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Monday, December 31, 2018

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2018
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Dan Owen: Vocals (2)
Keith Macksoud: Bass Guitar

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

Orphaned Land "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs"


Country: Israel
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label Century Media
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
  1. The Cave
  2. We Do Not Resist
  3. In Propaganda
  4. All Knowing Eye
  5. Yedidi
  6. Chains Fall To Gravity
  7. Like Orpheus
  8. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
  9. Left Behind
  10. My Brother's Keeper
  11. Take My Hand
  12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
  13. The Manifest - Epilogue
Line-up
Kobi Farhi - vocals
Idan Amsalem - guitars
Chen Balbus - guitars
Uri Zelcha - bass
Matan Shmuely - drums
   With
Steve Hackett - guitar
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) - vocals
Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) - vocals

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Kayak "Seventeen"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelInsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: January 12 ,2018 
Tracklist
CD 1
1. Somebody (3:04)
2. La Peregrina (11:42)
3. Falling (3:08)
4. Feathers And Tar (3:14)
5. Walk Through Fire (10:23)
6. Ripples On The Water (3:40)
7. All That I Want (3:47)
8. X Marks The Spot (1:58)
9. God On Our Side (3:30)
10. Love, Sail Away (3:12)
11. Cracks (8:50)
12. To An End (3:32)

Total Time 60:00

CD 2: Demo's 2016
1. Cracks (10:16)
2. La Peregrina (12:21)
3. Falling (3:00)
4. Walk Through Fire (10:41)

Total Time 36:18

Line-up
Ton Scherpenzeel: keyboards
Bart Schwertmann: vocals
Marcel Singor: guitar
Kristoffer Gildenlöw: bass
Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse): drums
   With:
Andy Latimer (Camel): guitar

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Mistheria "Gemini"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Neo-Classical/Symphonic/Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 15, 2017
Tracklist
01 - Hands Of Fire
02 - Angels In The Shadow
03 - Fight Of The Bumblebee
04 - Moonlight Sonata
05 - Air "The Day After"
06 - Devil's Step
07 - Prayer To God
08 - Prog Fantasy
09 - Falling Stars
10 - My Dear Chopin
11 - Asturias
12 - Adagio in G minor
13 - Metal Piano Sonata op.13

Line-up
Mistheria - keyboards
Roger Staffelbach - guitar
Leonardo Porcheddu - guitar
Ivan Mihaljevic - guitar
Steve Di Giorgio - bass
Dino Fiorenza - bass
John Macaluso - drums
   With
Christopher Caffery - guitar
Roy Z - guitar

Description/Reviews
"GEMINI" is an instrumental metal album which collects 13 songs composed and/or arranged by MISTHERIA in the metal, neo-classical, prog-metal genres.

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Day Six "Solitary League"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Lion Music (LMC398)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 14, 2017
Tracklist
1. Hypervigilant  
2. Flight to Mars  
3. Myriad Scars  
4. Math's Patterns  
5. The Cloud  
6. Grace in Words
7. 3:09  
8. Deadlock  
9. Modern Solitude

Line-up
Eric Smits (Casual Silence) – Bass, Backing Vocals
Daan Liebregts – Drums
Rutger Vlek – Keyboards
Robbie van Stiphout – Guitars, Vocals

Description/Reviews
Day Six’ music could best be described as progressive rock/metal, although it includes symphonic elements, as well as pop, electro, jazz and funk influences. 
Media/Samples 
Sampler

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Cleric "Retrocasual"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Experimental/Avant Garde/Extreme Progressive Metal
LabelWeb of Mimicry
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. The treme
2. Ifrit
3. Lowell
4. Lunger
5. Soroboruo
6. Resumption
7. The Spiraling Abyss
8. Triskaidekaphobe
9. Grey Lodge

Line-up
Matt Hollenberg - guitars
Daniel Ephraim Kennedy - bass, guitar (7)
Larry Kwartowitz - drums, percussion, war drums
Nick Shellenberger - voice, keyboards, guitar 2 (6), bass 1 (7), bass 2 (8), war drums (8), samples
   With:
Timba Harris - violins (1)
Mick Barr - guitar (5)
John Zorn - alto saxophone (9)

Description/Reviews
Now with well-earned respect from both the extreme metal underground and Zorn-associated avant garde jazz scene, Cleric more than makes good on their promise. Listen to them rewrite the book on what the combination of the terms "metal" and "avant garde" can (and should) mean. With "Retrocausal" this tireless Philadeliphia-based unit has burst forth with a true masterpiece in the field of extreme experimental music.
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Bandcamp

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Diablo Swing Orchestra "Pacifisticuffs"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Spinefarm/Universal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 8, 2017
Tracklist
1. Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love) (2:26)
2. The Age Of Vulture Culture (5:00)
3. Superhero Jagganath (5:41)
4. Vision Of The Purblind (1:01)
5. Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker (4:50)
6. Jigsaw Hustle (4:52)
7. Pulse Of The Incipient (0:34)
8. Ode To The Innocent (3:49)
9. Interruption (5:21)
10. Cul-De-Sac Semantics (1:09)
11. Karma Bonfire (4:14)
12. Climbing The Eyewall (4:40)
13. Porch Of Perception (0:44)

Total Time 44:21

Line-up
Kristin Evegård - lead vocals, piano
Daniel Håkansson - lead vocals, guitar
Pontus Mantefors - guitar, synthesizer, FX, vocals
Anders Johansson  - bass
Johannes Bergion - cello, backing vocals
Martin Isaksson - trumpet, backing vocals
Daniel Hedin - trombone, backing vocals
Johan Norbäck - drums

Media/Samples 
Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
Jigsaw Hustle (single version)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Rome Pro(G)ject "Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Symphonic
FormatCD
Release date: December 7, 2017
Tracklist
I Incipit
II Exegi Monvmentvm
III Once Were Romans
IV Of Myths and Gods
V 476 a.C. (Song for Wetton)
VI Aere Perennivs I
VII Aere Perennivs II (Song for Emerson)
VIII Aere Perennivs III (Non Omnis Moriar)
IX Aere Perennivs IV

Line-up
Steve Hackett (Genesis)
David Jackson (VDGG, Peter Hammill)
David Cross (KC)
John Hackett
Nick Magnus
Vincenzo Ricca
Franck Carducci
Daniele Pomo
Roberto Vitelli
Paolo Ricca

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Monday, December 4, 2017

The Black Noodle Project "Divided We Fall"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: December 4, 2017
Tracklist
1. Isolation
2. Memorial
3. Ashes to Ashes
4. Under a Black Sky
5. Absolom
6. Cosmic Dust
7. Left Behind

Line-up
Jérémie Grima - guitars, voice, programming
Sébastien Bourdeix - guitars
Tommy Rizzitelli - drums
Frédéric Motte - bass

Description/Reviews
This record is a powerful trip into a divided mind, a storm of melancholic melodies and raging riffs, an aerial journey where beauty collides with deep emotions.
Media/Samples 
Absolom

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Jono "Life"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)AOR, Hard Rock, Prog Related
Label: Frontiers (FRCD_835)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 1, 2017
Tracklist
1. Sailors (4:01)
2. Crown (5:45)
3. No Return (5:11)
4. On The Other Side (3:57)
5. Downside (7:26)
6. To Be Near You (6:56)
7. My Love (4:52)
8. The Magician (4:55)
9. Trust (7:35)
10. The March (5:06)

Total Time 55:44

Line-up
Johan Norrby - vocals
Stefan Helleblad - guitars
Nicka  Helleberg - drums
Johan Carlgren - piano, keyboards
Janne Henriksson - bass
Leo Olsson – guitars

Media/Samples 
No Return

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