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Friday, December 29, 2017

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2017
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Dan Owen: Vocals (2)
Keith Macksoud: Bass Guitar

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

If Anything Happens To The Cat "Mångata"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 2017
Tracklist
01 Lakesides, Endless            
02 Raven Steals The Light            
03 Echo Park            
04 Beijing Fury            
05 Five Lion Mountain            
06 Out And Into The Vast            
07 Seren

Line-up
Wouter De Ghesquière - guitar
Filipe Van Huylenbroeck - guitar, vocals
Pieter Van Parijs - guitar, synthesizer
Jasper De Petter - bass, vocals
Bram Delcourt - drums
   With
Fien Deman - vocals (3)
An-Sofie De Meyer - vocals (3)
Sander Kintaert - trumpet (2)

Media/Samples 
Echo Park

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Silhouette "The World is Flat And Other Alternative Facts"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic, Neo-Prog
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 23, 2017
Tracklist
  1. March Of Peace
  2. The Flow
  3. Six Feet Underground
  4. Bitter Sweet Memories Suite  
  5. Sakura
  6. Turn It Off
Line-up
Jurjen Bergsma: Bass guitar, backing vocals
Brian de Graeve: Lead and backing vocals, 12 string guitar
Erik Laan: Lead and backing vocals, keyboards, bass pedal
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen: Drums and percussion
Daniel van der Weijde: Electric and acoustic guitars
   With
Chantal van den Dungen: Flute
Petruschka Schaafsma: Hobo
Sophie Zaaijer: Violin
Ger Otten: French Horn
Joke Laan Morsch: Additional Soprano Vocals
MarYo: Backing Vocals

Media/Samples 
March of Peace

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Caligula’s Horse "In Contact"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Alternative Progressive Metal/Rock
Label Inside Out
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves

Line-up
Jim Grey - Lead Vocals
Zac Greensill - Guitar, Vocals
Dave Couper - Bass, Vocals
Geoff Irish - Drums
Sam Vallen - Guitar & Everything Else

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Mogwai "Every Country’s Sun"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Post Rock
Label: Rock Action Records (UK & EU), Temporary Residence (North America), Spunk Records (Australia)
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist

1. Coolverine (6:16) 
2. Party In The Dark (4:02) 
3. Brain Sweeties (4:43) 
4. Crossing The Road Material (6:58) 
5. Aka 47 (4:16) 
6. 20 Size (4:44) 
7. 1000 Foot Face (4:31) 
8. Don't Believe The Fife (6:23) 
9. Battered At A Scramble (4:02) 
10. Old Poisons (4:30) 
11. Every Country's Sun (5:37) 

Total Time 56:02 


Line-up
Stuart Braithwaite - guitar
Barry Burns - guitar, keyboards, flute
Dominic Aitchison - bass
Martin Bulloch - drums

Media/Samples 
Coolverine

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Leprous "Malina"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 25, 2017
Tracklist
1. Bonneville (5:28)
2. Stuck (6:48)
3. From The Flame (3:51)
4. Captive (3:43)
5. Illuminate (4:21)
6. Leashes (4:09)
7. Mirage (6:48)
8. Malina (6:15)
9. Coma (3:55)
10. The Weight Of Disaster (6:00)
11. The Last Milestone (7:30)

Total Time 58:48

Line-up
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitar
Øystein Landsverk - Guitar
Baard Kolstad - Drums
Simen Daniel Børven - Bass

Media/Samples 
From The Flame

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Steven Wilson "To The Bone"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Caroline International
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray
Release date: August 18, 2017
Tracklist
1. To The Bone (6:41)
2. Nowhere Now (4:03)
3. Pariah (4:46)
4. The Same Asylum As Before (5:14)
5. Refuge (6:43)
6. Permanating (3:34)
7. Blank Tapes (2:08)
8. People Who Eat Darkness (6:02)
9. Song Of I (5:21)
10. Detonation (9:19)
11. Song Of Unborn (5:55)

Total Time 59:46

Line-up
Steven Wilson: vocals, guitars
   With
Ninet Tayeb: vocals (3, 7)
Sophie Hunger (9)

Description/Reviews
Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in. 
Media/Samples 
Pariah
The Same Asylum As Before
Song Of I

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fibonacci Sequence "Cinema Finis"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 13, 2017
Tracklist
1. Tickets Please (2:07)
2. Obeah (7:35)
3. Psalm Before The Storm (1:27)
4. Christofer's Plan (10:11)
5. Repent (2:46)
6. Repentless (9:36)
7. Nightshade (3:34)
8. Lobby Song (2:29)
9. Take Your Seats (1:30)
10. Deus Ex Machina (9:25)
11. All Saints' Day (6:42)
12. Incantesimo Di Vistani (13:00)
13. Circumpunct (5:05)

Total Time 75:27


Line-up
Michael J. Butzen - Guitar
Jeff Schuelke - Keyboard
Tom Ford - Drums
Chad Novell - Bass
    With
Mariah Schultz - Violin
Jake Gresk - Cello
Mark Krueger - Voice Artist

Media/Samples 
Pre-order campaign video

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Forever Twelve "Home"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: TBA
Format: CD, digital
Release date: TBA
Tracklist
  1. Seven Seas
  2. Home
  3. Daisy Chain
  4. Kansas by the Sea
  5. Karmagedden
  6. Acoustic Rose
  7. Fate is in our Hands
Line-up
John Baker  (Mars Hollow) - Lead Vocals
Steve Barberic - Keyboards
Tom Graham - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
Fernando Martinez - Drums, Percussions

Media/Samples 
Seven Seas (Intro)
Daisy Chain

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Marco Minnemann "Borrego"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Lazy Bones Recordings
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 31, 2017
Tracklist
DISC 1:
1. Sandstorm
2. The Healer
3. Thunderstorm
4. Sculptures
5. A Random Place
6. North Bound
7. Palms Inn Blues
8. Cutting It Short
9. Mirage
10. Gold Digger
11. On That Note
12. Everyday Springtime 2017
13. South End
14. One Margarita (and the Milky Way)

DISC 2:
1. Horsepower
2. What Brought You Here?
3. 3 Ghosts in a Saloon
4. Homicide
5. Lady in White
6. Vallecito
7. Hometown
8. Roadrunner
9. What Can I Hide?
10. Broken Part

Exclusive Bonus Tracks for CD
11. Walls
12. Why Should I Care?
13. And Over Again
14. OTN (REMIX)

Line-up
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson): vocals, instruments
    With
Joe Satriani: guitar (1/2, 1/6, 2/1, 2/7)
Alex Lifeson (Rush): guitar (1/11, 1/13, 2/14)
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men): bass (2/14)
Elizabeth Carlson: violin
Brigitte Roka: vocals
Donna Zed : vocals

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Soul Secret "Babel"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Pride & Joy Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1) Prologue (Instrumental) (1:08)
2) What We're All About (5:55)
3) A Shadow On The Surface (4:37)
4) Will They? (5:57)
5) logOS (2:21)
6) Awakened By The Light (7:39)
7) Entering The City Of Gods (10:59)
8) The Cuckoo's Nest (6:59)
9) Newton's Law (7:49)
10) In The Hardest Of Times (14:09)

Total Time 67:33

Line-up
Claudio Casaburi - Bass
Luca Di Gennaro - Keyboards
Lino Di Pietrantonio - Vocals
Antonio Mocerino - Drums
Antonio Vittozzi - Guitars

Description/Reviews
BABEL is a concept album, covering topics like religion and love and ranging from classic progressive rock to more modern progressive metal, with influences from djent, fusion, electronic and latin music.
Also Read the full review at heavyparadise.blogspot.it

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What We're All About

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Kim Seviour "Recovery Is Learning"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Star Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Chiasma (4:25)
2. Call To Action (4:33)
3. Connect (4:34)
4. Faberge (5:02)
5. Mother Wisdom (5:08)
6. The Dive (5:05)
7. Where She Sleeps (3:32)
8. Recovery Is Learning (4:39)
9. Morning Of The Soul (5:09)

Total Time 42:07

Line-up
Kim Seviour (Touchstone)
John Mitchell  (It Bites, Kino, Arena, Frost*)

Media/Samples 
Chiasma

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Tangent "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, digital, vinyl + CD
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Two Rope Swings
2. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume)
3. Slow Rust
4. The Sad Story of Lead and Astatine
5. A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road
6. Basildonxit

Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) - keyboards, vocals, drums
Luke Machin (Maschine) - guitar, vocals
Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, Kaipa, Agents of Mercy) - bass guitar
Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Gong, No-Man) - saxes, flutes
Marie-Eve de Gaultier (Maschine) - keyboards, vocals
   With
Boff Whalley - vocals
Matt Farrow

Media/Samples 
Two Rope Swings 
A Few Steps Down The Wrong Road

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Karibow "From Here To The Impossible"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock 
Label: Progressive Promotion Records (PPRCD050)
Format: CD
Release date: July 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. Here
2. My Time Of My Life
3. Passion
4. Never Last
5. Lost Peace
6. A Crescent Man
7. Requiem
8. Inside You
9. System Of A Dream
10. Black Air
11. The Impossible

Line-up
Oliver Rüsing: vocals, guitars
Chris Thomas: guitars
Markus Bergen: keyboards
Gerald Nahrgang: drums, percussion
Thomas Wischt: bass
With:
Jim Gilmour (Saga): keyboards
Sean Timms (Unitopia, Southern Empire): Piano, vocals, saxophone
Dany Lopresto (Southern Empire): vocals, guitar
Monique Van Der Kolk (Harvest): vocals
Marek Arnold (SSTTGD, Toxic Smile, UPF, Damanek, Cyril): sax, flute, piano, keyboards
Mark Trueack (Unitopia, UPF): vocals

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Quantum Fantay "Tessellation Of Euclidean Space"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s)Instrumental Space Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records (PPRCD051)
Format: CD
Release date: July 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. Tessellate
2. Manas Kavya
3. Astral Projection
4. Skytopia (a) Azure (sky blue)
5. (b) Laputa (castle in the sky)
6. (c) Ignis Fatuus (Illusion)
7 (d) Empyrean (cosmos)
8. Anahata

Line-up
Pete Mush : synths and programming
Jaro : bass
Gino Bartolini : drums, percussion
Tom: guitars
   With
Nette Willox - sax

Media/Samples 
Sampler

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Cosmograf "The Hay-Man Dreams"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Plane Groovy (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 14, 2017
Tracklist
1. Tethered And Bound
2. Trouble In The Forest
3. The Motorway
4. Cut The Corn
5. Melancholy Death Of A Gamekeeper
6. Hay-Man

Line-up
Robin Armstrong: vocals, guitar, bass, keys
   With
Matt Stevens (The Fierce And The Dead): guitar
Rachael Hawnt: vocals
Rachel Hall (Big Big Train): violin solo (6)
David Allan: spoken word
Kyle Fenton: drums

Media/Samples
Sampler
Cut The Corn

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Next To None "Phases"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 7, 2017
Tracklist
1. 13 (0:53)
2. Answer Me (6:25)
3. The Apple (3:50)
4. Beg (2:47)
5. Alone (9:27)
6. Kek (10:30)
7. Clarity (7:28)
8. Pause (4:22)
9. Mr. Mime (3:17)
10. Isolation (1:26)
11. Denial (8:05)
12. The Wanderer (19:45)

Total Time 78:15

Line-up
Thomas Cuce – Keyboards, Vocals
Max Portnoy – Drums
Ryland Holland – Guitars
Kris Rank – Bass

Media/Samples 
The Apple

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Discipline "Captives of the Wine Dark Sea"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: The Laser's Edge
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 7, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Body Yearns
2. Life Imitates Art
3. S
4. Love Songs
5. Here there is No Soul
6. The Roaring Game
7. Burn the Fire Upon the Rocks

Line-up
Matthew Parmenter - vocals, keyboards
Chris Herin (Tiles) - guitars
Mathew Kennedy - bass
Paul Dzendzel - drums, percussion

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Life Imitates Art

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Amplifier "Trippin' With Dr. Faustus"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Rainbow Machine
2. Freakzone
3. Kosmos (Grooves Of Triumph)
4. The Commotion (Big Time Party Maker)
5. Big Daddy
6. Horse
7. Anubis
8. Supernova
9. Silvio
10. Old Blue Eyes

Line-up
Sel Balamir - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Durose - Vocals, Guitar
Alex Redhead - Bass, Magnum
Matt Brobin - Drums, Vibes

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Horse

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KingBathmat "Dark Days"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Stereohead Records
Format: digital
Release date: June 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Dark Days (3:12)
2. 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (5:14)
3. Magnet To Pain (6:50)
4. Feathers (8:53)
5. Nihilist (7:47)

Total Time 31:56
 
Line-up
John Bassett - instruments, vocals
Bernie Smirnoff - drums

Media/Samples 
Preview

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Soul Enema "Of Clans and Clones and Clowns"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Omon Ra
2. Cannibalissimo Ltd.
3. Spymania
4. Breaking the Waves
5. The Age of Cosmic Baboon
6. In Bed With an Enemy
7. Last Days of Rome
8. Dear Bollock (Was a Sensitive Man)
9. Aral Sea I - Feeding Hand
10. Aral Sea II - Dustbin of History
11. Aral Sea III - Epilogue
12. Octopus Song
13. Eternal Child
14. Of Clans and Clones and Clowns

Line-up
Noa Gruman - lead and backing vocals, choir
Yoel Genin - guitars
Constantin Glantz - keyboards, programming, vocals (2,4,5,7,8,13,14), shamisen, percussion
Michael Rosenfeld - bass guitar, sitar, violin
Dor Levin - drums
   With
Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) - lead guitar (13)
Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land) - bouzoukitara (10)
Sergey Kalugin (Orgia Pravednikov) - acoustic guitar (6, 11)
Yuri Ruslanov (Orgia Pravednikov) - flute (6)
Vladimir Migutin - flute (4)
Gennady Birenberg - vocals, backing vocals (1-3, 6)
Lior Ozeri - bass (9)
Michael Glantz - child's scream (13)

Description/Reviews
A creative and diverse Rock/Metal album, exploring vast melodic and rhythmic territories - from ABBA to Zappa, from King Crimson to King Diamond, between East and West and way beyond - in true progressive fashion. Like any reflection of the world we live in, it takes a wild ride over a wide emotional spectrum: sad, funny, perfectly sane, totally insane, very direct, quite obscure, and everything in between.
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Bandcamp
Stream

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Pixie Ninja "Ultrasound"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Auditory Hallucinations (9:13)
2. Elusive The Wind Vane (6:44)
3. Une Promenade (2:37)
4. Polysomnographic (5:29)
5. Personal Improvement Cult (11:19)
6. Ultrasound (2:56)

Total Time 38:18

Line-up
Marius Leirånes - guitars, bass, keyboards
Jostein Haugen - guitars, bass, keyboards
Mattias Olsson  (Necromonkey, ex Änglagård) - drums, Melloton M400
Johan Hals Jørgensen - organ
   With
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (Waserbergland, White Willow, Wobbler, Motorpsycho) - flute (2)

Description/Reviews
The music is a mix of atmospheric electronic soundscapes and prog rock. The opening track Auditory Hallucinations throws the listener right in with over four minutes of electronic beeps and washes. ... There is a Magma like jazz swagger to Elusive The Wind Vane with its syncopated drums, swathes of Mellotron and Waserbergland's Ketil Vestrum Einarsen's flute fills. ... The best track is Polysomnographic, it gets everything right compared to opening track. The slow, atmospheric electric piano chords give way to full band, as Pixie Ninja subtly change the pace and the dynamics, leading to some lovely synth work. The longest track Personal Improvement Cult, is a multi-part work that has a terrific arrangement, making use of all sorts of instrumental colours and none of the sections outstay their welcome.
Read the full review by Martin Burns at dprp.net

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Big Big Train "The Second Brightest Star"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Symphonic
Label: Plane Groovy (PLG056) (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 23, 2017 
Tracklist
1. The Second Brightest Star (7:17)
2. Haymaking (3:23)
3. Skylon (6:44)
4. London Stone (2:01)
5. The Passing Widow (5:33)
6. The Leaden Stour (7:19)
7. Terra Australis Incognita (4:16)
    Grimlore (bonus tracks) :
8. Brooklands Sequence (17:33)
(i) On The Racing Line
(ii) Brooklands
9. London Plane Sequence (13:14)
(i) Turner On The Thames
(ii) London Plane
10. The Gentlemen's Reprise (3:03)

Total time 70:23

Line-up
Nick D’Virgilio: drums, percussion and backing vocals
Danny Manners: keyboards and double bass
Rikard Sjöblom: guitars, keyboards (1) and backing vocals
Rachel Hall: violin, viola, cello and backing vocals
Greg Spawton: bass guitar, bass pedals and backing vocals
David Longdon: lead and backing vocals, flute, electric guitar, synthesisers, percussion
Dave Gregory: electric 6 and 12 string guitars
Andy Poole: acoustic guitar, keyboards and backing vocals
    With
Dave Desmond: trombone
Ben Godfrey: trumpet and cornet
Nick Stones: French horn
John Storey: euphonium
Jon Truscott: tuba
Lucy Curnow: violin
Keith Hobday: viola
Evie Anderson: cello
Philip Trzebiatowski: cello

Description/Reviews
A companion album to Grimspound, The Second Brightest Star features 40 minutes of brand new songs and instrumentals.
Alongside these new tracks, the CD contains an additional 30 minutes of music presenting songs from Folklore (2016) and Grimspound (2017) in extended arrangements.
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Bandcamp
The Second Brightest Star

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Amarok "Hunt"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Anonymous (6:41)
2. Idyll (5:41)
3. Distorted Soul (5:32)
4. Two Sides (5:09)
5. Winding Stairs (4:34)
6. In Closeness (5:52)
7. Unreal (4:40)
8. Nuke (5:48)
9. Hunt (17:52)

Total Time 61:49

Line-up
Michał Wojtas: vocals (1, 3, 5, 6, 9), guitars, harmonium, keyboards, audio samples, percussions, electronic drums, theremin, low whistle
   With
Paweł Kowalski: drums (1-3, 5, 6, 8), bass (2)
Marta Wojtas: wavedrum (1, 2, 6, 9)
Colin Bass (Camel): vocals (8)
Mariusz Duda (Riverside, Lunatic Soul): vocals (2)
Michał Ściwiarski (Casma): keyboards (7)
Konrad Pajek: additional backing vocal (2)
John England: lector voice (9)
Sebastian Wielądek: duduk (4)

Media/Samples 
Idyll

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Seconds Before Landing "Now That I Have Your Attention"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: June 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Intro (0:39)
2. 4 A.M. (5:47)
3. You're Giving Me A Headache (4:27)
4. Wandering Soul (4:44)
5. Head Down Low (5:00)
6. Things (4:30)
7. Come Back To Me (5:08)
8. Feels Good (5:04)
9. Can I See You Now (5:08)
10. Moment In Time (6:09)
11. In The Name Of (6:08)
12. Without Your Soul (1:43)

Total Time 54:27

Line-up
John Crispino : Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Synths, Mellotron, Effects
Eric Maldonado : Lead Guitar
Steve Schuffert : Lead Guitar
J.D. Garrison : Bass Guitar
Jamie Peck : Saxophone, Flute, Piano
Rick Witkowski : Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Vanessa Campagna & Carrie Jackson: Vocals
   With
John Palumbo: Ebow Guitar (10)

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Kevin Mapplebeck "Half Life"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Space Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. HalfLife (5:07)
2. Broken WHole (7:48)
3. Close Distance (4:22)
4. Utter Bemusement (3:47)
5. Really Dreaming? (5:41)
6. Over Under (4:36)
7. Always Never (17:36)

Total Time 48:57

Line-up
Kevin Mapplebeck - Instruments, effects, sequencing

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Bandcamp

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ethos "Shade & Soil"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Pogressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Shade And Soil
  2. Spectre
  3. Wood For The Fire
  4. Tragedy
  5. Frozen Memory
  6. The Archetype Suite I. Strange Atlas
  7. The Archetype Suite II. The Lonely King
  8. The Archetype Suite III. Apotheosis
  9. Coup d’Etat
  10. Evergreen
  11. Agnosia
  12. Blinded
Line-up
Austen Earp - lead vocals, piano, guitar, synthesizer
Kuyper Cummings - lead guitar, vocals
Nick Riggs - bass, vocals
Tribb Robison - drums, percussion

Description/Reviews
Ethos play in a thoroughly modern style of alt-tinged progressive hard rock that flirts with occasional heaviness and large scale melody courtesy of an omnipresent piano and orchestral arrangements. 
Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Agnosia

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Atrium "Static Evolution"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: June 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Ouverture (2:48)
2. The Difference Of One (4:45)
3. Perfecting The Obsession (5:06)
4. Facade (5:27)
5. Solace And Serenity (2:50)
6. Hapax (7:17)
7. Vast As The Sky (4:32)
8. Bliss Is Ignorance (2:24)
9. Truth Among Enemies (5:45)
10. Versatile Theory (2:14)
11. Obsession: Endless Circle (1:34)
12. Fermata (8:11)

Total Time 52:53

Line-up
Vincent R. Ochoa
   With
Joni Fuller (1, 5, 12)
Jacob Porter (2, 12)
Ilias Michailakis (3, 5, 11)
Slick Sax (4)
Nick Mavromatis (4)
Renato San (6)
Naveed Stone ( 7)
Richard Blumenthal (8)
Joey Varela (9)
Justin Bonitz (9)
Denis Roth (10)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Sun Explodes "We Are Of These Walls"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Question (3:13)
2. Prosopon (3:32)
3. Psychomanteum (3:14)
4. Spake Of Tongue (3:48)
5. Orro (4:15)
6. Seven Sisters (1:05)
7. Idolator (3:00)
8. Negative Rainbow (3:12)
9. Ebonwing (3:25)
10. Wunderweltraum (1:19)
11. Mirrorgazer (3:46)

Total Time 33:49

Line-up
Dave Maclachlan - Vocals, Keys
Jamie Harris - Drums
Alex Harris - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Walker - Bass
Alex Adamson - Guitar, Vocals

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Overkhaos "Beware Of Truth"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records (RSCD016)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017 (Europe) September 9, 2017 (North America)
Tracklist:
1. Prelude (2:47)
2. Silent Death (4:46)
3. Solar Starvation (5:35)
4. Khaos Inc. (5:56)
5. The Lie You Need (5:21)
6. Crumbling (4:19)
7. White Light (5:11)
8. Die Catsaw! (5:06)
9. Anna's Song (7:17)
10. Deadline (7:46)

Total Time 54:04

Line-up
Mimmo D'oronzo - Vocals
Davide Giancane - Lead Guitar 1
Giuliano Zarcone - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar 2
Anna Digiovanni - Bass
Andrea Mariani - Drums
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X) - Keyboards (9)

Media/Samples 
Khaos Inc. 
Anna's Song

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Wide Eyes "Paradoxica"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Paradoxica (7:49)
2. The First Contact (7:03)
3. Hollow Rain (6:43)
4. Oresteia (7:25)
5. Vertigo (13:27)

Total Time 42:27

Line-up
Chris Saniga - Guitar
Chris Vogagis - Drums, Guitar
Danny Cullman - Guitar

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Dreadnaught "Hard Chargin'"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Red Fez Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Have A Drink With Dreadnaught (3:07)
2. Gaudy Baubles (3:16)
3. That's The Way That You Do It (My Way) (0:57)
4. Takin' A Ride With The Fat Man (Fatta Fatta Puck Puck) (8:38)
5. Bo-Leg-Ba (1:40)
6. Express Delight (7:50)
7. That's The Way That You Do It (Your Way) (2:08)
8. Gets The Grease (1:20)
9. Slave Girls (5:43)
10. Mummies Of The Cobbosseecontee (10:41)
11. That's The Way That You Do It (Our Way) (01:41)

Total Time 47:01

Line-up
Rick Habib: drums, percusssion, lead and backing vocals
Bob Lord: bass, keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Justin Walton: guitars, keyboards, saxophones, lead and backing vocals
   With
Andy Happel: violin (9)
Chris Dow: flute (2, 6)

Description/Reviews
The album’s tracks recall Rush or a sillier Fugazi (the first “That’s the Way You Do It”) one moment, and Willie Nelson or a wonderfully befuddled George Jones (the second “That’s the Way You Do It”) the next. Some tracks come out screaming in full Fred Frith-style madness (“Express Delight”), while some coo and groove their beautiful bassy, brassy way into your ear with the playfulness of Frank Zappa or Steely Dan (“Bo-Leg-Ba”).

Also read the review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Stream
Bo​-​Leg​-​Ba

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Ephemeral Sun "Lord Of Hounds"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Discordance
  2. Kill Shelter
  3. What We Should Have Said
  4. Lord Of Hounds
  5. Stay Down
Line-up
John Battema – keyboards
Charles Gore – bass
Tim Miller – drums
Brian O’Neill – guitars

Description/Reviews
Musically, the past remains present: complex, atmospheric and symphonic textures across the board. As with Harvest Aorta the primary ingredient is rock, blended into metal, jazz, ambient, electronica, and more with reckless abandon. More than a decade on, a shared language has emerged within the band that infuses the songs with a distinct signature. But the glasses are of a slightly darker tint this time around: more moments are laced with overdrive and crunch. Anxiety and melancholy runs throughout. A few hardcore fans might even pick up a hint of Broken Door's slightly gothic attitude. Your lover has rediscovered heavy black eyeliner, and dusted off the old Cure vinyl for one more trip down memory lane. 
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Bandcamp

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Montgolfière "The Fall"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: PRC Music (PRC79)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Daidalos
  2. Clouds
  3. Rust And Ruin
  4. Closer
  5. The Search
  6. For A Silver Lining
  7. Spilt In Vain
Line-up
Markus
Linus
Jesper
Josefine

Media/Samples 
Stream

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Inventions "Meta"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic/Progressive/Post Rock, Pop
Label: FREIA Music (THOR41)
Format: CD
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Meta
2. One And The Same
3. The Turing test
4. Into The Light
5. Spaceship Earth
6. Touch Of Rain
7. Oceania
8. The Dream Sequence
9. One Small Step
10. A Place Where We Belong
11. The Space Between
    Bonus tracks:
12. Monochrome
13. The Space Between (Alternative version)
14. Touch Of Rain (Alternative version)
15. Spaceship Earth (Alternative version)

Line-up
Christiaan Bruin (The Black Codex, Sky Architect, Mayra Orchestra, Nine Stones Close)

Description/Reviews
‘Inventions’ is a series of songs and videos by Christiaan Bruin exploring the creative process of composing music and writing lyrics. While the videos are about the creative process of making music, the music exists somewhere between symphonic dream-pop, progressive (post-)rock and minimal music.
In this series, interesting ideas in art, mathematics, philosophy and music history are explored, to see how they can be applied in making music. ‘Meta’ is the first physical release containing all 11 songs from series 1 (Autumn 2016) plus 4 additional mixes on CD.
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Into The Light
Monochrome
The Turing Test (Live Acoustic) 

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Chon "Homey"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion, Math Rock
LabelSumerian Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Sleepy Tea (03:05)
2. Waterslide (03:26)
3. Berry Streets (feat. GoYama) (03:28)
4. No Signal (03:48)
5. Checkpoint (03:05)
6. Nayhoo (feat. Masego & Lophiile) (02:51)
7. Here and There (03:40)
8. The Space (02:47)
9. Feel This Way (feat. Giraffage) (03:43)
10. Continue? (04:15)
11. Glitch (feat. ROM) (02:05)
12. Wave Bounce (03:01)

Total Time  39:21

Line-up
Mario Camarena : Guitar
Erick Hansel : Guitar
Nathan Camarena : Drums
   With
GoYama (3)
Masego (6)
Lophiile (6)
Giraffage (9)
ROM (11)

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Nayhoo

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Sky Architect "Nomad"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: FREIA Music/Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Wasteland
2. Endless Roads
3. Nomad
4. Dune
5. Sandwalker
6. Race To The Sun
7. Into Singularity

Line-up:
Tom Luchies - vocals, guitars
Wabe Wieringa - guitars
Rik van Honk - keyboards, backing vocals
Guus van Mierlo - bass
Christiaan Bruin - drums, backing vocals

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Race To The Sun

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Comedy Of Errors "House of the Mind"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label:  Plane Groovy PLG053S (vinyl)
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
1. Tachyon (6:21)
2. House Of The Mind (14:47)
3. A Moment's Peace (4:15)
4. One Fine Day (2:48)
5. Song Of Wandering Jacomus (13:47)

Total Time 41:58

Line-up
Joe Cairney - Vocals
Jim Johnston - Keyboards
Bruce Levick - Drums
Sam McCulloch - Guitars
Mark Spalding - Guitars

Media/Samples 
Sampler

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