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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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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

L’Albero del Veleno "Tale of a Dark Fate"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Black Widow Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 2017
Tracklist
01. PRELUDE - The poison tree
ACT I (Hypnos)
02. Morpheus
03. Phobetor
04. Interlude I - Momus
05. Phantasos
06. INTERVAL
ACT II (Thanatos)
07. Clotho
08. Lachesis
09. Interlude II - Ananke
10. Atropos
11. POSTLUDE - Moros

Line-up
Nadin Petricelli - Keyboards & Synth
Lorenzo Picchi - Guitars
Michele Andreuccetti - Bass
Marco Brenzini - Flute
Jacopo Ciani - Viola & Violin
Claudio Miniati - Drums

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Diablo Swing Orchestra "Pacifisticuffs"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Spinefarm/Universal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 2017
Tracklist
01. Knucklehugs
      - Arm Yourself With Love
02. The Age Of Vulture Culture
03. Superhero Jagannath
04. Vision Of The Purblind
05. Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
06. Jigsaw Hustle
07. Pulse Of The Incipient
08. Ode To The Innocent
09. Interruption
10. Cul-de-sac Semantics
11. Karma Bonfire
12. Climbing The Eyewall
13. Porch Of Perception

Line-up
Kristin Evegård - lead vocals, piano
Daniel Håkansson - lead vocals, guitar
Pontus Mantefors - guitar, synthesizer, FX, vocals
Anders Johansson  - bass
Johannes Bergion - cello, backing vocals
Martin Isaksson - trumpet, backing vocals
Daniel Hedin - trombone, backing vocals
Johan Norbäck - drums

Media/Samples 
Jigsaw Hustle (single version)

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Ne Obliviscaris "Urn"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelSeason of Mist
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Libera, Pt. 1 (Saturnine Spheres) (09:52)
2. Libera, Pt. 2 (Ascent of Burning Moths) (02:35)
3. Intra Venus (07:28)
4. Eyrie (11:51)
5. Urn, Pt. 1 (And Within The Void We Are Breathless) (07:30)
6. Urn, Pt. 2 (As Embers Dance In Our Eyes) (06:38)

Total time 45:54

Line-up
Tim Charles - Violin, Vocals
Xenoyr - Vocals
Matt Klavins - Guitars
Daniel Presland - Drums
Benjamin Baret - Guitars
   With:
Robin Zielhorst - Bass
Emma Charles
Natalija May
Tim Hennessy

Media/Samples 
Intra Venus

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Friday, October 20, 2017

VuuR " In This Moment We Are Free - Cities"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut Music
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 20, 2017
Tracklist

  1. My Champion - Berlin
  2. Time - Rotterdam
  3. The Martyr And The Saint - Beirut
  4. The Fire - San Francisco
  5. Freedom - Rio
  6. Days Go By - London
  7. Sail Away - Santiago
  8. Valley Of Diamonds - Mexico City
  9. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki
  10. Save Me - Istanbul
  11. Reunite! - Paris

Line-up
Anneke van Giersbergen  (The Gathering, Ayreon, Devin Townsend) - vocals
Ed Warby (Ayreon, Star One) - drums
Jord Otto - guitars
Ferry Duijsens (Anneke van Giersbergen) - guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) - bass

Media/Samples 
Days Go By - London
Teaser 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Enslaved "E"


Genre(s)Progressive Extreme Metal
LabelNuclear Blast
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 13 , 2017
Tracklist
01. Storm Son (10:54)
02. The River’s Mouth (5:12)
03. Sacred Horse (8:12)
04. Axis Of The Worlds (7:49)
05. Feathers Of Eolh (8:06)
06. Hiindsiight (9:32)
Bonus digipak tracks:

07. Djupet (7:39)
08. What Else Is There? (Röyksopp cover) (4:44)


Line-up
Grutle Kjellson - bass, vocals, additional synthesizer
Ivar Bjørnson - lead & rhythm guitars, synthesizer
Ice Dale - lead & rhythm guitars
Håkon Vinje - keyboards, synthesizers, organ, vocals
Cato Bekkevold - drums, percussion
   With
Einar Kvitrafn Selvik (WARDRUNA)
Daniel Mage - flute
Kjetil Møster -  saxophone

Media/Samples 
Storm Son

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Lunatic Soul "Fractured"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Electronica
Label: Kscope (KSCOPE498/964/923)/Mystic Production
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 6, 2017
Tracklist
1. Blood On The Tightrope (7:19)
2. Anymore (4:37)
3. Crumbling Teeth And The Owl Eyes (6:42)
4. Red Light Escape (5:43)
5. Fractured (4:36)
6. A Thousand Shards Of Heaven (12:17)
7. Battlefield (9:05)
8. Moving On (5:14)

Total Time 55:33

Line-up
Mariusz Duda (Riverside) - vocals, instruments
    With
Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra, conducted by Michał Mierzejewski (3, 6)
Marcin Odyniec - saxophone

Description/Reviews
Mariusz explains further "the main theme of "Fractured" is coming back to life after a personal tragedy. It's inspired by what happened in my life in 2016 and by everything that's happening around us and what's making us turn away from one another and divide into groups, for better and for worse. Musically it's the most original album I have ever made… it will be the most accessible and personal album in the Lunatic Soul discography."

As well as a conceptual development, Duda gained the self-confidence to allow himself greater creative freedom with the new material, experimenting more with electronics and rhythm and inspiration with influences from the likes of Massive Attack and Depeche Mode to Peter Gabriel and David Sylvian.
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Fractured

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Friday, September 29, 2017

John Hackett Band "We Are Not Alone"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelEsoteric Antenna (EANTCD21067)
FormatCD
Release dateSeptember 29 , 2017
Tracklist
CD1
  1. Take Control Part 1
  2. Take Control Part 2
  3. Never Gonna Make A Dime
  4. Blue Skies Of Marazion
  5. Summer Lightning
  6. Queenie And Elmo’s Perfect Day
  7. Castles
  8. Ossian’s Lament
  9. Jericho
  10. Winds Of Change
CD2: Live At The Classic Rock Society 2016
  1. Another Life
  2. Look Up
  3. Life In Reverse
  4. Whispers
  5. Castles
  6. Burnt Down Trees
  7. Queenie And Elmo’s Perfect Day
  8. Poison Town
  9. Satellite
  10. Ego And ID
  11. Continental Quilt
  12. Libertango
  13. Overnight Snow
  14. Stella
  15. Forest
  16. Headlights
  17. Dreamtown
  18. Magazine
  19. Red Hair
Line-up
John Hackett - guitars, keyboards, vocals, flute
Nick Fletcher - lead guitar
Jeremy Richardson - bass, guitars, vocals
Duncan Parsons - drums, keys and vocals
   With
Steve Hackett - harmonica on 'Never Gonna Make A Dime'

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Innerspace "Rise"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: September 2017
Tracklist
01. Dawn 
02. Tree of life
03. The other side
04. In motion
05. Fill the void
06. Sunset
07. Under the spotlight
08. Dystopian delirium I - From sea to sea
09. Dystopian delirium II - Shadow of freedom
10. Dystopian delirium III - Forsaken dreams
11. Dystopian delirium IV - Stronger than death
12. Dystopian delirium V - Dusk

Line-up
Phil Burton - guitar & vocals
Simon Arsenault - lead guitar
Marc-André Brunelle - keyboards
Thierry Clouette - bass

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Teaser 2

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

TNNE (The No Name Experience) "Wonderland"


Country: Luxembourg
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
LabelProgressive Promotion Records (PPR-052)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. My Childish Mind
2. Eye of a Storm
3. Katrina Killed the Clown
4. Wonderland
5. Final Fantasy
6. Frozen in Time
7. Glittering Lights
8. Eight Weeks
9. Le Fil Du Temps (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Alex Rukavina (No Name) - Keyboards
Patrick Kiefer (ex-No Name) - Vocals
Michel Volkmann - Guitars
Gilles Wagner - Drums
Claude Zeimes - Bass
   With
Claudio Cordero (Cast) - Guitar

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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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 
Bandcamp

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Millenium "44 minutes"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Colours of My Life (5:16)
2. Liferunner (4:40)
3. Are we Lost? (7:32)
4. Calling! (4:15)
5. My Father Always Said (8:31)
6. Lost Teddy Bear (Pt's 1-2) (6:02)
7. 44 Minutes (8:22)
8. Ending Title (Bonus Track on CD) (7:50)

Total Time 52:28

Line-up
Łukasz Gall- lead vocals
Piotr Płonka – electric and acoustic guitar
Krzysztof Wyrwa – bass and Warr guitar
Dariusz Rybka – saxophone
Grzegorz Bauer- drums
Ryszard Kramarski – keyboards and acoustic guitar
   With
Karolina Leszko – vocal and backing vocals

Description/Reviews
This album also closes an important chapter in the history of Millenium because this is the last album recorded by Łukasz "Gall" Gałęziowski as main vocalist.
Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Kaipa "Children of the Sounds"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Children Of The Sounds (11:31)
2. On The Edge Of New Horizons (17:10)
3. Like A Serpentine (12:52)
4. The Shadowy Sunlight (6:57)
5. What's Behind The Fields (9:31)

Total Time 58:01

Line-up
Hans Lundin: Keyboards & vocals
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry): Electric & acoustic guitars
Morgan Ågren: Drums
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic): Electric basses
Patrik Lundström (Ritual): Vocals
Aleena Gibson: Vocals
   With
Elin Rubinsztein: Violin

Description/Reviews
Formed in 1973, KAIPA never shied away from experimentation, embracing fresh elements and sounds manifesting especially on the albums released in the 2000’s. ‘Children Of The Sounds‘ is no exception, the album burns with creative fervour and spirit most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minutes long “On The Edge Of New Horizons” or closing track “What’s Behind The Fields”. It embodies a powerful, positive energy and artistic brilliance that is irresistible and true to the genre’s very essence.
Media/Samples
Trailer Pt.1 
Children Of The Sounds  

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Luciferian Towers"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Experimental Post Rock
LabelConstellation
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Undoing A Luciferian Towers (7:47)
2. Bosses Hang (14:45)
3. Fam / Famine (6:44)
4. Anthem For No State (14:38)

Total Time 43:54

Line-up
Aidan Girt: Drums
David Bryant: Electric guitar, MG-One
Efrim Manuel Menuck: Electric guitar, organ, OP-1
Karl Lemieux: 16mm film projections
Mauro Pezzente: Electric bass
Michael Moya: Electric guitar
Sophie Trudeau: Violins, organ
Thierry Amar: Contrebasse, electric bass
Timothy Herzog: Drums
   With
Bonnie Kane: Saxophone, flute, electronics (1)
Craig Pederson: Trumpet (1)

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Bandcamp

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alberto Rigoni "Duality"


Country: Italy
Genre(s):  Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion, Ambient
Label: PRS MUSIC 
Format: digital
Release date:  September 20, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Song for My Soul 
  2. Duality
  3. Message in Morse Code
  4. Kyoto's Gardens
  5. MAD 333
  6. Obsessions
  7. Afterneath
Line-up
Alberto Rigoni
   With
Doug Harris - Drums
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) - Guitar solo (5)
Frank Caruso (String 24, Thunder Rising) - Guitar solo (2)
Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project) - Keyboards (1)
Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard, Phil Collins) - Keyboards (4)
Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze) - Keyboard solo (5)

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Bandcamp

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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
Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Soliloquy "Engines Of Gravity"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Rare Artist Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 14, 2017
Tracklist
  1. In Bed With the Enemy
  2. Fire in the Blood
  3. A Modern Lexicon
  4. Lamentation
  5. The Progenitor
  6. A Kind of Fury
  7. Darkness is Gathering
  8. Confluence
  9. The Emptying of Meaning
Line-up
Pete Morten (Threshold) - vocals, instruments
Damian Roots - drums

Description/Reviews
The melodic, atmospheric and rather epic-sounding brand of progressive metal with a gritty, almost sci-fi edge on offer here demonstrates an increasing maturity and underlines what a talented chap Pete is, not to mention that he is a safe pair of hands. 
Read the full review at manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com

Also read the review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Unreal City "Frammenti Notturni"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelAMS Records (AMS283CD, AMSLP135)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 10, 2017
Tracklist
1.La grande festa in maschera
  a.Désir
  b.Exitacion
  c.Plateau
  d.Orgasme
  e.Résolution
2.Le luci delle case (spente)
3.Barricate
4.Il nido delle succubi
5.Arrivi all'aurora
 
Line-up
Emanuele Tarasconi: keyboards, vocals
Francesca Zanetta: guitar
Dario Pessina: bass guitar
Marco Garbin: drums
   With
Matteo Bertani: violin
Camilla Pozzi: vocals

Description/Reviews
The album, divided into five long tracks, is as usual characterized by the dark atmospheres that we already encountered in the band’s first two records; the sound and the production are far more modern than the past ones, but echoes of the ’70s progressive rock music are still very present, as they’ve always been a trademark for the group. “Frammenti notturni” is not a concept album in the true sense of the word, but its lyrics have some common themes, such as the urban setting and the obstacles that interferes with communication among humans.
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Bandcamp (from the release date)

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

If Anything Happens To The Cat "Mångata"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 9, 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 
Bandcamp

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Motorpsycho "The Tower"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Psychedelic
LabelRune Grammofon, Stickman Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Tower (8:44)
2. Bartok Of The Universe (6:08)
3. A. S. F. E. (6:53)
4. Intrepid Explorer (9:52)
5. Stardust (3:34)
6. In Every Dream Home (8:35)
7. The Maypole (3:39)
8. A Pacific Sonata (15:30)
9. The Cuckoo (7:29)
10. Ship Of Fools (14:41)

Total Time 85:05

Line-up
Bent Sæther — lead vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan — lead guitars, vocals, keyboards, mandolin, violin, bass
Tomas Järmyr – drums, vocals

Description/Reviews
As ever stretching the boundaries of their musical understanding and looking for new ways to express themselves, this is a pretty adventurous album even by Motorpsycho standards. It is easy to hear that both the new environment and the new co-conspirators influenced the band: this sounds nothing like any previous Motorpsycho album! Musically this is in parts the hardest album Motorpsycho has perpetrated in a while, and the material runs the gamut from short and sweet to lengthy and mean – even touching on heavy or stoner rock in places. It certainly is of a rather more explosive nature than most of their last album Here Be Monsters: the sounds are gnarlier and the riffs bigger, and where the last album to some perhaps was a tad too introvert, this album reflects the period it was written and is more concerned with us than me – with changes in society rather than personal issues.  These are strange days, and the lyrics reflect this.
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Threshold "Legends Of The Shires"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 8, 2017
Tracklist
CD 1:
1. The Shire (Part 1) (2:03)
2. Small Dark Lines (5:24)
3. The Man Who Saw Through Time (11:51)
4. Trust The Process (8:44)
5. Stars And Satellites (7:20)
6. On The Edge (5:20)

CD 2:
7. The Shire (Part 2) (5:24)
8. Snowblind (7:03)
9. Subliminal Freeways (4:51)
10. State Of Independence (3:37)
11. Superior Machine (5:01)
12. The Shire (Part 3) (1:22)
13. Lost In Translation (10:20)
14. Swallowed (3:54)

Total Time 82:14

Line-up
Glynn Morgan - vocals
Karl Groom - guitar
Richard West - keyboards
Johanne James - drums
Steve Anderson - bass
   With

Jon Jeary - vocals (12)


Media/Samples 
Lost In Translation
Small Dark Lines

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For All We Know "Take Me Home"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. Breathe: In (1:31)
2. Take Me Home (6:14)
3. Fade Away (4:20)
4. They'Ll Win (4:42)
5. Let Me Fly (4:45)
6. The Big Wheel (5:00)
7. Breathe: Hold (1:56)
8. Colours (4:14)
9. We Are The Light (5:32)
10. Some Will . (4:14)
11. Prophets In Disguise (5:42)
12. Breathe: Out (5:19)

Total time: 53:29

Line-up
Wudstik (Ayreon) - Vocals/Screams
Léo Margarit (Pain of Salvation) - Drums
Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation) - Bass
Marco Kuypers - Piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Thijs Schrijnemakers - Hammond
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation, Anneke van Giersbergen) - Guitars and additional keys/programming
   With
Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Ayreon, Devin Townsend, The Gentle Storm)  - Vocals
Lisette van den Berg
Jenny Haapimaa
The Metal Factory Choir

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Atrox "Monocle"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Experimental Progressive Metal, Industrial
LabelDark Essence Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. Mass
2. Vacuum
3. Heat
4. Finger
5. Suicide Days
6. For We Are Many
7. Movie
8. Target

Line-up
Rune Folgerø - Vocals
viNd - Guitars
Rune Sørgård - Guitars & Technology
Tor Arne Helgesen - Drums
Erik Paulsen - Bass

Description/Reviews
With “Monocle”, the first album from the band since 2008’s “Binocular”, ATROX are back stronger than ever, having fine tuned their sound so that what was once an atmospheric mix of Death and Doom Metal has become much more progressive, experimental and industrial.  It is an album that shows a darker side to the band, with more epic and atmospheric elements than before.  Consolidating the unique ATROX sound within the album are catchy and upbeat sections.
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Mass

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Alex's Hand "KaTaTaK"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Avant Prog
Label: R.A.I.G. (CD)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017 (digital) 
Tracklist
  1. Waterfalls   
  2. KaTaTaK (inital catfrontation)    
  3. Epic    
  4. Ghost Peppers     
  5. The Kattening (Return of the Furer)
Line-up
Kellen Mills - Bass, Vocals
Nic Barnes - Drums, Vocals
Ben Reece - Electric Guitar
Max Steiner - Electric Guitar
Rieko Okudo - Keys, Synth
Anna Makovkina - Vocals (4), Background Vocals (1)
Nick Shannon - Background/Operatic Vocals (4)
Carl O' Sullivan - Background Vocals (4)

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Anubis Gate "Covered in Black"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelNightmare Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist
1. Psychotopia
2. The New Delhi Assassination
3. The Combat
4. Too Much Time
5. A Journey to Nowhere
6. Black
7. Blacker
8. Blackest
9. Operation Cairo
10. From Afar

Line-up
Michael Bodin - guitars
Kim Olesen - guitars
Morten Gade Sørensen - drums
Henrik Fevres - vocals

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Medea "Northern Light"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock Opera
Label: Snakebite Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Aurora Overture  
  2. The Oldest Lake
  3. Wise Mans Invitation
  4. A Bottled Light
  5. Souls of a Kind
  6. Glass Mountain
  7. Eternally Young
  8. Moonless Sky
  9. War of a Lost Child
  10. Confrontation
  11. Turn to Me
  12. Northern Light
Line-up
Henry Meeuws (Casual Silence) - guitars, keyboards, piano
    With
Igor Koopmans - drums
Frank de Groot - bass
Ernst Le Cocq d'Armandville - vocals as Tristan
Joss Mennen - vocals as Vegard
John 'Jaycee' Cuijpers - vocals as Dr. Crottet
Sandra Peeters (Casual Silence, V-Male) - vocals as Marylin
Rob Laarhoven (Casual Silence) - vocals as Mr. Hallgrim
Medea Children Choir - vocals as Childsoldiers
Josien Obers - additional vocals

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Subterranean Masquerade "Vagabond"


Country: Israel
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: ViciSolum Productions
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist
1. Place for Fairy-tales
2. Nomad
3. Waves
4. Carousal
5. Kippur
6. Daled Bavos
7. As you Are
8. Hymn of the Vagabond
9. Space Oddity (David Bowie Tribute)

Line-up
Kjetil Nordhus (Green Carnation, Tristania) - Vocals
Weitzman Eliran - Growls
Tomer Pink - Guitars
Or Shalev - Guitars
Shai Yallin - Keys
Golan Farhi - Bass
Matan Or-El Shmuely (Orphaned Land) - Drums
Ilan Arad - Brass

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Bandcamp (from the release date)
Nomad

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Drifting Sun "Twilight"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist
1 Twilight
2 Wings of Hope
3 Mystery of Lies
4 Soldiers
5 Summer Skies
6 Remedy
7 Outside
8 Remain

Line-up
Peter Falconer - Vocals
Mathieu Spaeter (Franck Carducci) - Guitars
Pat Sanders - Keyboards
Manu Michael - Bass
Will Jones - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (from the release date)
Soldiers 

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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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Thursday, August 31, 2017

RMP "For the Light"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: ArtBeat
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August/September 2017
Tracklist
1. Wounded By The Lack Of Light. (2:16)
2. Keep No Thou Silence. (2:56)
3. A Dedication To The Floydian Sun. (4:00)
4. Create In Me A Clean Heart. (4:41)
5. The Thing In The Light. (3:14)
6. Dancing Through The Twilight. (3:05)
7. Delivered From The Snare Of The Fowler. (3:54)
8. Irish Shine. (2:51)
9. Coming Of The Troubled Waters. (5:48)
10. A Flower In The Smoke. (4:42)
11. For The Light. (10:35)

Total Time 48:02

Line-up
Yurii Groiser - drums
Vladimir Mikhaylov - guitar, bass, drill (2)
Leonid Perevalov - bass clarinets and clarinets
Ivan Rozmainsky (Roz Vitalis) - klaviphon (5, 6), Virus TI2 (3,7,11) and other keyboards
    With
Natalia Fyodorova - gusli
Anastasia Mikhaylova - voices

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Lifesigns "Cardington"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 2017
Tracklist
  1. N
  2. Voice in my Head
  3. Chasing Rainbows
  4. Different
  5. Impossible
  6. Touch
  7. Cardington
Line-up
John Young - keys & lead vocals
Frosty Beedle  drums
Jon Poole  bass
Steve Rispin - sound
   With
Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Strawbs, Celestial Fire) - guitar
Menno Gootjes (Focus) - guitar
Niko Tsonev (Steven Wilson) - guitar
Robin Boult (Fish) - guitar

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Eloy "The Vision The Sword & The Pyre (Part I)"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock Opera
Label: Artist Station Records
Format: CD 
Release date: August 25, 2017
Tracklist
1. The age of the Hundred Years' War
2. Domremy on the 6th of January 1412
3. Early signs ... from a longed for miracle
4. Autumn 1428 at home
5. The call
6. Vaucouleurs
7. The ride by night... towards the predestined fate
8. Chinon
9. The prophecy
10. The sword
11. Orléans
12. Les Tourelles
13. Why?

Line-up
Fank Bornemann - vocals, guitar
Hannes Folberth - keyboards
Michael Gerlach - keyboards
Klaus-Peter Matziol - bass
Bodo Schopf - drum
   With
Anke Renner - vocals
Volker Kuinke - recorder
and more...

Media/Samples 
Teasers

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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 
Stuck (Radio Edit) 
From The Flame
Illuminate

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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Emerald Dawn "Visions"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: World's End Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Musique Noire (20:01)
   i. The Omen
   ii. Into the Darkness
   iii. As a New Day Approaches
   iv. La Danse de L'ecstasy
2. A Vision Left Unseen (7:00)
3. Waves (8:37)
4. Stranger in a Strange Land (9:25)

Total Time 45:05

Line-up
Tree Stewart: keyboards, piano, flute, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
Ally Carter: electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synthesizer, tenor and soprano saxophones, keyboards,  vocals;
Jayjay Quick: fretless and fretted bass guitars, electric upright bass, electric violin, cello
Tom Jackson: drums and percussion

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Bandcamp

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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. 
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Pariah
The Same Asylum As Before
Song Of I
Permanating

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