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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Salim Ghazi Saeedi "United Ubiquity of Flesh"


Country: Australia/Iran
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 2017
Tracklist
1. Drenched By Desire Of You (7:30)
2. Bodily Invasion (4:08)
3. United Ubiquity Of Flesh (3:55)
4. Universal Resurrection Is The Sexiest Day Of All (4:11)
5. At Home Dwells Death (Prelude) (4:31)
6. At Home Dwells Death (4:39)
7. Million Hands Oriental Dancer (5:36)
8. Lion's Mouth Is My Home (4:06)
9. Let's Sit Naked, O Friend (4:01)
10. No Wind And I'm Out (4:18)
11. Untameable Heart Of The Artist (2:58)

Total time 49:53

Line-up
Salim Ghazi Saeedi - Guitars, Basses, Keyboards, Drums Arrangement

Description/Reviews
United Ubiquity of Flesh (2017) is an instrumental prog rock album by Salim Ghazi Saeedi, reconciling sonic and conceptual contrasts of his last decade of life. Energetic hard rock guitar and drums are balanced by rhythm-free solo guitar parts - similar to traditional Middle Eastern players.
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United Ubiquity of Flesh
Million Hands Oriental Dancer 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

The Watch "Seven"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelPick Up Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 29, 2017
Tracklist
01. Blackest Deeds
02. Disappearing Act
03. Masks
04. Copycat
05. It's Only A Dream
06. Tightrope
07. The Hermit
08. After The Blast

Line-up
Giorgio Gabriel: electric guitars, 6-12 strings acoustic guitars, classical guitar
Valerio De Vittorio: keyboards, Hammond L122 organ and synthesizers
Simone Rossetti: vocals, mellotron, synthesizers, flute
Mattia Rossetti: bass guitars, bass pedals, 6-12 electric guitars, vocals
Marco Fabbri: drums and percussions
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis): acoustic 12 strings guitar (7)

Media/Samples 
Disappearing Act
It's Only A Dream

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Nad Sylvan "The Bride Said No"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. Bridesmaids (1:17)
2. The Quartermaster (5:38)
3. When The Music Dies (7:00)
4. The White Crown (6:15)
5. What Have You Done (8:29)
6. Crime Of Passion (5:59)
7. A French Kiss In An Italian Cafe (5:58)
8. The Bride Said No (12:26)
9. Black Sheep (7:00)

Total time 60:02

Line-up
Nad Sylvan (Steve Hackett, Agents of Mercy, Unifaun) - vocals, keyboards, guitars, programming, orchestration
   With:
Tania Doko - vocals
Jade Ell (Xanima) - vocals
Sheona Urquhart - vocals, saxophone
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - guitar
Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, GPS, Asia) - guitar
Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy) - guitar
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men) - Chapman stick, upright bass, electric bass
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent) - bass
Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, Kevin Gilbert) - drums, percussion
Doane Perry (Jethro Tull) - drums, percussion
Anders Wollbeck - keyboards, programming, orchestration, additional sound design
Alfons Karabuda - water phone

Media/Samples
The Quartermaster 

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Cydemind "Erosion"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. What Remains (4:58)
2. Tree Of Tales (6:41)
3. Derecho (13:36)
4. Red Tides (5:25)
5. Stream Capture (6:29)
6. Erosion (27:19)

Total time 64:28

Line-up
Olivier Allard - Violin
Camille Delage - Keyboards
Kevin Paquet - Guitars
Nico Damoulianos - Bass
Alexandre Dagenais - Drums

Description/Reviews
While Montreal’s Cydemind use a violin prominently in their music, ... they sound more like if Tim Charles of Ne Obliviscaris joined Dream Theater…if they were an instrumental band.
While the band are all virtuosos, they don’t overplay necessarily. Yes the music is tight and quite technical at times, the band also understand the importance of the almightly riff and build their songs off of riffs rather than just soloing all over the place.
Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Bandcamp

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Sunrise Auranaut "The Ocean Of Unspoken Words"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Rock Company
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 26, 2017
Tracklist
1.       Perseids (7:01)
2.       In A Room With Many Mirrors (3:01)
3.       The Last Meeting (5:02)
4.       Who Is There? (5:57)
5.       The Ocean Of Unspoken Words (7:18)
6.       Free Wind And Home Draft (4:29)
7.       The Secrets Of Nightlife (3:55)
8.       The Great Dumb (Cinema) (5:07)
9.       Late Night Is Early Morning (After The Holiday) (8:24)

Total time 50:14

Line-up
Vitaly Kiselev - guitars, bass, programming
Alexander Malakhov - synthesizers

Description/Reviews
«The Ocean Of Unspoken Words» is Kiselev’s fourth studio album. It is completely instrumental and recorded in his own modest home studio. As always he used some of his old ideas, which were in an embryonic state and which incredibly transformed here into complex musical forms. This album is also written under impression of classical music such as works of Peter Tchaikovsky or Edward Grieg. However, inclusions of orchestration, the sounds of classical piano and organs, wrapped in a warm 70’s retro sound, are combined with heavy guitar riffs, seasoned with a variety of modern synth sounds.
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The Ocean Of Unspoken Words

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Fish on Friday "Quiet Life"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Esoteric Antenna (EANTCD1066)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: May 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. Unreal (8:27)
2. Sweet Love (4:42)
3. Beautiful (7:43)
4. Quiet Life (6:08)
5. Snowed In (3:52)
6. Get Up (5:54)
7. MH17 (4:46)
8. You've Heart Me (4:15)
9. In the Key of Silence (5:35)
10. Time Out (4:01)

Total Time 55:23

Line-up
William Beckers: keyboards, percussion
Frank Van Bogaert: keyboards, vocals, backing vocals, additional guitars
Nick Beggs (Mute Gods, Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett): bass, Chapman stick, backing vocals
Marcus Weymaere: drums, percussion
Marty Townsend: guitars
    With:
Alan Parsons: backing  vocals
Theo Travis (Gong, Steven Wilson, The Tangent): saxophone, flute
Stef Caers: backing vocals
Chantal Kashala: backing vocals
Nina Babet : backing vocals
Lula Belle Beggs: vocals
John Mitchell (Arena, Kino, Lonely Robot)

Media/Samples
Trailer 

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Bubblemath "Edit Peptide"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock
Label: Cuneiform Records (Rune 434)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 26, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Routine Maintenance   
  2. Avoid That Eye Candy   
  3. Perpetual Notion   
  4. A Void That I Can Depart To   
  5. Get a Lawn   
  6. Making Light of Traffic   
  7. Destiny Repeats Itself   
  8. The Sensual Con
Line-up
Blake Albinson - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, keyboards, tenor sax, vocals
Jay Burritt - Electric bass, fretless synth bass, fretless electric bass, upright electric bass, vocals
Kai Esbensen - Keyboards, vocals
James Flagg - Drums, percussion, vocals
Jonathan G. Smith - Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, clarinet, chimes, gong, glockenspiel, xylophone, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, banjo

Description/Reviews
Of course, the arrangements are arguably the most important part of any record, and Bubblemath “edits the hell out of all your peptides” by fashioning one of the most complex yet alluring sequences you’ll ever hear. Pieces like “Routine Maintenance” and “Perpetual Notion” explode with the biting riffs of Metallica and the grandiose zaniness of Native Construct, never letting up as they shift movements with an array of gripping melodies and timbres (including flutes, pianos, and miscellaneous effects), keeping your ears glued and your jaw dropped. In contrast, “Avoid that Eye Candy” and “A Void That I Can Depart To,” while still immensely decorative, are lighter in tone, focusing mostly on luscious yet quirky interlocking harmonies (although the latter piece also incorporates some ‘80s synth vibes and death metal vocals, a la Haken’s recent Affinity). There’s even a warm jazz-fusion aesthetic to “Making Light of Traffic” (thanks mostly to spurts of saxophone and a major sense of freeform playfulness), plus a staggering amount of rhythmic dexterity and dynamic temperamental deviations throughout “Destiny Repeats Itself.” (Seriously, just try to count all of the time signature changes.) As clichéd as it is to say, there’s not a dull moment on Edit Peptide, as each second offers an exuberantly exhaustive sonic pool in which to swim.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

La Skala de Richter "Facta Non Verba"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. La Duda (4:13)
2. El Monte De Venus (4:09)
3. Incandescente (3:10)
4. Xxii (4:00)
5. Equilibrio (4:54)
6. Interludium (1:48)
7. Esclavo (5:16)
8. Mis Demonios (4:39)
9. Resurgir (6:26)

Total Time 38:35

Line-up
Juan Contreras Fernandez : Vcals
Martin Oller Lopez : Bass
Francisco Soler García : Guitar
Martin Oller Ocampo : Guitar
David Clemente Romera : Drums

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El Monte de Venus
Mis Demonios

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Anubis "The Second Hand"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 23, 2017
Tracklist
  1. The Second Hand   
  2. Fool's Gold    
  3. These Changing Seasons I   
  4. The Making of Me    
  5. While Rome Burns   
  6. Blackout   
  7. These Changing Seasons II   
  8. Pages of Stone   
  9. These Changing Seasons III
Line-up
Robert James Moulding - Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
David Eaton - Organs, Mellotron, Piano, Synthesisers, Guitar, Vocals
Douglas Skene - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Electric Sitar, Vocals
Dean Bennison - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Anthony Stewart - Electric & Acoustic Bass, Moog Bass Pedals, Vocals
Steven Eaton - Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Vocals
   With
Tom Winters, Lochie Winters, Reece Denton - Additional Vocals (9)
Brian Dade, Marcus Mulu, Cliff Pearson, Patricia Eaton, Andrew Eaton, Jessica Skene, Andrew Craig, Sasha Ioshpe, Chris Tracey - Additional Speaking Voices

Description/Reviews
'The Second Hand' is Anubis' fourth studio record, and marks a return to the narrative driven concept album format. It charts the downfall of an aging media mogul, James Osbourne-Fox, who, after a severe brain injury is left paralysed and imprisoned in his own body and left to contemplate the futility of his life of corporate success.
The album seeks to address the notion of balance, the media's influence on those who consume it, and how the bias and hysteria benefits no-one but those who sign the cheques, dividing people and leading to political turbulence and unrest. The lyrics - written very early in 2016 - had, by the end of the year and recording process, become seemingly even more prescient with the media and moneyed interest's roles in influencing the results of referendums, elections and even conflicts worldwide.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dimers "Fortune Cookies"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Doublespeak (4:47)
2. Temporary Man (4:24)
3. Friend Of Mine (5:08)
4. Cheshire Smiles (4:04)
5. World Inviting/Sunrise (7:27)
6. Skin Deep (4:37)
7. Iguana (7:11)
8. AM (10:19)
9. So It Goes (8:56)

Total time 56:53

Line-up
Eric Belanger - Vocals, Violin
Alex Tvaroch - Bass
Cameron Criss - Guitar
Curtis Clarke - Saxophone
Justin Sparks - Percussion
Justin Harris - Keyboard

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Friday, May 19, 2017

This Misery Garden "Hyperstitious"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Galileo Records/Gonzo Multimedia (GLR119CD)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. December Lullaby (1:55)
2. Incognito (4:00)
3. Emocide (4:28)
4. Lacrymob (4:27)
5. Down Here (4:47)
6. Be East (4:53)
7. Infantia (5:01)
8. Saving My Dreams For Another Day (5:47)
9. Killing My Name (5:14)
10. Deliverance (4:11)
11. Aquarius (4:48)
12. Christos Sema (4:40)
13. Extimity (7:46)

Total Time 61:57

Line-up
Steve -  Vocals
Laurent M - Guitar
Antoine - Guitar
Jeremie - Bass
Stephan - Drums

Description/Reviews
This new album reveals a stronger and harsher side of This Misery Garden’s music.
Imagine you plant a seed of Katatonia, a seed of A Perfect Circle and water it with some Mastodon, you will harvest “Hypersticious”, the most diverse and emotional tree of This Misery Garden.
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Down Here
Killing My Name
Stream

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Bjorn Riis "Forever Comes to an End"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. Forever Comes to an End
2. Absence
3. The Waves
4. Getaway
5. Calm
6. Winter
7. Where are You Now

Line-up
Bjørn Riis (Airbag): guitar, vocals
   With:
Henrik Fossum (Airbag):  drums, percussion
Asle Tostrup:  programming
Simen Valldal Johannessen (OAK): piano
Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum: vocals

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Forever Comes To An End

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Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly "On Her Journey To The Sun"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 19, 2017
Tracklist
CD 1
1. Of The Orb - (10:43)
2. On Her Journey To The Sun - (5:00)
3. He Held An Axe - (4:49)
4. My Hero - (7:46)
5. If You Fall Part 1 - (3:09)
6. Polymixia - (11:38)
7. Over My Eyes - (4:39)
8. Old Demons Die Hard - (5:56)
9. Keith (The Son Of Sun) - (5:32)
10. The River Of Sadness - (12:02)
11. All A Dream - (2:17)

Total Time 73:31

CD 2 (Bonus Disc) Best Of Gungfly

1. Rumbling Boxes - (8:34)
2. On And On - (4:36)
3. White Light - (5:00)
4. Lamentation - (3:18)
5. No Remorse - (4:45)
6. Before The Winter - (4:52)
7. Bringing Down The Walls - (7:04)
8. She's Gone Again - (3:13)
9. The Prisoner - (4:22)
10. Are You Aware That I'm Awake? - (4:35)
11. Peace At Mind - (5:12)
12. And She Drives Me... - (4:14)
13. We Will Never Leave - (9:33)
14. Whiskers - (3:44)

Total Time 73:02

Line-up
Rikard Sjöblom (Beardfish, BBT): vocals, guitars, keyboards
David Zackrisson (Beardfish): guitars
Petter Diamant: drums
Rasmus Diamant: bass
Sverker Magnuss: keyboards
Martin Borgh: keyboards

Media/Samples 
Teaser
On Her Journey To The Sun
Old Demons Die Hard
He Held An Axe

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Hedersleben "Orbit"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Purple Pyramid (CLO 0509)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. Judas Star (6:03)
2. Walk Above The Clouds (3:48)
3. Distant Sun (3:42)
4. History Of Light (3:56)
5. Apogee (3:21)
6. Hedersleben (Dreamstate) (3:59)
7. Rarefied Air (5:09)
8. Be There (3:15)
9. Perigee (2:38)

Total Time 35:51

Line-up
Nicky Garratt - guitar
Jai Young Kim - keyboards, vocals
John Daren Thomas - drums, percussion
Doc Miller - bass, vocals, classical guitar
Alicia Previn - vocals, violin

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Scale The Summit "In A World Of Fear"



Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 19, 2017
Tracklist
01. Mass
02. Astral Kids
03. Royal Orphan
04. Cosmic Crown
05. Witch House
06. Neon Tombs
07. Opal Bones
08. Dream12
09. Goddess Gate
10. The Warden

Line-up
Chris Letchford - guitars
Charlie Engen - drums
Kilian Duarte - bass
   With
John Browne (Monuments) - guitar (10)
Nick Johnston - guitar solo (9)
Jeff Loomis - guitar solo (4)
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) - guitar solo (9)
Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) - guitar solo (10)
James Ivanyi - guitar solo (4)
Nathan Navarro - bass (10)
Angel Vivaldi - guitar solo (5)
Yvette Young (Covet) - acoustic guitar (1)

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Teaser

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

PBII "Rocket! The dreams of Wubbo Ockels"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic, Rock Opera
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 18, 2017
Tracklist
1. Rocket (Part I) (5:23)
2. Gravity (4:47)
3. On My Own Again (5:42)
4. Mother (4:43)
5. Life In The Cloud (5:29)
6. Rocket (Part II) (4:58)
7. Trapped (3:54)
8. Pure Destruction (4:06)
9. Nothing Is Real (5:42)
10. Happy Energy (4:49)
11. Blue Marble (7:33)
12. Rocket (Part III) (5:26)

Total Time 62:24
Line-up
Michel van Wassem - Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
Ronald Brautigam - Guitars
Tom van der Meulen - Drums
Alex van Elswijk - Bass
Ruud Slakhorst - Vocals
Nathailie Mees - Vocals
  With
Marco C de Bruin - Arrangements
Diana Byazarti - Violin
Lieke Daniels - Violin
Laura Rafecas - Viola
Ketevan Roinishvili - Cello
Ignas te Wiel - Percussion

Media/Samples 
ROCKET part 2
deezer

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Inner Side "The Corners of Time"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 17, 2017
Tracklist
1. An Introspective Journey (1:52)
2. Any God (5:30)
3. The Man Who Lost His Soul (7:37)
4. Lies (6:49)
5. Shadows Of The Past (6:58)
6. Here Inside (7:31)
7. Thoughts (1:00)
8. The Corners Of Time (9:00)
9. Way Home (3:48)

Total Time 50:05

Line-up
Chris Romero - Guitars
Javier García - Keyboards
Abel Sequera - Drums
Manu Esteve - Vocals
Edu Palomares - Bass

Media/Samples 
Here Inside
Any God

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Infringement "Transition"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMay 17, 2017
Tracklist
1. Conception (3:50)
2. Infancy (7:21)
3. Childhood (6:01)
4. Adolescence (7:36)
5. Passage (1:08)
6. Adulthood (6:28)
7. Midlife (3:53)
8. Patina (9:56)
9. Rebirth (2:16)

Total time 48:29

Line-up
Stig André Clason (The Windmill): Guitars & vocals
Kristoffer Utby: Drums & vocals
Hans Andreas Brandal: Lead vocals
Espen Larsen: Bass
    with:
Øystein Heide Aadland: Keyboards
Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon): Keyboards (4, 8)
Elisabeth Syrdal Ellingsen: Vocals (8)
Morten L. Clason: Saxophone (7)
Stian Delbekk Johansen: Backing vocal (2, 8)
Arild Brøter (Pymlico): Additional percussion, acoustic guitar, keyboards & programming

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Samurai of Prog "On We Sail"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Seacrest Oy
Format: CD
Release date: May 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. On We Sail (6:21)
2. Elements Of Life (7:54)
3. Theodora (5:55)
4. Ascension (5:19)
5. Ghost Written (9:40)
6. The Perfect Black (9:30)
7. Growing Up (5:42)
8. Over Again (4:06)
9. Tigers (10:34)

Total time 65:01

Line-up
Marco Bernard: Rickenbacker basses
Steve Unruh (Resistor, solo): vocals, violin, flute, guitar
Kimmo Pörsti (Mist Season): drums and percussion
    With
Octavio Stampalía: keyboards
Rubén Álvarez: electric & acoustic guitars
Kerry Shacklett (Presto Ballet): keyboards, vocals, acoustic guitar
Srdjan Brankovic (AlogiA): electric guitars
David Myers: keyboards, grand piano
Jacques Friedmann: electric guitars
Luca Scherani (Höstsonaten, Fabio Zuffanti, La Coscienza di Zeno): keyboards
Michelle Young (Glass Hammer): vocals
Sean Timms (Unitopia, Southern Empire, Damanek): keyboards
Mark Trueack (Unitopia, UPF): vocals
Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel): electric guitars
Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte E Miele): keyboards
Flavio Cucchi: classical guitar
Brett Kull (Echolyn): electric guitar
Daniel Fält: vocals
Roberto Vitelli (Taproban): Moog Taurus pedals
Stefan Renström (Simon Says): keyboards, vocoder

Media/Samples
Sampler

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Damanek "On Track"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelGEP (GEPCD1055)
Format: CD
Release date: May 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. Nanabohzo and the Rainbow
2. Long Time, Shadow Falls
3. The Cosmic Score (Heaven Song Pt. I)
4. Believer-Redeemer
5. Oil Over Arabia
6..Big Parade
7. Madison Blue
8. Dark Sun

Line-up
Guy Manning (The Tangent, UPF) - Lead / Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Instruments, Guitars, E-Bow, Percussion
Dan Mash (The Tangent, Maschine, UPF) - Bass
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps to the Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, UPF) - Saxes, Clarinet, Keyboards, SeaBoard
Sean Timms (Unitopia, Southern Empire) - Keyboards, Banjo, Backing Vocals
    With   
Brody Thomas Green (Southern Empire) - Drums (1,2,3,4,5,6)
Tim Irrgang (UPF) - Percussion
Antonio Vittozzi (Soul Secret) - Electric Guitars
Luke Machin (The Tangent, Maschine, Kiama) - Electric Guitars
Stephen Dundon (Molly Bloom) - Flute (7)
Nick Magnus - Keyboards (3)
Phideaux - Vocals (8)
Ulf Reinhardt (Seven Steps to the Green Door) - Drums (8)
Chris Catling - Guitar (4)
DavidB - Backing Vocals
Julie King - Backing Vocals
Kevin Currie - Backing Vocals
The Santucci Horns (Eric 'Tooch' Santucci - Trumpet / Alex Taylor - Trombone) (4, 6)

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FreddeGredde "Eyes on the Edge"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. A Second Chance (3:53)
2. Rebirth (4:25)
3. Feeling Low (3:31)
4. Unraveled Lies (3:32)
5. Utopia (2:46)
6. Rainbow Machine (3:23)
7. How It Was (4:02)
8. The Keepers Of The Sky (3:55)
9. Have A Bite (Don't You Cry) (3:55)
10. Who I Am (5:37)
11. In Disguise (2:39)
12. Away We Go (3:10)
13. Guide Me (4:06)
14. Two Hearts (2:53)
15. Reversed (3:44)
16. Chemistry (3:30)
17. When We Dance (5:04)

Total time 64:05

Line-up
Fredrik Larsson

Media/Samples 
Samples
The Keepers of the Sky

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Galahad "Quiet Storms"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelOskar (OSKAR 1071 CD)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 15, 2017
Tracklist
1. Guardian Angel (3:54)
2. Iceberg (4:10)
3. Beyond The Barbed Wire (4:28)
4. Mein Herz Brennt (5:03)
5. Termination (5:17)
6. This Life Could Be My Last (5:50)
7. Pictures Of Bliss (2:11)
8. Willow Way (4:13)
9. Easier Said Than Done (4:18)
10. Melt (4:28)
11. Weightless (5:30)
12. Shine (9:15)
13. Don’t Lose Control (5:40)
14. Marz (And Beyond) (6:14)
15. Guardian Angel (Hybrid) (4:43)

Total time 75:14
Line-up
Stuart Nicholson: vocals
Roy Keyworth: guitar (15)
Spencer Luckman: percussion
Dean Baker: keyboards, programming, orchestration, percussion and backing vocals
Neil Pepper: bass (15)
   With
Christina Booth (Magenta): additional vocals (5)
Karl Groom (Threshold): acoustic guitars and keyboards (8)
Louise Curtis: violin (4)
Sarah Bolter: flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, backing vocals

Description/Reviews
Quiet Storms shows a more mellow and at times pastoral side to the band’s output containing almost none of the bombast and heaviness of the previous three studio albums, instead the majority of the songs and their arrangements evoke a more laid back, spacious and introspective atmosphere.
As well as featuring songs included as ‘extras’ on recent re-issues, Quiet Storms also includes several new songs along with new re-workings of older songs plus a few tracks which were included on the 2014 EP’s now appearing on an album for the first time.
Unusually for Galahad the album also contains a couple of cover versions, one being a stripped down piano, violin and vocal version of Rammstein’s ‘Mein Herz Brennt’ as well as a re-working of the John Grant track ‘Marz’ complete with additional words by Stu which, ironically, makes it a deeply personal track.
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Weightless
Willow Way

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shob "Karma Obscur"


Country: France
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Funk
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 14, 2017
Tracklist
1. Hors D'oeuvre (2:02)
2. Straight Ahead (5:25)
3. Except I'm 65 (4:47)
4. Enclosures (5:19)
5. Karma Obscur (4:18)
6. Rusty Dog (5:36)
7. The Right Move (4:53)
8. Green Elephant (5:15)
9. The Professor (4:23)
10. Divergence (5:29)
11. Action Mutante (3:55)
12. Dissection (5:25)
13. Sulfur (5:03)

Total Time 61:50

Line-up
Shob - Bass, Guitar (3, 6, 7, 9-13), Additional  Percussions
   With
Morgan Berthet - Drums
Denis Cornardeau - Guitar (2-4, 8)
Gabriel Druot - Guitar (5)
Jean Loup Siaut - Guitar (10)
Pierre Danel - Guitar (11)
Jorris Guilbaud - Keyboards (6, 7, 10, 11)
Vincent Vilnet - Keyboards (4, 12, 13)
Tony Lavaud - Keyboards (2, 5, 8)
Robin Magord - Keyboards (3, 9)
Laurène Pierre Magnani - Vocals (3)
Monkey D Beasty - Vocals (1)
Rémy Béesau - Trumpet
PJ Ley - Trumpet (3)
Olivier Miqueu - Trombone
FM Moreau - Sax
Ludovic Lesage - Jumbe, Congas

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Foolsbane "Conflict"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 13, 2017
Tracklist
1. Rage Of Angels (7:33)
2. The Heretic (7:57)
3. The Grand Surveyor (8:03)
4. Edge Of Forever (8:36)
5. Darkened With Shadows (4:58)
6. Underneath The Stone (8:43)
7. What Lies Become (8:06)

Total Time 53:56

Line-up
David Chambers - vocals, keyboards, and percussion
Tracey Emery - guitars, keyboards, and back-up vocals
Jason Ramsey - guitars and back-up vocals
Chris Wiersema - bass and back-up vocals
Brian Lopez - drums and back-up vocals

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Rage of Angels

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Thirteenth Sun "Stardust"


Country: Romania
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Aural Music (aura024)
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 12, 2017
Tracklist
1. Universus (6:10)
2. Pathways (6:19)
3. Planes Of Creation (6:13)
4. Universe Is Burning (9:04)
5. Melting Skies (8:12)
6. The Fabric Of Time (7:28)
7. Glowing Sun (5:31)

Total time 48:57

Line-up
Barna Radu Liviu - Vocals, Guitar
Muntean Marius - Keys, Synths, Soundscapes, Backing Vocals
Marius Licu - Guitar
Alecu - Bass
Septimiu Harsan - Drums

Description/Reviews
What do you get when you take equal parts O(ld)peth, Rush and Devin Townsend, chuck it all in a cosmic blender and turn it on? The correct reply is ‘a throbbing erection,’ but second place goes to upstarts The Thirteenth Sun, set to release their debut full-length 5 years in the making. Though a relatively new band, the members are all experienced musicians, and with a debut like this, the Romanian quintet is bound to make a formidable crater when Stardust hits the shelves. It’s a fantastic slab of progressive music, a coarse blend of dreamy space-rock, grand and sweeping theatricality, and pounding sections of proggy death.
Read the full review at angrymetalguy.com

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Miriodor "Signal 9"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Avant-Prog
LabelCuneiform Records (Rune 438)
Format: CD, вigital
Release date: May 12, 2017
Tracklist
1. Venin
2. Peinturé dans le Coin
3. Transit de Nuit à Jakarta
4. Portrait-robot
5. Déboires à Munich
6. Chapelle Lunaire
7. Cryogénie
8. Passage Secret
9. Gallinule d'Amérique
10. Douze Petites Asperges
11. Le Ventriloque et le Perroquet

Line-up
Bernard Falaise - guitars, keyboards, turntable
Pascal Globensky - keyboards, synths, piano
Rémi Leclerc - drums, percussion, electronics
Nicolas Lessard - bass, double bass, keyboards

Description/Reviews
Picking up where the most recent coded message from planet Miriodor, 2013's Cobra Fakir, left off, Signal 9 arrives like an invitation to an otherworldly voyage. Each track marks another twist and turn in a journey across strange, captivating landscapes populated by creatures, crafts, and constructions whose like has never been glimpsed outside the band's idiosyncratic ecosystem.
And while Miriodor often forges some of their heaviest sounds to date over the course of Signal 9, the album is also loaded with off-the-wall humor and some beautiful, contemplative melodic moments. The combination makes for some crafty contrasts, frequently flipping back and forth drastically from one mood to another multiple times within a single composition for a jarring-but-thrilling effect. 
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My Iron Heart "Beatitude Americana" EP


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: May 12, 2017
Tracklist
1. Cheeky Nandos (4:32)
2. Mr. Popo (4:19)
3. Carbon Beach (4:56)
4. Transmorphism (3:17)

Total Time 17:04

Line-up
Jake DeZerga - Vocals
Michael Cozine - Guitar
Jason Mallonga - Bass
Evan Daniele - Drums
Rob Birchwood - Keys

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Cheer-Accident "Putting Off Death"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelCuneiform Records (Rune 446)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 12, 2017
Tracklist
1. Language Is (11:24)
2. Immanence (4:12)
3. Wishful Breathing (3:45)
4. Falling World (3:40)
5. More And Less (3:00)
6. Lifetime Guarantee (6:59)
7. Hymn (5:11)

Total Time 38:11

Line-up
Jeff Libersher - guitar, trumpet, vocals, keyboards
Dante Kester - bass, keyboards
Thymme Jones - drums, vocals, piano, trumpet, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, moog, noise
Carmen Armillas - vocals
Mike Hagedorn - trombone
Teria Gartelos - vocals
Sacha Mullin - vocals
Cory Bengtsen - baritone sax
Beth Yates - flute
Julie Pomerleau - violin
Joan Morrone - french horn
Ross Feller - tenor sax
Rob Pleshar - tuba
Todd Fackler - tuba

Description/Reviews
The band’s third release for Cuneiform follows in the elusive, meandering trajectory of their earlier work, which is always instantly identifiable if never quite definable. They’ve managed to conjure a unique collage of intricate prog, lush pop and experimental noise, drawing on hugely disparate influences without ever settling on a sound that could be definitively traced to any of them in isolation. Meaning that they always did and continue to, sound like no one but themselves.
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Voyager "Ghost Mile"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: IAV Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 12, 2017
Tracklist
1. Ascension (5:22)
2. Misery Is Only Company (5:01)
3. Lifeline (4:45)
4. The Fragile Serene (4:55)
5. To The Riverside (2:09)
6. Ghost Mile (4:18)
7. What A Wonderful Day (3:12)
8. Disconnected (4:52)
9. This Gentle Earth (1981) (3:28)
10. As The City Takes The Night (6:25)

Total time 44:27

Line-up
Daniel Estrin: vocals, keyboards
Simone Dow: guitars
Alex Canion: bass, backing vocals
Scott Kay: guitars
Ashley Doodkorte: drums

Description/Reviews
Voyager’s sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best - huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals.
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Ascension
Misery is only Company
Ghost Mile 

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Joviac "Joviac"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 11, 2017
Tracklist
1. Malmö (4:40)
2. Battlefield (4:13)
3. Halo (5:57)
4. The Call (5:20)
5. Stockholm (7:21)
6. May 2017 (5:33)
7. Always There (4:39)

Total Time 37:43

Line-up
Viljami Wenttola - Everything (except bass)
    With
Antti Varjanne - Bass

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mobius "Free Fall"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: May 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. Free Fall Pt. 1 (0:34)
2. Ignition (7:06)
3. Turbulance (4:20)
4. The Switch On The Wall Beside You (5:55)
5. Do You Think We Have Time (6:05)
6. Gravity Shift (4:26)
7. Free Fall Pt. 2 (10:15)

Total Time 38:41

Line-up
Perry Davis - Guitar
Rob Denni - Drums & Keyboards
   With
Travis Moore - Bass (3, 4, 5)

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Long Earth "The Source"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Grand Tour Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. Through The Void (3:54) 
2. The Source (6:48) 
3. First Steps (1:42) 
4. The Call (8:04) 
5. Invisible (7:00) 
6. Above And Beyond (2:20) 
7. Ghosts (6:25) 
8. Her Ghost In The Fog (7:47) 
9. Where Is The Laughter (6:58) 
10. Children Of War (8:45) 
11. The Deafening Silence (4:55) 

Total Time 64:38
Line-up
Mike Baxter - Keyboards
Neil Mackie - Guitar & Vocals
Gordon Mackie (Abel Ganz) - Bass
Ken Weir (Abel Ganz) - Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Renaldo McKim - Lead Guitar & Vocals

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Phoenix Again "Unexplored"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Black Widow Records
Format: CD
Release date: May 6, 2017
Tracklist
1. That Day Will Come
2. Silver
3. The Bridge of Geese
4. Whisky
5. Close to You
6. Valle della Luna
7. To Be Afraid - Ansia
8. Great Event

Line-up
Antonio Lorandi: bass guitar, vocals
Silvano Silva: drums, percussions, vocals
Sergio Lorandi: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Andrea Piccinelli: keyboards
Giorgio Lorandi: percussions, vocals
Marco Lorandi: electric guitars, vocals
Alessandra Lorandi: vocals

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Wyatt Moss-Wellington "The Kinder We"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Folk/Avant Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 6, 2017
Tracklist
1. Songs (1:12)
2. Babby Theseus Dot Dot Dot (3:04)
3. Pedestrian (4:08)
4. Sequel Sequel (1:34)
5. Two Days After Cronulla (4:44)
6. Sequel (2:49)
7. Exhaustion (4:06)
8. Cry (3:58)
9. Special School Special (1:54)
10. Bonus Trax (4:00)
11. Sophia Song (5:33)

Total time 37:02

Line-up
Wyatt Moss-Wellington - vocals, steel and electric guitars, synths and keys, mandolin, uke, melodica, sitar, recorder, sounds and programming
        With
Well Done Sexy Band:
Mary Rapp - double bass
Ian Watson - violin
Thomas Talmacs - viola
Ice Smashers Fantasticos: Laura Altman, Brian Campeau, Shalane Connors, Angus Cornwell, Cody Dillon, Sabrina Garcia, Nina McIlwain, and Paul Oscar - choir
Dave Carr - banjo, classical guitar

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Jacqui L "PLANET PARALLEL 5"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: May 5, 2017
Tracklist
1. Happy Birthday (1:20)
2. Frankenstein (4:25)
3. Rich Man (5:17)
4. I'll Covet (5:44)
5. Cold (4:55)
6. Decaying Orbit (4:44)
7. Under The Noise (4:57)
8. Could Be (4:28)
9. Stroke It (4:23)
10. Distraction (5:06)

Total time 45:19

Line-up
Jacqui L - vocals and keys
Joe Accaria - drums/percussion
Marty Hailey - guitars
Dave Symes - bass (except 3 and 8)
James Haselwood - bass (3 and 8)

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Accordo dei Contrari "Violato Intatto"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 5, 2017
Tracklist
1- Folia Saxifraga
2- Monodia
3- Blue-S
4- Shamash
5- Idios Cosmos
6- E verde è l'ignoto su cui corri
7- Marienkirche
8- Di eccezione in variante
9- Usil
10- Eros vs Anteros
11- Il violato intatto

Line-up
Giovanni Parmeggiani - electric organ, Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Arp Odissey
Stefano Radaelli - alto and baritone sax, bowed zither
Marco Marzo Maracas - electric and acoustic guitar
Cristian Franchi - drums
  With
Alessandro Bonetti (Deus ex Machina): violin (4)
Gabriele di Giulio: tenor sax (1, 10)
Patrizia Urbani: vocals (6)

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Hawkwind "Into the Woods"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Space Rock
Label: Cherry Red
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 5, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Into The Woods
  2. Cottage In The Woods
  3. The Woodpecker
  4. Have You Seen Them
  5. Ascent
  6. Space Ship Blues
  7. The Wind
  8. Vegan Lunch
  9. Magic Scenes
  10. Darkland
  11. Wood Nymph
  12. Deep Cavern
  13. Magic Mushroom
Line-up
Dave Brock
Richard Chadwick
Tim Blake
Niall Hone
Mr Dibs
Haz Wheaton

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