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Blog 8 October 2020
Dreaming David K and Organic. “Mr Passive Progressive”. If you haven’t heard this then give it a SERIOUS listen! Imagine Yes, ELP and The Bonzo Dog Doo Daa Band jamming together! If you like your Progressive Rock serious and intense – avoid this album! The rest of you, ignore him and buy it! More
Snapper Music announce new deal with Porcupine Tree to represent their Transmission label worldwide.
Snapper Music have held a close relationship with Porcupine Tree since the release of the 1999 album ‘Stupid Dream’ on their Kscope imprint. The label acquired the band’s early work on the Delerium label in 2006 and later the Warner ‘Lava’ years material in 2017. More
Prog Music Artist Tim Morse To Release New Compilation “The Archaeology Project”
The Archaeology Project” is a compilation of prog music artist Tim Morse’s music from 2005-2020. There’s no real concept for this release, given that it is a compilation album, however the title and the artwork ties the music of different eras together. More
Godsticks premiere New track and Lyric Video for “Breathe”
Having released their latest and most accomplished album to date Inescapable, to media and fan acclaim in February, Godsticks proudly present their new single and video “Breathe”. More
FROST* launch trailer and presale for limited artbook anthology ’13 Winters’
13 Winters, a comprehensive sonic journey through the dynamic, daring and exciting past releases of UK’s FROST* will be released through InsideOutMusic on November 20, 2020. Spanning eight discs, the group’s mastermind Jem Godfrey is looking forward to share this anthology artbook. More
2 October 2020 – I’m back!
Yes, I know I’ve been back before, then went away again but hopefully this time I’m back for good!
Hope you are all bearing up in these ‘difficult times’, yes it is tough but if we all pull together then we will get through it (fingers, legs, arms and eyes crossed)! More
DEVIN TOWNSEND – launches live video for ‘War’ from ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’
Today sees the launch of the second clip from the release, and you can watch Devin and the Empath Volume 1 live band performing the track ‘War’ here: More
New Neal Morse solo album Sola Gratia
Neal Morse has announced the release of Sola Gratia, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on 11 September 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Eric Gillette, Bill Hubauer and Gideon Klein. More
Pain of Salvation announce details for new studio album Panther!
Sweden’s Pain of Salvation return with a new studio album entitled Panther, due out 28 August 2020 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. More
The Tangent launch Life On Hold; first single from new album Auto Reconnaissance
The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, recently announced the release of their 11th studio album Auto Reconnaissance on 21 August 2020. You can now listen to the first track, titled Life On Hold, More
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly announce new album ‘Alone Together’
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Rikard Sjöblom is pleased to announce his new album under the Gungfly moniker, Alone Together. Set for release on 4 September 2020, it follows an extremely productive past few years, whether it be working with English progressive rockers Big Big Train, or taking the lead with Gungfly. More
The Tangent announce new album ‘Auto Reconnaissance’
The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, are pleased to announce the release of their 11th studio album Auto Reconnaissance on the 21 August 2020. More
Blog entry: A-Z from my collection. Day D
Dam Kat – Alawn
This is the most recently released album included so far and in my opinion one of the most underrated albums of 2018. More
Pure Reason Revolution – new album ‘Eupnea’ out now
Pure Reason Revolution’s first new studio album in nearly 10 years, Eupnea, is out now.
Haken announce new album Virus
Haken have revealed that their new studio album Virus, the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed album Vector, will be released on 5 June 2020.
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock – 3rd Edition
Stuck at home? Nothing to do? Wife and kids driving you up the wall? You could do no better than immerse yourself in The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock – 3rd Edition. Its’ 572 pages of more than 500 album reviews and band histories will while away a few hours!
Blog entry – A-Z from my collection. Day C
Camel – Mirage
Mirage, their 1974 release following the previous years’ eponymous debut is not by general consensus Camel’s best album, it’s not even what I consider as their best…. More
Blog entry: A-Z from my collection. Day B
The Edgar Broughton Band – OORA
At the tender age of 15 I was aware of The Edgar Broughton Band. I’d seen the older kids at Grammar school walking around with copies of Wasa Wasa and Sing Brother Sing tucked under their arm… More
Blog entry – A-Z from my collection. Day A
For the next 26 days I will be posting my musings on an album from my collection. This doesn’t say that these are my favourite albums, just that I find them interesting or intriguing! More
Pattern-Seeking Animals announce release date for new studio album
Less than a year after releasing their internationally acclaimed debut album, Pattern-Seeking Animals has revealed May 15, 2020 as the release date for its newest opus, Prehensile Tales. More
Pure Reason Revolution launch Silent Genesis, the first track taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Eupnea’
Pure Reason Revolution recently announced the release of Eupnea, their first new studio album in nearly 10 years, for the 3rd of April 2020. Today they are excited to reveal the first piece of new music taken from the record, in the form of the epic 10-minute Silent Genesis. More and to see video for Silent Genesis
Karibow announce 2020 dates and new album
German Neo-Prog band KariBow will be touring the UK again in 2020, this time further north and for the first time ever in Scotland! More
Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh releases new extended edition of solo album – Monochrome
Two newly recorded acoustic versions of album songs and two brand new songs Found and Scandinavia on this special extended edition of the album – Monochrome / Colour More.
Album review: Mariana Semkina – Sleepwalking
“I wanted to use Sleepwalking as a way to translate emotions in the most sincere and unrefined way. No sugarcoating, no filters, just creative, honest thought caught in the moment. Turning those dark times and feelings into pure creative energy, something beautiful, something that has purpose.”
Personally, I think she’s nailed it! More
Neal Morse Band – The Great Adventour – Live in Brno 2019
The Neal Morse Band released The Similitude Of A Dream, in 2016, and the companion piece The Great Adventure in 2019.
A worldwide tour followed and on Friday, March 6, 2020 the film The Great Adventour – Live in Brno 2019 (2BluRay+2CD) will be released. More
Son Of Man: New album – State Of Dystopia set for March release
State of Dystopia the new album by Son of Man is set for release on March 27, 2020. The album is the long awaited follow up to the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut album issued in 2016. More
Mangala Vallis to release 4th album ‘Voices’
Voices, the fourth album by Italian Prog band Mangala Vallis will be released by Maracash Records on February 8, 2020. An album that, once again, moves out of the path marked by the previous one, ……. More
Zio debut album out now
Flower Torania is the debut album by Zio, the band put together by Karnataka drummer Jimmy Pallagrosi and is released on 25 January 2020. More.
New Album by Peter Banks and David Cross featuring members of King Crimson and Yes.
David Cross, a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks, the original guitarist in Yes came together on the afternoon of 10 August 2010 for an afternoon of improvisation which resulted in the guitar and violin parts for this new studio album. More
Pure Reason Revolution announce their first studio album in nearly 10 years
Last year, Jon Courtney and Chloë Alper reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to eight years at Midsummer Prog Festival in the Netherlands, and performing their debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in full. Today they are excited to announce the release of ‘Eupnea’, their first new studio album in nearly 10 years, for the 3rd of April 2020. More
Progwinds Top 10 of 2019
It’s been another good year for new Prog releases; not a great year, but a good year! That said, there have been a few great releases from what I like to term as ‘not the usual suspects’ …….. More
District 97 announce live dates to promote ‘Screens’
District 97 has garnered a worldwide fanbase. Their forthcoming album “Screens” and its accompanying live show, which includes some UK dates, promises to be their most ambitious effort to date. More