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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Void Generator "Prodromi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental PsychedelicKrautrock, Progressive Rock
Label: Phonosphera Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. 40 Kiloparsecs (7:23)
2. Sleeping Waves (13:45)
3. I Am The Brave (13:40)
4. Calvary (15:35)

Total Time 50:23

Line-up
Gianmarco Iantaffi - Guitar
Sonia Caporossi - Guitar
Enrico Cosimi - Synth and Devil's machines
Marco Cenci - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp 

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The Prophecy "Origins"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Doom
Label: Ascension Music Group
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Origins I (12:31)
2. Origins II (10:53)
3. Origins III (8:17)
4. Origins IV (8:54)
5. Origins V (9:58)

Total Time 50:33

Line-up
Matt Lawson - Vocals
Greg O'Shea - Guitars
Gav Parkinson - Bass Guitars
John Bennett - Drums

Description/Reviews
Far more prog metal than death/doom, you can’t help but feel that The Prophecy’s sound is now more at home in the Porcupine Tree meets Anathema landscape they find themselves in. Any limitations death/doom may impose have now been cast aside completely with the band upping the technicality factor amidst unpredictable undulating rhythms while also maintaining their poignant and emotional core. Incidentally, the mention of Porcupine Tree and Anathema is used symbolically only. While The Prophecy may share a sense of dynamics and a sense of experimentation with these two, forward-thinking, bands, they live happily in their own skin, offering plenty for the more adventurous metalhead to sink his or her teeth into.
Read the full review by Chris Jennings at worshipmetal.com

Media/Samples 
Origins
Origins I - short edit
Origins II

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Fabulae Dramatis "Solar Time's Fables"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Agni's Dynasty (Fire I) (4:08)
2. Stone (4:36)
3. Heresy (3:56)
4. Sati (Fire II) (6:24)
5. Sirius Wind (3:47)
6. Coatlicue, Serpent Skirt (Earth) (5:00)
7. Nok Terracottas (Mud) (2:48)
8. Forest (1:57)
9. Roble Para El Corazón (Wood) (5:03)
10. Smoke For The Clouds (Ahuirán's Water) (5:57)
11. Barren (4:55)

Total Time 48:31

Line-up
Isabel Restrepo: voice, sitar, harmonium, programming, keys
Daniel Díaz: guitar, bass
Hamlet (Transport Aerian): bass, voice, programming, keys
Isadora Cortina: voice, programming, keys
Maxime Moreira: drums
Wesley Beernaert: harsh, clean voices
    With
Christhope Lardinois: orbi, djembe and saxophone
Billy Mickelson: cello
Veerle Hemeryck: western concert flute
Loni Cornelis: violin
Andrés Camilo Silva: piano, programming
Bram van Weverberg: accordion

Description/Reviews
...on all media the band speak of their combining different musical styles into one. And that is not a lie. Opening with growling vocals over the album's storming intro, power metal riffs, clean male vocals, operatic female vocals - and that's before the 2 minute mark.
These guys and gals bring in elements from all over the musical world, based on modern prog metal, with lots of breaks and changes, obviously. 
Read the full review by Jerry van Kooten at dprp.net

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Bandcamp

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Cicada The Burrower "The Great Nothing"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Black Metal
Label: Blue Bedroom Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Every Color Imaginable (4:25)
2. Incidental (4:58)
3. I Lived In An Empty Body (3:42)
4. Walls, Bent And Broken (3:18)
5. The Great Nothing (5:11)
6. Nihilism Fuck Wave (5:16)
7. Please Stop (5:00)

Total Time 31:50

Line-up
Cameron Davis - all instruments, vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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At Dawn's Edge "Through Glass Eyes"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Where Do I Begin? (Intro) (0:51)
2. If Ghosts Were Men (4:44)
3. Sightless (3:36)
4. Venus's Rapture (3:35)
5. Dangerous Excuses (6:17)
6. Cálida Brisa (Interlude) (2:37)
7. Amorina (4:17)
8. Nightmare Reality (3:51)
9. Utter (5:55)
10. From The Ashes (6:25)
11. Evil Flamingo (5:13)
12. Forgotten Isle (6:25)
13. Dead Ashore We Lay (Bonus Track) (8:49)

Total Time 62:35

Line-up
Tamara Filipovic: Vocals
Alexandru Oprea: Guitars
Matt Ozzy: Guitars
   With
Spencer Creaghan: Orchestral Arrangement
Chris McConnell: Vocals (7)
James Hayes: Solo Violin: (6, 9, 12)

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Bandcamp

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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
  2. Never Gonna Make A Dime
  3. Blue Skies Of Marazion
  4. Summer Lightning
  5. Queenie And Elmo’s Perfect Day
  6. Castles
  7. Ossian’s Lament
  8. Jericho
  9. 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. Mr. Magnolia
  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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Andrea Orlando "Dalla Vita Autentica"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAMS (AMS286CD)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Le Forme Della Distanza... (4:29)
2. Oltre Domani (6:10)
3. Cinque Giorni D'autunno (8:16)
4. Cadi Con Me (3:47)
5. Il Giardino Di Maya (4:26)
6. Fragile (5:01)
7. Dalla Vita Autentica (16:52)

Total Time 49:01

Line-up
Andrea Orlando (Finisterre, Höstsonaten, La Coscienza di Zeno): drums, percussion, keyboards
    With
Alessandro Corvaglia (Höstsonaten, La Maschera di Cera, Narrow Pass): vocals
Agostino Macor (Finisterre, Höstsonaten, La Maschera di Cera, Zaal): keyboards
Stefano Marelli (Finisterre, Höstsonaten): guitar
Laura Marsano  (Höstsonaten, La Maschera di Cera): guitar
Marcella Arganese (Ubi Maior): guitar
Melissa Del Lucchese: cello
Paolo Priolo: bass
Rossano Villa: programming, effects
Roberta Tumminella: violin, viola
AlessandroPaolini: contrabass
Marco Callegari: trombone

Description/Reviews
“Dalla vita autentica” is a complex but never boring record of modern and Mediterranean progressive rock, mostly made of contrasts between mellow orchestral parts with piano and strings, and other more rushing and ‘rock’ ones, in which in particular Alessandro Corvaglia’s expressive voice is the absolute protagonist. The long title-track at the end is a perfect example of this, over 16 minutes of sound explorations that perfectly seal a beautiful album.
Media/Samples 
Stream

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Argovia "Distant Present"


Country: Venezuela /Colombia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital 
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Singularity (1:57)
2. Wheels Of Time (4:57)
3. Forgotten Song (3:42)
4. Waves (4:40)
5. Trilogy Of The Unsung, Pt. 1: Conquistador (6:17)
6. Trilogy Of The Unsung, Pt. 2: Man Of Thousand Words (5:31)
7. Trilogy Of The Unsung, Pt. 3: Hideout (5:08)
8. Disengage (5:07)
9. Beautiful Insanity (5:21)
10. My Only Savior (4:38)
11. Monster (5:54)
12. Gift Of Life (5:36)

Total Time 58:48

Line-up
Ani Gillen - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Carlos Valenzuela - Guitars
Carlos Arminio - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Santiago Arango - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Innerspace "Rise"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017 (digital), November 6, 2017 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Dawn (2:47)
2. Tree Of Life (10:34)
3. The Other Side (3:53)
4. In Motion (7:46)
5. Fill The Void (4:59)
6. Sunset (3:56)
7. Under The Spotlight (6:46)
8. I-From Sea To Sea (2:53)
9. II-Shadow Of Freedom (4:22)
10. III-Forsaken Dreams (11:55)
11. IV-Stronger Than Death (6:22)
12. V-Dusk (3:13)

Total Time 69:26

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

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Bandcamp

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The Adekaem "Sound Coloring"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelLynx Music
FormatCD
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Ocher (7:47)
2. Black (7:31)
3. Green (part I,II,III) (12:26)
4. Red (6:54)
5. White (3:40)
6. Blue (2:37)

Total Time 40:55

Line-up
Andrzej Bielas - keyboards
Krzysztof Wala - guitars
   With:
Tomasz Holewa - drums
Roman Kańtoch - vocal
Krzysztof Wyrwa (Millenium) - bass

Description/Reviews
The album will feature 6 music tracks of different color , which will tell 6 different stories, mainly love. Musically the album is also diverse, from classic rock climates to progressive rock, psychedelic, art rock, to jazz-rock climates.

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming 
Trailer
Black

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Wucan "Reap The Storm"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Hard Rock, Stoner, Retro Prog, Folk, Blues
LabelHänsel & Gretel, MIG (MIG01952), Avalon ‎(MICP-11353)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Wie Die Welt Sich Dreht (9:59)
2. Ebb And Flute (6:04)
3. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (3:23)
4. I'm Gonna Leave You (4:59)
5. The Rat Catcher (5:25)
6. Falkenlied (4:49)
7. Aging Ten Years In Two Seconds (21:05)
  • The Years I Haven't Lived
  • Worldwards
  • Flight of the Crows I
  • Afterwards
  • Melinda
  • Onwards
  • Flight of the Crows II
  • Headwards
  • The Years I Won't Live
8. Cosmic Guilt (18:03)

Total Time 73:47

Line-up
Francis Tobolsky - Vocals, Flute, Guitar, Theremin, Sitar, Synths, Percussion
Tim George - Guitars, Keys
Patrik Dröge - Bass
Philip Knöfel - Drums, Percussion

Description/Reviews
... and the style is similar to bands like Jethro Tull with flutes and that sort of thing. “Hippie rock” is probably a decent way to describe what you get to hear when you listen to this album for over seventy minutes, and Francis the lady who sings manages to sing in both German and English making the album feel a bit exotic even – as they always do when you get to hear the lyrics sung in odd languages.
Read the full review by at  Daniel Källmalm hallowed.se

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Bandcamp

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius "Guilty of Innocence"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Behind the Curtain
2. Take Your Medicine
3. Guilty of Innocence
4. Face
5. Hysteria
6. Affluenza
7. Parallel Reality
8. Game of Chicken
9. Dream Diary Cadenza
10. Soul Food

Line-up
Joe Deninzon-electric violin, lead vocals, mandolin, guitar
Aurelien Budynek-guitar,vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass, vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
   With
Rave Tesar (Renaissance)-keyboards
Alex Skolnick (Testament, TSO)-guitar
Randy McStine (The Fringe, Stu Hamm)-guitar, background vocals
Melanie Mitrano-vocals
Eddie Venegas-violin
Earl Maneein-viola
Leo Grinhauz-cello
Patrice Jackson-cello
Benny Koonyevsky-drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Hysteria (Muse cover)

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Isproject "The Archinautes"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: AMS Records (AMS284)
Format: CD, digital
Release dateSeptember 29, 2017
Tracklist
1.Ouverture
2.The Architect
3.Mangialuce
  a.He Is Here
  b.Progressive Shadows
  c.Without the Face
4.The City and the Sky
5.Lovers in the Dream
6.The Mountain of Hope
7. Between the Light and the Stone
  a.Fragile
  b.Innocence
  c.Erase the Ancient World

Line-up
Ivan Santovito - vocals
Ilenia Salvemini - vocals
   With
Giovanni Pastorino (Z-Band) - keyboards & programming
Simone Amodeo (Z-Band) - guitars
Paolo Tixi (Z-Band) - drums
Martin Grice (Delirium, Z-Band) - sax and flute
Andrea Bottaro - bass

Description/Reviews
"The Archinauts" is a visionary out-of-the-schemes work, of a whimsical and dreamlike nature. In addition, the album is in the form of a 'concept' that also embraces poetry, photography and architecture; everything is taken care of in any detail, and trailers, video clips, artwork, and photographs accompanying the music are meant to tell it in every of its aspects.
From the musical point of view, Isproject's debut has a strong symphonic propensity, with numerous instrumental sections, rich of piano scores, keyboards, and beautiful mellow and inspired electric guitar solos. It is difficult to find out a structure in the tracks, which are a series of different atmospheres linked to each other in an absolutely natural and fluid way.
The fresh and original nature of the opera and the duo's enthusiasm soon captured Fabio Zuffanti's attention, who was reached in Genoa at the Zerodieci Studio, where Isproject were helped by the Z-Band musicians during the recording process. All has been coordinated by Zuffanti as an artistic director for an outstanding result that emphasizes the influences of the individual personalities of the artists who took part in it.
Media/Samples 
TRAILER
Bandcamp (from the release date)

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Nordmann "The Boiling Ground"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock
Label: V2 Records (VVNL31501/VVNL31492)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Save The Twos (3:12)
2. Silver & Black (4:47)
3. Dover (6:32)
4. The King (7:29)
5. Üntercool (3:41)
6. Hercules (3:00)
7. No Holy Feet (6:56)
8. Joe (4:10)

Total Time 39:47

Line-up
Edmund Lauret: guitar
Mattias De Craene: sax
Dries Geusens: electric bass
Elias Devoldere: drums

Media/Samples 
Stream

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MSM Schmidt "Life"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Laika Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Trance (6:01)
2. Saudade City (7:32)
3. Vista (Dedicated To Allan Holdsworth) (8:19)
4. Life (Long Version) (8:11)
5. Red And Gold (6:18)
6. Exodus (6:59)
7. Rush (7:19)
8. Medusa (7:39)

Total Time 58:18

Line-up
Michael Schmidt: Keyboards
   With
Jimmy Haslip: Bass
Dave Weckl: Drums (1, 7)
Virgil Donati: Drums (3, 5, 8)
Gary Novak: Drums (2, 9)
Allan Holdsworth: Guitar (1, 3)
Oz Noy: Guitar (5, 8, 9)
Jerry Goodman: Violine (5)
Mitch Forman: Keyboards (6)
Katisse Buckingham (1)
Mike Miller (2, 4, 6, 10)
Andy Snitzer (2, 6, 9)
John Daversa (3, 7)
Andy Milne (3, 9)
Jost Nickel (4, 6, 10)
Steve Tavaglione (4, 10)
Sophia Wackermann (4, 10)
Ruslan Sirota (2, 5, 7)
Brandon Fields, Bob Mintzer, Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, Charlie Bisharat (6)
MonoNeon, Larry Koonse (7)
Scott Kinsey (1, 2, 8)

Media/Samples 
Deezer

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Wingspan "Wingspan"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Fusion, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Secret Door (21:48)
2. God's Balls (4:56)
3. Where The Condor Takes Us (27:41)

Total Time 54:25

Line-up
Erik Anderson - Rhodes, Hammond, Moogs, Synthesizers
Ben Johnson - Bass
Matt Krueger - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Enzo And The Glory Ensemble "In The Name Of The Son"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Symphonic Metal Opera
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Waiting For The Son (1:49)
2. The Tower Of Babel (4:44)
3. Luke 1:28 (6:26)
4. Psalm 8 (5:03)
5. Glory To God (3:24)
6. Psalm 133 (3:20)
7. Magnificat (7:53)
8. Isaiah 53 (6:03)
9. Matthew 11:25 (6:03)
10. The Trial (9:20)
11. Eternal Rest (1:48)
12. Te Deum (5:26)
13. If Not You (5:18)

Total Time 66:37

Line-up
Enzo Donnarumma - Vocals, Guitar
   With
Marty Friedman (Cacophony, Megadeth) - Guitar (1, 7, 11)
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) - Vocals (12, 13)
Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) - Vocals (6, 10), Backing Vocals (5, 11)
Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) - Drums (2, 3, 5, 9, 13)
Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) - Guitar (8, 10, 13)
Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery) - Vocals (3, 10, 13)
Nicholas Leptos (Warlord) - Vocals (10, 12, 13)
Amulyn (Whisper from Heaven) - Vocals (5, 7, 9, 10, 13)
Derek Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) - Guitar (10)
Tina Gagliotta (Poemisia) - Vocals (7)
Don Davide Bruno (Metatrone) - Keyboards (10)
Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon) - Keyboards (4)
Giacomo Manfredi (S91) - Bass (9)
Alexein Megas - Vocals (9)
Weza Moza Gospel Choir

Description/Reviews
Enzo Donnarumma‘s sound explores and unifies different genres: prog metal, classical music, symphonic soundtrack, musical, ethnic music, world music. The new concept “In the Name of the Son” delivers a GOSPEL METAL sound thanks to the “Weza Moza Gospel Choir” from Congo, and follows up the critically acclaimed “In The Name of The Father” by pursuing the “sign of the cross” chronology.
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Psalm 133

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Scheherazade "Once More"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: King Records (KICS-93526)
Format: CD
Release date: September 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Rock'n' Roll Diva (6:37)
2. Falsehood (Slurp) (10:10)
3. Gaia Virus (5:38)
4. Unshakable World (6:26)
5. Get To My Heart You Turn It Up (6:39)
6. Child In Time (5:41)
7. Poetry Of Night (6:14)
8. Once More Something (5:09)

Total Time 52:34

Ltd ed. bonus disc
1. Introduction
2. Do Not Stop


Line-up
Hisakatsu Igarashi -Vocal
Terutsugu Hirayama - Guitar
Jutaro Ohkubo - Bass
Toshio Egawa - Keyboards
Nobuo Horie - Drums

Description/Reviews
 It's basically hard/prog rock, but one unique thing about the album is that the majority of it is rather midtempo and even a little moody. It's a pretty interesting take, but I think it works well. There's plenty of prog goodness to go around with time signature changes and nice instrumental breaks and stuff. Impressive performance all around from the musicians.
Read the full review at jpmetal.org

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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
Cédric Gilis - Guitars
Gilles Wagner - Drums
Michel Casadei della Chiesa - Bass
   With
Claudio Cordero (Cast) - Guitar
Fred Hormain - Sax

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming 
Trailer

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Steven Gilpin "Catharsis"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. Meteor (4:26)
2. Catharsis (6:33)
3. Saturday Morning (5:22)
4. In Your Head (4:10)
5. Perspective (3:13)
6. The Light (3:13)
7. Vibe (4:29)

Total Time 31:26

Line-up
Steven Gilpin - Guitar, Bass, Synth, Vocals, Virtual Drums Programming

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Noah Histeria "Hautefaye"



Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. Hautefaye (7:40)
2. 43 Días Pt.1 (5:08)
3. 43 Días Pt.2 (5:34)
4. Elah (1:20)
5. Djemil (5:42)
6. Coloso (8:39)
7. Shiro (9:25)

Total Time 43:28

Line-up
Daniel Torregrosa Sarrión - drums
Salva Pаrraga - bass
Álex Alonso Gómez - guitars
Javier Badia Vidal - keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Juan ‘Doc’ Noah - vocals
   With
Daniel Mattingly - guttural back vocals
Coro de la Universitat Politècnica de València - choir
Mr. X - spoken voice

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

18hz "Silencio"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 24, 2017
Tracklist
1. Overture (1:12)
2. 3am (5:36)
3. Silencio (3:52)
4. Adios (3:40)
5. Huapango (5:06)
6. Desolación (2:55)
7. Quiebre (4:04)
8. Tiempo De Morir (4:29)
9. Tormenta (4:10)
10. No Puedo Más (6:37)

Total Time 41:41

Line-up
Alan Monroy
Chris Mont
Snach Zafra
Soul Chavez

Media/Samples 
Stream

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kaiju "Rise to Nova"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Rise (2:47)
2. Time Collapse (5:54)
3. Redeem Yourself (5:54)
4. Emotions (6:55)
5. Save My Soul (5:26)
6. Lust (4:39)
7. Troubled Waters (5:37)
8. Fire/Gravity (5:49)
9. Creature (6:18)
10. Nova (6:49)

Total Time 56:08 


Line-up
Anders Mørck - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Mikkel Fobian - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mads Thines - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Rasmus Widemann - Bass, Vocals

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Bandcamp

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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

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Johnny Unicorn "Heavy Jugs to the Moon"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Heavy Overture, Pt. 2   
2. Crystal Tears    
3. Once a Man   
4. Lyrics   
5. A Window   
6. Could It Be Wrong   
7. Invisible Sasquatch    
8. Tinnitus   
9. Ear   
10. Open Space   
11. B Window   
12. Snowfall   
13.My Home    
14.Timing Out of Touch   
15. Ransacked!   
16. All I Want To Do (Is Eat Some Food (With You))   
17. First Sandwich   
18. Second Sandwich (Including Salad)   
19. Third Sandwich   
20. Dream Breaker   
21. The Door   
22. C Window / Heavy Overture, Pt. 1

Line-up
Johnny Unicorn  (Phideaux, Autumn Electric)
    With
Chris Barrios (Autumn Electric) - 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, & 20
Dani Barstad - 3 & 10
Bob Drake - 21
Alex Hamel - 2
Al. Keith - 12
Chris Marin - 12
Jesse Mercury - 19
Joy Moore - 12
Davy Nefos - 11 & 17
Eric Padget - 12
Naomi Adele Smith - 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, & 20
Ian Steiner - 6, 8 ,14, & 15
Max Steiner - 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, & 20
Jeff Tapia - 12 & 20
Josh Williams - 20

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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.
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44 Minutes

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Karakorum "Beteigeuze"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Retro Prog, Psychedelic
LabelTonzonen Records (TON027)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Beteigeuze Pt. I (14:47)
2. Beteigeuze Pt. II (9:29)
3. Beteigeuze Pt. III (23:54)

Line-up
Max Schörghuber - electric guitar, percussion, lotus-flute, vocals
Bernhard Huber - acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vocals
Axel Hackner - organ, synthies, vocals
Jonas Kollenda - bass, siren, vocals
Bastian Schuhbeck - drums, percussion, vocals

Description/Reviews
'Beteigeuze Part I' gets us under way and immediately we are immersed in a seventies-flavoured prog rock opus. The vocals are pretty much all harmonised (no one lead singer), but it is the instrumental passages that grab hold. Heavy on the retro keyboards it sounds as about authentic as you can gey without the use of a time machine. The track evolves into a lengthy jam that, although ostensibly prog rock, has enough psychedelic flashes and krautrock infused moments to keep an old head like me happy. What is striking however is that the band manage to keep it light and almost playful....
Read the full review at dayzofpurpleandorange.blogspot.co.uk

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Whitewater "Universal Medium"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music (BEM049)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Light Of Day (7:47)
2. The Soldier And The Poet (4:57)
3. Seconds Fade Away Pt. 1 (2:49)
4. Seconds Fade Away Pt. 2 (5:58)
5. Filtered Haze (9:10)
6. Easier To Breathe (4:19)
7. Fallen (5:28)
8. Lost (7:53)
9. Moon Pull Pts. 1-4 (13:05)

Total Time 61:26

Line-up
Stuart Stephens - vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming & samples
Paul Powell - drums, percussion and programming
   With
Mike Kershaw - vocals (7, 9)
Clare Stephens - backing vocals (6)

Description/Reviews
Whitewater, however, is anything but your straightforward classic prog rock.  The band plays ambient, psychedelic musings that somewhat resemble Pink Floyd’s more atmospheric side, and much of it does include expressive guitar work and an occasional rock portion.  Most of it is extremely slow-paced and subtle, so this definitely isn’t for everyone.  However, as someone who really enjoys ambient music, I find myself liking what I hear on this album, at least at first.  I wouldn’t call what they do “post-rock”, but it’s definitely closer to that than your typical progressive rock.
Read the full review at theprogmind.com

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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.
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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)

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Daydream XI "The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Sensory Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Ticket 000011 (1:41)
2. Open The Curtains (3:19)
3. Trust-Forged Knife (5:01)
4. Painted Smile (6:48)
5. Windblown (2:36)
6. A Cup Of Agony (5:56)
7. Overhauling Wounds (10:39)
8. Collector Of Souls (6:24)
9. Forgettable (9:28)
10. The Love That Never Was (4:13)
11. The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (15:27)

Total Time 71:32

Line-up
Tiago Masseti - Vocals, Guitars
Marcelo Pereira - Guitars
Bruno Giordano - Drums

Description/Reviews
Mixing rock, hard rock and progressive rock with heavy metal and power metal influences, Brazil's Daydream XI is a band with no self-imposed boundaries. In their sophomore release, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, the band embraces the progressive side of their music in a dark concept album. The concept is a metaphor to express that we are drawn to each other more by our weaknesses and our flaws than our strengths and virtues. It’s portrayed through a journey, where Phillip, the Circus master, takes his new apprentice, Circe, across the various acts of this Circus. Each song represents a feeling or aspect of human life, channeled by the storyline of each character. 
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Ufomammut "8"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Sludge, Doom Metal
Label: Neurot Recordings ‎(NR103), Supernatural Cat ‎(CAT019LP)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Babel (8:22)
2. Warsheep (5:05)
3. Zodiac (9:26)
4. Fatum (3:59)
5. Prismaze (4:18)
6. Core (5:15)
7. Wombdemonium (3:01)
8. Psyrcle (7:43)

Total Time 47:09

Line-up
Poia – Guitars and fx
Urlo – Bass, vocals, FX and synths
Vita – Drums

Description/Reviews
That’s pretty much Ufomammut. Doomy, sludgy, stonery, psychedelic, a tad bit evil and a lot bit mad. ... The music here moves in unique ways for a record predominantly in the doom tradition. While there are certainly plenty of delicious riffs to sink your teeth into, Ufomammut generally avoid the trap of spending too much time in any one place, giving the album a sense of unpredictability that isn’t necessarily a doom metal strong-suit. These tracks are chock-full of psychedelic sounds, sludgy grooves, and tonal shifts that make this record a very easy one to listen to repeatedly, with new elements being pulled from each spin. This is an adventurous record that is very rarely boring or stagnant.
Read the full review by Jonathan Adams at heavyblogisheavy.com

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Kauan "Kaiho"


Country: Russia/Ukraine
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock, Post Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Lapsenmuisto (5:32)
2. Kasvot (7:25)
3. Siiville Nousu (9:32)
4. Poissa (2:24)
5. Lahja (10:31)
6. Nainen (5:03)
7. Sateen Huuhtoma (7:26)
8. Kaiho (2:58)

Total Time 50:51

Line-up
Anton Belov - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Alex Vynogradoff - Bass, Backing Vocals
Anton Skrynnik - Drums
Alina Roberts - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Anatoly Gavrilov - Viola

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Vulture Industries "Stranger Times"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Season of Mist (SOM427)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
  1.     Tales of Woe
  2.     As the World Burns
  3.     Strangers
  4.     The Beacon
  5.     Something Vile
  6.     My Body, My Blood
  7.     Gentle Touch of a Killer
  8.     Screaming Reflection
  9.     Midnight Draws Near
Line-up
Bjørnar E. Nilsen - vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen - guitar
Eivind Huse - guitar & vocals
Kyrre Teigen - bass & vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal - drums

Description/Reviews
The Norwegians' fourth album 'Stranger Times' continues and expands the band's quest to push the limitations of genre and sound. Their nine new tracks are as easily as masterfully spanning a wide range from dark rock to progressive-experimental metal, while still keeping their wild roaming within the boundaries of the band's unique and bizarre sonic universe. Yet VULTURE INDUSTRIES manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being weird just for the sake of experimentation.

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Charit Way " Let Fall The Leaves Of Time"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Fall Faster Music Publishing
Format: digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Horizons (3:54)
2. The Tempest (3:50)
3. Heartful Hands (4:04)
4. Just Jump (4:03)
5. The Seed (4:25)
6. Space (4:10)
7. Centerpath (4:24)
8. ... (Interlude) (3:23)
9. Rain (4:38)
10. Greenleaf (4:24)

Total Time 41:15

Line-up
Dave Cocuzzi: Drums
Jeffrey Fischer: Piano, Strings, Synths, Organ, Vocals
Anthony Maira: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
    With
Samuel Salazar: Additional synths (1)
Samantha Cruzado, Jack Torrey, Caesar Tapia: Additional vocals (1, 4)
Eric DiRisio: Additional vocals and guitar (4)
Drummond Dominguez-Kincannon: Guitar Solo (2)
Samuel Washington :Saxophone (1), additional vocals (1, 4)
Dylan Snyder: Additional vocals (7)
Daniel Chironno: Additional vocals (10)
Katy Sergel-Crabtree: Additional vocals (9)

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Khan Tengri "KT2"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release dateSeptember 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Calling All Beings
2. The Golden Void
3. Ashoka
4. The Misanthrope's Blues
5. Vampyre 04:26
6. Minas Morgul
7. Ruins
8. Blind Statue
9. Last Days, Last Nights
10. The Streets of Charn

Line-up
Allister Thompson
   With
Tim TImleck - some drums and drum samples

Description/Reviews
The follow-up to 2016's "Aeons" finds Canada's Khan Tengri delving even deeper into the cavernous worlds of dark psychedelic music, space rock, progressive rock and ambient. Sixties and seventies influences abound in an extremely eclectic collection with a brooding, meditative, wryly cynical lyrical focus that often contains caustic commentary on humanity's failings. It's music to cheerfully accompany the apocalypse.
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