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Saturday, September 30, 2017

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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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.
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Stream

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Innerspace "Rise"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2017 (digital), October/November  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 
Trailer
Black

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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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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

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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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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 
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

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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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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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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.
Media/Samples 
Trailer
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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Bandcamp

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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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Trailer Pt.1 
Children Of The Sounds
What’s Behind the Fields
Stream

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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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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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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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Fizbers "First Mind"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Flight (1:34)
2. Factory (7:12)
3. Normality (5:11)
4. Life Is A Game (5:22)
5. Lady With No Real Name (4:22)
6. First Mind (6:22)
7. Not Enough Trust (3:28)
8. Truth (3:57)
9. Death (4:24)
10. Ashes (9:16)

Total Time 51:08

Line-up
Dawid Lewandowski - vocals, bass
Dominik Pawlus - drums, keyboards
Szymon Kubala – guitars
   With
Jadwiga Królikowska- violin

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Normality
Lady With No Real Name


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Lechuga "The Search, Pt. 3: The Hypothesis"


Country: Chile
Genre(s): Progressive Jazz Metal, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Lettuce & The Gang (7:13)
2. Anxious On Hold (2:17)
3. Waiting For A Miracle (5:23)
4. The Hypothesis (0:44)
5. Insomnia (feat. Derek Sherinian) (6:34)
6. Please Let Go (1:03)
7. Leap Of Faith (feat. Vladimir Lalic) (6:54)
8. Madness (feat. Derek Sherinian) (7:19)
9. The Search (feat. Derek Sherinian) (8:33)

Total Time 46:00

Line-up
Benjamin Lechuga (Delta)
   With
Derek Sherinian (ex Dream-Theater, Sons of Apollo, Planet X)
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex Gun 'n' Roses, Sons of Apollo)
Simon Grove (PLINI, The Helix Nebula, Intervals)
Cristobal Orozco
Larissa Terescenko (BILO)
Vladimir Lalic (organized Chaos, BILO)
Consuelo Schuster

Description/Reviews
The Search Part 3 is a ground breaking fusion between a prog metal and a 6 piece wind instrument orchestra that flirts with metal, funk, jazz and other styles.
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Eat Ghosts "An Ti E Go"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Sonic Attack Records/SPV
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Wal (1:32)
2. Talk To The Sea (6:05)
3. Fancy Free (6:11)
4. An Ti E Go (5:51)
5. Rattle, Shatter, Creak (7:11)
6. Echoecho (8:24)
7. Hold On (6:40)

Total Time 41:54

Line-up
Enrico Semler – Bass, Vocal, Synth
Jan Waterstradt – Guitar
Martin Mann – Drums, Vocal
Benjamin Ihnow – Alto & Tenor sax
    With
Johannes Walenta – Organ, Rhodes, Noises
Friedrich Szameitat – Trumpet

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Opposing Motion "Inertia"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Lion Music
Format: digital
Release date: September 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Endless Ripples (7:12)
2. Inertia (5:26)
3. The Ghost Tapestry (5:33)
4. New Heaven (5:40)
5. Machines Of War (6:27)
6. Southern Lights (5:52)
7. Windows To The Past (5:44)
8. Optical Illusion (4:46)
9. Mirror Image (4:08)
10. Nothing Stays The Same (5:00)
11. Across The Oceans Of Sand (9:02)

Total Time 64:50

Line-up
Joe McGurk - Guitars
Ludo DeSa - Vocals
David Deplanche - Bass
Kevin Deplanche - Drums

Description/Reviews
Their progressive metal is still made of complex arrangements executed through skillful and technical musicianship. Yet, these things are tempered and made palatable by Opposing Motion's purposeful use of melody and harmony in each composition. 
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Minerva Conduct "The Minerva Conduct"


Country: India/USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Label: Transcending Obscurity India
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Vile (5:33)
2. Desertion (7:23)
3. Metanoia (6:02)
4. Trip Seq (3:15)
5. Appetence (5:04)
6. Exultant (6:48)
7. Unearth (6:42)
8. Grand Arcane (7:00)

Total Time 47:47

Line-up
Nishith Hegde - Guitars
Prateek Rajagopal - Guitars
Ashwin Shriyan - Bass
Navene Koperweis  (Animals As Leaders) - Drums

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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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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ryan Yard "The Nature of Solitude"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Nature Of Solitude Part One (18:13)
2. The Nature Of Solitude Part Two (22:25)

Total Time 40:38

Line-up
Ryan Yard (Robert Reed Sanctuary band) - instruments
Justin Towell - guitar

Description/Reviews
As a long-time fan of Mike Oldfield, I am happy to see his influence in such abundance these days. Recent examples are the Sanctuary albums by Rob Reed, and now Ryan Yard, who is a member of the Sanctuary live band, walks similiar ground with The Nature of Solitude. Consisting of two long tracks, and mastered by the man who produced the original Tubular Bells (Tom Newman), the impact of Oldfield's music is clear from the opening notes.
Read the full review by Patrick McAfee at dprp.net

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Ypnos "Beholder"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Sliptrick Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tracklist
1. Arachnophobia (5:08)
2. Tyranny Suite: I. The Beginning Birth Of A New Slave (2:29)
3. Tyranny Suite: II. State Of Grace (5:03)
4. Tyranny Suite: III. March Of The Tyrants The Tempest, Pt. 1 (5:21)
5. Tyranny Suite: IV. Building An Empire The Tempest, Pt. 2 (5:41)
6. Tyranny Suite: V. Reality State Of Conscience, Pt. 1 (6:06)
7. Tyranny Suite: VI. Diary Of A Slave State Of Conscience, Pt. 2 (7:08)
8. Tyranny Suite: VII. The Ending (7:22)
9. Northern Star (3:54)
10. The Circle, Pt. 1: Grey (5:35)

Total Time 53:47

Line-up
Christian Peretto - Vocals
Davide Morisi - Guitars
Marco Govoni - Bass
Valentino Bosi - Keyboards
Giacomo Calabria - Drums

Description/Reviews
Beholder is the debut album from Italian Progressive Rock/Metal band Ypnos. It features 10 songs, including the 7-track Tyranny Suite. Being more a musical travelogue through the human brain in 7 distinct steps, rather than a canonical suite, Tyranny Suite is a direct statement; “humans are enslaved by their own emotions, from birth to death. Emotions are tyrants we either learn to cope with or yield under their power”.
The 10 tracks from Beholder vary through very different styles, from the metal/prog-metal oriented Arachnophobia and March of The Tyrants, to the progressive rock of State of Grace and The Ending, through to the pop-ish Reality. Ypnos try to explore themselves in every song, in an endless journey through colors and music, harvesting the deepest cuts and throwing away all the excess waste until only music and basic emotions remain. Ypnos rarely over indulge themselves with their own melodies, keeping every song as tight as possible. No pointless long solos or over repeated riffs. This is a compelling mantra in the band’s natural “modus operandi”, and also applies to the intimate and cerebral style of the lyrics.

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Kettlespider "Kettlespider"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 19, 2017 (digital), October 24, 2017 (CD)
Tracklist
1. The Climber (2:24)
2. Circus (4:34)
3. Samsara (2:31)
4. Break The Safe, Pt. 1 (3:18)
5. Anubis (7:16)
6. Life (6:06)
7. Rebirth (7:01)
8. Break The Safe, Pt. 2 (4:18)

Total Time 37:28
Line-up
Colin Andrews - Bass
Scott Ashburn - Guitars
Haris Boyd-Gerny - Guitars
Geoffrey Fyfe - Keyboards
Simon Wood - Drums
    With:
Fabian Acuña - Trumpet (2, 5)

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Electric Orange "EOXXV"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock
LabelAdansonia Records AR 021, Studio Fleisch SFCD08/09
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 18, 2017
Tracklist
CD1
1. Continuum (22:58)
2. Under The Nun (15:55)
3. Gnosis (20:03) - CD only

CD2
4. Misophonia IV (20:00)
5. Misophonia V (16:39)
6. Faint (22:00)
7. Residuum (16:55)

Total time: 134:30

Line-up
Dirk Bittner - guitar, percussion
Dirk Jan Müller - organ, synthesizer, mellotron
Tom Rückwald - bass, guitar (6)
Georg Mohnheim - drums

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