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Friday, September 29, 2017

John Hackett Band "We Are Not Alone"


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

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Innerspace "Rise"


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

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

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Teaser 2

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

TNNE (The No Name Experience) "Wonderland"


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

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

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Silhouette "The World is Flat And Other Alternative Facts"


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

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Bandcamp

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Millenium "44 minutes"


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

Total Time 52:28

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

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

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Kaipa "Children of the Sounds"


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

Total Time 58:01

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

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

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Luciferian Towers"


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

Total Time 43:54

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

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Teaser
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alberto Rigoni "Duality"


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

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Caligula’s Horse "In Contact"


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

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

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Soliloquy "Engines Of Gravity"


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

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

Also read the review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Trailer

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Unreal City "Frammenti Notturni"


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

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

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

If Anything Happens To The Cat "Mångata"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 9, 2017
Tracklist
01 Lakesides, Endless            
02 Raven Steals The Light            
03 Echo Park            
04 Beijing Fury            
05 Five Lion Mountain            
06 Out And Into The Vast            
07 Seren

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

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Bandcamp

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Motorpsycho "The Tower"


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

Total Time 85:05

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

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


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

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

Total Time 82:14

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

Jon Jeary - vocals (12)


Media/Samples 
Lost In Translation
Small Dark Lines

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For All We Know "Take Me Home"


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

Total time: 53:29

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

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Atrox "Monocle"


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

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

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

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Alex's Hand "KaTaTaK"


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

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Bandcamp

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Anubis Gate "Covered in Black"


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

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

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Medea "Northern Light"


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

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Teaser

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Subterranean Masquerade "Vagabond"


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

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

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Bandcamp (from the release date)
Nomad

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Drifting Sun "Twilight"


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

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

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Bandcamp (from the release date)
Soldiers 

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Mogwai "Every Country’s Sun"


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

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

Total Time 56:02 


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

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Coolverine

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