The Light
03. GLASS HAMMER - The Breaking Of The World
04. STEVE HUGHES - Tales From The Silent Ocean
05. PARZIVALS EYE - Defragments
06. THE TANGENT - A Spark In The Aether
07. LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home
08. MAGIC PIE - King For A Day
09. GRAND TOUR - Heavy On The Beach
10. TIGER MOTH TALES - Cocoon


Took my first listen to Arena and it's wonderful. Back to form.
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on May 29th, 2015, 12:21pm

Riverside doing major tour to promote new album. Playing Glasgow on 23 October. I have 3 Norwegian friends coming over. Anyone else fancy meeting up?
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on May 30th, 2015, 04:02am

I'll be going to Manchester for the Riverside gig but I'd have thought about Glasgow ,if I hadn't been working
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on May 30th, 2015, 07:44am

Paloma bagged a couple of tickets for Madrid wink
Re: Prog news
Post by alanh on Jun 3rd, 2015, 05:19am

Hi there



Gutted I will miss Magenta's gig at Bilston as I shall be on my way back from interviewing Tony Banks for TWR. Always seems to be the way these days! sad


Alan H
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:35am

I urge everyone to check out Tiger Moth Tales album 'Cocoon.' Check out Peter Jones' story thru the link below, then listen to the track 'A Visit To Chigwick' that I put in the 'What Are You Listening To Now' thread. I'd love to hear what others think of this wonderful music.

http://www.tigermothtales.com/pete-jones
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 9th, 2015, 02:55am

on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:35am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I urge everyone to check out Tiger Moth Tales album 'Cocoon.' Check out Peter Jones' story thru the link below, then listen to the track 'A Visit To Chigwick' that I put in the 'What Are You Listening To Now' thread. I'd love to hear what others think of this wonderful music.

http://www.tigermothtales.com/pete-jones


That track sold me a n buying the album. Wonderful music and a talented guy. Very Hackett in style at times.
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Jun 9th, 2015, 07:26am

on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:35am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I urge everyone to check out Tiger Moth Tales album 'Cocoon.' Check out Peter Jones' story thru the link below, then listen to the track 'A Visit To Chigwick' that I put in the 'What Are You Listening To Now' thread. I'd love to hear what others think of this wonderful music.

http://www.tigermothtales.com/pete-jones



An excellent album
Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Jun 16th, 2015, 10:11pm

Big Big Train's new Wassail EP is now on Progstreaming.... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 17th, 2015, 06:20am

on Jun 16th, 2015, 10:11pm, Julian wrote:
Big Big Train's new Wassail EP is now on Progstreaming.... smiley


I bought this and, as a fan, am a little disappointed with it. Might take a few listens but it is nowhere the level of TUY or EE part 1.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 25th, 2015, 10:32am

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS
www.progrock.co.uk
01. MAGIC PIE - King For A Day
02. BIG BIG TRAIN – Wassail EP
03. ARENA - The Unquiet Sky
04. IOEARTH – New World
05. THE TANGENT - A Spark In The Aether
06. CHRISTINA - The Light
07. VARIOUS – Spectral Mornings 2015
08. MOSTLY AUTUMN – Box Of Tears
09. DISTRICT 97 – In Vaults
10. LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home


JETHRO TULL - Aqualung (Steven Wilson 2011 Stereo Remix)
Previously only available as part of the Deluxe sets, the original album of both 'Aqualung' and 'Benefit' are now available separately featuring the new Steven Wilson Stereo Mixes as well as 24 page booklets adapted from the Deluxe packages.

JETHRO TULL - Benefit (Steven Wilson 2013 Stereo Remix)
Previously only available as part of the Deluxe sets, the original album of both 'Aqualung' and 'Benefit' are now available separately featuring the new Steven Wilson Stereo Mixes as well as 24 page booklets adapted from the Deluxe packages.

BLUE FLOYD - Live In Alexandria (3 CD)
BLUE FLOYD are a jam band spin off from GOV’T MULE and the ALLMAN BROTHERS, featuring ALLEN WOODY, MATT ABTS from GOV’T MULE, and BERRY OAKLEY from THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, along with MARK FORD lead guitarist with THE BLACK CROWS, and on keyboards JOHNNY NEIL from DICKEY BETTS BAND and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS. This 3 disc set was recorded on the bands 2000 tour and includes reinterpretations from the PINK FLOYD catalogue.

DISTRICT 97 - In Vaults
After touring both Europe And The US in collaboration with legendary King Crimson Bassist and vocalist, John Wetton, District 97 took to the studio in 2014, to record the new material they had honed both at home and on the road. The resulting album 'In Vaults' continues the great songs and musicianship that has been evident since the band's 2010 debut 'Hybrid Child'.

TIM BOWNESS - Stupid Things That Mean The World (Ltd 2 CD Mediabook) (RELEASE: 17/07/2015)

BRAND X - San Francisco (RELEASE: 24/07/2015)
Brand X have sometimes gone down in history as being Phil Collins' other band. But this is just not fair. The band were ridiculously deft musicians and took their audiences on sonic journeys unparalleled in jazz or rock.

BUGGLES - The Age of Plastic (Ltd Deluxe Edition) (RELEASE: 24/07/2015)
The Age of Plastic is the debut studio album written, produced and performed by British new wave duo The Buggles, which consisted of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.

DECKCHAIR POETS - Searchin’ For A Lemon Squeezer (RELEASE: 10/07/2015)
New progressive rock album from the “past masters” LYNDEN WILLIAMS (JERUSALEM). GEOFF DOWNES (ASIA & YES), NICK D’VIRGILIO (TEARS FOR FEARS/SPOCKS BEARD) following up their critically acclaimed 2013 release “Who Needs Pyjamas.”

THE ENID - The Bridge (RELEASE: 10/07/2015)
The band return with their thirteenth studio album THE BRIDGE, following the success of the critically acclaimed 2012 comeback album INVICTA. This is part one of THE BRIDGE TRILOGY. “Over a year ago I spoke to ROBERT JOHN GODFREY about my wish to do a purely classical album.” Joe Payne explains “I felt that there was still a lot of development needed to bring my voice closer to its full potential. On the last album INVICTA I had pushed my voice to its limits, but it made me addicted to learning more about the instrument. The process of development has been a difficult journey, but I was delighted to find that it has inspired the other new generation members of The Enid JASON DUCKER and DOMINIC TOFIELD to take their own journeys of development. The sequels to this album will star them in their roles as Guitarist and Percussion”. A diversion from recent Enid works, THE BRIDGE features no drums apart from Timpani. Vocalist Joe Payne’s semi operatic voice is accompanied by Godfrey’s lush and unfathomably deep orchestrations. Jason Ducker’s ambient guitars provide a psychedelic wash, steering the sound away from the purely classical. An immense choir, provided by Max Read, completes the soundscape.

GOBLIN REBIRTH - Goblin Rebirth (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
The debut album by Italy's GOBLIN REBIRTH, the new band featuring the rhythm section from the original Goblin, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo! GOBLIN REBIRTH mix the classic horror soundtrack sounds of their former band with a chillingly exciting drive that will thrill prog-heads and score-fiends alike. GOBLIN REBIRTH is an instantly classic album that tells the tale of an imaginary film about the birth of an evil dwarf-like monster that sits confidently next to the classic Goblin scores like 'Suspiria', 'Profondo Rosso' and 'Tenebre'. Recommended if you like: Zombi, King Crimson, Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Ennio Morricone.

DAVID GREENSLADE - Time To Make Hay (A Collection Of Original Recordings) (RELEASE: 10/07/2015)
The English keyboard player who had his own eponymous band GREENSLADE as well as being a founder member of COLOSSEUM has been back into the studio to remaster the original recordings he made in the period from 1979 to the mid 90’s which were then re-recorded and released as Greenslade, Colosseum or solo album tracks. These original tracks never before released mostly written by Dave even feature his own vocals as well as playing all the instruments himself.

HARVEST - Northern Wind (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
Northern Wind is the third album released by Harvest, following Underground Community (2009) and Chasing Time (2012). Evolution has been the key for Northern Wind to see the light. Being still true to their style and sound, a touch of new elements can be found on Harvest's third studio album. Emotion is purer than ever, the rhythm is stronger than before, there is more detail and solos are even more enveloping than before. It is clear that both maturity and creativity have a leading role.

JETHRO TULL - A Passion Play (2014 Stereo Mix) (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
Previously only available as part of the Deluxe set, the Steven Wilson stereo mix of ‘A Passion Play’ is now available to buy separately, with a 24 page booklet.

JETHRO TULL - Thick As A Brick (40th Anniversary Stereo Mix) (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
Previously only available as part of the Deluxe set, the Steven Wilson stereo mix of ‘Thick As A Brick’ is now available to buy separately, with a 24 page booklet.

KAIPA - Kaipa (Remastered) (RELEASE: 24/07/2015)
Kaipa's first two albums were probably the pinnacle of 70s symphonic rock in Sweden. The band featured a very young Roine Stolt (Flower Kings) on guitar, plus keyboardist Hans Lundin who also handled vocals (in Swedish so be forewarned). The first album from 1975, features a sound that is very much an amalgam of popular British bands like Yes and Genesis, with a touch of Camel. Lundin's upper range vocals will remind you a bit of Jon Anderson in places. His keyboard work features plenty of Mellotron! This 2015 remastered edition comes with two bonus tracks.

KAIPA - Inget Nytt Under Solen (Remastered) (RELEASED: 24/07/2015)
Kaipa's second album, opening with an epic 21 minute suite "Skenet Bedrar", didn't present anything radically different from the first album and that's a good thing! It's simply beautiful symphonic rock in the tradition of Yes and Genesis. Keyboardist Hans Lundin sings in Swedish but his voice is strong. This 2015 remastered edition includes four bonus tracks.

KARFAGEN - 7 (RELEASE: 31/07/2015)

KINGCROW – Eidos (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
Eidos is a new concept album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. Their earlier albums 'Phlegethon' and 'In Cresc

TIGER MOTH TALES - Story Tellers - Part One (RELEASE: 29/06/2015)
Following on from the success of Cocoon, Tiger Moth Tales are ready to release the brand new album “Story Tellers – Part 1”. After seeing an internet challenge to conceive and record an album in the month of February, Pete Jones was inspired to get back into the studio. To record an album in 28 days was quite the challenge but armed with a vivid imagination and his childhood memories, Pete has written seven songs based on some of the classic children stories he listened to as a young boy. He has put his unique twist to such classic tales as Sleeping Beauty, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and for those of you who like fantastic instrumentation and stunning vocal performances, look no further.


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 25th, 2015, 12:24pm

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GTR (deluxe) (double cd pre-order)


Steve Hackett and Steve Howe's short-lived mid 1980s AOR supergroup get the Esoteric deluxe treatment.

Re-mastered, this edition includes a bonus CD of GTR live in Los Angeles in July 1986*. There are also three tracks taken from promotional 12-inch singles, two of which appear on CD for the first time.

Contains a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.

Pre-order for 28th August release
https://www.burningshed.com/

* I attended this gig. How cool is that? The album was so-so, but the gig was pretty cool. I might get this just for the live show.


Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 25th, 2015, 3:38pm

Hey COT, have you listened to Magic Pie's album yet?
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 25th, 2015, 3:53pm

on Jun 25th, 2015, 3:38pm, demolition man wrote:
Hey COT, have you listened to Magic Pie's album yet?


Yes, Colin! It's fantastic! Have you got it?

Here's a review from DPRP
http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201544.php#magicpie
Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Jun 25th, 2015, 6:40pm

Not yet mate!


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 8th, 2015, 12:15pm

New Spock's Beard album due for release on Aug. 21st

Sounds like it's going to be good. Ted Leonard of the band Enchant is onboard again as lead vocalist.


http://www.spocksbeard.com/


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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 2nd, 2015, 12:29pm

Echolyn have released their latest album, I Heard You Listening.

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You can listen to it over at Progstreaming, or here at Bandcamp:

http://echolyn.bandcamp.com/

There's some very fine music here, including the rather gorgeous first track, Messsenger Of All's Right.


Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Aug 2nd, 2015, 5:24pm

on Aug 2nd, 2015, 12:29pm, Julian wrote:
Echolyn have released their latest album, I Heard You Listening.

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You can listen to it over at Progstreaming, or here at Bandcamp:

http://echolyn.bandcamp.com/

There's some very fine music here, including the rather gorgeous first track, Messsenger Of All's Right.



Excellent album
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 27th, 2015, 11:28am

Unified Past have a new album coming out in September called 'Shifting The Equilibrium.' Phil Naro of Druckfarben and Corvus Stone will be featured on vocals. Artwork by Ed Unitsky.

Check out a track from the upcoming album
http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/shifting-the-equilibrium

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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 28th, 2015, 8:52pm

An album which I really like is:

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It's by a group called Advent. The album's called Silent Sentinel.

The first time you listen to it, Gentle Giant may well be what pops into your head. It would be the more eclectic or more harmonious side of the Giant, to be sure (less the harder rock side).

The second time? Well, perhaps a bit of Caravan (in the vocals) or National Health (some guitar work).

The third time? You'll probably just be listening to the music.

You can listen to the album over at Bandcamp (it's also presently at Progstreaming):

http://advent-prog.bandcamp.com/

If you'd like to know a bit more about the band, here's their site:

http://www.adventmusic.net/


Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Aug 31st, 2015, 6:57pm

Just to add to my earlier post, here's a track from the Silent Sentinel album:




Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 3rd, 2015, 1:09pm

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Steve Hackett

Premonitions (10cd/4dvd box set pre-order)



A deluxe boxed set containing 10 cds and 4 dvds representing a complete overview of the most successful phase in Steve Hackett's magnificent career.

Featuring remastered albums, rare b-sides and mixes, and a wealth of previously unavailable recordings, in addition there are 5.1 mixes from the original multi-track tapes of Please Don't Touch and Spectral Mornings by Steven Wilson and 5.1 up-mixes derived from the original stereo masters (the original multi-tracks were unavailable) of Voyage of the Acolyte and Defector.

The discs are housed in two die-cut, gatefold disc holders (one of six pages, one of eight pages) within a rigid 242mm square slipcase and alongside a 64 page book containing rare photos and a new essay by compiler Mark Powell, and a note from Steve Hackett himself. Artwork by Roger Dean.

Pre-order for 23rd October release

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premonitions-The-Charisma-Recordings-1975-1983/dp/B00YC26FXI

http://www.genesis-news.com/news-Steve-Hackett-14CD-Boxset-Premonitions-The-Charisma-Years-n450.html





Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on Sep 3rd, 2015, 5:06pm

on Aug 27th, 2015, 11:28am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Unified Past have a new album coming out in September called 'Shifting The Equilibrium.' Phil Naro of Druckfarben and Corvus Stone will be featured on vocals. Artwork by Ed Unitsky.

Check out a track from the upcoming album
http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/album/shifting-the-equilibrium

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Ed Unitsky must be the best cover artist around these days. I've never yet seen one that doesn't impress me. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by NoSonOfVine on Sep 8th, 2015, 04:38am

on Sep 3rd, 2015, 5:06pm, Chessman wrote:
Ed Unitsky must be the best cover artist around these days. I've never yet seen one that doesn't impress me. cool

No offence, but I'm not fond of that cover. It's ambitious but it's a bit of a mess. I like detailed album covers, but sometimes they can be a bit too detailed.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 8th, 2015, 11:43am

New Nad Sylvan solo album to be released in October
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Nad Sylvan's first solo album in 12 years, 'Courting The Widow,' is a conceptual work containing the 22 minute tour-de-force To Turn The Other Side.

The album features Sylvan alongside stellar names including Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt, Roger King, Doane Perry (Jethro Tull), Nick D'Virgilio and others.


Re: Prog news
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 8th, 2015, 12:34pm

on Sep 8th, 2015, 04:38am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
No offence, but I'm not fond of that cover. It's ambitious but it's a bit of a mess. I like detailed album covers, but sometimes they can be a bit too detailed.


I agree. I'm not too fond of many of his covers though lipsrsealed
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:15pm

on Sep 8th, 2015, 11:43am, CountingOutTime wrote:
New Nad Sylvan solo album to be released in October
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Well Nad looks typically dramatic in that cover portrait (it is Nad, isn’t it?)
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:18pm

on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:15pm, boredatwork wrote:
Well Nad looks typically dramatic in that cover portrait (it is Nad, isn’t it?)


I was thinking at first that it was Nad, but then I thought about the album title and figured it must be the 'widow.' Knowing Nad though, and I've met him before, it could very well be him grin
Re: Prog news
Post by boredatwork on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:33pm

on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:18pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I was thinking at first that it was Nad, but then I thought about the album title and figured it must be the 'widow.' Knowing Nad though, and I've met him before, it could very well be him grin

I’m sure you’re right, but after seeing him performing live it’s an easy mistake to make laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 5th, 2015, 1:07pm

Roine Stolt is jamming with Steve Hackett on the new Acolyte to Wolflight tour!! Great to know that Steve has brought Roine onboard to play bass/12 string. Would love to attend, but don't see them coming to west coast USA.
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Re: Prog news
Post by Julian on Oct 12th, 2015, 5:16pm

Perfect Beings will release their second album (simply called Perfect Beings II) on October 16th:




Re: Prog news
Post by John Wilkinson on Oct 13th, 2015, 08:27am

on Sep 8th, 2015, 4:15pm, boredatwork wrote:
Well Nad looks typically dramatic in that cover portrait (it is Nad, isn’t it?)


grin grin grin grin grin grin rolleyes wink

Best wishes

John
Re: Prog news
Post by supernatural on Oct 17th, 2015, 04:40am

Frost* are playing 3 gigs next June. One in Edinburgh,one in Bilston and I can't remember where the 3rd one is but I know it isn't in Manchester
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 20th, 2015, 09:03am

Nick Beggs has created a new band with an album due out in January 2016. You may remember him as the recent bassist for Steve Hackett, as well as being the bassist for Lifesigns who released an awesome debut album in 2012. He's also been Steven Wilson's bass player since 2011.

The MUTE GODS are a brand new band from the mind of renowned bassist, Chapman
stick player & vocalist Nick Beggs alongside drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven
Wilson), and long-time Steve Hackett collaborator & keyboardist Roger King.

Nick Beggs had this to say:
"The record has a number of moods. But overall, it's a rather disgruntled rant
at the dystopia we've created for ourselves and our children. The song:
'Swimming Horses' is a warning about the passing of time and the rising of
tides. 'Feed The Troll' is a dedication to all those who have too much time on
their hands.
The person who has helped me realize this record is Roger King. We worked
together for quite a few years in the Steve Hackett band and when I approached
him last year about producing, I was honoured and surprised when he agreed. His
strengths are my weaknesses and I believe we complement each other rather well.
But the public will have the final word on that.
After working extensively with the Steven Wilson band, I invited Marco Minnemann
to play drums for me. Although I have a couple of other guest drummers like:
Nick D'Virgilio and Gary O'Toole, Marco is playing on the majority of tracks. He
also added his genius with some sound modelling and guitar.
Sonically, you can expect an album that tips its hat in the direction of
alternative rock and pop"


With the track record these guys have, we can expect a pretty exciting album from this collaboration!

'Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me' is released on 22nd January 2016.

Track List [CD Digi-Pak]:
01. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (7:45)
02. Praying To A Mute God (5:06)
03. Nightschool For Idiots ?(6:00)
04. Feed The Troll ?(4:55)
05. Your Dark Ideas ?(4:41)
06. Last Man On Earth? (5:30) * Bonus Track *
07. In The Crosshairs (3:18)
08. Strange Relationship (6:10)
09. Swimming Horses? (7:05)
10. Mavro Capelo (5:10) * Bonus Track *
11. Father Daughter ?(4:09)

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 23rd, 2015, 10:02am

Tiger Moth Tales just released

'Pete Jones Plays Genesis - Selling England For A Pound'


http://tigermothtales.bandcamp.com/album/pete-jones-plays-genesis-selling-england-for-a-pound
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 24th, 2015, 10:19am

Spock's Beard has compiled a first 20 years collection to be released on November 20th, 2015.

There is also a new song written by Neal Morse that clocks in at around 20 minutes. Everyone that's been in the band over the years is included on this one.

Sounds like a great release!!

Read about it here
http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=16371&IdCompany=8
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 14th, 2016, 1:23pm

The fantastic progressive metal group Headspace has a new album coming out in February entitled 'All That You Fear Is Gone.'

The band was formed by Adam Wakeman (Rick's son). Lee Pomeroy is on bass (he has been touring as Steve Hackett's bassist on and off for the last couple of years). Damian Wilson on vocals and Adam Wakeman on keys, Pete Rinaldi on guitar and Adam Faulkner on drums.

From the album 'I Am Anonymous'

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 28th, 2016, 2:59pm

Eric Gillette, guitarist extraordinaire and multi-instrumentalist with The Neal Morse Band, is releasing his sophomore album entitled 'The Great Unknown' in May 2016. With him are two members of Haken on keys and bass.

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Eric's debut album, 'Afterthought,' is amazing. He plays all the instruments. Over an hour of fabulous music.





Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 31st, 2016, 12:48pm

Tangent News!!

Sorry to hear about Andy's heart attack, but glad he's back on his feet

See below for a letter from Andy Tillison and lots of new music!!


Dear all

Well, 2015 was an eventful and challenging year at Tangent HQ as you may or may not know, Andy suffered a heart attack and was out of action for a few months. Thanks to the support of music fans, friends, family and countless wonderful people in the NHS he has now been declared “fit as a fiddle” and we have lots of news for you! Below is a recent letter that Andy posted on The Tangent Facebook group, apologies for duplicating this message to those of you who have already seen it and many thanks to those of you who have already pre-ordered “Durch” but we are very aware that there are many who don’t use social networking sites so we wanted to make sure that everyone is kept in the loop:


“NEW MUSIC CD!

Thank you to everyone who liked and commented on Sally's recent posting regarding my status. I have been through a rough time with my health over the past 6 months but thanks to the devotion and skill of the NHS I now have bionic arteries which have started to push the blood back into the "you need to make some music" part of my brain. The heart attack was naturally a shock.. (not expected for a less than 70kg - 56 year old - vegetarian wholefoods eating – non-drinker - who gave up smoking 2 years ago) - and with the shock came a lot of depression, loss of interest in music, conversation and just about everything I was previously interested in. I've recently been allowed to return to work at my College, all I need to do now is convince the College to let me do something when I'm there - I feel at present that I'm running a career restricted by a Risk Assessment that someone has done.

Strangely, coming THROUGH all this, back into the daylight at the other side of the tunnel, I've found quite a lot of music that I have utterly no memory of writing. Scattered about on a few hard drives are a load of unfinished bits and bobs, and in a few cases fully fledged songs, one of which seems to be called "The Man Who Couldn't Lead Us Because He Didn't Want To Blow Up Other People On Our Behalf". I have NO IDEA what that one is about… I'll probably have to think of a better title.

NEW MUSIC

I'm pleased to announce the third in my solo ambient/electronica/anything else series - "Machte Es Durch". This is the German phrase for "Made It Through" and "Through" is what I hope I am. The album follows my 2007 album "Fog" and the 2010 "Murk". The album will feature instrumental music very much inspired by the music of Berlin School Electronica acts like T Dream, Redshift and Michael Hoenig and in fact a centrepiece of the album is a fully developed version of "Transient Loss" a piece written in honour of Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream who died in 2015. As with the two previous albums the music does deviate quite widely from the central style, extending from time to time into Tangent style territory as well as Jazz and other genres.

Durch is nearing compositional completion now and is should be (emphasis on "should") available on CD by the end of March. Pre-orders are available at www.thetangent.org now!! As usual. pre-orders will allow early listening to some of the pieces in various stages of development although this will begin in FEBRUARY as I don't have mixes I'm happy enough to play you right away. I utterly HATE having to say that your buying this album is crucially important to getting other projects up and running - as my half year of illness has very seriously emptied the coffers here at Tangent Towers, your support would be most welcome - because...
.
The release of Durch is the first of FOUR ongoing musical projects that I have been working on during the past few months. The others include (naturally) the 9th studio album by The Tangent - although I should say that that is some way off official commencement. More further down..

The second album by MULTIPLEX is however, a lot further advanced and this time will include more musicians than just myself. I have asked Luke Machin and Theo Travis to help me with this album and Steve Roberts (formerly of Godsticks and well known for his work with Magenta) is also in line for the drum stool on the album. For those of you who don't know about Multiplex, it is a Tangent side project far more focussed on Jazz Rock instrumental work and the first album was released to some nice response early in 2015. We will open pre-orders on that album quite soon in order to finance the recording.

Another album that is currently being recorded is altogether less predictable. It is a COVER VERSION of a concept album recorded originally in 1985 by another artist altogether. The original album was not recorded by a Prog related artist, however I always believed that it would make a terrific album in my chosen genre and I spent a lot of the long break that I've been forced to have, working out how to make this genius, predominantly acoustic album work as a full on symphonic Prog Rock concept album. The original album is not very well known - in fact REALLY obscure, although the various people who made it went on to global success with a career lasting 30 years. There's something to keep you guessing. At present my version of the album is fairly well advanced - however I haven't actually decided whether it's going to be a "one off" Tangent album or something that's a different project altogether. Depends who ends up working on it... and there is a good chance that some people originally involved will reprise their roles. The release is likely to be 2 separate CDs, released around a year apart

To return though to THE TANGENT - after 13 years working with that project, Jonas, myself, Theo and Luke have decided we'd like to do something a bit different. The album "A Spark In The Aether" was for us a bookend to the band's career so far. During these years the band has managed to maintain a position among the most popular current era Prog Rock bands. Of course, within that time many other artists have moved into the same arena and flourished - entirely deserved in many cases incidentally - so now we feel that we'd like to work on something a bit more risky, built more for our own sense of adventure than on poll topping. The aim will be to still create a narrative based musical landscape with a broader still range of influences ( I think I can claim that ours were already pretty broad) - this time the emphasis will NOT be on what people insist on calling "Retro Prog" but looking around us NOW at what we'd like to fuse into our music in the same ways as our ancestors were doing in 1969. Prog? of course! Rules? Out of the window!

Also In the pipeline is the forthcoming album by Karmakanic, on which I have played some organ (including on the epic track we played on tour in 2014) and I can also happily announce on a new track "Steer By The Stars" which Jonas Reingold and I wrote together - our first joint composition and hopefully the first of many for BOTH projects.

May I be seriously late in wishing everyone A HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope to be a little more present on the Facebook page this next few months. Best wishes to all. ~ Andy”

 

You can pre-order “Durch”, buy back catalogue and read the latest news at www.thetangent.org

You can also get regular news updates, see exclusive video clips of Andy working in the studio and join in comments threads and regular discussions with Andy and likeminded music lovers at our very popular and friendly FaceBook Group at: www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/

                           

Or if you prefer to Tweet you can find:

 

The Tangent at www.twitter.com/thetangentmusic

Andy Tillison at www.twitter.com/progferbrains

 

Last but not least thank you all for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for The Tangent, this band was built for fans by fans and as such would be nothing without each and every one of you.

 

NB: We have a policy of never ever spamming Tangent fans or asking them to vote in polls.

You have been sent this newsletter because you have either purchased Tangent albums in the past or have requested to have your email address added to our list. It is never our intention to send spam or unwanted mails. If you don’t want us to send any more emails to you or if you have a different email address that you would like us to use then please accept our apologies and reply to this email including “remove from list” in the title.

 

Happy New Year and very best wishes from me, Andy and The Tangent!

 

Sally

 

Sally Collyer

Management, Press and PR

The Tangent & Andy Tillison

sally@thetangent.org

www.thetangent.or


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on May 3rd, 2016, 5:45pm

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Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary YES vocalist and singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the release of their collaborative album, Invention Of Knowledge, on June 24th via InsideOut Music.

Pre-order here https://www.burningshed.com/store/InsideOutMusic/product/523/7555/

Jon Anderson had this to say: ".....Music is always the driving force in my life... working with such a wonderful musician as Roine Stolt made the creation of this album very unique,we are very excited with the release of Invention of Knowledge."

Roine Stolt adds: "It is not aiming at being new YES music; just new music, modern and classical, rock and ethno, tribal and orchestrated, grooving and floating. Hopefully in the true spirit of "progressive" - leaning forward, surprising and also comforting with familiar run-arounds. We've been "inventing" as we go along - Jon is an endless source of new ideas. We've been bouncing ideas back and forth for months and as a result there are probably dozens of versions of these songs. It's been a very interesting and rewarding time and the result is just insanely detailed."

InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: "I have been talking to Jon for ages about making an album of ‘YES music' - as Jon calls it - and Roine seemed like the perfect guy for him to work with. I am really happy that it has finally happened and I am also thrilled with the material they have come up with. I think it will please a lot of fans!"

The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as Tales From Topographic Oceans, Awaken & Olias Of Sunhillow, but giving it a modern twist.

Written AND recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped and refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realize the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the YES Symphonic tour) and Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold and Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas, who all provided backing vocals.

Re: Prog news
Post by DREAMER on May 4th, 2016, 12:53pm

Steven Wilson confirms remix of Yes TOTO on the way at last!

https://www.facebook.com/SWREmixes
Re: Prog news
Post by Chessman on May 4th, 2016, 4:12pm

on May 3rd, 2016, 5:45pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
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Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary YES vocalist and singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the release of their collaborative album, Invention Of Knowledge, on June 24th via InsideOut Music.

Pre-order here https://www.burningshed.com/store/InsideOutMusic/product/523/7555/

Jon Anderson had this to say: ".....Music is always the driving force in my life... working with such a wonderful musician as Roine Stolt made the creation of this album very unique,we are very excited with the release of Invention of Knowledge."

Roine Stolt adds: "It is not aiming at being new YES music; just new music, modern and classical, rock and ethno, tribal and orchestrated, grooving and floating. Hopefully in the true spirit of "progressive" - leaning forward, surprising and also comforting with familiar run-arounds. We've been "inventing" as we go along - Jon is an endless source of new ideas. We've been bouncing ideas back and forth for months and as a result there are probably dozens of versions of these songs. It's been a very interesting and rewarding time and the result is just insanely detailed."

InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: "I have been talking to Jon for ages about making an album of ‘YES music' - as Jon calls it - and Roine seemed like the perfect guy for him to work with. I am really happy that it has finally happened and I am also thrilled with the material they have come up with. I think it will please a lot of fans!"

The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as Tales From Topographic Oceans, Awaken & Olias Of Sunhillow, but giving it a modern twist.

Written AND recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped and refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realize the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the YES Symphonic tour) and Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold and Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas, who all provided backing vocals.


Looking forward to this immensely! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jun 1st, 2016, 07:00am

Freedom To Glide will release their second studio album in July 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbMZztftU4&feature=youtu.be
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jun 1st, 2016, 2:48pm

on Jun 1st, 2016, 07:00am, Marygold wrote:
Freedom To Glide will release their second studio album in July 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbMZztftU4&feature=youtu.be


Sounds very good. I have their 1st album!.... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 3rd, 2016, 2:37pm

I believe Glass Hammer will be releasing a new album soon!.. smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 10th, 2016, 10:54am

First song released for the upcoming Neal Morse Band album 'The Similitude Of A Dream.' Sounds amazing!!


Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 11th, 2016, 1:59pm

NYC - Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and the response has been overwhelming. The initial tour runs October 19th through October 30th, and numerous shows are already Sold Out well in advance.

BRAND X are recognized as true musical pioneers who helped create an entire musical genre and influenced a broad spectrum of musicians and bands. From numerous fusion bands around the world, to even Phish and Dream Theatre, their influence to the their peers and the next generation of musicians has been monumental. They are unrivaled in their creativity, originality and approach. The seeds were sown around 1975 when future members of Brand X were collaborating with Brian Eno on his well known “Another Green World” album. Robert Fripp and Phil Collins also played on it, and it got many people thinking. Their contemporaries include bands such as Weather Report, Headhunters, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jaco Pastorious and Chick Corea, all crafting a unique blend of Jazz, Rock, and Ethic influences now widely known by fans worldwide simply as “Fusion”.

HAVE TICKET, WILL TRAVEL: “Something unexpected has been happening...”, the band's management explained. “People are coming out of the woodwork to come to these first shows. First we heard of a group driving from Texas all the way up to Chicago for a show. Then it's a group from Denver. A few coming from Toronto, and now we've got confirmation of fans flying in from London and even Berlin!”

HUFFINGTON POST FEATURE: “You Tried The Rest, Now Rediscover Band X” by Roger Weisman (08/07/2016) article struck a chord with many when he stated: “Brand X have too much of a background in Rock to be whole-heartedly accepted by the Jazz Community... but similar to some of Jeff Beck's fusion work, they've created masterpieces.”

THE BAND:

* John Goodsall (Guitar): Original BRAND X guitarist says, “It's a better version now. We’re all a lot more experienced – a lot more skilled… And that goes for every one of us.”

* Percy Jones (Bass): Original BRAND X bassist says, “This music takes us back to a certain space – which was really cool. I wasn't sure I’d ever feel that feeling again – and yet here it is!”

* Kenwood Dennard (Drums): BRAND X drummer who’s also played with Sting and Jaco Pastorious says, “When we used to play this music, it felt eternal. We used to get into a zone where it felt so deep. Now that's exactly how it felt again.”

* Chris Clark (Keyboards): Formerly of John Entwistle Band (The Who), and Richie Cannata's Band (Billy Joel).

* Scott Weinberger (Percussionist): Sessions with Adrian Belew, and live with The Security Project (Jerry Marotta, formerly of Peter Gabriel and Trey Gunn formerly of King Crimson)

The reunited BRAND X will be performing material from their first three albums on these initial tours in October 2016.

“Unorthodox Behaviour” was a superb debut album. Members Percy Jones, Phil Collins, Morris Pert, John Goodsall and Robin Lumley had been doing sessions for Brian Eno, and banded together for this initial release.

“Moroccan Roll”: Surprises everyone by hitting #37 in the UK charts. Experimenting with some Eastern tonalities, including a shimmering Sitar played by Goodsall on “Sun In The Night”, BRAND X create an uncanny masterpiece – a fusion album with melodies. Percussionist Morris Pert now joins the band, and manages to bang on everything including a few kitchen sinks. Robin Lumley's “Disco Suicide” is as catchy as it is clever. Percy Jones galloping “Malaga Virgen” races with furious Bass and Drums – and remains a show-stopper live.

“Livestock”: A true live album in every sense of the word. Recorded at gigs at Hammersmith Odeon and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, it shows that band at their most mature with finesse and macho chops rarely heard live. Robin Lumley has stated that the entire Livestock album was mixed in one day with absolutely no overdubs.

SHOWS IN OCTOBER 2016:
Oct 19: Milwaukee, WI at The Shank Hall
Oct 20: Edwardsville, IL at The Wildey Theatre
Oct 21: Chicago, IL at Reggie's Live Progtober-Fest
Oct 22: Cleveland, OH at The Music Settlement/Bop-Stop
Oct 23: New Hope, PA at Havana Club
Oct 25: Arlington, MA at The Regent Theatre
Oct 27: New York City at Iridium Jazz Club (2 shows per night)
Oct 28: New York City at Iridium Jazz Club (2 shows per night)
Oct 29: Woodstock, NY at Bearsville Theatre
Oct 30: Newton, NJ at The Newton Theatre

For more information:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Official-Brand-X-1715531621998359/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/BrandXOffical

Management:
Norman Bedford
HYPERACTIVE PRODS.
norman@sosprods.com
O: 305-754-4044
C: 786-216-4677

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 11th, 2016, 2:31pm

on Sep 11th, 2016, 1:59pm, Noni wrote:
NYC - Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and the response has been overwhelming. The initial tour runs October 19th through October 30th, and numerous shows are already Sold Out well in advance.



Wow. That's surprising news. I hope they plan on touring more extensively. I've always enjoyed Brand X's music.
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 11th, 2016, 3:13pm

on Sep 11th, 2016, 2:31pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Wow. That's surprising news. I hope they plan on touring more extensively. I've always enjoyed Brand X's music.


Just America so far!... sad
Re: Prog news
Post by DREAMER on Sep 29th, 2016, 12:29pm

Kate Bush - Before The Dawn 3CD or 4LP - Nov 25th!
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 29th, 2016, 12:59pm

on Sep 29th, 2016, 12:29pm, DREAMER wrote:
Kate Bush - Before The Dawn 3CD or 4LP - Nov 25th!


If you're a Kate Bush fan, you may want to listen to some North Sea Radio Orchestra. The vocalist is a dead ringer for Kate Bush. Great stuff!


Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 5th, 2016, 09:32am

Kaipa Da Capo



For Immediate Release



Swedish Prog Legends Kaipa DaCapo Feat. Guitar Icon Roine Stolt To Release First New Studio Album In 35 Years - “Dårskapens Monotoni”!



Sweden - Prog dreams do come true! Legendary '70s Swedish Prog ensemble Kaipa DaCapo featuring guitarist Roine Stolt will be releasing a new album “Dårskapens Monotoni” on October 10th on Foxtrot Records!



In the mid 70's the band Kaipa was one of the main acts on the Swedish music scene, alongside groups like Kebnekaise, Samla Mammas Manna, Hoola Bandoola, Bo Hansson, Made in Sweden. Four young men devoted all their time to the band Kaipa, with regular touring and recordings between the years 1974-1978. Kaipa did many shows, over 100 each year and many live broadcasts on national radio and television. They recorded 3 albums for the DECCA label and were often compared to international contemporary giants of the genre, like Genesis, YES, Pink Floyd and Focus.



Three of the original members have now re-united and play the music from the most popular albums from their 1970's catalogue, now together with two new younger members - trying to be faithful to the vibe and sound and 70's style. Ingemar Bergman, Tomas Eriksson and Roine Stolt carry the torch forward from the 70's - Roine, perhaps the most well know now within progressive circles - with recent success with his own bands “Transatlantic” & “The Flower Kings” - with almost one million albums sold. Lately also as a member of Steve Hackett’s touring band and most notably on a brand new successful collaboration with Jon Anderson of YES - “Invention of Knowledge” - released June this year to thunderous reviews. The duo are working on a follow up to that album - with possible live shows of Anderson & Stolt Orchestra in 2017.



June 2016 saw Kaipa DaCapo record brand new material for the first time in more than 35 years. This is the first full length album with new Kaipa DaCapo music from these gentlemen - recorded in a state of the art studio in a very organic and old fashion way - 5 guys playing the music together in a recording studio.



Kaipa is:

INGEMAR BERGMAN: Drums, Percussion

TOMAS ERIKSSON: Rickenbacker & Fender Bass

ROINE STOLT: Guitars,Vocal, Moogbass

MICHAEL STOLT: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Keyboards

MAX LORENTZ: Hammond Organ,Mellotron, Moog, Keyboards,Vocals



With Guests:

MERIT HEMMINGSSON: Vocal (4)

LUDDE LORENTZ: Saxophones (6)

PETER LINDBERG: Steelguitar (3,7)



Tracks

1. Dårskapens Monotoni 10:30

2. När Jag Var En Pojk 10:40

3. Vi Lever Här 6:20

4. Det Tysta Guldet 10:20

5. Spår Av Vår Tid 5:40

6. Tonerna 17:20

7. Monoliten 5:45



Produced & Mixed By Roine Stolt

Fenix Recordings, Varnhem, Sweden

Engineer: Lasse Hallbäck

Album artwork: Rick Jacobi
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 6th, 2016, 09:46am

on Sep 3rd, 2016, 2:37pm, Noni wrote:
I believe Glass Hammer will be releasing a new album soon!.. smiley


I have it Noni grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Oct 6th, 2016, 5:23pm

on Oct 6th, 2016, 09:46am, NedFlanders wrote:
I have it Noni grin


Is it good?
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 6th, 2016, 5:52pm

on Oct 6th, 2016, 5:23pm, Noni wrote:
Is it good?


Yes mate, it is laugh
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 7th, 2016, 4:02pm

Just got an e-mail of all the great new stuff coming up!!

Check it out!

http://www.progrock.co.uk/progrock-pre-orders




Re: Prog news
Post by demolition man on Nov 10th, 2016, 11:15am

on Nov 7th, 2016, 4:02pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Just got an e-mail of all the great new stuff coming up!!

Check it out!

http://www.progrock.co.uk/progrock-pre-orders





King Crimson - Elements 2016 on order wink
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 10th, 2016, 11:27am

on Nov 10th, 2016, 11:15am, demolition man wrote:
King Crimson - Elements 2016 on order wink


Great to see you on here, Colin. The KC double album should be amazing.
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Nov 14th, 2016, 2:06pm

More great new stuff!

http://www.progrock.co.uk/?utm_source=SendBlaster&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Newsletter20161113&utm_content=Newsletter20161113&utm_campaign=Newsletter20161113
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jan 2nd, 2017, 6:46pm

Rick Davies of Supertramp is suffering from cancer. He had to cancel his live shows!! sad



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/05/supertramp-cancels-european-tour-due-to-singer-rick-davies-cancer-treatment
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 9th, 2017, 9:52pm

Tons of great progressive rock being released in June and July of this year. Can't wait! grin


http://newprogreleases.blogspot.com/2017/
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 9th, 2017, 10:00pm

on Jan 2nd, 2017, 6:46pm, Noni wrote:
Rick Davies of Supertramp is suffering from cancer. He had to cancel his live shows!! sad



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/05/supertramp-cancels-european-tour-due-to-singer-rick-davies-cancer-treatment


I just read where Rick Davies' cancer is 95% in remission. Not sure if he plans to continue touring. One thing's for sure though - there will never be a Supertramp reunion gig with Davies and Hodgson. Shame... undecided
Re: Prog news
Post by NedFlanders on Jun 10th, 2017, 02:43am

on Jun 9th, 2017, 10:00pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I just read where Rick Davies' cancer is 95% in remission. Not sure if he plans to continue touring. One thing's for sure though - there will never be a Supertramp reunion gig with Davies and Hodgson. Shame... undecided


Great place to check future releases

http://www.progrock.co.uk/Mobile/MBSCCatalog.asp
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jun 10th, 2017, 05:56am

on Jun 10th, 2017, 02:43am, NedFlanders wrote:
Great place to check future releases

http://www.progrock.co.uk/Mobile/MBSCCatalog.asp


Thank you for the Link Ned........ smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 12th, 2017, 10:41am

Kim Seviour (former Touchstone singer) will release her very first solo album "Recovery Is Learning" in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkDgV2Uln80
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Jul 12th, 2017, 11:15am

on Jul 12th, 2017, 10:41am, Marygold wrote:
Kim Seviour (former Touchstone singer) will release her very first solo album "Recovery Is Learning" in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkDgV2Uln80


Thanks Marygold smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 12th, 2017, 1:28pm

on Jul 12th, 2017, 11:15am, Noni wrote:
Thanks Marygold smiley


wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 13th, 2017, 08:04am

Dutch proggers Minor Giant recruit a new singer, Sean Filkins who's known for his previous work with Big Big Train on the albums "Gathering Speed" and "The Difference Machine". He also has a solo album "War and Peace & Other Short Stories"...

Sean Filkins will be recording the lead vocals for the next Minor Giant album entitled "What Was Lost', which should be out in October 2017.
Re: Prog news
Post by Witchwood on Jul 13th, 2017, 11:34am

on Jul 13th, 2017, 08:04am, Marygold wrote:
Dutch proggers Minor Giant recruit a new singer, Sean Filkins who's known for his previous work with Big Big Train on the albums "Gathering Speed" and "The Difference Machine". He also has a solo album "War and Peace & Other Short Stories"...

Sean Filkins will be recording the lead vocals for the next Minor Giant album entitled "What Was Lost', which should be out in October 2017.


I like Sean Filkins' voice as well as the two BBT albums he sang on.

I've never heard of Minor Giant but I will definitely make a point of checking out their next release when it comes out.

Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Jul 13th, 2017, 12:11pm

on Jul 13th, 2017, 11:34am, Witchwood wrote:


I've never heard of Minor Giant but I will definitely make a point of checking out their next release when it comes out.


A link to epic track from their debut album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1R2ncbKJ-c

Suppose, the musical formula for new release will remain similar.

Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 28th, 2017, 12:10pm

Kaipa to release a new album in September!

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More info and video here
https://www.rockreport.be/videos/kaipa-children-of-the-sounds
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Jul 28th, 2017, 8:36pm

Great new supergroup Moonparticle is made up of members of Steven Wilson's band, The Tangent, Frost* and more. Great atmospheric music!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/moonparticle
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 9th, 2017, 2:57pm

IQ have announced they will release their new album next year.

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-08-09/iq-give-update-on-next-studio-album

They have at least a 100 minutes of music in the bag!... grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 25th, 2017, 01:45am

Wobbler should release their new album in October 2017.

https://www.karismarecords.no/karisma-records-signs-norways-leading-symphonic-proggers-wobbler-album-details-revealed/
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:22am

on Aug 25th, 2017, 01:45am, Marygold wrote:
Wobbler should release their new album in October 2017.

https://www.karismarecords.no/karisma-records-signs-norways-leading-symphonic-proggers-wobbler-album-details-revealed/


Good news.. 2017 has been good so far... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:31am

Btw, Noni. Do you like anything from the Swiss band Clepsydra? Just wanna inform that they are working on material for the next album. wink
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:34am

on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:31am, Marygold wrote:
Btw, Noni. Do you like anything from the Swiss band Clepsydra? Just wanna inform that they are working on material for the next album. wink


I do have their stuff, yes!!!... What will be awesome is hearing a new album by Camel!!! rolleyes grin
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:44am

on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:34am, Noni wrote:
What will be awesome is hearing a new album by Camel!!! rolleyes grin


Andy Latimer will be a special guest star on upcoming Kayak album.

https://www.kayakonline.info/news
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:59am

on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:44am, Marygold wrote:
Andy Latimer will be a special guest star on upcoming Kayak album.

https://www.kayakonline.info/news


Supposed to get news soon from Camel's web-site!! smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Aug 25th, 2017, 04:15am

on Aug 25th, 2017, 03:59am, Noni wrote:
Supposed to get news soon from Camel's web-site!! smiley


Together with Genesis alumni, Andy should be guesting on another prog album as well - to be out in next year. cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Aug 29th, 2017, 09:00am

New album due out by Habelard2 called Hustle & Bustle in September... smiley
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 6th, 2017, 09:56am

New PFM album out in October, 2017.."EMOTIONAL TATTOOS”
Re: Prog news
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 6th, 2017, 11:26am

on Sep 6th, 2017, 09:56am, Noni wrote:
New PFM album out in October, 2017.."EMOTIONAL TATTOOS”


Nice! Can't wait! cool
Re: Prog news
Post by Marygold on Sep 9th, 2017, 09:22am

After 12 years of hiatus, Italian band Marygold will make a return this October, unveiling a brand new album 'One Light Year'. cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=119&v=2fLR6jDAKJ4
Re: Prog news
Post by Noni on Sep 9th, 2017, 5:03pm

on Sep 9th, 2017, 09:22am, Marygold wrote:
After 12 years of hiatus, Italian band Marygold will make a return this October, unveiling a brand new album 'One Light Year'. cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=119&v=2fLR6jDAKJ4


My ears will be on the ground!! smiley